Tonight Ukraine and Slovenia will be selecting their entries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Two countries will be selecting their participants for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest tonight; Ukraine and Slovenia. Sweden continues the search for their representative while Portugal begins theirs.
The schedule this evening is as follows:
- Ukraine – Vidbir 2020 – Final – 18:00 CET
- Sweden – Melodifestivalen 2020 – Heat Four – 20:00 CET
- Slovenia – EMA 2020 – Final – 20:00 CET
- Portugal – Festival da Canção – Semi-Final One – 22:45 CET
Ukraine – Vidbir Grand Final – 18:00 CET
The search for this year’s Ukrainian entry comes to an end tonight in Kyiv. Six acts will compete for the chance to represent Ukraine in Rotterdam.
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:
- KRUTЬ – 99
- Jerry Heil – Vegan
- GO-A – Solovei
- David Axelrod – Horizon
- Khayat – Call For Love
- TVORCHI – Bonfire
The guest performers tonight are Jamala (Eurovision 2016 winner), Tina Karol and Verka Serduchka.
Sweden – Melodifestivalen 2020 – Heat Four – 20:00 CET
Melodifestivalen continues its journey around Sweden with the fourth heat taking place in Malmö.
This week’s line-up includes former Melodifestivalen artists Ellen Benediktson and Hanna Ferm, as well as two former Eurovision participants. Victor Crone represented Estonia at Eurovision 2019 and Nanne Grönvall, who represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 as part of the group One More Time.
Performing in the fourth semi-final are:
- Frida Öhrn – We Are One
- William Stridh – Molnljus
- Nanne Grönvall– Carpool Karaoke
- Victor Crone– Troubled Waters
- Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron– Surface
- Jakob Karlberg – Om Du Tror Att Jag Saknar Dig
- Hanna Ferm– Brave
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 next week’s Second Chance round (Andra Chansen) in Eskilstuna.
Slovenia – EMA 2020 – Final – 20:00 CET
The final of EMA 2020 takes place tonight in Ljubljana. Klemen Slakonja is returning to host the contest for the fourth time having previously hosted in 2011, 2012 and 2016. Also returning as guest performers are zalagasper, who represented Slovenia in 2019.
A three-member jury will pick two of the twelve competing acts to advance to the superfinal. Public voting will then decide which of the two superfinalists will represent Slovenia in Rotterdam.
The twelve competing acts are:
- Ana Soklič – Voda
- Božidar Wolfand Wolf – Maybe Someday
- Gaja Prestor – Verjamem vase
- Imset – Femme Fatale
- Inmate – The Salt
- Klara Jazbec – Stop the World
- Lina Kuduzović – Man Like U
- Manca Berlec – Večnost
- Simon Vadnjal – Nisi sam
- Tinkara Kovač – Forever
- Saška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh
- Parvani Violet – Cupid
Portugal – Festival da Canção – Semi-Final One – 22:45 CET
The search for the Portguese entrant for Eurovision 2020 begins tonight in RTP Studios in Lisbon. Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and Jorge Gabriel will present tonight’s show.
Eight songs will compete for four places in the final. The results will be decided by an in-studio jury (50%) and public voting (50%) In a change to previous years, the finalists will be announced in a random order and the full semi-final results will not be revealed until after the final.
The running order for tonight’s show is:
- MEERA – “Copo De Gin”
- Filipe Sambado – “Gerebera Amarela Do Sul”
- Ian Mucznick – “O Dia De Amanhã”
- Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout”
- Blasted – “Rebellion”
- Elisa – “Medo De Sentir”
- J.Jazz – “Agora”
- Throes + The Shine – “Movimento”