YLE receives 420 songs for Finnish selection
The song submission deadline for the Finnish selection show for Eurovision, UMK2014, has passed. YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster, has received 420 songs for consideration.
According to YLE, a large portion of the songs are in the electronic dance music genre, also known as EDM, supported by female vocals. The field consists of both veterans and newcomers to the Finnish music scene.
A jury, holding 50% of the deciding power in the selection, will be revealed on November 4th. UMK 2014 starts on December 28th.
Update October 25th: The dates for the UMK 2014 shows have been announced. A total of 6 shows will determine the Finnish representative in Copenhagen.
Presentation: December 10th 2013
Heat 1: December 28th 2013
Heat 2: January 4th 2014
Heat 3: January 11th 2014
Heat 4: January 18th 2014
Heat 5: January 25th 2014
Final: February 1st 2014