Seven songs, but only one winner. Who do you think deserves to win Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2024?

As ever, the Finnish team have delivered seven very different songs, all of which are sure to find their fans. But who has what it takes to appeal to a broad, European audience in May? 

We want to hear from you. You can listen to each of the seven acts in the UMK playlist below. Then vote in our poll.

You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to tick the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit. It’s up to the Finns in February. But in May, it’s over to you, Europe!

UMK 2024 songs and finalists

  • Cyan Kicks – Dancing With Demons
  • Sexmane – Mania
  • Sara Siipola – Paskana
  • Jesse Markin – Glow
  • Windows95man  No Rules
  • Sini Sabotage – Kuori mua
  • Mikael Gabriel x nublu – Vox Populi

Poll: Who is your favourite in Finland’s UMK 2024?

 

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Arnaldo Martins
Arnaldo Martins
2 months ago

All my love for queen Sara Siipola. What a powerfull song. I’m portuguese and I will vote massively for Paskana in May, in Malmo

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

VOX POPULI!!!
All of your opinions are equally wrong! 😀

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

Just heard all 7 songs for the first time. For now it’s “Vox Populi”

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

Good job, Finland! Well done! All 7 songs have something. Overall, I would say I liked more the 2023 songs (Kuuma was my favourite) but this year all songs are unique and stand out. They are made for Eurovision and I can imagine all of them on stage, with equal chances of qualifying to the final and doing their thing (perhaps a good ranking, too). Personally, for some reason, from the first listening of the 7 songs, “Glow” stood out but I also like Vox populi and Paaskana. That will be a close race. Let’s wait and see! Finland is… Read more »

Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

What did I miss about Sara Siipola? It does sound like a a generic average modern mid-tempo song sung by a woman (but in Finnish).

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

The message: yeah, the song might sound like a generic ballad but taking its message into account, it was very well done, as it could’ve come off as a gimmick

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

VOX POPULI! He is the voice of the people!

Also Windows96man.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

windows95man all the way for me

good competition for Baby Lasagna and Ollie i think

Tess
Tess
2 months ago

My favorite is Glow from Jesse (strong Kemama vibes, but this one is 100% stronger and better). I also enjoy Sini Sabotage and Cyan Kicks.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago

Sara or Cyan Kicks for me. Sara might be a bit more risky choice because I’m not sure how well she will do with televoting around Europe, but she has the best song and she will probably do better with juries. At the same time I expect that Cyan Kicks will elevate their song with the live performance, just like they did with Hurricane, and they can do well with both televoting and juries. I don’t feel that any of the other songs has an equally strong package, but UMK is again a very competitive final with a lot of… Read more »

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
2 months ago
  1. Glow
  2. Paskana
  3. Mania
  4. Kuori Mua
  5. Vox Populi
  6. Dancing with the demons
  7. huge gap
  8. Windows95Man

I’d honestly be happy with any of my top 6 winning. But Glow is the only one that can stay in my top 5 of the season I think.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
2 months ago

I am slightly underwhelmed by UMK this year. Although all of these songs are well produced and definitely quite good, nothing hugely caught my attention.

Mayflower
Mayflower
2 months ago

None of them.

Yeah
Yeah
2 months ago

Fröken Snusk might get disqualified from Melodifestivalen for buying fake streams!

Source: https://www.expressen.se/ledare/melodifestivalen-maste–kasta-ut-froken-snusk/

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

Sara Siipola or Windows95man would be my picks. Haven’t listened to the song of Mikael Gabriel x Nublu yet though.

Sebas
Sebas
2 months ago

Yea by far Paskana is my first, good selection overall tho!
I might be delusional, but I think Paskana could win Eurovision.

Henry
Henry
2 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

Nope.. with these songs Finland is not gonna win this year. Next year better…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Why would Finland want to win?

Bandido
Bandido
2 months ago

After Käärijä didn’t, it’s somehow raised that question now?

Arja
Arja
2 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

Ei ikinä tule voittoa, tehoaa vain melankolisiin suomalaisiin, joista joka toinen on aina paskana!

