Eurovision preparation begins months before the Eurovision Final in May. Many countries host their own national selection shows which take place over a number of weeks and usually there are a number of epic tracks that don’t get the chance to progress to the Eurovision finals. We honour those songs that narrowly missed out from the likes of Melfest, UMK, You Decide, Songvakeppnin, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, A Dal, Festivali i Kenges, Eesti Laul, Supernova and many more with the category Best Song From Selection Shows at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
Tonight Finland staged their selection show for Eurovision 2017 UMK. In a show hosted by fan favourite Krista Siegfrids, the nation selected Norma John as their representative who will perform their winning song ‘Blackbird’ in Kiev in May.
We are just hours away from finding out who will win UMK 2017 and go on to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. We have asked you to vote for your favourite songs in the running in our poll and can now reveal the results.
It is less than three weeks to go until the ten songs competing in Finland’s national final UMK 2017 will battle it out live in the televised final and a winner will be announced. Ahead of this we look at all the songs in contention, give our views and rank them in order of our favourites! As well as that you can watch the newly unveiled music videos that accompany each of the songs.
Earlier this month Finnish broadcaster YLE revealed that they would be scaling down their Eurovision selection show UMK in 2017. They have got rid of the semi finals and instead ten acts will compete in the final which will be held on 28th January. Today YLE revealed those ten acts and their songs! Read on to listen to them.