“Cha Cha Cha” Wins Eurovision for Finland


Cha Cha Cha by Käärijä won the Eurovision Song Contest for Finland, on Saturday in Liverpool. The song beat the favorites, Swedish Loreen with her song “Tattoo” by just 25 votes. Once all the votes were tallied, Cha Cha Cha had won 424.

The energetic upbeat song, which tells of a shy persona letting lose and partying on the weekends, brought Finland its second Eurovision win in its history, after Lordi won the contest in 2006 with “Hard Rock Hallelujah.” Finns celebrated the win on the streets of Helsinki, the city now set to host next year’s contest.

According to his instagram profile, Käärijä, or Jere Pöyhönen partied late into the night. On his win, he only commented: “Time for crazy, time for party, thank you Europe.”