Finland 2023: UMK – Benjamin Released “Hoida Mut”!

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The second UMK entry has been released!

The 11th edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu is taking place this year. From January 12, till next Friday – excluding the weekend -, one entry will be released.

Benjamin is the second to release his song “Hoida Mut”, which means “Take Care Of Me”.


Benjamin is the stage name of Niclas Benjamin Peltonen. He was born in 1997 in Finland. He commenced his career in 2012, through social media. In 2014, an international recognition followed the artist, after topping the Spanish charts, with his first single. Last fall he won the Finnish version of “Dancing with the stars”.

Dates Of Entries

DateArtist(s) – Song
12th JanuaryKeira – “No Business On The Dancefloor”
13th JanuaryBenjamin – “Hoida Mut”
16th JanuaryRobin Packalen – “Girls Like You”
17th JanuaryLxandra – “Something To Lose”
18th JanuaryKäärijä – “Cha Cha Cha”
19th JanuaryKUUMAA – “Ylivoimainen”
20th JanuaryPortion Boys – “Samaa Taivasta Katsotaan”

The final will be held on the 25th of February at 20:00 CET!

You can listen to all the entries on our Spotify playlist below!

What do you think about the artist? What do you think about the song? Let us know in the comments below!


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