Finland – YLE, the Finnish broadcaster, concluded tonight Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016, its national final for Eurovision. Sandha ended up winnig a very split vote with Sing It Away! Check out the full results!
There were 9 songs (out of 18 overall) taking part tonight and the winner was chosen with jury and an audience vote, including online voting. Tonight’s show was hosted by Roope Salminen alongside Krista Siegfrids
This was tonight’s line-up:
- Saara Aalto – No Fear
- Stella Christine – Ain’t Got Time For Boys
- Eini – Draamaa
- Cristal Snow – Love Is Blind
- Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom – Good Enough
- Mikael Saari – On It Goes
- Tuuli Okkonen – Don’t Wake Me Up
- Barbe-Q-Barbies – Let Me Out
- Sandhja – Sing It Away
If you missed any, all songs ae available here. The money gathered with televote will be donated to charity Nenäpäivä-säätiö, which fund projects in developing countries.
Then the votes were revealed, and the top 3 edged out all competition quickly: Saara Aalto, Mikael Saari and Sandhja. However, televote and juries disagreed a lot, having the reverse ranking of one another. While Mikael was second to both, Saara won televote with Sandhja only third there. But juries had given too much of an advance and Sandhja ended up winning!
The full results are:
- Sandhja – 160
- Saara Aalto – 154
- Mikael Saari – 151
- Barbe-Q-Barbies – 85
- Annica & Kimmo – 81
- Cristal Snow –
- 80 Eini –
- 61 Stella Christine – 47
- Tuuli Okkonen – 41
Here’s the winning song (performance from the semifinal for now):
What do you think of this new Eurovision 2016 entry? What are its chances in Stockholm?