National Finals 2023: Second Super Saturday

It’s become a classic on ET, 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.

Norway – The national broadcaster NRK will resume this year’s Melodi Grand Prix, the national final that will select the Norwegian entry for Liverpool!

The contest will be set in Trondheim Spektrum and will be hosted by Arian Engebø and Stian ‘Staysman’ Thorbjørnsen.

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. JONE – Ekko Inni Meg
  2. Sandra Lyng – Drøm d bort
  3. Alejandro Fuentes – Fuego
  4. Swing’it – Prohibition
  5. Elsie Bay – Love You in a Dream
  6. Ella – Waist
  7. Bjørn Olav Edvardsen – Turn Off My Heart

The show starts at 19:50 CET and can be watched here or on YouTube.

Lithuania – The national broadcaster LTV will start this year’s Pabandom iš Naujo, the national final that will select the Lithuanian entry for Liverpool!

The contest will be set in  Vilnius studios and will be hosted by  Augustė Nombeko and Giedrius Masalskis. The 30 songs were split in two with two qualifying rounds of 15 acts: but tonight only 6 qualify to the semi-finals!

This is tonight’s line-up:

  1. Aistė PilvelytėWe’re Not Running
  2. Joseph JuneVacuum
  3. Il SensoSparnai
  4. W.IYou Can Not
  5. MultiksLondon
  6. LuknėParadise
  7. Gabrielius VagelisŠauksmas
  8. Alen ChiccoDo You
  9. Rūta MURSo Low
  10. Justin 3 feat. Dj AugustYnoNot Giving Up
  11. Baiba When The Lights Go Out
  12. Justa RubežiūtėWhen I’ll Find
  13. NOYDestiny’s Child
  14. Paulina Paukštaitytė Let Me Think About Me
  15. Justė KraujelytėNeed More Fun

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

Malta – The national broadcaster TVM will resume this year’s Let Us Shine, the new national final to select the Maltese entry for Liverpool!

A total of 13 acts will compete tonight. The show will be hosted by Ryan and Josmar.

This is the line-up for this second quarter-final:

  1. Francesca Sciberras“Masquerade”
  2. The Busker“Dance (Our Own Party)”
  3. Lyndsay“Haunted”
  4. Maxine Pace“Alone”
  5. Marie Claire“Thankful”
  6. Ian“On My Own”
  7. Kirstie “Girls Get Down”
  8. Dario Bezzina“Bridle Road”
  9. Brooke“Checkmate”
  10. Mark Anthony Bartolo“Tears”
  11. Dan“It’ll Be Ok”
  12. Dario“Pawn in a Game”
  13. Matt Blxck“UP”

The show starts at 21:00 CET and can be watched here.

716 thoughts on “National Finals 2023: Second Super Saturday

  1. Boo! What’s up guys?
    Long time, no see😜Haven’t heard a single song.. This is a first. I hope you are all well. I am doing fine, just traveling !
    Guess where am I now?

    • I see he has been quite critical of other entries like Blanca and Agoney. But where does this arrogance stem from? Obviously he sees himself as a favourite.

      • The vague arrogance stems from the fact that one has to have some of experience to criticize a colleague in whatever one does. He will learn as time goes by. Winning the preselection ranking is very little. I am waiting to be wowed what he will do on stage; there will be dancing galore, that is for sure, because singing live is not his strong point.
        Aritz Aren – “Train Wreck / Arcade”| Los elegidos: Benidorm Fest 2023 – YouTube

  2. Gebrasy’s 2023 attempt is a decent song, but I am not exctly thrilled atm. Waiting for a live rendition.
    Still no sign of Monika Linkité’s song. I remember her first attempt in 2010; I still listen to that song.

  3. The Portuguese songs will be available on the digital platforms this Friday. Mimicat will most probably be the most watched song on YT by Saturday.
    1.º (+3) “A festa” – Edmundo Inácio – 92 544 visualizações
    2.º (-1) “Goodnight” – Bárbara Tinoco – 88 822 visualizações
    3.º (+3) “Ai Coração” – Mimicat – 86 528 visualizações
    4.º (-2) “Nasci Maria” – Cláudia Pascoal – 79 444 visualizações
    5.º (-2) “Povo” – Ivandro – 75 795 visualizações

  4. I was writing something about Benidorm Fest but it is pointless if they fail to see their points distribution is wrong (96 ma/ks/ for unanimous winner of the jury versus 80 ma/ks/ of the winner of televote and demoscopic). There’s a room of combinations of jury voting where there’s not even a chance of a tie LOL
    If there are reasons for people to complain then they can’t pretend all the backlash has to do with radical bad fans.

  5. Benidorm Fest entries on Spotify:

  6. I have just listened to Mr. Hunts big (🤣) speech. What I can’t stand about UK conservatives is that they seem to be unable to form an argument without talking down other countries, mostly by using false figures and lies. Such an approach would be considered as very rude in Germany.

      • It’s pretty diverse so can’t complain there – my main fear is that Ikke will win TikTok and then the show. There’s nothing on the voting modus yet, is there? They may do a Superfinale to avoid that.

        • According to you can vote on TikTok once per day. In the preselection show there will be 50 % international jury and 50 % Public (televote, sms, online).

          I think on TikTok it will be Mallorca (Ikke) against Metal (From Fall To Spring) against Deutschpop (Jona), whoever mobilizes the biggest fanbase…

  7. I can’t stop laughing. I’ve known Lord of the Lost for years. Seen them loads, love them. Many a drunken night with them lol. I’m so excited that they’ve entered. Chris the singer is a genius. And Patty got through too! I love her. Shame she’s up against LOTL, they’ve just stormed to no 1 in the album charts.

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