The seven acts who will participate in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2022 are set to be revealed on Wednesday 12 January. Ahead of this, Finnish broadcaster Yle has been releasing a series of clues about each of the artists.
Yle seemingly likes to tease fans, as these descriptive hints follow the photo clues that the broadcaster posted in November last year.
Fans now have one day to piece all the clues together and give their best guess on who the UMK 2022 acts could be.
UMK 2022 artists: Descriptive clues
More than 10 million streams on Spotify
Nominated for the Emma Gala (Finnish equivalent of the Grammys)
“The beast is released”
- Has a super popular party banger
- Bold and effervescent
- Featured on tracks by big artists
- Toured all over Europe
- Has multiple albums that have gone gold or platinum
- A veteran
- Make-out music
- Has played on the street
- Been on commercials
- Over 10 million streams
- Featured on a track from a big international star
- You know them
- Gained popularity from reality shows
- Published a biography
- Ambiguous pop
- Unmatched stage presence
- From a musical family
UMK 2022 artist and song reveal
Over 300 songs were submitted for UMK 2022, but only seven were selected to compete in the national final. These seven artists will be revealed at a press conference on 12 January at 12:00 CET.
The seven competing songs will be presented one each day, beginning on 13 January.
UMK 2022 will take place on Saturday 26 February. The show will be held at the Logomo Arena in Turku.
What do you think? Can you identify any of the UMK 2022 acts based on these clues? Let us know in the comments below!