All finalists chosen in Finland

All finalists chosen in Finland
MIAU, are one of the finalists in Finland's UMK. Photo: YLE
Helsinki, Finland -

The twelve original participants in UMK 2014, the Finnish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest have been shortened to eight acts after the three semi-finals. In tonight's second chance show two were evicted and six got through to next week's final.

The semi-final tonight was in fact a second chance round with the eight acts that had progressed from the first two live shows. The line-up was as follows:

  • Madcraft - Shining Bright (Tom Nuorivaara, Juho Rinne, Jesse Mäläskä, Otto Uotila)
  • Hukka ja Mama - Selja (Lasse Hukka)
  • Lauri Mikkola - Going Down (Lauri Mikkola)
  • Jasmin Michaela - Kertakäyttösydän (Mikko Kierikki, Jasmin Michaela, Jutta Annala, Johanna Viksten)
  • Dennis Fagerström - My Little Honey Bee (Dennis Fagerström, Michael James Down, Niklas Hast, Andreas Anastasiou, Primoz Poglajen)
  • MIAU - God/Drug (Anu Kaukola, Henna Juvonen)
  • Mikko Pohjola - Sängyn Reunalla (Mikko Pohjola)
  • Clarissa feat. Josh Standing - Top Of The World (Paul Oxley, David Neisser, Christian Rabb, Annette Lundell, Joshua Standing)

In the second chance the jury only commented on the performances and didn't rate them by giving points. So it was down to the audience to decide which contestants would proceed to the finals.

Two were eliminated from the competition: Dennis Fagerström and Jasmin Michaela.
while six other qualified to the finals: Mikko Pohjola, MIAU, Madcraft, Hukka ja Mama, Lauri Mikkola and Clarissa feat. Josh Standing. There they will meet Softengine and Hanna Sky who directly qualified from the semi-finals.

Tonight's guest performer was the hip hop artist Brädi, whose performance featured one of the UMK judges, Toni Wirtanen.

The UMK final

Finland's national final takes place next Saturday the 1st of February in Espoo and you'll be able to follow it live here on our Web TV Player. The line-up looks like this:

  • Softengine - Something Better (Topi Latukka, Henri Oskár)
  • Hanna Sky - Hope (Hanna Sky)
  • Madcraft - Shining Bright (Tom Nuorivaara, Juho Rinne, Jesse Mäläskä, Otto Uotila)
  • Hukka ja Mama - Selja (Lasse Hukka)
  • Lauri Mikkola - Going Down (Lauri Mikkola)
  • MIAU - God/Drug (Anu Kaukola, Henna Juvonen)
  • Mikko Pohjola - Sängyn Reunalla (Mikko Pohjola)
  • Clarissa feat. Josh Standing - Top Of The World (Paul Oxley, David Neisser, Christian Rabb, Annette Lundell, Joshua Standing)

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