Lauri Mikkola is no stranger to TV audiences who followed The Voice, just like Krista Siegfrids he was kicked out way too early as this boy surely can sing! Now he's trying to do what Krista did and get a revenge in UMK and Eurovision instead and very well so. His Going down is a self penned song with great atmosphere and fine vocals. And Lauri oozes charisma (even more in real life than on TV screen or photos, I may add having been in his presense). He's from Turku, but like many others is now based in Helsinki. He's a bit of a Finnish Justin Timberlake, and surely has the blackest voice of any young male singers. Besides Justin also Otis Redding and Jonny Lang have influenced his sound.