Another Nordic country will be selecting its Eurovision 2021 entry tonight. Finland will hold the final of their national selection UMK, which will be also available to watch with English, Swedish and Russian commentaries.
Seven acts will take part in the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021, which will be held without an audience. 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 line-up for today’s show below:
- Oskr – Lie
- Teflon Brothers x Pandora – I Love You
- Danny – Sinä Päivänä Kun Kaikki Rakastaa Mua
- Laura – Play
- Aksel – Hurt
- Blind Channel – Dark Side
- Ilta – Kelle Mä Soitan
The winner of UMK 2021 will be selected by a combination of votes from the Finnish public (75%) and an international jury panel (25%).
In addition to the performances of the finalists, we will be able to enjoy some guest acts by the host Antti Tuisku and Erika “Cicciolina” Vikman, who was the public’s favourite to win the last year’s UMK.
It’s a huge honour and privilege. And since it’s UMK’s 10th anniversary, I couldn’t pass on this opportunity to host the final during this special and exceptional year, Tuisku explains.
Don’t miss the Finnish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 today at 20.00 CET.
Who do you want to win UMK 2021?