Saturday, 16 May 2015


Finland aren't afraid to send something edgy to Eurovision and this year, they've gone Punk!  Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät were formed in 2009 and have a successful career in Finland with a big fan base - it was no surprise that they won the Finnish National Final.

The song is "Aina Mun Pitaa" and as mentioned is fairly Punky, with that "shouty" kind of singing that personally I find challenging... BUT - it does wake you up from the ballad-fest that this year's contest has become, and is mercifully short at 1 min 30 seconds in length!  Have a look and a listen here:

Here's what our panel have to say:

Asta Bjornsdottir:  "Can‘t stand this song either!!! Have never liked punk!!"

Hasse Skoldebjer: "It's not as bad as most people seems to think. 3/10."

Annemieke Kelleter: "I love this song, it's so raw and honest with great lyrics. It always makes me happy and turn up the volume when this song comes along!"

Adam and Charlotte Lane: "A really admirable piece for many reasons; the people of Finland have chosen a song which represents equality and acceptance. Musically, as an example of the Punk genre it ticks all the boxes: restricted number of chords, a DIY ethos to the performance and production, simplistic song structure and straightforward arrangement. At 1m 40s it’s the shortest entry so far, but then 70s Punk songs were often short. As a Eurovision Song, it also meets requirements: there are few places other than in the ESC where this particular group of performers would be given a voice on a major stage. The ESC has become a platform for everyone. This is all to be applauded. Putting all the background aside (if you can do that at the ESC), whether a Punk song will win the popular vote is questionable. Whether the group will get votes is a completely different question. Well done, Finland. Well done. 5/10"

So there you have the views from the EB panel - but what do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know! :D

No comments:

Post a Comment