Tonight, Finland’s selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2015 kicked off with the first heat of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2015. The six artists performed their songs for the first time live and it was up to the Finnish televoters to decide who would make it through to the final.
Finland’s offering for the night featured boybands, singer-songwriters and Spanish reggaeton. It was Satin Circus, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät and Norlan El Misionario who received the most votes though and qualified for the final. Therefore Pihka ja myrsky, Hans on the Bass and Vilikasper Kanth had to say goodbye to their Eurovision 2015 dreams.
UMK 2015 FIRST HEAT
Finalists are bolded
2. Hans on the Bass – “Loveshine”
4. Pihka ja myrsky – “Sydän ei nuku”
5. Norlan “El Misionario” – “No voy a llorar por ti“
6. Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – “Aina mun pitää“
The second heat of UMK 2015 takes place at 20.00 CET next Saturday, February 14th.