Sata salamaa

"Sata salamaa" ("One hundred lightnings") was the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, performed in Finnish by Vicky Rosti and Boulevard.

"Sata salamaa"
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Single by Vicky Rosti
from the album Sata salamaa
Released1987
Genrepop
LabelFlamingo
Songwriter(s)Petri Laaksonen
Eurovision Song Contest 1987 entry
Country
Artist(s)
With
Boulevard
Language
Composer(s)
Petri Laaksonen
Lyricist(s)
Veli-Pekka Lehto
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
15th
Final points
32
Entry chronology
◄ "Never the End" (1986)   
"Nauravat silmät muistetaan" (1988) ►

The song was performed eighteenth on the night, following Cyprus' Alexia with "Aspro Mavro" and preceding Denmark's Anne-Cathrine Herdorf & Drengene with "En lille melodi". At the close of voting, it had received 32 points, placing 15th in a field of 22.

The song is sung from the perspective of a woman telling her lover that, regardless of the adversity (the "hundred lightnings" of the title) they face in their love, "There's a thousand worlds out there, and one of them is ours" – in other words, they will triumph in the end. Rosti also recorded the song in English, then under the title "Fire Night".

It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 1988 Contest by Boulevard with "Nauravat silmät muistetaan".

Other versionsEdit

 
Antti Tuisku performing Sata salamaa at YleX Pop Festival 2016.

In 2015, the Finnish pop music artist Antti Tuisku covered "Sata salamaa" in the inaugural episode of fourth season of the Nelonen series Vain elämää, topping the charts immediately.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Antti Tuisku: Sata Salamaa". Suomen virallinen lista – Artistit. Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland ry. Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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