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Melodi Grand Prix 2014: first Norwegian heat: Get to know the participants

MGP 2014 1ste semi finalists © Kim Erlandsen/NRK

Norway kicks off it's quest to find Margaret Berger's successor later this weekend with the first of Melodi Grand Prix three semi finals to be held in Oslo. With much new talent on show this year, a little background information on each artist might come in useful. Check out who's who among the first five semifinalists with us.

The Common Linnets to perform the Dutch entry for Copenhagen next week

The Common Linnets © eurovision.tv

Dutch songbirds The Common Linnets have had a hectic time of things since the announcement by broadcasters AVRO and TROS that they would be flying the flag for the Netherlands in Copenhagen. Tonight, the pair revealed a little more about their entry Calm after the storm.

Danish Eurovision legends as interval act for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix

Danish Eurovision legends as interval act for DMGP 2014 ©  Claus Bjørn Larsen, Scanpix/Bjarne Bergius Hermansen, DR

For the Danish national final on Saturday several of the country's Eurovision legends will perform as interval act. Reigning winner Emmelie de Forest will open the show where 10 participants will battle to defend the red and white Danish colours on homefield in Copenhagen in May. 

Malta: New version of Coming Home released - Firelight speaks about it in a video interview

Firelight wins the Maltese national final ©  Ian Fowell, EuroVisionary

A revamped version of the Maltese entry was released to the press during a launching event that took place last night in Malta's hub to entertainment. Last month Firelight won the right to represent the country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

First Eurovision winner Lys Assia celebrates her 90 year birthday

Lys Assia ©  Daniel Kruczynski

Today Lys Assia is able to celebrate her 90 year birthday looking back on a glorious career. She has earned herself the nickname Eurovision's Grand Dame winning the very first edition of the contest held in 1956. Age is not stopping Lys, who is still going strong.

Eurosong 2014: SIL and Yass through to the Belgian Final

Eurosong 2014 © VRT EEN

Tonight SIL and Yass topped the combined votes of the public and panel in studio in the second of three Semi Finals in Eurosong 2014. They join Eva Jacobs and Udo in the final which takes place March 16th in the Sportpaleis Antwerp.

Dilara Kazımova to wave Azeri flag in Copenhagen

Dilara Kazimova © ITV

Tonight the grand final of the Azeri national selection named Böyük Səhnə was broadcast. Dilara Kazımova, Erkin Osmanlı and Xana Hasanova fought it out to win the ticket to Copenhagen. Each participant performed three songs specially written for tonight. Dilara Kazımova was the winner at the end of the night.

Sacré bleu, it's Twin Twin for France in Copenhagen!

Twin Twin © France 3

For the first time since 2007, the French have selected their entry for Copenhagen by means of a national final. The result was revealed on air tonight and the French hope that Twin Twin with will bring them plenty of douze points come on that certain Saturday night in May.

Vilija Matačiūnaitė to represent Lithuania with self-written song Attention

Vilija Matačiūnaitė ©  Deivaro Kaleininko LRT.lt

After a lengthy selection process, the song, Attention, was picked last week to represent Lithuania at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. This evening it was finally time to decide just which of the three finalist acts, Mia, Vaidas or Vilija, would get the ticket to Copenhagen.

Estonia decides: it's Tanja to Copenhagen!

Tanja © eurovision.tv

It's been twenty years since Estonia made its debut on the Eurovision stage. A canny coincidence also that a pattern is starting to emerge from ten years ago; first a win for Sweden followed by a Danish win and we all know how what followed in 2001. Estonia chose tonight, bringing them closer to repeating history that happened 13 years ago.

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