Hanna Sky has won the second heat of Finland’s #umk14. Part blonde druid, part Greek goddess, she owned the stage with her number “Hope.” She introduced a crazy back-up dancer who seems to have escaped from Cirque du Soleil: dude would not stop spinning and looked like a dog chasing his own tail. But in the end her music won the day—and a spot in the final.

http://youtu.be/WvUMz4LQhc8

Officials at YLE have not released the results of the public vote, but we know that Hanna won the jury vote. She narrowly edged out Mikko Pohjola by four points. The gap widened after that. Lauri Mikkola was third with the jury with 26 points, followed by Clarissa and Josh Standing with 25 points and Madcraft with 21.

MAKEA came last with the jury, so will be headed home this evening. Apparently Finland wasn’t feeling them or their song “Painovoima”. They also finished last with our in-house panel of music unprofessionals.

Jury Results

1. Hanna Sky – 38 points

Hanna Sky 2 umk14

2. Mikko Pohjola – 34 points

Mikko Pohjola

3. Lauri Mikkola – 26 points

Lauri Mikkola #umk14 1

4. Clarissa feat. Josh Standing – 25 points

Clarissa featuring JOsh Standing umk14

5. MADCRAFT – 21 points

Madcraft 1 umk14

6. MAKEA – 20 points

Makea Painomoiva umk14 1

 

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Shardonnay
Shardonnay
6 years ago

I loved hope all the way! Fabulous!

Shardonnay
Shardonnay
6 years ago

What a wonderful act and the song….. Marvellous! I loved it all the way!

Arianna
6 years ago

MEeeeeeeeeeeh, I began to like the studio version, but wasn’t a big fan of her performance. That random out of place dancer, wtf? hahaha

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

I agree with you on one thing, though… “Hope” is a little wishy-washy.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

You’re comparing apples and oranges. Wild Dances and Diva weren’t trying to be profound or moving. “Going Down,” on the other hand, intends to set that tone, which is why the vapid lyrics are such a letdown.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Average song with no hint of emotion whatsoever and with no meaningful lyrics. Worse than that? Her shaky unsecure vocals … she was pretty lucky to win but this song is just uninspiring and meaningless. If you are going to write and/or perform a song that has nothing to say (unless of course it’s un upbeat dance song whose main focus is entertain and not teach you the meaning of life) … do me a favour and just… don’t! At least Lauri didn’t win with Rihanna-esque ballad that was upsetting so many people for its “boring and generic lyrics” ..(yeah… Read more »

Bb
Bb
6 years ago

Disappointing performance honestly, but it’s still one of my favorites. Mikko should win!

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Amazing 😀

Dhani
6 years ago

a woman… really? women should stay in the kitchen where they belong.

deli
deli
6 years ago

no just no. Mikko should have won. I think the winner is in the second chance semifinal.

KissesFromTheUSA
KissesFromTheUSA
6 years ago

Awesome! Love the song, but not so much the outfit. She looked better in the intro shows 😉

Sami Luukela
Sami Luukela
6 years ago

I dislike Hope, but I don’t think it will win anyway. Lauri should’ve shown his chest hair again. Clarissa and Josh; practise, practise, practise. I loved Mikko so much.

D
D
6 years ago

A deserving winner. You should listen to your readers 😛