Darude will represent Finland this year at the 2019 Eurovision Song Competition. Ranked one of the most successful Finnish artists of all time having started his music career in 1995, and most especially recognized, for his release of the iconic single “Sandstorm” in 1999. At that, “Sandstorm” is currently on its way to 144 million views on YouTube.
Darude’s 2000 debut album “Before The Storm” sold 800,000 copies worldwide, and his second album has placed 11th on the Billboard dance music charts–Darude is a legend.
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DARUDE IS GOING TO BE FINLAND’S CONTESTANT ON EUROVISON. PLAY SANDSTORM. UNITE EUROPE AND PLAY SANDSTORM.
— ems ✨ (@helloitsems) January 29, 2019
FINLAND IS SENDING DARUDE TO EUROVISION THE SANDSTORM GUY I CANT BREATHEBDBFNNF
— 풍경 | Scenery (@chanstays) January 29, 2019
I don’t think I can quite fathom that Darude is doing Eurovision 😂 I was not preparing myself for this in any way it’s just hit me like a truck 😂
— Grace 🦄 (@grace_is_sugoi) January 29, 2019
I never watch Eurovision, but Darude is going this year? This is the firs time I’m even mildly interested in Eurovision since Lordi performed.
— Kiesu‽ 🍻 (@Kiesu) January 30, 2019