Yamma, yamma

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Finland "Yamma, yamma"
Eurovision Song Contest 1992 entry
Country Finland
Artist(s) Pekka Juhani Maijanen
As Pave Maijanen
Language Finnish
Composer(s) Pave Maijanen
Lyricist(s) Heikki Harma
Conductor Olli Ahvenlahti
Finals performance
Final result 23rd
Final points 4
Appearance chronology
◄ "Hullu yö" (1991)   
"Tule luo" (1993) ►

"Yamma, yamma" was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, performed in Finnish by Pave Maijanen.

The song was performed twelfth on the night, following Iceland's Heart 2 Heart with "Nei eða já" and preceding Switzerland's Daisy Auvray with "Mister Music Man". At the close of voting, it had received 4 points, placing 23rd (last) in a field of 23.

The song is in praise of listening to "valve radio", with Maijanen likening it to a stadium with "a hundred musicians inside it". The unusual subject matter and title have contributed to the song becoming something of a favourite among Contest fans. Maijanen also recorded the song in English under the same title; "Yamma-yamma".

It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 1993 Contest by Katri Helena with "Tule luo".

During the ESC 2010 semi-final voting session "Yamma Yamma" was included in a medley presenting some "funniest bottoms".

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