Mikko Pohjola isn’t just a pretty face. He’s a talented singer and our readers’ favourite to win the final of #umk14 in Finland.

Over the past five days y’all have cast a total of 637 votes for your favourite contestants in Finland. Mr Pohjola won the poll with more than 21% of all votes. We know he has won fans for his dashing good looks, but we’re also fairly certain he won the poll because of his strong song. “Sängyn Reunalla” (On the edge of the bed) may only last three minutes, but it takes us on a real journey. It carries a lot of emotion and you don’t have to speak Finnish to understand that. Mikko also placed first with the Wiwi Jury, our in-house panel of music unprofessionals.

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As you’ll recall, Mikko competed in the second heat, which was definitely the stronger of the two. Five of the six acts from that heat have made it to the final. During the televised broadcast, we learned that Mikko had finished second with the jury—only four points behind Hanna Sky. However, Mikko finished eight points ahead of third-place finisher Lauri Mikkola with jurors.

Is it possible Mikko has built up his fan base since then and is poised to pounce on Hanna while distancing himself from the others? We haven’t heard Hannah or Softengine (the automatic qualifiers) in several weeks….so perhaps familiarity will make Mikko even more popular.

Clarissa and Josh Standing finished a close second with our readers. They earned nearly 20% of all votes and were just 10 votes short of victory. This week they released their music video for “Top of the World”, which may help build momentum going into tomorrow’s final. Their song is among the most radio-friendly, which could factor into tomorrow’s result.

Softengine, the winners of the first heat, came third. It’s difficult to know how they’ll stack up against the others. The first heat was so weak (half of the acts have been axed….) it’s difficult to say how significant their win was.

In any case, you can check out the complete results below. Who will you be voting for?

Poll results

1. Mikko Pohjola with “Sängyn Reunalla”: 134 votes, 21.04%
2. Clarissa feat. Josh Standing with “Top Of The World”: 125 votes, 19.62%
3. Softengine with “Something Better”: 104 votes, 16.33%
4. Hanna Sky with “Hope”: 97 votes, 15.23%
5. MIAU with “God/Drug”: 75 votes, 11.77%
6. Hukka Ja Mama with “Selja”: 45 votes, 7.06%
7. Lauri Mikkola with “Going Down”: 41 votes, 6.44%
8. Madcraft with “Shining Bright”: 16 votes, 2.51%

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Ramadan Besim
6 years ago

Go Mikko!

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

Go Mikko 😀
If not him, then Hanna Sky :3

And please, not Clarrisa & Josh…

Carolos
Carolos
6 years ago

I hate to say this, but the real winner of UMK14 has already been sent home. Jasmin Michaela should have won!

Janelle
Janelle
6 years ago

Hannah Sky is the only artist I like. Everyone else sounds the same, really

Arianna
6 years ago

Goooooo Mikko & Softengine!!! 😀 If Mikko performs as good as he did last week, he could just win :O! Can’t wait for tomorrow 🙂

dhani
6 years ago

willy lee adams i am not homophobic and have nothing against gays. i just don’t think you should write pretty face, delicious destan and stuff like that in your articles, cause eurovision is not a gay event (i know lots of esc- fans are gay), it’s a music event. i don’t think you should write your personal opinions and which artists you, personal are attracted to in your articles, cause not everybody agrees with you and there are actually male people who read wiwibloggs who are not gay. plus you often confirm the prejudices of the gay stereotype. if you… Read more »

joey
joey
6 years ago

if i were to judge, let it be LAURI to win for finland!!!! It may not be radio-friendly like that of clarissa and josh’s but to me, it is still a current entry!!!!

Paige
Paige
6 years ago

Hope is the only song I like since Jasmin got out. If Hanna doesn’t win I probably won’t like the Finnish entry, which usually is my favorite.

Pera
Pera
6 years ago

My TOP 8
1.Lauri Mikkola
2.MIAU
3.Softengine
4.Mikko Pohjola
5.Clarissa feat. Josh Standing
6.Hanna Sky
7.Madcraft
8.Hukka Ja Mama

I think fight for victory between Softengine,Hanna or Hukka Ja Mama
Dark horse for suprise winner Mikko or Madcraft

Z24
Z24
6 years ago

I’d like for Finland to send something as less swedish as possible. May sound wrong, but hear me out: They tried three years straight with swedish residents who sounded a bit stale. Some finnish identity wouldn’t hurt. Mikko has a nice song, but it falls flat. Selja isn’t much better but I’d like to see them in Copenhagen. I took a liking to MIAU, but I doubt they can walk away with the title. The rest are either average or terrible (Don’t even think of clarissa and josh or Hannah).

Caroline
Caroline
6 years ago

MIKKKKKKO FOR THE WIN! YES!

Bb
Bb
6 years ago

Mikko, Mikko, Mikko! He HAS to win it! If it must be anyone else, let it be Hukka ja Mama.

dhani
6 years ago

the one who wrote this are clearly gay