In Belgium eight artists had qualified for the semi-finals. They are now joined by four more acts, who won their spot tonight via a second chance heat, where they all competed singing Eurovision covers that was judged by Ukrainian Eurovision winner Ruslana.
The popular national selection Melodifestivalen has reached the third destination on its tour around Sweden. In Gothenburg on Saturday we will see a MF-veteran who has been close to winning, a group that had their big breakthrough in MF by reaching last years final and a young performer who could be the next breakthrough act.
The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has confirmed this afternoon the names of the ten artists and their song titles for the upcoming national selection, Festival da Canção. Among them there are some familiar faces such as Rui Andrade, Catarina Pereira and Carla Ribero.
Last evening the first semi-final of Böyük Səhnə, the Azerbaijani national selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest took place. The fourteen candidates performed in front of an expert jury and ten of them qualified to the second heat to be held next Sunday.
Today the Lithuanian broadcaster announced the final results of last Saturday's Eurovizijos edition. As they assumed irregularities in the televoting the announcement of the results was postponed and not as usual at the end of the show. Martynas Kavaliauskas was eliminated, the four other artists will perform again next Saturday.
The German broadcaster NDR has finally revealed the ten names who will compete for the last spot in the German final on February 27th. In a special club concert in Hamburg the German public will decide who will get the chance to compete with seven other acts in the show Unser Song für Dänemark.
Tonight the Lithuanian preselection marathon held its 8th round to search the country's representative for Copenhagen. The five remaining artists performed two songs each. At the end one act should have been eliminated. Due to technical problems on the verification of the televoting the announcement of the results was postponed to Monday.
The quest to find the next representant for Sweden at the Eurovision Song contest in Copenhagen continued tonight with the second heat of Melodifestivalen in the city of Linköping. This time the qualifying acts to the final were Sanna Nielsen and Panetoz.
Today the Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO announced that seven acts will compete in their national selection EMA to represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen. Among the names there is also Omar Naber who participated at the 2005 edition in Kiev.
TVE has today released the audio files of the five candidate songs to represent Spain in Copenhagen. Every day this week, one of the candidates will participate in a digital meeting hosted by the broadcaster on its official Eurovision website where the artists will answer questions from fans.
This evening Latvia began its quest to select the entry that will represent them at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and twelve acts were competing for one of the six spots in the final. The slogan of the selection was 'Made In Latvia' and only Latvian authors were allowed to enter the competition.
Tonight, Iceland kicked off their selection with the first of two semi-finals held before the grand final. Out of the five acts competing tonight, two made it through to the final while the remaing ones will have to hope to be saved by the jury later on.
The popular national selection Melodifestivalen started tonight when Sweden picked two out of the ten finalists in the first heat that was held in Malmö Arena. In the end it was the favourite YOHIO together with the more unknown Ellen Benediktson who were the ones with most votes from the viewers.
The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has revealed the names of the ten composers invited to write the ten entries that will participate at the upcoming Festival Da Canção. Among them are several known names whose songs have represented different countries in recent editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.
As usual every Saturday, a new Eurovizijos show took place this evening where each of the seven remaining candidates presented a new song out of the sixteen potential entries. The least voted act was VIG Roses thus they had to leave the competition.
Today the snippets of the three entries competing to represent France at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest was released. We have to wait until Sunday to listen to the full songs, but what is clear is that they are three very powerful songs, each with their unique style.
After two years of internal choice, TVE returns to the national selection format to pick the Spanish representative for Copenhagen. Today the names of the five artists in the run, have been announced: Brequette, Jorge González, La Dama, Raúl and Ruth Lorenzo. The final will be held in February.
After several weeks seeing the artists singing covers, this evening Eurovizijos went through to a new stage and the eight remaining acts performed for the very first time eight out of the sixteen songs competing for the Lithuanian ticket to Copenhagen.
Tonight we saw the second heat of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, the Finnish preselection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Six acts competed for the second spot in the final in Espoo on February 1st. Who would follow the band Softengine who already was sent to the final last week? At the end Hanna Sky was the lucky one while for MAKEA UMK is over.
Azerbaijan will once again select its hopeful for the next Eurovision Song Contest through a talent show which is called Boyuk Sehne. The national final is scheduled for 2nd March, but a number of pre-selection shows will take place before that.