Finland is to try its luck in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with another heavy metal number. The metal band Teräsbetoni won the Finnish finals on Saturday night, edging out a traditional crooner and a disco act. Watch Teräsbetoni's performance.
Teräsbetoni came away with 38.9 percent of the vote with their song, "Missä Miehet Ratsastaa" (Where the Men Ride). Sixty-two-year-old stage veteran Kari Tapio placed second with 33.9 percent, while a dance number performed by peroxide-blonde singer Cristal Snow came in third with 26.5 percent.
Three qualifying rounds were held. Two songs were selected from each round to compete in the finals, while the passed-over performers competed once more amongst themselves for a wild-card ticket to the finals.
Teräsbetoni will compete against other European performers in May at the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia.