Finland’s national selection for Eurovision 2015, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2015 comes to an end tomorrow. Nine artists will perform their songs and try to convince the Finnish people at home to vote for them. In addition to the televote, eight juries will also give their points. The final result will be determined by 90% public televote and 10% civil jury votes.

The eight UMK juries are made up of different types of Finnish people from various backgrounds, such as Swedish-speaking Finns or certain professions, such as taxi drivers. There is also a jury whose members were chosen by an open search. Each jury consists of four people.

Some of the most notable people in the juries are singer-songwriter Maija Vilkkumaa, videoblogger Veronica Verho, known as mariieveronica and Finnish NRJ’s radio host Laura Haimila. Sami Luukela, our Finnish correspondent, is also a jury member.

Children

Iina Virtanen, chairperson
Ilari Virtanen
Lumi Kurri
Leimu Leisti

LGBT-community

Mikko Silvennoinen, chairperson
Laura Haimila
Jukka Kuronen
Alina Toivainen

Martha’s

Marjukka Erpilä, chairperson
Riitta Poikajärvi
Elina Huttunen
Kirsti Aarnio

Music makers

Maija Vilkkumaa, chairperson
Sinikka Svärd
Matti Mikkola
Heikki Salo

Media

Paula Noronen, chairperson
Antti Aro
Sami Luukela
Veronica Verho

By open search

Minja Nätti, chairperson
Mikko Ahola
Katariina Kähkönen
Jonne Heikkinen

Taxi drivers

Jukka Kuusisto, chairperson
Anssi Roitto
Timo Hietarinne
Cindy Schmidt
(in reserve Lisa Usai)

Finnish Swedes

Janne Grönroos, chairperson
Fredrika Lindholm
Martina Rustén
Hans- Erik Kotkamaa

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Lanti
6 years ago

@ Nebi: I was thinking about the LGBT Eurovision fanbase, but I didn’t get Sami’s point at first.

Nebi
Nebi
6 years ago

Why does the LGBT community make more sense than taxi drivers?

Jake
6 years ago

I SIMPLY LOVE FINLAND

martin
martin
6 years ago

Hopefully the children at least won’t vote for PKN

blondboybc
blondboybc
6 years ago

Eugene: I’m sure YLE has it reasons for only allowing the jury 10% clout. Perhaps Sami can answer that question?? 🙂

Sami
Sami
6 years ago

Lanti: Taxi drivers listen lots of radio!

Lanti
6 years ago

I was more curious to how they decided which groups to use in the jury. The media, music industry, and LGBT community make sense. But why taxi drivers? How did they choose that group?