Saturday, January 17, 2015


Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät was founded sometime 7-8 years ago and recently they signed a deal with a major, Sony. Their claim to fame came in 2012 after a documentary film The Punk Syndrome that followed this band of learning disabled members, living with autism and Down syndrome. Since then they have performed regularly both in Finland and abroad. Their hobbies besides music include alcohol, flea markets and being lazy at home watching DVDs. Why should they go to Eurovision? "Because many Finnish musicians have won Eurovision back in the 70s, 80s, 90s and 60s. Like Juice Leskinen with Syksyn sävel." Yeah right. 
Timo: Oh dear lord... we have hit the rock bottom.... cannot say nothing else but... one star. 1/5

Michele: C'mon this is terrible, no sense at all. Can I give zero? No? ... next, please 1/5

Jack: If polls in Finland are to be believed, this handicapped punk band could be the ones heading to Vienna. Definitely a potential winner, and if they do win UMK, the Finnish entry in 2015 would be one of the shortest Eurovision songs in decades. Aina mun pitää doesn't even last two minutes. They would certainly stand out in Eurovision whether it be for the right reasons or not.... This song is already dividing opinions. Some people think it's amazing whilst others label it as a disaster.. I'm in the latter category. 2/5

Blogilkar: Many in Finland compare this to Lordi and Conchita Wurst for being different and standing out for various reasons and for minorities. But they forget one crucial thing: both had a good song and Conchita can even sing well. PKN doesn't have a song, nor can they sing. Punk syndrome's place is not in the Eurovision and it proves YLE still isn't serious by letting this in the line up (or they are desperate for media attention after poor ratings in the previous years) And if we want punk with attitude, this one is zillion times better, for example. This could be a zero pointer in Vienna semifinal but it doesn't even deserve that. If they go, I hope they get 3 points and be forgotten, zero pointers remain in history books. Being handicapped doesn't justify being plain bad.  1/5

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