Here we go again – another look at this year’s entrants for Eurovision.
In less than five weeks, the pop-loving eyes of Europe will be firmly fixed on the Swedish city of Malmö, as 39 countries from across the region compete for the most coveted prize in music – the Eurovision Song Contest trophy.
As always, the competition is split into three finals; the two semi finals (to be held on May 14 and 16) and the grand final (on May 18), in which the victorious countries from the two semi-finals will line up alongside the host nation Sweden and the “big five” of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
This is the seventh in our 2013 series of posts, in which we take a more in depth look at each of the participants. Today, it’s Finland’s turn.
KRISTA SIEGFRIDS : Marry Me
Another songstress who’s participated in the world of reality television, Krista was a candidate on her country’s version of ‘The Voice’ a couple of years back. And though she didn’t make it past the semi-final stage, she did enough to get noticed and has won her country’s national selection to represent them at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Krista will hit the stage in the second of the semi finals, performing ‘Marry Me’, a song she co-wrote. The track is very international in its sound, with a slickly-produced video clip in which our leading lady and a bunch of ladies (one of whom we shall call Ursula) kidnap a man who Ms Krista wouldn’t mind putting a ring on. Fun and uptempo, one of the stronger songs thus far that could help Krista’s country edge towards the (pardon the pun) Finnish line.