In a little under three hours, our Eurovision 2017 hosts kick off the selection shows to choose their entry for the contest in Kyiv in May.
Nicknamed #Vidbir2017 – tonight’s show sees 8 performances as follows:
1. SKAI – All My Love For You
2. Roman Veremeychik & Lumiere – Make It Real
3. Monochromea – Blue Bird
4. Laliko – Sugar Whisper
5. Salto Nazad – O, mamo!
6. MamaRika – We Are One
7. Tayanna – I Love You
8. Arsen Mirzoyan – Geraldine
Votes will be on a 50/50 basis between televotes and jury votes, and we are awaiting confirmation as to whether 2 or 3 will go forward to the final which will be held on February 25th
The show is in two halves tonight, starting at 1800 CET, there will be a break in proceedings from 2030CE-2130CET and the results will then be announced with the show scheduled to finish at 2230CET
The interval acts have been confirmed as Georgia’s entry for Kyiv, Tako Gachechiladze with her song “Keep The Faith” and also the Belarussian band NAVI and their entry “Historyja majho žyccia”
Tonight’s show will be broadcast entirely via this YouTube link
Anne will be on hand tonight to blog the whole event!