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Norma John

Norma John, an indie pop duo formed by two friends, Lasse and Leena, represent Finland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with their stunning song Blackbird.

Norma John is an indie-spirited pop band formed by Leena and Lasse, two long standing friends. Their music is full of strong cinematic feel, visuality and Scandinavian rugged beauty. The duo are musical soul mates and share a quirky sense of humour. In January 2017 Norma John participating in the Contest for New Music (UMK) with nine other participants at the Espoo Metro Arena. The song Blackbird brought them a clear victory and Norma John is now Finland's 51st representative in the Eurovision Song Contest.

"We wanted to take the next step with our music and UMK was perfect for this. We felt that it was time to do this. And the Eurovision Song Contest is a fine way of bringing cultures and people together through music," Norma said.

Things you should know about Norma John

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  • We write our own songs;
  • We are an indie pop band;
  • We have been making music together for 15 years.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

No we don't. We just try to keep calm to not freak out!

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It is an honour to represent Finland in this. Eurovision Song Contest is great, because it brings different countries and people together, and crosses borders by the power of music!

Lyrics of Blackbird

Blackbird blackbird don't sing to me
Don't sing below my window
Fly somewhere else don't bother me
Don't sing below my window

You sang when he was in my bed
You sang when my heart sang
Now you remind me of something I'll never have
So blackbird don't sing
Blackbird don't sing

Blackbird blackbird I am now alone
Somewhere else go make your home
Don't nestle here go find lovers of your own
I am now alone

You sang when he was in my bed
You sang when my heart sang
Now you remind me of something I'll never have
So blackbird don't sing
Blackbird don't sing
Blackbird don't sing

You sang when he was in my bed
You sang when my heart sang
Now you remind me of something I'll never have
So blackbird don't sing
Blackbird don't sing
Blackbird don't sing
Mon merle, mon merle, ne me chante pas
Ne chante pas sous ma fenêtre
Vole ailleurs, ne me dérange pas
Ne chante pas sous ma fenêtre

Tu chantais, quand il était dans mon lit
Tu chantais, quand mon cour chantait aussi
Maintenant, tu me rappelles quelque chose que je n'aurai jamais
Alors, mon merle, ne chante pas
Mon merle, ne chante pas

Mon merle, mon merle, je suis seule maintenant
Va faire ton foyer quelque part ailleurs
Ne niche pas ici, va trouver des amoureux de ton espèce
Je suis seule maintenant

Tu chantais, quand il était dans mon lit
Tu chantais, quand mon coeur chantait aussi
Maintenant, tu me rappelles quelque chose que je n'aurai jamais
Alors, mon merle, ne chante pas
Mon merle, ne chante pas
Mon merle, ne chante pas

Tu chantais, quand il était dans mon lit
Tu chantais, quand mon coeur chantait aussi
Maintenant, tu me rappelles quelque chose que je n'aurai jamais
Alors, mon merle, ne chante pas
Mon merle, ne chante pas
Mon merle, ne chante pas