Tonight: Fourth 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 we “only” get 6 shows… but 4 new songs!

HungaryA Dal, the Hungarian selection show, concludes tonight with 8 artists performing in the grand final, hoping to represent the country in Tel Aviv. Freddie (Hungary, 2016) will host. Jury members are Bogi Dallos, Miklós, Misi Mező, Lilla Vincze and Feró Nagy.

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

  • Gergő Szekér – Madár, repülj!
  • Bogi Nagy – Holnap
  • Joci Pápai – Az én apám
  • Fatal Error – Kulcs
  • Gergő Oláh – Hozzád bújnék
  • Acoustic Planet – Nyári zápor
  • The Middletonz  – Roses
  • Vavra Bence  – Szótlanság

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. A fifth grade from online apps will be added. The Top 4 from these grades qualify straight to the superfinal. 100% televote picks the winner. 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 fourth and last semi final. Melodifestivalen is finally here!

Seven Acts will take to the stage at the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping 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 Arvingarna (winners in 1993, took part also in 1995, 1999 and 2002), John Lundvik (3rd last year), Lisa Ajax (finalist in both 2016 and 2017) veteran Ann-Louise Hanson (14th participation), Anton Hagman (who beat Loreen in the AC duel in 2017)!

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Pagan Fury – Stormbringer
  2. Anton Hagman – Känner dig
  3. Lisa Ajax – Torn
  4. Arvingarna – I do
  5. Bishara – On my own
  6. Ann-Louise Hanson – Kärleken finns kvar
  7. John Lundvik – Too late for love

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 7 of the impossible to follow Lithuanian National Final. So after 4 heats that presented the songs, and two semi-finals, we finally got here, to the Eurovizija final! It will feature 8 songs. The show will be hosted by Giedrius Masalskis and Gabrielė Martirosianaitė.

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

  • Alen Chicco – Your cure
  • Henry & Tommy Modric – Neverpart
  • Justina Budaitė-Junà – Strength of a woman
  • Monika Marija – Light on
  • Jurgis Brūzga – CTRL ALT DELETE
  • Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys – Mažulė
  • Jurijus – Run with the lions
  • Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – Sing!

It will be 50% jury and 50% televote tonight. The show will be broadcasted on LRT tonight at 20:00 (CET) and can be watched here.

Ukraine – UA:PBC, the broadcaster in charge of Ukraine’s participation in Eurovision 2019, will conclude its national final, Vidbir 2019, tonight. There were two semi-finals of 8 artists with only 3 tickets for the grand final! The show will be taking place at Palace of Culture “KPI” in Kyiv, host hosted by Sergey Prytula.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Freedom Jazz – Cupidon
  2. Yuko – Galyna guliala 
  3. Maruv – Siren song
  4. Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Houston
  5. Kazka – Apart 
  6. Anna Maria – My road

The decision was 50% jury (Jamala, Verka & Yevhen Filatov) and 50% televote. Jamala and Bilal Hassani will be the interval act.

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

Portugal – RTP, the broadcaster in charge of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2019, will resume 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 a new team. After an all female cast last week, it’s time for the boys, so Jorge Gabriel and José Carlos Malato will be in charge of hosting the event, with Inês Lopes Gonçalves in the green room. This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Lara Laquiz – O lugar
  2. Dan Riverman – Lava
  3. Mariana Bragada – Mar doce
  4. Joao Couto – O jantar
  5. Madrepaz – Mundo a mudar
  6. Surma – Pugna
  7. Mila Dores – Debaixo de luar
  8. NBC – Igual a ti

The show starts at 22:09 CET and can be watched here.

Denmark – DR, the national broadcaster, is hosting the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019, the national final known as MGP, tonight. There will be just one final with 10 entries. There will be two rounds of voting, the first one picks the Top 3, then the second one the winner; both rounds with 50% jury and 50% televote.

