Seija Simola

Seija Saara Maria Simola (25 September 1944 Helsinki – 21 August 2017 Vantaa),[1][2] married Franzén, was a Finnish singer. She began her career musical in the mid-1960s in the band Eero Seija & Kristian Trio, and her debut solo album was released in 1970: Seija Simola 1. The 1970s would be her most successful decade.[3]

Seija Simola in 1969.

In 1978, she represented Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) at the Eurovision Song Contest 1978. There she performed the entry Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus (Give love a chance), on 22 April 1978. The song finished in the 18th position with a total of two points. Despite this poor result, Simola continued a long and successful career in her native Finland.

DiscographyEdit

  • Trio (1970)
  • Seija Simola 1 (1970)
  • Aranjuez mon amour – näkemiin (1970)
  • Rakkaustarina (1971)
  • Seija (1973)
  • Tunteen sain (1976)
  • Seijan kauneimmat laulut (1977)
  • Katseen kosketus (1979)
  • Tunteet (1984)
  • Ota kii – pidä mua (1985)
  • Seija (1986)
  • 20 suosikkia – Sulle silmäni annan (1995)
  • Parhaat – Seija Simola (1995)
  • 20 suosikkia – Rakkauden katse (2002)
  • Sydämesi ääni (2005)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Koppinen, Mari (2 September 2017). "Seija Simola 1944–2017". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  2. ^ Kerttula, Suvi; Enqvist, Niina; Tainola, Rita (31 August 2017). "Legendaarinen laulajatähti Seija Simola on kuollut". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ Sirén, Stina (31 August 2017). "Sångerskan Seija Simola är död". Yle (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 November 2022.

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Preceded by Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1978
Succeeded by