Yle, the Finnish national broadcaster, has revealed the participants for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023.
The seven participants in Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu 2023 were revealed this morning on the official UMK social media pages.
The artists are:
- Robin Packalen – “Girls Like You”
- Portion Boys – “Samaa taivasta katsotaan” (We look at the same sky)
- KUUMAA – “Ylivoimainen” (Overpowered)
- Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha”
- Keira – “No Business On The Dancefloor”
- Lxandra – “Something to Lose”
- Benjamin – “Hoida mut” (Take care of me)
The competing songs will be released on separate days, starting from January 12 through to January 20. The release order for the songs is as follows:
- January 12 – Keira
- January 13 – Benjamin
- January 16 – Robin Packalen
- January 17 – Lxandra
- January 18 – Käärijä
- January 19 – KUUMAA
- January 20 – Portion Boys
Tapio Hakanen, chair of the UMK jury commented:
“Thanks to increased interest in UMK, more extremely high-quality entries were submitted this year than ever before, and the judges’ job was anything but easy. This year’s crop of finalists offers an amazing line-up of new songs performed by both long-time favourite artists and total newcomers. The song by Keira, one of the newcomers and the youngest contestant, is the first release of her own music, while the more experienced Portion Boys and Robin Packalen have already amassed a stack of gold and platinum recordings. Benjamin and KUUMAA are currently climbing the charts in Finland, Lxandra is internationally established as a vocal talent and Käärijä has been a promising artist on the rap scene for years. In other words, the UMK23 final promises to be a spectacular show, and choosing the winner will certainly be a challenge for both the international jury and Finnish audience.”
The final of UMK 2023 will take place on February 25 in Logomo in Turku. The show will be hosted by Samu Haber. Logomo will play host to UMK for the second year in a row and the third time overall.
Image Source: Yle/ Nelli Kenttä
Source : Eurovoix