Finnish entry to Eurovision Song Contest 2011 is Paradise Oskar with song Da Da Dam. Finland decided to go to Germany in May with Paradise Oskar (born Axel Ehnström) – a Finnish singer-songwriter. The name Paradise Oskar comes from author Astrid Lindgren’s children’s book Rasmus and the Vagabond, where Paradise Oskar is a vagabond who plays the accordion. Oskar participated in the Finnish national selection; Euroviisut 2011 with the song Da Da Dam to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 to be held in Düsseldorf in May 2011.
Oskar first participated in the second semi-final, he qualified to the final along with two other artists. In the final after the 10 artists performed their songs, Oskar along with Father McKenzie and Saara Aalto went through to the second round known as the “Super Final”. Oskar was declared the winner receiving the highest number of text messages and with 46.7% of the TV-votes.
Finland has been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1961 and it took the country 45 years till its first victory when Lordi won Europe’s favorite TV-show in Athens in 2006.
Paradise Oskar is only 19 years old but he’s already very famous in his native country. He has been studying at Helsinki’s conservatory and in love with classical music and jazz. Eurovision Song Contest 2011 waits for new Finnish vibe in Düsseldorf. So get ready, Finland’s entry to Eurovision 2011 Paradise Oskar brings his fairytale to us!