Finland will be cutting down their selection format UMK to just one show, to be held on the 28th of January in Espoo. Ten songs will compete in the final, with the winning act earning the right to represent Finland at the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine.
UMK was held for the first time in 2012 and used to consist of three semi finals and a grand final. This is not the first time that UMK has undergone changes to its format, but these are the most severe changes thus far.
The participants of UMK 2017 will be announced in two weeks on Wedsnesday the 23rd of November.