Turku's Caribia Hall has hosted many glamourous events - and tonight, there will be one more: the Finnish national final for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest! Ten artists will be present to be voted on by the Finnish TV audience: first to compile a so called superfinal of three songs, and then to compile the winner. Only televote will prevail.
The songs tonight
The ten songs being on stage tonight were chosen in three semi-finals of five songs with the top three in each heat progressing to the final. Additionally to that, an expert jury gave out one special wildcard to Eveliina Määttä.
Eveliina Määttä - Dancing In the Dark
Sami Hintsanen - Täältä Maailmaan
Milana Misic - Sydämeni Kaksi Maata
Paradise Oskar - Da Da Dam
Cardiant - Rapture In Time
Johanna Iivanainen - Luojani Mun
Father McKenzie - Good Enough
Marko Maunuksela - Synkän Maan Tango
Saara Aalto - Blessed With Love
Stala & So. - Pamela
The hosts of the Finnish final will be long-term presenter Jaana Pelkonen - who also presented the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest - and Tom Nylund.
Finland narrowly missed out on a spot in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest final when Kuunkuiskaajat's Työlki Ellää ended up 11th in its Semi-Final. Will they be more successful this year?