Today sees the busiest day of the Eurovision selection season so far, with Australia, Latvia, Malta and Italy deciding for Rotterdam. Norway, Sweden and Lithuania continue their selections while Ukraine and Iceland start theirs.
The schedule for today is:
- Australia – Eurovision 2020: Australia Decides – 10:30 CET
- Ukraine – Vidbir Semi-Final One – 16:05 CET
- Norway – Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final Five – 19:50 CET
- Sweden – Melodifestivalen Semi-Final Two – 20:00 CET
- Lithuania – Pabandom iš naujo Semi-final Two – 20:00 CET
- Latvia – Supernova 2020 Final – 20:35 CET
- Italy – Sanremo Final – 20:35 CET
- Iceland – Söngvakeppnin Semi-final One – 20:45 CET
- Malta – X Factor Malta – 20:50 CET
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Australia – Eurovision 2020 – Australia Decides – 10:30 CET
The live final of Eurovision 2020 – Australia Decides takes place today on the Gold Coast. The winner will be chosen by 50% jury voting and 50% public voting. The jury, which consists of both Australian and international jurors, voted during the jury show on Friday. During the show, there will be performances from Kate Miller-Heidke (Australia 2019), Dami Im (Australia 2016) and Måns Zelmerlöw (Eurovision 2015 winner). Måns is also one of the jury members.
The running order for the performances is as follows:
- iOTA – Life
- Jordan-Ravi – Pushing Stars
- Jaguar Jonze – Rabbit Hole
- Jack Vidgen – I Am King I Am Queen
- Vanessa Amorosi – Lessons Of Love
- Diana Rouvas – Can We Make Heaven
- Mitch Tambo – Together
- Casey Donovan – Proud
- Montaigne – Don’t Break Me
- Didirri – Raw Stuff
Ukraine – Vidbir Semi-Final One – 16:05 CET
The search for this year’s Ukrainian entry gets underway tonight in Kyiv. Eight acts will compete in tonight’s semi-final for three places in the Grand Final on February 22.
The voting will consist of 50% jury voting and 50% public voting. The jury will consist of Andrii Danylko (Verka Serduchka, 2007), Tina Karol (Ukraine 2006) and Vitalii Drozdov (director-general of Hit FM Radio).
The running order for tonight’s show is as follows:
- [O] – Tam, kudy ya ydu
- Jerry Heil – Vegan
- Katya Chilly – Pich
- KRUTЬ – 99
- GO-A – Solovey
- Cloudless – Drown Me Down
- Gio – Feeling So Lost
- Assol – Save It
Norway – Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final Five – 19:50 CET
The fifth and final semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 takes place this evening, with four artists from northern Norway competing.
Four acts from Northern Norway will be taking to the stage this evening as the 60th edition of Melodi Grand Prix continues. The acts are competing for just one place in the final of Melodi Grand Prix on February 15. The four acts competing this evening are:
- Elin & The Woods – We Are As One
- Jenny Jenssen – Mr. Hello
- Kevin Boine – Stem på mæ
- Liza Vassilieva – I Am Gay
The four acts will be drawn into two duels live on stage, from each duel one winner will be crowned. The winners of each duel will then meet in the ‘Gold Duel’ with the winner going to the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 on February 15. The results will be entirely determined by online voting.
Tone Damli, who has pre-qualified for the final alongside four other acts, will also be performing the song “Hurts Sometimes”.
Sweden – Melodifestivalen Semi-Final Two – 20:00 CET
The second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2020 will take place this evening in Gothenburg, with seven acts taking to the stage.
Among the line-up are Jan Johansen, who represented Sweden in 1995, Anna Bergendahl, who represented Sweden in 2010, and former Melodifestivalen stars such as Dotter, Méndez and Linda Bengtzing.
Competing in the second semi-final are:
- Klara Hammarström – Nobody
- Jan Johansen – Miraklernas tid
- Dotter – Bulletproof
- Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – Vamos amigos
- Linda Bengtzing – Alla mina sorger
- Paul Rey – Talking in My Sleep
- Anna Bergendahl – Kingdom Come
Two acts will qualify directly to the Grand Final in the Friends Arena, in Stockholm on March 7, while two acts will make it through to the Second Chance round (Andra Chansen) in Eskilstuna on February 29.
Lithuania – Pabandom iš naujo Semi-final Two – 20:00 CET
The semi-finals of Pabandom iš naujo conclude this evening with nine acts competing for a place in the Grand Final.
