Bye Bye Baby (CatCat song)
|"Bye Bye Baby"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1994 entry|
Virpi Kätkä, Katja Kätkä
|◄ "Tule luo" (1993)|
|"Niin kaunis on taivas" (1996) ►|
"Bye Bye Baby" was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, performed in Finnish (despite the English of the title) by CatCat, a duo formed by two sisters, a blonde and a brunette, named Virpi and Katja Kätkä, whose family name is phonetically similar to "cat cat" in English (especially in plural: Kätkät). The song is sung from the perspective of a woman ending a relationship because of her lover's infidelity. She claims that "I won't cry when this ends" and seems generally positive about her future prospects. The Eurovision version of the song is almost entirely in Finnish, according to the Contest rules in force at that time, but the first line of the chorus (quoted in the song's title) is in English.
CatCat performed wearing long coats over quite revealing costumes resembling vintage underwear. The costumes were identical apart from the colour- the blonde sister, Katja, appeared in green, and Virpi, the brunette, in pink. Each of them carried a microphone with a tip was coloured to match their costume. They were accompanied by two black dancers dressed in the early 1990s "rapper" style- they wore identical waistcoats, one in pink and one in green, and performed a dance routine inspired by breakdance, but also containing a lot of waving "goodbye" in the sections when CatCat sang the chorus.
The song was performed second on the night, following Sweden's Marie Bergman & Roger Pontare with "Stjärnorna" and preceding Ireland's Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan with "Rock 'n' Roll Kids". At the close of voting, it had received 11 points (10 points from Greece and 1 from Bosnia & Herzegovina), placing 22nd in a field of 25.
This meant that Finland were obliged to sit out the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest. It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 1996 Contest (the poor result having disqualified Finland from the 1995 Contest) by Jasmine with "Niin kaunis on taivas".
- "1994 Finland". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 2006-09-01.