National selection

The national finals resulting in each participating country picking its entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest have started. Don't miss out on the latest news.

20 Maltese semi-finalists presented

Gianluca on stage at Eurovision 2013 ©

The 20 semi-finalists for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 were revealed tonight during a special show on TVM. Last month, in total of 210 entries were submitted which were short listed to 70. The 20 semi-finalists will compete for 14 final spots. 

Destan, Joanna and Twin Twin are the French candidates for Copenhagen

Destan, Joanna & Twin Twin © France3

The French broadcaster, France 3, has today revealed the identity of the three shortlisted acts who will take part in the national final to represent France at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. The songs will be premiered at the tv show which is scheduled to take place on the 26th of January.

60 songs received in Belarus

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60 acts submitted, but only 15 still with a chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, are to be picked. Alyona Lanskaya takes part in the jury to select her successor. We are talking about the Eurovision flexible country, Belarus.

The Swiss broadcasters announce their shortlisted candidates

Entscheidungsshow 2014

SRF and RTS have today announced the names of the hopefuls who join the ones announced by RSI last week and will take part in the next phase of the selection process. The 18 preselected acts will perform in front of the jury panel on November 30th in order to win a ticket to the national final.

Malta to decide Eurovision entry on 8th of February

(c) TVM Malta

Malta will select it's entry for the next Eurovision Song Contest on 8th February 2014. National broadcaster PBS announced the date for the forthcoming national selection better known as the 2014 Malta Eurovision Song Contest. A day before the national final a semi-final show will take place where twenty songs will compete for fourteen final spots.

Nour El Refai and Anders Jansson to host Melodifestivalen 2014

Nour El Refai and Anders Jansson ©  SVT

At a press conference today the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, revealed that it will be the two comedians Nour El Refai and Anders Jansson that shall host their national selection, Melodifestivalen, next year. Both will be on homefield when the first show kicks off from Malmö.

France: National final date and more details revealed

France second rehearsal © Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

After six years of internal picks, the French broadcaster will once again have a public selection to choose their representative for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The national final will be held on the 26th of January, but we won't know who the winner is before the 2nd of March.

Switzerland, may we have your votes please?

Entscheidungsshow 2014

It is time to vote in Switzerland. 159 songs are in the public online voting that kicks off today. Two of them are former Eurovision Song Contest participants, from Croatia and Cyprus. Is Switzerland going to be their comeback - or is the competition too strong for them to make it through to the national final?

210 songs submitted for Malta Eurosong 2014

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The Maltese broadcaster, PBS, has announced that 210 songs have been submitted for the Eurosong selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest . This is a record amount of submissions for the national selection in Malta.

Ukraine: NTU starts to receive submissions - National final on December 21st

Zlata Ognevich © Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

The Ukrainian broadcaster NTU has started the national selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Songs can be entered until December 6th and the national final will be held on December 21st. The twenty acts that will perform at the final will be pre-selected by an expert committee.

Rafael Bobeica to represent Moldova at the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Rafael Bobeica © TRM

The national selection took place this weekend where four performers were presenting their entries to the professional jury who decided that Rafael Bobeica will represent Moldova at the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with a powerful ballad entitled Cum Să Fim which means How To Be.

Belarus opens for song submission and sets national final for early January

Alyona Lanskaya ©  EuroVisionary/Tommy Engstrom

Belarussian broadcaster announced changes in the selection process, the main one being that, among all the candidates, an expert committee will select fifteen of them internally and they will perform directly in the final which means that there won't be a semi-final round.

Albania set dates for 52nd Festivali i Këngës

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Albania are normally one of the first countries to host a national selection to select their song for Eurovision.  This year is no exception as the local broadcaster, RTSH, have announced the dates when competition will be begin to find the Albanian representative at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

Increased interest for representing Denmark at homefield at Eurovision 2014

Emmelie de Forest with her winning trophy {Charlotte Jensen, EuroVisionary}

The deadline to sent in songs for the Danish national final has passed. With a total of 872 songs submitted, the broadcaster experienced an increased interest in representing the country at next year's Eurovision Song Contest. Can Denmark do the double, which they were close to in 2001?

Lithuania revamps its national selection format

Lithuania's Andrius Pojavis © Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

LRT has begun the search for the Lithuanian representative at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with a new approach to the format. Artists and songwriters can apply separately and singers who wish to represent their country will have to go through multiple stages throughout the competition.

LTV started the selection process of Eirodziesma 2014

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Latvian national broadcaster LTV has geared up for the preparations regarding to the national song festival, Eirodziesma. The same format of Eirodziesma in the recent years will be carried out in 2014 with the change that the songwriters or composers have to be Latvian.

Estonian broadcaster confirmed Eesti Laul 2014 dates

Birgit Õigemeel (c) ETV

If history repeats itself once again then Estonia will be winning the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen. The artist to try to do so will be picked in a national final held on the first of March. The deadline to submit the entries runs out in December.

2 628 songs submitted to Melodifestivalen 2014

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As the submission deadline was reached this morning it stood clear that the interest is still high to take part in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection to the Eurovision Song Contest. 2 628 is just above last years 2 549 songs. "We had probably hoped for less songs" says the producer of Melodifestivalen, Christer Björkman.

SVT announces cities and dates for Melodifestivalen 2014

Friends Arena @ Sweden Arena Mangement

Speculations about where the swedish final would be held ended today as SVT announced that the final once again will be held in Friends Arena. Lidköping is the newcomer among the other hosting cities of the Melodifestivalen tour that starts in the ESC-arena in Malmö on the 1st of February and ends in Friends Arena on the 8th of March.

Belgium announces the return of Eurosong

Belgium's Roberto Bellarosa © Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

Over the past few years, the Belgian selections have been rather small and uninteresting but that is about to change according to the Flemish broadcaster that have just announced their plans for the 2014 selection process of the Eurovision Song Contest. Will this increase the Belgian odds?




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