Once all the votes were in, it became official: Windows95man had won Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) and will represent Finland at Eurovision in May with the song "No Rules."
Tonight we also saw many familiar faces appear for special performances. Opening the show with the biggest opening number in UMK history were UMK 2023 participants KUUMAA and Benjamin. And we can't forget about this epic performance; UMK 2023 winner Käärijä took to the stage alongside UMK20 legend Erika Vikman.
Windows95man is an embodiment of the 90s, who frees a once timid family man from his everyday life. It all started when Teemu Keisteri’s home videos on YouTube began to circulate all over the world. One of the videos even ended up in a commercial aired during an NHL game.
In 2013, a DJ gig at the Flow Festival brought the character known as Windows95man to life. His artist costume consists of a pair of very cut-off shorts made by Keisteri’s friend and a Windows95 T-shirt ordered online. Since then, Windows95man has performed at Helsinki’s New Year’s celebration in 2022, as an opening act for Käärijä at the Helsinki Ice Hall, and at numerous smaller events.