Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Entry: Finland - Krista Siegfrids - Marry Me
Mar 31 2013 06:17 pm CET

Finland shows it has a sense of humor with the song "Marry Me" by Krista Siegfrieds. Will the divisiveness caused by the content of the track be an obstacle, or could a strong performance on the Malmo stage mean a trip to the Eurovision Song Contest Final?

Country: Finland
Title: "Marry Me"
Artist: Krista Siegfrids
Semi-Final: Second, Position 5
Last year's entry/position: "Nar Jag Blundar" - Pernilla Karlsson (DNQ, 12th of 18, First SF)

Finland isn't usually one to throw a curve ball with its Eurovision Song Contest entries, but "Marry Me" by Krista Siegfrids is approaching a level of unexpectedness close to "Hard Rock Hallelujah" – and remember how that worked out? Here's the track:



I expect this to be the most divisive entry of this year's contest. On the one hand, the song is incredibly pop friendly and the potential for a tremendous stage performance will be something to look forward to in the second semi-final. However, the lyrical content can be discomforting. The line between feminist satire and female subservience is quite blurry. Even after a couple months to absorb the track, I'm still not sure how firmly Siegfrids' tongue is in her cheek.

Even with the controversy, "Marry Me" should be able to make it to the final. It will contrast nicely with Azerbaijan's entry and provides a counterpoint to Malta's entry, which follows Finland. The challenge will be coming from the other rock entries, of which there are several in this semi-final. However, the pop friendliness of the track should make the track more approachable to a wider audience.

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