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, with three songs expected to be performed by the chosen act in a similar vein to Saara Aalto’s selection for Lisbon.
However, in a response to the tweet regarding multiple acts, the broadcaster remained quiet and adds that “more news will be announced” on the 29th.
To all fellow international Eurovision fans: We will announce Finland’s entry on January 29th 2019. Put your party hats on and have your monster masks ready! 🥳✨ #UMK19 #eurovision #ESC2019 pic.twitter.com/Pf3JTXwVgY
— UMK (@Yle_UMK) January 8, 2019
The tweet encourages fans to put their party hats on and have monster masks ready… perhaps this is a clue as to who may have been selected?
Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, abbreviated to UMK, has been used to select the Finnish Eurovision entry since 2012, when Pernilla Karlsson’s Swedish entry “När jag blundar” represented the Nordic nation in Baku. Three finalists have come from the selection; Krista Siegfrids (2013), Softengine (2014) and Saara Aalto (2018), though the latter was internally selected.
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