Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country  Finland
National selection
Selection process Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2013
Selection date(s) Introduction shows:
27 December 2012
3 January 2013
10 January 2013
Elimination shows:
17 January 2013
24 January 2013
31 January 2013
Final:
9 February 2013
Selected entrant Krista Siegfrids
Selected song "Marry Me"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (9th, 64 points)
Final result 24th, 13 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Finland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Finnish entry was selected through the national selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), which consisted of a three introduction shows, three elimination shows and a final, organised by the Finnish broadcaster Yleisradio (Yle). Krista Siegfrids represented Finland with the song "Marry Me", which qualified from the second semi-final of the competition and placed 24th in the final, scoring 13 points.[1][2]

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2013[edit]

On 4 June 2012, Yle announced that Finland would be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 by announcing the rules for their selection process.[3] Like the previous year, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) was used to select the country's entry. Artists were able to submit their songs to Yle from between 3–16 September 2012. One artist could only submit one song, while songwriters were allowed to send in more than one.[3] At least one of the main artists and one of the song writing team must have Finnish residency and performers must also be at least 16 years old by May 2013. On the 26 September 2012, Yle announced that they had received over 470 demos.[4]

Format[edit]

In a three-episode documentary series spanning three weeks from the 27 December 2012 to 10 January 2013, the 12 finalists introduced themselves to the Finnish public. After that, three live gigs from the club "Circus" in Helsinki took place each week from the 17–31 January, after which four artists were eliminated. The final with the remaining eight artists took place in the Barona Areena in Espoo on 9 February 2013.[5] The hosts were Anne Lainto and Ile Uusivuori, both YleX DJs.[6]

Judges[edit]

The judges were announced on 19 November 2012 by Yle.[7] They assisted the 12 artists to find the best suitable performance for their song and were responsible for casting their votes during each live show. The panel was composed of:

  • Tomi Saarinen, head of Yle youth radio channel YleX
  • Aija Puurtinen, singer and music professor
  • Toni Wirtanen, heavy metal singer and leader of the band Apulanta
  • Redrama, rapper

Heat 1[edit]

The first live show took place on 17 January 2013 where the first half of the twelve competing songs presented their entries during a live performance at club "Circus".[8] Diandra and Mikael Saari qualified directly to the final, while Iina Salin, Last Panda and Rautakoura qualified to the semifinal.[9] Ilari Hämäläinen was eliminated from the competition.[9]

Heat 1 – 17 January 2013
Draw Artist Song Music & Lyrics (m & l) Result
1 Iina Salin "Last Night" Iina Salin (m & l), Tommi Gröhn (m) Semi-Final
2 Last Panda "Saturday Night Forever" Henry Tikkanen (m & l), Aapo Immonen (m & l) Semi-Final
3 Mikael Saari "We Should Be Through" Mikael Saari (m & l) Final
4 Ilari Hämäläinen "Sytytä mut vaan" Ilari Hämäläinen (m & l) Out
5 Rautakoura "Ilmalaivalla" Lauri Häme (m & l) Semi-Final
6 Diandra "Colliding Into You" Patrick Sarin (m), Leri Leskinen (m), Sharon Vaughn (l) Final

Juries[edit]

Song Toni Wirtanen Aija Puurtinen Tomi Saarinen Redrama Total
Last Night 6 8 8 7 29
Saturday Night Forever 8 6 7 6 27
We Should Be Through 10 10 9 9 38
Sytytä mut vaan 5 6 6 4 21
Ilmalaivalla 7 6 7 6 26
Colliding Into You 8 8 8 8 32

Heat 2[edit]

The second live show took place on 24 January 2013 where the second half of the twelve competing songs presented their entries during a live performance at club "Circus".[10] Arion and Krista Siegfrids qualified directly to the final, while Lucy Was Driving, Great Wide North and Elina Orkoneva qualified to the semifinal.[11] Atletico Kumpula was eliminated from the competition.[11]

Heat 2 – 24 January 2013
Draw Artist Song Music & Lyrics (m & l) Result
1 Atlético Kumpula "Paperilyhty" Kyösti Salokorpi (m & l) Out
2 Krista Siegfrids "Marry Me" Krista Siegfrieds (m & l), Erik Nyholm (m & l), Kristofer
Karlsson (m & l), Jessika Lundström (m & l)
Final
3 Lucy Was Driving "Dancing All Around The Universe" Lucy Was Driving (m), Otso Koskelo (l) Semi-Final
4 Arion "Lost" Iivo Kaipainen (m & l) Final
5 Elina Orkoneva "He's Not My Man" Elina Orkoneva (m & l) Semi-Final
6 Great Wide North "Flags" Kaj Kiviniemi (m & l), Mika Kiviniemi (m) Semi-Final

Juries[edit]

Song Toni Wirtanen Aija Puurtinen Tomi Saarinen Redrama Total
Paperilyhty 7 6 8 7 28
Marry Me 8 8 9 9 34
Dancing All Around The Universe 6 7 7 6 26
Lost 9 9 9 8 35
He's Not My Man 6 7 7 6 26
Flags 9 9 9 9 36

