Finland confirms participation for 2023 with UMK

Finland is set to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.  Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) continues as the national final for Finland.  In 2023 UMK will have its 12 edition as the national selection for the artist and song representing Finland at Eurovisin 2023.

Finnish Head of delegation and producer Anssi Autio has stated:

The reputation and popularity of Eurovision and UMK among audiences as well as artists have increased year by year, and our next season will be bigger than ever. If you are interested in submitting a new song, start writing it right now!

Yle has launched UMK as a national final for 12 years since 2012.  The Rasmus won the last edition of UMK and went to Turin.  They ended up in 21st place.

The artists participating in the Finnish national final can submit their songs for UMK starting in September 01 until September 05.  According to the EBU rules, songs released from September 2022 are eligible to participate in Eurovision 2023.

The Rasmus represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Turin with the song Jezebel.  The Rasmus received 38 points.  They finished in 21st place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSi9nfr65FE&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

Source: Eurovoix

 

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more updates on Eurovision 2023!

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