Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu
GenreMusic, entertainment, reality television
Presented byCurrent:
Krista Siegfrids (2016–present)
Former:
Roope Salminen (2015–2016)
Rakel Liekki (2015)
Anne Lainto (2012–2014)
Ilkka Uusivuori (2013–2014)
Joona Kortesmäki (2012)
Country of originFinland
Original language(s)Finnish
No. of series8
Production
Executive producer(s)Anssi Autio
Running time~120 minutes
Release
Original networkYle
Original release27 January 2012 (2012-01-27) –
present
External links
Website

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (abbreviated UMK, English: Contest for New Music)[1] is an annual music contest organised by the Finnish public broadcaster Yle. UMK began in 2012 as a new concept for the Finnish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, replacing the original Finnish Eurovision Song Contest qualifying event (Suomen euroviisukarsinta) which had been held since 1961.

Winners[edit]

Year Song Artist Position Points Semi Points
2012 "När jag blundar" Pernilla Karlsson Did not qualify 12 41
2013 "Marry Me" Krista Siegfrids 24 13 9 64
2014 "Something Better" Softengine 11 72 3 97
2015 "Aina mun pitää" Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät Did not qualify 16 13
2016 "Sing It Away" Sandhja 15 51
2017 "Blackbird" Norma John 12 92
2018 "Monsters" Saara Aalto 25 46 10 108
2019 "Look Away" Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman Did not qualify 17 23
2020

Seasons[edit]

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2012[edit]

The final took place on 25 February 2012 at the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki where the six finalist songs were performed and the viewers selected a winner.[2] The show featured interval performances by The Rasmus, Anna Abreu, and 2011 Finnish entrant Paradise Oskar.[2] The first of two rounds of televoting selected "När jag blundar" performed by Pernilla Karlsson, "Laululeija" performed by Stig and "Lasikaupunki" performed by Ville Eetvartti as the three super finalists.[2] In the second round of televoting, Pernilla Karlsson and the song "När jag blundar" was the winner.[2]

Draw Artist Song Music (m) / Lyrics (l) Televote Place
Round 1 Round 2
1 Iconcrash "We Are The Night" Janni Peuhu (m & l), Rory Winston (l)
2 Pernilla Karlsson "När jag blundar" Jonas Karlsson (m & l) 29.8% 53.4% 1
3 Mica Ikonen "Antaa mennä" Lauri Hämäläinen (m & l), Mica Ikonen (m & l)
4 Kaisa Vala "Habits of Human Beings" Kaisa Vala (m & l)
5 Stig "Laululeija" Matti Mikkola (m), DJPP (m), Paula Vesala (l) 17% 17.8% 3
6 Ville Eetvartti "Lasikaupunki" Jyri Sariola (m), Tero Myllyvirta (l), Joni Pekkarinen (l) 18% 28.7% 2

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2013[edit]

The final took place on 9 February 2013 at the Barona Areena in Espoo where the eight finalist songs were performed and the jury and viewers selected a winner.[3] The show featured interval performances by Teflon Brothers and Stig, last year's Eurovision Song Contest entrant Pernilla Karlsson, 2007 Eurovision entrant Hanna Pakarinen, Emma Salokoski and Suvi Teräsniska.[3] After combining the jury (50%) and televote (50%), Krista Siegfrids and the song "Marry Me" emerged as the winner.[4]

Final – 9 February 2013
Draw Artist Song Music & Lyrics (m & l) Jury (50%)[5] Televote (50%)[5] Total[5] Place
1 Arion "Lost" Iivo Kaipainen (m & l) 13.5% 7.0% 10.2% 5
2 Elina Orkoneva "He's Not My Man" Elina Orkoneva (m & l) 11.5% 5.2% 8.4% 6
3 Lucy Was Driving "Dancing All Around The Universe" Lucy Was Driving (m), Otso Koskelo (l) 9.6% 1.6% 5.6% 7
4 Krista Siegfrids "Marry Me" Krista Siegfrieds (m & l), Erik Nyholm (m & l),
Kristofer Karlsson (m & l), Jessika Lundström (m & l)
14.6% 38.6% 26.6% 1
5 Last Panda "Saturday Night Forever" Henry Tikkanen (m & l), Aapo Immonen (m & l) 9.2% 1.4% 5.3% 8
6 Mikael Saari "We Should Be Through" Mikael Saari (m & l) 14.6% 18.4% 16.5% 2
7 Great Wide North "Flags" Kaj Kiviniemi (m & l), Mika Kiviniemi (m) 14.6% 12.0% 13.3% 4
8 Diandra "Colliding into You" Patrick Sarin (m), Leri Leskinen (m), Sharon Vaughn (l) 12.3% 15.8% 14.1% 3

