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Portion Boys ‘Finnish’ Off the UMK Selection With a Bang!

It is the final day of our week long UMK coverage. We finish off with a bang and Portion Boys song ‘Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan’. Described as Finland’s loudest party bands Portion Boys are one of the most experienced participants in this years UMK competition. The band begun over 10 years ago in Tampere, just north of Helsinki. On its inception …

UMK23: We Are Feeling KUUMAA for Their Song!

It’s almost the end of UMK’s week of song releases and today we are feeling Hot for KUUMA and their Finnish song ‘Ylivoimainen’; KUUMA are a three-piece Finnish pop group that have been signed with Universal Music since 2016. Their first album was released in 2019 also named KUUMA. The band made up of Johannes Brotherus, Jonttu Luhtavaara and Aarni …

Lxandra’s Song for UMK is Out!

3 songs down and 4 to go, today we hear Lxandra’s entry to UMK 2023. The final is now fast approaching in just over a month, here is Lxandra’s song; Lxandra or Alexandra Lehti won the Music Moves Talent award in 2019, a award also won by known acts in the Eurovision world like Alina Pash of Ukraine. She released …

UMK’s Week Long Song Release Extravaganza Continues with “Girls Like You”!

Late last week YLE and UMK released the names of the 7 competing artists in this years contest. With the final fast approaching on the 25th of February and after a short break over the weekend we now hear Robin Packalen’s song; ‘Girls Like You’. Packalen is one of Finland’s most successful artists. Packalen has been performing since he was …

Hoida Mut! Benjamin’s Song for UMK is Out!

This week, UMK released the names of the artists competing in this year’s contest. The daily release of songs continues today. Today, we hear Benjamin’s song “Hoida Mut”. Benjamin is one of the more established artists at UMK 2023. His career kicked off on social media in 2012 with his English language music taking off across the world. His single …

UMK23: The First Of Seven Songs Released!

This morning, UMK released the names of the artists competing in this year’s contest. Today, the first of their songs was released. Each weekday until 20/01 we will have a new song released from Finland. Today, we start with Keira and “No Business On The Dancefloor”. Keira is the youngest competitor of this years UMK at just 18 and her …

Iltalehti reveals three rumored competitors for UMK 2023

Umk is due to release its chosen artists for the 2023 national selection on the 11th of January. Finnish newspaper Iltalehti is beginning their rumours for possible artists at the contest, much like we reported for Melodifestivalen. Yle has given small tips of the artists but their names are tightly kept secret. With 7 artists participating, the newspaper has revealed …

Get ready for UMK2023! Finland reveals plans for their national final.

After the succes in previous years, Finland is back in 2023 with their biggest music show UMK (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu). On Saturday 25 February, seven acts will compete in the Finnish national final in Logomo to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Finnish broadcaster Yle received 363 songs during the selection procedure of UMK. …

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