Dominic
Dominic
2 months ago

It’s Sini or Sara for me, but all 7 are well-produced and well-executed. Bravo, Finland, once again!

Noam600
Noam600
2 months ago

It’s the first time that I don’t like ANY song from UMK… Last year I loved 2 songs! Hoida Mut was my favorite. It is sad that he can’t sing live…

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

1 PASKANA
2 Mania – 2 Dancing with Demons – 2 No Rules
3 Vox Populi.

Tino
Tino
2 months ago

I agree with the results for the moment, it’s either Sara Siipola or Cyan Kicks. Cyan Kicks would probably have a better result with televote at Eurovision but Sara Siipola’s song is more interesting to me.

Dida
Dida
2 months ago

Windows95Man have the only listenable song in this bunch. The rest of them are terrible, terrible…

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 months ago

Jesse Markin. We are long overdue for some optimistic anthem.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

It’s interesting how Sara’s song has only grown with the fandom and look at poor Sexmane’s polling here! He definitely doesn’t have the worst song!

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

It hasn’t only grown with the fandom, it is Finns’ favorite song too

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

The Finns are part of the fandom!

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
2 months ago

While it came off as underwhelming or disappointing to some, I really like this year’s UMK!
My favorite is Paskana, but I’ve vibed with all songs. YLE did a great job and I think Finland will do great with whatever they choose! 😀

If someone’s interested, here’s my top btw:
1. Sara Siipola
2. Cyan Kicks
3. Sini Sabotage
4. Jesse Markin
5. Mikael Gabriel x Nublu
6. Sexmane
7. Windows95Man

Henry
Henry
2 months ago

Baby Lasagna, 5minuust&Puulup and Windows95man are the ones who can make this Eurovision the best one in a while.

Polegend Godnova
2 months ago

sara siipola easily

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Am ready to peel some onions.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

You know on music-based reality shows when TV panel members say “this was a really tough decision”, and you don’t believe them because it’s a TV show with a prepared script? Well… This really IS a tough decision. Normally I’d say “nothing can follow Käärijä from last year and do as well, so it doesn’t matter.” But, this selection is also pretty good. Sigh, I know, music experts have to draw the line somewhere. If in doubt, go for the heart: I choose Sara Siipola.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well, that makes no sense, please ignore*. Technical difficulties.

*Unless you happen to be a Great Gatsby fan

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

jesse definitely

Dandi Dansa
Dandi Dansa
2 months ago

Sara Siipola would be my choice

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Sexmane’s “Mania” is my favourite, and I am quietly confident of it winning UMK.

LeSerg
LeSerg
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Won’t do anything at Eurovision

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Also my favourite – but I am not confident.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Best Sexmane has been voted last?? Seriously?!

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

The poll has not closed, there is still time!

Polegend Godnova
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

it’s unlistenable

Réi
Réi
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

It’s such a horrible song ofc it’s last

Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
2 months ago

Biggest guilty pleasure for me is Windows95man! I’m sad to say I love it!

Bandido
Bandido
2 months ago

Don’t regard is as guilty pleasure or ‘Chachacha’ could have too? It has irrestible pleasant 90’s sound in the whole package.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

Vox Populi, No Rules and Glow are all EXTREMELY underrated songs, especially the first two!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

Surprised about Mania’s result too!

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Me too…

Dane
Dane
2 months ago

sini sabotage and that is not even a difficult choice

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
2 months ago

Paskana, Dancing With Demons and Vox Populi are easily the ones that should finish in top-3 (IMO), other songs will require a very strong live performance from the artist to stand out
Paskana is my favorite song out of the selection, but I really want Cyan Kicks to go to Eurovision, but I also expect Vox Populi to dominate the televote, so I’m split in three on this one

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

Vox populi, vox populi! Already on my playlist, totally works for me. I personally like it better than Cha cha cha which I never really listened to. I also think this could be another televote magnet for Finland with the right presentation. Maybe not the same amount of success, but who knows. UMK overall is disappointing this year but Finland still has the one song that counts.