Some minutes ago, the Finnish national broadcaster YLE released the first song of UMK, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2021. It is Oskr’s song, Lie.
Oskari Ruohonen, also known as Oskr, is a singer and songwriter from the city of Turku. He has been a member of popular bands such as Yournalist and Traffic Island. Oskr is an extremely talented and organic person from a family of musicians. He has written, produced and performed himself and his brother in both Finnish and English. The UMK Competition will serve as the next step in Oscar’s career as he returns to his roots, to perform in English. Oskr idols include James Blake, Bon Iver and Jon Bellion.
Unfortunately, most people do not have the guts to say what they really feel, especially when the stakes are high. They usually end up saying what they think the other person wants to hear. This is something that is universal for all people and cultures, which makes the Eurovision Song Contest the perfect place for my song and its message.
The seven artists who will claim the golden ticket to Rotterdam are:
Oskr – Lie
Teflon Brothers x Pandora – I Love You
Danny – Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua
Laura – Play
Aksel – Hurt
Blind Channel – Dark Side
Ilta – Kelle mä soitan
The songs that will compete in the grand final of UMK 2021, which will be held on February 20, will be announced one every day, as follows:
January 14 – Oskr – Lie
January 15 – Teflon Brothers x Pandora – I Love You
January 18 – Danny – Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua
January 19 – Laura – Play
January 20 – Aksel – Hurt
January 21 – Blind Channel – Dark Side
January 22 – Ilta – Kelle mä soitan
Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news regarding Finland’s participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest to be held in May in the Netherlands.