The six artists who will compete in UMK 2020 have been revealed.
This afternoon the six artists who will compete in Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu 2020 were revealed in a press conference hosted by 2013 representative Krista Siegfrids and commentator Mikko Silvennoinen.
The competing artists are:
- Tika – I Let My Heart Break
- Erika Vikman – Cicciolina
- Aksel Kankaanranta – Looking Back
- F3M – Bananas
- Sansa – Lover View
- Catharina Zühlke – Eternity
The first competing song will be released on Friday 24th January. From there, one entry will be released every day next week from Monday to Friday.
UMK 2020 will be held on March 7 at the Mediapolis Studio in Tampere. This is the first time since the 2017 contest that Finland has opened UMK back up to any interested singers and songwriters. Yle had opted to internally select their singer for Eurovision, and then use UMK as a song selection show.
Finland first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, they debuted alongside Spain and Yugoslavia. Finland has finished last in the contest on 10 occasions and has received ‘nul points’ three times. It wasn’t until 2006 that Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest. Lordi represented the country in Athens with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” scoring 292 points, a record total at the time.