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.
Last years favourite among the voting audience Yohio will be first out when Sweden starts its selecition procedure to the Eurovision Song Contest on the 1st of February. The 32nd and last performer in the fourth heat will be another hot favourite and audience pleaser - Anton Ewald.
The national selection season is about to kick off in Lithuania and this weekend the twenty shortlisted acts that will compete for the ticket to Copenhagen were revealed. The presentation took place at the special concert commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Lithuanian Eurovision debut.
On the 21st of December Ukraine will pick its representative for next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the running for this honour is 20 candidates picked by a jury consisting of people involved in the music industry.
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.
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 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.
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 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.