Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987

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Eurovision Song Contest 1987
Country  Finland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 21 February 1987
Selected entrant Virve Rosti
Selected song "Sata salamaa"
Finals performance
Final result 15th, 32 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1986 1987 1988►

Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, held in Brussels, Belgium. The Finnish national final to select their entry was held on 21 February at the Yle's Studios in Helsinki. Hosting the final were two previous Finnish Eurovision entrants, Laila Halme and Lasse Mårtenson. For the first time in three years, a national postcard poll decided the winner.

The winning entry was "Sata salamaa," performed by Virve Rosti and composed by Petri Laaksonen and Veli-Pekka Lehto.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 Matti Esko Isäni maa My father's land 4513 6th
2 Leena Nilsson Ei yhtään laivaa Not a single ship 1074 9th
3 Kisu Kiitos ja anteeks Thanks (for nothing), and excuse me! 1001 10th
4 Virve Rosti Sata salamaa One hundred lightnings 16935 1st
5 Jorma Kääriäinen Tuuli soittaa The wind plays 2589 7th
6 Paula Koivuniemi Musiikki on niinku se on Music is like it is 8753 3rd
7 Johnny Lee Michaels Kesätuuli The summer wind 15369 2nd
8 Jussi Halme and Helena Miller Hei, me lennetään Hey, we fly 4925 5th
9 Leena Nilsson Family Eilinen uudelleen Yesterday again 1383 8th
10 Tauski & Co. Communication Communication 7294 4th

At Eurovision[edit]

Rosti performed eighteenth on the night of the contest, following Cyprus and preceding Denmark. While at Brussels, she was credited as "Vicky Rosti" and performed with the band "Boulevard," neither of which she did at the national final. At the close of the voting it had received 32 points, placing 15th in a record-setting field of 22 competing countries.

Points Awarded to Finland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded by Finland
12 points  Ireland
10 points  Germany
8 points  Denmark
7 points  Israel
6 points  Cyprus
5 points  Norway
4 points  Italy
3 points  Belgium
2 points  Netherlands
1 point  United Kingdom

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