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🇫🇮 Hanna Pakarinen to take part in television show “Tähdet, tähdet”

Not the first Eurovision star to take part

Finland’s Eurovision 2007 representative Hanna Pakarinen will take part in singing competition “Tähdet, tähdet” this fall. Ten artists will compete to become the Star of the Stars.

Back to her roots

Hanna Pakarinen rose to fame through Finnish Idol back in 2003. She was crowned as the first ever winner of the show and was later selected to represent Finland in 2007 when the contest took place in country’s capital Helsinki. She represented the country with the song “Leave Me Alone” and finished 17th in the final.

The other contestants include ABREU, who served as the spokesperson for Finland at the final of Eurovision 2018 and Swedish eurodance star Pandora.

Format based on Norway’s Stjernekamp

The ten artists will tackle different music genres every week and let the audience discover their hidden talents. “Tähdet, tähdet” is based on the Norwegian show Stjernekamp which premiered in 2012.

The first season of “Tähdet, tähdet” featured Finland’s Eurovision 2004 representative Jari Sillanpää and 1987 representative Vicky Rosti and Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu contestants Diandra and Stig. Jari Sillanpää was voted as the winner ahead of runner-up Diandra.

Finland’s 2002 representative Laura Voutilainen, 2008 representative, Teräsbetoni’s frontman Jarkko Ahola and 2013 representative Krista Siegfrids took part on the second season of the show. During the opera week, Krista Siegfrids wowed everyone with her rendition of aria “Una donna a quindici anni”.

More Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu contestants took part on the third season of the show, “Draamaa” singer Eini and Opera Skaala’s vocalist Essi Luttinen. The fourth season had Mikael Saari and Erika Vikman among the contestants. Erika Vikman made it to the Eurovision week of the show, where she performed Finland’s 1985 entry “Eläköön elämä”.

Are you excited to see Hanna Pakarinen compete again? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

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Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö and been to all the contests ever since. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.
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