The blackbird didn't have time to finish her last note when YLE already announced some plans for the 2018 Eurovision song contest.
First, we are taking part in Eurovision (like there ever was a doubt) but also they are creating a sort of Tinder/Grinder for songwriters and performers at this first phase.
In short you can now only send a song even if you don't have an artist for it, or you can propose yourself as a singer or your band as a performer even if you don't have a song. YLE will then do the match and magic is created. Hopefully. So all in all this is a bit Lithuanian inspired, isn't it?
This matching game is on only until the end of February so be quick. The normal and usual song+performer submission period will be opened later in normal schedule.....