The show will be hosted in Herning by Johannes Nymark and Kristian Gintberg. This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Simone Emilie – Anywhere
  2. Jasmin Gabay – Kiss like this
  3. Rasmus Faartoft – Hold my breath
  4. Marie Isabell – Dancing with you in my heart
  5. Sigmund – Say my name
  6. Humørekspressen – Dronning af baren
  7. Julie & Nina – League of light
  8. Teit Samsø – Step it up
  9. Leonora – Love is forever
  10. Leeloo – That vibe

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

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  1. I also rewatched all lives from MF and came up with this, a boring MF with only 5 songs I genuinely liked, a 6th one that was fun (Omar) and a few decent picks (basically my top 12 which would all be better than Croatia, Montenegro, Uk, Australia…)

    01 The Lovers of Valdaro – “Somebody Wants” (semi 3 – out)
    02 Wiktoria – “Not With Me” (semi 1 – F)
    03 Oscar Enestad – “I Love It” (semi 2 – out)
    04 Anna Bergendhal – “Ashes To Ashes” (semi 1 – AC)
    05 Nano – “Chasing Rivers” (semi 1 – AC)
    06 Omar Rudberg – “Om Om Och Om Igen” (semi 3 – out)
    07 Liamoo & Hanna Ferm – “Hold You” (semi 2 – F)
    08 Pagan Fury – “Stormbringer” (semi 4 – out)
    09 John Lundvik – “Too Late For Love” (semi 4 – F)
    10 Lisa Ajax – “Torn” (semi 4 – AC)
    11 Bishara – “On My Own” (semi 4 – F)
    12 Mohombi – “Hello” (semi 1 – F)
    13 Lina Hedlund – “Victorious” (semi 3 – F)
    14 Andreas Johnson – “Army Of Us” (semi 2 – AC)
    15 Anton Hagman – “Känner Di” (semi 4 – out)
    16 Martin Stenmarck – “Låt Skiten Brinna” (semi 3 – AC)
    17 Jon Henrik Fjällgren – “Norrsken” (semi 3 – F)
    18 Ann-Louise Hanson – “Kärleken Finns Kvar” (semi 4 – out)
    19 Arja Saijonmaa – “Mina fyra årstider” (semi 1 – out)
    20 Malou Prytz – “Hold You” (semi 2 – F)
    21 Vlad Reiser – “Nakna I Regnet” (semi 2 – AC)
    22 Margaret – “Tempo” (semi 2 – out)
    23 Jan Malmsjö – “Leva Livet” (semi 2 – out)
    24 Arvingarna – “I Do” (semi 4 – AC)
    25 Zeana feat. Anis don Demina – “Mina Bränder” (semi 1 – out)
    26 Rebecka Karlsson – “Who I Am” (semi 3 – AC)
    27 High15 – “No Drama” (semi 1 – out)
    28 Dolly Style – “Habibi” (semi 3 – out)

    So most of my favorites are out or AC, with only Wictoria as a direct finalist to break my top 6… then Liamoo, then John, then Bishara, then Lina: it’s obvious though that I won’t have Sweden very high in my list for Tel Aviv!

    More stats, for semis:
    *Semi 1 is ranked: 2, 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 27
    *Semi 2 is ranked: 3, 7, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23
    *Semi 3 is ranked: 1, 6, 13, 16, 17, 26, 28
    *Semi 4 is ranked: 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 18, 24

    More stats, for rankings:
    *Finalists: 2, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20
    *AC: 4, 5, 10, 14, 16, 21, 24, 26

    • Fun fact: it’s the first time my MF winner features my husband, Daniel Koivunen, dancing (as can be seen with his cute lil bum in that picture). Even if I’ve been in love with him since 2013, he usually features in the MF entries I tend to not like very much (“In My Cabana”…)

  2. FdC: One of those very rare cases that all my favs qualify for the final!

  3. Did Surma made to final in Portugal?

  4. On FdC 19 – I do not remember watching an edition of FdC so discussed as this one. The Portuguese NF has managed to become relevant again here and people are talking about the songs and about Portuguese music. :)

    P.S. – ‘Igual a ti’ is not faring well online. ‘Pugna’ is well ahead of yesterday’s winner. ‘Perfeito’ as faring much better last week. ‘Telemóveis’ is still trending at nº 1 and there are versions of the song popping up online:

  5. Portugal Semi 2 :

    I agree with all four that got through. I’m not a big fan of Surma’s song but the atmosphere it conveyed live was magical!
    NBC delivered in a very convincing way while “Mundo a mudar” and “Mar doce” were the most likeable in a bunch of very similar songs (yes diversity was not FdC’s priority for another year…)

    Ranking/Scores :

    1. Surma : 8/10
    2. NBC : 7/10
    3. Madrepaz : 7/10
    4. Mariana Bragada : 7/10
    5. Mila Dores : 6/10
    6. Dan Riverman : 6/10
    7. João Couto : 6/10
    8. Lara Laquiz : 4/10

    Average of FdC 2019 at 6.75.

    Telemoveis with a totally revamped stage routine would rock in Tel Aviv!

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