Uuden Musiiken Kilpaulin (UMK) has received a total of 540 songs from across Finland. These entries vary from Finnish rock and metal to pop and traditional songs. This number according to YLE has exceded the expectations of the shows directors. YLE had to add a further day onto submission times due to issues with the online system. A total of 12 songs will make it to the jury who will then cut it down to 6 songs that will go to the live national final in February 2012.