Today we will finally find out the last three finalists of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2016 — Finland’s national selection for Eurovision 2016. Over the past week the Wiwi Jury reviewed all the competing songs and now it’s time to go through the results.
It really seems that the last is the least, as none of the songs in third semifinal managed to achieve an average score of 6 or higher. But there still has to be a winner and this week it’s Sandhja. Her song “Sing It Away” was described as a “catchy, summery song” but also as a “mishmash of confusion”. She is still our favourite to qualify from the third semifinal with an average of 5.82.
Tied in second place are Lieminen with “Pehmeiden arvojen vaalijat” and the Gušani Brothers with “Poom poom“. Both received a score of 5.71, but as eight of our jurors ranked Lieminen higher than the brothers, it puts him in second place. They both would still qualify for the final, if the Wiwi Jury decided the winners.
But this only what we think. Who are your favourites in the third semifinal? Tell us in the comments!
Photo: Kai Kuusisto