Finland 2023: UMK – Käärijä Released “Cha Cha Cha”!

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The fifth UMK entry has been released!

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

Käärijä is the fifth to release his song “Cha Cha Cha”.


Jere Pöyhönen, a.k.a. Käärijä, is a Finnish singer and songwriter from Helsinki. He was born in 1993 and for a long time he played hockey and drums. In 2014, he started composing his own music. His debut album was released in 2020.

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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