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UMK 2022 Submission window open from September 1st through 6th

Shortly after the 2021 contest ended, YLE announced that it would continue to use UMK as its official Eurovision selection show. When asked, show producer Anssi Autio was extremely excited to see what UMK 2022 would bring and acknowledged that stakes are high following Blind Channel’s success. As you all likely remember, Blind Channel became the second most successful Finnish …

Second Rehearsals: The final four semifinalists take the stage for the second time!

Rotterdam, 14 May 2021 Here we have it. The final update on Eurovision 2021’s semifinalists before we head into dress rehearsals. Our report on Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark.   14. Finland Blind Channel – “Dark side” Finland was next to perform and the first rehearsal was already very strong. They basically copied their national final performance and pasted it …

Finland: A pyrotechnical display from Blind Channel

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 Every psycho in the scene, raise your hands and follow me! Our favourite Finnish violent poppers, Blind Channel just rehearsed for the first time! Country: Finland (#FIN) Act: Blind Channel Song: “Dark side” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 14/17 Blind Channel’s act is similar to the one we saw in the National Final.  The band …

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 …

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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