HELSINKI, FINLAND – It was right after the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2013 when YLE launched the 2014 edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2014. Submissions period ended and YLE reveals that 420 songs submitted to the national broadcaster of Finland. The number is lower than last year when 470 songs submitted.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW
YLE will now listen to the songs and will select 12 songs for the semifinals. The final will take place on later February (date to be announced) with eight finalists. More information about the semifinals and the final (as well about the wildcard choices) to be announced in due time.
This will be a very high-quality season, the producer Anssi Autio comments.
Jukka Immonen is already announced to be involved with the national selection. Jukka Immonen is known to the fans as a co-writer of Azerbaijan 2011 and Belgium 2013 entry. The final line up will be revealed on November 4th. UMK shows begin on YLE on December 28th.
10.12.2013 – UMK 2014 PRESENTATION SHOW
28.12.2013 – HEAT 1
04.01.2014 – HEAT 2
11.01.2014 – HEAT 3
18.01.2014 – HEAT 4
25.01.2014 – HEAT 5
01.02.2014 – FINAL