Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu is back for 2019. Following the single-artist formula of 2018, this year broadcaster YLE has internally selected the international DJ and producer Darude, who will be joined by vocalist Sebastian Rejman. The pair will perform three songs at UMK 2019, with the audience and a jury deciding which number Finland will take to Tel Aviv for Eurovision 2019.
The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has sat down to review the three tracks. Our jury for UMK 2019 consists of 11 jurors. They come from Australia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Spain, the UK and Venezuela.
Each juror assesses each song independently, and awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.
We’ll be reviewing the songs one at a time over the coming days. You can read the reviews by clicking on the song title.