"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||
|2||Nopea talven valo||A quick winter light||Liisa Tavi||190||
|4||Lady Day||Lady Day||Eija Ahvo||210||
|5||Päättymätön laulu||Endless song||Irina Milan||240||
|6||Eräs lapsi ei nuku||A child can't sleep||Sinikka Sokka||234||
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