Krista Siegfrids and Roope Salminen, the hosts of UMK
Krista Siegfrids and Roope Salminen, the hosts of UMK
— Photo: Miikka Varila (YLE)
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Watch tonight: The Finnish national final, UMK!

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After three semi-finals, which produced nine finalists, it's time for Finland to decide the one who will represent them in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The final of UMK takes place tonight and you can follow it in our WebTV Player starting at 20:00 CET.

For one more week Roope Salminen will join Krista Siegfrids, the 2013 Finnish Eurovision contestant, on hosting duties for the final of UMK 2016, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, the national selection of Finland for the Eurovision Song Contest. Nine acts have qualified to compete for the honour of representing Finland in Stockholm in May.

The line-up

The nine finalists will perform in the following order of appearance:

  1. Cristal Snow - Love is Blind
  2. Stella Christine - Ain't Got Time for Boys
  3. Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom - Good Enough
  4. Eini - Draamaa
  5. Barbe-Q-Barbies - Let Me Out
  6. Tuuli Okkonen - Don't Wake Me Up
  7. Sandhja - Sing It Away
  8. Saara Aalto - No Fear
  9. Mikael Saari - On It Goes

In addition to the amazing performances by the nine finalists there will be some mind blowing special guests in the show, such as the mighty Lordi, winner of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, as well as the most talked about contestant in Vienna last year: Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN). They will perform a special rendition of their song Aina Mun Pitää!

The results will be determined by both televoting (50%) and a total of 10 juries (50%). At the end of the show we will find out who's going to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm in May!

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The Finalists of UMK 2016
The Finalists of UMK 2016 © YLE
Winners and hosts of the first Finnish semi-final of UMK'16
Winners and hosts of the first Finnish semi-final of UMK'16 © Miikka Varila (YLE)
The finalists from the second semi-final of UMK'16
The finalists from the second semi-final of UMK'16 © Mikka Varila (YLE)
Winners of the 3rd Finnish semi-final
Winners of the 3rd Finnish semi-final © Miikka Varila (YLE)
Krista and Roope with the finalists of #UMK16
Krista and Roope with the finalists of #UMK16 © UMK
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