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There's pre-Käärijä and there's post-Käärijä and Finland is kinda having a post-Käärijä hangover now. Most everyone is complaining the songs aren't good. I always tell them go and check some other country's selection, Moldova for example and you see how great it is again. Seven songs, all good or very good in their own way. Maybe there isn't Cha cha cha in there but any song chosen will be better than quite a few others present in Malmö for sure. Then again, of course we want to find The One that would take us to final and do good. Only that we feel a bit spoiled right now. Still. 

The show takes us away from Helsinki or Turku to Tampere and for the first time to a big arena (that sold out within minutes btw! The hype is real). Tampere, the Eurovision wannabe city. Had Käärijä won the Eurovision 2024 would take place there in Tampere in this arena instead of Malmö. But that's life.

The show will be broascasted besides Yle1 television on their streaming channel Areena globally, on three different radio channels in Finland, And not only! Also Estonian TV3, Spanish TenTV and Dutch OutTv (commented by none other than Krista Siegfrids  and OutTv is visible in various countries). And there's a string of commentators in various languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Ukrainian, Russian, Northern Sami and Inari Sami languages, and also both Finnish and Finland Swedish sign language. 

The voting will be 75% televote and 25% international jury. sara Siipola seems to be the one to beat, read more here

Exit poll run by various international fan sites gave this results: 1. Windows95man 123, 2. Sara Siipola 101, 3. Sexmane 71, 4. Cyan Kicks 43, 5. MGN 40, 6. Jesse Markin 18, 7. Sini Sabotage 15......

The opening number will be Kuumaa & Benjamin and the interval act by Käärijä & Erika Vikman. All of them previous UMK act who have got an amazing boost for their career from it.
The presenters are Benjamin, actress and comedian Pilvi Hämäläinen and ex-Miss Finland/tv-hostess Viivi Pumpanen. 

Here's the running order:

1. Sini Sabotage - Kuori mua
2. Cyan Kicks - Dancing with demons
3. Jesse Markin - Glow
4. Mikael Gabriel feat. nublu - Vox populi
5. Sara Siipola - Paskana
6. Sexmane - Mania
7. Windows95man feat. Henri Piispanen - No rules


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