Finland: National final on February 1st – UMK 2014 dates released

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Finland: National final on February 1st – UMK 2014 dates released

YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that the 2014 Finnish national final will be held on February 1st. The broadcaster also revealed the dates of the 2014 Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu.

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2014-  Finnish national selection dates

  • 10/12: Special Introduction Press Event – via YLE webstream
  • 28/12: Heat 1
  • 04/01: Heat 2
  • 11/01: Heat 3
  • 18/01: Heat 4
  • 25/01: Heat 5
  • 01/01: Final

 

YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster  announced  yesterday that it has received a total of 420 entries for the national selection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2014, which is scheduled to kick off on 28 December on YLE 2.

A special jury will now shortlist the 420 songs to 12 songs, which will then fight for the golden ticket to Copenhangen at the 2014 Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu national selection.

The special jury will reveal the names of the 12 lucky hopefuls on November 4.

YLE is very pleased with the quality of the songs and mentions in today’s press release that there are many strong female voices among the the entries received, adding that there are many veteran composers as well as young and fresh composers who have entered the competition.

Krista Siegfriends won the last year’s UMK national selection and represented Finland at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with Marry me, achieving a 24th place in the final.

Finland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has won the event once in 2006 with Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah.

Stay tuned to esctoday.com for more information on Finland, the 2014 Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.


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Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani
Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani

Sanjay ( Sergio) joined esctoday.com in December 2006 as an editor. He was appointed as the Head of Press of esctoday.com in 2011. Sanjay has covered the Eurovision Song Contest live 13 times since 2000, having worked for several international magazines.


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