Today, the Finnish broadcaster YLE has unveiled the six acts that will participants on the Finnish selection for Eurovision 2020 – UMK 2020.
This year, the national selection will consist of one show only which will be held on the 7th of March 2020.
The entries were chosen by a professional jury among more than 400 entries. and here they are (some of them already available to listen on the updated #Playlists below):
#1. Aksel Kankaanranta
Aksel is best known for participating in The Voice of Finland 2017. He won a prize in the Finnish artist “Pyhimys”. Aksel tells that he wants to fulfill himself, even though he is shy.
Aksel Kankaanranta will perform the song “Looking Back” which will be released on Tuesday the 28th of January 2020.
#2. Catharina Zühlke
Catharina Zühlke participated in the national final in 2017 (“UMK 2017“) where she ended as a runner up with “Perfect Villain”
In 2013, she ended in 5th place in the Finnish Idols. She has German origins but always lived in Finland. Her main genre is empowering pop music and she admits that her singing was influenced by female singers with powerful voices.
Catharina Zühlke will perform the song “Eternity” which will be released on Friday the 31st of January 2020.
#3. Erika Vikman
Erika is 27 yeard old Pop singer that used to sing her songs in Finnish. So far, she has released 4 singles. Her entry is described as a Finnish disco that has the potential to be a big hit in the Finnish music industry. The song talks about Feminism.
Erika Vikman will perform the song “Cicciolina” which will be released on Monday the 27th of January 2020.
F3M is girls trio consist of Viv, Baby O and MIARA. The genre of the band is described as a combination of the early 2000s Pop blended with energetic R&B and modern Soul.
F3M will perform the song “Bananas” which will be released on Wednesday the 22nd of January 2020.
Sansa is one of the famous singers if Finland. Her music genres are Club music, Pop, Indie, Folk and Electronic. The singer mentioned Robyn and Sia as her main musical influences.
Sansa’s song can be described as a sensual electropop. She tells that the song talks about the ultimate connection and love.
Sansa will perform “Lower View” which will be released on Thursday the 30th of January 2020.
Tika is best known for her winning in “X-Factor Finland 2018“. The singer mentioned Whitney Houston and Celine Dion as her biggest idols. Tika was born in Nepal and was adopted by a Finnish family at the age of 1. She has participated in “Tika “.
Tika‘s song is described as a “James- Bond” theme song.
Tika will perform “I Let My Heart Break” which will be released on Friday the 24th of January 2020.