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: no less than 5 finals!
Hungary – A Dal concludes this evening and we’ll know which act will represent Hungary in Lisbon. Eight acts are taking part tonight but only 4 can progress through to the superfinal. Then televote will ultimately chose the winner.
The hosts of tonight’s show will be Kriszta Rátonyi and Eurovision 2016’s Freddie. So the line-up for tonight’s second heat are:
- Zsolt Züle – Zöld a május
- Gergely Dánielfy – Azt mondtad
- Gábor Heincz (BIGA) – Good vibez
- Leander Kills – Nem szól harang
- AWS – Viszlát nyár
- Viktor Király – Budapest girl
- yesyes – I let you run away
- Tamás Horváth – Meggyfa
The rules from the former years apply. The eight acts will present live their respective song and the jury members will comment and grade them. The juries are Judit Schell, Misi Mező, Károly Frenreisz and Miklós Both. The Top 4 from these grades qualify straight to the superfinal. The winner will then be chosen with 100% televote!
The show starts at 20:30 (CET) and can be watched here.
Seven Acts will take to the stage at the Fjällräven Center in Örnsköldsvik and will compete for the chance to make the grand final on March 10th. 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 Felicia or Mariette who both took part in MF before, while Jessica even won it in 2003.
The semi-finalists for tonight are:
- Emmi Christensson – Icarus
- Elias Abbas – Mitt Paradis
- Felicia Olsson – Break That Chain
- Rolandz – Fuldans
- Olivia Eliasson – Never Learn
- Felix Sandman – Every Single Day
- Mariette – For 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.
Lithuania – This is now the time for the semifinals in the Lithuanian National Final. So based on what we gathered online, we have 7 songs competing tonight with only 3 making it through. All of tonight’s entries have already performed before in the first heats.
This is tonight’s line-up:
- Gabrielius Vagelis – The Distant
- GeraiGerai & Silvija Pankūnaitė – More Than You Know
- Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė – That Girl
- The Roop – Yes I Do
- Godo – Fire Fountain
- Greta Zazza – Broken Shadows
- Jurgis Brūzga – 4Love
The show will be broadcasted on LRT tonight at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.
Latvia – Supernova, the Latvian National Final, concludes tonight. It is now a Saturday show and it already featured three semis each with 7 songs. Only 2 songs qualified to the Final, with two wildcards. The show will be hosted by Dagmāra Legante and Justs Sirmais (Eurovision 2016).
This is tonight’s line-up:
- Lauris Valters – Lovers bliss
- Laura Rizzotto – Funny girl
- Sudden Lights – Just fine
- MADARA – Esamība
- Ritvars – Who’s counting?
- Liene Greifane – Walk the talk
- Edgars Kreilis – Younger days
- Markus Riva – This time
It will be a 50% jury and 50% televote decision. The show starts at 20:25 (CET) and can be watched here.
Ukraine – More and more watched out for, especially since it lead to victory in 2016, Vidbir, the Ukrainian national final will conclude tonight. After 2 semifinals that featured 9 songs with only a third winning a ticket for the Final, it is time to chose the entry for Ukraine in Lisbon.
The show will be hosted in Kyiv by Serhiy Prytula. This is tonight’s line-up:
- Kadnay – Beat of Universe
- Tayanna – Lelya
- The Erised – Heroes
- Laud – Wating
- Vilna – Forest song
- Melovin – Under the ladder
It will be a 50% jury and 50% televote decision. The show starts at 18:00 (CET) and can be watched here.
Slovenia – The famous Evrovizijska Melodija, known by esc fans as EMA, is back in Slovenia and it concludes tonight after the semifinal last week. All songs competed in the semifinal, with only half qualifying to the final. Now we have 8 songs competing to represent Slovenia in Lisbon.
The hosts of the show will be Vid Valič and the two-time participant Raiven. This is tonight’s line-up:
- Lea Sirk – Ne, hvala!
- Indigo – Vesna
- Ina Shai – Glow
- BQL – Promise
- Marina Martensson – Blizu
- Lara Kadis – Zdaj sem tu
- Proper – Ukraden cvet
- Nuška Drašček – Ne zapusti me zdaj
It’s said to be a 50% jury and 50% televote result but it’s unclear what the format will be. The show starts at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.
Moldova – Last, but by no means least, we have a final that will only happen tonight, and it’s in Moldova as TVM, the national broadcaster, hosts O Melodie Pentru Europa 2018. 16 songs will compete for the chance to represent Moldova in the upcoming contest. A semifinal was first planned but scratched ultimately and we only have this one show to determinate who will represent Moldova in Lisbon.
The show will be hosted at the TVM studios in Chișinău. This is tonight’s line-up:
- Tolik – Broken glass
- Lavina Rusu – Altundeva
- Bella Luna – Moments
- Anna Timofei – Endlessly
- Ilia Soroceanu & Dasha DaGro – Minds & Veins
- Che MD – Inima-n stângă
- Cobîlean Constantin – Numai tu
- DoReDos – My lucky day
- SandyC & Aaron Sibley – Once upon a time
- Anna Odobescu – Agony
- Nicoleta Sava – Esencia del sur
- Doinița Gherman – Dance in flames
- Felicica Dunaf – Alien
- Viorela – The gates of love
- Vera Țurcanu – Black heart
- Ruslan Tsar – Come to life
The decision will be made with 50% jury vote (lead by Eurovision 2009 Nelly Ciobanu) and 50% televote. The show starts at 18:40 (CET) and can be watched here.