Like last year the song for Montenegro has been an internal selection by the broadcaster. In a TV show the song has been introduced to the public. There have been a lot of background information been provided, interviews with last year’s representatives.
It was the sixth and most important event in the Swedish Melodifestivalen the big final in Stockholm. Out of 32 entries, every week in each round two songs have been determined for the final; with a second chance show the last remaining participants have made the ten finalists.
Denmark has found its song for 2014. In a spectacular show ten participants have been fighting to represent the host country in May. The show took place in Odense (Island of Fyn) in a relatively small arena. The stage design was cool; a first outlook at the Copenhagen stage and design could be recognized.
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.