FINLAND – Finnish national broadcaster finally did the smart move and internally selected Saara Aalto, the woman who made huge media impact with her participation in the UK X-Factor last year.
But in the meantime YLE has to deal with their call for songs for the 2018 edition of UMK, the show through which the previous years Finland selected its entries and artists for the Eurovision Song Contest.
YLE has proudly announced they have received over 300 songs for UMK 2018. Since YLE made internal selection those submitted the songs are free to publish their entries as UMK 2018 will be used to select the song for Saara Aalto.
UMK 2018 will take place on March 3rd at Espoo Metro Arena where international jury and public voting will decide the song for Saara Aalto’s Lisbon venture.
Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013) will host the show along with Mikko Silvennoinen by YLE.
Hi! We received over 300 songs, the applicants are free to publish their work and some most likely have already published it by themselves.
— UMK (@Yle_UMK) November 7, 2017