UMK 2020 is raring into life and we ain’t scared no more. The national final in Finland has been releasing one song per day and we’re over halfway there. Six artists and songs will be competing to represent the Nordic country in Rotterdam. Today, the fourth competing song has been released. F3M have released their song “Bananas”.

F3M “Bananas” (UMK 2020)

Three-piece girl group F3M are made up of Viv, Baby O and Miara. Their song is described as a “catchy and dance-inspiring pop song performed with an anarchistic touch.” The UMK jury says the song’s production “has ensured that each second is packed with strong pop hooks.”

Music and lyrics: Olli Äkräs, Hanna Ollikainen, Rafael Elivuo

UMK 2020

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. F3M are the fourth of these six artists to release their entry.

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Doris
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Doris

When we go out without autotune, we go ?

Laburnum
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Laburnum

Nope to this one. Like if Nickelback wrote a pop song. Erika’s song stands head and shoulders above the others, genuinely fun and has wits about it. This is generic, dated and overall garbage.

Fizz punk
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Fizz punk

Auto tunned to death, very unorignal sound, boring melody and 3 ladies without any charisma!! Yah, they should vote for this, of course,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, So Finland you wanna qualify or not??

Fizz punk
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Fizz punk

I only could listen to this at 1min40. I already knew the whole package

Lola
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Lola

I feel like all the UMK songs this year would have done great 15 years ago, but now are either borderline qualifiers or semi final casualties

Alex
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Alex

Cicciolina just went from #17 to #7 on Spotify in Finland. Its getting viral. Locals are loving it.

Bryn
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Bryn

That’s great cuz I want it to win

Milan
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Milan

Surely far better than Cicciiiolina. I still prefer Aksel’s song, but this isn’t a total disaster either.

Edu
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Edu

It’s a NO for me…
Cicciolina WTF!!! 🙂

Edu
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Edu

Sorry, Cicciolina FTW! 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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as someone already said below, it does sound like a song that could’ve been on little mix’s debut album from 2012. it’s not bad but it’s dated and would surely flop

Héctor
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Héctor

Norway and Finland are really struggling, hope they had something good under the table cause I don’t see them near qualifying with the songs revealed so far.

CRISTIANO MESSI
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Not true

Bandido
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Bandido

Hah! Finland has best NF in years even with those first 3. released songs! Dare to even ask, what kind of songs you listen anyway?? xD

Alex
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Alex

I see both qualifying so easy with One Last Time and Cicciolina. At least televoting

MALOUCA
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MALOUCA

NANA BANANA

Kosey
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Kosey

Either I’m getting old and “going bananas” is a new, modern slang term used by the yoof of today, or the writers have made a terrible faux-pas in naming a song about clubbing after something 6 year old children do.

Jakub
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Jakub

A big no for me. Only Erika can save Finland this year!

West
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West

Best song in UMK so far. It’s catchy and fun – I can get behind this.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

1. “Cicciolina” 10/10
2. “I Let My Heart Break” 9/10
3. “Bananas” 7/10
4. “Looking Back” 6.5/10

Milla
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Milla

I think it’s okay. The best song from Finland so far. But I wish they could change “Bananas” to something else. It sounds so silly.

Mr X
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Mr X

Please Finland, send Erika to Rotterdam, please..

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

This is the first one of the selection that I’m not that sure about. It sounds like the sort of token girl group entry that the UK used to put in You Decide.
Also, the non-British pronunciation of bananas just doesn’t feel right.

Jonas
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Jonas

There are many British accents. Do you mean the south English “bah-naw-nah” or something similar? To me it sounds fine. I’m not British, but to me the flatter “bah-nah-nah” sounds right.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I have never heard a Brit say Bah-nah-nah. 😉

Gin&Monique
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Gin&Monique

Aaah MAID, how could I forget that horror!

NickC
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NickC

Sorry, on the contrary to popular opinion, I really like this one! I think it would do super well in ESC.

Hanna
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Hanna

Let’s just send Erika and her “Cicciolina” to Eurovision

Chromium
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Chromium

Nice to see O’G3NE experimenting and going full pop this time 😀

The chorus is okay and catchy; still my least fave of the bunch, unfortunately 🙁

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

It looks like they’re trying to be the modern Finnish Spice Girls, yet sadly their song belongs to the 2000s. Though I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy “Bananas” at all, it’s got a quite catchy hook. But I would be really surprised if this was the song Finns decide to send to Rotterdam.

Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais

Say what you want, but this is catchy!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It’s curious how the lyrics try to sell them as fun and crazy with verses that are everything but fun and crazy.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

That’s why there are “bananas” involved. 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Maybe the problem is that they haven’t followed Gwen’s instructions and are hollaback girls. 😀

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Haha, a “Helsinki state of mind” indeed! Totally Bananas.
It would be a complete shock if Finland chose this, but I hope people can see it is a lot of fun and don’t take it too seriously.

Tio
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Tio

Worst song yet in UMK. It sounds old-fashioned and the lyrics get bit cringey.

Mike Soto
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Mike Soto

To me they’re better than Aksel!

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Not even Aiste could save this. Only one hope left for Finland, their entries are all perfect villains on music so far.

Ffs
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Ffs

Cheap crappy and common

Azaad
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Azaad

Sounds a bit like a discount Little Mix circa 2012. But it’s not awful

Tom
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Tom

I am done big no …:(

OhhHoney
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OhhHoney

So far Tika still has the best option for me.

Gin&Monique
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Gin&Monique

Don’t you dare send this monstrosity Finland! Unless you want to overtake Norway for the most last places!

Arghhhh make it end!

Apple
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Apple

This is so catchy I listened to it once and it’s already stuck in my head. Also: yaaass to a girl group with some queerness we stan

Jac
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Jac

This is my guilty pleasure. I don’t think it will win but I love it

Jonas
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Jonas

It sounds like Margaret. I like it!

Riri
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Riri

It has a nice beat but the lyrics are cringey and way too girly for my taste.

emeej
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emeej

The best song in the selection so far..

Gin&Monique
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Gin&Monique

Can I have whatever crack you’re taking?

emeej
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emeej

What song in the selection so far is better than this one then?

West
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West

None. No song in UMK is better than this so far.

CRISTIANO MESSI
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This is the worst song in UMK history. But someone must be worst 🙂

Puff
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Puff

This song sounds really good, I just don’t like the lyric video. Hence I don’t watch it while listening. Early 2010s sounds made modern <3

John Moynahan
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John Moynahan

Er…….no!!

Sale
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Sale

So far middle of the road songs for finland, hope the rest kill it