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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Listen to Blind Channelโ€™s UMK21 entry “Dark Side”

Will rock be the key to victory for Finland again?

Blind Channel is one of the seven contestants in UMK21, Finland’s national selection for Eurovision Song Contest. Today their entry “Dark Side” was released.

Listen to “Dark Side”

The song is written by the band members Aleksi Kaunisvesi, Joonas Porko, Joel Hokka, Niko Moilanen and Olli Matela.

Who are Blind Channel?

Blind Channel is alternative rock band formed in northern city Oulu in 2013. The group describes their music as โ€œviolent popโ€. After releasing two albums independently, they won the Wacken Metal Battle and got to play at the Wacken Open Air festival.

After getting a record deal, they released their first album Revolutions in 2016. Since then, they have released two more studio albums and toured with Simple Plan, Amaranthe and Hollywood Undead.

In 2020 producer and DJ Alex Mattson joined the group. Beside their own songs, the group has also released covers of songs such as โ€œLeft Outside Aloneโ€ by Anastacia and โ€œDonโ€™tโ€ by Ed Sheeran.

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021

The tenth edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will take place on February 20 at 20:00 CET. Seven artists will compete and the Finnish public together with international juries will choose Finland’s representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

The seven contestants who are taking part are Ilta, Laura, Oskr, Teflon Brothers x Pandora, Aksel, Danny and Blind Channel. Mikko Silvennoinen will serve as the commentator of the show and the host will be revealed in February.

You can also listen to the other competing entries at this yearโ€™s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu by following our Spotify playlist.

What do you think about the song? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

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