Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983

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Eurovision Song Contest 1983
Country  Finland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 28 January 1983
Selected entrant Ami Aspelund
Selected song "Fantasiaa"
Finals performance
Final result 11th=, 41 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Finland was represented by Ami Aspelund, with the song '"Fantasiaa", at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 23 April in Munich. "Fantasiaa" was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster YLE and held on 28 January.

Final[edit]

The final was held at the YLE studios in Helsinki, hosted by Maria Valkama. Ten songs took part, with the winner chosen by postcard voting.[1]

Finnish National Final - 28 January 1983
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Kirka "Täytyy uskaltaa" 22237 2
2 Ami Aspelund & Opus 5 "Hymni Äiti Teresalle" 2306 10
3 Tapani Kansa "Kadonneen rakkauden unelma" 19247 3
4 Kirka "Kaksi vaan" 3057 8
5 Ami Aspelund "Fantasiaa" 44131 1
6 Opus 5 "Muista mua musiikilla" 3474 6
7 Tapani Kansa "Kun kyynelilläni nuottini kastelen" 12205 4
8 Meiju Suvas "Laulujen laulu" 3101 7
9 Kirka "Tuhanteen aamuun laulun teen" 8703 5
10 Meiju Suvas "Rakastunut nainen" 2401 9

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Aspelund performed 9th in the running order, following Switzerland and preceding Greece. At the close of voting "Fantasiaa" had picked up 41 points (the highest an 8 from Greece), placing Finland joint 11th of the 20 entries, the country's highest finish since 1977. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Yugoslavia.[2]

Points Awarded by Finland[edit]

Final[edit]

12 points  Yugoslavia
10 points  Sweden
8 points  Luxembourg
7 points  Israel
6 points  France
5 points  Greece
4 points  Germany
3 points  Netherlands
2 points  Portugal
1 point  Italy

Points Awarded to Finland[edit]

Points Awarded to Finland (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point


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