Krista Siegfrids to marry in Malmö for Finland!
An amazing show just concluded in the North of Europe. Finland held UMK, its national final for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, in Espoo. A very open competition it was, with many favourites battling it out until the votes of the audience came in and gave the victory to Krista Siegfrids with the song Marry Me!
The Finnish final UMK 2013 just took place at the Barona Arena in Espoo hosted by Anne Lainto and Ile Uusivuori. The winning song was chosen by the votes of an expert jury and the TV audience in Finland. The expert jury consisted, as every previous week, of Aija Puurtinen, Redrama, Tomi Saarinen and Toni Wirtanen.
This was the running order of the acts and songs that participated in what could be described as one of the most interesting finals of the year (click on the songs to watch the performance from the final):
- Arion - Lost
- Elina Orkoneva - He's Not My Man
- Lucy Was Driving - Dancing All Around the Universe
- Krista Siegfrids - Marry Me
- Last Panda - Saturday Night Forever
- Mikael Saari - We Should Be Through
- Great Wide North - Flags
- Diandra - Colliding Into You
After the songs were performed the expert jury gave its results which, as expected, were very close:
- Krista Siegfrids 38 points
- Mikael Saari 38 points
- Great Wide North 38 points
- Arion 35 points
- Diandra 32 points
- Elina Orkoneva 30 points
- Lucy Was Driving 25 points
- Last Panda 24 points
So it was up to the televote to decide the winner of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, The Contest Of New Music, abbreviated as UMK 2013. They shortlisted Diandra, Mikael Saari and Krista Siegfrids and the presenters announced that Diandra was third. Then it was time to announce the winner between Mikael and Krista. And the one who gets the ticket for Malmö is... Krista Siegfrids!
Congratulations to Krista for the victory and a great performance of the uptempo number Marry Me. Krista Siegfrids is an energetic and beautiful bombshell you simply cannot listen to with a sour face! She’s a bubbly personality and a performer who wants her music with good moods and feelings.
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