The finnish broadcaster YLE has released the fourth song competing in UMK 2023, the finnish national final for Eurovision 2023.
The song is titled “Something To Lose” by Lxandra and you can listen to it below:
The official Eurovision site presents Lxandra as follows:
With her magnificent voice, Lxandra (aka Alexandra Lehti) is a magical interpreter and internationally successful artist, who won the prestigious Music Moves Europe Talent Award in 2019. Lxandra, who released her debut album Careful What I Dream Of in 2021, strives for timelessness with her music.
Lxandra’s creativity and passion for storytelling took root in her childhood home at Suomenlinna. When she was 19, Lxandra moved to Berlin to work with top music industry players, gaining quite a global following as an artist since her first singles. Filled with a strong narrative style and sensitivity, Lxandra’s music has also been heard in American films and television series.
Lxandra believes that it is crucial for an artist to evoke an emotional response in people with their music.
‘I want to create universal music that is personal at the same time. Dark, but still full of colour. I strive for emotionality and connection,’ explains Lxandra.
The idea to enter her ballad Something to Lose to UMK came from the jet lag she had after a trip to Los Angeles in April 2022.
‘There had been talk of entering UMK for quite some time, but it wasn’t until just that moment that I realised this song could be the right one,’ Laxandra says.
The UMK jury had the following to say about Lxandra and her song:
“For years Lxandra has been one of Finland’s most promising export talents, making a career for herself out in the world. Now, she brings her exquisite ballad Something To Lose to UMK. The song is all at once tender and personal, dramatic and epic. Lxandra is a top-notch live performer, who has touched audiences in Finland and abroad, even bringing them to tears. The song will definitely rise to new heights when performed live. Lxandra is also known as a versatile audio-visual artist, so we are very interested to see what kind of world she will build around the song.”
We remind you that the competing artists/songs of UMK 2023 are being revealed in different dates in the following order:
Thu, 12 January Keira – No Business On The Dancefloor Fri, 13 January Benjamin – Hoida mut Mon, 16 January Robin Packalen – Girls Like You Tue, 17 January Lxandra – Something To Lose
- Wed, 18 January Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
- Thu, 19 January KUUMAA – Ylivoimainen
- Fri, 20 January Portion Boys – Samaa taivasta katsotaan
The UMK grand final will take place on Saturday, 25 February, 20:00 CET and will be broadcast on Yle TV1, Yle Areena and Yle radio channels.
Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding UMK and the finnish representative for Eurovision 2023!