Finland: First three UMK shows online!

UMK 2014 participants

Yle has uploaded the first three programs of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu on its website. On these first shows, the 12 competitors will perform in front of the jury for the first time. The jurors (Redrama, Toni Wirtanen, Aija Puurtinen and Tomi Saarinen) give short comments after each performance but won’t drop anyone out at this point.

The presentation program can be watched here. Watch artists performing for the jury here and here.

The contestants of this year’s UMK are:

  • Lauri Mikkola – Going Down
  • MIAU – God/Drug
  • Clarissa feat. Josh – Top of The World
  • MadCraft – Shining Bright
  • Mikko Pohjola – Sängyn reunalla
  • Jasmin Michaela – Kertakäyttösydän
  • Hukka ja Mama – Selja
  • Hanna Sky – Hope
  • MAKEA – Painovoima
  • Dennis Fagerström – My Little Honey Bee
  • Softengine – Something Better
  • Lili Lambert – Let Me Take You There

The first live, televised show will air from Helsinki on January 11th when the first half of artists compete for one direct spot in the final, one will be voted out. The remaining four will compete again on January 25th for the last spots in the final.

  • 11.1. – Live show, first six compete, one qualifies directly for the final, one will be voted out
  • 18.1. – Live show, last six compete, one qualifies directly for the final, one will be voted out
  • 25.1. – Live show, eight from last weeks’ shows compete and six will qualify for the final as voted by the audience
  • 1.2. – Live show, the eight finalists compete, the winner is chosen by the judges together with the audience