Finland goes dance: Waldo's People to Moscow!

Finland goes dance: Waldo's People to Moscow!
Waldo's People (photo courtesy of YLE)

After having been successful on the Eurovision Song Contest stage with rock, Finland will send something different to the 2009 edition to Moscow: the group Waldo's People got the highest number of televotes in the Finnish final and will now present their song Lose Control - a dance anthem - in the Russian capital.

After three weeks of Semi-finals in Finland, the grand final of Eurovision Laulukilpailu took place in the Leonardo Hall in Tampere tonight. 12 artists fought for the honour of representing their native country Finland in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest - and it was Waldo's People who managed to convince the televoting audience! They will now perform their song Lose Control in the first of two Semi-Finals of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Moscow's Olimpiskiy Hall on the 12th of May!

Waldo's People won the superfinal tonight against the two other competitors Signmark feat. Osmo Ikonen and Passionworks feat. Tony Turunen who had also reached the second stage of televoting in the Finnish final tonight. The group had already been tipped as one of the favourites as they had won their Semi-Final earlier in January. They got 45,1% of the votes tonight in the superfinal with Signmark feat. Osmo Ikonen coming close second with 41,2%.

Finland managed to reached the final in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with the group Teräsbetoni who ended up in 22nd position ultimately.


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  • Posted on 24 April 2009 at 18:40
    Well they should first leave out their dance music à la con and take a guitar or two. I think they'll win only if they realize that their dance "music" is a big error: they're Finnish, so, as every Finnish artists, they absolutely must become a metal band. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 April 2009 at 17:19
    Hey, Finland, don't yo do that! Finland is hard-rock and metal, don't turn dance and shit like that!Please, I supply you, throw Waldo's People right in the bin and send to Moscow what you use to do better:Children Of Bodom, Turisas, Korpliklaani, Nightwish, Against It All, real music, and not dance, merd'n'b, and puke like that!Finland is not dance, techno, merd'n'b, ragga, and other kinf of auditive vomit, Finland is real music, "big drums, leather and chains, loud guitar, grimace and flames", that's real Finland, so forget Waldo's People and send us a real punk or metal band like you know how to make it, please! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 March 2009 at 17:14
    VERY VERY GOOD but I don't think they will vote it.I will but...It's not a EUROVISIONSONG so much..... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2009 at 13:17
    i don t like but it s going to final report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2009 at 17:54
    I have to say: I don't like this song at all! We didn't have so many good song this year. I liked only Signmark and Vink. Signmark is MUCH better than Waldo's people.
    I agree with ladave: We are not going to be in the final. I just don't think itäs possible. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 February 2009 at 20:22
    It's one of my favourites. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2009 at 12:51
    Sorry Finland, but i don't think you will be in the final. It's a good dance number, but not one you can sing along to. Sorry if i upset the Finnish people, it's just my opinion. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2009 at 04:07
    The best song for sure, Lose Control is my Fave song for Esc 2009
    Could we be going back ti Finland for 2010, I hope so
    Good Luck Finland you have my 12 points, ( yes i know Australia doesnt vote, were not even in europe) but will be watching report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2009 at 23:43
    Best Song So Far report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 February 2009 at 10:47
    sorry Armenia mast be Andorra :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 February 2009 at 10:35
    Really great song! 12 points for Finland!!! My other favorites are Turkey/ Armenia / Romania / Ukraina too!
    lot 's of luck for u all, kiss kiss!! :)))

    Sorry, but this time no kisses for Russia ;D ;D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 February 2009 at 23:15
    finland's song very strong and very good from turkland's good points for the finland.) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 February 2009 at 12:19
    Gooooooooooo Waldo's! This is my favourite song this year! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 February 2009 at 09:56
    Totally catchy! Love that song. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 February 2009 at 01:13
    well good luck finla great song i will vote for it report to the moderator