Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus

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Finland "Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus"
Eurovision Song Contest 1978 entry
Country Finland
Artist(s) Seija Simola
Language Finnish
Composer(s) Reijo Karvonen
Lyricist(s) Reijo Karvonen, Seija Simola
Conductor Ossi Runne
Finals performance
Final result 18th
Final points 2
Appearance chronology
◄ "Lapponia" (1977)   
"Katson sineen taivaan" (1979) ►

"Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus" ("Give love a chance") was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, performed in Finnish by Seija Simola.

The song was performed fourth on the night, following Italy's Ricchi e Poveri with "Questo amore" and preceding Portugal's Gemini with "Dai li dou". At the close of voting, it had received two points, placing 18th in a field of twenty.

The song is sung to a boy growing up. Simola tells him that, while everything in the world seems new and exciting at the moment, it will soon seem not so. Thus, he must learn to "give love a chance" in order to remain positive. Simola also recorded the song in English under that title; "Give Love a Chance".

It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 1979 Contest by Katri Helena with "Katson sineen taivaan".

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