We now have all seven entries for UMK 2023! The final song to be released is “Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan” by Portion Boys, which coincided with the release of the official music video of their entry.
Listen to “Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan” on streaming platforms
You are also able to listen to Portion Boys’ UMK 2023 entry on streaming platforms:
*We will add this once this becomes available*
You can also listen to all entries from UMK 2023 on our Spotify playlist.
About Portion Boys
Portion Boys are formed of Kenraali Vahva, El Meissel, A.P. Vuori (who joined the group in 2021 as a singer), JaloTiina and Taitelija Nieminen. Formed in 2010 during “a legendary night in Tampere”, the band have since released hit after hit. They have even collaborated with UMK runners-up Teflon Brothers. Their best-known songs include Vauhti kiihtyy, Kyläbaari and Karjala takas.
The UMK jury had this to say about their song:
With a career spanning over a decade under its belt, Portion Boys is currently one of Finland’s hottest groups. It’s great to see the band in UMK, bringing its own, unique style to the contest. Samaa taivasta katsotaan celebrates Europe’s diversity in its own playful way and it represents the value of tolerance that Eurovision promotes, something we all need more of in this day and age. The song is an unforgettable earworm, positively brimming with laser drums, energy and musical hooks. The band’s incredible live energy really comes out in the song – underneath its hard-charging beat is a beautiful composition. This could be one of Finland’s most-streamed songs in 2023.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.
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.
What do you think of Portion Boys‘ entry? Could we hear “Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan” on the stage in Liverpool? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 approaches!
News Source: Yle
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