OGAE Song Contest 2021 – Finland

OGAE Finland will be represented by Erika Vikman with “Syntisten pöytä

Biography

Vikman was born on 20 February 1993 in Tampere. She later grew up in Lempäälä and Pori.Her mother was also a singer, who sang Finnish tango music and competed in Tangomarkkinat. She has a sister named Jennika, who also is a singer. Vikman began singing as a teenager, and won the girls’ division in the 2008 Junior Tango Competition. She later also participated in the 2010 Tampere Springboard Competition In 2020, Vikman signed with Warner Music Finland and was confirmed by Yle to be competing in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020, the Finnish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. In the competition, she performed the song “Cicciolina”, written about the Hungarian-Italian pornographic actress Ilona Staller, who performed under the stage name Cicciolina. Vikman competed in the competition final on 7 March 2020 in Tampere, where she placed second; she received the most votes from the Finnish public, but the professional jury ranked her only third. Despite only placing second, the song went on to become a hit in Finland, becoming her first top five single. Following the success of “Cicciolina”, Vikman later released the follow-up single “Syntisten pöytä”, which became her second top five hit, and later first number one radio hit. Also in 2020, Vikman placed third in season one of Masked Singer Suomi, competing as “The Wasp”.

Lyrics

Kun et jaksa enää esittää mitään
Kun et suuta pysty supussa pitää
Tule luoksemme, pöytä on jo katettu
Tääl ei tarvi pelkää maailmanloppuu
Ja silmät nopeasti hämärään tottuu
Tänne ennenkin katseilta on paettu

Tarjolla on sitä kiellettyä hedelmää
Se mitä tapahtuu täällä se tänne jää

Jätettyjä, petettyjä, eronneita, karanneita
Langenneita, ratkenneita, sisimpäänsä salanneita
Mä lupaan että on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään
Kiusattuja, tuomittuja, perintönsä juhlineita
Kivipohjaan pudonneita, kirottuja, tuhlareita
Mä lupaan еttä on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään

Kun et kaipaa sääliä etkä saarnaa
Tai et jatka täydellisyyden taakkaa
Tule luoksemme, leipä on jo murrettu
Meit on täällä sekava seurakunta
Ja sellaisena kun oot sun pitää tulla
Mun viereen on paikka sulle varattu

Jos joku teistä on niin synnitön ja kunnollinen
Heittäköön päällemme tänne sen ensimmäisen kiven

Jätettyjä, petettyjä, eronneita, karanneita
Langenneita, ratkenneita, sisimpäänsä salanneita
Mä lupaan että on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään
Kiusattuja, tuomittuja, perintönsä juhlineita
Kivipohjaan pudonneita, kirottuja, tuhlareita
Mä lupaan että on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään

Jos valtaasi ois en portiltas käännyttäis ketään pois
Vain vastauksen saan kun kerran me vielä tavataan

Jätettyjä, petettyjä, eronneita, karanneita
Langenneita, ratkenneita, sisimpäänsä salanneita
Mä lupaan että on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään
Kiusattuja, tuomittuja, perintönsä juhlineita
Kivipohjaan pudonneita, kirottuja, tuhlareita
Mä lupaan että on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään
Mä lupaan että on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään
Mä lupaan että on hauskempaa meil jotka löytää syntisten pöytään

Lyrics (English)

When you don’t have the strenght to pretend anything anymore
When you can’t keep your mouth shut
Come to us, the table is already set
Here you don’t have to be afaid of the apocalypse
And the eyes will quickly adjust to the darkness
We have hidden here before from the prying eyes

The offering is the forbitten fruit
What happens here stays here

There are those who are stranded, betrayed, divorced, those who have escaped
Those who have sinned, are torn, those who have hidden their inner being
I promise that for us, who found our way to the table of the sinners, we will have more fun
The teased, the condemned, those who have partied away their inheritance
Ones who have hit the rock bottom, the cursed, the wastrels
I promise that for us, who found our way to the table of the sinners, we will have more fun

When you don’t want pity or a sermon
Or you refuse to continue to carry the burden of perfection
Come to us, the bread has already been broken
There’s a mixed congregation here
And just the way you are, you must come here
There’s a place next to me reserved for you

If one of you is so sinless and righteous
Then throw the first stone on us who are here

There are those who are stranded, betrayed, divorced, those who have escaped
Those who have sinned, are torn, those who have hidden their inner being
I promise that for us, who found our way to the table of the sinners, we will have more fun
The teased, the condemned, those who have partied away their inheritance
Ones who have hit the rock bottom, the cursed, the wastrels
I promise that for us, who found our way to the table of the sinners, we will have more fun

If I had your power, I wouldn’t turn anyone away from the gates
I can only get the answer once we meet again

There are those who are stranded, betrayed, divorced, those who have escaped
Those who have sinned, are torn, those who have hidden their inner being
I promise that for us, who found our way to the table of the sinners, we will have more fun
The teased, the condemned, those who have partied away their inheritance
Ones who have hit the rock bottom, the cursed, the wastrels
I promise that for us, who found our way to the table of the sinners, we will have more fun

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