Norma John will keep the staging for their song “Blackbird” similar to that seen in UMK for the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in May.
Last weekend in an interview with Eurovoix at the London Eurovision Party, Norma John had revealed that they plan on keeping the staging simple for their Eurovision performance in May. The Finnish entrants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Norma John, told Eurovoix:
“I think it will be similar [to the UMK staging]. We have to make it a little bit bigger, with maybe some surprises, and scale it to the Kyiv stage. But I don’t think we’ll have like fire coming off or anything like that. We don’t want to distract from the song. We want to keep it intense.”
Norma John won the Finnish national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017 back in January, which meant that they would go on to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. With their song “Blackbird”, they hope to qualify for the final for the first time since 2014. In recent years Finland has performed poorly in the contest, failing to make the final for the past two years. PKN finished last in their semi final in 2015, while Sandhja finished in 15th place in her semi final in Stockholm.
This year Finland will be attending multiple pre-party events, and so far have already been to the London Eurovision Party and Israel Calling, with their last stop being Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam this weekend.
Watch the interview in full below:
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Finland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, they debuted alongside Spain and Yugoslavia. Finland has finished last in the contest on 10 occasions and has received ‘nul points’ three times. It wasn’t until 2006 that Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest, Lordi represented the country in Athens with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” scoring 292 points a record total at the time. Finland last performed in the final in 2014 when Softengine finished 11th with the song “Something Better”.