With only just a couple of weeks to go until Finland finds its representative for Eurovision 2023, Finnish broadcaster Yle has revealed the running order for this year’s final.
Robin to open the show, whilst Portion Boys close
The running order for this year’s show is as follows:
|1||Robin Packalen||“Girls Like You“|
|3||Käärijä||“Cha Cha Cha“|
|4||Keira||“No Business On The Dancefloor“|
|6||Lxandra||“Something To Lose“|
|7||Portion Boys||“Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan“|
You can also jam to the songs (in running order) by following our Spotify playlist:
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.
This year’s UMK will be broadcasted in English, Finnish, Inari Sami, Northern Sami, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian, as well as sign language. In addition to this, the show will also be broadcasted in TenTV in Spain, as well as OUTtv in The Netherlands.
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
Photo Credit: Yle/Nelli Kenttä