National final season is upon us and Finnish broadcaster Yle is starting to get into the spirit of things. The broadcaster has dropped seven photos that give clues as to the competing acts of UMK 2022.
Yle has started hype for UMK 2022 by publishing a series of photos on its Instagram account. The photos start with a photo of a dog named Max — who doesn’t appear to be one of the competing acts!
The photo caption reads, “UMK’s social media team has received even more secretive material from UMK for the coming period. Now you have to put on a tinfoil hat and speculate: what do you think these pictures reveal?”
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But then things get interesting, with seven photos which fans are speculating represent the seven competing acts in UMK 2022.
The first photo shows two large rocks, with a spotlight artistically shining on one. Next is the legs of someone wearing black trousers and black shoes, but standing on a blue floor with white parallel lines. The next photo shows the shoulder of a performer. They’re wearing a dark jacket bedazzled with crystals.
Next is the corner of a vintage white vehicle. It might be a van and it’s looking a little rough around the edges. Then we can see half an upright piano in an elegant setting. Sitting atop the piano is a sculpted head and decorative light.
Then things get exciting. The next photo shows a person wearing white embellished trousers and they’re holding the classic Flying V guitar, for maximum rock effect.
The final shot appears to be a screen showing a television test screen, with a series of numbers and colours.
But what does it all mean?
Finland returns to national final UMK for 2022
In September, Yle opened the entry period for its national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK). The broadcaster has now whittled down the entries to seven competing acts.
While Yle has not yet given a date when it will reveal the competing acts, the broadcaster previously said it would announce the acts sometime in January 2022.
What do you think? What do the clues point to? Who would you like to see competing in UMK 2022? Tell us your thoughts below!