After three weeks of semifinals, we finally know the nine finalists competing in the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016. Tonight the last semifinal took place in Helsinki and from six artists, the Finnish public chose three of their favourites. We saw Lieminen forming a human pyramid, Tuuli Okkonen singing in the rain and Pietarin Spektaakkeli throwing us back to the 50s. While we waited for the results, Finnish popstar Chisu sang her version of Finland’s Eurovision 1962 entry “Tipi-tii“, making us forget the excitement for just a few minutes. Then it was time for UMK hosts Krista Siegfrids and Roope Salminen to reveal the finalists.
The last three UMK 2016 finalists are Barbe-Q-Barbies, Tuuli Okkonen and Sandhja. Only one of them — Sandhja — was also among the Wiwi Jury favourites while our readers predicted all of the three finalists right. This obviously means Pietarin Spektaakkeli, Lieminen and Gušani Brothers didn’t get enough televotes and were eliminated. Maybe see you next year?
Now we have our nine finalists and one of them will represent Finland at the Eurovision 2016. The winner will be decided by jury votes together with the votes from Finnish public on February 27.
Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2016: Finalists
- Saara Aalto – “No Fear“
- Stella Christine – “Ain’t Got Time For Boys“
- Eini – “Draamaa“
- Mikael Saari – “On It Goes“
- Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom – “Good Enough“
- Cristal Snow – “Love Is Blind“
- Barbe-Q-Barbies – “Let Me Out“
- Tuuli Okkonen – “Don’t Wake Me Up“
- Sandhja – “Sing It Away“
Did the right three qualify to the final? Who do you think should win? Let us know in the comments!