Finland Confirm Format for National Selection 2017

umk 2017 Finland EurovisionFinnish broadcaster YLE have confirmed that the country will choose their song for Eurovision 2017 through their annual national selection show Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK). This year however there are to be a few changes.In previous editions the show was contested over three semi finals with three acts from each advancing to the final. This year however, YLE have done away with the semi final stage and instead ten acts will compete on the live final, to be held on 28th January 2017.

The acts competing in this year’s UMK will be revealed to the public on 23rd November so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that.

As always the winner will be decided by a combination of expert jury panel and a public televote.

In 2016 the winning act for Finland was singer Sandhja who represented them at Eurovision with ‘Sing It Away’. The song didn’t perform so well, failing to qualify for the Grand Final. The runner up Saara Aalto is currently competing in this year’s edition of the UK X-Factor in the Overs category, mentored by Sharon Osborne.

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