Spotlight on: Finland

May 20, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Blind Channel (Joel Hokka, Niko Moilanen, Joonas Porko, Olli Matela, Tommi Lalli, Aleksi Kaunisvesi)

Formed: 2013

Hometown: Oulu, Finland

Selection Method: Winner of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021

Song: Dark Side

Composer: Aleksi Kaunisvesi, Joonas Porko, Joel Hokka, Niko Moilanen, Olli Matela

Producer: Aleksi Kaunisvesi, Joonas Porko, Joel Hokka, Niko Moilanen, Olli Matela

Eurovision Result: 6th Place

Blind Channel is a post-hardcore band from Oulu, Finland. The band define their musical style as “violent pop”.

The band released their debut singles “Naysayers” and “Calling Out” in 2014. They released their debut studio album Revolutions on 29 September 2016. The album includes the singles “Unforgiving”, “Don’t”, “Darker Than Black”, “Deja Fu” and “Enemy for Me”.

They participated in the Finnish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the nu metal song “Dark Side”. They won the selection and will represent Finland in the contest.

Song Lyrics

Put your middle fingers up
Take a shot, throw it up and don’t stop
I’m, I’m, I’m living that life on the dark side

(Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo)
Every psycho in the scene
Hands up and follow me saying (Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo)
Empire of the freaks, all drinks on me

Just another night in my pitch black paradise
Don’t wanna cry, so I gotta get paralyzed
My body is my weapon, so I keep it loaded
‘Til I’m all over the place like my head exploded
Don’t waste your prayers, they can’t save us
Lifestyles of the sick and dangerous

Put your middle fingers up
Take a shot, throw it up and don’t stop
I’m, I’m, I’m living that life on the dark side
Likе the 27 Club, headshot
We don’t wanna grow up
I’m, I’m, I’m living that lifе on the dark side
Life on the dark side

(Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo)
Every psycho in the scene
Hands up and follow me saying (Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo)
Empire of the freaks, all drinks on me

I’m in a cave of man-made misery
Digging a grave for myself and my enemies
Of all the dark things that keep me wasted
You’re the sweetest I’ve ever tasted

Put your middle fingers up
Take a shot, throw it up and don’t stop
I’m, I’m, I’m living that life on the dark side
Like the 27 Club, headshot
We don’t wanna grow up
I’m, I’m, I’m living that life on the dark side
Life on the dark side

Just another night in my pitch black paradise
Don’t wanna cry so I gotta get paralyzed
Don’t waste your prayers, they can’t save us
Lifestyles of the sick and dangerous

Put your middle fingers up
Take a shot, throw it up and don’t stop
I’m, I’m, I’m living that life on the dark side
Like the 27 Club, headshot
We don’t wanna grow up
I’m, I’m, I’m living that life on the dark side
Life on the dark side

(Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo)
Every psycho in the scene
Hands up and follow me saying (Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo)
Empire of the freaks
All drinks on me

Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1961

Appearances: 53

Finals: 45

Best Result: 1st (2006)

Top 10:

1961 – Laila Kinnunen – Valoa ikkunassa, 10th Place

1962 – Marion Rung – Tipi-tii, 7th Place

1964 – Lasse Mårtenson – Laiskotellen, 7th Place

1966 – Ann Christine – Playboy, 10th Place

1971 – Markku Aro & Koivistolaiset – Tie uuteen päivään, 8th Place

1973 – Marion Rung – Tom Tom Tom, 6th Place

1975 – Pihasoittajat – Old Man Fiddle, 7th Place

1984 – Kirka – Hengaillaan, 9th Place

1985 – Sonja Lumme – Eläköön elämä, 9th Place

1989 – Anneli Saaristo – La dolce vita, 7th Place

2006 – Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah, 1st Place

Marcel Benzençon Awards:

2002 – Fan Award

2006 – Press Award

2011 – Press Award

Will you be rocking on with Blind Channel? What is your favourite song from Finland? Let us know in the comments below!

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