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2014[edit]

The final took place on 1 February 2014 at the Barona Areena in Espoo where the eight finalist songs were performed and the combination of votes from the jury and public televote selected a winner. In addition to the performances from the competing artists, the winner of UMK 2013, Krista Siegfrids, performed her single "Cinderella" during the interval. Softengine was the winner of the competition with the song "Something Better".[6]

Final – 1 February 2014
Draw Artist Song T. Wirtanen A. Puurtinen T. Saarinen Redrama Jury Total Jury (%) Televote (%)[7] Total Place
1 Softengine "Something Better" 8 10 10 10 38 18.27% 28.28% 23.28% 1
2 Hanna Sky "Hope" 3 7 4 5 19 9.13% 9.13% 7
3 MIAU "God/Drug" 10 9 7 6 32 15.38% 13.94% 14.66% 3
4 Lauri Mikkola "Going Down" 5 6 5 7 23 11.06% 11.06% 5
5 MadCraft "Shining Bright" 4 3 3 3 13 6.25% 6.25% 8
6 Mikko Pohjola "Sängyn reunalla" 9 8 9 9 35 16.83% 19.48% 18.16% 2
7 Clarissa feat. Josh Standing "Top of the World" 6 4 6 4 20 9.62% 9.62% 6
8 Hukka ja Mama "Selja" 7 5 8 8 28 13.46% 13.46% 4

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015[edit]

It was confirmed that Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu would return in 2015, for its fourth series.[8][9] Three semi-finals were held on 7 February, 14 February, and 21 February 2015 while the final was held on 28 February 2015.[10]

Final – 28 February 2015
Draw Artist Song Jury (10%) Televote (90%) Total Place
1 Shava "Ostarilla" 1.2% 2.2% 3.4% 8
2 Satin Circus "Crossroads" 2.1% 24.2% 26.3% 2
3 Solju "Hold Your Colours" 0.7% 5.8% 6.5% 4
4 Järjestyshäiriö "Särkyneiden sydänten kulmilla" 0.9% 2.4% 3.3% 9
5 Norlan "El Misionario" "No voy a llorar por ti" 0.4% 3.7% 4.1% 7
6 Opera Skaala "Heart of Light" 1.6% 6.7% 8.3% 3
7 Jouni Aslak "Lions & Lambs" 1.1% 3.3% 4.4% 6
8 Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät "Aina mun pitää" 1.2% 36.2% 37.4% 1
9 Angelo De Nile "All For Victory" 0.8% 5.5% 6.3% 5

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016[edit]

It was confirmed that Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu would return in 2016, for its fifth series.[11] Three semi-finals were held on 6 February, 13 February, and 20 February 2016 while the final was held on 27 February 2016.[12]

Draw Artist Song Jury Public Vote[13] Total Place
Before
Show
During
Show
Total
Percentage
Points
1 Cristal Snow "Love Is Blind" 41 12% 9% 9.1% 39 80 6
2 Stella Christine "Ain't Got Time for Boys" 19 6% 7% 6.5% 28 47 8
3 Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom "Good Enough" 35 10% 11% 10.7% 46 81 5
4 Eini "Draamaa" 32 4% 7% 6.7% 29 61 7
5 Barbe-Q-Barbies "Let Me Out" 46 12% 9% 9.1% 39 85 4
6 Tuuli Okkonen "Don't Wake Me Up" 20 4% 5% 4.9% 21 41 9
7 Sandhja "Sing It Away" 98 16% 14% 14.4% 62 160 1
8 Saara Aalto "No Fear" 67 11% 21% 20.2% 87 154 2
9 Mikael Saari "On It Goes" 72 25% 17% 18.4% 79 151 3

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017[edit]

It was confirmed that Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu would return in 2017, for its sixth series.[14] Unlike previous years, there were no semi-finals, only a single final held on 28 January 2017 at the Espoo Metro Areena, and the show used international juries instead of Finnish juries.[15]

