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Finland 2022: Here are the clues for UMK 2022 fifth artist

The Finnish national broadcaster has published more clues about the contestants for the national final UMK.  Now it is time to start guessing who will be the fifth contestant in the Finnish national final for Eurovision. Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu’s official Instagram gave us the following clues:

  • Over 10 million streams
  • Featured a song with a big international artist
  • Shivers

 

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The first speculations are pointing out to pop singer Alma.  Alma has done the backing vocals for Miley Cyrus’ songs “Mother’s Daughter” and “Cattitude”.  She co-wrote Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana del Rey song “Don’t Call Me Angel”.  Another possibility is indie pop singer Olivera.  Olivera has worked as a songwriter and a featuring artist for names like Tiësto, Zaxx, 3LAU, Sonny Alven, Lucian and John Dahlbäck.

Yle will announce all the contestants for UMK 2022 on January 12.  After that we will get to know each competing song every day starting from January 13.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more updates regarding Finland’s participation in Eurovision.

Finland 2022: Here are the clues for UMK 2022 third artist

The Finnish national broadcaster has published more clues about the contestants for the national final UMK.  Now it is time to start guessing who will be the third contestant in the Finnish national final for Eurovision. Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu’s official Instagram gave us the following clues:

  •  Concerts all over Europe
  • The artist has gold and platinum certifications
  • Experienced artist

 

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According to the indications we already have, it seems Finland is raising the bar high with a prestigious international artist.  The first guesses are pointing out to Finnish rock band The Rasmus.  Another potential contestant that tick all the right boxes is Samu Haber who is the lead singer for Sunrise Avenue.

Yle will announce all the contestants for UMK 2022 on January 12.  After that we will get to know each competing song every day starting from January 13.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for more updates regarding Finland’s participation in Eurovision.

Finland: Yle reveals clues for UMK 2022 second artist!

Yle continues teasing the audience with some clues about the contestants for their national final.  Now is time to speculate about the identity of the second participant.  According to Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) Instagram account, the second contestant is:

  • A super popular party banger
  • Bold and effervescent
  • S/he has been featured in songs with front-row artists

 

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One of the artist that meets these three conditions is fan favourite Erika Vikman.  Erika Vikman ended in second place in UMK 2020.  She also performed in last UMK where she sung her Eurovision song Cicciolina and her single Syntisten Pöytä together with Antti Tuisku.  Pop singer Bess is another suggested artist that meets the three criteria.  Nevertheless, the artist may not necessarily be a pop star.  Rap singer Cledos is another artist that checks the “party banger” box and who has been featured with other artists.

Yle will reveal the line-up for UMK 2022 on January 12.  After that each song in the competition will be released one every day starting on January 13.

Blind Channel ended in 6th position in Eurovision.  This makes Finland’s best result in the contest since their 2006 victory in Athens with Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOPGxQ4fgVw&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

 

Finland teases UMK 2022 first artist

Yle revealed the first clues for the first artist participating in their national final.  The official Instagram account for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) revealed three clues for the first contestant:

  • The artist has over 10 million streams on Spotify
  • The artist got nominations at the Emma Gaala (the Finnish version of the Grammys)
  • Peto On Irti (The monster has been revealed)

 

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The first clues for the “Peto On Irti” artist lead toAntti Tuisku.  Antti Tuisku performed as the interval act for UMK 2021.  Another speculation leads to singer and songwriter Kalle Lindroth who also meet the three clues.  Moreover, we can expect more rock bands after the successful performance of Blind Channel.  For instance, bands such as Battle Beast or Beast In Black could follow Blind Channel’s path.

Yle will reveal the line-up for UMK 2022 on January 12.  After that each song in the competition will be released one every day starting on January 13.

Blind Channel ended in 6th position in Eurovision.  This makes Finland’s best result in the contest since their 2006 victory in Athens with Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah.

 

Finland 2022: UMK 2022 returns next February, artists to be revealed on January 12

Finnish broadcaster Yle announced the return of UMK to select their Eurovision representative for Turin.

UMK will take place in the city of Turku on February 26, 2022.  During the night, the Finnish audience will decide together with an international jury who will succeed Blind Channel.

For next year’s Finnish national final Yle received 312 entries with more than 1000 songwriters taking part in the process.  According to the public broadcaster, after the huge success of Blind Channel.  However, only seven songs will make it to the final.

The selection process will be very competitive with a variety of acts reveals Ylex head of music Tapio Hakanen.

The artist lineup chosen for this year’s UMK contest is the most extensive ever. The entrants include emerging pop-stars who have been successful on streaming services, promising international export talent, an artist known to all Finns, including an artist who has appeared on a very well known music programme, a long-standing favourite whose career stretches from the 80s to today, and new names who enjoy high praise from the music industry. There was a clear increase in the number of rock band entrants, and we will see explosive rock energy also in the final. Now, viewers can finally experience the excitement of UMK also in a live event.

For the 2022 national selection UMK will return to a live event format.  In 2021, due to health concerns the Finnish national final was a televised only event.

Yle will reveal the name of the contestants on wednesday January 12.  After that each song will be revealed one every day starting from January 13.

Blind Channel represented Finland in Rotterdam for the Eurovision Song Contest.  Their song Dark Side ended in sixth place in the final, Finnish best result since their Eurovision victory in 2006.  After their success Dark Side became one of the most streamed Finnish songs of all time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOPGxQ4fgVw&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest