The finnish broadcaster YLE has released the seventh and last song competing in UMK 2023, the finnish national final for Eurovision 2023.
The song is titled “Samaa taivasta katsotaan” by Portion Boys and you can listen to it below:
The official Eurovision site presents Portion Boys as follows:
One of Finland’s most popular party bands, Portion Boys, have been doing their thing for over a decade. With its positivity and sincerity, the band has blazed a trail to become one of the currently most listened-to bands in Finland. The 2021 megahit Vauhti kiihtyy was a turning point, bringing the group to a whole new level. Even though the group has never released a single album, Portion Boys have put out hit after hit, such as Kyläbaari, Karjala takas and, together with former UMK runner-up Teflon Brothers, Nautin elämästä.
Portion Boys are Kenraali Vahva, El Meissel, A.P. Vuori (who joined the group in 2021 as a singer), JaloTiina and Taitelija Nieminen. The band was formed in 2010 during a ‘legendary night in Tampere’. Within a day, they came up with the idea, the first song, the first music video and the band name, which has a reference to Swedish foods. Since 2010, Portion Boys has written and released songs and built a fanbase through hard, grassroots work. And, interacting with the audience as equals is one of their biggest strengths.
The idea to enter UMK has been on the Portion Boys’ radar for several years, and now was the right time to do it. The band feels like they have everything in place and nothing to lose – just a lot to give.
The message behind their UMK entry Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan is meaningful to the band: each and every one of us matters.
The UMK jury had the following to say about Portion Boys and their song:
“With a career spanning over a decade under its belt, Portion Boys is currently one of Finland’s hottest groups. It’s great to see the band in UMK, bringing its own, unique style to the contest. Samaa taivasta katsotaan celebrates Europe’s diversity in its own playful way and it represents the value of tolerance that Eurovision promotes, something we all need more of in this day and age. The song is an unforgettable earworm, positively brimming with laser drums, energy and musical hooks. The band’s incredible live energy really comes out in the song – underneath its hard-charging beat is a beautiful composition. This could be one of Finland’s most-streamed songs in 2023.”
The competing artists/songs of UMK 2023 have now all been officially released. We remind you that they were all released 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!