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ESC Reporter | March 30, 2017

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It's Sandhja for Finland in Eurovision 2016!

It’s Sandhja for Finland in Eurovision 2016!
Kevin Lee

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016 concluded last night with Finland selecting Sandhja as the winner of the contest.

She will now go on to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm this May.

 

The Jury’s Choice but Not the Public’s

The winner of UMK was decided by a 50/50 split between jury and public votes. Sandhja scored extremely well with the jury, however, scored third place in the public voting. But, the jury votes were high enough to carry her to victory with the song “Sing It Away.

 

 

A Bit About Sandhja

The 24-year-old artist was born as Sandhja Kuivalainen to an Indo-Guyanese mother and a Finnish father. She has had previous releases in Finland, including an album titled “Gold,” which was released in 2013.

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