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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Six Artists in the Running to Represent Finland at Eurovision!

Finnish broadcaster YLE have now announced the names of the six artists competing in the upcoming national selection, UMK, After two years of internally selecting their Eurovision artist, the nation has returned back to a multi-artist public selection. The selection will take place on March 7th at 20:00 CET. The show will be hosted by…

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More Details of Finnish Eurovision Selection Revealed

Earlier in the Eurovision season it was revealed that Finland would be returning to an open format of UMK, their Eurovision national selection. Now, more details have been released regarding the 2020 selection. Tapio Hakasen, the music manager of YleX and organisational team member of UMK has explained that the return to the open format…

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UMK: Darude to represent Finland with the song Look Away

This year, the Finnish broadcaster decided to follow a similar national final format as last year, where the artist would be internally selected with three potential Eurovision songs revealed to the public over three weeks. This culminated in a public selection whereby the song was selected for Eurovision. The selection UMK has now taken place,…

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Saara Aalto to represent Finland at Eurovision 2018!

Traditionally, Finland has opted for a multi-artist national final, where each artist has the competing song they hope to take to the Eurovision stage. As such, we tuned into the press conference live stream expecting the artists to be named for the Finnish national final, UMK, however instead we got an artist announcement – in…

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Norma John to Represent Finland!

Last night, the Finnish national final UMK took place, where ten acts took to the stage all hoping to win the top spot and ultimately go on to represent Finland at Eurovision in Kyiv. The show was hosted by Krista Siegfrids, and the pre-show was hosted by Mikko Silvennoinen and featured Finnish pop star Jenni…

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Saara Aalto dazzles on the X Factor UK!

Saara Aalto, as some of you may remember, participated in the National Final for Finland in both 2011 and 2016 with the songs Blessed With Love and No Fear respectively. Previous to this, Saara had participated in Talent Suomi, finishing in the top 3, and later on, she participated in the Voice of Finland, where…

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Finland Presents Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) Finalists!

Finnish broadcaster, yle have presented the 10 acts that will compete in the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu final, which is the national format used to select the Finnish representative for Eurovision. This year, unlike in previous years, UMK will only feature one final, rather than featuring semi-finals. The show will be held on the 28th of…

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