Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

For the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, Finland will be acting as host of the Eurovision contest for the first time, after Lordi won in 2006. They were represented by Hanna Pakarinen with the song "Leave Me Alone". The song was composed by Martti Vuorinen and Miikka Huttunen, with lyrics by Martti Vuorinen and Pakarinen.

Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country Finland
National selection
Selection processEuroviisut 2007
Selection date(s)Semi-finals
20 January 2007
27 January 2007
3 February 2007
10 February 2007
Final
17 February 2007
Selected entrantHanna Pakarinen
Selected song"Leave Me Alone"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Martti Vuorinen
  • Miikka Huttunen
Finals performance
Final result17th, 53 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Hanna Pakarinen is a pop singer who came to fame by winning the Finnish Idols talent competition with 60% of the votes. She has had many hit singles and album successes behind her and is one of the most successful English language singers in Finland.

Before EurovisionEdit

Euroviisut 2007Edit

Euroviisut 2007 was the national final that selects Finland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The competition consisted of five shows that commenced with the first of four semi-finals on 20 January 2007 and concluded with a final on 17 February 2007. The semi-final shows were held at the Tohloppi Studios in Tohloppi, Tampere, while the final was held at the Caribia Hall in Turku. The five shows were hosted by Heikki Paasonen and Jaana Pelkonen.

FormatEdit

The format of the competition consisted of five shows: four semi-finals and a final. Three acts with two songs each competed in each semi-final and one song by one act from each semi-final qualified to complete the twelve-song lineup in the final.[1] The results for the semi-finals and final were determined exclusively by a public vote. Public voting included the options of telephone and SMS voting.

Competing entriesEdit

Yle in consultation with record companies directly invited twelve artists for the competition. The competing artists were presented on 8 November 2006 and the competing songs were presented between 20 December 2006 and 5 January 2007.[2][3]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Beats and Styles feat. Anorah "See the Signs" Jaakko Manninen, Asmo Soivio, Heikki Liimatainen, Anna Nordell, Charles Salter
"Take It Back" Jaakko Manninen, Asmo Soivio, Daniel Wahlgren
Hanna Pakarinen "Leave Me Alone" Martti Vuorinen, Miikka Huttunen
"Tell Me What to Do" Lasse Kurki, Hanna Pakarinen
Humane "Bubble Shell" Kim Herold
"Plane Away" Kim Herold, D. Thomson
Jani and Jetsetters "Etupenkillä" Nalle Ahlstedt, Sirpa Peltola
"Musta sulhanen" Tuure Kilpelainen
Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue "Cinnamon" Jann Wilde, Rose Avenue
"Rock'n Roll Dreams"
Johanna Kurkela "Jossain metsäin takana" Tomi Aholainen, Sinikka Svard
"Olet uneni kaunein"
Jukka Kuoppamäki "Levitä siivet" Jukka Kuoppamäki
"Pikajuna"
Katra "Tietäjä" Risto Asikainen, Ilkka Vainio
"Vaaratar"
Kentala "Left My Heart Behind" Harri Kentala, Janne Hyöty
"Merry-Go-Round"
Laura "Kosketa mua" Maki Kolehmainen, Mats Tärnfors, Tracy Lipp
"Take a Chance"
Lovex "Anyone, Anymore" Lovex
"Wild and Violent"
Thunderstone "Forevermore" Thunderstone, Nino Laurenne
"Face in the Mirror"

Semi-finalsEdit

The first semi-final show took place on 20 January 2007 and one song per artist qualified to the final based on the results from the public vote. "Musta sulhanen" performed by Jani and Jetsetters, "Leave Me Alone" performed by Hanna Pakarinen, and "Face In the Mirror" performed by Thunderstone qualified to the final.

Semi-final 1 – 20 January 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Jani and Jetsetters "Etupenkillä" 1,628 Eliminated
2 Hanna Pakarinen "Tell Me What to Do" 3,777 Eliminated
3 Thunderstone "Forevermore" 2,825 Eliminated
4 Jani and Jetsetters "Musta sulhanen" 1,861 Advanced
5 Hanna Pakarinen "Leave Me Alone" 8,459 Advanced
6 Thunderstone "Face In the Mirror" 5,056 Advanced

The second semi-final show took place on 27 January 2007 and one song per artist qualified to the final based on the results from the public vote. "Levitä siivet" performed by Jukka Kuoppamäki, "Tietäjä" performed by Katra, and "Plane Away" performed by Humane qualified to the final.

