Finland begins the search for 2014
Frederik | On 13, Sep 2013
Once again, the Finnish Eurovision representative will be found through “Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu,” or UMK, the Finnish selection show. The show airs on the national broadcaster YLE.
The show is open to all Finnish residents and all genres of music, from hard rock to bubblegum pop, as is also reflected in the Finnish Eurovision entries. Artists can submit songs in any language they wish. YLE accepts contributions until September 16th and hopes for “fresh sounding” songs.
A jury will shortlist the submitted entries to a field of 12 and the big final will be held in February. The exact date is yet to be determined.
Finland won the contest for the first time in 2006 with the monster group Lordi and their song “Hard Rock Hallelujah.” Since the semi-finals were introduced in 2004, Finland has qualified for the final 6 out of 10 times.