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.
Danish broadcaster today announced the two hosts that will guide the viewers through the national selection Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on the 8th of March. The two very experienced hosts Louise Wolff and Jacob Riising have gotten the task.
Former Maltese Eurovision artists; Ira Losco and Gianluca Bezzina were approached by the Maltese national broadcaster PBS to host next month's Maltese national selection, which will take place at the Malta Fairs & Convention Centre in Ta' Qali.
Paula Seling and Ovi who are in contention to represent Romania for the second time released their entry for the Romanian selection, Miracle. Twelve acts will make it to the final of the national selection which is scheduled for 1st March.
The traditional Portuguese selection show Festival da Canção is back, but it has been slightly revamped. There won't be jurors, the audience will be solely responsible for choosing the winner, and it will run over two evenings on the 8th and the 15th of March.
A new Eurovizijos show was held last evening in Lithuania where one more act was eliminated and eight out of the nine participants moved forward to the next stage of the selection process. Furthermore, the Lithuanian broadcaster LRT has released the sixteen potential Eurovision entries.
Following an internal Eurovision committee meeting this week IBA has announced that they have chosen former “Kokhav Nolad” artist Mei Fineberg to represent them at the 59th Eurovision in May. The song she is to sing will be chosen internally from three options and be unveiled soon.
TVR has announced its plans regarding the selection of the Romanian representative for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Twelve acts will be picked by an internal jury from all the submitted songs to perform at the televised show which will be held on the 1st of March.
Lithuania continues the searching of their next Eurovision representative with a new Eurovizijos show that took place this weekend. A total of ten candidates competed to be among the nine acts which would proceed to the next phase of the national selection process.
The first show of the 52nd Festivali i Këngës took place tonight at Tirana’s Pallati i Konverteve. Sixteen acts are in the run to win this prestigous Albanian festival and thus representing Albania in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.
The 2014 season has started and the first entry is now known. 20 songs were competing in the national final in Ukraine, which resulted in Maria Yaremchuk winning the right to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in May next year.