In a special press conference that was held today by YLE, we have heard more details regarding “UMK 2022” – the Finnish selection for Eurovision 2022.
First of all, the date of “UMK 2022” has been officially confirmed: Saturday the 26th of February 2022.
The show will be held in Logomo arena in the city of Turku.
After the show, you will be able to enjoy after-party from 11pm to 4am which will feature DJ’s like DJ Orkidea, Club La Persé, Fiona Timantti and YleX DJs Anne Lainto and Renaz.
UMK 2022 – New Details
- “UMK 2022” line-up will include 7 competing artists.
- The results will be determined by 50% internatioal jury vote and 50% public vote.
- A total of 312 songs have been submitted to “UMK 2022″. The record may be as a result of the huge success of the song “The Dark Side” by Blind Channel.
- More than 1000 musicians, writers and composers were involved in writing the songs.
- The professional jury panel, headed by Tapio Hakanen (YleX Head of Music of YLEX) had a challenge selecting only 7 acts for the show.
- There was an increase in the number of submitted rock entries. As you know, Finland is one of the countries with the strongest rock music industries. We can assume that more rock musicians have been encouraged to submit their works due to the success of Blind Channel and Måneskin at Eurovision 2021.
- The audience will be present in the show. Tickets are available here
- The artists will be revealed on Wednesday the 12th of January 2022.
- The songs will be revealed one by one. The first song will be revealed on Thursday the 13th of January 2022.
- The participants haven’t been revealed yet. However, we can share the following details:
- Some of the participants are rising pop-stars that enjoy huge success in digital media
- One of the participants is a worldwide known artist
- One of them appeared in a well known music TV show
- One artist has an appreciated career that started back in the 1980’s.
- There are some fresh new musicians that enjoy praise from the local music industry.
Who will carry the Finnish flag in Italy at Eurovision 2022?
Will we see some returning artists in the national selection?
Stay tuned for more infornation.