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Blind Channel to premiere new song on UMK22 final

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Finland’s Eurovision 2021 representatives Blind Channel will open the UMK22 final with a new song. The group is set to release their new album later this year.

UMK21 winner and Finland’s Eurovision 2021 representative Blind Channel will return to the UMK stage with a new song. They will open the final of Finland’s national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 on February 26th.

The new song is said to be a love song and it is included on band’s new album, scheduled to be released in next July. In the press release the group jokingly state that the other artists should be happy that Blind Channel is not competing this year. When asked for advice for the next UMK winner, group’s guitarist Joonas Porko had only one: don’t kiss the trophy.

Last yearโ€™s UMK and Eurovision were, of course, a significant part of the snowball effect that made our career take off. UMK is a tremendous acceleration lane for artists who are 100% willing to give their all and have a crystal clear vision of their own thing. Between 2013 and 2020, Blind Channel would not have been ready for this.

Blind Channel on UMK and Eurovision

The UMK22 final will be hosted by pop artist Vesala, who will also perform on the final, together with social media influencer Mmiisas. Finland will select their Eurovision 2022 representative together with international jury. The Finnish public will have 75 percent of the say as the international jury will give out the 25 percent of the points.

Are you excited to hear Blind Channel’s new song? 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 and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!

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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