Blackbird (Norma John song)

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Norma John - Blackbird.jpg
Single by Norma John
Released21 February 2017
FormatDigital download
LabelEMI Finland
  • Lasse Piirainen
  • Leena Tirronen
Finland "Blackbird"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
  • Lasse Piirainen
  • Leena Tirronen
  • Lasse Piirainen
  • Leena Tirronen
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Sing It Away" (2016)   
"Monsters" (2018) ►

"Blackbird" is a song written and performed by Finnish duo Norma John. It represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, finishing 12th in the first semi-final.[1][2]

The song was released as a digital download on 21 February 2017, through EMI Finland.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Norma John was announced to be competing in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017, Finland's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, on 23 November 2016.[3] They competed in the Finnish final held on 28 January 2017, where they won both the jury vote and public vote, being declared the winners. They represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[1] Finland competed in the first half of the first semi-final but did not make it through to the grand final.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
Finland Download (Latauslista)[7] 10
Finnish Airplay (Radiosoittolista)[7] 27

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 21 February 2017 Digital download EMI Finland


  1. ^ a b The NPBC (28 January 2017). "NORMA JOHN TO REPRESENT FINLAND AT EUROVISION 2017". Eurovoix.
  2. ^ Jordan, Paul (14 May 2017). "EXCLUSIVE: Here are the results of the Semi-Finals!". Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. ^ Luukela, Sami (23 November 2016). "FINLAND: YLE REVEALS THE TEN ACTS AND SONGS FOR UMK 2017". Wiwibloggs.
  4. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Blackbird - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Norma John: Blackbird" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.