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  • Jaime Solloso 23:38 on May 6, 2017 11:38 pm Permalink |  

    Spanish national broadcaster confirms Operación Triunfo as national selection for 2018 

    SPAIN – On the TVE programme “Informe Semanal”, it has been confirmed that Operación Triunfo (Fame Academy) will be returning to TVE and will be the process to select the Eurovision representative for 2018.

    The rumour that this was likely has been around for a while and although Manel Navarro is currently in Kiev, to represent Spain at this year’s Eurovision, the return of Operación Triunfo as a selection process means that the process for 2018 will return to the one used from 2002 to 2004.

    Rosa was the most iconic representative from this process, achieving 7th place in 2002 and gaining TVE over 14 million viewers for that year’s final in Tallin. The song “Europe is living a celebration” is still a Eurofan favourite and was followed up by Beth in 2003 and Ramón in 2004, although by then the interest in the format had declined.

    It is also widely expected that the return of the show may lead to the return of previous Eurovision names to TVE screens and to help prepare whoever will be selected for Spain in 2018.

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  • Fred Medeiros (United Kingdom) 17:28 on March 12, 2017 5:28 pm Permalink |  

    Sweden 2017: photo impressions from #melfest final after party 

     
  • Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE) 01:25 on March 12, 2017 1:25 am Permalink |  

    Iceland 2017: Svala Björgvinsdóttir wins Söngvakeppnin 

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Svala Björgvinsdóttir sometimes known as simply Svala, Svala Björgvins, or Kali, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most notable for her 2001 song, “The Real Me”, from the album with the same title. She took up the stage name, “Kali”, after joining the house band Steed Lord. She will represent Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. Svala is the daughter of Icelandic singer Björgvin Halldórsson. She started singing and recording at a very early age. Her first recording came out when she was 7 years old, when she sang backup on one of her father’s albums. She had her first number one hit in Iceland when she was 9 years old, when she sang a Christmas duet with her father called “Fyrir Jól”. Her second number one hit came out when she was 11 years old, with another Christmas hit called “Ég hlakka svo til”. She would also be known for more Christmas songs that became hits in Iceland.

    RESULTS

    Artist Song Televote Jury Total
    6 Svala Björgvinsdóttir “Paper” 45,258 24,759 70,017 1 Q
    7 Daði Freyr Pétursson “Is This Love?” 25,195 22,219 47,414 2 Q
    1 Aron Hannes Emilsson “Tonight” 17,552 14,604 31,156 3
    2 Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir “Again” 4,816 18,095 22,911 5
    3 Aron Brink “Hypnotised” 14,205 11,111 25,316 4
    4 Hildur Kristin Sefánsdóttir “Bammbaramm” 2,977 11,111 14,088 7
    5 Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson “Make Your Way Back Home” 5,545 13,650 19,195 6

    SUPER FINAL

    Artist Song Televote Place
    Svala Björgvinsdóttir “Paper” TBA 1
    Daði Freyr Pétursson “Is This Love?” TBA 2
     
  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 23:20 on March 11, 2017 11:20 pm Permalink |  

    Norway 2017: Jowst feat. Aleksander Walmann win MGP 

    RESULTS

    Gold Final – 11 March 2017
    Artist Song Public
    1 Jowst feat. Aleksander Walmann “Grab the Moment” 1
    4 Ammunition “Wrecking Crew” 2
    3 Elin & The Woods “First Step in Faith (Oadjebasvuhtii)” 3
    2 Ulrikke “Places” 4
     
  • Norman Burdon (Canada) 22:58 on March 11, 2017 10:58 pm Permalink |  

    Lithuania 2017: Fusedmarc win the ticket to Kyiv 

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Fusedmarc have raised the standard for Lithuanian music to European level immediately after their appearance in 2004. In 2005 they were called the Breakthrough of the Lithuanian Alternative scene, in 2007 Fusedmarc was acclaimed as the Best Experimental music band, and 2008 brought them the award in the Best Lithuanian Electronic Band category. Today the band has developed its own style and is certainly an indicator for new music creators. Work of Fusedmarc is not an experiment but a fusion of maturity, true emotions, and inspiring energy. Every concert is a unique audiovisual experience, a no-compromise combination of different musical genres, bold arrangements, unpredictable vocal explosions and conceptual video installations.

