Tonight, the first three finalists for UMK 2015, Finland’s national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, have been selected.
Pertti Kurikan Nimpäivät, Satin Circus and Norlan El Missionario received the most votes in the semi-final, meaning they advance to the grand final, which takes place on February 28.
This was the first of three semi-finals, which saw six acts compete to move a step further in representing the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.
The result was determined solely by a public vote, and means that Hans on bass, Vilikasper Kanth and Pihka ja Myrsky have now been eliminated from the competition.
Two more semi-finals will take place in the coming weeks to complete the final line-up. You can see the remaining UMK schedule below:
- Semi-final one (February 7)
- Semi-final two (February 14)
- Semi-final three (February 21)
- Grand final (February 28)
Last year, Softengine won the 2014 edition of UMK with their song Something better and represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
After qualifying from the semi-finals, the band went on to achieve Finland’s best placing (11th) since their first and only win in 2006.