Krista Siegfrids and Roope Salminen, the hosts of UMK
Photo by: Miikka Varila (YLE)
Posted 27 Febuary 2016 at 11:00
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 nine finalists will perform in the following order of appearance:
Cristal Snow - Love is Blind
Stella Christine - Ain't Got Time for Boys
Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom - Good Enough
Eini - Draamaa
Barbe-Q-Barbies - Let Me Out
Tuuli Okkonen - Don't Wake Me Up
Sandhja - Sing It Away
Saara Aalto - No Fear
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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