    From the very beginning, Fusedmarc music was focused on a wider range of listeners. The group soon became the main Lithuanian export to serious foreign multimedia festivals. Besides the Baltic countries, the band has visited Germany, England, France, Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Russia, and Greece. Apart from live performances, the group also can be proud of a virtual EP Contraction, the official music video Sign, contemporary dance and music collaboration in Ebriatum performance, audiovisual project Waft with folk ensemble “Trys Keturiose”. The band also supervises Subject multimedia festival. The biggest advantage of Fusedmarc is the pursuit of completeness, integrity, and excellence.

    RESULTS

    Artist Song Jury Public Total
        TOT PTS TOT PTS
    4 Fusedmarc “Rain of Revolution” 1
    5 Aistė Pilvelytė “I’m Like a Wolf” 2
    7 Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė “Love Shadow” 3
    6 Gytis Ivanauskas “Get Frighten” 4
    2 Gabrielius Vagelis “Feel Myself Free” 5
    3 Greta Zazza “Like I Love You” 6
    1 Paula “Let U Go” 7
     
  • Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE) 21:57 on March 11, 2017 9:57 pm Permalink |  

    Sweden 2017: Robin wins Melodifestivalen 2017 

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Robin Bengtsson is a Swedish singer who took part in Swedish Idol 2008 finishing third behind winner Kevin Borg and runner-up Alice Svensson. In mid-2009, he was signed by Merion Music label releasing the single “Another Lover’s Gone”. Bengtsson was also a guest of Katrin Zytomierska’s programs Idol 2008: Eftersnack and ZTV program Sexuellt. In 2010, Robin took part in the charity song “Wake Up World” for “Hjälp Haiti” with Karl Martindahl and Daniel “The Moniker” Karlsson and also performed the song “Long Long Night” with Kim Fransson (known from the TV reality program Made in Sweden. In 2010, Robin Bengtsson participated in the Swedish/Scandinavian version of Wipeout, reaching the final round and finishing second. He continues to make music signed to Merion. He participated in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song “Constellation Prize” and placed fifth. He participated in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song “I Can’t Go On”.

    RESULTS

    Artist Song Juries Public Total
    Votes %
    1 Ace Wilder “Wild Child” 35 6.8% 32 67 7
    2 Boris René “Her Kiss” 35 6.7% 31 66 8
    3 Lisa Ajax “I Don’t Give A” 16 6.2% 30 46 9
    4 Robin Bengtsson “I Can’t Go On” 96 10.6% 50 146 1
    5 Jon Henrik feat. Aninia “En värld full av strider” 56 10.3% 51 107 3
    6 Anton Hagman “Kiss You Goodbye” 6 7.8% 37 43 10
    7 Mariette “A Million Years” 62 7.9% 37 99 4
    8 FO&O “Gotta Thing About You” 7 7.1% 34 41 11
    9 Nano “Hold On” 76 11.9% 57 133 2
    10 Wiktoria “As I Lay Me Down” 29 10.9% 51 80 6
    11 Benjamin Ingrosso “Good Lovin'” 54 7.1% 33 87 5
    12 Owe Thörnqvist “Boogieman Blues” 1 6.7% 32 33 12
     
  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 07:46 on March 11, 2017 7:46 am Permalink |  

    March 11: four finals tonight and song presentations underway 

    EUROPE – Despite Russia ready to announce their withdraw on Monday, Azerbaijan and Serbia are presenting their songs along with the revamped version of the UK, on March 11th, Albania presents the revamped version of their English Eurovision entry “World” on March 12th and Bulgaria most likely will announce their Eurovision 2017 entry and artist on March 13th. Tonight four national finals take place tonight.

    Mye må på plass før MGP ser bra ut på skjermen.

