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
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.