YLE Teema & Fem has revealed that it will be broadcasting all of the shows in Melodifestivalen 2018 live.
YLE Teem & Fem will for the tenth time broadcast Melodifestivalen live for the Swedish speaking population of Finland. YLE Fem has been broadcasting the competition since 2009 and will be be broadcasting all of the heats, Andra Chansen and the final live.
YLE Fem has broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest with Swedish language commentary since 2006. The broadcaster is one of just a handful that also produces a preview show for the competition. Since 2012 the broadcaster has produced De Eurovisa, which sees a panel discuss and score all of the competing songs.
Source: Svenska YLE
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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”.