Monday, June 25, 2018

FINLAND: ARTISTS YLE SHOULD CONSIDER FOR #UMK2019, vol.3

Another set of artist having success on Finnish radio waves this summer, that could be or not be suitable for #UMK2019 and Eurovision song contest 2019....

Pete Parkkonen has been around for years ever since Idols 4. He has sung in English and Finnish and even various genres but even if most everyone agrees he's one of the most talented performers  he hasn't quite make it as Big as he should be. Like previously presented Elias Koskinen also Pete won Tähdet tähdet variety show showing he's confortable with any genre and shines on stage. His most notable hit is Kohta sataa, with its video that made him a sex symbol overnight.... He's definately one card to consider... Kävi niin, kävi näin has been just released with its summer vibe. 
Sanni has been scoring hit after hit the past few years, and caused quite a few scandals along the way with her frank lyrics. Että mitähän vittua translates literally to What the fuck while her latest is Pornoo. Yes, Porn. But don't let the titles fool you, the lyrics are very clever and not at all vulgar. She's all around musician and songwriter. She's also got the look and the voice that would stand out in Israel 2019. Plus pop songs that stick to your head with one hearing...
Grand old lady Katri Helena (72) can still kick some ass and her latest is Jos se on palavaa. She's done it twice already (1979 and 1993) so why not a third time? After all she won in 1992 Euroviisut with similar concept YLE is aiming now: internally selected artists (Marjorie, Paula Koivuniemi and Arja Koriseva besides her) each with two songs....  15 of her albums have sold gold, platinum or multiplatinum..... This wekend she shocked the nation as she wasn't feeling well during her midsummeer concert and ambulance was called to the spot etc. A first for her. She's at home recovering now.
Vilma Alina is one of those many female artists mentioned in previous posts trying to emerge and break it for real. Several radio hits and collaborations and debut album released she's waiting for the Big One. Here's her Syliin featuring Jon-Jon. Other songs include Uhanalasii, Juha88, Tänään eei nukuta....

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