Missä miehet ratsastaa

"Missä miehet ratsastaa" ("Where the men ride") is a power metal song by Teräsbetoni which was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. As with Lordi in 2006, Teräsbetoni was chosen as the Finnish entry for Eurovision 2008 by winning the Finnish national song contest, which is decided by popular vote. The song's music and lyrics were written by the band's vocalist Jarkko Ahola, and it is the first Finnish language entry to Eurovision since 1998. The song qualified to the Eurovision final. The song got through from the first semi-final and in the final they finished a disappointing 22nd of 25 entrants with 35 points, with only Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom scoring fewer points.

Finland "Missä miehet ratsastaa"
Teräsbetoni-Missä miehet ratsastaa.jpg
Teräsbetoni performing in the 1st semifinal of ESC 2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Jarkko Ahola
Finals performance
Semi-final result
8th
Semi-final points
79
Final result
22nd
Final points
35
Entry chronology
◄ "Leave Me Alone" (2007)
"Lose Control" (2009) ►
Teräsbetoni performing at the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest

"Missä miehet ratsastaa" was also the first single release from their album Myrskyntuoja. It has two versions of the song and a bonus track called "Kaukaiset tulet" which was not included in the album.

The song was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 2009 contest by Waldo's People with "Lose Control".

Track listingEdit

  1. "Missä miehet ratsastaa" (Eurovision version) – 3:00 (Ahola)
  2. "Missä miehet ratsastaa" (album version) – 3:54 (Ahola)
  3. "Kaukaiset tulet" – 3:33 (Rantanen)

ChartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Finnish Singles Chart[1] 2

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