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Viisukevät 2020 Hosts - Mikko Silvennoinen and Krista Siegfrids
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The top 10 for Finland's alternative Eurovision 2020 revealed

Finland has spoken and chose their top 10 entries from the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Although the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been cancelled due to the current situation, Finland, amongst other nations are keeping the spirit of the contest going for the fans and viewers.

The Finnish broadcaster, YLE, had announced their Eurovision Song Contest alternative plans by broadcasting previous Eurovision editions and also by giving the chance for the viewers to crown their 2020 winner. Tonight, YLE, aired their first alternative Eurovision show, Viisukevät 2020, and gave an opportunity to the Finnish public to choose their top 10 favourite songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 which was due to be held in Rotterdam.

All votes were held online and announced during the first show. Tomorrow 15 May, the public will be asked for their all-time favourite Eurovision entries whilst some of them being played.

Viisukevät 2020 - Top 10

  1. Daði og Gagnamagnið – Think About Things (Iceland)
  2. The Roop – On Fire (Lithuania)
  3. Little Big – Uno (Russia)
  4. Gjon's Tears – Répondez-moi (Switzerland)
  5. Victoria – Tears Getting Sober (Bulgaria)
  6. The Mamas – Move (Sweden)
  7. Diodato – Fai Rumore (Italy)
  8. Ben Dolic – Violent Thing (Germany)
  9. Ulrikke – Attention (Norway)
  10. Go_A – Solovey (Ukraine)

During the show the hosts revealed their favourite Finnish representative for each decade:

The Finnish representative Aksel Kankaanranta was due to present his entry "Looking Back" in Rotterdam this year.

Aksel - "Looking Back"

Viisukevät 2020 - The Show

Hosted by Krista Siegfrieds (Finland 2013) and Mikko Silvennoinen, Viisukevät 2020 will be bringing Eurovision spirit to live.

The two special nights will include guests such as Aksel Kankaanranta (Finland 2020), Erika Vikman (UMK 2020 runner-up) and Mr. Lordi (Finland 2006).

On the 16 May, Euroviisustudio 2020 will be broadcast and remember Eurovision 2007 held in Helsinki, Finland, with special guests such as Hanna Pakarinen (Finland 2007).

YLE will also broadcast a few past editions of Eurovision:

  • 14 May: Eurovision Song Contest 2014 - Grand Final
  • 15 May: Eurovision Song Contest 2006 - Grand Final
  • 16 May: Eurovision Song Contest 2007 - Grand Final

Finland in Eurovision Song Contest

Finland 2013: Krista Siegfrids - "Marry Me"

Finland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has participated ever since, except for six years, mostly because of previous years' bad position.

Finland 2013: Krista Siegfrids - "Marry Me"

The country has won the competition once, in 2006 with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah", performed by Lordi.

Since then Finland's best result is 11th place in 2014.

Since the introductions of semi-finals in 2004, Finland has qualified for the Grand Final half of the 16 times.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. His all time favorite entry is Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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