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.

Azerbaijan: National final on 2nd March

Azerbaijan flag ©  EBU

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. 

Louise Wolff and Jacob Riising to host Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014

Jacon Riising and Louise Wolff ©  DR

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. 

Malta: Ira Losco & Gianluca as possible hosts for national selection

Gianluca and Ira Losco

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.

Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi publish national final entry - other names revealed as well

Paula Seling & Ovi ©  codrosu.ro

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.

Portugal will once again choose its Eurovision entrant via Festival da Canção

Festival da Canção © rtp.pt

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.

Eight acts made it through to the next phase in Lithuania – 16 songs available online

Lithuania Eurovizijos 2014 © B.Butauto BFL

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.

Mei Finegold to sing for Israel in Copenhagen

Mei Finegold © Lior Nordman

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 reveals details of Romanian national selection and dates

TVR (c) TVR

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.

One more act eliminated in Lithuania - Nine names are still in the run

Aistė Pilvelytė © LRT

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.

Albania: 8 acts presented in the first show of Festivali i Këngës

TVSH

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.

First 2014 Eurovision entry known: Ukraine will sing Tick-Tock

Maria Yaremchuk ©  Day.kiev.ua

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.

The running order of Melodifestivalen 2014 announced

Melodifestivalen 2014 logo ©  SVT

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.

Lithuanian hopefuls for 2014 revealed

Pop Ladies © V.Skaraičio (BFL)

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.

Ukraine list their national finalists - all set for December 21st

Ukraine flag

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.

20 Maltese semi-finalists presented

Gianluca on stage at Eurovision 2013 ©  EuroVisionary.com

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

BTRC Logo © tvr.by

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.

 

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