We might have had to wait the whole weekend after Tika’s “I Let My Heart Break” arrived on Friday, but Erika Vikman’s UMK 2020 “Cicciolina” has finally dropped.
Armed with a new format, the Finnish broadcaster YLE is searching for the song to take them back to the grand final.
Erika Vikman “Cicciolina” (UMK 2020)
Erika’s song is enticingly described as an “energetic Finndisco piece, where no attempts are made to hide sexual freedom.” The jury also thinks it may become a staple of Finnish bachelorette parties. Erika typically sings in Finnish and “Cicciolina” is no exception.
Music and lyrics: Janne Rintala, Mika Laakkonen, Janne Rintala, Erika Vikman, Saskia Vanhalakka
The final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020 will take place on 7 March in Tampere. Hosted by Mikko Silvennoinen and Eurovision veteran Krista Siegfrids, the winner will be decided by televote and an expert jury.
In the past two years, Finland has internally selected its artist and utilised UMK to select their song. This yielded mixed results, with Saara Aalto ending a three year non-qualification streak in 2018 before Darude and Sebastian Rejman crashed out in Tel Aviv.
This year, YLE has abandoned the internal selection and UMK will feature six different artists vying for the right to represent Finland in Rotterdam.