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Tuesday 11 May and the rehearsals started for the second bunch of songs from semi final two. ESC Covers have on line accreditation and a team of reporters will follow it in shifts and report for us. Here is the 14th report from the first rehearsals of semi final two – that of Finland.



Recently we finished with our Top 100 which were compiled from the top 10’s of 103 people. Now for about 2 weeks, Roy of ESC Covers will do his top 20 of Eurovision songs he would have liked in the top 100 but they did not make it.

On a side note, a big thank you to Carolina of Peru who drew the beautiful Johannesburg Eurofriend,  which we use as the featured image.

Continue reading NAURAVAT SILMAT MUISTETAAN – BOULEVARD (Finland 1988)

2021 Eurovision in review

2021 Eurovision in review – 39 countries and songs.

Comments, review and video’s for all 39 songs competing at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam.

Finland: UMK 2021 artists revealed


The acts that will participate in the 2021 Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) national selection in Finland have been announced by the broadcaster, YLE

A couple of familiar names are included in UMK 2021- Aksel (who was originally chosen to represent Finland at the 2020 Eurovision but could not as the competition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic). Also, Laura (who represented Estonia at the 2017 Eurovision with Koit Toome and she was also part of Suntribe at Eurovision in 2005).

The finalists are –

  •  Oskr – Lie
  • Teflon Brothers x Pandora – I Love You
  •  Danny – Sinä Päivänä Kun Kaikki Rakastaa Mua
  •  Laura – Play
  •  Aksel – Hurt
  • Blind Channel – Dark Side
  • Ilta – Kelle Mä Soitan

The songs will be made available to listen to gradually via the streaming service, Spotify, from 14 January.

The final of UMK will take place on 20 February.

Source: ESC Covers


Saara Aalto x Baga Chipz and the new release ‘When The Sun Goes Down’


Saara Aalto x Baga Chipz have come together with a new song entitled When The Sun Goes Down. It is an upbeat, summer dance song with a strong production.

When The Sun Goes Down is composed by Charles Rivington, Frankie Connolly, George Tizzard, James Birt, Kalvin Ryder, Nadine Samuels, Rick Parkhouse and Saara Aalto.

Saara represented Finland at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with Monsters.

Baga Chipz is a drag queen from United Kingdom especially known from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

You can hear When The Sun Comes Down below.

Source: ESC Covers

Anna Timgren having success in the world of K-Pop

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Anna Timgren is a talented singer/songwriter from Finland. She has been composing and collaborating with various songwriters and producers and having big success with K-Pop music in South Korea, which is the hottest genre of music right now.

Some of the acts she has had success with are Twice, Loona, IZ*ONE, Rocket Punch, Bvndit, Weki Meki and HyunA and many more.

IZ*ONE and Loona are currently riding high right at the top of the prestigious Gaon Charts.

Anna wrote a song with Alex Mullarkey for Živilė Gedvilaitė entitled Learn From Your Love at the Eurovizijos nacionalinė atranka 2019 national selection in Lithuania. She has also worked with Greig Watts at DWB Music Ltd, who has been involved in many Eurovision selections.

You can see the latest music video by Weki Meki with the song Dazzle Dazzle, which is one of Anna’s current songs she has been working on and having success. Take a listen to Get Loud from the Twice mini-album, ‘Feel Special’. You can also hear the song that was in the Lithuanian Eurovision selection in 2019 for Živilė Gedvilaitė.

Source: ESC Covers