Finland held the 2nd semi final of Suomen karsinta tonight. 3 more acts qualified for the final on 12 February. The acts were decided by a combination of telephone and sms voting.
The show was transmitted from YLE Tohloppi studios in Tampere. The songs will all be introduced via video by a former Eurovision representative of Finland.
1. Soma Manuchar Strong
Introduced by Monica Aspelund (1977). Soma took to the stage with 2 dancers. This electro pop dance song went down very well. It had a strong beat and the audience enjoyed this. Soma looked a little like Elena Paparizou in her appearance and st
2. Paradise Oskar Da da dam
Introduced by Marion (1962 & 1973). This was a very simple laid back performance. Paradise Oskar was sitting on a stool with a guitar. The song and vocals was in the style of James Blunt.
3. Jimi Constantine Party to party
Introduced by Viktor Kilmenko (1965). A very lively performance that had the audience going crazy. Jimi was on stage with a band and this Bon Jovi rock style song with a strong beat should do very well.
4. Milana Misic Sydämeni kaksi maata
Introduced by Ann-Christine (1966). Milana, dressed in blue, performed with 4 dancers. This song was very atmospheric with a strong chorus with a ‘middle eastern’ feel.
5. Father McKenzie Good enough
Introduced by Riki Sorsa (1981). The song began with the lead vocalist sitting at the piano. Then the song became a mid tempo Swedish style pop song with a strong chorus.
The 3 acts to qualify were Milana Misic, Father McKenzie and Paradise Oskar.
The remaining 2 acts still have a chance to qualify with a jury wild card vote.