Poll: Who are your early favourites to win Finland’s UMK 2017?

Moi Suomi! On November 23 YLE — the national broadcaster for Finland — announced the ten artists and songs that will compete to represent the Nordic nation at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv. Their national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (or simply “UMK” to us non-Finnish folk) will take place on January 28. And it will feature some major changes. Producers have cut the semi-finals and will pick the winner through a 50-50 televote-international jury split. After two years of non-qualification at Eurovision, Finland is hungry for a spot in the final…

To help those viewers and international jurors make their decision, we thought we’d ask all of you guys who your early favourite is to win UMK 2017. We say early favourite beause the official video clips will not be released until the end of December. You can listen to the studio versions of the ten songs below and can then vote in our poll. As always, you can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only cast your votes ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.


1. Zühlke — “Perfect Villain”

2. Emma — “Circle of Light”

3. Günther & D’Sanz — “Love Yourself”

4. My First Band — “Paradise”

5. Alva — “Arrows”

6. Norma John — “Blackbird”

7. Lauri Yrjölä — “Helppo elämä”

8. Knucklebone Oscar & The Shangri-La Rubies — “Caveman”

9. Anni Saikku — “Reach Out For The Sun”

10. Club La Persé — “My Little World”

Photo credit: YLE