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Tonight: Third Super Saturday of 2017


Eurovision 2017Just 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: 8 shows including 3 finals!

logoHungaryA Dal finally concludes this evening and we’ll know which act will go to Kyiv representing Hungary in the contest! Eight acts are taking part tonight but only 4 can progress through to the superfinal. You can watch it here

The finalists are:

  1. Joci Pápa Origo
  2. Gina Kanizsa Fall like rain
  3. Gigi Radics See it through
  4. Soulwave Kalandor
  5. Gabi Tóth –  Hosszú idők 
  6. Kállay Saunders Band – 17
  7. Zävodi + Olivér Berkes – #háttérzaj
  8. Leander Kills – Élet

A jury vote vote on the entries of the night and their top 4 qualifies. Then televote alone will decide which among the last 4 gets picked up for the Eurovision Song Contest. 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 logoUkraine – Tonight, the host country will be broadcasting the third and last 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 weeks finalists were Tayanna, Salto Nazad, Rozhden and Illaria. The semi-finalists for tonight are:

  1. Payushchie TrusySinging pants
  2. O.TorvaldTime
  3. Anastasia PrudiusFlow
  4. Vitaliy KozlovskiyI’m your light
  5. KadnayFreedom in my mind
  6. MelovinWonder
  7. Green GreyFuture is now
  8. Vivienne MortIniy

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.


melodifestivalen swedenSweden – 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 Vida Arena in Växjö 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 Robin Bengtsson and Krista Siegfrids.

First week finalists were Nano and Ace Wilder and last weeks were Mariette and Benjamin Ingrosso. The semi-finalists for tonight are:

  1. Robin BengtssonI can’t go on
  2. Krista SiegfridsSnurra min jord
  3. Anton HagmanKiss you goodbye
  4. Jasmine KaraGravity
  5. Owe ThörnqvistBoogieman blues
  6. Bella & FilippaCrucified
  7. FO&O Gotta thing about you

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.


logo-2Estonia – Another big fan favorite, and the incubent laureate for the Frida for Best National Final, Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2017 is back! 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:

  1. Liis Lemsalu – Keep running
  2. Koit Toome ja Laura – Verona
  3. Rasmus Rändvee – This love
  4. Kerli – Spirit animal
  5. Daniel Levi – All I need
  6. Alvistar Funk Association – Make love, not war
  7. Close To Infinity featuring Ian Karell – Sounds like home
  8. Almost Natural – Electric
  9. Antsud – Vihm (Rain)
  10. Angeelia – We ride with our flow

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.


lithuaniaLithuania – This is week 7 of the impossible to follow Lithuanian National Final. So based on what we gathered online, we have 8 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:

  1. Ieva Zasimauskaitė You saved me
  2. E.G.O.My story
  3. Greta Zazza Like I love you
  4. GražvydasPaint the sky blue
  5. Gytis IvanauskasGet frighten
  6. Aistė PilvelytėI’m like a wolf
  7. Edgaras Lubys Could it be?
  8. Sasha SongNever felt like this before

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.


logoSlovenia – Last night was the first semi final of the Slovenian Selection EMA which saw eight acts compete for four places in the Grand Final next week. The second semi final takes place tonight with more 8 entries competing to complete the final line up. Tonight’s show is hosted by Maja Martina Merljak, Tina Gorenjak and Tanja Kocman.

First finalists chosen last night were King Foo, Nika Zorjan, Sell Out and Omar Naber. The semi-finalists for tonight are:

  1. ClemensTok ti sede
  2. Raiven – Zažarim
  3. Kataya & Duncan KamakanaAre you there
  4. BQLHeart of gold
  5. Ina Shai Colour me
  6. United Pandaz & Arsello feat. Alex VolaskoHeart to heart
  7. Tim Kores KoriOpen fire
  8. Nuška DraščekFlower in the snow

Tonight’s decision is made first by televote who picks 2 then by the jury who saves 2 more. The four finalists will then compete in the grand EMA final! The jury is made of ManuElla, Boštjan Grabnar, Jernej Vene and Aleksander Radić. The show will be broadcasted on SLO1 tonight at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.


logoPoland – Tonight Poland will be one of three countries picking their Eurovision entry and Poland has ten songs competing in Krajowe Eliminacje. The winner will be decided by the public and a jury. The show will be hosted by Arthur Horzech.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Martin Fitch Fight for us
  2. Kasia Moś Flashlight
  3. Carmell Faces
  4. Agata NizińskaReason
  5. Rafał BrzozowskiSky over Europe
  6. Isabell Otrębus-Larsson Voiceless
  7. Małgorzata Uściłowska (Lanberry)Only human
  8. Aneta SablikUlalala
  9. PaullaChcę tam z tobą być
  10. Olaf BressaYou look good

