25 September 1944
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
21 August 2017 (aged 72)
Seija Simola (25 September 1944 Helsinki – 20 August 2017) was a Finnish singer. She began her musical career in the mid-1960s in the band Eero Seija & Kristian Trio, and her debut solo album was released in 1970: Seija Simola 1. She represented the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978. There she performed the entry Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus (Give love a chance), on 22 April 1978. The song finished in the 18th position with a total of two points. Despite this poor result, Simola continued a long and successful career in her native Finland.
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