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.
Seven Acts will take to the stage at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg and will compete for the chance to make the grand final on March 7th. 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 Anna Bergendahl (Eurovision 2010, MF 2019), Jan Johansen (Eurovision 1995, MF 2001, 2002 2003), Dotter (MF 2018), Mendez (MF 2002, 2003, 2018) with Alvaro Estrella (MF 2014) and veteran Linda Bengtzing (MF 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016). This is tonight’s running-order:
- Klara Hammarström – Nobody
- Jan Johansen – Miraklernas tid
- Dotter – Bulletproof
- Mendez feat. Alvaro Estrella – Vamos amigos
- Linda Bengtzing – Alla mina sorger
- Paul Rey – Talking In My Sleep
- Anna Bergendahl – Kingdom Come
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.
Norway – This year’s Melodi Grand Prix will feature 5 semi-finals in order to celebrate the 60 years of Norway’s participation in Eurovision. The 5th semi-final takes place tonight. 4 participants will battle for the televote’s ticket for the final.
The 4 acts taking part for North Norway are:
- Elin & The Woods – We Are As One
- Jenny Jenssen – Mr. Hello
- Kevin Boine – Stem på mæ
- Liza Vassilieva – I Am Gay
The hosts Kåre Magnus Bergh, Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase will first draw the two duels. The two winners of the duels will then face one another for the televote’s tickets for the final, which will be hosted in Trondheim. A jury already looked at the 5 semi-finalists of each semi-final and picked a winner to qualify directly to the final. Tonight’s jury qualifier is Tone Damli singing Hurts Sometimes.
The show starts at 19:50 CET and you can watch it here.
Lithuania – This year’s Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 resumes tonight with the second semi-final out of 2. 8 acts are taking part and 4 will qualify to the grand final with a vote split with 50% jury and 50% televote. Evgenya Redko withdrew her song Far (4th in the 3rd heat) because she was very sick.
The hosts are Gabrielė Martirosian and Giedrius Masalskis and Eurovision 2018 artist Ieva Zasimauskaitė. This is tonight’s running order:
- Meandi – Drip
- Petunija – Show Ya
- Germanas Skoris – Chemistry (Breaking Free)
- Moniqué – Make Me Human
- Rokas Povilius – Vilnius Calling
- Monika Marija – If I Leave
- Andy Vaic – Why Why Why
- The Backs – Fully
The show starts at 20:00 CET and you can watch it here.
Australia – The national broadcaster SBS will host this year’s Australia Decides in the evening there, around 10 AM CET. A total of 10 entries will participate in order to represent Australia in Rotterdam.
The Australia Decides national final will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey. A jury final already took place yesterday. This is tonight’s running-order:
- iOTA – Life
- Jordan Ravi – Pushing Stars
- Jaguar Jonze – Rabbit Hole
- Jack Vidgen – I Am King I Am Queen
- Vanessa Amorosi – Lessons of Love
- Diana Rouvas – Can we Make Heaven
- Mitch Tambo – Together
- Casey Donovan – Proud
- Montaigne – Don’t Break Me
- Didirri – Raw Stuff
The show starts at 10:30 CET and you can watch it here.
After a few changes were announced by Ilze Jansone, the producer of the show, 26 songs were revealed as the qualified to the following stage. However, with only one final will take place this year, only 8 entries out of the 26 revealed by LTV would qualify for the live show. Juries selected 100% of the finalists, but they ended up picking 9 instead of 8 and no reasons were given to that change.
The hosts tonight are Toms Grēviņš, Ketija Šēnberga and Beta Beidz. Here is tonight’s running order:
- Seleste – Like Me
- DRIKSNA – Stay
- Katrīna Bindere – I Will Break Your Heart
- Edgars Kreilis – Tridymite
- Katrīna Dimanta – Heart Beats
- Miks Dukurs – I’m Falling for You
- ANNNA – Polyester
- Bad Habits – Sail with You
- Samanta Tīna – “Still Breathing
During the final, the juries will give their feedback but the voting is 100% televote. The jury members are Maarja Merivoo-Parro (Estonia), Gerūta Griniūtė (Lithuania), Petri Mannonen (Finland), Artis Dvarionas (Latvia).
The show starts at 20:25 CET and you can watch it here.
Italy – RAI, the national broadcaster, will conclude San Remo 2020 tonight, a contest which will serve once more as a means to select the Italian act for Eurovision. Amadeus will be the artistic director and presenter of the song festival.
Here’s the line-up (no draw yet):
- Irene Grandi – Finalmente io
- Marco Masini – Il confronto
- Rita Pavone – Niente (Resilienza 74)
- Achille Lauro – Me ne frego
- Diodato – Fai rumore
- Le Vibrazioni – Dov’è
- Anastasio – Rosso di rabbia
- Elodie – Andromeda
- Bugo & Morgan – Sincero
- Alberto Urso – Il sole a est
- Riki – Lo sappiamo entrambi
- Raphael Gualazzi – Carioca
- Piero Pelù – Gigante
- Elettra Lamborghini – Musica (e il resto scompare)
- Enrico Nigiotti – Baciami adesso
- Levante – Tikibombom
- Pinguini Tattici Nucleari – Ringo Starr
- Tosca – Ho amato tutto
- Francesco Gabbani – Viceversa
- Paolo Jannacci – Voglio parlarti adesso
- Rancore – Eden
- Junior Cally – No grazie
- Giordana Angi – Come mia madre
- Michele Zarrillo – Nell’estasi o nel fango
The show starts at 21:00 CET, will last for 275mns and you can watch it here.
Ukraine – UA:PBC, the broadcaster in charge of Vidbir 2020, the national final, will start the process of selecting the entry for Rotterdam with the first semi-final out of two! Once more, Sergey Prytula will host. Tonight, 8 entries will perform with only 3 qualifying for the final thanks to a 50% split between juries and televote. The three juries are: Andriy Danylko (Ukraine in 2007), Tina Karol (Ukraine 2006) and Vitaliy Drozdov (producer).
Here is tonight’s running order:
- [О] – Tam, Kudy Ya Ydu
- Jerry Heil – Vegan
- Katya Chilly – Pich
- KRUTЬ – 99
- GO_A – Solovei
- CLOUDLESS – Drown Me Down
- GIO – Feeling So Lost
- Assol – Save It
The show starts at 18:00 CET and you can watch it here.
Iceland – RÚV, the national broadcaster in charge of Söngvakeppnin 2020, the national final, will start the search for Hatari’s succession. The hard rock band got 10th last year in Icelandic! This is the first semi-final out of 2. Five artists will participate and only two will qualify to the Final, to be held in Laugardalshöll on February 29th. A 5th wildcard can be added by a jury.
This is tonight’s line-up:
- Kid Isak – Ævintýri
- Elísabet – Elta þig (Haunting)
- Brynja Mary – Augun þín (In Your Eyes)
- Ísold & Helga – Klukkan tifar (Meet Me Halfway)
- DIMMA – Almyrkvi
Most titles came with an English one, hinting at a probable language switch. In Iceland, you have to participate in Icelandic in the semi-finals, but you can chose whichever language you want in the final, so that Icelandic people know which version you would send to Eurovision if chosen.
The show starts at 19:45 CET and you can watch it here.