Perhaps most widely known for representing Finland in the 2002 Eurovision Song Competition, Laura Voutilainen (better referred to as Laura) was a chart-topping iskelmä (Finnish pop) musician in her homeland through the entire 1990s and early 2000s. Blessed in Jyvaskyla in 1975, Laura started her musical trained in kindergarten and acquired her own music group, Kevytlinja, by enough time she transformed 15. Her initial one, “Muuttanut Oot Maailmain” (You Transformed My Globe), arrived in 1993, and was quickly implemented up by “Kerran” (Once). The last mentioned monitor shot to the very best from the Finnish graphs, paving just how for the discharge of her Emma Award-winning self-titled debut the next calendar year. Laura’s sophomore record, Kaksi Karttaa (Two Maps), strike stores 2 yrs later, reaching silver position in her house country in mere three times’ time and finally gaining Laura her second Emma Prize. After a whirlwind calendar year of touring and documenting, she released her initial Christmas record, Lumikuningatar (Snow Queen), and performed the component of Meg in the Finnish overdub of Disney’s Hercules. In 1999 Laura released her 4th record, Etelan Yossa (In the Southern Evening) and starred in her very own tv program, Laura Wou!! She toured for another two years, and Laura released a few charting singles, “Neonvalot” and “En Mielestain Sua Saa,” and her 5th studio recording, Puolet Sunlight Auringosta (Fifty percent of Your Sunlight). Another year discovered Laura contending in the Finnish semifinals for the Eurovision Music Competition. She earned and continued to represent the united states having a bouncy disco solitary called “Dependent on You.” The music placed at quantity 20 in your competition, therefore avoiding Finland from taking part in the next year’s ESC. Undaunted, Laura released her 5th studio recording, 2003’s Paivakirja (Journal), which continued to produce another Best Five strike for the designer. Laura released her 6th recording, Tassa Hetkessa (WITHIN THIS Second), in 2005, and continued to create regular appearances in the Helsinki Grand Internet casino throughout the pursuing year.