Sunday, April 24, 2016

Finland - Sing It Away - Sandhja

Digital release image
15 - 51 pts in semi 1

Finland's ticket to Stockholm went to Sandhja, who won the multi week preselection process Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2016 with her song Sing It Away.

The song is written by Sandhja, Milos Rosas, Heikki Korhonen, Petri Matara and Markus Savijoki.

Sing It Away was released as a digital single on Januari 13 through Sony Music Finland.
It can also be found on the UMK 2016 album (see below)
A promo cdsingle is issued.

Sandhja releases her new album Freedom Venture on April 29. It includes Sing It Away, new single Love Me High and eight other songs. (Columbia, picture and tracklist at the end of this post).

Remix version DRI
Sing It Away
- digital single, Stockholm 2CD, promo
Sing It Away - karaoke
- on official karaoke album (digital release)
Sing It Away - Alex Mattson remix
- digital release May 20 2016

Sandhja (Sandhja Kuivalainen) released her first single Hold Me in 2013 and it became a minor radio hit.
It was followed by the album Gold in 2014 and two further singles Gold and My Bass.

UMK 2016
All 18 songs from the Finnish selection have been released on the album UMK - Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016 (through The Fried Music label). No CD will be released.

Links and sources
Sandhja website and FB
YLE's UMK 2016 pages
Sandhja's video at UMK's Youtube

Album Freedom Venture DRI
Tracklist Freedom Venture
1. My Bass
2. Sing It Away
3. Heaven’s Gates
4. Don’t Come Back for More
5. The Chase
6. Misery
7. Seven Billion Hearts
8. Calling of the Night
9. Haunted
10. Love Me High

Sing It Away is Finlands 50th Eurovision entry. The country has one memorable victory to its name, 2006 shock entry Hard Rock Hallelujah by Lordi.
The Finnish entries of the past few years.
2015 - Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
2014 - Softengine
2013 - Krista Siegfried
2012 - Pernilla Karlsson
2011 - Paradise Oskar
2010 - Kuunkuiskaajat
2009 - Waldo's People

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