Candidates ‘ UMK 2017 ‘ known

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The organisation behind the Finnish preliminary round Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu has this afternoon at a press conference the Ten finalists announced.

The Finns choose next year for one final without prior semifinals or other rounds. Ten finalists were selected for the final show, which on Saturday 28 January will continue from the Metro Arena in the Finnish town of Espoo.

The most notable participant is Günther. He is a former Swedish model that years ago a complete wrong hit scored with the song Ding Dong Song. Especially the sentence ‘ You touch my tralala ‘ quickly went viral.


All ten songs are already fully listen to it on the website of the preliminary round, and also on Spotify are to find them all. The field of participants can be found below:

Anni SaikkuReach Out for the Sun
Club La PerséMy Little World
EmmaCircle of Light
Günther & D'SanzLove Yourself
Knucklebone Oscar & The Shangri-La RubiesCaveman
Lauri YrjöläHelppo elämä
My First BandParadise
Norma JohnBlackbird
ZühlkePerfect Villain

Krista Siegfrids (photo), candidate of the ESF 2013 with Marry Me, presents for the second consecutive time the preliminary round. The Finnish viewers of the broadcaster YLE together with a series of international juries determine the final result.

Update 28/12: here Meanwhile, there are also official video clips made and released by the Ten finalists. That can be found. This Saturday, on new year’s Eve, the YLE the clips out, accompanied by Finstalig comment.

Photo: YLE Livestream