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Landslide for The Rasmus in online UMK poll as BESS reaches top 3 on singles chart

The competition is heating up!

Over the past two weeks, the seven entries of Finland’s national selection UMK22 were released by the broadcaster Yle. Today “Ram pam pam” by BESS reached the number three spot of Finland’s singles chart, as The Rasmus landslides online poll by Finnish media Iltalehti.

The Rasmus big favourite in a poll

One of the biggest newspapers in Finland, Iltalehti, asked their readers online, who is their favourite in UMK22. Over 8000 people cast their vote and The Rasmus topped the poll with 49 percent of the voters choosing “Jezebel” as their favourite. Isaac Sene and Cyan Kicks finished on joint second with 944 votes, followed by BESS, with 941 votes.

The Rasmus is currently also the bookies’ favourite to win UMK22 and to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. For example, Unibet has The Rasmus as the most likely winner ahead of BESS on second and Cyan Kicks on third.

“Ram pam pam” highest on singles chart

Today we also got the updated singles chart. BESS’ “Ram pam pam” has been the most streamed song in Finland for seven days, but peaked on the number three spot on the singles chart. This is also the best position ever for the singer on the chart.

Other songs from Finland’s national selection didn’t make it to this week’s chart. Some of them are set to appear on the chart next week, as most of them were released too late to be included on this week’s chart.

The eleventh edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will take place on February 26th at 20:00 CET. Seven acts will compete and the Finnish public (75%) together with international juries (25%) will choose Finlandโ€™s representative for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.

Who is your favourite to win UMK22 in Finland? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts. As well as YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 contest in Turin!

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 Malmรถ. I'm studying journalism and I love music โ€” you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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