Yle has announced its schedule for the week that Eurovision 2020 would have been held, with rebroadcasts planned of three Eurovision Song Contests.
The Finnish public broadcaster will be celebrating Finland’s successes in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Yle rebroadcasting three past Eurovision Song Contests. The schedule of shows for Eurovision week is as follows.
- Viisukevät 2020: Top 10 – Mikko Silvennoinen and Krista Siegfrids host the show in which the Finnish public pick their ten favourite songs, voting will take place on Yle.fi/euroviisut from May 8
- Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Final – Finland achieved an 11th place finish with Softengine, the best result at the contest since 1989 excluding Lordi’s victory
- Viisukevät 2020: Viisutoiveet – Mikko Silvennoinen and Krista Siegfrids host the show in which the Finnish public can request their favourite Eurovision songs and can talk through what the song means to them
- Eurovision Song Contest 2006 Final – Finland took victory in 2006 for the first time with Lordi and “Hard Rock Hallelujah”
- Viisukevät 2020: Etkot – Mikko Silvennoinen and Krista Siegfrids host a 45 minute show before the broadcast of Eurovision 2007 and Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light
- Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final – Rewatch as Helsinki hosts the Eurovision Song Contest and Finland welcomes Europe
- Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light – Yle joins a two hour broadcast from Hilversum which will pay tribute to the forty one acts who had been due to compete in Eurovision 2020 and feature past Eurovision participants. It will also look at the people of Europe affected by the coronavirus and aid workers who are fighting this crisis
Image Source: Wikimedia / Source: Yle
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.