Watch now: First semi-final of the UMK 2015 in Finland!

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Tonight, YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster, will be airing the first 6 acts competing at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015, the national selection procedure that will decide the Finnish representative at the Eurovision Song Contest. A total of 18 acts will battle for the right to represent Finland at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

The show

The show has changed formats from previous years, foregoing the juries in the semi-finals and focusing on live shows and a larger competition with 18 acts battling it out for the ticket to Vienna throughout 3 semi-finals, before the grand final on 28 February.

How to watch


The show will be aired at 20.00 CET


The participants

You can find the complete list of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015 participants here. Competing in the first semi-final are:

  • Hans on the Bass – Loveshine
  • Norlan “El Misionario – No voy a llorar por ti
  • Vilikasper Kanth – Äänen kantamattomiin
  • Satin Circus – Crossroads
  • Pihka ja Myrsky – Sydän ei nuku
  • Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – Aina mun pitää


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UMK 2014 Agenda

  • 07/02: Semi-final 1
  • 14/02: Semi-final 2
  • 21/02: Semi-final 3
  • 28/02: Final

Finland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 and has won the event once in 2006 with Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah.

Stay tuned to for more information on Finland, the 2015 Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.