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"Aksel Kankaanranta" will represent Finland with his song "Looking Back"

Aksel Kankaanranta won the Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020 which is Finland's national selection. And he will represent Finland with his song "Looking Back" in semi final 2.


Last year Finland selected their representative internally. After Darude's non-qualification in Eurovision 2019, finland has decided to select their artist with national final as in the past years.

The winner is decided by a 50/50 combination of public votes and jury votes.

Jury countries are decided as below;

*Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Russia, United Kingdom*

The running order was like this ;

1- Catharina Zühlke – "Eternity"

2- Erika Vikman – "Cicciolina"

3- Aksel Kankaanranta – "Looking Back"

4- F3M – "Bananas"

5- Sansa – "Lover View"

6- Tika – "I Let My Heart Break"

You can listen Finland's song here ;


You can read Looking Back's lyrics, by clicking here


Who is Aksel Kankaanranta ?

Aksel Kankaanranta (born 28 January 1998) is a Finnish singer who was supposed to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with the song "Looking Back". In 2017, he placed second in The Voice of Finland. He was born in Turku.