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Kaarija won UMK and will represent Finland at Eurovision 2023Kaarija won UMK and will represent Finland at Eurovision 2023
Käärijä won Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023 with the song “Cha Cha Cha” and won the right to representing Finland at Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Tonight Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023, took place in Turku, Logomo and was hosted by the Finnish singer and songwriter Samu Haber.

The seven songs performed on the UMK stage:

Running order

  1. Robin Packalen – “Girls Like You”
  2. KUUMAA – “Ylivoimainen”
  3. Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha”
  4. Keira – “No Business On The Dancefloor”
  5. Benjamin – “Hoida mut”
  6. Lxandra – “Something To Lose”
  7. Portion Boys – “Samaa taivasta katsotaan”

And, at the end, the televoters as well as the international jury have chosen Käärijä from Finland for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song “Cha Cha Cha”.

Käärijä “Cha Cha Cha” Live at UMK23

“Cha Cha Cha” is written by Aleksi Nurmi, Jere Pöyhönen, Johannes Naukkarinen and Jukka Sorsa.

UMK 2023 results

The outcome of the show was determined by a split vote: 25% from international juries and 75%  from televoting.

International jury

  1. Käärijä – 72
  2. Lxandra – 46
  3. KUUMA – 44
  4. Keira – 42
  5. Benjamin – 34
  6. Robin Packalen – 28
  7. Portion Boys – 28

Televote

  1. Käärijä – 467
  2. Portion Boys – 124
  3. Keira – 91
  4. Robin Packalen – 81
  5. KUUMAA – 63
  6. Benjamin – 32
  7. Lxandra – 24

Final results

  1. Käärijä – 539
  2. Portion Boys – 152
  3. Keira – 133
  4. Robin Packalen – 109
  5. KUUMAA – 107
  6. Lxandra – 70
  7. Benjamin – 66

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