Search for the UMK 2023 songs started today!

Today marks the start of the search for Finland’s next Eurovision representative! Applicants are invited to submit their songs to Yle’s Contest for New Music UMK between 1 and 5 September 2022. As in previous years, the jury will be led by Tapio Hakanen, YleX’s Head of Music.

If you want to apply for UMK, fill in the application form here, where you can also find the competition’s rules in English, Finnish and Swedish. The submission round begun today, on 1 September at 8.00 a.m EET. and ends on 5 September at 11.59 p.m. All applicants will be contacted by the end of October at the latest.

Tapio Hakanen, YleX’s Head of Music:

UMK has been growing in popularity for years now, both among audiences and artists, and it plays an indisputable role in helping new artists achieve their big break. The last few UMKs have resulted in bigger and bigger hits, both in Finland and abroad. BESS’s Ram pam pam was one of the biggest hits in Finland this year, and The Rasmus’ Jezebel captivated global audiences in the Eurovision Song Contest. Every song that competed in UMK22 has gone on to achieve great success, both on radio and streaming services. And when you consider the fact that the final had an audience of 1.97 million Finns, you can safely say that UMK22 has been a great success all around. We’re eagerly anticipating the artists and songs for this new season – now is the time to apply!

The winner of UMK23 will represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Every song in UMK22 rose to the Top 50 of Finland’s Spotify charts, and they have garnered over 31 million plays to date. BESS’s Ram pam pam was the year’s most played song on Finnish radio airwaves. On Youtube, UMK22-related content has been viewed over 6.5 million times, with many videos hitting the most-trending lists soon after their release.  The date and location of the UMK23 final will be revealed by the end of 2022.

The Rasmus won their ticket this year, to represent Finland at Eurovision in Torino, with ‘Jezebel’. Go and take a look at their performance below:

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