The third song of this year’s Uuden musiikin kilpailu (UMK) has been released. Listen to the song Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua by Danny here:
Ilkka Lipsanen, better known as Danny, is a Finnish music legend, who started his career in the 1960’s as a singer of the band Islanders. After the band came apart, Danny started his solo career and also started to make big and spectacular show tours, which were a new thing in Finland those days. This is why it has been said that Danny started a show culture in Finland. During his long career Danny has recorded numerous hit songs, including Kauan, Vähän ennen kyyneleitä and Kuusamo. He also former a popular music duo Armi and Danny with Miss Finland 1977 Armi Aavikko. Duo performed together almost 20 years, and their hit song Tahdon olla sulle hellä from 1977 is maybe the biggest hit of Danny’s career.
Danny has participated Finnish national selections for Eurovision 7 times before: in 1966, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1986 and 2004. His best placing so far is the second place, which he has achieved twice: in 1967 and 1975. Danny, also known as Iso D (Big D), has also won many awards during his career, and competed against Paul Anka, Nancy Sinatra and Tom Jones in the World Championships of pop singing in Rio de Janeiro in 1968.
According to Yle, Danny’s UMK-song Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua is a melancholic and unique song, but not a farewell song. Danny told Yle following about his song: ”It’s about how life is a gift, but how you can never be sure how long it will last – only that it will, eventually, come to an end. My song aims to be a humorous and truthful take on the subject. While its lyrics may not represent your typical Eurovision ditty, it’s an ambitious effort that represents a perspective that is rarely approached in pop music.”
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