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Which national selection was the best in 2017?

Ahh, national selections. The lifeblood of the Eurovision enthusiast, the catalyst for countless debates, the endless source of all of the drama we have come to crave over the years in our beloved contest. Internal selections can, and often do, throw up some true gems with a guaranteed path to Eurovision stardom, but it’s the multi-song showcases that really grab …

Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

Finland – Norma John “We don’t think of it as just a sad song”

It’s been a month since Norma John won the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu and now Norma John are preparing to represent Finland in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Today, the duo have found time to talk to us. Hello Norma John First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you ? Can you …

ESC United’s Revotes: First reviews from Finland!

After reviewing and revoting the national selection shows in Albania, Belarus and the UK, we have steamed on towards Finland, where we will review the entries that competed in UMK last month. For the first time, our line-up of participating writers has changed, as Calvin is taking a break while Ole has joined us. Tonight we bring you reviews of the …

Finland: Norma John wins UMK 2017

Finland have decided for Eurovision 2017 and it is Norma John with “Black Bird “ that will be performed in Kiev! The singer triumphed in a field of 10 participants.  The winner was chosen during the show Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, using an international jury, Finnish jury and televote . The show was presented by Krista Siegfrids whom represented Finland during …

TONIGHT: Finland chooses for Kiev

The finals are really coming thick and fast now! And for traditional Eurovision fans it is one of the newer highlights of the calendar tonight as Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu takes place in Helsinki! While this year’s contest has been scaled back from recent years, the quality has certainly not dipped with some fantastic songs (and certainly some interesting choices!) …

Podcast: Finland NF – Song Review and Ranking

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, the ESC United panel is reviewing and dissecting the ten songs taking part in UMK, the National Final show in Finland. Matt, Zack, James and Calvin lightheartedly go over all songs and share their thoughts and opinions. In the end, their results were combined, along with the votes of our ESC United readers previously …

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