Laila Kinnunen

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Laila Kinnunen and Alpo Pohja

Laura "Laila" Annikki Kinnunen (November 8, 1939, Vantaa – October 26, 2000, Heinävesi) was a Finnish singer. She was one of the most popular Finnish singers of the 1950s and 60s, and represented Finland at the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, the first time Finland participated in the contest.

She spent her childhood in Sweden as a refugee from the Second World War, returning to Finland at the age of ten. Her first album, published in 1957, was a success, and she continued to publish music until 1980.

Her daughter is Finnish singer Milana Misic.

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Preceded by
none
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1961
Succeeded by
Marion Rung
with Tipi-tii