The Finnish national selection UMK, will be returning to an open selection process for 2020. This form of selection process for UMK was also used between 2012 and 2017. Interested Songwriters and Artists will be able to submit entries between 1st and 8th November.
YleX, Yle’s radio broadcaster will also play a role in the selection process this year – with Tapio Hakanen, their music supervisor, taking on the role of Team Leader. It is currently unknown whether semi finals will return alongside the open selection process or if UMK will stick to a one show format.
Last year and this year, Saara Aalto and Darude respectively were internally selected to represent the country. The public then chose a song from three performed by the artist.
Author: Richard Taylor