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Finland: No more internal in 2020

Who got the time to think about PED (Post Eurovision Depression)? There is literally things happening all the time in the Eurovision bubble and today Finland showed that. While The Netherlands is already preparing for the 2020 contest, then so is all the remaining broadcasters around Europe as well. Yle has today revealed some of their plans for the upcoming …

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 …

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: 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. …

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