Earlier this morning the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—grabbed our first aid kits and headed to Finland to review Dennis Fagerström’s #umk14 song “My Little Honey Bee”. Was this honey bee sugary sweet? Or did it sting us and cause an allergic reaction? Read on to find out…
Over the next two weeks the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—will be reviewing and scoring all 12 of the acts competing in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland’s national selection for Eurovision 2014. Last night we packed our painkillers and sharpened our claws and headed to Helsinki to review Softengine’s #umk14 song “Something Better.” Did we […]
Finland is getting ready to turn up the heat on Eurovision, y’all! The first heat of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu—the Finnish national selection—takes place on 11 January. One winner will advance directly to the final. One act will be sent home. The four remaining acts will compete (again) on 25 January.
Remastered and finalized versions of the 12 songs of the Finnish selection, Uuden musiikin kilpailu (UMK) were played on Finnish radio today. The artists have been finishing the songs in the studio together with Jukka Immonen, who produced last year’s Belgian entry, Love Kills. As you’ll remember from out interview with Roberto at Eurovision in […]
YLE, Finland’s state broadcaster, published the jury performances of the first six acts of this year’s UMK, the Finnish national selection, last Saturday. Now it’s time to present the final six entries in full. Next week we’ll post more information about the last six acts, like we did for the first six.
When the Finnish national broadcaster YLE published the list of 12 artists for UMK 2014, no one really knew who they were—not even in Finland. We still don’t. But tonight these little-known artists and bands will continue their quest to wave the Finnish flag in Copenhagen next May. Ahead of this evening’s first intro show, […]
On December 10 the Finnish national broadcaster YLE treated us to snippets of the 12 entries that will battle it out for a ticket to Copenhagen. The first heat of UMK show kicks off this Saturday with an official introduction to the first 6 entries. The national selection will conclude on February 1 with 8 […]
A sneak preview from UMK’s 12 entrants