Just like last year, we will witness Super Saturdays with many shows happening all at once. Instead of opening all threads, hard to follow for everyone, we decided to have just one thread for all shows to follow live so we can all discuss them together. Tonight: 7 shows including 2 finals!
Hungary – A Dal sees the second semi-final take place this evening and we’ll know which acts will go into Hungary’s national final. Nine last acts are taking part tonight but only 4 can progress through to the final. You can watch it here.
The four songs already qualified to the final from semi-final 1 are Joci Pápa, Gina Kanizsa, Gigi Radics and Soulwave. The semi-finalists are:
- Ádám Szabó – Together
- Benji – Karcok
- Gabi Tóth – Hosszú idők
- Kállay Saunders Band – 17
- Leander Kills – Élet
- Mrs. Columbo – Frozen king
- Peet Project – Kill your monster
- Roma Soul – Nyitva a ház
- Zävodi + Olivér Berkes – #háttérzaj
A jury vote vote on the entries of the night and their top 3 qualifies. Then televote alone will decide which among the last 6 gets picked up for the Final. The jury members are Caramel, Zséda, Károly Freinreisz and Miklós Both. The show will start tonight at 19:40 (CET) and can be watched here.
Ukraine – Tonight, the host country will be broadcasting the second of three semi-finals to help determine the finalists for their National Final that will take place on February 25th. Eight acts will be performing tonight, competing for the approval of the public and the jury panel.
Last week finalists were Tayanna and Salto Nazad. The semi-finalists for tonight are:
- Letay – World is calling
- Mila Nitich – Mystery
- Kuznetsov – Deep shivers
- Aghiazma – Synthetic sun
- Detach – Distance
- Rozhden – Saturn
- Panivalkova – Dokuchayu
- Illaria – Thank you for my way
Composer Konstantin Meladze and 2007 runner-up Andriy Danylko (better known as Verka Serduchka) will be returning to the jury panel and will be joined by last years winner Jamala. The show starts at 18:00CET (17:00GMT) and can be watched on the official website and on YouTube.
Sweden – It’s the most anticipated National Final within the Eurovision Fandom and it resumes tonight with their second of the four semi finals. Melodifestivalen is finally here and we have some familiar faces taking part in this first edition.
Seven Acts will take to the stage at the Malmö Arena in Malmö and will compete for the chance to make the grand final on March 11th. The top two will reach the grand final and the acts that come third and fourth will proceed onto the Second Chance round. This week we see the return of Mariette, Roger Pontare and Lisa Ajax.
Last week finalists were Nano and Ace Wilder. The semi-finalists for tonight are:
- Mariette – A million years
- Roger Pontare – Himmel och hav
- Etzia – Up
- Allyawan – Vart har du vart
- Dismissed – Hearts align
- Lisa Ajax – I don’t give a
- Benjamin Ingrosso – Good lovin’
It’s 100% televote tonight. The first round eliminates the bottom 2 entries. The second round sees 5 entries battling for the four qualifying places, two “direkt til finalen” and two to “andra chasen”. How much do we learn Swedish in MF, really? The show starts at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.
Estonia – Another big fan favorite, and the incubent laureate for the Frida for Best National Final, Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2017 is finally here! We discovered the list, we heard the songs, we saw the pictures of the performances, now it’s time to finally see them!
There will be 10 out of 20 overall entries participating tonight and only 5 will make it to the final with 50% televote and jury. The show will be hosted by Marko Reikop and Elina Netšajeva. Tonight’s line -up is as follows:
- Lenna Kuurmaa – Slingshot
- Elina Born – In or out
- Carl-Philip – Everything but you
- Ivo Linna – Suur loterii (Big lottery)
- Ariadne – Feel me now
- Uku Suviste – Supernatural
- Laura Prits – Hey kiddo
- Whogaux & Karl-Kristjan feat. Maian – Have you now
- Janno Reim & Kosmos – Valan pisaraid (I’m pouring tears)
- Leemet Onno – Hurricane
There are two different sets tonight: a live portion of the show will take place in a Tallinn studio with artists discussing with hosts and the performances have already been recorded and will be shown throughout.A change in voting this year: the 50/50 system will only select the first 4 qualifiers. A second round will select the 5th qualifier with 100% televote only. The show starts at 20:35 (CET) and can be watched here.
Lithuania – This is week 6 of the impossible to follow Lithuanian National Final. So based on what we gathered online, we have 12 more songs competing tonight with only 6 making it through. All of tonight’s entries have already performed before. Tonight’s show is hosted by Gabriele Martirosianaite and Ieva Stasiulevičiūte.
This is tonight’s line-up:
- Sasha Song – Never felt like this before
- Valerija Iljinaitė – You made me glow
- Alanas Chošnau – 7 days
- Greta Zazza – Like I love you
- Aistė Pilvelytė – I’m like a wolf
- Evaldas Vaikasas – Fire kisses
- Neringa Šiaudikytė – One more night
- Queens of Roses – Fisherman
- Vidas Bareikis & Ieva Zasimauskaitė – I love my phone
- Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė – Love shadow
- Golden Monkeys – Septyni dievai
- Mia – Sacrifice
The jury kicks in tonight as the results will be decided by a 50% jury and 50% televote system. The jury is made of Darius Užkuraitis, Ramūnas Zilnys (music reviewer), Povilas Meškėla (singer) and Vytautas Lukočius (conductor). The show will be broadcasted on LRT tonight at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.
Italy – Wow, the full week of the San Remo festival 2017 finally comes to an end tonight. Is it a National Final? By definition, no, as RAI has changed its way of selecting its entries to Eurovision since their 2011 return in a different manner every time; however, they made it clearer this year that whoever wins gets offered the ticket. If they were to decline, then the runner-up, third and so forth.
San Remo 2017 will be held at the Teatro Ariston and will be hosted by Carlo Conti and Mari Di Filippi. This is tonight’s line-up:
- Chiara – Nessun posto è casa mi
- Clementino – Ragazzi fuori
- Marco Masini – Spostato di un secondo
- Alessio Bernabei – Nel mezzo di un applauso
- Michele Zarrillo – Mani nelle mani
- Elodie – Tutta colpa mia
- Paola Turci – Fatti bella per te
- Bianca Atzei – Ora esisti solo tu
- Sergio Sylvestre – Con te
- Samuel Umberto Romano – Vedrai
- Michele Bravi – Il diario degli errori
- Lodovica Comello – Il cielo non mi basta
- Ermal Meta – Vietato morire
- Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s karma
- Fabrizio Moro – Portami via
- Fiorella Mannoia – Che sia benedetta
There will be two rounds. After the first one, the Top 3 goes to the Superfinal where the winner will be selected. The show will be broadcasted on RAI 1 and Radio 2 tonight at 20:45 (CET) and can be watched here.
Spain – Spanish broadcaster RTVE will broadcast its National Final tonight, Objectivo Eurovision ! The Spanish final is however later than other shows (except maybe the end of Italy’s San Remo), not starting until 22:05 (CET). The show will be held at TVE’s studios in Madrid and will be hosted by Jaime Cantizano.
This is tonight’s line-up:
- Manel Navarro – Do it for your lover
- Leklein – Ouch!!
- Paula Rojo – Lo que nunca fue
- Mario Jefferson – Spin my head
- Maika – Momento critico
- Mirela – Contigo
There will be a 50% jury and 50% televote result (with juries having the last word in case of a tie). The jury will consist Javier Cárdenas, Xavi Martínez and Virginia Rodríguez. The show will be broadcasted on TVE 1 tonight at 22:05 (CET) and can be watched here.
Recap of the weekend shows (interestingly enough, Super Weekend 2 this year has no less than 7 shows in common, and the exact same semi-finals and/or final, including San Remo. Only Spain is new this early):