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Juha Repo


24/Oct at 23:20


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Finland 2012 UMK - ©

Capacity up to 10 000 people

[UPD] Finland: UMK final will take place in Helsinki Ice Hall

It has been revealed that the Finnish national final to select the country's entry to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku will be held in Helsinki Ice Hall 25 February. This is the biggest venue to host the Finnish final in almost 20 years, with the maximum capacity of 10200 people. Eurovision fans have been offered a chance to buy their tickets in a week-long presale.

Tickets for the even will be in general sale on 30 October. Ticket presale for the Finnish final is already open for fans, and the best seats in front of the stage are €35. Click here to buy fan tickets for the final. There is also an official after party at Club Helsinki, tickets €10 here. These fan bookings stay only open until 30 October.

Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE will also reveal the 40 best of the demos submitted to Uuden musiikin kilpailu UMK (Contest for new music) next Monday in a press conference. They will be posted on the UMK website and then also played on YLE Radio Suomi on January Sundays. The songs will then be whittled down to 12 and then only six for the final by a professional jury. There is a series of programmes leading up to the final following this process.

Several names have been revealed to have sent their demos in the contest. The latest additions are 80's pop princess Anja Niskanen looking for a come back. 90's dance act Movetron, folk metal rockers Korpiklaani and pop artists Martina Aitolehtio, Tauski and Teuvo Loman have also been mentioned, as well as several still unknown artists.

Anja Niskanen with her 1984 Syksyn sävel contest winner:

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Paavola . [61255]
Tue 25 Oct 2011 21:51:17

Yes! Helsinki Ice Hall! That's good!

» San ● ♥ [60088]
Tue 25 Oct 2011 20:12:47

Korpiklaani for Finland!!!!

♪ L ♫ [58775]
Tue 25 Oct 2011 20:05:05

They NEED to choose Korpiklaani, at least for the final.

It's sad that they are holding the final at the biggest venue in years and ONLY have six acts for it! Instead there should have been 10 to make it a big show. There will probably be too much talking now, with only 6 songs to perform.

Atz82 Finland [61047]
Mon 24 Oct 2011 19:11:03

omg!!! Teuvo Loman :(((((

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