Finland has Decided: it’s Krista Siegfrids!
For the second year running, Finland has selected its entrant for Eurovision via the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. This year, eight finalists took the stage, all hoping for the ticket to Sweden. After a closely-fought final, where three entrants were deadlocked after the jury weighed in, it took the Finnish public to decide a winner.
The people of Finland gave the victory to Krista Siegfrids and her bouncy, infectious pop number “Marry Me”, just edging out Mikael Saari’s dramatic “We Should Be Through” and Diandra Flores’s “Colliding Into You“. Luckily for us, Krista just happened to release the song’s official video a few days ago!
Krista was an alum of the first season of The Voice of Finland, making it all the way to the Semifinal level before being eliminated. She also has a large amount of stage experience, having performed in productions in the Helsinki area. Interestingly, Krista is the third consecutive Finnish entry to have come from the country’s small Swedish-speaking community. Despite only making up about 5.3% of the nation’s total population, the Finlandssvenskar have given us Paradise Oskar, Pernilla Karlsson, and now Krista Siegfrids.