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Blind Channel will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Blind Channel

Dark Side

Country
🇫🇮 Finland
Second Semi-Final
Finished 5th
Grand Final
Finished 6th
Song
Dark Side
Lyrics
Aleksi Kaunisvesi, Joonas Porko, Joel Hokka, Niko Moilanen, Olli Matela
Music
Aleksi Kaunisvesi, Joonas Porko, Joel Hokka, Niko Moilanen, Olli Matela
Band formed
2013
Participant pronouns
Joel Hokka (He/Him), Niko Vilhelm (He/Him), Joonas Porko (He/Him), Olli Matela (He/Him), Tommi Lalli (He/Him), Aleksi Kaunisvesi (He/Him)
Broadcaster
Yleisradio

Blind Channel features Joel Hokka (vocals and guitar), Niko Vilhelm (vocals), Joonas Porko (guitar), Olli Matela (bass), Tommi Lalli (drums) and recent addition Aleksi Kaunisvesi (keyboards), giving the band the perfect number of members for the Eurovision Song Contest stage.

Having honed their craft on the Finnish underground scene, the band believes the time has finally come for them to bring their brand of "violent pop" to a global stage.

As demonstrated during their national final, these rockers always 'turn it up to 11' for a performance and never fail to put on show with unparalleled energy and antics.

Singer Niko explains why Eurovision is the perfect platform for their track:

Dark Side is a song that's meant to be performed together with an audience, as a kind of communal experience. Now we needed to find that audience – and we knew that there were lots of people out there who felt exactly like we did.”

While these boys do enjoy pyrotechnics, loud vocals and flicking the middle finger, they picked Loreen's Euphoria as their favourite Eurovision song of all time over Finland’s very own Hard Rock Hallelujah, demonstrating the 'joie de vivre' to be found in their attitude towards life.

Lyrics of Dark Side

Put your middle fingers up Take a shot Throw it up and don’t stop I’m, I’m, I’m Living that life on the dark side Every psycho in the scene Hands up and follow me saying Empire of the freaks All drinks on me Just another night on my pitch black paradise Don’t wanna cry so I gotta get paralyzed My body is my weapon so I keep it loaded ’Til I’m all over the place like my head exploded Don’t waste your prayers They can’t save us Lifestyles of the sick and dangerous Put your middle fingers up Take a shot Throw it up and don’t stop I’m, I’m, I’m Living that life on the dark side Like the 27 club Headshot We don’t wanna grow up I’m, I’m, I’m Living that life on the dark side Life on the dark side Every psycho in the scene Hands up and follow me saying Empire of the freaks All drinks on me I’m in a cave of man-made misery Diggin’ a grave for myself and my enemies Of all the dark things that keep me wasted You’re the sweetest I’ve ever tasted Put your middle fingers up Take a shot Throw it up and don’t stop I’m, I’m, I’m Living that life on the dark side Like the 27 club Headshot We don’t wanna grow up I’m, I’m, I’m Living that life on the dark side Life on the dark side Just another night on my pitch black paradise Don’t wanna cry so I gotta get paralyzed Don’t waste your prayers They can’t save us Lifestyles of the sick and dangerous Put your middle fingers up Take a shot Throw it up and don’t stop I’m, I’m, I’m Living that life on the dark side Like the 27 club Headshot We don’t wanna grow up I’m, I’m, I’m Living that life on the dark side Life on the dark side Every psycho in the scene Hands up and follow me saying Empire of the freaks All drinks on me

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