Watch now: The first live qualifying heat in Finland

by Juha Repo 242 views

Tonight the national selection round in Finland will reach the live stage, and there will also be voting from the judging panel and the public to decide which acts will continue in Uuden musiikin kilpailu UMK. 

The programme

The first of three live shows from The Circus nightclub in Helsinki. Six acts will perform the new versions of their songs live.  A combination of jury and public votes will decide which two songs go further to the February final, and three more songs will get a second chance of qualifying in the semi-final in two weeks time.

The judges are Toni Wirtanen, Redrama, Aija Puurtinen and Tomi Saarinen.

UMK 2013 is hosted by Ile Uusivuori and Anne Lainto

How to watch

Live on YLE TV2 and YLE HD at 20.00 CET (21.00 local time) and on TV Finland (cable and satellite). Results show 21.05 CET (22.05 local time)
Webcast on YLE Areena (available worldwide). There will also be a special online pre-show 15 minutes before the live show on YLE Areena.

Guest performance from Anssi Kela and his new single Levoton tyttö

Tickets for The Circus (tonight’s concert is sold out)


  • Iina Salin – Last night
  • Last Panda – Saturday night forever
  • Mikael Saari – We should be through
  • Ilari Hämäläinen –  Sytytä mut vaan
  • Rautakoura – Ilmalaivalla
  • Diandra – Colliding into you


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