The Finnish entry in this year’s song contest is already breaking Eurovision records. The band has gained international interest due to the band members’ learning disabilities. Their victory in the Finnish national final has been noticed all over the world, for instance by BBC.
What’s more interesting to many Eurovision statisticians is that their entry ‘Aina mun pitää’ will be the shortest song ever in the contest. At a length of 1:28 they beat the previous records from 1957 and 1966. Back then, UK and Monaco were represented by songs that lasted for around 1 minute and 50 seconds.
The rules of Eurovision Song Contest don’t state anything about the minimum length of a song. Only the maximum length is set at three minutes. In an interview with Yle this morning, the band told that they have no plans to lengthen their song.
Finland competes in the first semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest.