FINLAND – Finnish national broadcaster announced today the date for the national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK). The date has been set for March 7th and through the show, the country will decide via public voting for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest representative(s) and song.
YLE decided to return to a national selection after the big fails with the internal selections the past few years.
Those interested to participate and try their hopes for Rotterdam have up to November 7th to submit their proposals through the official broadcaster’s website.
Hopefuls can submit as many songs they wish but in the end, they will compete with one of them, if qualified to the final. Those submitting a bid must be either Finns or permanent residents in the country.
On January 21st there will be a press presentation of the UMK finalists.
The final on March 7th will take place for the first time outside the Finnish capital, in the city of Tampere and there will be only invitations and no tickets for the public.