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With Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät winning yesterday's final in Finland, I ask myself the question if they won for all the wrong reasons of if the population honestly thought they came with the best song? I asked the same question last year when Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät wins Finnish Eurovision ticket via UMK 2015

Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät ©  Tiia Santavirta, YLE

Under the name Uuden Musikiin Kilpailu, in general just shortend to UMK, Finland tonight selected their participant for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. After three preliminary heats a total of nine acts were left competing in the final, which was won by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. 

All finalists chosen in Finland

UMK 2015 hosts © Tila Santavirta (YLE)

The third semi-final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu took place this evening in Finland and three out of the six acts qualified for the national final which will be held next Saturday.

Three more finalists quallified for the final of UMK in Finland

three more finalists chosen in Finland official logo of UMK {eurovision.tv}

Yesterday in Helsinki the second semifinal of UMK, the show that select Finland representative for the Eurovision contest was held. Of the six songs that competed, three took the ticket to the final that will be held on the 28th of February.

Finland: Satin Circus, Norlan El Misionario and Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät proceed to the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu

UMK Show 1 (c) YLE

This Saturday the Finnish preselection Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) kicked off. The next three weekends we will get introduced to 18 songs - 6 songs per semifinal. A total of 9 songs will proceed to the final on February 28th. Tonight Satin Circus, Norlan El Misionario and Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät were voted to the final.

60th anniversary show: Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits concert announced

Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits ©  BBC

This year the Eurovision Song Contest can celebrate its 60th anniversary. This diamond jubilee will be made in form of a concert taking place in London this spring. It is not a live event, but will be broadcast in 21 countries over Easter and later. Tickets will be sold from this Friday.

39 countries confirmed for Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 logo ©  EBU

A total of 39 countries will take place at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in May in Vienna. The return of Cyprus, Serbia and Czech Republic brought the number of entries up, compared to last year where only 37 countries took part.

Lordi releases new album Scare Force One on Halloween

Lordi ©  AFM Records

Lordi, the Finnish monster rockers who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, are back with their seventh studio album Scare Force One. In order to celebrate the release of the new album, the band will perform a concert on the 1st of November at The Circus in Helsinki.

Lordi - Scare Force One

Lordi - Scare Force One

The seventh studio album from Lordi, the Finnish monster rockers that won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.

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Softengine release their debut album, We Created The World

Softengine © Softengine.fi

Softengine, the young rock band that represented Finland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will release their debut album, We Created The World, on the 17th of October. This album will definitely take the band to a whole new level, musically, song wise and in terms of production.

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