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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