Finland: BESS releases her UMK 2022 entry “Ram Pam Pam”
BESS has released her entry for the Finnish national final, UMK 2022, titled “Ram Pam Pam”.
Following the release of the seven UMK 2022 contestants, the entries of the candidates are progressively released throughout the week.
After the first out of seven competing entries beeng release by Cyan Kicks and their song "Hurricane" , the second entry for UMK 2022 has been released. It was time for BESS to release her song for the national final titled "Ram Pam Pam".
In addition to BESS herself, songwriter and producer Jonas Olsson and musician-songwriter Tomi Saario are behind entry 'Ram Pam Pam' competing to represent Finland in Eurovision.
The music of pop artist BESS is known for its catchy lyrics and eminently danceable beats. Released in 2019, the eponymous debut album BESS has been streamed over 20 million times. The platinum streamed Tempo was the biggest hit on the album and a proper earworm with a big audience.
The UMK entries will be released on the official UMK Youtube channel every weekday at midnight Finnish time from January 13 onwards. The songs will be released in the following order:
- January 13 – Cyan Kicks
- January 14 – BESS
- January 17 – The Rasmus
- January 18 – Younghearted
- January 19 – Olivera
- Jaunary 20 – Tommi Läntinen
- January 21 – Isaac Sene
UMK returns to Logomo arena in Turku after a two year break, as the show was hosted in the Mediapolis Studios in Tampere the last two editions. The national final is set to take place on February 26, 2022. The outcome of the national final will be determined by a combination of public (75%) and jury voting (25%).
Finland in Eurovision
Finland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 53 times since its debut in 1961. Finland won the contest for the first time in 2006 with Lordi's "Hard Rock Hallelujah". The country's best result before then was achieved by Marion Rung with the song "Tom Tom Tom" in 1973, which placed sixth.
Finland has finished last in the contest eleven times, receiving "nul points" in 1963, 1965 and 1982. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Finland has failed to reach the final eight times. In 2014, the country had its best result in eight years when Softengine finished 11th. In 2015, Finland finished last in the first semi-final with the shortest-ever Eurovision entry, "Aina mun pitää" performed by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät.
In 2020 Aksel won the national final with the song “Looking Back”. As the competition was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic he never reached the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam.
This year the rock band Blind Channel triumphed in UMK 2021 with their song 'Dark Side' and went off defending the Finnish colors in Rotterdam, where they achieved the country's second best result finishing 6th with 301 points in the overall score.
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