Semi-final 2 – 27 January 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Jukka Kuoppamäki "Levitä siivet" 2,277 Advanced
2 Humane "Bubble Shell" 1,119 Eliminated
3 Katra "Tietäjä" 2,425 Advanced
4 Jukka Kuoppamäki "Pikajuna" 1,440 Eliminated
5 Humane "Plane Away" 4,301 Advanced
6 Katra "Vaaratar" 797 Eliminated

The third semi-final show took place on 3 February 2007 and one song per artist qualified to the final based on the results from the public vote. "Olet uneni kaunein" performed by Johanna Kurkela, "Anyone, Anymore" performed by Lovex, and "Left My Heart Behind" performed by Kentala qualified to the final.

Semi-final 3 – 3 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Johanna Kurkela "Olet uneni kaunein" 1,661 Advanced
2 Kentala "Merry-Go-Round" 584 Eliminated
3 Lovex "Anyone, Anymore" 4,510 Advanced
4 Johanna Kurkela "Jossain metsäin takana" 914 Eliminated
5 Kentala "Left My Heart Behind" 1,044 Advanced
6 Lovex "Wild and Violent" 881 Eliminated

The fourth semi-final show took place on 3 February 2007 and one song per artist qualified to the final based on the results from the public vote. "See the Signs" performed by Beats and Styles feat. Anorah, "Rock'n Roll Dreams" performed by Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue, and "Take a Chance" performed by Laura qualified to the final.

Semi-final 4 – 10 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Laura "Kosketa mua" 1,322 Eliminated
2 Beats and Styles feat. Anorah "See the Signs" 515 Advanced
3 Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue "Rock'n Roll Dreams" 953 Advanced
4 Laura "Take a Chance" 2,162 Advanced
5 Beats and Styles feat. Anorah "Take It Back" 351 Eliminated
6 Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue "Cinnamon" 673 Eliminated

FinalEdit

The final took place on 17 February 2007 at the Caribia Hall in Turku where the twelve entries that qualified from the preceding four semi-finals competed. The winner was selected over two rounds of public voting. In the first round, the top three entries were selected to proceed to the second round: "Leave Me Alone" performed by Hanna Pakarinen, "Anyone, Anymore" performed by Lovex and "Face In the Mirror" performed by Thunderstone. In the second round, "Leave Me Alone" performed by Hanna Pakarinen was selected as the winner.[4]

First Round – 17 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Hanna Pakarinen "Leave Me Alone" 16,937 1
2 Beats and Styles feat. Anorah "See the Signs" 2,512 12
3 Jani and Jetsetters "Musta sulhanen" 3,507 11
4 Lovex "Anyone, Anymore" 15,112 2
5 Jukka Kuoppamäki "Levitä siivet" 4,776 10
6 Jann Wilde and Rose Avenue "Rock'n Roll Dreams" 7,907 5
7 Katra "Tietäjä" 5,281 8
8 Laura "Take a Chance" 8,988 4
9 Humane "Plane Away" 6,828 7
10 Thunderstone "Face in the Mirror" 10,997 3
11 Johanna Kurkela "Olet uneni kaunein" 7,791 6
12 Kentala "Left My Heart Behind" 5,100 9
Second Round – 17 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Hanna Pakarinen "Leave Me Alone" 73,052 1
2 Lovex "Anyone, Anymore" 38,175 3
3 Thunderstone "Face in the Mirror" 54,716 2

At EurovisionEdit

As the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 and host of the 2007 Contest, Finland automatically qualified for a place in the final, performed 5th in the running order, following Ireland and preceding Macedonia She came 17th with 53 points (including a maximum 12 from Iceland and Sweden).[5]

VotingEdit

Points awarded to FinlandEdit

Points awarded to Finland (Final)[6]
Score Country
12 points
10 points
8 points
7 points   Andorra
6 points   Estonia
5 points   Lithuania
4 points
3 points
2 points
1 point

Points awarded by FinlandEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FINNISH SEMI-FINALS 2007".
  2. ^ van Gorp, Edwin (8 November 2006). "Artists for Finnish final known". Esctoday.
  3. ^ Karhapää, Ilari (20 December 2006). "First song titles known in Finland". Esctoday.
  4. ^ "FINNISH NATIONAL FINAL 2007".
  5. ^ "Grand Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Results of the Grand Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Results of the Semi-Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.

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