The Finnish final UMK 2013 just took place at the Barona Arena in Espoo hosted by Anne Lainto and Ile Uusivuori. The winning song was chosen by the votes of an expert jury and the TV audience in Finland. The expert jury consisted, as every previous week, of Aija Puurtinen, Redrama, Tomi Saarinen and Toni Wirtanen.
This was the running order of the acts and songs that participated in what could be described as one of the most interesting finals of the year (click on the songs to watch the performance from the final):
After the songs were performed the expert jury gave its results which, as expected, were very close:
So it was up to the televote to decide the winner of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, The Contest Of New Music, abbreviated as UMK 2013. They shortlisted Diandra, Mikael Saari and Krista Siegfrids and the presenters announced that Diandra was third. Then it was time to announce the winner between Mikael and Krista. And the one who gets the ticket for Malmö is... Krista Siegfrids!
Congratulations to Krista for the victory and a great performance of the uptempo number Marry Me. Krista Siegfrids is an energetic and beautiful bombshell you simply cannot listen to with a sour face! She’s a bubbly personality and a performer who wants her music with good moods and feelings.