Finland: First Rumored Artists For “UMK 2023”

According to the Finnish website Iltalehti, we can name the top rumored artists who will probably participate in “UMK 2023”.

As always, Finnish broadcaster YLE has tried to keep the names of the participants secret.
However, it seems that some big names will compete this year.

So who are the rumored artists so far?

Robin Packalen

The 24 year old singer started his career as a teenager.
So far, he has sold more than 370,000 copies.

You can listen to one of his songs:

Portion Boys

The band started their career in 2010, due to activity on YouTube

You can listen to one of their songs:

Benjamin Peltonen

The singer has just won the Finnish version of “Dancing With Stars”.
He is 25 year old who kicked off his career via Instagram.
In 2014, he signed a contract with Warner Finland.


Lxandra (real name: Alexandra Lehti) is a 26 year old pop singer.
Not many Finns will recognize her name, but she has achieved 20 million streams, on Spotify.

You can listen to one of her songs:

“UMK 2023” – Known Details

  1. UMK 2023″ will be held at LogomoTurku, on 25th February 2023.
  2. 7 artists will compete in “UMK 2023“.
  3. The list of artists will be published on the 11t of January 2023.
  4. The song will be released, once per day, starting on the 12th of January 2023.
  5. The results will be determined by a combination of public voting and an international jury.
  6. Hints on the seven finalists are:
    • Dance song by an unbelievably strong new singer
    • Sex-oozing song by a well-known artist
    • Heartbreaking ballad by one of Finland’s biggest export hopefuls
    • Strong rap banger
    • Well-known and up-and-coming bands
  7. Katri Norrlin will be the music reporter

We would like to emphasize that this list isn’t official.
However, we relied on several sources from Finnish media.

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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