Selection Process begins in Finland with first show of UMK competition

Finland tonight began their quest to find their representative for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. 12 acts and a wildcard were revealed from the new national selection show, UMK (Uuden Musiiken Kilpailu).

Tonight’s programme was in the form of a documentary/reality tv show.  The expert jury selected the following 12 performers and songs –

Aili Mun taivas
Aura Pineda Kunpa vois
Freeman & Uusi Fantasia Noitanainen
Iconcrash We are the night
Jari & Taika Aamuyön salaisuus
Kaisa Vala Habits of Human Beings
Kirahvi nimeltä Tuike Sinisulkien viimeinen
Leola Rytmit rikkoutuu
Mica Ikonen Antaa mennä
Pernilla Karlsson När jag blundar
Stig Laululeija
Ville Eetvartti Lasikaupunki

Three more acts and songs will face the public vote for a wildcard entry.  They are –

Jessica Wolff Better
Martina Checkmate
The Spyro Teleport My Heart

There will be a compilation UMK CD of the above songs released next week. 

The presenters were revealed.  They are Anne Lainto and Joona Kortesmäki.  

Source: YLE; EuroVisionary
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