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Czechia & Finland: National final dates are set

After a really messed up 2021 season, with news being rather focused on artists be given a second shot, and a lot less about national finals taking place, things are slowly getting back to what it once used to be. Unfortunately no, we’re not talking about life before COVID-19, but at least the Eurovision national final season, which is somewhat …

Finland: UMK will be back for Eurovision 2022

With the dust slowly settles over the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Finland don’t want to waste any time and already released the rules for their national final. Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will be used again in 2022 to find the best new Finnish song and performer. The winner of the competition will represent Finland in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. Interested in …

Team Reviews: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021

Another Nordic nation will decide their entry for Rotterdam tonight, with Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu once again selecting Finland’s song for Eurovision. With seven high quality songs here, it’s going to be a bloodbath of a selection. But which song comes out on top for our team? Let’s see what Boris, Daniel, James, Melanie, Sean and Stefan thought of the Finnish …

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Who do #YOU want to win UMK 2021? It’s poll time!

This weekend, Finland will finally make their choice for Eurovision 2021, as the latest edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu is held from Tampere. With eight songs competing in a high-quality contest, it is shaping up to be an exciting and dramatic race for the Finnish ticket to Rotterdam this weekend. But, we ask, which of the eight songs has captured …

Finland: Listen to OSKR’s & Teflon Brothers x Pandora’s songs for UMK 2021

Last Wednesday, Finnish broadcaster YLE announced the 7 hopefuls who are in the running to fly the Finnish flag in Rotterdam. To keep the hype alive among the Eurovision fans, the broadcaster decided to release the songs on a daily base. You can expect a new song from the national final every weekday around 23:00 CET. Without further ado, let …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu

Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu returns in its original format for the first time since 2017 tonight, with six acts and their original entries taking part in the competition. But what did our team think of the six Finnish hopefuls for Rotterdam? This time, it’s Boris, Daniel, David, James, Roy and Sean to review the entries! Catharina Zühlke – Eternity Boris …

Catharina Zühlke: “This time I had the courage to show my ‘soft side'”

Ahead of tonight’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu final in Finland, we got the opportunity to speak to Catharina Zühlke, who will perform “Eternity” and open the show. We spoke to Catharina about returning to UMK after a three year absence, her musical beginnings at a wedding, performing in Africa and the meanings behind her entry… Hello Catharina! First of all thank …

Finland: Listen to Catharina Zühlke’s entry!

Another day, and another reveal for Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu! Today sees the announcement of Catharina Zühlke’s song, “Eternity”. The pop-meets-ballad track about the loss of loved ones starts off slow before upping the tempo and bringing the teardrops to the dancefloor. The song, written in collaboration between Zühlke, Henrik Tala, Josefin Myrberg, Marcia Sondeijker and Roel Rats (who already …

Finland: Listen to Aksel Kankaanranta’s entry

The third track of this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland’s selection for Eurovision 2020, has been revealed. Aksel Kankaanranta, a young singer from Turku who wowed viewers to finish as the runner-up of The Voice of Finland in 2017, has revealed “Looking Back”, an English-language anthemic pop ballad about nostalgia and looking back on previous experiences. #YOU can check out …

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