Laura Voutilainen

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Laura Voutilainen
Laura Voutilainen Vihreillä Niityillä.jpg
Background information
Birth name Sanna Laura Heikkilä o.s Voutilainen
Born (1975-05-17) May 17, 1975 (age 39)
Jyväskylä
Genres Schlager music, pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 1993–present
Labels Warner Music Finland
Website www.lauravoutilainen.fi

Sanna Laura Voutilainen (born May 17, 1975 in Jyväskylä) is a Finnish pop singer.

Career[edit]

Voutilainen's debut single was called "Muuttanut oon maailman" but her breakthrough came with the 1993 single "Kerran" which reached the Top Ten of the Finnish charts in January 1994. Also in 1994 the singer's debut album Laura Voutilainen was released selling in excess of 120,000 units; Voutilainen was consequently honored as Finland's top female vocalist with the Emma Award for 1994, an honor she again earned for the year 1996. Voutilainen has released a total of six albums and since 1999 she has hosted a TV show of her own.

Voutilainen participated in the Finnish national preliminary round for Eurovision 2002 with the song "Addicted to You". With 46 points awarded by the jury and 36% of the public vote "Addicted to You" easily won the right to represent Finland at Eurovision 2002: despite heavy promotion - reportedly the most ever afforded a Finnish Eurovision entrant[1] - and high expectations for its Eurovision placing, "Addicted to You" finished Eurovision 2002 in twentieth place out of a field of twenty-four and failed to reach the Finnish Top Ten, stalling at #11.

In 2007 Voutilainen made a bid to again represent Finland at Eurovision participating in Euroviisut 2007 the Finnish national preliminary for Eurovision 2007. Voutilainen was one of twelve contenders at Euroviisut 2007 each of whom sang two songs in the semi-finals with one of each contender's songs being advanced to the final: of Voutilainen's two semi-final numbers: "Kosketa Mua" and "Take a Chance", the last-named advanced to the Euroviisut 2007 final where it placed fourth.

Discography[edit]

Laura Voutilainen (2008)

Albums[edit]

[1]

EPs[edit]

  • Lauran joulu (2005)

Singles[edit]

  • "Addicted to You" (2002)

Dubbing[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Hercules Megara Finnish voice-dub
2005 Madagascar Gloria Finnish voice-dub
2007 Bee Movie Vanessa Bloome Finnish voice-dub
2008 Madagascar 2 Gloria Finnish voice-dub
2010 The Princess and the Frog Tiana (singing voice) Finnish voice-dub
2010 Merry Madagascar Gloria Finnish voice-dub
2012 Alice's Birthday Captain Finnish voice-dub
2012 Madagascar 3 Gloria Finnish voice-dub
2014 Ra.One Sonia Finnish voice-dub

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Preceded by
Nina Åström
with A Little Bit
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2002
Succeeded by
Jari Sillanpää
with Takes 2 To Tango