Mikko Silvennoinen will return to the commentary booth for YLE, as he commentates on his fourth Eurovision Song Contest for Finland.
Television presenter, journalist and producer Mikko Silvennoinen will be back in the commentary booth in Tel Aviv for Finland. Mikko took over the role as Finnish commentator in 2016, and will provide solo commentary for all three shows this year. Providing Swedish commentary for Finland will be Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos.
Representing Finland at this year’s contest is Darude and Sebastian Rejman with their song “Look Away”.
About “Look Away”
“Look Away” was written by Sebastian Rejman and Ville Virtanen, and was one of three songs performed by Sebastian and Darude in Turku. Darude explained regarding the songs message that:
Terrible things happen in the world. There are natural disasters, illness, wars and refugees. It’s easier to look elsewhere than to see or think about these things. The message of the song is that you should see, watch and do something.
Darude explained that when he was invited to be the Finnish entrant for Eurovision, he approached Sebastian for a song to compete with. Sebastian provided him with a demo, which went on to win the Finnish selection.
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.