Finland – Despite not qualifying for the final with PKN in Vienna, Finnish national broadcaster, YLE, has confirmed that the country is returning to the competition in 2016 and has already decided to use its UMK competition again to select the 2016 representative.
It will be the fifth time that UMK has been used. Pernilla Karlsson in 2012 and PKN this year failed to qualify for the Eurovision grand final. in 2103 and 2014 Krista Siegfrids and Softengine qualified from the semi-finals respectively. Softengine finished a respectable 11th with ‘Something better‘.
The search for the 2016 act will start on 1st September 2015.
Has Finland done the right thing by sticking with the UMK format?