UMK, initials for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (New Music Competition), is the national selection of Finland for the Eurovision Song Contest. One of its most beloved winners, Krista Siegfrids, will be one of the hosts for the 2016 edition of the Finnish contest.
Krista Siegfrids, who represented Finland in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Marry Me will be hosting the Finnish national selection UMK next year. Roope Salminen, a famous Finnish actor/singer/rapper will return to the UMK hosting duties as her co-host.
"It will be so much fun to host the show with Roope - he's such a funny guy! I have high expectations and I can't wait to meet all the contestants and to hear their songs. The Eurovision Song Contest and UMK are amazing shows designed for all sorts of crazy & fun stuff! Let's get this carnival started!", Krista says.
The Finnish candidates, as well as their songs & music videos will be revealed on the 12th of January 2016 at 11:00 am (CET) on yle.fi/umk. The UMK live shows will start on the 6th of February 2016.
Remember Marry Me? It was Krista's entry at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö where she reached the Final: