Finland 2024: All 7 'UMK' songs now released19 January 2024 at 08:00 CET
At the start of January the Finnish broadcaster YLE gave us the names to get excited about. Now we've got the songs to get listening to on repeat as well!
On Saturday 10 February, Tampere’s Nokia Arena will host the one-night pre-selection to find Finland's entry to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. At UMK, 7 songs will compete for the honour of flying that Finnish flag in 2024.
The Finnish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in May will follow on from the Nordic nation's memorable showing at the 2023 Contest in Liverpool. There, Käärijä earned his country a second-place finish at the Grand Final - Finland's second-best ever result at the Contest.
Broadcaster YLE has lined up an impressive selection of artists to succeed him, however; with each of them having already carved out successful music careers for themselves at home in Finland.
You can learn more about the 7 participating artists right here. Let's take a listen to the songs they'll be competing with:
Cyan Kicks – Dancing With Demons
Sexmane – Mania
Sara Siipola – Paskana
Jesse Markin – Glow
Windows95man – No Rules
Sini Sabotage – Kuori mua
Mikael Gabriel x nublu – Vox Populi
When UMK returns to our screens for one night on Saturday 10 February, it will be hosted by Benjamin Peltonen, Pilvi Hämäläinen and Viivi Pumpanen.
The show will be broadcast live on Yle TV1, Yle Areena, and Yle’s radio channels. During the live broadcast, the Finnish public can vote for their favourite song. Each entry will also be scored by an international jury with industry professionals from 7 different Eurovision countries. The public vote will account for 75% of the final score, and the panel will contribute the remaining 25%.
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.