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    NORWAY – Norway will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) will organise the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in order to select the Norwegian entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. Melodi Grand Prix 2017 will be the 55th edition of the Norwegian national final Melodi Grand Prix and will select Norway’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In the aim of improving Norway’s chances of victory, international juries will be reintroduced into the Melodi Grand Prix format; international juries were previously used to select Norway’s entries in 1985 and 1995, which resulted in the selection of songs that went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest. Ten songs will compete during the final on 11 March 2017. there will be some voting changes this year. this year 10 international juries will give 1-8 10 and 12 to their favorite songs the juries have a total 580 points to give out and also 580 points will also be given out by the norwegien public the 4 songs with the most points will proceed to the Goldfinal. watch the show here at 20:00 CET

    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 four semi-finals will be held at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (4 February), the Malmö Arena in Malmö (11 February), the Vida Arena in Växjö (18 February) and the Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå (25 February). The Second Chance round will take place at the Saab Arena in Linköping on 4 March while the final will be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 11 March. An initial 28 entries will compete in the semi-finals, with seven entries taking part in each show. The top two entries from each semi-final advance directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries advance to the Second Chance round. The bottom three entries in each semi-final will be eliminated. An additional four entries will qualify to the final from the Second Chance round, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12. Christer Björkman was announced as the executive producer of the competition, while Annette Helenius was assigned as the project manager for a second consecutive year. watch the show here at 20:00 CET

    ICELAND – Söngvakeppnin 2017 will be the twelfth edition of Söngvakeppnin, the music competition that selects Iceland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The final will take place on 11 March 2017 where the six entries that qualified from the preceding two semi-finals and an eliminated act who got a wildcard. The wildcard was given to Hildur with her song, “Bammbramm” which was eliminated in semi-final 1. In the semi-finals, all competing entries were required to be performed in Icelandic; however, entries competing in the final were required to be presented in the language they would compete within the Eurovision Song Contest. watch the show here at 20:45 CET

    LITHUANIA – 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. watch the show here at 20:00 CET

     
  • Morten Kaiser (Denmark) 22:27 on March 6, 2017 10:27 pm Permalink |  

    Greece 2017: Morten reviews the three songs; what’s your favourite? 

    GREECE – ERT annouced the date of the national final, being the 6th of March, with presenters the journalist Elena Bouzala and the actor-commedian Antonis Loudaros. In February 28, 2017 the titles of the songs were announced. Τhe representative of Cyprus, Hovig and the representative of Moldova, SunStroke Project will be the guests of the night, singing the Cypriot entry “Gravity” and the Moldovan entry “Hey, Mamma!” respectively. Ιnitially, ERT announced that the winning song will be selected by 100% televoting. Later, it was announced that for the first time, together with the public, the song will be selected by a jury of Greek communities of the Diaspora. In particular, their vote will give representatives of communities from Belgium, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Armenia, Italy, Australia, Austria and Ukraine. The quota on the ballot will be 70% public (via televoting) and 30% jury.

     
  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 01:45 on March 6, 2017 1:45 am Permalink |  

    Portugal 2017: Salvador Sobral to Kyiv 

    RESULTS

    Artist Song Jury Public Total
    % pts
    4 Salvador Sobral “Amar pelos dois” 12 10 22 1
    8 Viva La Diva “Nova glória” 6 12 18 2
    6 Celina da Piedade “Primavera” 10 6 16 3
    1 Jorge Benvinda “Gente bestial” 10 5 15 4
    5 Fernando Daniel “Poema a dois” 7 7 14 5
    2 Pedro Gonçalves “Don’t Walk Away” 5 8 13 6
    3 Lena d’Água “Nunca me fui embora” 5 3 8 7
    7 Deolinda Kinzimba “O que eu vi nos meus sonhos” 3 4 7 8

    Incidents

     
  • Ghassan Al Kaziri (UAE) 22:36 on March 5, 2017 10:36 pm Permalink |  

    Romania 2017: Ilinca ft. Alex to Kyiv 

    ROMANIA – The final took place on 5 March 2017, at Studioul Pangratti, in Bucharest, and hosted by Iuliana Tudor and Dan Helciug, while Ioana Voicu was in the greenroom correspondent. The winner determined solely by the public vote. Guest performers for the final included Manel Navarro, SunStroke Project and Timebelle along with ABBA tribute band Arrival. Ilinca ft. Alex won the ticket to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

