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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: 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 …

Finland: Darude and Sebastian will perform Look Away in Tel Aviv

[AdSense-B] Tonight the 2019 edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu concluded in Finland, featuring popular EDM artist Darude and singer Sebastian Rejman. The Finnish delegation opted to repeat the version that was created for Saara Aalto last year, and used the national final to select between three strong songs. The songs that were considered for Tel Aviv were: Release Me Superman …

Finland: Which song should win Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019?

[AdSense-B] It’s been just over a month since Finland shocked the Eurovision world by announcing international DJ Darude and Finnish vocalist Sebastian Rejman as their representatives for this year’s contest. Since then, three songs have been presented by the duo, all with their own idiosyncracies and merits. But which of the three songs should be chosen for Tel Aviv? It’s …

Finland: “Look Away” completes the UMK line-up

[AdSense-B] “Look Away”, the third and final release from Darude and Sebastian Rejman which will take part in this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, has been released by the Finnish broadcaster YLE. The track is much in a similar vein to the other entries in the Finnish selection but with a less intense style and a trance-pop sound. The track’s lyrics …

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