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Finland made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961. The capital, Helsinki, lies on the shores of the Baltic Sea.

Though Finland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, they had never placed in the top 5 until Lordi won the contest in 2006.

Finland's victory in 2006 saw thousands of people gather in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, honking car horns, waving flags and singing Lordi's song. It was a moment of celebration for a country that had never come close to victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, a testament to the country's perseverance. Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat proclaimed: "It's official: Hell has frozen over. Finland has won".


Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Turin 2022
Jezebel
Semi-Final
7th - 162 points
Grand Final
21st - 38 points
Rotterdam 2021
Dark Side
Semi-Final
5th - 234 points
Grand Final
6th - 301 points
Rotterdam 2020
Looking Back
Tel Aviv 2019
Look Away
Semi-Final
17th - 23 points
Lisbon 2018
Monsters
Semi-Final
10th - 108 points
Grand Final
25th - 46 points
Kyiv 2017
Blackbird
Semi-Final
12th - 92 points
Stockholm 2016
Sing It Away
Semi-Final
15th - 51 points
Vienna 2015
Aina Mun Pitää
Semi-Final
16th - 13 points
Copenhagen 2014
Something Better
Semi-Final
3rd - 97 points
Grand Final
11th - 72 points
Malmö 2013
Marry Me
Semi-Final
9th - 64 points
Grand Final
24th - 13 points
Baku 2012
När Jag Blundar
Semi-Final
12th - 41 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Da Da Dam
Semi-Final
3rd - 103 points
Grand Final
21st - 57 points
Oslo 2010
Työlki Ellää
Semi-Final
11th - 49 points
Moscow 2009
Lose Control
Semi-Final
12th - 42 points
Grand Final
25th - 22 points
Belgrade 2008
Missä Miehet Ratsastaa
Semi-Final
8th - 79 points
Grand Final
22nd - 35 points
Helsinki 2007
Leave Me Alone
Grand Final
17th - 53 points
Athens 2006
Hard Rock Hallelujah
Semi-Final
1st - 292 points
Grand Final
1st - 292 points
Kyiv 2005
Why
Semi-Final
18th - 50 points
Istanbul 2004
Takes 2 To Tango
Semi-Final
14th - 51 points
Tallinn 2002
Addicted To You
Grand Final
20th - 24 points
Stockholm 2000
A Little Bit
Grand Final
18th - 18 points
Birmingham 1998
Aava
Grand Final
15th - 22 points
Oslo 1996
Niin Kaunis On Taivas
Grand Final
23rd - 9 points
Dublin 1994
Bye Bye Baby
Grand Final
22nd - 11 points
Millstreet 1993
Tule Luo
Grand Final
17th - 20 points
Malmö 1992
Yamma Yamma
Grand Final
23rd - 4 points
Rome 1991
Hullu Yö
Grand Final
20th - 6 points
Zagreb 1990
Fri?
Grand Final
21st - 8 points
Lausanne 1989
La Dolce Vita
Grand Final
7th - 76 points
Dublin 1988
Nauravat Silmät Muistetaan
Grand Final
20th - 3 points
Brussels 1987
Sata Salamaa
Grand Final
15th - 32 points
Bergen 1986
Päivä Kahden Ihmisen
Grand Final
15th - 22 points
Gothenburg 1985
Eläköön Elämä
Grand Final
9th - 58 points
Luxembourg 1984
Hengaillaan
Grand Final
9th - 46 points
Munich 1983
Fantasiaa
Grand Final
11th - 41 points
Harrogate 1982
Nuku Pommiin
Grand Final
18th - 0 points
Dublin 1981
Reggae O.k.
Grand Final
16th - 27 points
The Hague 1980
Huilumies
Grand Final
19th - 6 points
Jerusalem 1979
Katso Sineen Taivaan
Grand Final
14th - 38 points
Paris 1978
Anna Rakkaudelle Tilaisuus
Grand Final
18th - 2 points
London 1977
Lapponia
Grand Final
10th - 50 points
The Hague 1976
Pump-pump
Grand Final
11th - 44 points
Stockholm 1975
Old Man Fiddle
Grand Final
7th - 74 points
Brighton 1974
Äla Mene Pois (Keep Me Warm)
Grand Final
13th - 4 points
Luxembourg 1973
Tom Tom Tom
Grand Final
6th - 93 points
Edinburgh 1972
Muistathan
Grand Final
12th - 78 points
Dublin 1971
Tie Uuteen Päivään
Grand Final
8th - 84 points
Madrid 1969
Kuin Silloin Ennen
Grand Final
12th - 6 points
London 1968
Kun Kello Käy
Grand Final
16th - 1 point
Vienna 1967
Varjoon-suojaan
Grand Final
12th - 3 points
Luxembourg 1966
Play-boy
Grand Final
10th - 7 points
Naples 1965
Aurinko Laskee Länteen
Grand Final
15th - 0 points
Copenhagen 1964
Laiskotellen
Grand Final
7th - 9 points
London 1963
Muistojeni Laulu
Grand Final
13th - 0 points
Luxembourg 1962
Tipi-tii
Grand Final
7th - 4 points
Cannes 1961
Valoa Ikkunassa
Grand Final
10th - 6 points