Yle has revealed its extensive broadcast plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 from podcasts to television.
The Finnish public broadcaster has revealed its broadcast plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. From a preview show to podcasts Yle is offering an array of content in the build-up to this year’s contest in Rotterdam.
Radio & Podcasts:
- Mikko Silvennoisen euroviisut – Six episodes from May 1st on Yle Areena and Radio Finland
- UMK Podcast – Three episodes from April 30 focusing on UMK and Eurovision
- Viisukupla-toivekonsertit – Yle Vega and Radio Sumo broadcast the songs competing in Eurovision 2021
- Blind Channel’s trip to Eurovision – Six episodes will broadcast on YouTube and Yle Areena following Blind Channel and their Eurovision preparations
- Viisukupla – Eurovisionsbubblan – Eurovision Preview show broadcast on May 8, 15, and 22 looking at all of the songs competing in this year’s contest
- A Song Called Hate – Documentary film following Hatari’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 broadcast on May 15
Yle also confirmed that this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast with Swedish, Finnish, and for the first time Russian language commentary. Yle TV1, Yle Areena, Radio Finland, Yle X3M will all be airing the contest. Mikko Silvennoinen returns as the Finnish language commentator, while Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos are back for Swedish language viewers with Levan Tvaltvadze offering Russian language commentary.
Image source: YLE / Mona Salminen / Milla Määttä | 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.