It’s getting more and more songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. This week the UK, German and Belorussian entries have been presented, so we know 17 songs now. On this weekend there will be four more songs coming into the race: Serbia, Croatia, Estonia and Iceland. So at the end of the weekend half of the songs for the 65th edition of the ESC.
The national final in Croatia is called “DORA” and will have 16 participants this year. The show will take place in Marino Cvetkovic Sports Hall, Opatija. There will be a 50/50 voting juries and public voting.
The juries are regional based in Split, Rijeka, Osijek and Čakovec/Varaždin.
These are the 16 participants for the DORA 2020:
Elis Lovrić - "Jušto"
Bojan Jambrošić - "Više od riječi"
Edi Abazi - "Coming Home"
Zdenka Kovačiček - "Love, Love, Love"
Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina - "Da se ne zatare"
Đana - "One"
Jure Brkljača - "Hajde nazovi me!"
Nikola Marjanović - "Let's Forgive!"
Lorenzo, Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe - "Vrati se iz Irske"
This year’s Icelandic entry will be the 33rd for Iceland already. Within two semi finals two finalist have been determined and one wildcard from the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV fulfilled the final line up for this year’s Söngvakeppnin in the Laugarsdalshöllin in Reykjavik. The hosts will be Björg Magnúsdóttir, Fannar Sveinsson and Benedikt Valsson. The interval act will be the Norwegian representatives KEiiNO and the Iceland band Hatari. There will be 50% jury voting and 50% televoting, but in the super final it will be 100% televoting.
The final night of the Eesti Laul 2020 has arrived. This year there will be 12 finalists, all qualified in the previous semi finals out of 24 participants. The place to be is the Saku Suurhall, where the 2002 ESC took place as well. Karl-Erik Taukar und Tõnis Niinemets will be the hosts of this important music show in Estonia.
In the national final of Serbia “Beovizija 2020” will have 12 participants this year. The semi finals took place two days before the Grand Final on Sunday. 90 songs have been submitted to the national broadcaster RTS and a committee has chosen 24 entries, all songs must be sung in the Serbian language and must be performed by citizens of Serbia.
This is the second chance show with all the third and fourth places from the previous semi finals in Esiklstuna. There will be four duels and four songs will go to the Grand Final next week in Stockholm.
Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron - "Surface"
Anis don Demina - "Vem e som oss"
Malou Prytz - "Ballerina"
Paul Rey - "Talking in My Sleep"
Felix Sandman - "Boys With Emotions"
Frida Öhrn - "We Are One"
Drängarna - "Piga & dräng"
Méndez feat. Álvaro Estrella "Vamos Amigos"
Furthermore there is also a great hall of fame event included in this show, where most successful singers of the Melodifestivalen will be honoured.
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About me: My first Eurovision Song Contest I watched behind the walls of the former GDR in 1987. This was even possible at that time! Since then I am following the ESC every year on TV. In 2004 I had the chance to watch it live in Istanbul. Due to the fact that Jens and Bernd have collected many interviews, photos, etc. the idea came up to show all this contest to the public. We founded the website eurovisionlive.com and we have been one of the first to offer the medium internet for the Eurovision Song Contest.