Watch now: The final of UMK in Finland

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The fourth and last live show of the Finnish selection process UMK (Uuden musiikin kilpailu) takes place tonight. This is the grand final.

As in the three previous rounds the voting is a mixture of those from the expert judging panel and the public to decide which act will be successful in getting the ticket to Malmö.

470 entries were originally submitted to the national broadcaster last year and, from these, the 12 songs were chosen to take part.

For the final the Finnish broadcaster, YLE, is moving from the Circus Club to the Barona Arena in Espoo. This multi-purpose stadium was built in 1999 and can hold between 7000 and 9000 people in concert.

Again the hosts will be Ile Uusivuori and Anne Lainto with special guests at the event being a Finnish hip hop and rap band Teflon Brothers featuring Meiju Suvas & Stig , as well as  Mikaelin Naiset (Suvi Teräsniska, Johanna Iivanainen, Hanna Pakarinen, Emma Salokoski, Pernilla and Kaisa Vala) 

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).
Webcast on YLE Areena (available worldwide) and at There will be a special broadcast from behind the scenes before the show and this will be shown on YLE Areena at 19:30 CET (20:30 local time).


(click on the song titles to see their live performances in the qualifying rounds)

Finland will compete in the second semi-final of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest on 16 May in Malmö.