Talking about being the Finnish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Darude said: “This is a huge challenge for me in many ways, when I was asked to represent Finland I felt a bit scared at first, but there was no way I could say no to my country! It is an honour to be part of this incredible experience and I only have positive expectations!”

As anticipation and curiosity grow for what Darude will bring to the show, be sure to relive his timeless hit ‘Sandstorm’ one more time via the YouTube link below. Also be sure to check out Eurovision Song Contest’s website here to keep up to date with artist announcements and more information regarding the show.