    RESULTS

    Order Artist Song Televote Place
    2 Ilinca feat. Alex Florea “Yodel It!” 10377 1
    5 MIHAI “I Won’t Surrender” 5201 2
    8 Instinct “Petale” 3763 3
    6 Maxim feat. Nicolae Voiculeț “Adu-ți aminte” 2800 4
    4 Xandra “Walk On By” 2556 5
    10 Cristina Vasiu “Set the Skies on Fire” 2222 6
    9 Ramona Nerra “Save Me” 2102 7
    3 Eduard Santha “Wild Child” 1331 8
    7 Tavi Colen & Emma “We Own the Night” 1128 9
    1 Ana-Maria Mirică “Spune-mi tu” 913 10

     

     
  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 22:26 on March 4, 2017 10:26 pm Permalink |  

    March 4: results from Sweden, Lithuania and Iceland 

    SWEDEN – Second Chance round took place on 4 March 2017 at Saab Arena in Linköping. The duels were revealed following the fourth semi-final on 25 February 2017.

    Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result
    I 1 FO&O “Gotta Thing About You” Final
    II 2 Lisa Ajax “I Don’t Give A” Final
    III 1 Boris René “Her Kiss” Final
    IV 1 Anton Hagman “Kiss You Goodbye” Final
    I 2 De Vet Du “Road Trip” Out
    II 1 Axel Schylström “När ingen ser” Out
    III 2 Dismissed “Hearts Align” Out
    IV 2 Loreen “Statements” Out

    LITHUANIA – 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.

    Artist Song Jury Public
    NTL’ INTL’ PTS PTS
    Fusedmarc Rain of Revolution 12 7 19 12 2379 12 24 1
    Aistė I’m Like a Wolf” 10 4 14 6 2257 10 16 2
    Paula Let U Go 4 10 14 6 2048 8 14 5
    Kotryna Love Shadow 8 8 16 8 1593 7 15 4
    Greta Zazza Like I Love You 7 8 15 7 1509 6 13 6
    Gabrielius Feel Myself Free 5 12 17 10 1464 5 15 3
    Ieva You Saved Me 3 5 8 4 1121 4 8 8
    Sasha Song Never Felt Like This … 6 6 12 5 1118 3 8 7

    ICELAND – Söngvakeppnin 2017 will be the twelfth edition of Söngvakeppnin, the music competition that selects Iceland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The second semi-final took place on 4 March 2017, where six of the competing acts presented their songs to the public. The top three entries decided solely by televoting will advance to the final.

    Artist Song Public Rank
    2 Daði Freyr Pétursson “Hvað með það?” Advanced
    3 Svala Björgvinsdóttir “Ég veit það” Advanced
    6 Aron Brink “Þú hefur dáleitt mig” Advanced
    1 Linda Hartmanns “Ástfangin”
    4 Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen “Þú og ég”
    5 Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir “Treystu á mig”
     
  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 21:56 on March 4, 2017 9:56 pm Permalink |  

    Estonia 2017: Koit Toome & Laura win the ticket to Kyiv 

    FINAL RESULTS

    Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total
    7 Ivo Linna “Suur loterii” 4 8 12 5
    1 Liis Lemsalu “Keep Running” 6 4 10 7
    9 Ariadne “Feel Me Now” 3 7 10 6
    4 Lenna Kuurmaa “Slingshot” 7 2 9 8
    5 Daniel Levi “All I Need” 2 3 5 9
    6 Elina Born “In or Out” 1 1 2 10
    2 Koit Toome & Laura “Verona” 5
    3 Whogaux & Karl-Kristjan ft. Maian “Have You Now” 8 4
    8 Rasmus Rändvee “This Love” 10
    10 Kerli “Spirit Animal” 12

    SUPER FINAL RESULTS

    Artist Song Televote Place
    Koit Toome & Laura “Verona” 1
    Kerli “Spirit Animal” 2
    Rasmus Rändvee “This Love” 3

    INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTISTS

    Koit Toome is an Estonian singer and musical actor. In late 1994, a highly successful pop duo Code One, consisting of Koit Toome and Sirli Hiius was formed by the producer Mikk Targo. A long run of top hits in Estonian music charts were to follow until 1998, when the duo split. In 1998, Koit Toome represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Birmingham. He finished 12th with 36 points with the song “Mere lapsed”. The same year he recorded his debut solo album of mostly self-penned material on it. Toome has released five albums all together, both as a solo artist and with Code One. In 2007 he won Tantsud tähtedega (Dancing with the Stars) with Kertu Tänav. In March 2010, he released Koit Toome first studio album, named “Kaugele siit” (“Far from here”). Koit Toome has also embarked on a voice acting career, dubbing animated films. He provided the Estonian voice for Lightning McQueen in the Disney movie Cars among others. In 2016, Koit Toome is talking part in Eesti Laul in a duet with Laura Põldvere to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.

