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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 …

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 …

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UMK 2021 Artists potentially leaked online?

Warning – this post contains speculation, rumors, and potential spoilers for tomorrow’s announcement of UMK finalists. If you do not wish to accidentally spoil the suprise, make sure to click off now! This post will not be considered factual until the press release tomorrow afternoon – so take everything with a grain of salt. In October of 2020 YLE announced …

Eurovision round-up: Cruise ships, cancelled songs and Gagauz rumours

Been busy over the festive period? We hear #YOU. It’s tough to keep up on all of the little news bits, rumours and updates in the Eurovision world, so we’ve been across the Eurovision community to put all of the recent smaller updates together for #YOU! Finland’s YLE has confirmed that the participants of this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will …

Eurovision 2021 News Round-up: News from Ireland, Finland, Italy, Iceland, Serbia, and Australia!

Earlier this week we reported on the latest news from other countries, and since that article we’ve gotten another round of updates as we move into the 2021 season! This time we have updates from numerous countries around Europe and Australia and for convenience we’ve gathered them all together in one place. Sanremo 2021 artists revealed by RAI The Italian …

2020 trio speak out over chances for next year’s contest

Three of the Eurovision 2020 artists have revealed their position going into next year’s contest, with some dissapointing news for fans hoping to see as many returning artists as possible in Rotterdam next year. Croatia’s Damir Kedžo and Finland’s Aksel Kankaanranta have both confirmed in interviews in their home countries that they have not submitted entries to Dora and UMK, …

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 …

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