Finland: YLE begins selection process for Eurovision 2022
The Finnish broadcaster, YLE, insists on the form of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) in order to select the representative of Eurovision 2022 and published the rules and submission dates for next year’s national final.
Finland is wasting no time and has already started the national selection process for next year ‘s Eurovision, with YLE announcing the submission dates and rules for next year’ s national final.
The main conditions for participation in the Finnish national selection according to the rules of YLE are:
Contestants can enter the contest with only one song that has not been published before.
The demo must be delivered to The Finnish broadcaster (Yle) between September 1st and 6th.
Only demonstrations that arrive on time and comply with these rules will be accepted into the competition.
At least one songwriter and singer must have Finnish citizenship or permanent residence in Finland.
All performers in the competition must be 16 years old by May 1, 2022.
Yle officials may not enter the competition as executors.
The song should not exceed three (3) minutes.
The transmitted stage performance should not exceed six people.
Yle has the executive right to decide the composition of the show as well as the content of the show.
The song can be performed in any language.
The lyrics according to the EBU rules of the song should not be political or offensive and should not contain insults or trademarks.
All TV shows are singback with an organic background.
Organic backgrounds must be submitted to Yle by October 29, 2021.
You can check out all of the rules released by YLE also HERE
The winner will be selected in the UMK final which was broadcast live in February 2022. The final result of the competition is decided by the combined result of the audience vote and the jury.
Finland in Eurovision
Finland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 53 times since its debut in 1961. Finland won the contest one time in 2006 with Lordi‘s “Hard Rock Hallelujah“.
This year Finland represented by the rock band Blind Channel who sang ‘Dark Side’ which finished 6th place with 301 points.
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