With the new Eurovision season beginning, we need to start talking about national selection news! Finland has released details regarding it’s national selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, or UMK for short.
The national broadcaster has revealed that UMK 2021 will be taking place in Tampere like it did for the 2020 edition on the 20th February. Depending on the Covid situation by that point, the show might take place without an audience.
On top of that, submissions for entries for the national selection is now open. Entries would need to be submitted by the 7th September, which is next Monday.
The finalists should be announced by January 2021 and they will be chosen by a panel of music experts.
Finland’s Eurovision history dates back to 1961 when they first debuted in the contest, and they have taken part in 53 editions ever since. Finland has come last in the contest 11, with the latest being in 2019, with Look Away by Darude ft. Sebastian Rejman. In 2006, however band Lordi won the contest with Hard Rock Hallelujah, which brought the contest to Helsinki in 2007. Finland’s most memorable entries include Leave Me Alone by Hanna Pakarinen, Marry me by Krista Siegfrids, Blackbird by Norma John and Monsters by Saara Aalto. Prior to cancellation, Aksel was set to fly the Finnish flag with Looking Back and was set to perform 13th in the 2nd semi final.
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