UMK 2020,the process by which Finland has chosen to participate in the 65th Eurovision Contest, was completed last night. Aksel Kankaanranta was the big winner with the song “Looking Back”.
Just before yesterday’s final, Finland’s public television has confirmed that it will use the same way for Eurovision 2021 to choose its entry.
This year, with an open procedure, 426 songs were submitted to YLE to represent the country in Rotterdam.
The music producer of Ylex to be involved in the selection of Finnish entry for 2021 said:
“The open choice for artists and songs by the country’s creators has received a positive response from both the music industry and the Finnish public. We received great songs from many Finnish artists. The end result was to have a great Final. It is our great pleasure to continue the cooperation between Ylex and UMK. Searching for songs will begin in September, so get a chance to start writing songs from now in the spring”.