Spain, like the rest of the Big 4, has had a hard time of it in Eurovision over the last few years. In another desperate attempt to stop their downward spiral the Spaniards have once again given their national selection process a major overhaul.
8 songs took part in the second Swedish heat that took place in Västerås. The biggest expectations laid on the shoulders of Andreas Johnson and Carola Häggkvist, but they disappointed a bit and only reached the second chance contest.
Tonight the second semifinal of Selectia Nationala takes place. In a 3 hours show there will be a wide variety of music, such as rock, ballad, country and traditional music with Balkan and latino influences.
Jeronimas Milius is normally the lead singer in a heavy metal band so for some he was a surprisingly choise to sing the opera kind song Nomads in the Night that represented Lithuania at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.
Simon Mathew won a bit unexpectly the Danish final, but having previously won both a musical talent show and a dancing program maybe we shouldn't be surprised if he does well in Belgrade as well with the song called All Night Long.
Ruslan Alehno became famous after winning the local edition of Pop Idol and in 2008 it brought him to Belgrade with the song called Hasta la Vista. He didn't manage to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest final.