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Finland: 6 more acts advance to UMK Final

Tonight, YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster held the Second Chance round in which 6 more acts were selected to compete in the UMK Final that will be aired on February 1st. The 6  finalists were selected by a mix of experts jurors and national televoting. The 6 qualified Finnish acts: 1. Mikko Pohjola “Sängyn reunalla” 2. MIAU “God/Drug” 3. MadCraft “Shining …

Finland: 12 UMK acts revealed

YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster has announced the 12 competing act for the UMK which will be televised live on February 1st. The selection process will be include 2 introduction shows, 2 heats, 1 second-chance round and one grand final where the Finnish entry for Copenhagen will be selected. The first show will air on December 28th, following by a …

2014: Which countries have confirmed participation?

The 2013 Eurovision Song Contest eason ended three days ago and the focus immediately shifted to 2014. Since Denmark won the contest we will be heading to Copenhagen, Herning or any Danish city that will join the bidding war to host the most popular music event in the world. While several countries left Malmo disappointed with the outcome, a lot …

Rehearsals – Day 3 Interviews

ESC United talked to the acts that had their first rehearsals today. They will be performing in the first half of Semi Final 2 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden. The Semi Final will take place exactly next Thursday so let’s get to know them a little better. Unfortunately we were unable to talk to Valentina from San …

Expert Panel 2013: FINLAND

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Krista Siegfrids to walk the stage in Malmo with “Marry Me!”

The Finland UMK 2013 recap, from our trustworthy Eurovision fan Melissa! ———————————————————————— Krista Siegfrids to walk the aisle stage in Malmo with “Marry Me!” Fending off a challenge by Mikael Saari and Diandra, Finland fell in love with the bride wannabe, so pack your frocks and suits, Krista’s inviting everyone to Malmo! ———————————————————————— The opening sequence is a parody of …

Finland has chosen all finalists

Last night the Semi Final/Wild card show took place in Finland and the juries & televoters picked four more songs that would move on the the Final Stage.  Great Wide North, Last Panda, Elina Orkoneva, and Lucy Was Driving will once again perform on February 9th, 2013 when Finland picks their entry for Malmo. Four songs already directly qualified previously brining …

Finland: Two more finalists chosen

Congratulations to Krista Siegfridsi and Arion, both of these acts will move on to the Final Stage of the competition to become the next Finnish representative. This was the second qualification round so while these two are directly qualified, three of the other acts are also still in the running.   Krista Siegfridsi – Marry Me [vsw id=”lV5VOdBX2ns” source=”youtube” width=”300″ …

Finland: First two finalists chosen

Congratulations to Mikael Saari and Diandra, both of these acts will move on to the Final Stage of the competition to become the next Finnish representative. This was the first qualification round so while these two are directly qualified, three of the other acts are also still in the running. Lina Salin, Last Panda and Rautakoura will have another shot …

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