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Eurovision in Concert: 28 acts prepare for Amsterdam event!

The first major preview event of the Eurovision 2019 calendar gets underway this weekend, as the annual Eurovision in Concert is held in Amsterdam! No less than 28 participants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are getting ready to hit the stage of AFAS Live this Saturday for the 11th edition of Eurovision in Concert. They are; 🇦🇱 Jonida Maliqi …

Sleepwalking to Eurovision 2000: An iconic metal band tries out for Finland

As the national finals continue rolling out for Eurovision 2019, we take a look at some highlights from national contests past and artists who went on to achieve success after their participation. Today, after Darude’s “Look Away” was selected for Finland, we go back to Finland’s national selection final in 2000, when Darude’s “Sandstorm” was in the European and North …

Finland: Darude and Sebastian will perform Look Away in Tel Aviv

Tonight the 2019 edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu concluded in Finland, featuring popular EDM artist Darude and singer Sebastian Rejman. The Finnish delegation opted to repeat the version that was created for Saara Aalto last year, and used the national final to select between three strong songs. The songs that were considered for Tel Aviv were: Release Me Superman Look …

TONIGHT: Five countries decide for Tel Aviv, final line-up in Melfest confirmed

Can #YOU believe it? We are already at the penultimate weekend of the national selection season, but what a bumper few weeks we are expecting, with 24 songs still to come for this year’s contest. Tonight will see five of these songs confirmed as the selection processes hot up across Europe. There’s also the small matter of Andra Chansen in …

Finland: Which song should win Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019?

It’s been just over a month since Finland shocked the Eurovision world by announcing international DJ Darude and Finnish vocalist Sebastian Rejman as their representatives for this year’s contest. Since then, three songs have been presented by the duo, all with their own idiosyncracies and merits. But which of the three songs should be chosen for Tel Aviv? It’s time …

Finland: “Look Away” completes the UMK line-up

“Look Away”, the third and final release from Darude and Sebastian Rejman which will take part in this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, has been released by the Finnish broadcaster YLE. The track is much in a similar vein to the other entries in the Finnish selection but with a less intense style and a trance-pop sound. The track’s lyrics reflect …

Finland: Darude and Sebastian Rejman release “Superman”

Finland’s representatives in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Darude and Sebastian Rejman, have released their second potential entry “Superman”. The track, released alongside a humorous video involving Darude saving the day on numerous occasions, sees a more traditional dance track structure and a slight sample of the harsh synths prominent in Darude’s mega hit “Sandstorm”. #YOU can listen to “Superman” …

Darude reveals first UMK entry “Release Me”

Darude, Finland’s representative for Eurovision 2019 alongside Sebastian Rejman, has revealed the first of his three potential entries for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. The track, entitled “Release Me”, was posted at midnight Finnish time, following a livestream from the international DJ on YouTube. In the broadcast, the producer revealed that the song captures his feelings about touring the world and the …

Finland: Darude and Sebastian Rejman to take part in Tel Aviv!

YLE has this year decided to go with the same approach as last year, by selecting an artist who will perform 3 songs, whereas the the song to represent Finland will in selected by both a jury and televote. The approach worked last year, but barely. In 2018, Saara Aalto was selected to represent Finland in Lisbon, after her huge …

Finland to make UMK announcement on January 29th

Finland will seemingly continue down the route of internally selecting an artist in 2019, with YLE confirming the reveal of the Finnish artist(s) will take place on Tuesday 29th January. Confirming the news in a Tweet, the Finnish broadcaster responsible for the country’s entry for Eurovision has reaffirmed that Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will still be held on Saturday 2nd March, …

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