YLE will be revealing all the songs that will compete at UMK 2021 in the coming days. Now it’s time to listen to ‘Dark Side‘, the song band Blind Channel will perform at the Finnish national final.
Seven acts will take part in the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021, which will be held without an audience on February 22nd. They were selected among all the 278 submissions received by an expert panel made up of Tapio Hakanen (Head of Music at YleX), Anssi Autio (UMK producer), Juha-Matti Valtonen (television director), Samuli Väänänen (Senior Editor at Spotify Finland), Mirva Merimaa (CEO of Tiketti), Katri Norrlin (YleX music editor), Jani Kareinen (YleX music editor), Johan Lindroos (Head of Music at Yle Radio Suomi) and Amie Borgar (Head of Music at Yle X3M).
You can find the song titles and release dates below:
- 14 January: Oskr – Lie
- 15 January: Teflon Brothers x Pandora – I Love You
- 18 January: Danny – Sinä Päivänä Kun Kaikki Rakastaa Mua
- 19 January: Laura – Play
- 20 January: Aksel – Hurt
- 21 January: Blind Channel – Dark Side
- 22 January: Ilta – Kelle Mä Soitan
This year’s Finnish entry will be selected by a combination of a public vote, which will decide most of the overall result (75%) and eight international expert panels (25%).