Finland: UMK 2014 Press conference live today at 11:00 CET

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 18 views

YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster will be holding a special press conference today at 11:00 CET (12:00 local time) in order to reveal the 12 candidates that will compete in the 2014 Finnish national selection- UMK 2014.

The press conference will be streamed live on YLE”s official website. You can watch  it here and here

YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster 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 has shortlisted the 420 songs to 12 songs, which will  fight for the golden ticket to Copenhangen at the 2014 Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu national selection.

 UMK 2014 Agenda

  • 28/12: Heat 1
  • 04/01: Heat 2
  • 11/01: Heat 3
  • 18/01: Heat 4
  • 25/01: Heat 5
  • 01/01: Final

Krista Siegfriends won the last year’s UMK national selection and represented Finland at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contestwith 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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