Yle has released the rules for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2022, Finland’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy. The rules state that Finland’s Eurovision 2022 representative will be selected in February.
Song search will begin in September
As reported before, the song search for UMK 2022 will begin in September. Singers, songwriters and producers can send in their songs from September 1st to September 6th. A professional jury will select the songs to the live final that will take place in February. The winner will be selected by the Finnish televoters together with a jury.
Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu has been Finland’s method to choose their Eurovision representative for the past 10 years. In 2021, seven artists took part in the national selection with Blind Channel winning the final with a landslide with the song “Dark Side”. Eventually Finland finished sixth in the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2021, their best result since their victory in 2006.
UMK is Finland’s largest music show, which has exceeded all records during the previous two seasons. Expectations for 2022 are really high. UMK also intends to return as a public event in 2022, if possible.Anssi Autio, producer of UMK
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