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Finland: Krista Siegfrids to host Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019

Be ready for more amazing opening numbers

Krista Siegfrids will return to Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu and host the contest in 2019. This is the fourth year she hosts Finland’s national selection.

Queen of fabulous opening numbers

Krista Siegfrids represented Finland in Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and took part in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen twice, in 2016 and 2017. First time she hosted Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu in 2015.

Next to hosting the contest, Krista has given us amazing opening numbers and interval acts. In 2018 Krista performed “Bae Bae Baby” with Finland’s 1994 representative CatCat and opened the show with huge dancing number, including sampling Suzy’s “Quero ser tua”.

In 2017 Krista opened the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu with “UMG Bitch”. The song then became very popular among Eurovision fans and last week we also saw Krista performing it at London’s Eurofest.

Last week we asked Krista about hosting Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu this year. Then she couldn’t reveal anything yet, but was open about her love for Eurovision and UMK.

And I love it! I’m not trying to get away from it. I’m just embracing it and want more. I really like the Eurovision bubble (people call it) because it really feels like a happy bubble. It makes you happy. You just want to be a part of it. And that’s why I’m always very happy every Spring before it starts. It’s just like, yes! That’s what it’s all about. When people ask me about Eurovision, people who don’t know anything about it, I tell them it’s just the best thing ever. You should come to a Eurovision party or a Eurovision club so you can see all the love and energy that’s there because it’s the best.

Finland at Eurovision 2019

Finland will present their Eurovision 2019 representative(s) on January 29th. The press conference will be streamed live and ESCXTRA will follow the announcement.

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019 will take place on March 2nd. The venue hasn’t been announced yet. We also don’t know how many songs we will hear on the final night.

Are you happy to see Krista back? Let us know on social media @ESCXTRA!

Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö and been to all the contests ever since. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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