RTVE respond to National Final complaints

SPAIN – TVE have sent out an oficial reply to the mounting criticism regarding the National Final and the selection process undertaken. Via its secondary channel, La 2, TVE have stated that the selection process has complied with EBU rules and that the majority of Eurovision fans are happy with the chosen act of Manel Navarro, which appears to contradict the recent news stories being circulated. TVE have also stated that every contestant vying for a place in Kiev, 405 in total, are all in ... | read the full story here

February 27, 2017 12:07 pm // 0 Comments

February 26: results from Romania and Portugal

ROMANIA – 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 took place on 26 February 2017, at Studioul Pangratti, in Bucharest, and hosted by Iuliana Tudor and Dan Helciug, while Ioana Voicu was be the greenroom correspondent. The jury eliminated five of the ... | read the full story here

February 26, 2017 10:58 pm // 0 Comments

Latvia 2017: Triana Park to fly the flag in Kyiv

LATVIA – 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 ... | read the full story here

February 26, 2017 10:36 pm // 0 Comments

February 25: results from Sweden, Iceland, Lithuania

SWEDEN – Melodifestivalen 2017, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), will be the sixteenth consecutive edition of the contest in which the competition will take place in different cities across Sweden. The fourth semi-final took place on 25 February 2017 at Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå. Artist Song Rank Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia “En värld full av strider (Vearelde gusnie jeenh vigkieh)” 1/2 Final Wiktoria “As I Lay Me Down” 1/2 Final ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 9:38 pm // 0 Comments

Moldova 2017: Sunstroke Project will sing Hey Mamma in Kyiv

RESULTS Artist Song Jury Public Total 1 SunStroke Project “Hey, Mamma!” 88 10 1539 12 22 1 7 Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu “Discover Moldova” 90 12 598 10 22 2 5 Diana Brescan “Breathe” 80 8 127 5 13 3 6 Marks & Ștefăneț “Join Us in the Rain” 38 4 471 8 12 4 3 Valeria Pașa “Freedom” 51 5 148 6 11 6 8 Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu “Don’t Lie” 58 7 109 4 11 5 2 Samir Loghin “Glow” 34 3 217 7 10 7 4 ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 8:50 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: shock after the dress rehearsal; Loreen third in audience poll

SWEDEN – It is not the official result of Melodifestivalen neither counts for tonight’s result but usually it really hints the way the voting will have. Loreen ended up third in last night’s audience poll after the dress rehearsal with Wiktoria topping the poll with 28.3% followed by Jon Henrik Fjällgren with 23.1%. Of course last night’s dress rehearsal was a family audience show and not entirely representative of the voting audience with will have their say tonight. ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 8:32 am // 0 Comments

February 24: O Melodie Pentre Europa semi final results

MOLDOVA – Moldova will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The artist and song that will represent Moldova in the 2017 contest will be selected through the national final, O melodie pentru Europa 2017, organised by the Moldovan broadcaster TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM), on 25 February 2017. 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 ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 8:15 am // 0 Comments

Slovenia 2017: Omar Naber again in Eurovision, again in Kyiv

SLOVENIA – EMA 2017 was the 21st 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. Omar won the latest national selection and became the Slovenian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song ... | read the full story here

February 25, 2017 2:56 am // 0 Comments