Over the last past few weeks, you have been submitting your predictions for the latest round of Eurovision Prediction 2023. In the latest round, you were asked to predict the winner of Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK). Now, let’s take a look at who you collectively expect to win the Finnish ticket to Liverpool!
After weeks of anticipation, the final of UMK 2023 will take place tonight (February 25).
The televised show will take place in the Finnish city of Turku, where cultural venue Logomo will host the highly anticipated final. The tickets sold out after only being on sale for one day.
As with the last two editions, the Finnish entry for Eurovision 2023 will be chosen by international juries (25%) and public voting (75%).
The running order is as follows:
- Robin Packalen – “Girls Like You“
- KUUMMA – “Ylivoimainen”
- Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha“
- Keira – “No Business on the Dancefloor“
- Benjamin – “Hoida mut”
- Lxandra – “Something to Lose“
- Portion Boys – “Samaa taivasta katsotaan”
Let’s take a look at who YOU predict will be chosen!
During this round of Eurovision Prediction 2023, 433 of you have predicted who you think will take victory in Finland.
Without further ado, here are the artists that YOU have predicted to win in order of frequency, from most to least:
|Ranking||Artist||Song||Number of predictions||Percentage|
|1||Käärijä||“Cha Cha Cha“||348||80.4%|
|3||Keira||“No Business on the Dancefloor“||19||4.4%|
|5||Robin Packalen||“Girls Like You“||10||2.3%|
|5||Portion Boys||“Samaa taivasta katsotaan”||10||2.3%|
|7||Lxandra||“Something to Lose“||5||1.2%|
Our players have a mixed history at predicting the results of UMK since its return in 2020. Last year, almost 60% correctly predicted that The Rasmus would win with “Jezebel”.
This wasn’t quite as decisive a lead as 2020, when Erika Vikman’s “Cicciolina” scooped up over 87% of the vote. Of course, the fan favourite fell foul of the ‘Eurovision Prediction curse’, and ended up placing second.
Members of the ESCXTRA team may be disappointed with this result, as they selected Benjamin’s “Hoida mut” as their winner in our XTRA Decides feature.
After each national final, the points will be assigned and you will receive a rankings update via our Eurovision Prediction platform. Furthermore, we will make sure to notify you via our Eurovision Prediction Facebook page, our Eurovision Prediction Twitter page and here on the ESCXTRA website. The player that accumulates the most points after all the rounds have taken place will be crowned the winner of Eurovision Prediction 2023!
Last year, our players correctly predicted 12 national final winners out of 25.
In 2021, our players predicted the correct national winners 7 out of 13 times.
In 2020, 10 of out 27 times…an all-time low. To be fair, 2020 was a very unpredictable year in general.
In 2019, our Eurovision Prediction players collectively predicted 16 out of 29 national final winners correctly.
In 2018, your record was 19 out of 30, which remains the record.
With many more national finals set for 2023 overall, there are still PLENTY of points up for grabs! New and returning players can join the game below:
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