Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991

Finland was represented by Kaija Kärkinen, with the song '"Hullu yö", at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Rome. "Hullu yö" was chosen as the Finnish entry at the national final organised by broadcaster Yle and held on 2 March.

Eurovision Song Contest 1991
Country Finland
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)2 March 1991
Selected entrantKaija Kärkinen
Selected song"Hullu yö"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result20th, 6 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The final was held at the Typhon Hall in Turku, hosted by Kati Bergman. Ten songs took part with the winner chosen by an "expert" jury, which included Tina Pettersson, who had represented Finland in 1990 with the group Beat, and veteran Finnish Eurovision conductor Ossi Runne. Other participants included former Finnish representatives Riki Sorsa (1981) and Kirka (1984).[1]

Final – 2 March 1991
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Points Place
1 Riki Sorsa "Viimeinen tie" Hans Sjöblom 91 3
2 Anna Hanski "Elämän haitari" Ilpo Murtojärvi, Jukka Alihanka 36 9
3 Mervi Hiltunen and Jake Voutilainen "Kauneimmat lauseet" Jake Voutilainen, Hector 30 10
4 Arja Koriseva "Enkelin silmin" Matti Puurtinen, Turkka Mali 67 5
5 Samuli Edelmann "Peggy" Jarmo Nikku, Hector 95 2
6 Kaija Kärkinen "Hullu yö" Ile Kallio, Jukka Välimaa 109 1
7 Clifters "I Love You" Jiri Nikkinen, Jaana Rinne 51 7
8 Nina Moberg "Kuinka voisinkaan" Jokke Seppälä, Hector 64 6
9 Kirka "Taivas ja maa" Kisu Jernström, Kassu Halonen, Vexi Salmi 88 4
10 Arja Koriseva "Molto presto" Jukka Vuolle 49 8

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Kärkinen performed 16th in the running order, following Israel and preceding Germany. "Hullu yö" was the only rock-influenced song in the 1991 contest, but went largely unappreciated by the national juries as at the close of voting it had received only 6 points, placing Finland 20th of the 22 entries.[2] The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Italy.[3]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database - Finland 1991
  2. ^ "Final of Rome 1991". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Finland 1991
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Rome 1991". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.

External linksEdit

(in Finnish) Full national final on Yle Elävä Arkisto