Tonight: Third Super Saturday of 2019

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 is the biggest one: 10 shows!

HungaryA Dal, the Hungarian selection show, resumes tonight with 9 artists performing in the second semi-final, hoping to progress through to the  grandfinal stage. Freddie (Hungary, 2016) will host. Jury members are Bogi Dallos, Miklós, Misi Mező, Lilla Vincze and Feró Nagy.

The nine performers tonight are (not the draw yet):

  • Timi Antal feat. Gergő Demko – Kedves Világ!  
  • Fatal Error – Kulcs
  • Mocsok 1 Kölykök – Egyszer 
  • Nomad – A remény hídjai
  • Gergő Oláh – Hozzád bújnék
  • Joci Pápai – Az én apám
  • Bogi Nagy – Holnap
  • Ruby Harlem – Forró
  • Gergő Szekér – Madár, repülj!

The rules from the former years apply. The nine acts will present live their respective song and the jury members will comment and grade them. A fifth grade from online apps will be added. The Top 3 from these grades qualify straight to the final. A fourth act is saved by 100% televote as a wildcard. Three heats, 18 semifinalists split in two sets of 9 and then 8 finalists at the very end of this long national final that’s now a classic of esc season!

Watch Semi 2 live here from 19:30 (CET).

Sweden – It’s the most anticipated National Final within the Eurovision Fandom and it resumes tonight with their third of the four semi finals. Melodifestivalen is finally here!

Seven Acts will take to the stage at the Tegera Arena in Leksand 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 Dolly Style (MF 2015 and 2016), Omar from FO&O (the last one, after Felix last year and Oscar last heat), Lina Hedlund from Alcazar, former winner Martin Stenmarck and former runner-up Jon Henrik Fjällgren!

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. The Lovers of Valdaro – Somebody wants
  2. Dolly Style – Habibi
  3. Martin Stenmarck – Låt skiten brinna
  4. Lina Hedlund – Victorious
  5. Omar – Om igen
  6. Rebecka Karlsson – Who I am
  7. Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Norrsken

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 week 6 of the impossible to follow Lithuanian National Final. So after 4 heats that presented the songs, tonight we resume the semi-finals. This is the second of two semi-finals of 12 songs. All of tonight’s entries have already performed before, with the juries having voted during that performance.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Šarūnas Mačiūlis – Traukinys
  2. Aldegunda – I want your love
  3. Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – Sing!
  4. Original Copy – Power of sounds
  5. Paola Hart –  I’ll be alright
  6. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – Mažulė
  7. MaNNazz – Blind bird
  8. Jurijus – Run with the lions
  9. Soliaris & Foreign Souls – Song of my life
  10. Živilė Gedvilaitė – Learn from your love
  11. Alen Chicco – Your cure
  12. Monika Marija – Criminal

The show will be broadcasted on LRT tonight at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here

Iceland – RÚV, the national broadcaster, is resuming Söngvakeppnin 2019, the national final, tonight.  The second semi-final will feature 5 songs competing for 2 tickets to the final, to take place on March 2. You can still listen to the songs here. The hosts tonight will be Fannar Sveinsson and Benedikt Valsson.

This is a smaller format than usual, with only 10 qualified to Söngvakeppnin 2019. After a few changes were announced, the semi-finals will now feature 5 songs which will all be performed live. 2 of them will go through to the final (50% jury and 50% televote). However, the jury can save with a wild card a 5th finalist.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  • Elli Grill, Skaði & Glymur – Jeijó, keyrum alla leið  
  • Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?
  • Ívar Daníels – Þú bætir mig
  • Tara Mobee – Betri án þín
  • Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir – Helgi

The show starts at 20:45 CET and can be watched here.

Ukraine – UA:PBC, the broadcaster in charge of Ukraine’s participation in Eurovision 2019, will resume its national final, Vidbir 2019, tonight. There will be two semi-finals of 8 artists with only 3 tickets for the grand final! The decision is 50% jury (Jamala, Verka & Yevhen Filatov) and 50% televote.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Ivan Navi – All for the love
  2. Anna Maria – My road
  3. Kazka – Apart
  4. Kira Mazur – Dykhaty
  5. Laud – 2 dni 
  6. Khayat – Ever
  7. Braii – Maybe
  8. Freedom Jazz – Cupidon

The show starts at 18:00 CET and can be watched here.

Croatia – HRT, the broadcaster in charge of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2019, will host its national final, Dora 2019, tonight. There will be just one final with 16 entries (out of 166 songs submitted)! It will be 50% jury (10 regional juries of 3 members, who already voted on Thursday) and 50% televote.

This is tonight’s line-up (not the draw yet):

  • Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić – Vrijeme predaje
  • Jelena Bosančić – Tell me
  • Kim Verson – Nisam to što žele
  • Jure Brkljača – Ne postojim kad nisi tu
  • Beta Sudar – Don’t give us
  • Lea Mijatović – Tebi pripadam
  • Gelato Sisters – Back to the swing
  • Luka Nižetić – Brutalero
  • Ećlis Lovri – All I really want
  • Domenica – Indigo
  • Roko Blažević – The dream
  • Ema Gagro – Redemption
  • Lidija Bačić  – Tek je počelo
  • Lorena Bućan – Tower of babylon
  • Bernarda Bruno – I believe in true love
  • Manntra – In the shadows

The show starts at 20:00 CET and can be watched here.

Latvia – LTV will concluded the country’s national final, Supernova 2019, tonight. There were two semi-finals with 8 songs each and 4 qualified to the final each time. You can still watch their lives on the official Supernova’s Youtube page. The final will therefore have 8 songs again.The show will be hosted by Dagmar Legant and Ketija Schoenberg.

Tonight’s line-up is:

  1. Markus Riva – You make me so crazy
  2. Edgars Kreilis – Cherry absinthe
  3. Aivo Oskis – Somebody’s got my lover
  4. Double Faced Eels – Fire
  5. Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens – Tautasdziesma
  6. Laime Pilnīga – Awe
  7. Samanta Tīna – Cutting the wire
  8. Carousel – That night

It’ll be 50% jury and 50% televote tonight. The jury members are DJ Rudd, Linda Leen, Ralf Eiland and  Artis Dvarionas. The show starts at 20:25 CET and you may watch live here.

Estonia – ERR, the national broadcaster, is concluding Eesti Laul 2019, the national final, tonight. After two semi-finals of 12 songs, we finally get the grand final, with 6 songs that qualified from each semi. Out of 216 entries, 24 qualified to Eesti Laul 2019 and we now get 12 of them in the final. Eesti Laul 2019’s Grand Final takes place at the Saku Suurhall, Tallinn. 50% jury and 50% televote will rank all entries with the Top 3 going to a Superfinal where it’ll be 100% televote.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Sissi – Strong
  2. Lumevärv ft. Inga – Milline päev
  3. Victor Crone – Storm
  4. Kerli Kivilaan – Cold love
  5. xtra basic & Emily J – Hold me close
  6. Kadiah – Believe
  7. Synne Valtri – I’ll do it my way 
  8. Stefan – Without you
  9. The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit – High heels in the neighbourhood
  10. Uku Suviste – Pretty little liar
  11. Inger – Coming home 
  12. Sandra Nurmsalu – Soovide puu

The show starts at 17:45 CET and can be watched here.

Slovenia – RTVS, the national broadcaster, is hosting Evrovizijska Melodija 2019, the national final known as EMA, tonight. There will be just one final with 10 entries. There will be two rounds of voting, the first one with just juries, and the second one with the Top 2, with 100% televoting choosing the winner. The show will be hosted by Ajda Smrekar.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Kim – Rhythm back to you
  2. Renata Mohorič – Three bridges
  3. René – Ne poveš
  4. Fed Horses – Ti ne poznaš konzev
  5. Ula Ložar – Fridays
  6. Lumberjack – Lepote DNA
  7. Okusticni – Metulji plešejo
  8. INMATE – Atma
  9. Zara Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi
  10. Raiven – Kaos

The show starts at 20:00 CET and can be watched here.

Portugal – RTP, the broadcaster in charge of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2019, will launch this year’s national final, Festival de Cançao 2019. There will be two semi-finals of 8 artists with only 4 tickets for the grand final! The decision is 50% jury (Julio Isidro, Pedro Penim, Isaura, Selma Uamusse, Rita Redshoes, Alvaro Costa & Maria Joao) and 50% televote.

The show will be hosted in RTP studios in Lisbon by Sónia Araújo and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira with Inês Lopes Gonçalves in the green room. This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Ana Claudia – Inercia
  2. Joao Campos – É o que é
  3. Soraia Tavares – O meu sonho
  4. Calema – A dois
  5. Conan Isiris – Telemoveis
  6. Ela Limao – Mais brilhante que mil sóis
  7. Filipe Keil – Hoje
  8. Matay – Perfeito

The show starts at 22:00 CET and can be watched here.

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  1. Done Croatia, a horror show, while more professional a hosting than Montenegro, the song level is worthy of esc 2005, and believe it or not the best “song” won it :/ Manntra was my personal favorite of that awful NF!

  2. FdC – Semi 1 : Ranking, comments and scores

    1. Telemóveis : The vocals were just like in the audio version minus some improvisations. I’m impressed!!! Skip the cringey dancer, it looks embarassing and cheap ! 9/10
    2. Perfeito : A disney ballad but it’s quite effective and better than their 2010 entry in the same genre for sure! He is very charming vocally without unnecessary acrobatics (cough Filipa) 8-/10
    3. É o que é : Simple, honest and warm ! 8-/10
    4. Inércia : Very intiguing, if only her vocals were more up my alley : 7.5/10
    5. Mais brilhante que mil sóis : Her high register is annoying but I love the calm parts of the song and the backing harmonies. 7-/10
    6. Hoje : Over the top and dramatic but it sounds more interesting than A Dois in the mainstream field. 6.5/10
    7. O meu sonho : She is good but the song just plods along with a very monotonous orchestration. 6/10
    8. A Dois : Harmless but rather radiobland, 6/10

  3. Söngvakeppnin – Semi 2 : Ranking, comments and scores

    1. Heiðrún Anna : I’m surprised this didn’t even get the wildcard ! Fresh and cute. Awful results last night compared to 1st semi where qualifiers made sense! 8/10
    2. Friðrik Ómar : I’m not a fan of his rather dated and pompous entry but he elevates the whole thing live. 7-/10
    3. Ívar Daníels : Harmless but forgettable : 6-/10
    4. Tara Mobee : This qualified, REALLY? It was a carcrash live. Those vocals… 4/10
    5. Elli Grill, Skaði & Glymur : Embarassing not even catchy as Dolly Style in MF. 2/10

    Average of all 10 entries : 6.30 (same as A Dal and EMA)

  4. Vidbir Semi 2 :

    The dislike/like ratio for Kazka’s performance is insane. Sure she sounded flat but it’s not hateful for sure and the song easily beats every other one in the preselection.

    Freedom-jazz are very convincing live, unfortunately the song is the predictable trumpet dance/house pastiche we ‘ve been served for quite a few years by now.

    Khayat was right up my alley. Such an undeserved Non Qualifier. I also found Kira Mazur’s entry quite distinctive !

    I really can’t understand the fuss about “My road”. Except from the good vocals, song is another filler material.

    And finally Ivan Navi brought the weakest Vidbir entry this year :)

    Ranking and scores :
    1. Kazka : 8.5/10
    2. Khayat : 8/10
    3. Freedom Jazz : 8/10
    4. Braii : 7/10
    5. Kira Mazur : 6+/10
    6. Laud : 6/10
    7. Anna Maria : 6/10
    8. Ivan Navi : 5/10

    Average of all 16 entries at 6.88 which makes Vidbir together with the Australian Final (unpopular opinion) the most likeable preselection this year imo!

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