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Tonight: Fifth 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: 4 shows including EL final!

melodifestivalen swedenSweden – It’s the most anticipated National Final within the Eurovision Fandom and it resumes tonight with their fourth and last of the four semi finals. Melodifestivalen is finally here and we have some familiar faces taking part in this first edition.

Eight Acts will take to the stage at the Saab Arena in Linköping and will compete for the chance to make the grand final on March 11th. The winner of each duel will reach the grand final and join the already qualified Nano, Ace Wilder, Mariette, Benjamin Ingrosso, Robin Bengtsson, Owe Thörnqvist, Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia and Wiktoria.

These are the duels tonight:

  • Duel 1: De Vet Du Road trip vs Felix, Oscar & Omar/FO&OGotta thing about you
  • Duel 2: Axel SchylströmNär ingen ser vs Lisa Ajax – I don’t give a
  • Duel 3: Boris RenéHer kiss vs Dismissed – Hearts align
  • Duel 4: Anton HagmanKiss you goodbye vs Loreen – Statements

It’s 100% televote tonight.  The show starts at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.


logoIceland – It’s time for the Söngvakeppnin! A rather small and cozy National Final is hosted every year by RÚV, Iceland. For the past few years, this is a two Semi-finals system, with a first round in Icelandic and a Final of 7 entries (3 from each semis, then 1 jury wildcard), which can be performed in Iceland or English. Last week, Aron Hannes Emilsson , Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson and Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir qualified!

Tonight six acts will take the stage at Háskólabíó in Reykjavík. The line up is:

  • Aron Brink – Þú hefur dáleitt mig
  • Daði Freyr Pétursson – Hvað með það? 
  • Svala Björgvinsdóttir – Ég veit það
  • Páll Rósinkranz & Kristina Bærendsen – Þú og ég 
  • Linda Hartmanns – Ástfangin
  • Sólveig Ásgeirsdóttir – Treystu á mig

It’s 100% televote tonight. The show starts at 20:45 (CET) and can be watched here.


lithuaniaLithuania – This is week 9 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. Sasha Song Never felt like this before
  2. Ieva ZasimauskaitéYou saved me
  3. Paula Let u go
  4. Aistė PilvelytėI’m like a wolf
  5. Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė Love shadow
  6. FusedmarcRain of revolution
  7. Gabrielius VagelisFeel myself free
  8. Greta Zazza Like I love you

Just like last week, the jury is now part of the results, which 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.


logo-2Estonia – Another big fan favorite, and the incumbent laureate for the Frida for Best National Final, Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2017 is finally coming to an end! We discovered the list, we heard the songs, we saw the semi performances, now it’s time to finally see them live!

Remember, in the semifinals: a live portion of the show took place in a  Tallinn studio with artists discussing with hosts as the performances had been already been recorded and were be shown throughout. But for the final, it’s 100% live, and many artists have kept some surprises for tonight!

New hosts for tonight! As the final is hosted by Märt Avandi and Ott Sepp in the Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn. Tonight’s line -up is as follows:

  1. Liis Lemsalu – Keep running
  2. Koit Toome & Laura – Verona
  3. Karl-Kristjan & Whogaux feat. MaianHave you now
  4. Lenna Kuurmaa – Slingshot
  5. Daniel Levi – All I need
  6. Elina BornIn or out
  7. Ivo Linna – Suur lotteri
  8. Rasmus Rändvee – This love
  9. AriadneFeel me now
  10. Kerli – Spirit animal

Out of the 10 entries participating tonight, the 3 superfinalists will make it with 50% televote and  50%jury, then the winner is selected by 100% televote only. The show starts at 18:30 (CET) and can be watched here.

Recap of the weekend shows:

  • Sweden 04.03.17 Sweden Melodifestivalen Second Chance
  • Iceland 04.03.17 Iceland Söngvakeppnin Semi-Final 2
  • Estonia 04.03.17 Estonia Eesti Laul Final
  • Lithuania 04.03.17 Lithuania Eurovizijos show 9
  • Portugal 05.03.17 Portugal Festival da Canção Final
  • Romania 05.03.17 Romania National Final

 

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540 comments on “Tonight: Fifth Super Saturday of 2017

  1. Svala <3

  2. A lot of girl screaming now. :p

  3. Verona in ESC and I was right Anton would beat Loreen. Perhaps I should start betting :-P

    VERONA!!!! :))))

  4. Shevek’s darling made it!lol

  5. HILDUR IS THE JURY WILDCARD!
    AH!

  6. Meh. What about my duet? :(

  7. Hildur with that performance last week took the wildcard ? Really ? Ok..At least Aron made it.

  8. Jesc entry made it too.It’s a male dominated final in Iceland but i hope sexy Svala will win in the end.
    wildcard:Hildur.Mehhh

  9. Oh and the geek song also made it ? Meh alright..

    Rúnar, either of the 2 Arons or Svala FTW !

  10. Rasmus was 5th with televoting,Kerli 2nd and Koit&Laura won televoting.That’s how they got in the superfinal.
    Laura was born in 1988?I thought she was older. :-o

  11. Most probably I won’t be around for the Romanian, the Portuguese and the Greek NFs. Fingers crossed for Salvador in Portugal and one of the other two songs in Greece.
    Goodnight, everyone.

  12. Eesti Laul 2017 broke a record.100.000 voted in the first round and 81.000 in the superfinal.

  13. A bit disappointed that Kerli didn’t win Eesti Laul but after watching the performance, I get it lol :/. Verona is still a good choice though, and I am starting to like their live a little more. Congrats to Laura for finally returning to ESC! “Destiny” was one of my favorite NF songs when I first started watching ESC.

    Also sad for Loreen :/. Only songs in MF I like are by Mariette and Nano. Wiktoria’s is decent but not really for me.

  14. In the MF final my support is for : Mariette, Robin, Wiktoria, Ace,Aninia (not Jon Henrik really) and Anton in no particular order. I do not particularly dislike any song, level is again quite high, I’d say Owe’s is my least favourite.

  15. On the Estonian jury :
    7 and 6 p to Lenna and Liis sound too much imo

  16. Armenia’s song is ready and they will present it sometime next week.All this internal selections hyping is getting on my nerves.

    • Finally something more concrete other than “soon” that some countries use. Only (?) 6 undefined release dates to go (Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Ireland, San Marino) and assumed russia doesn’t care.

      • And Bulgaria.I suppose they’re trying to create some suspense for their songs like Bulgaria did last year.As if that plays a role in anything if the song isn’t good.

        • I think Bulgaria said the 13th (last day) ?

          • Did they really?I haven’t read anything about it.

            • I have a tweet from BNT eurovision (that apparently now has been deleted that I recheck) that says the song will be presented until March 13th, I omitted the “until” part.
              And unless they get an extension they don’t really have beyond that anyway.

  17. Since no one is reporting this one, I am taking one for the ESC team :P

    Sasha Song and Ieva out in Lithuania. Fusedmarc with a perfect 24, Aiste 2nd for first time.

    I REALLY hope it’s her we will see in Kiev. 20 years trying, she deserves it :|

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