Wiwi Jury: Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2016 Reviews And Rankings

Eighteen artists will compete in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2016 — Finland’s national selection for Eurovision 2016. One of them will win the contest and right to represent Finland in Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.

Prior the three heats, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — will listen and review the competing entries. Our jury hailing from all over the world — Bulgaria, United Kingdom, United States, Spain, New Zealand, Iceland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Italy and Croatia — will award each song a score from 0 to 10.  Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and the lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

We will publish the reviews every day before each of the three heats. You can read the completed reviews by clicking the song name.

UUDEN MUSIIKIN KILPAILU (UMK) 2016: REVIEWS AND RANKINGS

The finalists are in bold

  1. Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom – “Good Enough (7.9)
  2. Saara Aalto – “No Fear (7.3)
  3. Pää-Äijät – “Shamppanjataivas” (6.3)
  4. Cristal Snow – “Love Is Blind” (6.13)
  5. Mikael Saari – “On It Goes (6.03)
  6. Attention 2 – “Ready For The Show” (6)
  7. Rafaela Truda – “Rise Up” (5.93)
  8. Eini – “Draamaa (5.83)
  9. Sandhja – “Sing It Away (5.82)
  10. Lieminen – “Pehmeiden arvojen vaalijat” (5.71)*
  11. Gušani Brothers – “Poom Poom” (5.71)
  12. Tuuli Okkonen – “Don’t Wake Me Up” (5.43)
  13. Stella Christine – “Ain’t Got Time For Boys (4.73)
  14. Pietarin Spektaakkeli – “Liian kuuma” (4.61)
  15. ClemSO – “Thief” (4.57)
  16. Barbe-Q-Barbies – “Let Me Out (4.5)**
  17. Ylona – “Blazing Fire” (4.5)
  18. Mikko Herranen – “Evil Tone” (3.43)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. For “Pehmeiden arvojen vaalijat” and “Poom Poom”, of our 16 jurors, eight rated “Pehmeiden arvojen vaalijat” higher than “Poom Poom”, while seven rated “Poom Poom” higher than “Pehmeiden arvojen vaalijat”. One rated them equally.

**For “Let Me Out” and “Blazing Fire”, of our 16 jurors, eight rated “Let Me Out” higher than “Blazing Fire”, while eight rated “Blazing Fire” higher than “Let Me Out”. Two rated them equally. Thefore we had to take a look on the invidual scores. One juror gave “Let Me Out” a perfect 10, while “Blazing Fire” didn’t get any.

Photo: YLE / Miikka Varila