Artist Profiles: Softengine

Alternative Rock group Softengine participated at Eurovision back in 2014 with the song ‘Something Better’. The group finished in 11th place in the final, which at that time, was Finland’s best placing since 2006.

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Finland to Continue with UMK Format for 2022

Finland will once again select their Eurovision entry through the UMK format. After the success of Blind Channel at Eurovision 2021, the Finnish broadcaster will once again set the bar high for their selection process. Artists will be able to submit their entries between the 1st and 6th of September. As per the Eurovision rules,…

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Finland: Blind Channel Achieves Convincing Win at UMK

The Finnish national selection, UMK, has now taken place, with the next Finnish Eurovision act decided. A total of 7 acts competed in this year’s selection, including last year’s UMK winner Aksel, who was set to represent the nation at Eurovision in 2020 with the song Looking Back. The 2021 line-up was as follows: Teflon…

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Finnish National Finalists Revealed: Aksel Returns to the Line-Up

Finnish broadcaster YLE have now announced the seven acts set to compete in the upcoming edition of UMK, the national final used to select the Finnish Eurovision act. Returning to the line-up is 2020 UMK winner, Aksel, who was set to represent Finland at Eurovision in 2020 prior to its cancellation. Also featured is Laura,…

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Finland: UMK 2021 dates Announced

Finnish broadcaster YLE has confirmed that the national final selection UMK will be returning for Eurovision 2021. The final will take place on February 20th. The show is set to take place in the Mediapolis Studios in Tampere for the second year in a row, but whether there will be an audience or not will…

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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 –…

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Catharina Zühlke: ‘My goal this year is to be brave and sing from my heart!’

With less than a week to go until Finland decides on their next Eurovision act, we talked to one of the participants, and returning UMK artist Catharina Zühlke. She will be performing the song ‘Eternity’ on the UMK stage, three years after finishing runner-up in the same competition. Here’s what she had to say! It…

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Listen to the Final UMK Entry, ‘Eternity’ by Catharina Zühlke

Finnish broadcaster YLE recently revealed the six artists taking part in the Finnish Eurovision selection this year, with the plans to reveal the songs one by one. The final song, ‘Eternity’ by Catharina Zühlke has been released. Listen to the entry below: After two years of internally selecting their Eurovision artist, the nation has returned…

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Listen to the Fifth UMK entry, ‘Lover View’ by Sansa

Finnish broadcaster YLE recently revealed the six artists taking part in the Finnish Eurovision selection this year, with the plans to reveal the songs one by one. The fifth song, ‘Lover View’ by Sansa has been released. Listen to the entry below: After two years of internally selecting their Eurovision artist, the nation has returned…

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Listen to the Fourth UMK entry, ‘Bananas by F3M

Finnish broadcaster YLE recently revealed the six artists taking part in the Finnish Eurovision selection this year, with the plans to reveal the songs one by one. The fourth song, ‘Bananas by F3M has been released. Listen to the entry below: After two years of internally selecting their Eurovision artist, the nation has returned back…

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