Tuesday, June 02, 2015

ESC 2016: UMK 2016 TO SELECT FINLAND'S 50TH ENTRY

YLE confirmed right after Vienna 2015 final again that Finland will be present in the Eurovision song contest 2016 in Sweden, and also that it will be a jubilee year: Finland will take part for the 50th time! 
Finland joined Eurovision back in 1961 and has stayed away only in 1970 willingly. We had to skip the 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003 editions due to the rather insane regulations to be able to participate before the semifinal was finally introduced in 2004. Since then one victory in 2006, nine last places in the final, one more in the semifinal but also two third places in the semifinal and even three nul points Hard rock, punk, folk, reggae... who knows what we will send this time! Hopefully forget all the stupid ideas of being too alternative and progressive by sending something because of a cause instead of a good song. That seems to be the think common people also want, judging the comment son various chatrooms and talking with people. 
I hope we will have a good solid artist with a good song, after all it is still a song contest and without a good song you won't get far, no matter what tricks you use to get attention or in the staging.

UMK 2016 applications start on September 1, 2015. Get ready!

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