Three songs have so far been selected for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, and over the coming days two more will be added as Belarus and Malta are to pick their entries. We are approaching the first of a list of busy weekends for Eurovision followers.
Friday evening followers of the Eurovision Song Contest will have two shows to pay attention to; a semi-final in Malta and a final in Belarus. Saturday Malta will then host their final while Lithuania continue with their third show and Hungary kick of their selection.
A total of 10 acts are ready to fight for the right to represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest. The participants was chosen from a jury including three former Belarussian Eurovision Song Contest participants in form of Dmitry Koldun (2007), Alyona Lanskaya (2013) and Teo (2014).
The ten acts competing in the 2016 national selection are:
- Alex Gross – Flame
- Sasha Zakharik – Glory Night
- Valeria Sadovskaia – Not Alone
- Radiovolna (group) – Don’t Go Mad
- THE EM (group) – Turn Around
- NAVI (group) – This Land
- Alexander Ivanov – How To Fly
- Anastasia Malashkevich – Pray For Love
- Kirill Yermakov – Running To The Sun
- NAPOLI – My Universe
While we wait for Belarus to chose their participant for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, we made this video of their Eurovision highlights 2008 – 2015. The video contain clips from more than just the Eurovision Song Contest itself, and as such you might see something you haven’t seen before. Below the video we’ll continue with Malta who is also about to select their entry.
Over two days Malta will select their 2016 participant. Friday evening 20 acts will battle in a semi-final from where 14 of them will continue to Saturday’s final. There are several well known names in the shortlist for the semi-final with Ira Losco in with a double chance to exchange her second place from the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest to a first position in Stockholm in May.
The 20 acts for the Maltese semi-final are:
- Ira Losco – Chameleon (Invincible)
- Corazón – Falling Glass
- Stefan Galea – Light Up My Life
- Domenique Azzopardi – Empty Hearted
- Dario – I Love You
- Daniel Testa – Under the Su
- Jessika – The Flame
- Jasmine Abela – Alive
- Raquel – Flashing Lights
- Brooke – Golden
- Kim – Lighthouse
- Sarah Crystal – Right Here With You
- Danica – Frontline
- Christabelle – Kingdom
- Franklin – Little Love
- Dominic – Fire Burn
- Ira Losco – That’s Why I Love You
- Laurence Gray – You’re Beautiful
- Maxine – Young Love
- Deborah C – All Around the World
While waiting for them to chose their 2016 participant, please enjoy this video of highlights from their participation in the years 2011 – 2015. The video contain more than just Eurovision clips and as such will also bring you material you probably haven’t seen before.
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