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Fredi

Fredi

Fredi


Fredi, born as Matti Kalevi Siitonen (23 July 1942 in Mikkeli, Finland) is a Finnish comedic actor and singer. Domestically he is best known as a member of the comedic variety ensemble Kivikasvot. Internationally he represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 in Vienna, Austria with the song "Varjoon - suojaan" (To the Shadow – To the Safe), which received three points and finished 12th of 17 entries. He is also the husband of the former mayor of Helsinki, Marja-Riitta Siitonen. Read more on Last.fm
Fredi, born as Matti Kalevi Siitonen (23 July 1942 in Mikkeli, Finland) is a Finnish comedic actor and singer. Domestically he is best known as a member of the comedic variety ensemble Kivikasvot. Internationally he represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 in Vienna, Austria with the song "Varjoon - suojaan" (To the Shadow – To the Safe), which received three points and finished 12th of 17 entries. He is also the husband of the former mayor of Helsinki, Marja-Riitta Siitonen.

His daughter Hanna-Riikka Siitonen is a popular singer. Fredi returned to Eurovision in 1976 in the Hague, Netherlands, with the group Fredi And Friends. Their song "Pump-Pump" received 44 points, finishing 11th out of 18. Coincidentally, both contests in which Fredi took part were won by the United Kingdom representatives - Sandie Shaw in 1967 and Brotherhood of Man in 1976. In Finland Fredi has had more than 20 Top-10 Hit singles, and achieved Diamond status with many studio albums like "Avaa sydämesi mulle" (Open your heart to me) and Rakkauslauluja (Lovesongs). In 1978 he released one of his most criticially acclaimed albums Tänään Fredi (Today Fredi).

It contained hit singles Syntinen yö (Night of Sin), Elää mä sain (Staying Alive) Finnish version of Bee Gees song and Space cover Magic Fly with Finnish title Se outoa on (It's Weird). Album reached over Gold status peaking # 5 in the Finnish Albums Chart. Fredi has sold almost million albums in Finland, which makes him one of the most popular and successful artists ever there. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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