Six acts performed in the first heat of UMK 2014, but only one could win. And thankfully for fans of pop rock victory went to Softengine! Their song “Something Better” proved to live up to its name. The five-piece band had a polished look, worked their camera angles and showed real presence as they earned a spot in the final. As you can tell from their rather nervous looks in the photo above, they had no idea whether they’d get through or not!
Hukka ja Mama surprised many by finishing second. (They came last in both our fan poll and with our in-house jury). They’ll join Jasmin Michaela, MIAU and Dennis Fagerström in the semi-final.
Sadly for Lili Lambert—who finished first with the Wiwi Jury—tonight marks the end of the road. She came last and will have to pack up her gold lamé and go home.
The Winning song
Below you can see the jury results for tonight’s show.
1. Softengine – Something better – 36
2. Hukka ja Mama – Selja – 35
3. Jasmin Michaela – Kertakäyttösydän – 29
4. MIAU – God/Drug – 23
5. Dennis Fagerström – My little honey bee – 19
6. Lili Lambert – Let me take you there – 18
Special shout-out to this juror with an amazing black wig.
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