Käärijä has already become one of the international favorites with his performance at Eurovision and definitely deserves the encouragement of the stoners in the heart of Helsinki,” said the director of long-distance transport. Maid Tyynilä.
Kivimieste’s Eurovision costumes are modeled after Käärijä’s performance costume, which was designed by Teemu Muurimäki. However, the stonemen’s costumes have taken artistic liberties due to their scale. A total of more than 50 meters of green fabric was used for the four boleros.
The stoners will cheer for Käärijä throughout the Eurovision week. The first semi-final, in which Käärijä also competes, will be played on Tuesday, May 9, and the final will be broadcast on Saturday, May 13.
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The nearly 110-year-old Lantern Bearers sculptures created by sculptor Emil Wikström have become famous for their appearances in VR commercials. Most recently, the stoners encouraged Finns to use face masks at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and set an example by using vaccination bandages in the spring of 2022.
“We are very careful with the stunts we do with the stonemen. The stonemen meet more than 200,000 visitors to the main train station every day, as well as numerous passers-by. Due to the high visibility, the stunts must always be timely and something that a wide audience can relate to and enjoy,” Tyynilä said .
Kivimen’s green outfits also remind us of responsible choices.
“Who knows, maybe this time the stoners will celebrate Finland’s Eurovision win on Saturday with the people of Helsinki. By dressing in green in solidarity with Käärijä, they will also remind us that nature is grateful when we decide to leave our cars behind.” he added.
Source: The Nordic Page