Finland’s national broadcaster Yle had to cancel the press conference, but still managed to reveal the seven finalists for the UMK22 today. Among the artists we find some well-established names as well as exciting newcomers. Finland will select their Eurovision 2022 representative on February 26th.
Who are taking part in UMK22?
- Cyan Kicks – Hurricane
- BESS – Ram pam pam
- The Rasmus – Jezebel
- Younghearted – Sun numero
- Olivera – Thank God I’m an Atheist
- Tommi Läntinen – Elämä kantaa mua
- Isaac Sene – Kuuma jäbä
The first song will be released this evening, at 23:00 CET on YouTube and all the streaming services. The next song will get its release on Friday and the rest of the entries will be out next week, one every weekday from Monday to Friday.
The final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2022 will take place on February 26th. The winner of the contest and Finland’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be selected by the Finnish public together with international juries.
Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest
After debuting in the contest in 1961, it took the Nordic country almost 40 attempts before they finally won the contest in 2006. After winning the contest, Finland has qualified to the final six times. Their best result since victory came last year when Blind Channel represented the country with “Dark Side”. They finished sixth in the grand final with 301 points.
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