When Finland’s national broadcaster YLE revealed the ten acts competing at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2017, we asked you who your early favourites were, based solely on the studio versions of their songs. Emma came out on top with her wooden dance music number “Circle of Light”, followed by Norma John with “Blackbird”. The only song in the Finnish language — “Helppo elämä” by Lauri Yrjölä — finished third.
But have your favourites changed now that the music videos are out? Ahead of the final — taking place on January 28 — we want to know who your favourite is to win Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017 and represent Finland in Kyiv.
In the actual final, the winner will be chosen by international juries together with the Finnish public, but for now you can be the judge. You can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only cast your votes ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit. We will close the poll and share the results before the grand final.
Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2017: Finalists
1. Emma with “Circle Of Light“
2. Alva with “Arrows“
3. Günther & D’Sanz with “Love Yourself“
4. Anni Saikku with “Reach Out For The Sun“
5. Knucklebone Oscar & The Shangri-La Rubies with “Caveman“
6. Norma John with “Blackbird“
7. Lauri Yrjölä with “Helppo elämä“
8. Club La Persé with “My Little World“
9. Zühlke with “Perfect Villain“
10. My First Band with “Paradise“
Poll: Who should win UMK17?
Photo credit: YLE, collage by wiwibloggs