First out of three semi-finals took place in Helsinki on Saturday night. Six songs were competing and three of them qualified for the February 28th national final. The qualifiers were chosen solely by the audience.
The qualifiers of the first show are:
- Satin Circus – Crossroads
- Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – Aina mun pitää
- Norlan El Misionario – No voy a llorar por ti
These three had to leave the competition tonight:
- Hans On The Bass – Loveshine
- Vilikasper Kanth – Äänenkantamattomiin
- Pihka ja myrsky – Sydän ei nuku
The next semi-final with another six acts takes place on Saturday, February 14th.