    Laura Põldvere sometimes known professionally as simply Laura, is an Estonian singer. She represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 as part of the girl group Suntribe and has taken part in the Estonian preselection numerous times since, singing songs written by Sven Lõhmus. Laura started her career in 2005, when she was participating in Eurolaul 2005 with the song “Moonwalk”. “Moonwalk” came second, but Laura won the contest as the member of the girl group Suntribe. Suntribe represented Estonia in Eurovision Song Contest 2005. Laura also took part at “Eurolaul 2007” for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, her entry “Sunflowers” came third. In September 2007, Laura released her debut album “Muusa” and started studies in Berklee College, Boston U.S., putting her music career on hold. In 2009, she was back by entering the new format Eesti Laul as a solo singer in hopes of representing Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, her entry “Destiny” came third. In November, 2011, Laura released her first compilation album “Sädemeid taevast”, which consisted of all her singles since 2005 to 2011 as well as a track from her second studio album “Ultra”. Laura once again attempted to represent Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, entering Eesti Laul with the song “Supersonic”. It placed second in the Superfinal. In Eesti Laul 2017, she is competing in a duet with Koit Toome, with the song “Verona”. They won and they will represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.

     
  • Fred Medeiros (United Kingdom) 18:28 on March 4, 2017 6:28 pm Permalink |  

    Sweden 2017: duel review for tonight’s Melodifestivalen Andra Chansen 

    Duel 1 FO&O VS. De Vet Du Predict – FO&O
    Clearly FO&O’s “Gotta Thing About You” is the stronger of the two but De Vet Du’s “Road Trip” adds the element of fun and silliness that is stereotypically Eurovision. I think FO&O might edge this one with their younger fan base even with DJ Hunk showing his chiseled pecs at every chance he gets, not that I’m complaining!

    Duel 2 Axel Schylström VS. Lisa Ajax Predict – Lisa Ajax
    Both songs have the quality to be finalists but Lisa Ajax has the bigger fan base. Even with the constant cursing, Lisa will have the app users pressing their hearts for her. Axel will do well and this could be a close call as he does have the potential sympathy votes dues to his burns.

    Duel 3 Boris René VS. Dismissed Predict – Boris René
    Again both of these songs have the ability to be finalists but I think this will boil down to a popularity contest. Boris is better known and has momentum from last year’s entry whereas the Swedish public are just learning who Dismissed are. Personally I prefer Dismissed’s song as it is good quality rock/pop but it also adds variety to a heavy pop Final.

    Duel 4 Anton Hagman VS. Loreen Predict – Loreen
    Anton’s song could of qualified easily versus others in Andra Chansen but up against Loreen I think he will struggle. Loreen’s song is a grower and more of the Swedish public are warming to it. As it is an artistic production and performance it is bound to take sound getting used to. Saying that though, Anton is heard more on Swedish radio as his song is more commercial but his song will struggle against Loreen’s stature.

     
  • A. Alexandrovic (Swiss) 06:12 on March 4, 2017 6:12 am Permalink |  

    March 4/5: six shows you cannot miss 

    ESTONIA – Eesti Laul 2017 will be the ninth edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition will consist of 20 entries competing in two semi-finals on 11 and 18 February 2017 leading to a ten-song final on 4 March 2017. The final will take place on 4 March 2017 at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn. The five entries that qualified from each of the two preceding semi-finals, all together ten songs, will compete during the show. The winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury (50%) and public televote (50%) will determine the top three entries to proceed to the super final. In the super final, the winner will be selected entirely by a public televote. The running order was revealed on 21 February 2017. You can watch the show at 18:30 CET here.

