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Finland: Aksel wins UMK 2020

Finnish national final, UMK, was back again to it’s original format. Six acts took the stage in Tampere and the eventual winner was Aksel Kankaanranta with his emotional song Looking Back, thus he will fly to Rotterdam later this May and represent his country at the biggest music competition in the world. The show was once again hosted by energetic Krista Siegfrids, who …

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 the next two UMK entries

In the last 24 hours, two more entries for this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu have been released. Yesterday, we received the fourth track of this year’s lineup. F3M’s “Bananas” is touted as a “catchy dance-inspired pop song with an anarchistic touch to it”, with lyrics that focus on “uncompromising tolerance and boisterous themes”. The group, comprised of MIARA, Baby O …

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 …

Finland: The six artists for UMK 2020 have been announced!

This afternoon the Finnish broadcaster YLE released the list of artists participating in the 2020 edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu or UMK for short. This will be the first time since 2017 that multiple acts will be competing, as the 2018 and 2019 editions were used to select a song and not an artist. However one thing will be remaining …

Eurovision This Decade: Finland

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the editor quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. [AdSense-B] Hello and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade! As a team we are going through all the entries country by country and showing you our lovely readers what we …

Finland: No more internal in 2020

Who got the time to think about PED (Post Eurovision Depression)? There is literally things happening all the time in the Eurovision bubble and today Finland showed that. [AdSense-B] While The Netherlands is already preparing for the 2020 contest, then so is all the remaining broadcasters around Europe as well. Yle has today revealed some of their plans for the …

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