Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986

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Eurovision Song Contest 1986
Country  Finland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 22 February 1986
Selected entrant Kari Kuivalainen
Selected song "Päivä kahden ihmisen"
Finals performance
Final result 15th, 22 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.

The Finnish national final to select their entry was held on 22 February at the YLE Studios in Helsinki, and was hosted by journalist Kari Lumikero. The votes of an "expert jury" decided the winner.

The winning entry was "Päivä kahden ihmisen," performed and composed by Kari Kuivalainen. The voting was rather tight and Kuivalainen won by only one point over the second-placing entrant.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 Kirka & Kim Aitoa taikaa True magic 74 3rd
2 Tulip Tanssin aurinkoon Sun dance 22 9th
3 Irina Milan and Eija Ahvo Applause Applause 53 5th
4 Kirka Uusiin taivaisiin New skies 88 2nd
5 Sonja Lumme Tappavat kyyneleet Killing tears 48 6th
6 Gruppo Jokke Kaamoksen maa Land of dark winter 37 7th
7 Kim Lönnholm Rautataivas Iron sky 64 4th
8 Kari Kuivalainen Päivä kahden ihmisen Day of two people 89 1st
9 Danny Ninja Ninja 31 8th
Jury votes
Song A B C D E F G H I J K Total
Aitoa taikaa 8 6 7 7 6 3 10 7 6 6 8 74
Tanssin aurinkoon 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 3 1 3 1 22
Applause 2 5 5 4 5 7 3 5 5 7 5 53
Uusiin taivaisiin 7 8 8 6 10 8 6 8 10 10 7 88
Tappavat kyyneleet 3 4 4 2 4 10 1 4 4 8 4 48
Kaamoksen maa 4 3 3 3 3 4 5 2 3 4 3 37
Rautataivas 6 7 6 8 7 5 4 6 7 2 6 64
Päivä kahden ihmisen 10 10 10 10 8 6 2 10 8 5 10 89
Ninja 5 2 2 5 2 2 7 1 2 1 2 31

A=Black Mike, B=Pontus Dammert, C=Markku Fagerlund, D=Pekka Helin, E=Raila Kinnunen, F=Kristina Klockars, G=Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen, H=Tero Liete, I=Kaisu Liuhala, J=Erkki Melakoski, K=Raija Sarmanto

At Eurovision[edit]

Kuivalainen performed nineteenth on the night of the contest, following Denmark and preceding Portugal. Before performing in Bergen, one line of the song was changed, and the title "Päivä kahden ihmisen" ("Day of two people") was changed to "Never the End." At the close of the voting it had received 22 points, placing 15th in a field of 20 competing countries.

Points Awarded by Finland[edit]

Final[edit]

12 points  Belgium
10 points  United Kingdom
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Switzerland
6 points  Austria
5 points  Sweden
4 points  Luxembourg
3 points  Netherlands
2 points  Germany
1 point  Spain

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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