It’s Ram pam pam season again…or rather still!
During Finland’s national final in 2022 Bess charmed Finnish and international Eurovision fans with her entry “Ram pam pam”, securing the bronze and cementing her status as a fan favorite.
And now our Finnish angel has just made history at home with her UMK 2022 entry. “Ram Pam Pam” has officially been at the top of the radio airplay charts longer than any other song in Finnish history. Bess reached the milestone today after topping the Finnish airplay charts for the 19th consecutive week. That’s more than four months!
We’re not surprised. As wiwiblogger Padraig wrote earlier this year:
“‘Ram pam pam’ is exactly how my heart went when I heard this for the first time. Fierce, feisty, fabulous, Finnish-language pop – what more could a Eurofan ask for? Bess has delivered a self-assured rock-pop number that doesn’t give a damn.”
“That’s no easy task given that the whole song is built around a hook which, in the hands of a lesser artist, could become completely cheesy and camp. This is a foot-stomping, fist-in-the-air belter. And it’s little wonder that this is still top of Finland’s Spotify charts all these weeks after its release.”
And today is not just a big day for Bess — it’s a special day for a lot of Finnish artists.
Monday marks the final day for applicants to submit their entry to Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023. The contest is open to all, and the final contestants will be selected by a jury of music industry professionals.
As in previous years, the jury will be led by Tapio Hakanen, YleX’s Head of Music. He’s ready to build on last year’s momentum, telling us: “UMK22 has been a great success all around, and we’re eagerly anticipating the artists and songs for this new season.”
While The Rasmus’ Jezebel captivated global audiences in the Eurovision Song Contest, BESS’s Ram pam pam was one of the biggest hits in Finland this year.
Who would you like to see participating in UMK 2023? Let us know in the comments below!
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