Eight acts are returning to the stage of the Lithuanian selection process hoping to convince the jury and public that they deserve a place in the Grand Final. Four artists will qualify for next week’s Grand Final. The eight competing acts tonight are:
- Meandi – DRIP
- Petunija – Show Ya
- Germanas Skoris – Chemistry (Breaking Free)
- Moniqué – Make Me Human
- Rokas Povilius – Vilnius Calling
- Monika Marija – If I Leave
- Andy Vaic – Why Why Why
- The Backs – Fully
Changes have been made to the voting process for the jury in this years selection. The jury will no longer comment on all performances and will view the performances in a separate space outside the studio. In addition, the public vote will no longer be shown during the show, with the results only known at the end of the show.
Latvia – Supernova 2020 Final – 20:35 CET
Nine acts will take to the stage in the final of Supernova 2020 in their attempt to become the next Latvian Eurovision representative.
In a change from previous years, public voting alone will decide the winner. There will be an in-studio jury giving feedback on the performances but they cannot vote.
The jury consists of:
- Maarja Merivoo-Parro (Estonia) – Content editor for Raadio 2
- Geruta Griniūtė (Lithuania) – LRT Host
- Petri Mannonen (Finland) – Head of Universal Music for the Baltics
- Artis Dvarionas (Latvia) – Radio SWH program producer
The running order for the show is as follows:
- Celeste – Like Me
- DRIKSNA – Stay
- Katrīna Bindere – I Will Break Your Heart
- Edgars Kreilis – Tridymite
- Katrīna Dimanta – Heart Beats
- Miks Dukurs – I’m Falling For You
- ANNNA – Polyester
- Bad Habits – Sail With You
- Samanta Tīna – Still Breathing
Italy – Sanremo Final – 20:35 CET
The 70th edition of Festival di Sanremo concludes this evening, with the twenty three artists competing in the Campioni category taking to the stage for the final time.
The winner will be chosen over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a demiscopic jury (33%), the press centre (33%) and public voting (34%) will determine the top three songs. In the second round, the top three songs will be voted on again using the same system.
The 23 competing songs are:
- Achille Lauro – Me ne frego
- Alberto Urso – Il sole ad est
- Anastasio – Rosso di rabbia
- Diodato – Fai rumore
- Elettra Lamborghini – Musica e il resto scompare
- Elodie – Andromeda
- Enrico Nigiotti – Baciami adesso
- Francesco Gabbani – Viceversa
- Giordana Angi – Come mia madre
- Irene Grandi – Finalmente io
- Junior Cally – No grazie
- Le Vibrazioni – Dov’è
- Levante – Tiki Bom Bom
- Marco Masini – Il confronto
- Michele Zarrillo – Nell’estasi o nel fango
- Paolo Jannacci – Voglio parlarti adesso
- Piero Pelù – Gigante
- Pinguini Tattici Nucleari – Ringo Starr
- Rancore – Eden
- Raphael Gualazzi – Carioca
- Riki – Lo sappiamo entrambi
- Rita Pavone – Niente (Resilienza 74)
- Tosca – Ho amato tutto
The rules of the competition state that all participants and their record companies must submit a form to RAI stating whether the artist will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. All parties must inform RAI by the first night of the contest whether they wish to take part in Eurovision. Currently, 16 of the 24 Campioni artists have stated that they will go to Eurovision should they win Sanremo.
Iceland – Söngvakeppnin Semi-final One – 20:45 CET
Iceland kicks off the search for their Eurovision 2020 entrant with the first semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2020. Five acts will take to the stage at the Háskólabíó Conference Hall in Reykjavík. Two songs will be chosen by public voting to advance to the final on Feburary 29.
The five competing acts are:
- Kid Isak – Ævintýri
- Elísabet – Elta þig
- Brynja Mary – Augun þín
- Ísold & Helga – Klukkan tifar
- DIMMA – Almyrkvi
All entries must be perfomed in Icelandic in the semi-finals. In the final, the songs must be performed in the language they are intended to be performed in at Eurovision.
Malta – X Factor Malta – 20:50 CET
The final four artists in X Factor Malta take to the stage at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali in a bid to represent Malta in Rotterdam.
The four finalists of X Factor Malta 2020 are:
The Groups Category
- FAITH – Five Are In The House
The Girls Category
- Justine Shorfid
- Destiny Chukunyere
The Boys Category
- Kyle Cutajar
The winner will be chosen by a public vote and will go on to represent Malta in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.