Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2022 is spoken about as one of this year’s best national finals. Seven quality songs will take part in Saturday’s final for the Finnish ticket to Turin, where the acts will hope to secure Finland’s second Eurovision victory.
Ahead of the show, we asked you to vote for your favourite entry after hearing all the studio cuts.
After a whopping grand total of a 8,242 votes, we have counted and verified them – and we have an overwhelming winner!
Scroll down for full poll results.
The Rasmus are a favourite to win Finland’s UMK 2022
The Rasmus have flown into first place of this UMK 2022 poll. Their entry “Jezebel” secured 3,066 votes – over a third of the total vote (37.20%). It is a resounding victory for one of Finland’s most internationally successful groups, having sold five million albums worldwide since forming in 1994. They are back in the spotlight again, only this time, to potentially represent their country on the biggest stage of them all.
Some way back in second place, with 1,409 votes (or 17.10% of all votes cast), and winning the silver medal is BESS. Her entry “Ram Pam Pam” has already racked up over three million streams on Spotify. To put that into perspective, “Ram Pam Pam” has twice as many streams as “Jezebel”, which has picked up just under 1.5 million streams.
Third place, and the final position on the Finnish podium, goes to Isaac Sene with his entry “Kuuma jäbä” (“Hot dude”). Isaac managed to secure 1,165 votes (14.12% of the total vote). Could he be the surprise UMK 2022 winner on Saturday night, or do The Rasmus hold too much of a lead?
Poll results: Who should win Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022?
- The Rasmus – “Jezebel” – 3,066 votes (37.20%)
- BESS – “Ram Pam Pam” -1,409 votes (17.10%)
- Isaac Sene – “Kuuma jäbä” – 1,165 votes (14.13%)
- Cyan Kicks – “Hurricane” – 1,114 votes (13.52%)
- Olivera – “Thank God I’m An Atheist” – 981 votes (11.90%)
- Younghearted – “Sun numero” – 373 votes (4.53%)
- Tommi Läntinen – “Elämä kantaa mua” – 134 votes (1.63%)
8,224 total votes
UMK 2022: Show details
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.
A combination of votes from seven international jury groups and the public at home will determine the winner.
What do you make of the results? Are The Rasmus also your personal top pick for Finland’s UMK 2022? Let us know in the comments below.