Blind Channel announced their return to Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022, after their glorious victory at UMK 2021, with almost 400 points more than the runner-up! This time however, they are not going to take part in the competition, but they will open the show on February 26th 2022.
The band announced their big opening gig on their official Instagram account:
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Back to the crime scene: We’re stoked to perform at @uudenmusiikinkilpailu 2022 finals 26th of Feb. Who’s watching?!
Through winning UMK last year, Blind Channel got to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, where they won the televoting in the second semi-final and ended up in 6th place at the Grand Final. Together with Marion Rung’s “Tom, Tom, Tom“, this is Finland’s second best result of all time, right behind Lordi’s victory in 2006.
These are of course big shoes to fill, for whoever follows Blind Channel as Finland’s representative at this year’s contest! As a reminder, these are the 7 acts, hoping to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin:
- Cyan Kicks – “Hurricane”
- BESS – “Ram pam pam”
- The Rasmus – “Jezebel”
- Younghearted – “Sun numero”
- Olivera – “Thank God I’m an Atheist”
- Tommi Läntinen – “Elämä kantaa mua”
- Isaac Sene – “Kuuma jäbä”
Are you excited to see Blind Channel open the show? Would you maybe even like to see them return as competitors? And who is your favorite to represent Finland this year? Let us know your opinion in the comments and don’t forget to vote in our poll!