Missä miehet ratsastaa

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Finland "Missä miehet ratsastaa"
ESC 2008 - Finland - Teräsbetoni, 1st semifinal.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry
Country Finland
Artist(s) Teräsbetoni
Language Finnish
Composer(s) Jarkko Ahola
Lyricist(s) Jarkko Ahola
Finals performance
Semi-final result 8th
Semi-final points 79
Final result 22nd
Final points 35
Appearance chronology
◄ "Leave Me Alone" (2007)   
"Lose Control" (2009) ►

"Missä miehet ratsastaa" (Where the men ride) is a song by Teräsbetoni which was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. As with Lordi in 2006, Teräsbetoni was chosen as the Finnish entry for Eurovision 2008 by winning the Finnish national song contest, which is decided by popular vote. The song's music and lyrics were written by the band's vocalist Jarkko Ahola, and it is the first Finnish language entry to Eurovision since 1998. The song qualified to the Eurovision final. The song got through from the first semi-final and in the final they finished a disappointing 22nd of 25 entrants with 35 points, with only Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom scoring fewer points.

"Missä miehet ratsastaa" is also the first single release from the forthcoming album Myrskyntuoja. It has two versions of the song and a bonus track called "Kaukaiset tulet" which is not included in the album.

The song was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 2009 contest by Waldo's People with "Lose Control".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Missä miehet ratsastaa" (Eurovision version) (3:00) (Ahola)
  2. "Missä miehet ratsastaa" (Album version) (3:54) (Ahola)
  3. "Kaukaiset tulet" (3:33) (Rantanen)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Finnish Singles Chart[1] 2

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