Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Finland. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Finnish entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.
Kriesta Siegfrids – Marry Me
In 2013, Finland selected Krista Siegfrids and her song “Marry Me”.
It was composed by Krista Siegfrids, Erik Nyholm, Kristofer Karlsson and Jessika Lundström. The entry placed 24th in the final with 13 points.
Krista Siegfrids was born 4 December 1985, Kaskinen, Finland, to Swedish speaking parents. In 2011, she participated in the first season of the Finnish edition of The Voice. In 2013, she took part in the Finnish national selection UMK and she won with the song “Marry Me”. At her Eurovision performance she kissed one of her backing vocalist – the first ever Lesbian kiss on the stage of the contest.
After her Eurovision participation she tried to represent Sweden at the contest. She entered Melodifestivalen two times, in 2016 and 2017. Since 2016 she is the presenter of the Finnish national final UMK – delivering amazing acts!
This year she took part on the first season of the Finnish version of The Masked Singer. A few days ago, Krista give birth to her first child!
Finland in the Eurovision 🇫🇮
Finland debuted in the contest in 1961. Since then, it has participated 53 times, missing the contest in 1970, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003. In 1970, the country boycotted the contest due to the fact that the prior year four countries won. The other five times that Finland didn’t participate was due to its poor results to the contest. Under those year’s rules, the countries with the worst results were unable to compete the next year.
The country was considered by many the most under-scored country in the contest until its 2006 victory. Prior to this, Finland had scored last eight times, with its 1982 entry finishing with no points at all. Today, the country has placed in the Top-10 just ten times. Also, it hasn’t qualified to the final on eight times – two of them coming last.
What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Finland? Let us know in the comment box below.