Norma John will represent Finland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Norma John

Blackbird

Country
🇫🇮 Finland
First Semi-Final
Finished 12th
Song
Blackbird
Written by
Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen
Composed by
Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen
Broadcaster
Yleisradio

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

Updates about Norma John

Finnland second rehearsal

Celebrating Finland's 100th anniversary of independence!

2 years ago
Second semi-final Live-show

Not forgotten! We spoke with a few of them who didn't qualify

3 years ago
First Semi-Final qualifiers of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Ten acts qualified for the Grand Final in tonight's first Semi-Final!

3 years ago
Second dress rehearsal first Semifinale

Finland's Norma John enchant the audience in Kyiv

3 years ago