After the reveal of the competing artists at this year’s UMK, their entries are now gradually being released. The next entry to be released is “Thank God I’m An Atheist” by Olivera. This follows after Cyan Kicks, BESS, The Rasmus, and Younghearted who have released their respective entries for this year’s competition.
Despite being unknown to the public, Olivera has already amassed success on streaming platforms. Her song “No More” has already amassed more than 10 million streams on Spotify, and has now released four EP’s. She has also written for Tiësto who is one of the most affluential DJ’s on the song “Affliction”, in which Olivera is a vocalist. The track has over 3 million streams on Spotify at the time of writing.
Describing her UMK entry “Thank God I’m An Atheist”, reflects on the eternity of life, and death, as no one knows what happens after death. Olivera mentioned that she has a personal relationship with the song, the theme of which has subconsciously matured in her mind as a child.
Listen to “Thank God I’m An Atheist” on streaming platforms
Listen to the competing entries at this year’s UMK by following our Spotify playlist below.
The remaining entries in this year’s competition will be released as follows:
|Artist||Entry||Date of Release|
|Tommi Läntinen||“Elämä Kantaa Mua”||20th January|
|Isaac Sene||“Kuuma jäbä”||21st January|
Finland’s Eurovision Journey
Finland debuted in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 10th with Laila Kunnunen’s “Valoa ikkunassa.” Since then, they have competed 54 times, and appeared in the final 46 times. Finland has finished in the top 10 an impressive 13 times. They have won the contest once in 2006, with Lordi’s performance of “Hard Rock Hallelujah” getting 292 points. Finland’s most recent entry was “Dark Side” by Blind Channel. In the Final, they gained a total of 301 points, earning them 6th place.
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News Source: Yle
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