Following the grand reveal of the seven acts competing in Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2022, it’s time to hear their songs one at a time. Second up is BESS, who has now released her entry “Ram pam pam”.
The song is written and composed by BESS herself, alongside Jonas Olsson and Tomi Saario.
BESS – “Ram pam pam”
The message of “Ram pam pam” is about how people need to be free and that we should be able to live our lives.
BESS combines electronic pop with house music and this danceable atmosphere comes through in her UMK 2022 entry.
But the party doesn’t stop with the song itself. We can also expect an entreating show from the Finnish star on 26 February, as she says: “I want to put on the world’s best show at the UMK”.
BESS released her debut album in 2019 and it has already racked up 20 million streams. The single “Tempo” even went platinum. She’s also collaborated with other notable Finnish artists, including Nopsajalka, Mikael Gabriel and Raappana.
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UMK 2022 song release schedule
The UMK 2022 songs are being revealed one every weekday starting from 13 January. They’re set to be released at 00:00 EET on the dates listed below:
Cyan Kicks – “Hurricane” (13 January) BESS – “Ram pam pam” (14 January)
- The Rasmus – “Jezebel” (17 January)
- Younghearted – “Sun numero” (18 January)
- Olivera – “Thank God I’m An Atheist” (19 January)
- Tommi Läntinen – “Elämä kantaa mua” (20 January)
- Isaac Sene – “Kuuma jäbä” (21 January)
UMK 2022 will take place on Saturday 26 February, starting at 20:00 CET / 21:00 EET.
The show will be held at the Logomo Arena in Turku, where the seven acts will perform their songs live for viewers at home and the jury.
What do you make of “Ram pam pam”? Do you think BESS could go on to win UMK 2022? Sound off in the comments below!