After sadly missing out on his chance to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Aksel takes another shot in 2021. He is one of the confirmed artists for UMK 2021, the Finnish preselection for the contest in Rotterdam, and takes part with the [read more…]
After the sad cancellation of Eurovision 2020, the lyrics of the Finnish song suddenly got a deeper meaning. “We never know what we had, until it’s over and we’re looking back”. Today we are looking ahead, to Finland in 2021.
We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.
Finland’s national final, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020 (ENG: Contest for New Music) took place on the last Super Saturday of the Eurovision 2020 season and ‘Looking Back’ sung by Aksel Kankaanranta has been selected to represent Finland in Rotterdam later this year, through a combination of [read more…]
After failing to qualify last year, Finland are back with their national final, UMK (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu). Six artists are taking to the stage, but there is one fan favourite that looks likely to take the crown. All songs are listed below in running order…
This year sees the Finns return to a national selection with multiple artists and entries competing however one entry has already garnered international acclaim and popularity. I will analyse Erika Vikman’s “Cicciolina” musically and lyrically to delve into its messages of female empowerment and sexual [read more…]
The 6 artists that will take part at UMK 2020 in Finland have been announced by broadcaster YLE. There are no former Eurovision participants on the list, but a lot of former talent show participants take the stage on March 7th.
Finnish broadcaster YLE has released information on the selection process for the 2020 Eurovision season. Unlike the previous two years, the selection UMK will return to an open format, previously used between 2012 and 2017.
DJ Darude and singer Sebastian Rejman will sing the song ‘Look Away’ for Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The duo was internally selected by the Finnish national public broadcaster YLE to perform three songs in a special final of UMK, in which ‘Look [read more…]
Darude has released his songs, that Sebastian Rejman will sing at UMK 2019. UMK is the preselection show that Finland will air to find their song for the Eurovision Song Contest. The song titles are “Release Me” and “Superman”, and you can listen to them [read more…]