This weekend is packed with many ESC show including three finals: Armenia, Lithuania and Norway! So we will know three more songs for Rotterdam. Furthermore there will be several semi finals, such as Estonia, Sweden, Iceland, Ukraine and Poland.
There will be a public national final in Armenia with 12 participants, organized by the Armenian broadcaster AMPTV. The winner will be determined by a jury panel and public televote.
In the Lithuanian ESC selection marathon, after the five live shows the final night has arrived. There will be eight finalists in the Žalgirio Arena in Vilnius. Among there is also Aiste, who represented Lithuania in 1999 with “Strazdas”, this year the music is co-composed by the Swedish songwriter Thomas G:sson.
The Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix will take place in the beautiful city of Trondheim. It will be the sixth show of this year’s 60th anniversary of the Melodi Grand Prix. The Norwegian broadcaster NRK has put a lot of effort to find songs from five regions of the country. So we will have five already set finalist plus five entries from the Norwegian regions. The favourites of this year’s final will be Didrik & Emil Soll-Tangen, Didrik has represented Norway back in the ESC 2010, when Oslo was the host city.
On Thursday night the Estonian selection “Eesti Laul” has started with 12 songs. For the first time there are 12 entries per Semi Final and it’s a real live show with live audience in the city of Tartu. On Saturday there will be the Semi Final 2 with a strong line up, the Grand Final will take place on 29 February.
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