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The song

Title
Blackbird
Performed by
Norma John
Written by
Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen
Composed by
Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen

The song

Title
Blackbird
Performed by
Norma John
Written by
Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen
Composed by
Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen

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

English (Original)

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

French

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