For the last couple of months, all visitors to the website could listen to the 40 songs and click on the "I like" button. This voting was compiled in a chart called "Fanitusbarometri (Fan barometer)", although the ultimate voting decision belong to the expert judges who picked their 12 favourite demos. Final studio versions of these songs have now been produced by the top producers in Finland and will be released next Monday 30th of January.
The top twelve entries as revealed by the presenters Anne Lainto and Joona Kortesmäki during the first program of UMK some minutes ago are (composers in brackets and the number indicates the latest position on the "fan barometer"):
Aili - Mun Taivas (Jussi Petäjä) #34
Aura Pineda - Kunpa Vois (Ape Anttila/Sana Mustonen) #31
Freeman & Uusi Fantasia - Noitanainen (Leo Friman, Kroko-Roc, Street Kobra, Ercola, Mariska) #27
Iconcrash - We Are The Night (Jaani Peuhu/Rory Winston) #8
Jari & Taika - Aamuyön Ikuisuus (Jari Mustajärvi) #1
Kaisa Vala - Habits Of Human Beings (Kaisa Vala) #37
Kirahvi nimeltä Tuike - Sinisulkien Viimeinen (Mikko Tirri/Visa Kurki) #13
Leola - Rytmit Rikkoutuu (Kuisma Eskola) #22
Mica Ikonen - Antaa Mennä (Lauri Hämäläinen/Mica Ikonen) #16
Pernilla Karlsson - När Jag Blundar (Jonas Karlsson) #18
Stig - Laululeija (Matti Mikkola & DJPP/Paula Vesala) #15
Ville Eetvartti - Lasikaupunki (Jyri Sariola/Tero Myllyvirta & Joni Pekkarinen) #17
We can see that some of the contestans were not among the favourites of the "fan barometer" but the runaway winners of that voting, Jari & Taika are in the final list.
The following three demos have now a chance to be saved by the audience as a wildcard on a telephone vote in Finland from today until Thursday noon: