FINLAND

"Huilumies" - Vesa-Matti Loiri

"Here's a flute and a flute man, I'm not playing by the normal standards, I flute away my troubles"

The Finnish Final was held on March 8th at the YLE TV Studios in Tampere, hosted by Mikko Alatalo. Before the final, there was a semi-final on January 12th in which 5 songs were eliminated - the finalists were chosen by an "expert" jury.  For details of the eliminated songs click here: FINNISH SEMI-FINAL 1980  The winner was chosen by 5 regional juries.

1 Huilumies Flute man Vesa-Matti Loiri 386

1st

2 Nopea talven valo A quick winter light Liisa Tavi 190

6th

3 Karthago Carthage Kirka 315

2nd

4 Lady Day Lady Day Eija Ahvo 210

5th

5 Päättymätön laulu Endless song Irina Milan 240

3rd

6 Eräs lapsi ei nuku A child can't sleep Sinikka Sokka 234

4th

Irina Milan

Vesa-Matti Loiri previously came 3rd in the 1975 Finnish Final. At the ESC he was 19th where Irina Milan was one of his backing singers.

NORWEGIAN NATIONAL FINAL 1980

1980 NATIONAL FINALS