The Finnish public broadcaster Yle has announced a new Eurovision preview show titled Viisukupla – Eurovisionsbubblan.
Viisukupla – Eurovisionsbubblan has been revealed today as the new Finnish Eurovision preview show. The show which will be presented in both Finnish and Swedish replaces De Eurovisa, the Swedish language preview show which began in the early 2010s.
Viisukupla – Eurovisionsbubblan will be broadcast across two shows on May 8 and May 15, the two Saturday’s before the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. The public is currently being invited to vote for their favourite songs and influence the songs that will feature on the show.
Finland joins Iceland and Norway in broadcasting preview shows ahead of this years contest looking at the competing entries. Adresse Rotterdam and Alla leið will begin on April 17.
Image source: YLE / Miika Varila | 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.