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PKN films Eurovision 'postcard,' gets visit from punk legend

True to Eurovision Song Contest tradition, Finland’s contenders punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) filmed their "postcard" for the upcoming contest. What they didn't expect was a surprise visit from a member of Finnish punk royalty, Pelle Miljoona.

Punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät and Pelle Miljoona (left) on Wednesday.
Punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät and Pelle Miljoona (left) on Wednesday. Image: Yle / Harri Hakanen

An Austrian TV crew from national broadcasters ORF crew stopped in Helsinki on Wednesday to film the first part of Finland’s contest "postcard," a message from the band to the world.

Finnish punk legend Pelle Miljoona, dressed as a mail carrier, handed the punk quartet a package delivered from Austria.

"Are you really Pelle Miljoona?" the incredulous members of PKN asked. "What are you doing here?"

The band then spontaneously started singing Miljoona’s song Juokse villi lapsi (Run Wild Child).

Since the band’s start at a non-profit cultural and living center for developmental disabilities in 2009, PKN has released several recordings, performed around the world, been the subject of a documentary movie and continues to make international headlines.

Earlier this year, the band landed the coveted spot to represent Finland in this year's Eurovision Song contest with their song Aina mun pitää (I Always Have To).

What, exactly, was in the package that Miljoona delivered to the band was not revealed, but that as well as the band’s postcard will be shown on the first night of the song contest.

Next week, PKN will visit Vienna, Austria to film the second part of the postcard.  

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Vienna on the 19th, 21st and 23rd of May, and broadcast on Yle.

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