For the sixth weekend in a row there are national finals everywhere – we will know seven more songs as well. This weekend we will have a closer look into the north of Europe: Finland (UMK), Norway (Melodi Grand Prix), Iceland (Söngvakeppnin) and Sweden (Melodifestivalen), as well as Moldova (O Melodie pentru Europa), Georgia (Georgian Idol) and Portugal (Festival da Cancao).
Sweden will have its second chance show with all the songs from the previous four shows where two songs directly went into the final and two in the second chance show. So we have eight songs in tonight’s show.
Finlandwill have its UKM (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu) – Contest for new music) tonight. The Finnish broadcaster YLE has picked one perfomer DJ Darude with the singer Sebastian Rejman. Like last year three songs are going to be presented and an international jury (50%) and televote (50%) will determine the winning entry.
Norway’s Melodi Grand will be held in the Oslo Spectrum. Kåre Magnus Bergh and Heidi Ruud Ellingsen will be the hosts. 10 acts are in the final and an international jury and televote (50/50) will decide who will represent Norway in Tel Aviv. The best known singer is Mørland, as he represented Norway in Vienna together with Debrah Scarlett “A Monster Like Me” and came 8th in 2015.
Chris Medina - "We Try"
D'Sound - "Mr. Unicorn"
Mørland - "En livredd mann"
Anna-Lisa Kumoji - "Holla"
Erlend Bratland - "Sing For You"
Ingrid Berg Mehus - "Feel"
Hank von Hell - "Fake It"
Carina Dahl - "Hold Me Down"
Adrian Jørgensen - "The Bubble"
KEiiNO - "Spirit in the Sky"
Icelandis having its final night of the Söngvakeppnin. After two semi finals five acts will battle for the golden ticket to Tel Aviv. The show will be held in the Laugardalshöllin in Reykjavik and hosted by Þeir Fannar Sveinsson and Benedikt Valsson. In the interval act there will be two ex ESC performers from last year Ari Ólafsson (Iceland) and Eleni Foureira (Cyprus). Hera Björk and Friðrik Ómar are no strangers in the Eurovision world, both represented Iceland before.
Friðrik Ómar - "Hvað ef ér get ekki elskað"
Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen - "Mama Said"
Tara Mobee - "Fighting For Love"
Hera Björk - "Moving on"
Hatari - "Hatrið mun sigra"
Portugal’s“Festival da Cancao” will have its final show with eight songs. The show will be hosted by the former ESC host Filomena Caufela and Vasco Palmeririm. The final will take place in the sunny Algarve at the Portimão Arena in Portimão.
Calema - "A Dois"
Mariana Bragada - "Mar doce"
Matay - "Perfeito"
Surma - "Pugna"
NBC - "Igual a ti"
Madrepaz - "Mundo a mudar"
Conan Osíris - "Telemóveis"
Ana Cláudia - "Inércia"
Serbiawill have the final show of Beovizija and Željko Joksimović will sing in the interval act.
MoldovanO Melodie pentru Europa will be broadcasted live from the TRM studios in Chisnau with ten hopefuls.
In Georgiathe Georgian idol will have its final show with four candidates, one will represent Georgia in Tel Aviv
All shows can be followed via live stream by the national broadcasters.
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