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Finland: Watch a video from The Rasmus rehearsals for Eurovision 2022!

Finnish public television has posted on social media a short excerpt from The Rasmus rehearsals, just weeks before the legendary band representing the country in this year’s music contest, leaves for Turin and Eurovision 2022.

In this video we see that the yellow and black color, which dominated the appearance of The Rasmus in the national final, will be here as well. We also see various large balloons, as promised, to be in place with some of them going up and down. The appearance remains dynamic, but without losing the special identity of the band.

The Rasmus participate with the song Jezebel, in the second semifinal. In fact, it is an ear that will open at night, since they are the first to compete!


Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Finland’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

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Finland: The Rasmus’ staging in Turin to include flying props!

The official account of UMK, the finnish national final, controlled by the public broadcaster YLE, has just brought to light information about The Rasmus‘ performance and staging in Turin via a Twitter post.

The post emphasizes that the band’s appearance on the Eurovision stage will be very different from their appearance in the finnish national final, which took place in February. In addition, many props in the air will be used, as they also seem to be referring to balloons.

Below you can watch the band’s performance in the finnish national final UMK:

We remind you that Finland will be opening the second semi-final on May 12th.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding the Finnish entry in Eurovision 2022!

Finland: Broadcaster Yle states they won’t participate if EBU allows Russia’s participation in Turin!

The developments regarding Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022 and the rest of the countries’ reactions are truly rapid. Following the statements of the public broadcasters of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, the broadcaster of Finland (Yle) also asks the EBU not to allow the participation of Russia, while going one step further, stating that in case Russia’s participation is eventually allowed, then they are not going to send their own representative to Turin!

Russia’s attack on Ukraine runs counter to all the values ​​represented by Yle and other European broadcasters. Yle has always defended western democracy, the rule of law, freedom of expression and human dignity. Yle can not take part in an event where Russia, which has blatantly attacked these values, can use one of Europe’s best-known brands to promote its own interests. We hope the EBU will act in accordance with its values.

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Finland is due to select its representative for Eurovision 2022 tomorrow, Saturday, February 26th.

For the countries that have already spoken up against Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022, you can refer to our previous article.

We remind you that the EBU, at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, stated the following:

The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political – cultural event that unites countries and celebrates differences through music. EBU members in both Russia and Ukraine have pledged to attend this year’s event in Turin and we intend to welcome them and let artists from both countries participate in May. Of course, we continue to monitor developments closely.

EBU

What will the EBUs reaction be after the pressure it’s receiving from several of its members? What will the final decision on Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022 be?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments!

Finland: The running order of UMK 2022!

Finnish broadcaster YLE announced today the running order of the finnish national final for Eurovision 2022, UMK 2022.

The running order is as follows:

  1. The Rasmus – Jezebel
  2. Isaac Sene – Kuuma Jäbä
  3. Olivera – Thank God I’m An Atheist
  4. BESS – Ram pam pam
  5. Younghearted – Sun numero
  6. Cyan Kicks – Hurricane
  7. Tommi Läntinen – Elämä kantaa mua

The big favorite for the win according to the odds, The Rasmus, are the ones opening the show, while the one to close it is Tommi Läntinen.

We remind you that UMK 2022 will be held on Saturday, February 26th, at 20:00 CET!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Finland’s participation in Eurovision 2022.

Finland: Listen to the seventh and last song of UMK 2022!

The finnish broadcaster has released the sixth song competing in UMK 2022, the finnish national final for Eurovision 2022.

The song is “Kuuma jäba by Isaac Sene and you can listen to it here:

We remind you the rest of the artists/songs competing for the finnish representation:

The UMK grand final will take place on Saturday, 26 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 2022!

Finland: Listen to the fifth song of UMK 2022!

The finnish broadcaster has released the fifth song competing in UMK, the finnish national final for Eurovision 2022.

The song is Thank God I’m An Atheist by Olivera and you can listen to it here:

We remind you that the artists competing for the finnish representation are the following seven. In parentheses are the dates on which their songs will be/have been released:

  • Cyan Kicks (13 January)
  • BESS (14 January)
  • The Rasmus (17 January)
  • Younghearted (18 January)
  • Olivera (19 January)
  • Tommi Läntinen (20 January)
  • Isaac Sene (21 January)

The UMK grand final will take place on Saturday, 26 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 2022!

Finland: Listen to the fourth song of UMK 2022!

The finnish broadcaster has released the fourth song competing in UMK, the finnish national final for Eurovision 2022.

The song is Sun numero by Younghearted and you can listen to it here:

We remind you that the artists competing for the finnish representation are the following seven. In parentheses are the dates on which their songs will be/have been released:

  • Cyan Kicks (13 January)
  • BESS (14 January)
  • The Rasmus (17 January)
  • Younghearted (18 January)
  • Olivera (19 January)
  • Tommi Läntinen (20 January)
  • Isaac Sene (21 January)

The UMK grand final will take place on Saturday, 26 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 2022!

Finland: Listen to the third song of UMK 2022!

The finnish broadcaster has released the third song competing in UMK, the finnish national final for Eurovision 2022.

The song is Jezebel by the well-known band The Rasmus and you can listen to it here:

We remind you that the artists competing for the finnish representation are the following seven. In parentheses are the dates on which their songs will be released:

  • Cyan Kicks (13 January)
  • BESS (14 January)
  • The Rasmus (17 January)
  • Younghearted (18 January)
  • Olivera (19 January)
  • Tommi Läntinen (20 January)
  • Isaac Sene (21 January)

The UMK grand final will take place on Saturday, 26 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 2022!

Finland: Listen to the second song of UMK 2022!

The finnish broadcaster YLE has just released the second song competing in the finnish national final, UMK, for Eurovision 2022.

The song is called Ram pam pam by artist BESS and you can listen to it here:

We remind you that the artists competing for the finnish representation are the following seven. In parentheses are the dates on which their songs will be released:

  • Cyan Kicks (13 January)
  • BESS (14 January)
  • The Rasmus (17 January)
  • Younghearted (18 January)
  • Olivera (19 January)
  • Tommi Läntinen (20 January)
  • Isaac Sene (21 January)

The UMK grand final will take place on Saturday, 26 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 2022!

Finland: Listen to the first song of UMK 2022!

The first song of UMK, the finnish national final for Eurovision 2022, has just been released.

The song is called Hurricane by alt-rock sensation Cyan Kicks and you can listen to it here:

Cyan Kicks is an alt-rock band with electronic elements based in Helsinki. Their first single Feathers was released in 2017 and, after six more singles which managed to already make them well-known, they released their first album I Don’t Love You in 2019, while their second album Not Your Kind was released in 2021.

We remind you that the artists competing for the finnish representation are the following seven:

  • Cyan Kicks
  • BESS
  • The Rasmus
  • Younghearted
  • Olivera
  • Tommi Läntinen
  • Isaac Sene

The UMK grand final will take place on Saturday, 26 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 2022!