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Finland: What should Saara Aalto sing in Lisbon? Vote in our poll!

Saara Aalto will finally hold her evening for Europe tonight as a special edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu takes place for 2018. Aalto, who was internally selected following her increased public image after The X Factor UK, will perform three candidate songs from her upcoming album with one of the songs being chosen as the Finnish song for Eurovision. “Monsters”, …

Finland: Saara Aalto releases “Domino”

Saara Aalto certainly caused quite a stir with her first UMK candidate song “Monsters”, which was released last week. The uptempo pop banger can be seen high up the ranking of many Eurovision fans on YouTube when it comes to the potential songs for this year’s competition and the hype has lifted Finland to an unexpected position atop the betting …

Finland: Saara Aalto releases “Monsters”

It’s official and public, so now we can report it! Saara Aalto has finally released the first candidate song of her solo performance in this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, with the upbeat and anthemic “Monsters” kicking off Finland’s national selection. The song’s visually striking video sees Saara perform in a darkened mansion with a number of drag queen and LGBT …

Finland: UMK18 songs to be released in February

In November 2017, Saara Alto was internally selected by the broadcaster YLE to represent Finland in the Eurovison Song Contest 2018. In the near future, we will know the songs that will compete in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), the Finnish National Final. Aalto will perform a total of three entries with the Finish public picking their favorite to send to Lisbon, Portugal. …

Finland: Artists announced on November 7th

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland’s national selection for Eurovision, has certainly put the Nordic nation back on the map when it comes to high quality, exciting and interesting selection shows in recent years. With a variety of genres winning the Finnish contest including punk rock, indie pop, a piano ballad and cheesy pop, it would be hard to predict exactly what …

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 …

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