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February 24/25/26: eleven shows you cannot miss

24.02.2017 – SLOVENIA – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 19:55 CET
EMA 2017 was the 21th edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition was broadcast on TV SLO1, Radio Val 202, Radio Koper, Radio Maribor and online via the broadcaster’s RTV 4D platform. The Final of EMA 2017 was held on 24 February 2017. Special guests of the Final Show are Jamala, ManuElla and Toni Cetinski.

24.02.2017 – MOLDOVA – SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 18:25
O melodie pentru Europa 2017 was the national final format developed by TRM in order to select Moldova’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Unlike in previous years, the event only included one semi-final and a final to be held on 24 and 25 February 2017, respectively.

25.02.2017 – MOLDOVA – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 18:35 CET
O melodie pentru Europa 2017 was the national final format developed by TRM in order to select Moldova’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Unlike in previous years, the event only included one semi-final and a final to be held on 24 and 25 February 2017, respectively. 

25.92.2017 – UKRAINE – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 18:00 CET & 21:30 CET
The Ukrainian national final is tentatively scheduled to take place in February 2017 in Kiev. The selection will be a joint production between the Ukrainian national broadcaster NTU and commercial broadcaster STB.[5] All shows in the competition will hosted by Serhiy Prytula and broadcast on both UA:Pershyi and STB. Final takes place on 25 February 2017.

25.02.2017 – DENMARK – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Melodi Grand Prix 2017 will be the 47th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the music competition that selects Denmark’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The event will be held on 25 February 2017 at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, hosted by Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark. The final will take place on 25 February 2017. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, Danish Eurovision Song Contest 2000 winners Olsen Brothers will perform as the interval act.

25.02.2017 – LITHUANIA – HEAT 8 – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Lithuania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The artist and song that will represent Lithuania in the 2017 contest will be selected through a national final, “Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka, organised by the Lithuanian broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT), culminating in a final on 11 March 2017. 

25.02.2017 – SWEDEN – FOURTH SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Melodifestivalen 2017 is the 57th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which will select Sweden’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition is organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and will take place over a six-week period between 4 February and 11 March 2017. The fourth semi-final will take place on 25 February 2017 at Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå.

25.02.2017 – ICELAND – FIRST SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:45 CET
Söngvakeppnin 2017 will be the twelfth edition of Söngvakeppnin, the music competition that selects Iceland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show will consist of two semi-finals, taken place on the 25 February and the 4 March 2017 in Háskólabíó, the final of the competition is scheduled to take place on 11 March 2017 in Laugardalshöllin, the national indoor arena. Six songs will compete in each semi-final, with the top 3 from each advancing to the Grand Final, decided by public televoting. The final will consist of six entries that, via 50/50 public televoting and jury voting, will be shortened to a top 2, winning entry will be determined by the ‘gold final’ in which the top two entries in the final will battle it out for the title of Iceland’s 2017 Eurovision entry, decided by public tele-voting. The first semi-final will take place on 25 February 2017, where six of the competing acts will present their songs to the public. The top three entries decided solely by televoting will advance to the final.

26.02.2017 – ROMANIA – SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Romania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 after having been forced to take a one-year break in 2016 when they got disqualified. The song that will represent Romania will be chosen through the national preselection Selecția Națională 2017. The semi-final will take place on 26 February 2017, at Studioul Pangratti, in Bucharest, and will be hosted by Iuliana Tudor and Dan Helciug, while Ioana Voicu will be the greenroom correspondent. The jury will eliminate five of the semi-finalists; the other 10 go on to the final.

26.02.2017 – LATVIA – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:25 CET
Supernova 2017 will be the third edition of Supernova, the music competition that selects Latvia’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. Competition producer Ilze Jansone stated that the goal of Supernova, as in the previous two years, is to find a competitive song and artist with potential for international success. The competition will commence on 5 February 2017 and conclude with a final on 26 February 2017. The final will take place on 26 February 2017. The four entries that will qualify from the semi-final will compete. The song with the highest amount of votes from the public will be declared the winner.

26,02.2017 – PORTUGA – SECOND SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 22:15 CET
Festival da Canção 2017 will be the 51st edition of Festival da Canção, the music competition that selects Portugal’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The format of the competition will consist of three shows: two semi-finals on 19 and 26 February 2017 and the final on 5 March 2017. The semi-finals will take place at RTP’s studios in Lisbon, while the final will take place at Coliseu dos Recreios, also in Lisbon. The competition will feature sixteen competing songs written by composers who RTP invited for the competition. The composers will both create the song and select the performer for their entry. Each semi-final will feature eight competing entries from which four will advance to the final from each show. Results during the semi-finals will be determined by a jury panel appointed by RTP and votes from the public. In the final, the winner will be determined by the votes from regional jury panels and a public voting. For the very first time, RTP abolished the language restrictions, so that artists may submit songs in any language(s), even without Portuguese. On 5 December 2016, RTP revealed the names of the sixteen composers that were invited to participate. 16 entries will participate in the 51st Festival da Canção. Half of the competing performers, the artists drawn to perform in the first semi-final, were revealed on 18 January 2017. The remaining competing artists were announced on 26 January 2017. Among the competing artists is former Eurovision Song Contest entrant Rui Drumond, who represented Portugal in the 2005 Contest as part of 2B. The second semi-final will take place at RTP’s studios in Lisbon on 26 February 2017, hosted by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira (pt) and Jorge Gabriel. In the second semi-final eight entries will participate, and of these eight, four will advance to the Final. The qualifiers will be determined by the televote and the votes of an expert jury appointed by RTP.

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About A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) (1167 Articles)
Having experienced the 2006 Eurovision edition in Athens through oikotimes.com I became a great fun for the contest and love reporting about it!

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