After the reveal of the competing artists at this year’s UMK, the entries are now starting to be released. The first entry to be released is “No Business On The Dancefloor” by Keira, which coincided with the release of the official music video of her entry.
Listen to “No Business On The Dancefloor” on streaming platforms
You are also able to listen to Keira’s UMK23 entry on streaming platforms:
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Keira Lundström is a new face to the Finnish music industry. At just 17 years old, “No Business On The Dancefloor” is her first single following her success in The Voice Finland, where she was mentored by Anna Puu to the final. The song has been produced by Teemu Brunila, Axel Ehnström and Jason Ok. Keira names BTS, Stray Kids, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa as some of her musical inspirations.
The UMK jury had this to say about her song:
With her charming and convincing performance on the Voice of Finland, Keira has perhaps one of the most outstanding dance songs in the history of UMK. The song’s elements include a true groove bassline, a catchy refrain, a trippy flute drop and Keira’s unbelievable vocals, which could all conspire to make the song a radio hit, even at the European level. Two of Finland’s most internationally successful songwriters, Teemu Brunila and Axel Ehnström, contributed to the song. No Business On The Dancefloor is surely one of the most impressive debut singles in Finland for quite some time.UMK Jury
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.
The remaining entries in this year’s competition will be released as follows:
|Benjamin||“Hoida Mut”||13th January|
|Robin Packalen||“Girls Like You”||16th January|
|Lxandra||“Something To Lose”||17th January|
|Käärijä||“Cha Cha Cha”||18th January|
|Portion Boys||“Samaa taivasta katsotaan”||20th 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 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.
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News Source: Yle
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