By the 17th of March all the songs for this year's ESC must have been determined. So all the countries which did not have made the announcement or national final This weekend the host country Denmark will have the Melodi Grand Prix and the Danish entry will be choosen.
For the first time after years, France had a national selection. The show was aired on a Sunday afternoon on France3 with the former ESC representative Natasha St. Pier as a host (Copenhagen 2001). This is popular show format in France and the show has already begun last year in autumn. A lot of popular singers have been guests and the entire studio was singing popular French songs.
In Lithuania it has been the longest pre selection marathon this year with twelve shows to pick the right candidate for Copenhagen. It has been more like a casting show, as the final song has already been determined, which is called “Attention”, all the three finalists had to sing and interpret the song.
They have already represented Romania back in 2010 in Oslo. They have made a remarkable 3rd place with “Playing with Fire” with their fulminate stage show. This year they entered the Romanian national final again and won it.
In the exciting Estonian national final Tanja could succeed with the anthem like song “Amazing”. The national final took place in the Nokia Hall in Tallinn and there were ten finalists. The standard of music quality was enormously high as always in recent years. The show was made in a cool way, also very entertaining for the international watchers. The opening of the show was made by the last two Estonian representatives Birgit Õigemeel and Ott Lepland.
The ten final songs are set in Sweden. In the second chance show the two last acts have been identified: Helena Paparizou with “Survivor” and Linus Svenning with “Bröder”. There has been an exciting show, remember last year the winner of the Melodifestivalen Robin Stjernberg has also been in the second chance show.