A large number of fans greeted Finland’s Eurovision representative at the airport.
13.5. 7:50 | Updated to 14.5. 19:39
Karija, or Jere Pohonen, the Finnish visa representative, arrived in Finland on a flight that landed at approximately 18:35. Ilta-Sanomat followed the hero’s return momentarily in this article.
A text follow-up can be found at the end of this article.
Sumen Karija finished second in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The competition was won by Sweden’s Lorraine by a vote of the professional judges.
This year, the Eurovision contestants were ranked in such a way that the influence of professional judges and the public vote was half and half.
Lauren got a total of 583 marks, Karija got 526. Karija got the biggest audience score, totaling 376 points. Lauren’s public score balance was 243.
Finland’s performance enthralled the talent field, and the audience roared its approval as Karija’s cha cha cha played. As the presenters announced the score, shouts of “Karija” and “Cha Cha Cha” echoed through the television broadcast.