Semi-final[edit]

The semi-final took place on 31 January 2013 at club "Circus" where the six songs from the previous two heats that did not directly qualify to the final would have a second chance to advance.[12] Last Panda, Lucy Was Driving, Great Wide North and Elina Orkoneva qualified to the final.[13] Iina Salin and Rautakoura were eliminated from the competition.[13]

Semi-final – 31 January 2013
Draw Artist Song Music & Lyrics (m & l) Result
1 Last Panda "Saturday Night Forever" Henry Tikkanen (m & l), Aapo Immonen (m & l) Final
2 Elina Orkoneva "He's Not My Man" Elina Orkoneva (m & l) Final
3 Rautakoura "Ilmalaivalla" Lauri Häme (m & l) Out
4 Great Wide North "Flags" Kaj Kiviniemi (m & l), Mika Kiviniemi (m) Final
5 Iina Salin "Last Night" Iina Salin (m & l), Tommi Gröhn (m) Out
6 Lucy Was Driving "Dancing All Around The Universe" Lucy Was Driving (m), Otso Koskelo (l) Final

Juries[edit]

Song Toni Wirtanen Aija Puurtinen Tomi Saarinen Redrama Total
Saturday Night Forever 6 6 6 6 24
He's Not My Man 6 8 9 9 32
Ilmalaivalla 6 6 6 6 24
Flags 10 10 10 10 40
Last Night 5 7 6 6 24
Dancing All Around The Universe 5 6 5 6 22

Final[edit]

The final took place on 9 February 2013 at the Barona Areena in Espoo where the eight finalist songs were performed and the jury and viewers selected a winner.[14] The show featured interval performances by Teflon Brothers and Stig, last year's Eurovision Song Contest entrant Pernilla Karlsson, 2007 Eurovision entrant Hanna Pakarinen, Emma Salokoski and Suvi Teräsniska.[14] After combining the jury (50%) and televote (50%), Krista Siegfrids and the song "Marry Me" emerged as the winner.[1]

Final – 9 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Music & Lyrics (m & l) Jury (50%)[15] Televote (50%)[15] Total[15] Place
1 Arion "Lost" Iivo Kaipainen (m & l) 13.5% 7.0% 10.2% 5
2 Elina Orkoneva "He's Not My Man" Elina Orkoneva (m & l) 11.5% 5.2% 8.4% 6
3 Lucy Was Driving "Dancing All Around The Universe" Lucy Was Driving (m), Otso Koskelo (l) 9.6% 1.6% 5.6% 7
4 Krista Siegfrids "Marry Me" Krista Siegfrieds (m & l), Erik Nyholm (m & l),
Kristofer Karlsson (m & l), Jessika Lundström (m & l)
14.6% 38.6% 26.6% 1
5 Last Panda "Saturday Night Forever" Henry Tikkanen (m & l), Aapo Immonen (m & l) 9.2% 1.4% 5.3% 8
6 Mikael Saari "We Should Be Through" Mikael Saari (m & l) 14.6% 18.4% 16.5% 2
7 Great Wide North "Flags" Kaj Kiviniemi (m & l), Mika Kiviniemi (m) 14.6% 12.0% 13.3% 4
8 Diandra "Colliding Into You" Patrick Sarin (m), Leri Leskinen (m), Sharon Vaughn (l) 12.3% 15.8% 14.1% 3

Juries[edit]

Song Toni Wirtanen Aija Puurtinen Tomi Saarinen Redrama Total
Lost 9 9 9 8 35
He's Not My Man 7 8 7 8 30
Dancing All Around The Universe 6 7 6 6 25
Marry Me 9 9 10 10 38
Saturday Night Forever 6 6 6 6 24
We Should Be Through 10 10 9 9 38
Flags 10 10 9 9 38
Colliding Into You 8 8 8 8 32

At Eurovision[edit]

Krista Siegfrids at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Finland was allocated to compete in the second semi-final on 16 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[16] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Finland would perform 5th, following Azerbaijan and preceding Malta.[17]

Finland qualified from the second semi-final, placing 9th and scoring 64 points.[18][19] At the second semi-final winners' press conference, Finland was allocated to perform in the first half of the final.[20] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Finland would perform 4th, following Moldova and preceding Spain.[21] Finland placed 24th in the final, scoring 13 points.[2]

In Finland, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on Yle TV2 and Yle HD, with dual language commentary provided by Aino Töllinen and Juuso Mäkilähde in Finnish, and Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos in Swedish.[22][23] In addition, all shows were also broadcast via radio on Yle Radio Suomi, with commentary by Sanna Kojo and Jorma Hietamäki, and on Yle Radio Vega, with commentary by Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos.[24]

The national jury that provided 50% of the Finnish vote in the second semi-final and the final consisted of: Patric Sarin, Sana Mustonen, Susanna Laine, Mikael Saari and Kyösti Salokorpi.[25] The Finnish spokesperson in the grand final was Kristiina Wheeler.[26]

Points awarded to Finland[edit]

Points Awarded to Finland (Semi-Final 2)[19]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Finland (Final)[2]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Finland[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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