FINLAND – Finland will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The entry will be selected in the national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019 on 2 March 2019, where all three entries will be performed by DJ Darude along with singer Sebastian Rejman, who were internally selected by the Finnish national public broadcaster Yle on 29 January 2019 to perform the nation’s entry at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
On 29 January 2019, during the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019 Press Conference it was announced that Darude will represent Finland in the 2019 contest.
Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019 was the eighth edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), the music competition that selects Finland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The competition featured three songs, all performed by Darude and Sebastian Rejman, who was previously internally selected by Yle to represent the country in the 2019 contest.
The show will take place on 2 March 2019 at Logomo in Turku, hosted by Krista Siegfrids and Mikko Silvennoinen.
The three bidding entries were released by Yle and Darude, along with an accompanying music video, on 8, 15 and 22 February 2019, respectively.