Metal band BLIND CHANNEL to represent Finland in this year's 'Eurovision Song Contest'
Finnish post-hardcore metal band BLIND CHANNEL has won “Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu”, the country’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, and will now compete against 40 other acts in the Eurovision finals, due to be held in Rotterdam this May.
Speaking to Eurovision.tv shortly after their victory, BLIND CHANNEL said: “We can’t wait to play to hundreds of millions of people, so we can turn them to the dark side too! We’re gonna have one night of perfection tonight, because when Monday comes we have to get back to the grind to make sure we deliver the best show in Rotterdam that we can!”
Formed in 2013, BLIND CHANNEL plays heavy rock with fresh pop elements, dual vocals, electrifying energy and a massive crossover potential. The band claims to be inspired by ENTER SHIKARI, 30 SECONDS TO MARS and the early works of LINKIN PARK.
BLIND CHANNEL had its first live appearance in 2013 in its hometown of Oulu. Their career started out with a bang, as they won two big band competitions and impressed audiences all around Europe with their hyperactive live show and scored a recording deal with Ranka Publishing.
The world hasn’t seen a metal band win the Eurovision Song Contest since fellow Finns LORDI shocked the audience with their brand of horror metal in 2006, providing the winning song “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. In 2008, TERÄSBETONI represented Finland in the Eurivision Song Contest final with the track “Missä Miehet Ratsastaa”.