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
Doris
5 months ago

When we go out without autotune, we go ?

Laburnum
Laburnum
5 months ago

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
Fizz punk
5 months ago

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
Fizz punk
5 months ago
Reply to  Fizz punk

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

Lola
Lola
5 months ago

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
Alex
5 months ago

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

Bryn
Bryn
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

That’s great cuz I want it to win

Milan
Milan
5 months ago

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

Edu
Edu
5 months ago

It’s a NO for me…
Cicciolina WTF!!! 🙂

Edu
Edu
5 months ago
Reply to  Edu

Sorry, Cicciolina FTW! 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago

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
Héctor
5 months ago

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
5 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Not true

Bandido
Bandido
5 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

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
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

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

MALOUCA
MALOUCA
5 months ago

NANA BANANA

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

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
Jakub
5 months ago

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

West
West
5 months ago

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

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
5 months ago

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

Milla
Milla
5 months ago

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
Mr X
5 months ago

Please Finland, send Erika to Rotterdam, please..

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago

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
Jonas
5 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

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
Briekimchi
5 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

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

Gin&Monique
Gin&Monique
5 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Aaah MAID, how could I forget that horror!

NickC
NickC
5 months ago

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

Hanna
Hanna
5 months ago

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

Chromium
Chromium
5 months ago

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
Skiwalko
5 months ago

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
Ricky Gervais
5 months ago

Say what you want, but this is catchy!

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

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
Purple Mask
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

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

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

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

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
5 months ago

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
Tio
5 months ago

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

Mike Soto
Mike Soto
5 months ago

To me they’re better than Aksel!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
5 months ago

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

Ffs
Ffs
5 months ago

Cheap crappy and common

Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago

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

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

I am done big no …:(

OhhHoney
OhhHoney
5 months ago

So far Tika still has the best option for me.

Gin&Monique
Gin&Monique
5 months ago

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

Arghhhh make it end!

Apple
Apple
5 months ago

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
Jac
5 months ago

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

Jonas
Jonas
5 months ago

It sounds like Margaret. I like it!

Riri
Riri
5 months ago

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

emeej
emeej
5 months ago

The best song in the selection so far..

Gin&Monique
Gin&Monique
5 months ago
Reply to  emeej

Can I have whatever crack you’re taking?

emeej
emeej
5 months ago
Reply to  Gin&Monique

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

West
West
5 months ago
Reply to  emeej

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

CRISTIANO MESSI
5 months ago
Reply to  West

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

Puff
Puff
5 months ago

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
John Moynahan
5 months ago

Er…….no!!

Sale
Sale
5 months ago

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