Finland names names for Eurovision UMK 2023

UMK23 artists

The seven finalists of Finland’s UMK have been announced.

Each song will be revealed over the course of the next week at the stroke of midnight (Eastern European Time). The songs and videos will be available on the Finnish broadcaster’s streaming service, Yle Areena, as well as on YouTube, Spotify, and other music streaming services.

UMK23 Release Schedule
Thursday 12 January Keira – No business on the dancefloor
Friday 13 January Benjamin – Hoida Mut 
Monday 16 January Robin Packalen – Girls like you
Tuesday 17 January Lxandra – Something to lose
Wednesday 18 January Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha 
Thursday 19 January KUUMAA – Ylivoimainen
Friday 20 January Portion Boys – Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan  

UMK23 will take place on Saturday 25 February at Logomo in Turku. The final will be broadcast for international audiences on Yle Areena starting at 20:00 CET. The broadcast will also include English-language commentary.

High-quality entries

Tapio Hakanen, chair of the UMK jury said: ‘Thanks to increased interest in UMK, more extremely high-quality entries were submitted this year than ever before, and the judges’ job was anything but easy.

This year’s crop of finalists offers an amazing line-up of new songs performed by both long-time favourite artists and total newcomers. The UMK23 final promises to be a spectacular show, and choosing the winner will certainly be a challenge for both the international jury and Finnish audience.’

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