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: 4 shows including EL final!
Sweden – 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&O – Gotta thing about you
- Duel 2: Axel Schylström – När ingen ser vs Lisa Ajax – I don’t give a
- Duel 3: Boris René – Her kiss vs Dismissed – Hearts align
- Duel 4: Anton Hagman – Kiss you goodbye vs Loreen – Statements
It’s 100% televote tonight. The show starts at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.
Iceland – 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.
Lithuania – 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:
- Sasha Song – Never felt like this before
- Ieva Zasimauskaité – You saved me
- Paula – Let u go
- Aistė Pilvelytė – I’m like a wolf
- Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė – Love shadow
- Fusedmarc – Rain of revolution
- Gabrielius Vagelis – Feel myself free
- 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.
Estonia – 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:
- Liis Lemsalu – Keep running
- Koit Toome & Laura – Verona
- Karl-Kristjan & Whogaux feat. Maian – Have you now
- Lenna Kuurmaa – Slingshot
- Daniel Levi – All I need
- Elina Born – In or out
- Ivo Linna – Suur lotteri
- Rasmus Rändvee – This love
- Ariadne – Feel me now
- 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:
- 04.03.17 Sweden Melodifestivalen Second Chance
- 04.03.17 Iceland Söngvakeppnin Semi-Final 2
- 04.03.17 Estonia Eesti Laul Final
- 04.03.17 Lithuania Eurovizijos show 9
- 05.03.17 Portugal Festival da Canção Final
- 05.03.17 Romania National Final