Finland – In a surprise move, Finnish broadcaster, YLE, has decided to abandon it’s normal selection process for UMK. It has announced that previous UMK entrant and UK XFactor runner-up Saara Aalto, will represent the country in Lisbon and UMK will be used to choose the song. Saara will compose three songs that the Finnish public can then vote between alongside an international jury.
“It has always been my dream to do Eurovision since I was a child.”
Saara has previously finished twice trying to win UMK, 2nd in The Voice Finland and 2nd in the UK XFactor.