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Finland: Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu Semi 1 Qualifiers

Three acts qualified to the final of Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu 2015.  Satin Circus, Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat and Norlan ‘El Misionario’  qualified based on 100% televote and are still in thh running. The 3 qualifiers are Satin Circus – Crossroads Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat – Aina Mun Pitää Norlan ‘El Misionario’ – No Voy A Llorar Por Ti   The next Semi Final will take place …

LIVE BLOG: Super Saturday – 7th February

Well, here we are. The cold, harsh winter is gasping its last windy breaths, the first pay day after Christmas has been and gone and the clock is now very much ticking on 2015. But what could this mean? Oh, of course! We’ve finally reached the busy period of the national final season! And tonight we have a fantastic lineup …

National Finals: Guide to Super Saturday

  The first of several ‘Super Saturdays’ is ahead of us. Tonight, a grand total of seven countries will air Eurovision-related shows. Among these, Denmark will pick its representative whereas Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Hungary & Lithuania will have semi/quarter final shows. Here’s an overview on everything you need to know for tonight – Streams, participant lists, starting times & …

Lordi are going on tour

Lordi made international headlines when they triumphed in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and the Finnish rockers are still going from strength to strength. The band are set to travel across the continent after they announced dates for a 41-stop European tour beginning in Finland on January 30th. The tour dates for Lordi are as follows; January 30th – BeatCon, …

Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013) turned down Melodifestivalen

Krista Siegfrids said NO when she was offered to take part in Melodifestivalen, the popular Swedish music competition.  Krista Siegfrids is no stranger to the Eurovision world, the 29-year old star represented Finland in 2013 with the song “Marry Me”. However, the energetic singer decided not to take part. The question is: Why is that? Siegfrids explained:  “I was approached …

Finland: UMK participants leaked on Spotify

For those who want to avoid spoilers you may wish to avoid reading this article. The eighteen artists set to take part in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015 (UMK) have had their identities and song titles leaked by Spotify in Finland, six days before the official reveal was expected in a press release on 13th January. The selection features a healthy …

Finland: UMK 2015 starts February 7th

The Finnish broadcaster Yle released a teaser on Youtube about the upcoming National Selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu a.k.a. UMK. This is what we know so far: – The selection process will kick off February 7th, 2015. – 18 acts will take part in this year’s National Selection – The participants will be revealed on January 13th at 13:00 – Half of the …

39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

Softengine “We Created The World” album review

One of the promising young stars of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 released their debut album on Friday. Finland’s Softengine achieved their country’s best result in 8 years with their anthemic “Something Better” and their first release acts as a statement to show that their success was not a fluke; Softengine might just be one of the most exciting acts …

Finland: Softengine album out October 17

Finland’s representatives in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have announced that their debut album will be released October 17th, shipping worldwide. The young rock band’s album will consist of 11 songs and although unconfirmed, it seems likely it will include their Eurovision entry “Something Better” and latest single “Yellow House”. The band has also announced that they are now a …

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