Another exciting week full of national selections is ahead of show, and once again we will be getting four more winners, and four more songs which will be competing in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. There will be a total of nine shows on Monday and Saturday, but throughout the week we are also going to be getting the competing songs in the Serbian, Croatian, Danish and German national selections.
Let’s take a look at this week’s schedule.
Monday, Feb 7
Already tonight, we are getting a show in Norway, starting at 20:05 CET. The 12 eliminated acts in the past four weeks are getting a “Last Chance” to make it to the fifth semi final, which will take place on Saturday. The top four of the 12 acts are going to be selected for Saturday’s semi, whilst the it’s going to be a goodbye for the remaining eight. Tonight’s performances are not going to be live, but NRK is going to broadcast each performance from the semi finals. The four winners will be selected via televoting, without any duels.
Saturday, Feb 12
Saturday’s shows start early, as the Ukrainian “Vidbir” kicks off already at 17:30 CET! A total of eight acts have been selected to compete in this year’s Ukrainian Final, where the winner is going to be decided by a mix of televoting and jury votes. Eurovision winner Jamala, Ukraine’s 2006 Eurovision entrant Tina Karol are amongst the jury panel of this year’s “Vidbir”.
After the two semi finals last week, it’s time for the Grand Final of Eesti Laul, which will start at 18:30 CET. A total of 10 acts have qualified for the Final, and they will compete to win the hearts of the jury and the Estonian public, in order to make it first to the top three, and then the three acts are going to face a new televoting round, where the Estonian public will select who is going to be singing for Estonia in Turin. Let us know which of the 10 finalists of Eesti Laul 2022 are YOUR personal favorites by voting in our poll here:
- Stefan - Hope 24%, 370 votes370 votes 24%370 votes - 24% of all votes
- Elysa - Fire 17%, 259 votes259 votes 17%259 votes - 17% of all votes
- Stig Rasta - Interstellar 14%, 221 vote221 vote 14%221 vote - 14% of all votes
- Anna Sahlene - Champion 12%, 187 votes187 votes 12%187 votes - 12% of all votes
- Ott Lepland - Aovalguses 10%, 152 votes152 votes 10%152 votes - 10% of all votes
- Elina Nechayeva - Remedy 7%, 104 votes104 votes 7%104 votes - 7% of all votes
- Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia - Mis nuud saab 6%, 98 votes98 votes 6%98 votes - 6% of all votes
- Black Velvet - Sandra 6%, 95 votes95 votes 6%95 votes - 6% of all votes
- Jaagup Tuisk - Kui vaid 4%, 67 votes67 votes 4%67 votes - 4% of all votes
- Minimal Wind feat. Elisabeth Tiffany - What To Make Of This 1%, 16 votes16 votes 1%16 votes - 1% of all votes
The second Norwegian show of the week is going to be the fifth, and last semi final. Four acts that qualify in Monday’s show are going to face off in two rounds of duels, in order to become the 10th finalist of this year’s Melodi Grand Prix. The show starts at 19:55 CET.
The long awaited semi final of Romania’s Selectia Nationala is taking place on Saturday, starting at 20:00 CET. During the week, fans will be able to vote for their favorites on Eurovision Romania’s Facebook page, but the juries will also have a say. Together they will select 20 participants, who will compete in Saturday’s Semi Final. In Saturday’s show it will be completely up to the jury to select the 10 finalists, who will face off in the Grand Final of Selectia Nationala on the 5th of March.
The second semi final of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2022 is starting at 20:00, at the same time as Romania (and Lithuania)! Once again, a total of seven acts are going to compete in this semi final – two of which are going to qualify for the Grand Final, another two for the second chance round, whilst three acts will be eliminated. The results will be decided solely by televoting, but quite a complicated one (you can read all about it here).