The winner will be selected by 50% televote and 50% jury. The jury members are Alicja Węgorzewska, Maria Sadowska, Robert Janowski, Włodek Pawlik and Krzesimir Dębski. The show will be broadcasted on TVP1 tonight at 20:30 (CET) and can be watched here.


maltaMalta – Tonight Malta will be one of three countries picking their Eurovision entry and Malta has sixteen songs competing in MESC. The winner will be decided by the public only! The show will be hosted by Daniel Azzopardi and Charlene Mercieca.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Klinsmann ColeiroLaserlight
  2. Raquela Dalli GonziRay of light
  3. Deborah C & Josef TaboneTonight
  4. Kevin BorgFollow
  5. Jade VellaSeconds away
  6. CrosswalkSo simple
  7. Franklin CallejaFollow me
  8. Rhiannon MichallefFearless
  9. Miriana ConteDon’t look down
  10. Shauna Vassallo Crazy games
  11. Janice MangionKewkba
  12. Cherton CaruanaFighting to survive
  13. Maxine PaceBombshell
  14. Richard Edwards You
  15. Brooke BorgUnstoppable
  16. Claudia FanielloBreathlessly

Big change from before, the winner will be decided by 100% televote only! The show will be broadcasted on TVM tonight at 21:00 (CET) and can be watched here.

Recap of the weekend shows:

  • Hungary 18.02.17 Hungary A Dal Final
  • Sweden 18.02.17 Sweden Melodifestivalen Semi-final 3
  • Estonia 18.02.17 Estonia Eesti Laul Semi-final 2
  • Poland 18.02.17 Poland Krajowe Eliminacje Final
  • Malta 18.02.17 Malta MESC Final
  • Lithuania 18.02.17 Lithuania Eurovizijos show 7
  • Ukraine 18.02.17 Ukraine Semi-final 3
  • Portugal 19.02.17 Portugal Festival da Canção Semi-final 1
  • Latvia 19.02.17 Latvia Supernova Semi-Final

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606 comments on “Tonight: Third Super Saturday of 2017

  1. Aistė Pilvelytė is the favourite in Lithuania ? She is not the best singer but I can see why, it is eccentric and has a popular theme these days.

  2. 1. Poland
    2. Belarus
    3. Hungary

    I’m sorry Western Europe, but his year (FOR NOW) eastern Europe KILLS you on my list!

    I hope it changes soon and I make some balance on my list.. :)

  3. RAIVEN has knocked me down..I’ve almost fainted after her performance in EMA 2nd semi, if she wins Slovenia goes straight to the top of my list!

    What a contrast between her look and dark composition (which is fantastic btw)

    And she is so much better vocally than last year in the competition..

    Raiven go to Kyiv!!

  4. So,BQL is the favorite to win EMA this year.Maraaya may make it to esc again.The song is a typical Balkan summery tune performed well.Nothing exciting for me,tbh.

    • She also has Nika FSE, so two chances.

      • This is the other televoting favorite,imo.They really know how to make hits,i suppose.As for me,i’m not excited about either of their entries.

        • Which one is your fave?

          • Not really crazy about any of them.”Fse” would be an ok shake-it.I like “Flower in the Snow” and maybe “Zazarim” which kind of reminds me of “Love injected”.

            • I didn’t particularly enjoy EMA 2017 either. Most songs got a 5 or 6/10.
              In the Final I’m rooting for Heart of gold, Zažarim, FSE and Flower in the snow (in that order).
              Definitely NOT Omar Naber!

  5. No wonder Maraaya are behind BQL’s song.
    The irony is if chosen they have a very good chance of doing better than Maraaya themselves did.

    “Heart of Gold” will be one of the big highlights of the season. I hope Slovenia does the right thing.

  6. Lithuania is now 6th in the odds to win omg

  7. Me trying to guess how the Ukrainian final will roll out next Saturday.

    Jury vote Televoting
    6 pts O.Torvald Tayanna
    5 pts Salto Nazad Melovin
    4 pts Rozhden O.Torvald
    3 pts Illaria Illaria
    2 pts Tayanna Rozhden
    1 pt Melovin Salto Nazad

    Most probable winner O.Torvald followed by Tayanna.
    I just don’t know whether the jury will be influenced by the public’s huge support for some songs and really low support for some of their favorites and decide to play along.

    • Where’s the other half?lol

      Televoting
      6 pts-Tayanna
      5 pts-Melovin
      4 pts-O.Torvald
      3 pts-Illaria
      2 pts: Rozhden
      1 pt-Salto Nazad

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