Episode 201



July 18th, 2023

48 mins 29 secs

Season 6

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About this Episode

Finland went all out in supporting their Eurovision entry "Cha Cha Cha" in ways that continue to reverberate weeks after the contest. We spoke with University of Helsinki researcher Zoë Jay and UMK associate producer/"Cha Cha Cha" dancer Matti Myllyaho about Finland's Eurovision 2023 experience.

Zoë Jay

Dr Zoë Jay is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki and the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. She has a background in international relations and political science. Her research focuses on European politics, human rights, and the politics of international law, especially compliance with the European Court of Human Rights.

Matti Myllyaho

Matti Myllyaho is an associate show producer for Finland's national selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) and performed as a backing dancer in Finland's 2023 Eurovision entry "Cha Cha Cha".

Sisu Summary

  • tumblr and Eurovision Fandom
  • Zoë Jay and Finland's Publc Response to Eurovision 2023 (4:47)
  • Matti Myllyaho on Delegating "Cha Cha Cha" Dancing (25:42)


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