The Finnish broadcaster, YLE, is getting ready to open the 2020 season and opened a song submission window fo the UMK2020.
The timeframe to send your entries will be shorter than the other countries and will stay open for one week only, starting from today (November 1st, 2020) until November 8th, 2020. the application form and regulations can be found on YLE’s special landing page here:
A panel of experts then will select among the submitted songs the ones that will continue for the show and will be announced on Tuesday, January 21th, 2020.
Finland’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be selected via UMK (uuden musiikin kilpailu) Final, which will be held at the Mediapoliksen TV studio in Tampere on Saturday, March 7th,2020 and will be broadcast live.
Avoin kilpailu tuli takaisin Uuden Musiikin Kilpailuun! Oletko sinä Suomen seuraava euroviisuedustaja? Kappalehaku on nyt auki. Toimi ripeästi, hakuaika 1.11.- 8.11. https://t.co/iXvapyQY1P @yleX #umk20 #euroviisut #clicktoparticipate
— UMK (@Yle_UMK) November 1, 2019
In 2020 the Uuden musiikin kilpailu will return to be various artists show. in 2019 the show was dedicated to Darude selected internally. his entry “Look Away” was finished 17th in Tel-Aviv’s first semi-final.