The Finnish public broadcaster, YLE, released the names of hosts of this year’s UMK!
UMK – Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu – the Finnish national selection will return this year for the 10th consecutive year. Today, it was announced that Paula Vesala and Miisa Rotola-Pukkila will be this year’s hosts.
Paula Julia Vesala or simply Paula Vesala was born on December 10, 1981, in Finland. She is a singer, songwriter, playwirter and actress. She started her career in 2002 as singer of the pop-rock band PMMP. The band was dissolved in 2013, after they released seven studio albums. In 2015, she started her solo career under the name Vesala. In 2016, she released her first solo album, which topped the Finnish charts.
Miisa Maaria Rotola-Pukkila, a.k.a. Mmiisas was born on January 17, 1995, in Finland. She is a well-known Finnish YouTuber. She started uploading videos back in 2013 and she currently has over 380.000 subscribers.
The seven artists that will compete to the upcoming event are:
- Cyan Kicks – “Hurricane”
- Bess – “Ram pam pam”
- The Rasmus – “Jezebel”
- Younghearted – “Sun Numero”
- Olivera – “Thank God I’m Atheist”
- Tommi Läntinen – “Elämä kantaa mua”
- Isaac Sene – “Kuuma jäbä”
The show will be held on the 26th of February at 20:00 CET!
You can listen to all the participating entries on our Playlist below!
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