Finland: The Rasmus is representing the country in Eurovision 2022! | The Rasmus at the winner’s press conference!

The grand final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, the national final of Finland, has just been completed, with the country choosing The Rasmus as the festival’s winner and therefore their representative for Eurovision 2022 in Turin. Finland used the same show to pick their representative for yet another year since 2012.

A total of seven finalists, that were picked among 312 submitted songs from more than 1000 songwriters, competed in the national final, claiming the ticket to Turin.

The seven artists:

The seven candidates of the night were:

  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 results was decided by 25% international jury vote and 75% televote.

The Results:

Juries (50%)

  • The Rasmus – 68
  • Isaac Sene – 28
  • Olivera – 46
  • BESS – 56
  • Younghearted – 40
  • Cyan Kicks – 52
  • Tommi Läntinen – 4

Public vote (50%)

  • The Rasmus – 242
  • Isaac Sene – 99
  • Olivera – 121
  • BESS – 184
  • Younghearted – 51
  • Cyan Kicks – 169
  • Tommi Läntinen – 52

After the public and the international juries voted were combined, the results of the national final are:

  1. The Rasmus – 310
  2. Cyan Kicks – 221
  3. Bess – 204
  4. Olivera – 167
  5. Isaac Sene – 127
  6. Younghearted – 91
  7. Tommi Läntinen – 56

The big winner of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022 were The Rasmus with the song “Jezebel“.

You can watch The Rasmus’ performance in the national final here:

The Winner’s Press Conference:

The winners of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022, The Rasmus, were taken to a press conference after their victory. They were asked about their plans for Eurovision and their participation in UMK 2022.
What they said was that they look forward to performing together with last year’s winners, Måneskin. They added that it’s great that rock music is getting better and better and it’s getting bigger in the contest each year. Lastly, the lead singer, Lauri Ylönen, revealed that it is long time dream for their fans to see them performing in UMK.

Do you agree with Finland’s choice of representative for Turin? Tell us in the comments!

Finland: Snippets of the UMK 2022 performances!

A few minutes ago, UMK’s official Twitter account posted snippets of tomorrow’s performances. You can check out the artists’ performances below.

In an online group-chat organized by UMK’s production for fans to chat with Mikko Silvennoinen, journalist, and Henkka Remes, editor and host of the UMK podcast, they announced the UMK 2022 international jury. The international jury consists of representatives from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Norway, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Each country has a four-member team of music professionals.

The artists participating in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022 are 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

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

Finland: Interview with Olivera | Life after death and the participation in UMK 2022 ! (Video)

After being selected to compete in this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022, Finland’s National Final, Olivera speaks exclusively to EurovisionFun and Apostolos Bogiannos and Apostolis Matamis.

Olivera is among the seven finalists of the national final of Finland for Eurovision 2022 and she will try to represent her country with the song “Thank God I’m an Atheist“.

I always considered competing in UMK but with the appropriate song. And now this showed up  and I think I have to pass a deep message.  As a person that is not so religious, I believe that we can’t know if there is afterlife. No one can answer this question with certainty. I doesn’t matter where everyone believes in, the only thing that matters is having a important life, that no one guarantees will last forever. We must look today, at the people we have close to us and do whatever pleases us, express our love and be good people. I wrote “Thank God I’m an Atheist” wanting to pass this message to the world and especially those who make this kind of thought about life. I didn’t submitted to UMK from the start. My win in the national final would be amazing but what matters the most for me is to manage to make the world express through this.

Asked about her staging of the song in the national final Olivera said:

There is nothing too big or too small. The staging will be based on the story of the song without having something that will distracting from the message I want to pass. I think it will be very beautiful.

Even though she likes every song in UMK 2022, the ones that stand out for her are those of Tommi LäntinenCyan Kicks and Isaac Sene.

Her favorite Finish entries are those of Vicky Rosti & Boulevard (1987) and Paradise Oskar (2011) while from the contest in general the entry that stands out for her is Loreen (Sweden 2012).

If she could pick a Eurostar to collaborate that would be Måneskin.

Sometime before the end of the interview, Olivera offered us a part of her song acapella

Watch the exclusive interview with Olivera in the following video:

Listen to “Thank God I’m an Atheist“, Olivera’s for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022!