2000 and Whatever – Finland

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

Teräsbetoni – Missä miehet ratsastaa | 22nd Place, 35 points (Final)

Lordi without their masks! In 2008 Finland went all-in again with a classic rock tune. It reached the final, whilst not being a particular favourite to do so. But in my opinion, it was well deserved. Finland dared to send something different, and did not make the music genre mainstream. A rock song, in the Finnish language, and getting some slight success with it. This is why we love Eurovision, for the variation of music styles and cultures.

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Sandhja – Sing It Away | 15th place, 51 points (Semi-Final)

I find it hard to enjoy this entry when I was team Saara during its national final. It’s a sweet entry, but I find it a bit plain and safe. Sandhja was a great personality on-stage but the song suffers an issue Finland has, it was too safe. When Finland takes risks, they usually do very good for it. Just look at Lordi or Hanna.

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Finland below: