Finland: Changing the Formula for Success

This week, the hosts take a trip to Scandinavia – to Jazzi’s “stan country” of Finland. We discuss our favourite Eurovision entries from Finland and talk about Yle’s gradual development of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) as a national final format. We also discuss how Finland’s experience with the juries has negatively impacted their recent results at the Contest, coming up with an ingenious way to avoid Yle from falling into this pitfall in future.

What do you think of our opinions? Do you think Finland’s entries have been underrated, overrated or deserved? Should UMK be trashed in favour of an internal selection? What can Finland do to appease the juries? Do let us know what you think as ever by commenting below!

A link to this episode on Apple Podcasts can be found here.

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