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Finland has Decided: it’s Krista Siegfrids!

For the second year running, Finland has selected its entrant for Eurovision via the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu.  This year, eight finalists took the stage, all hoping for the ticket to Sweden.  After a closely-fought final, where three entrants were deadlocked after the jury weighed in, it took the Finnish public to decide a winner. Read the rest of this entry

Preview: Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu Final

Saturday’s Nordic extravaganza continues with the Final of Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, or “New Music Competition”.  YLE has shown a number of introductory programs, semifinals, and a “second chance” round, which narrowed twelve songs down to eight.  Seems a bit inefficient in terms of winnowing down the list of finalists, but it really helped to familiarize the public with the songs that could potentially represent Finland in Malmö this spring. Read the rest of this entry