There are no semifinals this year but it doesn't mean one has to settle with one off final. No no no. YLE is having on Thursday and Friday pre-shows for #umk17 hosted by Mikko Silvennoinen live on stream and later recorded on TV2.
Let's see what we can expect later this week:
Thursday - live stream at 5pm CET and in TV2 9pm CET
The stage is revealed with footage from the rehearsals. The online prevoting closes The pre-voting result will be revealed! Krista Siegfrids, Club La Persé, Lauri Yrjölä, My First Band, Norma John and Zuhlke will be present.
Friday - live stream at 4pm CET and in TV2 9pm CET
Alva, Anni Saikku, Emma, Gunther & D'Sanz and Knuclebone Oscar & The Shangri-La Rubies will be present along with Marcus & Martinus.
Also on Friday 5.30pm CET Puoli Seitsemän will reveal the Cow milk-o-meter results!
Saturday - live stream 8pm CET and TV2 8pm CET
Pre-show starts 7.30 CET with the latest predictions and gossip. Guests are Arttu Lindeman, UMK-DJ Orkidea, comedian Nina Lahtinen, songwriter/producer Jurek, Jenni Vartiainen and last year's winner Sandhja.
The #umk17 final starts at 8pm CET. Marcus & Martinus will perform. Jenni Vartiainen will have a world live premiere of her new comeback song Turvasana. Krista Siegrids is hosting, Nina Lahtinen takes care of the Green room.
The voting reopens for the duration of the show and the final mix is 50% televotes+prevotes combined, 50% international juries voting during the show.