Finland: Softengine wins UMK heat one

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Finland: Softengine wins UMK heat one

The third heat of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finalnd’s selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest, was aired earlier this evening with six of the 12 competitors performing their songs.

Softengine became the first act to make it to the final after topping the scoring when the jury and public votes were combined.

Jasmin Michaela, Hukka Ja Mama, MIAU and  Dennis Fagerstrom all progress to the semi final, which takes place later this month, whilst Lili Lambert, and her song Let me take you there, finished last and is therefore eliminated from the competition.

Jury result:

1. Softengine 36
2. Hukka Ja Mama 35
3. Jasmin Michaela 29
4. MIAU 22
5. Dennis Fagerstrom 19
6. Lili Lambert 18

Next Saturday the remaining six candidates will perform for the remaining final and semi-final places with one more act leaving the competition.

UMK 2014 Schedule

  • 28/12 First introduction show/Heat 1
  • 04/01 Second introduction show/Heat 2
  • 11/01 Heat 3
  • 18/01 Heat 4
  • 25/01 Semi-final
  • 01/02 Final
Finland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has won the event once in 2006 with Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah, and last year they were represented by Krista Siegfrids, finishing 24th in the grand final with her entry Marry me.
Stay tuned to for the latest news on UMK 2014, Finland and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

Do you think the right act made the final, and who would you like to see represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014?

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Pete Lewis
Pete Lewis

Pete has been a member of the ESCToday team since November 2013. He has followed the contest since 2004, and will attending his first Eurovision live show in 2015.


  1. Mich
    January 12, 2014 at 10:37

    Mikko Pohjola and Softengine are the best!!!

  2. Bernard Duret
    January 12, 2014 at 05:56

    MIKKOOOOO !!!!