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Vesa-Matti Loiri

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Name:Vesa-Matti Loiri
aka Vesku
Born:4-1-1945
Nationality:Finnish
   
National Finals:

Euroviisut 1980

ESC Entries:Huilumies (1980)
   
Website:Facebook/Vesa

Biography

Vesa is a Finnish actor, musician and comedian, best known for his role as Uuno Turhapuro, whom he portrayed in a total of 20 movies between the years 1973 and 2004. Loiri became an actor in 1962. He released his first album, “4+20” in 1971. Loiri also plays the flute, a talent he put to use representing Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 in The Hague/Netherlands with the song “Huilumies”, dedicated to his flute. Loiri has also had a lifelong interest in sports. He held the office of Chairman of the Finnish billiards association for multiple years.

Entries

Country:Finland
Year:1980
Language:Finnish
   
Artist:Vesa-Matti Loiri
Song:Huilumies
Lyrics:Vexi Salmi
Composer(s):Aarno Raninen
Conductor:Ossi Runne
   
Backings:

Irina Milan
Maarit Hurmerinta
Martti Metsäketo

Results 
Points:6
Position:19
Running order:10
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