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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  • Posted on 23 January 2014 at 14:49
    Well deserved!
    I love her voice and the song is great!
    The final battle has to be between Jasmin Michaela & Hanna Sky! :) The blonde or the black haired girl! ♥
    Other good songs are Going down, Top of the world, God/Drog (these girls are great!). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 18:22
    I think Mikko Pohjola should win this year! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 17:32
    Please Finland just please don't make the same mistake as you did last year. I'm still angry with you for not sending We Should Be Through last year, so please make me and other people very happy by sending Sängyn Reunalla. MIKKO POHJOLA to Denmark! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 January 2014 at 08:18
    Everybody is welcome on stage who sing in his own language !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2014 at 18:36
    In my opinion Finland should send from these competitors Clarissa feat. Josh Standing. Because it's only entry which are at least energetic and at least something that is close to nice music. And i think that Top of the world is only one which i can call ESC song. Best of luck to you Clarissa & Josh! @ http://jake.suntuubi.com/ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2014 at 15:36
    Great for Hanna!!...although top of the world was my favourite song, I have to say that Hanna did a great perfomance....it reminded me a little of FLorence and the machine. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2014 at 06:59
    Hanna Sky, very talented singer-songwriter. The music appeals to me but might be too difficult for the big audience.

    Anyway, congratulations for Hanna Sky. Live show was faultless, great voice and performance:) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2014 at 03:26
    Hana Sky – Hope, a strong live performance and back-up singers that complement the lead vocalist. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 January 2014 at 23:29
    This is interesting ! Are Hanna & Friends an ethnic Suomi singing group ? I like this , but why all the black ? Is someone ill . This year , there is going to be a lot of this dress trend at Eurovision . How about some red and trim ? Krista still wants to get married , you know . Anyway , Hanna & her singers only need to pump it a little more for this to be a great song ! report to the moderator