Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984

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Eurovision Song Contest 1984
Country  Finland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 18 February 1984
Selected entrant Kirka
Selected song "Hengaillaan"
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 46 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Finland was represented by Kirka, with the song '"Hengaillaan", at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 May in Luxembourg City. "Hengaillaan" was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster Yle and held on 18 February, when Kirka won the Finnish Eurovision ticket at his eighth attempt.

Final[edit]

The final was held at the Yle studios in Helsinki, hosted by Maria Valkama. Eleven songs took part, having been chosen by an "expert" jury from 21 songs which had been broadcast on radio only on 22 and 23 January. The winning song was chosen by postcard voting. Other participants included future Finnish representatives Sonja Lumme (1985) and Anneli Saaristo (1989).[1]

Finnish National Final - 18 February 1984
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Sonja Lumme "Sut vain" 5136 5
2 Kirka "Laulu maailmalle" 3640 7
3 Tomas Ek "Machoman" 1976 9
4 Leena Nilsson "Sun silmät on satava salaisuus" 1556 10
5 Kirka "Oo-Marie" 5291 4
6 Anneli Saaristo "Sä liian paljon vaadit" 10961 3
7 Sonja Lumme "Muistojen taulut" 3970 6
8 Leena Nilsson & Tomas Ek "Kevään saan" 2823 8
9 Kirka "Hengaillaan" 22040 1
10 Paula Koivuniemi "Tuultako tavoitan" 11793 2
11 Sonja Lumme "Laulajan tie" 863 11

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Kirka performed 16th in the running order, following Turkey and preceding Switzerland. At the close of voting "Hengaillaan" had received 46 points, placing Finland 9th of the 19 entries, the country's highest finish since 1975. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Italy.[2]

Points Awarded by Finland[edit]

Final[edit]

12 points  Italy
10 points  Belgium
8 points  Sweden
7 points  Ireland
6 points  Norway
5 points  Denmark
4 points  United Kingdom
3 points  Turkey
2 points  Yugoslavia
1 point   Switzerland

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

See also[edit]

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