Two weeks ago, Finnish broadcaster YLE announced the 7 hopefuls who are in the running to fly the Finnish flag in Turin. To keep the hype alive among the Eurovision fans, the broadcaster decided to release the songs on a daily base. You can expect a new song from the national final every weekday at midnight. Our last stop: Isaac Sene with his song “Kuuma jäbä”
About Isaac Sene
Charismatic and boundary-breaking artist Isaac Sene is competing for a ticket to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy with his song Kuuma jäbä. Sene’s Koko kansan EP was released in 2020.
Sene’s music ranges widely in style, with touches of soul, rock and hip hop for example. Sene spent his childhood listening to all kinds of music, including everything from Mozart to Bob Marley, trance to Finnish heavy metal, laying the foundation for his enormously eclectic style.
“My music is pretty pop-oriented, but I love to mix different genres. I’ve always loved rock – the same goes for rap.”
Last year, Sene released a couple of new singles, the most well-known of which is perhaps the very personal N-sana. Even though the song has a serious, thought-provoking message, Sene’s goal is to entertain his listeners and help them escape the world. This is also how he describes his UMK entry Kuuma jäbä:
”You might blush a bit listening to this song, but we don’t want to just shock people for the sake of shocking”
Sene wrote the song together with producer Alvar Escartin, a.k.a. Yrjänä. Yrjänä has produced music for, Finnish artists Lukas Leon and Hassan Maikal. This collaboration got its start when Yrjänä heard Sene’s song Nälkä and fell in love with it. Isaac Sene is known as a daring, charismatic performer.
And with today’s release, we’ve got all the songs competing this year Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. The 7 song will perform their songs during the Grand Final on Saturday 26 February. The winning song will be determined by the televote during in the final (75%) and the points given by the international jury (25%).
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