The official Instagram account of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, the Finnish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, has just announced a huge success for the song “Ram Pam Pam” by BESS, which finished in 3rd place of the Finnish final this year. The song, which is entirely in Finnish, has remained on number one on the radio list for the longest time, being played on Finnish radio stations for 19 weeks in a row and has therefore set a new record!
This is not the first time that a finalist of this year’s UMK has celebrated a big success! The runners-up Cyan Kicks have recently had their breakthrough in Germany, as the openers to the Finnish band Sunrise Avenue and Finland’s Eurovision representatives of this year, The Rasmus, just released their biography last Friday. Now it is the second runner-ups turn to be celebrated by Finnish and international media!
WHAT? WHAT? 😱 BESS’s UMK song Ram pam pam has made history! The song has been number one on the radio list for the longest time. Ram pam pam has been the most played song on all Finnish radio channels for 19 weeks straight!🎉 In addition to that, this banger has received RadioMedia’s radio song of the month award five times in a row. Unbelievably good luck on behalf of the entire UMK team! ❤️🔥
BESS was one of the seven finalists of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022 and was therefore in the running to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Ahead of the Finnish national final, we had the big pleasure to welcome BESS on our website for an interview, which you can check out here.
The song “Ram Pam Pam” ended up in 3rd place at UMK, with a total of 204 points and was even rewarded with the second place by the European juries. You can re-watch BESS’ banging performance here!
We congratulate BESS on her huge and well deserved success and hope to see her back at UMK soon again!
Why do you think are the finalists of Finland particularly succesful after Eurovision? And who would you like to see at UMK next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on our social media profiles! @escbubble