DJ and Producer Darude—actual title Villen Virtanen– has been chosen to signify Finland within the Eurovision Song Contest. Darude is most identified and liked for his iconic 1999 single ‘Sandstorm‘ and since then, has been a distinguished determine within the EDM neighborhood and trance scene. He has gained three Finnish Grammys and gained wild international recognition for his work as DJ and producer.
Finnish singer Sebastian Rejman of the rock band ‘The Giant Leap’ will accompany Virtanen on stage. They have collaborated on three songs, that are to be launched individually on the eightth, 15th, and 22nd of February. These tracks will probably be showcased by way of the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailussa (UMK), the Finnish nationwide broadcast contest. The Finnish public together with knowledgeable jury will determine which observe will make it to Tel Aviv. The duo will probably be anticipated to carry out these songs reside for the nationwide broadcast and for the ESC itself, ought to they make it by way of the Semi-Finals. Darude shared his ideas with Eurovision following his nomination:
This is a large problem for me in some ways. When I used to be requested to signify Finland I felt a bit scared at first, however there was no method I might say no to my nation! It is an honour to be a part of this unbelievable expertise and I solely have optimistic expectations!”
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I am incredibly excited to announce that I will be the 2019 @eurovision representative for Finland! This is such an huge honor for me to represent my home country in this way, and I am SO excited to share the next few months of this crazy Eurovision experience with you all! 🇫🇮🤩 Olen mielettömän fiiliksissä että voin vihdoin ilmoittaa, että olen Suomen 2019 Euroviisuedustaja! On iso kunnia edustaa kotimaata tällä tavoin ja olen innoissani, että voin jakaa nämä tulevat hullut kuukaudet Euroviisukokemuksen merkeissä teidän kanssanne! @uudenmusiikinkilpailu #UMK19 #euroviisut #eurovision #esc2019 #daretodream
With solely 7 nations, the competition started in 1954. This 12 months marks the 64th Anniversary of the competition which is able to happen in Tel Aviv, Israel. Each nation can have a taking part broadcaster choose their performer. Some nations select their brightest stars and others determine on upcoming expertise. In the top, the winners are chosen by the general public and a jury of business professionals. Voters are usually not allowed to vote for their very own nation.
The two Semi-Finals are allotted randomly and can happen on May 14th and May 16th with the Grand Finale touchdown on the 18th.
The competitors will develop intensely as every nation begins to launch their performers. We can not wait to see Darude make his nation, and his neighborhood proud.