The grand final begins in Finland and UMK 2013 will declare the winner tonight. The show starts on time and live from Espoo we watch along with all of you the national final show
The judges Toni Wirtanen, Aija Puurtinen, Tomi Saarinen and Redrama are introduced and then the presenters are on stage and also international viewers are welcomed! After talk with the judges, voting instructions it’s business. First on stage will be Arion with their heavy metal’s Justin Bieber in lead vocals….
1. Arion – Lost
They seem very stressed on stage but the are enjoying performing tonight. The song which is pop-metal is very casual in my ears and unfortunately I cannot see it winning
2. Elina Orkoneva – He’s Not My Man
Lovely shiny dress in red color and very good – confident performance by Elina. The performance is simple and coherent. It could be a nice surprise.
3. Lucy Was Driving – Dancing All Around the Universe
The bad result in the jury voting don’t stop them from enjoying tonight their performance. The song sounds a bit flat but in the overall it seems simply OK presentation.
4. Krista Siegfrids – Marry Me
Although Krista begins a bit shaky her performance it’s clear she is one of the favourites tonight. Her song is funny and very interesting. The costume is a bit better this time and everything seems to roll good for her.
5. Last Panda – Saturday Night Forever
Very flat and uninteresting song this is not a winner tonight I can assure you for that. The performance though is quite interesting but again the sound is not something I’d vote for.
6. Mikael Saari – We Should Be Through
I think we have a winner, the song is something Finns love, the bookies predict him as a winner and we see an excellent vocal performance on stage. The audience hugely supports Mikael.
7. Great Wide North – Flags
I really like this one, the performance is stunning and it could work well on a Eurovision stage, the sound of music and the vocal performance stand out well it can be to the superfinal!
8. Diandra – Colliding Into You
Final entry tonight comes from Diandra and for sure we have another big favourite as the audience cheers up for her. She is leading many polls on the web and she has big fanbase. The outfit is better than the previous performance and although she makes some vocal mistakes I conclude I like it a lot.
The 8 performance are over. The guests for tonight are: Teflon Brothers featuring Stig (UMK 2012) and Meiju Suvas with Skandinavian Hunks. Mikaelin Naiset (Mikael Konttinen, Hanna Pakarinen (ESC 2007), Pernilla Karlsson (ESC 2012), Emma Salokoski, Suvi Teräsniska, Kaisa Vala (UMK 2012) and Johanna Iivanainen (Euroviisut 2011)
KRISTA SIEGFRIDS WINS THE UMK 2013 FINAL
The ever energetic, non-stop performer Krista Siegfrids has claimed attention in the Finnish music-industry for a few years now as a stage artist. Ranting about a band of her own finally came to an end as the members hooked up and started to work on some ideas, which was the birth of her pop/rock band Daisy Jack in 2009. The band released their first single, Perfect Crime, in october 2011. The urge to do her own thing became more important and today she’s a determined solo artist, currently working on her debut album.
Krista is a fantastic live artist and a great entertainer. She’s doing a lot of gigs around in Finland, but she’s also doing concerts and shows in other Nordic countries, such as Sweden and Norway. Krista loves to combine her greatest interests in life; music, dancing and acting. She is a pure talent and she has been doing many variety shows, cabarets and musicals. She got her first musical role in the musical, Play Me (2009-2010) at the Swedish theatre in Helsinki. Right after that she was casted in the rock musical Muskettisoturit, (The three musketeers, 2011) at the finnish Peacock theatre in Helsinki. But it wasn’t until last spring 2012 she became a familiar face to the whole country. Krista became famous over one night in the tv success The Voice of Finland as the energetic and charming rock’n roll chick! In autumn 2012 she performed in The Cabaret Hou, hou Ihan mahdoton Kabaree, Go, go at the finnish Peacock theatre in Helsinki.
This spring Krista’s one of the finalists in UMK 2013. The artist who wins UMK gets to represent Finland in The Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in spring 2013. Who knows what will happen next to this fierce, crazy blonde.