Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät — which, for brevity's sake and because we don't want the Internet to run out of space, we shall refer to as "PKN" — is a punk rock band that was formed in 2009 in a charity workshop for adults with developmental disabilities. They entered the Eurovision Song Contest to raise awareness for people with Down's Syndrome.
PKN are already famous in their country for being the subject of the 2012 Finnish documentary The Punk Syndrome that shows how disabled people live and express themselves through music.
Their song "Aina mun pitää" ("I always have to"), which clocks in at 1'37" and is thus the shortest in Eurovision history, was written by the band's members. Its lyrics, in Finnish, are about having to engage in daily activities such as washing-up — and has, up to now, received mainly negative reviews.
Underdogs, then. But let's not forget (who could ever?) that Finland won in 2006 with Lordi's UFO-of-a-song "Hard Rock Hallelujah."
Anyway, we're just looking forward to making fun of everybody trying to pronounce the full name of the band.
Does it make you want to visit that country? 5.25/10
Was there enough glitter? 2.25/10
Ok to quit your day job? 3.75/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 3.75/10