The sixth and Final show of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo is taking place on Saturday at 20:00 CET! Eight acts have qualified for the Grand Final after three heats and two semi finals. The winner, and the successor of The Roop is going to be selected by a mix of jury votes and televoting. You can also let us know who YOUR favorites are in the Lithuanian final, by voting for them in our poll right here:
- Monika Liu - Sentimentai 23%, 215 votes215 votes 23%215 votes - 23% of all votes
- Lolita Zero - Not Your Mother 22%, 199 votes199 votes 22%199 votes - 22% of all votes
- Gebrasy - Into Your Arms 17%, 156 votes156 votes 17%156 votes - 17% of all votes
- Ruta Loop - Call Me From The Cold 13%, 120 votes120 votes 13%120 votes - 13% of all votes
- Ieva Zasimauskaite - I'll Be There 8%, 74 votes74 votes 8%74 votes - 8% of all votes
- Queens of Roses - Washing Machine 7%, 62 votes62 votes 7%62 votes - 7% of all votes
- Juste Kraujelyte - How To Get My Life Back 6%, 52 votes52 votes 6%52 votes - 6% of all votes
- Auguste Verdickaite - Before You're 6ft Under 5%, 46 votes46 votes 5%46 votes - 5% of all votes
At 20:05, only five minutes after the Lithuanian final begins, their northern neighbors are starting their own Final! In last week’s semi, a total of 10 finalists have been selected, and now it will be time to choose which one of those ten will be off to Turin to represent Latvia. This year, the winner will be chosen by a mix of jury votes and televoting. Let us know which are YOUR favorites in the Grand Final of Supernova by voting in our poll here:
- Aminata - I'm Letting You Go 22%, 302 votes302 votes 22%302 votes - 22% of all votes
- Miks Galvanovskis - I'm Just A Sinner 17%, 226 votes226 votes 17%226 votes - 17% of all votes
- Citi Zeni - Eat Your Salad 16%, 211 votes211 votes 16%211 votes - 16% of all votes
- Bermudu Divsturis - Bad 11%, 150 votes150 votes 11%150 votes - 11% of all votes
- Bujans - He, She, You And Me 9%, 118 votes118 votes 9%118 votes - 9% of all votes
- Mes Jus Milam - Rich Itch 8%, 111 votes111 votes 8%111 votes - 8% of all votes
- Elina Gluzunova - Es pabiju tur 4%, 58 votes58 votes 4%58 votes - 4% of all votes
- Inspo - A Happy Place 4%, 53 votes53 votes 4%53 votes - 4% of all votes
- Miks Dukurs - First Love 4%, 51 vote51 vote 4%51 vote - 4% of all votes
- Raum - Plans 4%, 50 votes50 votes 4%50 votes - 4% of all votes
- Linda Ruseniece - Pay My Own Bills 2%, 22 votes22 votes 2%22 votes - 2% of all votes
And last but most certainly not least, Slovenia’s search for their entry in Turin continues with the second semi final of EMA 2022, which kicks off at 20:20 CET. Another 10 acts are going to be competing for the remaining six places that lead to next week’s Grand Final – eight of this week’s contestants are established singers, whilst the remaining two are qualifiers from EMA’s sister-show “EMA Freš”. Let us know which songs you would like to see qualify for the Grand Final by voting in our poll right here:
- Leya Leanne - Naked 21%, 227 votes227 votes 21%227 votes - 21% of all votes
- Vedran Ljubenko - H2O dieta 20%, 216 votes216 votes 20%216 votes - 20% of all votes
- Gušti feat. Leyre - Nova romantika 13%, 138 votes138 votes 13%138 votes - 13% of all votes
- LPS - Disko 10%, 105 votes105 votes 10%105 votes - 10% of all votes
- BQL - Maj 10%, 104 votes104 votes 10%104 votes - 10% of all votes
- Klara Jazbec - Vse kar imam 8%, 89 votes89 votes 8%89 votes - 8% of all votes
- Mia Guček - Independiente 8%, 83 votes83 votes 8%83 votes - 8% of all votes
- Hauptman - Sledim 5%, 53 votes53 votes 5%53 votes - 5% of all votes
- Anabel - Tendency 3%, 38 votes38 votes 3%38 votes - 3% of all votes
- Eva Moškon - Kliki 3%, 34 votes34 votes 3%34 votes - 3% of all votes
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