FINNISH NATIONAL FINAL 1980

Vesa-Matti Loiri
Vesa-Matti Loiri

The Finnish Final was held on March 8th at the YLE TV Studios in Tampere, hosted by Mikko Alatalo. Before the final, there was a semi-final on January 12th in which 5 songs were eliminated – the finalists were chosen by an “expert” jury. The winner was chosen by 5 regional juries.

 

1 Huilumies Flute man Vesa-Matti Loiri 386

1st

2 Nopea talven valo A quick winter light Liisa Tavi 190

6th

3 Karthago Carthage Kirka 315

2nd

4 Lady Day Lady Day Eija Ahvo 210

5th

5 Päättymätön laulu Endless song Irina Milan 240

3rd

6 Eräs lapsi ei nuku A child can’t sleep Sinikka Sokka 234

4th

Irina Milan
Irina Milan

Vesa-Matti Loiri previously came 3rd in the 1975 Finnish Final. At the ESC he was 19th where Irina Milan was one of his backing singers.

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