Second UMK show completed in Finland

Second UMK show completed in Finland
Hanna Sky got the remaining direct ticket for the final of UMK in Finland. Photo: YLE
Helsinki, Finland -

The second semi-final of UMK, the Finnish national selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest just took place. The second direct ticket for the final went for Hanna Sky with the song Hope. Four other acts progress to the second chance round and the band Makea was eliminated from the competition.

Tonight’s show, followed the same structure as in the previous week. First a warm up with the artists and then the live performances.

Here is the line-up of the second semi-final (finalist in bold):

  • Makea - Painovoima (Makea)
  • Lauri Mikkola - Going Down (Lauri Mikkola)
  • Clarissa feat. Josh Standing - Top Of The World (Paul Oxley, David Neisser, Christian Rabb, Annette Lundell, Joshua Standing)
  • Mikko Pohjola - Sängyn Reunalla (Mikko Pohjola)
  • Madcraft - Shining Bright (Tom Nuorivaara, Juho Rinne, Jesse Mäläskä, Otto Uotila)
  • Hanna Sky - Hope (Hanna Sky)

The professional jury made of Aija Puurtinen, Redrama, Tomi Saarinen and Toni Wirtanen expressed their thoughts after each performance. And after a break they gave marks to the entries. Their winner was Hanna Sky followed by Mikko. This is a screeshot of the jury results:

While the televotes were counted, the audience was treated to a performance of Musta Barbaari.

At the end of the show, the expert jury together with the audience votes decided to send Hanna Sky directly to the final. She will join Softengine there. Makea were eliminated and the other four, Mikko Pohjola, Madcraft, Clarissa feat. Josh and Lauri Mikkola will have a second chance in next week's show.

Hanna Sky has written music for as long as she can remember but only now is she ready to release her music for the world to hear. Her song Hope combines electronic pop with ethnic elements and is about – well, the meaning of hope in our everyday lives.

The second chance

Next Saturday the second chance round takes place with the following acts:

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

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