Markku Aro (3-2-1950) is a Finnish hit-singer . During his school days, Aro played with his friends in a band and participated in a hometown song contest in his hometown, which was invented by manager Tauno “Tappi” Suojaen. Aro joined Kristiina Hautala’s summer tour in 1968.
Aro participated in Euroviisut in 1969, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1979 and 1981. In 1971, he won the contest and represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest, together with the Koivisto Sisters. Aro was one of Finland’s most popular hit singers in the 1970s. At the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, Aro began his collaboration with British-Singaporean Nisa Soraya. Aro has since performed with the Finnish Soraya in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the duet “Mun suanan su viees sun”. This was followed by the production of Kassu Halonen. He became third in the Autumn Tune contest in 1989.
Markku Aro has maintained his steady popularity as a performer and has recorded regularly, even though hits have never occurred.
The Koivisto Sisters, in Finnish Koivistolaiset, are a song and dance duo formed by two sisters, Anja Koivisto (born December 21, 1946 and Anneli Koivisto (born November 11, 1943. The duo accompanied Markku Aro with the song “Tie uuteen päivään” in the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest. They participated in the Finnish Eurovision qualifying round with Sammy Babitzin in 1973 with the song “Riviera”, which was ranked 10th. Anneli Koivisto was a member of Fredi & The Friends, who represented Finland in the 1976 contest.