In about half year’s time the world is looking at Helsinki. Finland is preparing already for this exceptional event. The participants of the Finnish selection are already confirmed. The most know singer is probably Laura Vuotilainen, who represented Finland in 2002 in Tallinn with “Addicted to you”. There are quite good songs in the Finnish predecision this year f.e. Humane with “Shoot me up” or Hanna Parkinen. Due to Lordi’s rock influence there are three rock bands competing. The motto of this years contest is “True Fantasy”, which should express the soul of Finland, as well as the polarity of the country: light and darkness, north and south, Finish retentiveness and craziness. In 2007 there will be no more than 40 countries competing. There are also new countries who would like to join in like Czech Republic and Georgia. Definitely qualified for the final are: Finland, Germany, UnitedKingdom, France, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Ireland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Armenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.