Finland | UMK 2021 to take place in February
Finnish broadcaster YLE have confirmed that Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) will once again be used to chose the Finnish representative for Eurovision 2021. The participants will be revealed in January and the final will take place in February. YLE have also published the rules for UMK 2021. The submissions window will be open from the 1st to the 7th of September 2020. Each singer can submit up to three songs whilst composers, lyricists and songwriters can submit an unlimited n
Eurovision 2020 l Finland chooses Aksel with "Looking Back"
Tonight was the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland's national selection to find a song and artist to represent them at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The final featured six contestants that competed for the opportunity to represent the Nordic country with their original songs. After two years of having an internally selected artist perform multiple songs in the national selection, the Finnish broeadcaster YLE have returned to the origina
Finland l 426 songs submitted and six artists selected for UMK 2020
We have more news on Finland and their selection to choose their representative Eurovision this year. 426 songs have been submitted to the broadcaster for Uuden Musiikiin Kilpailu, and out of all of them, six entries been chosen to compete. The members of the panel that selected the finalists are expected to be revealed later this month. Music manager at YleX and head of UMK's expert jury Tapio Hakanen says: "The music industry's response to the return to open competition was
Eurovision 2020 l Applications for Finnish selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu are now open
Finally we have some new news on Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2020. The applications are now open to send in songs, but you are only able to send in an application between November 1st and November 8th. The winner of UMK 2020 will be able to represent Finland next year in Rotterdam. On November 30th, the contestants who have qualified will be contacted personally. The UMK 2020 contestants will be revealed on January 21st, 2020. A panel of experts will decide what entry will
Finland | Darude And Sebastian Are Back With A Bang!
REWIND - FINLAND - FIRST REHEARSAL They have definitely upgraded this performance from their national final version back in March, ditching the giant LED cube. They've opted for an environmental theme to their stage show, with the LED's showing a birds eye view of the ocean and then focusing on melting polar ice caps. The female dancer, from the National Final, falls into the water on the screen at the end of the first chorus. The lights start out quite dark, dark blue and bl
Finland | Darude Releases Final UMK Song "Look Away"
Finland will be represented by EDM DJ Darude at Eurovision Song Contest 2019, over the past three weeks he has been releasing his three songs in contention to represent and tonight his final song "Look Away" has been released. Darude will be joined on stage by vocalist Sebastian Rejman, the last two weeks the first two entries "Release Me" and "Superman" have been released and tonight the third and final song for consideration "Look Away" entered the fray to represent Finland
Finland | The Second Song 'Superman' From Darude Has Been Released For UMK 2019
This time last week, we had the first installment of Darude's UMK song, "Release Me". Tonight, the world famous DJ has released his second song "Superman" which also contains the vocals by Sebastian Rejaman. The song which was released on to Spotify, and Apple music is available for you to download, and to listen too. The song was written by Ville Virtanen (Darude), Chris Hope and Thom Bridges. You can listen to the song below: The song itself is in his classic style, with
Finland | Darude's First UMK Song Title Revealed Ahead Of Release
On the 29th January, it was revealed that EDM DJ Darude would represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, and this morning the first of his competing entries song titles have been revealed ahead of its release at midnight Finnish time. Darude will be accompanied by Sebastian Rejman as the vocalist for all three of the competing entries, the first which is due to drop at midnight at Finnish time is titled Release Me, as similar to last year, UMK have release
Finland | Eurovision Act to be announced on January 29th
Finnish broadcaster YLE have announced that they will be revealing their act for Eurovision 2019 on January 29th at 12:00 CET. In the run up to their announcement, they have also revealed that they will be dropping some hints about the artist on the official social media accounts for YLE. Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2019 will take place on March 2nd. The venue will be announced the same day as the artist announcement. At the moment, it is not known how many songs the artist
Finland | Saara Aalto's Dancing On Ice Partner Revealed
As she enters the final week of her Wild Wild Wonderland, Saara Aalto has no plans of slowing down once it finishes, having announced previously she will be competing in ITV's reality competition Dancing On Ice in early 2019, this morning she revealed to her fans who she will be skating with on national TV. The man who will be teaching and looking after the self proclaimed "Snow Fairy from Finland" is Hamish Gaman, the 35 year-old recently retired from professional skating in