Tonight Armenia, Lithuania and Norway will be selecting their entries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Three countries will be selecting their participants for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest tonight; Armenia, Lithuania and Norway. While Estonia, Iceland, Sweden and Ukraine continue their search for who will represent them in the Netherlands.
The schedule this evening is as follows:
- Ukraine – Vidbir – Semi-Final Two – 18:00 CET
- Estonia – Eesti Laul – Semi-Final Two – 18:30 CET
- Armenia – Depi Evratesil – Final – 19:00 CET
- Norway – Melodi Grand Prix 2020 – Final – 19:50 CET
- Lithuania – Pabandom iš naujo 2020 – Final – 20:00 CET
- Iceland – Söngvakeppnin – Semi-Final Two – 20:45 CET
Ukraine – Vidbir Semi-Final Two – 18:00 CET
The search for this year’s Ukrainian entry continues 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).
Taking to the stage tonight are:
- MOONZOO feat. F.M.F. Sure – Maze
- FO SHO – Blck Sqr
- Elina Ivaschenko – Get up
- Alexander Poriadynskyi – Savior
- GARNA – Who We Are?
- Khayat – Call for Love
- David Axelrod – Horizon
- TVORCHI – Bonfire
The Hardkiss and Benny Cristo (Czech Republic 2020) will be the next guest performers in Vidbir alongside Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2019 entrant Sophia Ivanko.
Estonia – Eesti Laul Semi-Final Two – 18:30 CET
The second semi-final of Eesti Laul takes place this evening in Tartu, with twelve acts competing for six places in the final.
The six qualifiers will be selected in two rounds. The first four qualifiers will be selected by 50% televote and 50% jury vote. The public will then vote again and select two more finalists.
The running order for the show is as follows:
- Viinerid – “Kapa Kohi-LA”
- Janet – “Hingelind”
- Uku Suviste – “What Love Is”
- INGER – “Only Dream”
- Merilin Mälk – “Miljon sammu”
- German & Violina – “Heart Winder”
- Jaagup Tuisk – “Beautiful Lie”
- Ziggy Wild – “Lean On Me”
- Uudo Sepp – “I’m Sorry. I Messed Up”
- Traffic – “Üks kord veel”
- SHIRA – “Out In Space”
- Mariliis Jõgeva – “Unistustes”
The Estonian group Black Velvet, a group made up of Lauri Liiv, Sulev Lõhmus, and Sven Lõhmus, will feature during the show.
Armenia – Depi Evratesil Final – 19:00 CET
Armenia will select its representative for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest this evening in a live national final.
Armenia is returning to a televised national selection, having used an internal selection in 2019. Twelve acts are competing in Yerevan this evening including Armenia’s only winner of a Eurovision contest.
The running order is as follows:
- Agop – Butterflies
- Karina EVN – Why?
- Hayk Music – What It Is To Be In Love
- Erna Tamazyan – Life Faces
- Eva Rida – No Love
- Athena Manukyan – Chains On You
- Gabriel Jegg – It’s Your Turn
- Sergey and Nikolay Harutyunov – Ha, Take a Step
- Miriam Baghdsaryan – Run Away
- Vladimir Arzumanyan – What’s Going On Mama?
- Arthur Aleq – Heaven
- Tokionine – Save Me
The winner will be determined by 33.3% International jury voting, 33.3% AMPTV jury voting and 33.3% public televote.
Norway – Melodi Grand Prix Final – 19:50 CET
The final of the 60th edition of Melodi Grand Prix takes place in Trondheim tonight.
Following five semi-finals featuring acts from all of the regions of Norway, ten artists are competing to represent their nation at Eurovision 2020. The final is taking place at the Trondheim Spektrum, which is taking Melodi Grand Prix outside of Oslo for the final for only the third time.
The running order is as follows:
- Raylee – Wild
- Didrik & Emil – Out of Air
- Magnus Bokn – Over The Sea
- Akuvi – Som du er
- Kristin Husøy – Pray For Me
- Rein Alexander – One Last Time
- Tone Damli – Hurts Sometimes
- Sondrey – Take My Time
- Ulrikke Brandstorp – Attention
- Liza Vassilieva – I Am Gay
During the grand final of Melodi Grand Prix, the first round of online voting will open on NRK’s website once all ten finalists have performed. Voters have to specify which region of Norway they are voting from.
The voting will be split into 3 different stages, the first round whittles the field down to a final four. After this round, a short recap of the four remaining entries will be played, entries will not be performed again at this stage. Voting will then reopen in order to reduce the entries down again to a final 2.
Once the voting brings the selection to the final two entries, the entries will be performed once again before the online voting resumes. The results will be announced by region.
Lithuania – Pabandom iš naujo 2020 – Final – 20:00 CET
Kaunas plays host to the final of Pabandom iš naujo, with eight artists competing to represent Lithuania in Rotterdam.
Eight acts will take to the stage this evening in Kaunas hoping to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest. The show will be hosted by Gabrielė Martirosian, Giedrius Masalskis and Ieva Zasimauskaitė, who represented Lithuania in 2018.
The running order is as follows:
- Aistė Pilvelytė – “Unbreakable”
- Rūta Loop – “We Came From The Sun”
- KaYra – “Alligator”
- Monika Marija – “If I Leave”
- MEANDI – “Drip”
- THE ROOP – “On Fire”
- The Backs – “Fully”
- Moniqué – “Make Me Human”
The winner will be determined by 50% public televote and 50% jury voting. The favourites heading into the show are Monika Marija, The ROOP and Aistė Pilvelytė.
Sweden – Melodifestivalen – Heat Three – 20:00 CET
Melodifestivalen continues its journey around Sweden with the third heat taking place in Luleå.
Several former participants of Melodifestivalen will competing in this heat, including Mariette, Mohombi, and Anis Don Demina.
Performing in the third semi-final is:
- Mariette – Shout It Out
- Albin Johnsén – Livet börjar nu
- Drängarna – Piga & dräng
- Amanda Aasa – Late
- Anis Don Demina – Vem e som oss
- Faith Kakembo – Crying Rivers
- Mohombi – Winners
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.
Iceland – Söngvakeppnin Semi-Final Two – 20:45 CET
Iceland continues their Eurovision 2020 entrant with the second 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:
- Daði Freyr – Gagnamagnið
- Hildur Vala – Fellibylur
- Iva – Oculis Videre
- Nína – Ekkó
- Matti Matt – Dreyma
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.