Aksel Kankaanranta to Represent Finland with ‘Looking Back’

The Finnish Eurovision selection, UMK has now concluded. A total of six acts competed in the selection, with the winner decided with a mix of jury and televote.

Here are the competing acts:

  • Catharina Zühlke – Eternity
  • Erika Vikman – Cicciolina
  • Aksel Kankaanranta – Looking back
  • F3M – Bananas
  • Sansa – Lover View
  • Tika – I Let My Heart Break

The public gave their top points to Erika Vikman with 99 points, followed closely by Aksel on 94 points. Tika was in third with the public, with 77 points. The jury gave their top points to Aksel, with 76 points. Girl group F3M scored in second place with the jury with 64 points, and then Erika Vikman.

With the points combined, Aksel Kankaanranta came out on top with 170 points in total. He will be performing the song Looking Back, and you can watch the performance below: