Norma John


Blackbird lyrics | lyrics in French

Music by

Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen

Lyrics by

Lasse Piirainen, Leena Tirronen

Participating Broadcaster


History: Finland
Event Points Place
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 First Semi-Final
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

About Norma John

Norma John, an indie pop duo formed by two friends, Lasse and Leena, represent Finland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with their stunning song Blackbird.

Photo of Norma John

Norma John is an indie-spirited pop band formed by Leena and Lasse, two long standing friends. Their music is full of strong cinematic feel, visuality and Scandinavian rugged beauty. The duo are musical soul mates and share a quirky sense of humour. In January 2017 Norma John participating in the Contest for New Music (UMK) with nine other participants at the Espoo Metro Arena. The song Blackbird brought them a clear victory and Norma John is now Finland's 51st representative in the Eurovision Song Contest.

We wanted to take the next step with our music and UMK was perfect for this. We felt that it was time to do this. And the Eurovision Song Contest is a fine way of bringing cultures and people together through music.

Things you should know about Norma John

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  • We write our own songs.
  • We are an indie pop band.
  • We have been making music together for 15 years.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

No we don't. We just try to keep calm to not freak out!

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It is an honour to represent Finland in this. Eurovision Song Contest is great, because it brings different countries and people together, and crosses borders by the power of music!

Norma John's gorgeous Blackbird will participate in the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday the 9th of May.

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