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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, …

Finland in Eurovision: All songs from 1961-2018 – Reaction

Matt is reviewing all songs from Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Even though they only have one victory under the belt, Finland in Eurovision has quite a long history, or as some people refer to it, the country of Lordi. Finland debuted at Eurovision in 1961 and has participated 52 times since its debut in 1961. They won the contest for the …

Lisbon LIVE – (FYR) Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland reviews (Day 5)

Yesterday evening we saw five more countries rehearse for the second time. Did #YOU miss the rehearsals of (FYR) Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece and Finland? Have no worries, as #YOU can catch up on our live stream from yesterday and also get all of the details from these rehearsals? (FYR) MACEDONIA – Eye Cue – Lost and Found Macedonia’s second …

Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert next weekend! Final list presented

This Saturday, the biggest Eurovision Song Contest pre-party will kick off! It has now been confirmed that 32 participants will be travelling to Amsterdam to meet journalists and press and entertain the fans during the concert! The concert, which this year will be celebrating its tenth year anniversary, will be held for the first time at the larger AFAS Arena …

The ESC United “Expert” Panel 2018 – Finland

It’s almost time to review one of the most anticipate artists of the year in Finland’s Saara Aalto, but let’s turn our attention back to the United Kingdom for a moment. What did #YOU think of the British entry “Storm”? QwaarJet (Forum) – “A solid, anthemic pop song with a likeable, charismatic and powerful performer. I would say it’s the …

Reaction Video: Did Saara Aalto made the right decision with Monsters?

As previously reported, Saara Aalto is going to perform Monsters in Lisbon, Portugal at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Both the juries and televoters believed this to be the strongest song. As always, our Reaction Video to the results is up. Matt is watching UMK18 judging all three performances, pick his favorite and react to the results. Are we giving …

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