FINLAND – Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022 is set to be the eleventh edition of the music competition that selects Finland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The competition will consist of a final on 26 February 2022 at Logomo in Turku. The exact format is yet to be announced, but it is known a combination of televoting and jury voting will be used to determine the winner.
Upon announcing UMK 2022, Yle released the rules for entrants to submit their song and that the submission period would be open between 1 and 6 September 2021.
At least one of the writers and the lead singer(s) had to hold Finnish citizenship or live in Finland permanently in order for the entry to qualify to compete.
A panel of experts chaired by Tapio Hakanen, Head of Music at YleX, selected the seven finalists out of 312 received submissions.
The competing songs should be released on a daily basis starting on 13 January.