Suomi laulukilpailun (#01, #05, #13-#16)|
Suomalaisen Musiikin Kilpailu (#22-present)
|Appearances||20 (13 finals)|
|Best result||2nd: #12|
|Worst result||7th PQR: #20|
|North Vision Ranking of Nations|
Finland debuted in the first edition of the contest and has participated in every edition, except #21. The national broadcaster, YLE (Yleisradio), has been organising the Finnish participation since debut.
Finland debuted in the first edition, in Budapest, Hungary. Finland's debut was not incredibly successful, as Haloo Helsinki! finished only 12th in the semi-final, failing to qualify. In the second edition, Finland scored much better, finishing in 5th place with Tarja Turunen and "I Walk Alone".
Finland has generally been successful in the contest, with multiple top 10 placements, including in the 2nd, 5th, 10th, 12th and 18th editions. Out of 20 full participations, Finland has qualified to the final 13 times, giving Finland a 65% qualification rate.
In the 20th edition, Finland, for the first time, failed to qualify from the Pre-Qualification Round. Because of this, and other internal problems within YLE, Finland withdrew for the first time in the 21st edition. Despite the withdrawal, Finland is set to make a return in the 22nd edition, taking place in Bulgaria, with a new national selection - Suomalaisen Musiikin Kilpailu.
- Table key
- Second place
- Third place
- Last place
- Automatically qualified to the final
- Did not qualify for the final
- Did not compete or was relegated
- Did not qualify from the pre-qualification round
Junior North Vision Song Contest
Finland debuted in the Junior North Vision Song Contest in the 2nd edition (then called Kid's North Vision) and has won the contest twice. In the 2nd edition, Jenni Jaakkola was selected, with the song "Tämä on unta". Unexpectedly, Jenni finished first in the grand final, receiving 116 points. In the 5th edition Finland once again won the contest, with Molly and "If I Ever Grow Up", which scored 155 points.
Finland hosted the contest in the 3rd edition, in Mariehamn, and in the 6th edition, in Helsinki. Despite winning twice, Finland withdrew in the 8th edition and hasn't participated since.
|#02||Jenni Jaakkola||"Tämä on unta"||1||116||No semi-finals|
|#04||Emma Olivia||"My Shoes"||7||73|
|#05||Molly||"If I Ever Grow Up"||1||155|
|#06||Aino Morko||"Päästä mut irti"||11||62|
|#07||Axel||"Ta min hand"||17||36|
|Did not participate between #08 and #10|
Nordisk Melodi Grand Prix
Finland debuted in the Nordic song contest, Nordisk Melodi Grand Prix, in the first edition. After coming last twice, Finland withdrew from the contest in the third edition, only to return in the fourth edition to score a win, with the song "Cinnamon Hearts" by Eva & Manu.
|Did not participate in #03|
|#04||Eva & Manu||"Cinnamon Hearts"||1||36|