Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu had it’s 10th edition last night which broke some records. This was the most watched edition of the Finnish national selection which was organised by this name first time in 2012. The show reached 1.7 million viewers in Finland while the last years edition of the show had the reach of 1.5 million viewers. It was broadcasted on the radio on Yle Radio Finland and Yle X3M and it had the commentators for English and Russian in addition to the regular Finnish and Swedish language. UMK replaced the original national final in Finland with the name Suomen euroviisukarsinta which had been held since 1961 until 2011.
UMK was again a great show and the record numbers feel great. Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu was prepared with great emotion, and now we have a representative in Finland who does his part with the same great emotion that is conveyed to TV viewers around the world.
Anssi Autio, producer of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu
The winner of UMK 2021 was selected by a combination of public votes (75%) and seven international jury groups (25
- Blind Channel – 75,040 votes (479 pts)
- Teflon Brothers x Pandora – 23,493 votes (150 pts)
- Ilta – 15,892 votes (101 pts)
- Oskr – 8,292 votes (53 pts)
- Aksel – 8,154 votes (52 pts)
- Danny – 5,942 votes (38 pts)
- Laura – 1,382 votes (9 pts)
With the total of 551 points awarded by jury and audience combined Blind Channel won Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021. You can read our interview with Blind Channel HERE, while the last night’s live performance is available below
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