Look out for Ville Eetvartti, whose ‘Lasikaupunki’ could end up as the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 to be held in Azerbaijani Baku. No stranger to fame, Ville Eetvartti rose to fame as one of the singers in the TV show ‘Clash of the Choirs.’ Singing Kings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody,’ it’s no surprise that ‘Lasikaupunki’ sounds familiar to Coldplay.
Ville Eetvartti’s entry is one of 40 to qualify from a round of demos evaluated by the Finnish broadcaster YLE. A total of 540 tracks were submitted between August and September last year. The grand finale is scheduled in February in the Helsinki Ice Hall and will be hosted by Anne Lainto and Joona Kortesmäki.
The move to an open audition was announced last summer, opening the possibility for anyone to submit a song for qualification. Paradise Oskar represented Finland in the last final ending up as No.21 out of 25 contestants. Lordi managed to oust all competition when the group won the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah.’ A track that even climbed the UK singles chart, peaking at No.25. Lordi also placed the follow-up single ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ at top of the native singles chart.