|Eurovision Song Contest 1965|
|Selection process||National final|
|Selection date(s)||13 February 1965|
|Selected entrant||Viktor Klimenko|
|Selected song||"Aurinko laskee länteen"|
|Final result||15th, 0 points|
|Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The Finnish national selection composed of a semi final and a final.
Ten songs were chosen to the national semi final. Those songs were played on radio in late January and six finalists were chosen by postcard voting.
|Pentti Lasanen||"Vanha kunnon dixieland"||Åke Granholm (m. & l.)|
|Vieno Kekkonen||"Pavane itkevälle neidolle"||Ensio Kosta (m.), lyricist unknown|
|Carola||"Ge mig en grabb"||Lasse Mårtenson (m.), Sauvo Puhtila (l.)|
|Tamara Lund||"Ota tai jätä"||Rauno Lehtinen (m.), Sauvo Puhtila (l.)|
The Finnish national final took place on February 13th at the YLE TV Studios in Helsinki. The show was hosted by Antti Einiö and Marion Rung. There vere two juries, regional juries and a Nordic jury. Should both juries have the same favourite, it would be declared the winner. However, the favorite song of regional juries was "Iltaisin" performed by Marjatta Leppänen and of Nordic jury was "Aurinko laskee länteen" by Viktor Klimenko. Therefore the winner was chosen by Yle's administration and they chose "Aurinko laskee länteen".
- Note. The points are total points awarded by regional juries and the Nordic jury. The Finnish representative was eventually chosen by Yle's administration.
|1||Marjatta Leppänen||"Iltaisin"||Lasse Mårtenson (m.), Kari Tuomisaari (l.)||1||210|
|2||Eero & Jussi||"Tahdon saaren"||Erik Lindström (m.), Hillevi (l.)||6||84|
|3||Ritva Mustonen||"Lapin taikarummut"||Toivo Kärki (m.), Reino Helismaa (l.)||5||93|
|4||Viktor Klimenko||"Aurinko laskee länteen"||Toivo Kärki (m.), Reino Helismaa (l.)||2||195|
|5||Katri Helena||"Minne tuuli kuljettaa"||Toivo Kärki (m.), Juha Vainio (l.)||3||186|
|6||Kai Lind||"Mon amie, mon amour"||Åke Granholm (m.), Sauvo Puhtila (l.)||4||133|
On the night of the final Viktor Klimenko performed 16th in the running order, following Luxembourg and preceding Yugoslavia. The Finnish entry was conducted by George de Godzinsky. Finland did not receive any points in the voting and therefore placed joint last with Spain, Germany and Belgium.
Finland did not receive any points at the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest.