Finland: 2,1 Million Viewers for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023!

The final of UMK 2023 took yesterday evening in Logomo in Turku and was hosted by Samu Haber. This was the second year in a row and the third time overall that Logomo played host to the contest. At the end of the show Käärijä with “Cha Cha Cha” declared the winner and will fly to Liverpool as the representative of Finland in Eurovision 2023!

A record-breaking number of viewers watched the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023 last night in Finland. Finnish broadcaster YLE has revealed that approximately 2.1 million people have watched the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023. Last year, the final of UMK with The Rasmus was watched by 1,9 million viewers!

A total of 231,968 votes were cast this year: 138,644 votes in the app and 93,324 votes by phone and SMS.

Käärijä has won Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu 2023 with the song “Cha Cha Cha” and below you can enjoy his live performance:

Käärijä and Finland are going to participate in the second half of the first semi-final which is scheduled on 9th of May. Do you think that Finland will  achieve a better placement than last year’s 21st place? Let us know in the comments below!

Stay tuned on for all the news regarding the Finnish entry at the upcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. 


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