Finland’s UMK 2021 line-up has now completely been unveiled, and no doubt the hype and excitement will continue to build ahead of the show, which will take place on February 20. In the meantime, it’s time for you to vote for your favourite.
Seven acts will be taking the stage, including defending Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) champion Aksel Kankaanraanta and two-time Estonian Eurovision representative Laura Põldvere. The other acts competing for the trophy are OSKR, Teflon Brothers & Pandora, Danny, Blind Channel and Ilta.
You can listen to all seven UMK 2021 entries below and then vote for your favourite. You can pick as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. So choose wisely!
UMK 2021: Competing songs
OSKR – “Lie”
Oskr’s entry is described as a song that “combines a strong patience with an intimate message”. He explains how his song is about those times when you don’t tell the truth just because you think that’s what the other person wants to hear.
Teflon Brothers & Pandora – “I Love You”
“I Love You” is described as an “instantly catchy tune” whose goal is “to help people better express their emotions and become more open and courageous”.
Danny – “Sinä päivänä kun kaikki rakastaa mua”
Danny’s entry is “about how life is a gift, but how you can never be sure how long it will last – only that it will, eventually, come to an end”. However, he’s taking a “humorous and truthful” take on the issue, with a “unique and melancholic” number.
Laura – “Play”
“Play” is described as an “irresistible combination of country and pop” about “an on-and-off relationship where one person has become fed up with constantly forgiving the other”.
Aksel Kankaanraanta – “Hurt”
The reigning champion of UMK is back in 2021 with “Hurt”, a “powerful yet sensitive ballad about how looks can be deceiving”.
Blind Channel – “Play”
“Dark Side” is described as “the soundtrack to an underground party and serves as the perfect distillation of Blind Channel’s message”.
Ilta – “Kelle ma soitan”
“Kelle mä soitan” (Who Will I Call) is described as a “concrete depiction of what it is like to live with loneliness”. Ilta’s entry is a “touching ballad”.
Poll: Who should win Finland’s UMK 2021?
Which is your favourite song from UMK 2021? Who should take the ticket to Rotterdam? Tell us in the comment section below!