The first song of UMK 2020 is out – listen ‘I Let My Heart Break’ by Tika here!

The first song of this year’s Finnish national selection for Eurovision, Uuden musiikin kilpailu (UMK) is out! You can listen to the song I Let My Heart Break by Tika here:

Tika is a young singer who was adopted to Sweden from Nepal when she was one and a half years old. She is a citizen of Sweden, but has been living in Finland for a long time. Tika is a building painter by profession.

Tika has taken part in different singing competitions, like the Swedish Idol and The Voice of Finland. In 2018 Tika won the second season of X-Factor Finland where she was coached by no other than the Finnish Eurovision star Saara Aalto. This is how Tika performed in X-Factor two years ago:

According to Yle, Tika tells the following of her reasons to participate in UMK:

I applied to UMK because I love Eurovision and I think UMK is an amazing concept. I got an opportunity to be part of this and it is so wonderful!

The six finalists of UMK 2020 has been chosen by a professional jury, which consists of many Finnish music industry professionals. The jury has given some comments of the six competing songs. This is what the jury said of Tika’s song I Let My Heart Break:

This could be in the new James Bond -movie. A big song, Tika’s amazing voice and mesmerizing personality create a strong entirety. The production team of M-Eazy has strong showings of making pop-hits and this is a great international level’s power ballad.

The next UMK 2020 -song, Cicciolina by Erika Vikman will be published on Monday, January 27th.

What do you think of Tika’s song I Let My Heart Break? Do you think it could do well in Rotterdam? Let us know in comments or our social media channels!

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