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Finland: Norma John wins UMK 2017

Finland have decided for Eurovision 2017 and it is Norma John with “Black Bird “ that will be performed in Kiev! The singer triumphed in a field of 10 participants.  The winner was chosen during the show Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, using an international jury, Finnish jury and televote . The show was presented by Krista Siegfrids whom represented Finland during …

TONIGHT: Finland chooses for Kiev

The finals are really coming thick and fast now! And for traditional Eurovision fans it is one of the newer highlights of the calendar tonight as Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu takes place in Helsinki! While this year’s contest has been scaled back from recent years, the quality has certainly not dipped with some fantastic songs (and certainly some interesting choices!) …

Podcast: Finland NF – Song Review and Ranking

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, the ESC United panel is reviewing and dissecting the ten songs taking part in UMK, the National Final show in Finland. Matt, Zack, James and Calvin lightheartedly go over all songs and share their thoughts and opinions. In the end, their results were combined, along with the votes of our ESC United readers previously …

Finland – Knucklebone Oscar & The Shangri-La Rubies “Music and dance is in our dna”

Tomorrow, the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will be broadcasted in Finland. 10 entries will compete and the winner will repesent Finland in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv this May. Yesturday, YLE presented the running order. The group Knucklebone Oscar & The Shangri-La Rubies have found time to talk to us today about their entry Caveman. Hello Knuclebone Oscar & …

Finland: UMK – The Running Order Presented!

YLE, the Finish broadcaster is prepared for this Saturday show of  Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. It all started on 1st September 2016 when YLE opened the submittions for this competition until they announced the participants in late November. Earlier this afternoon YLE presented the running order and it’s as follows :- Emma – Circle of Light Alva – Arrows Günther & …

Finland: UMK 2017 – Lauri Yrjola “I’ll be singing in Finnish no matter what”

The final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu is scheduled for today week. YLE & the competing artists are currently preparing for this show which will decide the artists and the song that will participate for Finland in Kiev for this year’s Eurovision competition. Today, Lauri Yrjola has found time to talk to us. Hello Lauri First of all thank you for your …

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