Finland: The rules of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2024 | National final to take place in February!

A few hours ago, the Finnish public Broadcaster, Yle, announced Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2024 as their national selection for yet another year.

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will be held live next February, and the winner will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Yle announced the rules by which the competition will be conducted, just a few hours ago.

  1. Artists must submit a demo of their track from August 21 to 24, 2023. If their song is selected, they have until October 20, 2023, to submit the final version.
  2. Singers from a group can submit up to three songs, however only one will advance to the competition. Members of a band can participate in more than one song, while composers and lyricists can participate in several songs.
  3. Finally, at least one of the composers and one of the singers must have Finnish citizenship or permanent residence in Finland.

The previous edition of UMK was a huge success, with Käärijä being crowned the winner with the song “Cha Cha Cha” and bringing Finland Second place in the Final, the country’s best placing since its win in 2006:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Finnish participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Sweden!


Finland: YLE in talks to move UMK 2024 to a bigger stadium!

The Finnish national final for the selection of the country’s participation in Eurovision, UMK, was undoubtedly one of the most successful and talked about national finals this year, both within Finland (where 2.1 million viewers tuned in) and among fans of the contest.

UMK’s success in recent years has led Finnish broadcaster YLE to decide to move the show to a bigger stadium from 2024 onwards. As Ville Vilén, Head of Creative Content at Yle, explained:

“The popularity has grown to such proportions that moving it [the final] to a larger space has become topical.”

YLE is in talks to find a stadium, the capacity of which will allow it to sell four to six times more tickets than Logomo, its current venue, which has a capacity of just 1500 spectators. YLE is therefore looking for a suitable stadium in the Turku, Tampere and Helsinki areas.

Finland will be represented in the contest this year by Käärijä, the artist who brought the country to the 3rd place in the betting odds and who has been met with huge support from fans of the contest, with the song Cha Cha Cha. You can enjoy it below:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all developments!

Source: Eurovoix