Today the Finnish broadcaster Yle revealed the six artists taking part in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2020.
Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020
- Tika – I Let My Heart Break
- Erika Vikman – Cicciolina
- Aksel Kankaanranta – Looking Back
- F3M – Bananas
- Sansa – Lover View
- Catharina Zühlke – Eternity
The first song will get released this week, on Friday January 24. The next five songs will be out next week, with one being released every day from Monday to Friday. The songs will be released on yle.fi/umk and all the streaming services.
Back to open for all
After selecting their artist internally for two years, Yle decided to open the contest for everyone again. 426 songs were submitted and a jury of music professionals chose these six songs to compete in the final.
Finland’s 2013 representative Krista Siegfrids will host the final for the fifth time. Mikko Silvennoinen is also returning again as the commentator for the show. Popular YleX radio hosts Ville “Viki” Eerikkilä and Juuso “Köpi” Kallio will take care of the green room.
The final will take place in Tampere on March 7th. Tickets won’t be sold to the event. The winner will be selected by the Finnish public and a international jury.
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