Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Finland: 'UMK 2015' - YLE announced 18 candidates!

The official press conference to announce this years songs and contestants for 'UMK 2015' (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu) took place today. In total there are eighteen contestants in the competition. In three Semi-Finals we will find out who will be qualified for the National Final, which till take place on 28th of February in Helsinki.

'UMK 2015' - Contestants & Songs

  • Aikuinen - Kyynelten lahti
  • Angelo De Nile - All for Victory
  • Eeverest - Love It All Away
  • Hans On The Bass - Loveshine
  • Heidi Pakarinen - Bon Voyage
  • Ida Bois - Kumbaya
  • Jouni Aslak - Lions and Lambs
  • Järjestyshäiriö - Särkyneiden sydänten kulmilla
  • Norlan El Misionario - No Voy A Ilorar Por Ti
  • Opera Skaala - Heart of Light
  • Otto Ivar - Truth or Dare
  • Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät - Aina mun pitää
  • Pihka ja myrsky - Sydän ei nuku
  • Satin Circus - Crossroads
  • Shava - Ostarilla
  • Siru - Mustelmat
  • Solju - Hold Your Colours
  • Vilikasper Kanth - Äänenkantamattomiin 

As we already reported, YLE (Finish broadcaster) decided to make some changes in this years 'UMK' edition. This year there will be no jury. That means, only the public can vote for their favourite entry.

The shows will be hosted by Rakel Liekki & Roope Salminen.

You can listen to all the Finish entries on spotify or watch the promo videos:

'UMK 2015' - Show dates:

  • 07.02.2015 - Semi-Final 1
  • 14.02.2015 - Semi-Final 2
  • 21.02.2015 - Semi-Final 3
  • 28.02.2015 - National Final

The band Softengine won last year UMK with the song 'Something Better'. At the Eurovision Song Contest final in Copenhagen they got a very good result for their country and ended on 11th place in the Eurovision final. The winner of UMK 2015 will perform in one of the Semi-Finals on 19th or 21st of May 2015 in Vienna. Who should represent Finland in Austria?

More details about 'UMK':

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