Final – 28 January 2017
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Emma "Circle of Light" 53 53 106 3
2 Alva "Arrows" 15 48 63 6
3 Günther & D'Sanz "Love Yourself" 37 45 82 5
4 Anni Saikku "Reach Out for the Sun" 43 16 59 7
5 Knucklebone Oscar & The Shangri-La Rubies "Caveman" 5 13 18 10
6 Norma John "Blackbird" 94 88 182 1
7 Lauri Yrjölä "Helppo elämä" 43 15 58 8
8 Club La Persé "My Little World" 21 29 50 9
9 Zühlke "Perfect Villain" 74 71 145 2
10 My First Band "Paradise" 45 52 97 4

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2018[edit]

Yle selected Saara Aalto internally to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Saara Aalto performed 3 songs and the winning song was selected by viewers and international juries. The show was held on 3 March 2018 at the Espoo Metro Areena. [16]

Draw Song Composer(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 "Monsters" Saara Aalto, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Ki Fitzgerald 88 95 183 1
2 "Domino" Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Johnny Sanchez, Will Taylor, Saara Aalto 84 75 159 2
3 "Queens" Farley Arvidsson, Charlie Walshe, Tom Aspaul, Saara Aalto 68 70 138 3

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2019[edit]

The 2019 edition took place on 2 March 2019. Yle announced on 29 January 2019 that they had internally selected Darude to perform three songs, similarly to how Saara Aalto's song was selected in the previous edition.

Darude and Sebastian Rejman performed 3 songs and the winning song was selected by viewers and international juries. The show was held on 2 March 2019 at Logomo in Turku.

Draw Song Composer(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 "Release Me" Ville Virtanen, Jaakko Manninen, Brandyn Burnette 70 19 89 3
2 "Superman" Ville Virtanen, Chris Hope, Thom Bridges 74 73 147 2
3 "Look Away" Sebastian Rejman, Ville Virtanen 96 148 244 1

Technology[edit]

UMK 2018 was filmed through 16 cameras and with the help of cuepilot, the show was filmed in Full HD resolution. Yle used moviebird 45 and technocrane 22 as a crane camera and a cablecamera was also installed to the arena. There were two Steadicam operators, the other of them used a Segway.

The show used the Martin MAC Viper Profile as the main beam lighting (above the stage). The light wall was built from many robe spikie moving heads, some claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20 led panels were installed to the floor as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rasila, Tanja (2017-01-05). "Finland's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest to be chosen on 28 January – huge show to come!". Yle. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  2. ^ a b c d Escuerdo, Victor M. (25 February 2012). "Pernilla Karlsson winner of UMK in Finland". Eurovision.tv.
  3. ^ a b Escuerdo, Victor M. (9 February 2013). "Watch tonight: Finland decides for Malmö". Eurovision.tv.
  4. ^ Escuerdo, Victor M. (9 February 2013). "Krista Siegfrids to marry in Malmö for Finland!". Eurovision.tv.
  5. ^ a b c "UMK:n äänijakaumat julki: Krista Siegfridsin voitto oli ylivoimainen" (in Finnish). YLE. 14 February 2013. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (1 February 2014). "Softengine win Finland's UMK!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Lähes kolmasosa UMK-finaalin yleisöäänistä Softenginelle" (in Finnish). Yle. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  8. ^ Kemppi, Emilia (11 May 2014). "Suomi yhdestoista Euroviisuissa" (in Finnish). YLE. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  9. ^ Vivas, Gabriel (9 May 2014). "Eurovision 2014: 2nd Semi-final press conference re-cap". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  10. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (13 January 2015). "UMK 2015 launched in Finland". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  11. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (26 May 2015). "Finland: YLE confirms participation in ESC 2016, opts for UMK". esctoday.com. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  12. ^ "UMK 2015 - Äänestyksen säännöt" (in Finnish). Yle. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  13. ^ Loikkanen, Jyri (28 February 2016). "Kilpailu UMK:n voitosta oli tiukka kamppailu Sandhjan, Saara Aallon ja Mikael Saaren välillä". yle.fi (in Finnish). Yle. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  14. ^ The NPBC (12 November 2016). "FINLAND: KRISTA SIEGFRIDS TO HOST UUDEN MUSIIKIN KILPAILU 2017". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  15. ^ Luukela, Sami (26 January 2017). "FINLAND: UMK 2017 FINAL RUNNING ORDER AND JURIES ANNOUNCED". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Saara Aalto to Represent Finland in Eurovision Song Contest – UMK18 Gets a Makeover!". Retrieved 2017-11-07.

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