    ICELAND – Söngvakeppnin 2017 will be the twelfth edition of Söngvakeppnin, the music competition that selects Iceland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The second semi-final will take place on 4 March 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. You can watch the show at 20:45 CET at http://www.ruv.is/ruv

    LITHUANIA – 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.

    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 four semi-finals will be held at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (4 February), the Malmö Arena in Malmö (11 February), the Vida Arena in Växjö (18 February) and the Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå (25 February). The Second Chance round will take place at the Saab Arena in Linköping on 4 March while the final will be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 11 March. An initial 28 entries will compete in the semi-finals, with seven entries taking part in each show. The top two entries from each semi-final advance directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries advance to the Second Chance round. The bottom three entries in each semi-final will be eliminated. An additional four entries will qualify to the final from the Second Chance round, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12. Second Chance round will take place at Saab Arena in Linköping on 4 March. The duels were revealed following the fourth semi-final on 25 February 2017. You can watch the show on February 4th at 20:00 CET at http://www.svtplay.se

    PORTUGAL – The final will take place at Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon on 5 March 2017, hosted by Sílvia Alberto and Catarina Furtado. In the Final eight entries will participate. The winner will be determined by the televote and the votes from regional juries.

    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 final will take place on 5 March 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 winner will be determined solely by the public vote. Guest performers for the final include Manel Navarro, SunStroke Project and Timebelle along with ABBA tribute band Arrival.

    More events next week

    Later the day of Demy’s announcement as performer at Eurovision, ERT revealed that Dimitris Kontopoulos (the selected songwriter) will write three songs for Demy, that they will compete in a national final with video clips at late February 2017 where the Greek public, would select their favorite song. Voting to select the song at the national final would be conducted through 100% televoting and SMS texting by the public. The three songs are in English language and each one of the songs are in different genres. The first song is a ballad, the second one is a dance song and the third is surprise, Demy said at 19 January, when she was invited by ERT tο gave her first interview after the announcement as the representative of country at Eurovision. The official video clips will be recorded in both Greece and Ukraine, especially in the city of Odessa, in order to show the hellenism of the city and to build bridges of friendship between the two countries. Later, ERT annouced the date of the national final, being the 6th of March, with presenters the journalist Elena Bouzala and the actor-commedian Antonis Loudaros. In February 28, 2017 the titles of the songs were announced. Τhe representative of Cyprus, Hovig will be the guest of the night, singing the Cypriot entry, “Gravity”. Ιnitially, ERT announced that the winning song will be selected by 100% televoting. Later, it was announced that for the first time, together with the public, the song will select by a jury of Greek communities of the Diaspora. In particular, their vote will give representatives of communities from Belgium, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Armenia, Italy, Australia, Austria and Ukraine. The quota on the ballot will be 70% public (via televoting) and 30% jury. Watch the show on March 6th at 21:00 CET at http://www.ert.gr

    The Australian artist chasing Eurovision glory at the world’s biggest song contest is about to be announced, on Tuesday 7 March. For the first time ever, Australia’s artist and song will both be revealed at the same time in an intimate live performance at a secret location in Melbourne – hosted by SBS’s Eurovision commentator, host, expert and enthusiast Julia Zemiro. The artist reveal will be broadcast LIVE on SBS Facebook from 5.30pm. Stay tuned to the SBS Facebook page for updates and a countdown to the announcement moment! Who will it be? Will a group, male solo, or female solo take the stage?

     
  • another web source 14:24 on March 3, 2017 2:24 pm Permalink |  

    Estonia 2017: photo impressions from Eesti Laul rehearsals 

    ESTONIA – Estonia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) will organise the national final Eesti Laul 2017 in order to select the Estonian entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. Eesti Laul 2017 will be the ninth edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition will consist of 20 entries competing in two semi-finals on 11 and 18 February 2017 leading to a ten-song final on 4 March 2017. The final will take place on 4 March 2017 at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn. The five entries that qualified from each of the two preceding semi-finals, all together ten songs, will compete during the show. The winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury (50%) and public televote (50%) will determine the top three entries to proceed to the super final. In the super final, the winner will be selected entirely by a public televote. The running order was revealed on 21 February 2017. (source: http://www.wikipedia.org)

     
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