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Eurovision 2021: Who do #YOU WANT to win?

We’re now finally at the stage where we have our completed line-up for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021! After a prolonged selection season, 39 countries remain in the running for the title in Rotterdam. With this now being the case, we want to launch one of our big polls of the year for YOUR personal preference. Which country do #YOU …

Middle fingers up! Finland rises to top of our Forum Ranking Game

As has been the case each week since the songs for Rotterdam started rolling in, the members of our forum have been fervently voting for their favourites in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, handing out points to their top ten songs to give an overall Eurovision-style ranking of the year’s songs. After the close of the polls at midnight on …

Finland: Blind Channel wins UMK

Moments ago UMK, the Finnish national selection, was concluded and Blind Channel won the show, thus will represent the country later this year in Rotterdam at the second semifinal on May 20th. UMK featured seven acts this year: Teflon Brothers & Pandora Aksel Laura Danny Oskr Blind Channel & Ilta The winner was selected by a mix of international jurors …

Poll Results: Blind Channel are #YOUR favourite UMK 2021 act!

It is official, #YOU, valiant readers of ESCUnited, have elected Blind Channel as your favourite Finnish act! The young soft metal band won the poll with over half of the votes (55%). Ilta’s piano ballad (14%) snatches a respectable second place, while last year’s winner, Aksel Kankanrantaa, claims the bronze medal (9%). Full results: Blind Channel – “Dark side” (55%) …

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 …

TONIGHT: Your full guide to Super Saturday 2021

Yes, it’s that time of year again! Super Saturday is here for 2021 and there are no less than six shows for Eurofans to lap up on Saturday evening. With three countries deciding for Rotterdam this evening and three more semi-finals across Europe, there’s a lot to keep track of in a short space of time. So how do you …

UMK 2021

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 …

BREAKING: EBU rules out scenario A, focus on scenario B with possible downscaling

Rotterdam, 3 Feb 2021 With the pandemic still raging across all Europe, the EBU needed to make a decision concerning the organization of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The 65th contest, set to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be aired on the week of the 17th of May. Earlier, the EBU had issued four possible scenario’s underwhich the …

UMK 2021 Artists React to each others entries

Last week we received the final 5 songs for the UMK 2021 final, and the organizers delivered on their promise for a strong set of potential Eurovision entries. Each entry features a unique genre from sentimental ballads, electropop, violent pop, and more – there’s something for everyone in the selection! The artists for UMK and their songs are as follows: …

Pave Maijanen (Finland 1992) dies aged 70

Experienced Finnish musician and performer Pave Maijanen, who represented his homeland in Eurovision 1992 in Malmö with “Yamma, yamma”, has died at the age of 70. Maijanen performed solo and had a well-respected career, as well as being known for performing in various bands throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Mielikummitus, The Royals, Rock’n’roll Band, Pepe & Paradise, Dingo and …

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