🇫🇮 All artist hints for UMK 2023 revealed

🇫🇮 All artist hints for UMK 2023 revealed

Over the past week, Yle has been revealing three hints about each of the artists competing in UMK 2023. We now have the hints for all seven acts – who do you think these might be?

The UMK artists competing are:

Artist 1:

  • The youngest UMK participant
  • Has competed in a reality TV show
  • Something that has to do with dance

Artist 2:

  • Started their career when they were young
  • Isn’t afraid to awaken emotions
  • Something in common with the UMK host (Sabu Hamer)

Artist 3:

  • The most experienced contestant
  • Returns to the UMK stage
  • Iconic, but not Danny

Artist 4:

  • USA (this clue is written in German rather than Finnish)
  • An international artist
  • In the closing credits of a movie

Artist 5:

  • Music for drinking to get drunk (pämpätä is a slang word in Finnish)
  • Versatile
  • “Vabu ei lobu” is a phrase used a lot by students, typically around 1st May (the holiday of students and workers in Finland), and refers to the party not ending for a while

Artist 6:

  • “Taivais lyo tulta” is a song by Teräsbetoni, who represented Finland at Eurovision 2008 with “Missä miehet rasastaa”. The phrase literally translates as “the sky is on fire”.
  • “Multitalented vibes”
  • Has made history

Artist 7:

  • The bane doesn’t tell the whole truth
  • “The good thing that Finland does well”
  • “Torille!” is a phrase that people say when Finland is mentioned somewhere. It essentially means “let’s gather up at the market square”.

The artists competing in UMK will be revealed on 11th January. This will then be followed by one song being released each day, starting from 12th January and ending on 20th January.

What do we know about UMK 2023?

Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will take place on 25th February 2023, and will be hosted by Samu Haber in the Logomo in Turku. The winning act will be chosen through a vote weighted 25% to the jury and 75% to the public televote. 363 songs were submitted for consideration, and snippets of the seven selected songs can be found on Instagram.

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 55 times, and appeared in the final 47 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 “Jezebel” by The Rasmus. Qualifying for the final, they gained a total of 38 points, earning them 21st place.

Can you guess any of the artists from the clues? Who would you like to see represent Finland in Liverpool? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Tiktok as the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 approaches!

News Source: Yle, with thanks to Alina (@alinaelomaa on Instagram) for the translations from Finnish and contextual information

Photo Credit: Yle

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