YLE has just premiered the fifth out of the six songs that will compete at UMK 2020. The Finnish national final will be held on March 7th at the Mediapolis TV studio in Tampere.
The 2020 Finnish representative will be selected from a live show that will take place on 7th March 2020 at TV studio Mediapolis in Tampere. Tickets won’t be available to purchase due to the limited capacity of the studio, but everyone that wishes to attend the show will be able to register on February 3 at 08.00 CET (09.00 local time) on UMK’s official website.
This year, YLE has cooperated with YleX Radio to organise UMK 2020 and give a chance to amateur singers:
We want to cooperate to look for the most competitive songs. This will also give amateur singers new opportunities. YleX, which has been awarded a national prize, has already supported new Finnish talents and composers., said Anssi Autio YLE UMK producer, and Hanne Kautto, YleX programme manager.
This decision supports the public choice of an open national selection in which the audience and experts will decide the Eurovision act, as the winner will be determined jointly by TV viewers and an international jury panel. The public will be able to vote either for free via YLE’s App or by sending an SMS.
Krista Siegfrids y Mikko Silvennoinen will be the hosts of UMK.