Finland: UMK semi-final running order announced, voting opens

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The Finnish broadcaster YLE has announced the running order for the semi-final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland’s national final to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eight songs have reached the semi-final and will battle it out to join the winners of heats one and two, Softengine and Hanna Sky, for the six remaining places in the final, which takes place on Febraury 1.

Unlike in the heats, the results of the semi-final will be decided by a public vote alone, meaning the jury will play no part in the outcome.
The two songs that finish bottom of the vote will be eliminated from the competition.

Running order
1. MadCraftShining bright
2. Hukka ja Mama Selja
3. Lauri MikkolaGoing down
4. Jasmin MichaelaKertakäyttösydän
5. Dennis FagerströmMy little honey bee
6. MIAUGod/Drug
7. Mikko PohjolaSängyn reunalla
8. Clarissa feat. Josh StandingTop of the world

The Finnish public has from today (Monday, January 20) to vote for the songs they would like to see reach the final and the voting will close on Saturday during the semi-final.

UMK 2014 schedule

  • 28/12 First introduction show
  • 04/01 Second introduction show
  • 11/01 Heat 1
  • 18/01 Heat 2
  • 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.

Who would you like to see make the final of UMK 2014 and represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen?

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