Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

Finland was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, held in Moscow, Russia. The country was represented by the band Waldo's People with "Lose Control".[1]

Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Country Finland
National selection
Selection processEuroviisut 2009
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
9 January 2009
16 January 2009
23 January 2009
Second Chance:
31 January 2009
Final:
31 January 2009
Selected entrantWaldo's People
Selected song"Lose Control"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (12th, 42 points)
Final result25th, 22 points
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2008 2009 2010►

Before EurovisionEdit

Euroviisut 2009Edit

Euroviisut 2009 was the national final that selected Finland's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. The competition consisted of five shows that commenced with the first of three semi-finals on 9 January 2009 and concluded with a final on 31 January 2009. The four shows were held in Tohloppi, Tampere and hosted by Heikki Paasonen and Jaana Pelkonen.[2] All shows were broadcast on Yle TV2 and online at yle.fi as well as via radio on Yle Radio Suomi.[3]

FormatEdit

The format of the competition consisted of five shows: three semi-finals, a Second Chance round and a final. Four songs competed in each semi-final and the top two entries from each semi-final qualified directly to the final, while the entries placed third and fourth qualified to the Second Chance round. Six songs competed in the Second Chance round and the top two entries qualified to complete the eight-song lineup in the final. The results for the semi-finals and the final were determined exclusively by a public vote. Public voting included the options of telephone and SMS voting.[4]

Competing entriesEdit

Twelve artists were directly invited by Yle for the national final in consultation with record companies. The competing artists were presented on 25 September 2008. On 3 December the competing entries were released.[5][6][7]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Janita "Martian" Janita, Tomi Sachary
Jari Sillanpää "Kirkas kipinä" Petri Laaksonen
Kwan "10,000 Light Years" Harry Sommerdahl, Pauli Rantasalmi, Jaani Peuhu, Mari Pajalahti
Passionworks feat. Tony Turunen "Surrender" Kristian Pihlajaharju, Harriet Hägglund
Remu Aaltonen "Planeetta" Remu Aaltonen, Ilkka Vainio, Risto Asikainen
Riikka "Meren" Ville Laaksonen, Riikka Timonen, Saara Honkanen, Suvi Nurmi
Sani "Doctor, Doctor" Maki Kolehmainen, Mats Tärnfors, Steven Stewart
Signmark feat. Osmo Ikonen "Speakerbox" Osmo Ikonen, Mahtotapa, Sulava, Signmark, Brandon
Tapani Kansa "Rakkautta on, rauhaa ei" Mika Toivanen, Tapani Kansa
Tiara "Manala" Tiara
Vink "The Greatest Plan" Vink
Waldo's People "Lose Control" Ari Lehtonen, Karima, Waldo, Annie Kratz-Gutå

Semi-finalsEdit

Three semi-finals were held on 9, 16 and 23 January 2009 at the Tohloppi Studios in Tampere. Four acts competed in each semi-final, and the top two acts as determined by a public vote qualified for the final. The remaining acts moved to the Second Chance round to compete for two additional spaces in the final.[8][9][10]

Semi-final 1 – 9 January 2009[11][12]
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Kwan "10,000 Light Years" 31.9% 2
2 Riikka "Meren"
3 Tapani Kansa "Rakkautta on, rauhaa ei" 37.4% 1
4 Tiara "Manala"
Semi-final 2 – 16 January 2008[13][14]
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Sani "Doctor, Doctor"
2 Passionworks feat. Tony Turunen "Surrender"
3 Remu Aaltonen "Planeetta" 28.6% 2
4 Waldo's People "Lose Control" 44.3% 1
Semi-final 3 – 23 January 2009[15][16]
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Signmark feat. Osmo Ikonen "Speakerbox" 46.5% 1
2 Janita "Martian"
3 Vink "The Greatest Plan"
4 Jari Sillanpää "Kirkas kipinä" 34.0% 2

Second ChanceEdit

The Second Chance round took place on 31 January 2009 at the Leonardo Hall in Tampere where the six entries that placed third and fourth in the preceding three semi-finals competed. The top two entries qualified to the final based on the results of a public vote.[17]

Second Chance – 31 January 2009
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Passionworks feat. Tony Turunen "Surrender" Advanced
2 Tiara "Manala" Eliminated
3 Riikka "Meren" Eliminated
4 Vink "The Greatest Plan" Advanced
5 Janita "Martian" Eliminated
6 Sani "Doctor, Doctor" Eliminated

FinalEdit

The final took place on 31 January 2009 at the Leonardo Hall in Tampere where the nine entries that qualified from the preceding three semi-finals and the Second Chance round competed.[17] The winner was selected over two rounds of public voting through telephone and SMS voting. In the first round, the top three entries qualified to the second round, the superfinal. In the superfinal, "Lose Control" performed by Waldo's People was selected as the winner.[1][18][19]

In addition to the performances of the competing entries, the interval act featured Scandinavian Hunks and Northern Kings.[5]

Final – 31 January 2009
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Kwan "10,000 Light Years" Eliminated
2 Jari Sillanpää "Kirkas kipinä" Eliminated
3 Signmark feat. Osmo Ikonen "Speakerbox" Advanced
4 Tapani Kansa "Rakkautta on, rauhaa ei" Eliminated
5 Waldo's People "Lose Control" Advanced
6 Remu Aaltonen "Planeetta" Eliminated
7 Passionworks feat. Tony Turunen "Surrender" Advanced
8 Vink "The Greatest Plan" Eliminated
Superfinal – 31 January 2009
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Signmark feat. Osmo Ikonen "Speakerbox" 42.2% 2
2 Waldo's People "Lose Control" 45.1% 1
3 Passionworks feat. Tony Turunen "Surrender" 13.7% 3

At EurovisionEdit

Since Finland was not one of the "Big Four" and was not the host of the 2009 contest, it competed in the first semi-final and qualified for the finals.[20] Finland performed with the entry number 24 in the final, and it placed last, receiving only 22 points.[21] Finland's commentary was provided in Finnish on YLE TV2 by Jaana Pelkonen, Mikko "Peltsi" Peltola, and Asko Murtomäki, while Swedish commentary was provided by Tobias Larsson.[22]

VotingEdit

Points awarded to FinlandEdit

Points awarded by FinlandEdit

Detailed voting resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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