As we know almost the half of this year’s 43 ESC entries by now the national finals keep ongoing. This weekend we will be know three more songs from the finals in Estonia, Romania and Portugal. There will be Semi Finals in Iceland and Lithuania as well as the “Second Chance” show in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, which is the last show before the national final on March 11.
As always the national broadcasters mainly provide valid live streams. Sometimes the will be broadcasted via YouTube live.
The final of the Estonian pre selection “Eestilaul” with contestants will be broadcasted earlier than usual 18.30 CET. You can follow this show via live stream of ETV. It will be interesting to see how the three former Estonian singers in this final will shape up: Ivo Linna has sung “Kaelakee Hääl” together with Maarja in Oslo 1996 and made a 5th place; Koit Tomme could reach a 12th place in Birmingham 1998 with his song “Mere Lapsed” and Lenna Kuurmaa with her band Vanilla Ninja she represented Switzerland with “Cool Vibes” and made an 8th place in Kiev 2005.
The running order of the Eestilaul Final 2017:
Liis Lemsalu - "Keep Running"
Koit Tomme & Laura - "Verona"
Karl-Kristjan & Whogaux feat. Maian - "Have You Now"
On Sunday night 19.30 Romania is going to determine the representative for Kiev. The broadcaster TVR will have alive stream. We will also have a former Romanian representative among the ten finalists: Mihai. With his song “Tornero” he made a respectable 4th place in Athens 2006.
The Portuguese national final is also going to take place on Sunday at 22:00 CET. The broadcaster RTP is also going to provide a live stream
These are the eight finalists:
Viva La Diva – "Nova glória"
Salvador Sobral – "Amar pelos dois"
Fernando Daniel – "Poema a dois"
Deolinda Kinzimba – "O que eu vi nos meus sonhos"
Celina da Piedade – "Primavera"
Jorge Benvinda – "Gente bestial"
Pedro Gonçalves – "Don’t walk away"
Lena d’Água – "Nunca me fui embora"
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