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!

Finland: Information about the UMK 2022 songs!

Right after the announcement about the participating artists in Finland‘s national final for Eurovision 2022, UMK, the finnish broadcaster YLE brought some information about the songs to light!

  • Cyan Kicks – Hurricane

Cyan Kicks’ song overwhelms the listener irresistibly like a hurricane. The song has an immense drive, is interspersed with pop hooks and constitutes a truly massive production. Hurricane is the band’s best song to date. Amaranthes Elize Ryd participated in the songwriting, which gives the song elements that really stick.

  • BESS – Ram pam pam

A dance bomb at the after ski party in the spring of 2022 and a potential streaming hit. A wonderfully relaxed song that puts you in a good mood. The song has several pop hooks where Bess’ raspy voice comes into its own. A song with impressions from Lady Gaga and Nylon Beat that fits perfectly into the UMK party spirit with its distorted bass and pop beat.

  • The Rasmus – Jezebel

1980s rock trends float together with The Rasmus and Lauri Ylönens identifiable, modern sound.

  • Younghearted – Sun numero

A dynamic song. A touching and personal ballad wich flows together with a story that you can identify with and a production that grows towards the end and is reminiscent of epic indie greats like M83.

  • Olivera – Thank God I’m An Atheist

A ballad. Thank God I’m an Atheist is a beautiful and moving ballad that already captivates with its name and the first beats. Olivera’s expressive voice comes into its own, and the song, which is made up of small elements, lands in a very impressive whole. The song is very current and still sounds completely unique.

  • Tommi Läntinen – Elämä kantaa mua

Finish rock tradition mixed with a Coldplay-like big, internationel pop rock sound. Läntinen’s charismatic and sensual voice, his life experience and the captivating chorus are interspersed in an uplifting pop rock song.

  • Isaac Sene – Kuuma jäbä

A dance groovy song with 80’s influences. Sexy sound.

The releases

Just like last year, each song will be released on a different date, along with a lyric video:

  • Cyan KicksHurricane: January 13th
  • BESSRam pam pam: January 14th
  • The Rasmus Jezebel: January 17th
  • YoungheartedSun numero: January 18th
  • Olivera Thank God I’m An Atheist: January 19th
  • Tommi Läntinen Elämä kantaa mua: January 20th
  • Isaac SeneKuuma jäbä: January 21st

The final will take place on February 26th.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding UMK 2022 and the finnish entry for Eurovision 2022!

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.