The first of three Semi Final will take place on the 14th of January, and the last two ones on the 21st and 28th of January respectively.
The Grand Final will be held in the Caribia Hall in Turku on the 12th of February.
There will be five acts in each Semi Final. Three of them will qualify directly for the Final. The direct qualifiers (nine in total) will be decided by televoting and SMS-voting.
The tenth finalist will be decided by a jury. So called “wild card” will be given to one of the six acts that did not qualify directly for the Final.
Only sms- and televote in the Grand Final
In the Final the qualifiers and the winner will be decided solely by televoting and SMS-voting. There will be two rounds of voting in the Final. In the first round the three most popular songs will proceed to the second round (the so-called Super Final). The last battle will be between those three songs, and the winner of the Super Final will represent Finland in Düsseldorf.
The Finnish selection will be presented by Jaana Pelkonen and Tom Nylund.
The Semi Finals and the Grand Final will be broadcast live on YLE TV2. Webstreaming will be available worldwide.
The first Semi Final will look like this:
1. AUTOMATIC EYE
I'm Not The One Who's Sorry
music: Pete Murto, Jonas Olsson, Heikki Hiekkasalmi, Antti Aalto, Lauri Uusitalo
lyrics: Pete Murto
arrangement: Automatic Eye, Jonas Olsson
2. MARKO MAUNUKSELA
Synkän Maan Tango
music: Mika Toivanen
lyrics: Mika Toivanen
arrangement: Mika Toivanen
3. JOHANNA IIVANAINEN
music: Johanna Iivanainen
lyrics: Edu Kettunen
music: Jonna, Miika Colliander
Rapture In Time
music: Antti Hänninen
lyrics: Lauri Hänninen
The second Finnish Semi Final will have the following partipants:
1. SOMA MANUCHAR
music: Ellen T., Antti C.
lyrics: Ellen T., Antti C.
arrangement: Ellen T., Antti C., Kim Wennerström, Elof Loelv
2. PARADISE OSKAR
Da Da Dam
music: Axel Ehnström
lyrics: Axel Ehnström
arrangement: Axel Ehnström
3. JIMI CONSTANTINE
Party To Party
music: Jimi Constantine, Axel, Pekko Haimi, Tracy Lipp
lyrics: Jimi Constantine, Axel, Pekko Haimi, Tracy Lipp
arrangement: Jimi Constantine, Axel, Pekko Haimi, Tracy Lipp
4. MILANA MISIC
Sydämeni Kaksi Maata
music: Juha Tikka
lyrics: Susanna Haavisto
arrangement: Juha Tikka
5. FATHER MCKENZIE
music: Tobias Granbacka
lyrics: Tobias Granbacka
arrangement: Johan Nybäck
Five more acts will try their luck in Semi-Final 3:
Dacing In The Dark
music: Axel Johansson, Mats Tärnfors, Tracy Lipp
lyrics: Axel Johansson, Mats Tärnfors, Tracy Lipp
arrangement: Axel Johansson, Mats Tärnfors, Tracy Lipp
2. SAMI HINTSANEN
music: Antti Kleemola
lyrics: Mikko Karjalainen
arrangement: Antti Kleemola, Mikko Kangasjärvi, Jari Latomaa, Anssi Tikanmäki
3. TOMMI SOIDINMÄKI
music: Petri Laaksonen
lyrics: Kyösti Salokorpi
arrangement: Ville Riippa
4. SAARA AALTO
Blessed With Love
music: Saara Aalto
lyrics: Saara Aalto
arrangement: Saara Aalto, Teemu Roivainen, Pessi Levanto
5. STALA & SO.
music: Sampsa A. Stala, Sami J.
lyrics: Sampsa A. Stala
arrangement: Sampsa A. Stala, Nick Gore, Sami J.