After the reveal of the competing artists at this year’s UMK, their entries are now gradually being released. The penultimate entry to be released is “Elämä Kantaa Mua” by Tommi Läntinen. This follows after Cyan Kicks, BESS, The Rasmus, Younghearted, and Olivera who have released their respective entries for this year’s competition.
About Tommi Läntinen
Being the veteran out of the UMK22 competitors, Tommi Läntinen has been in the music industry for more than 40 years and has released several albums. He has been a member of several rock bands, such as Fabrics, Rin Tin Tin, Boycott, and Haloo Helsinki! As a solo artist, he has released seven studio albums.
The song is a mixture of new and old generation rock, and touches on about change, and the courage it requires to make the decision.
Listen to “Elämä Kantaa Mua” on streaming platforms
Listen to the competing entries at this year’s UMK by following our Spotify playlist below.
The remaining entry in this year’s competition will be released as follows:
|Artist||Entry||Date of Release|
|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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