Finland: YLE announces national final dates

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YLE, The National Finnish broadcaster, has revealed the dates for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, the national search for the Finnish entry for Baku in 2012. It starts in January with the Grand Final to take place on 25th February 2012.

The Finnish selection will consist of six shows. Five semi final shows will take place on 27th January, and 3rd, 10th , 17th and 24th of February. The act to go to Baku will be chosen in the final on 25th February.

A new format for the song selection had already been announced earlier by YLE (you can read more about it;as we previously reported,here). Entries for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu can still be submitted till 30th September 2011.

Paradise Oskar with the song Da da dam represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, placing 21st in the Final with 57 points.