On 6 June 2010, Yle called for songs to participate in Euroviisut 2011. Submissions could be sent to Yle until 31 August 2010. It was announced that the European Capital of Culture 2011 Turku will host the Finnish final, to be held at the Holiday Club Caribia on 12 February. On 10 September, Yle announced that they received 277 entries. Twelve of them will participate in the Semi-finals. Three songs from an online vote will also participate in the Semi-finals. Fifteen songs will be placed online. The online voting will start on 1 October. The public can vote for their favorite song via SMS.
Like last year, the winner of the Finnish tango contest Tangomarkkinat, Marko Maunuksela, will be offered an invitation to take part in the Finnish selection for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
There will be three weekly Semi-finals with five songs each. In every Semi-final three songs will proceed to the final. Yle will pick a wild card amongst those who were eliminated in the Semi-finals to complete the final lineup of ten songs. In the final, three songs proceed to the Super-Final, where the Finnish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 will be chosen.
Each semi-final will contain five acts - four invited artists, and one online qualifier. Each semi-final, held on consecutive Fridays in January 2011, will be held in Turku. Three songs from each semi-final will qualify via a public vote to the final on 12 February 2011.
Finland competed tenth on the first semi-final of the contest, on 10 May, and qualified for the final, placing third with 103 points. In the final, on 14 May, Finland competed first and placed twenty-first with 57 points. The Finnish jury was the second one to have released their points for the grand final, you can see how they were given below: