Tonight Croatia, Estonia, Iceland and Moldova all select their participants for Eurovision 2020, with three others holding selection shows.
Four more Eurovision 2020 entries will have been chosen by the end of this evening. This evening will kick off with Estonia’s final, followed by Moldova, Croatia and Iceland. Also moving forward with their selections are Serbia, Sweden and Portugal. The schedule for this evening is as follows:
- Estonia – Eesti Laul – Final – 18:30 CET
- Moldova – O Melodie Pentru Europa 2020 – Final – 19:00 CET
- Sweden – Melodifestivalen – Andra Chansen – 20:00 CET
- Croatia – Dora – Final – 20:05 CET
- Iceland – Söngvakeppnin – Final – 20:45 CET
- Serbia – Beovizija – Semi-Final Two – 21:00 CET
- Portugal – Festival da Canção – Semi-Final Two – 22:54 CET
Estonia – Eesti Laul – Final – 18:30 CET
Twelve acts take to the stage in Tallinn competing to represent Estonia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest this evening.
After two semi-finals twelve acts are competing this evening to represent Estonia in Rotterdam. The song is being opened by Inger, while Laura who represented Estonia in 2005 and 2017 will be closing the competition.
The running order is as follows:
- Inger – Only Dream
- Rasmus Rändvee – Young
- Stefan – By My Side
- Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf – Majakad
- Uudo Sepp – I’m Sorry. I Messed Up
- Uku Suviste – What Love Is
- Shira – Out In Space
- Anett x Fredi – Write About Me
- Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie
- Traffic – Üks kord veel
- Egert Milder – Georgia (On My Mind)
- Laura – Break Me
The winner this evening will be determined over two rounds of voting. In the first round the public and a jury will vote on all of the entries. The three acts that receive the highest scores will move into the super final. In the super final the public alone will select the winner of Eesti Laul 2020.
Moldova – O Melodie Pentru Europa 2020 – Final – 19:00 CET
The final of O Melodie Pentru Europa is taking place this evening with twenty acts competing to win over the public and jury.
Following live auditions at the start of this month, twenty acts will be taking to the stage this evening to represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The running order is as follows:
- Denis Midone – Like a champion
- Natalia Gordienko – Prison
- Geta Burlacu – Răspunde
- Viorela Moraru – Remedy
- Valentin Uzun and Irina Kovalsky – Moldoviţa
- Lavinia Rusu – Touch
- Dima Jelezoglo – Do it slow
- Dianna Rotaru – Dale dale
- Pasha Parfeny – My wine
- Live Beat – Love me now
- Valeria Paşa – It’s time
- Maria Ciolac – Our home
- Sasha Letty – Summer of love
- Irina Kit – Chain reaction
- Petronela Donciu and Andreea Portărescu – We will be legends
- Lanjeron – Hi five
- Julia Ilienko ft. Mishel Dar – Tears
- Catarina Sandu – Die for you
- Alexandru Cibotaru – Cine te-a facut să plângi
- Maxim Zavidia – Take control
The winner will be determined by 50% public voting and 50% jury voting.
Sweden – Melodifestivalen – Andra Chansen – 20:00 CET
It’s time for Andra Chansen with space for just four more acts in the final of Melodifestivalen 2020.
The duels this evening are as follows:
- Anis Don Demina vs. Ellen Benediktsson and Simon Peyron
- Malou Prytz vs. Paul Rey
- Felix Sandman vs. Frida Ohrn
- Mendez ft Alvaro vs. Drangarna
The winner of each duel will advance to the grand final, joining the eight artists that have already qualified for the final over the past four weeks.
The producers have placed one artist who came third in their semi-final against one artist who finished fourth in another. Traditionally, producers aim to pair similar songs together to generate a more varied final.
A number of guest acts will also be performing this evening, they are:
- Måns Zelmerlöw (Eurovision 2015 winner) with Lill Lindfors (Sweden 1966 and 1985)
- Loreen (Eurovision 2012 winner)
- Ann-Louise Hanson (Has participated in Melodifestivalen 14 times, currently the record holder for number of participations)
- Siw Malmkvist (Sweden 1960)
- Tomas Ledin (Sweden 1980)
- Agnetha Munther – Family of Four (Sweden 1971 & 1972)
- Björn Skifs (Sweden 1978 & 1981)
Croatia – Dora – Final – 20:05 CET
All eyes turn to Opatija this evening for the twenty-first edition of Dora.
Sixteen acts are competing this evening to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands. The show is being hosted by Duško Ćurlić, Mirko Fodor, Zlata Mück Sušec and Doris Pinčić Rogoznica.
The full running order is as follows:
- Elis Lovrić – Jušto
- Bojan Jambrošić – Više od riječi
- Edi Abazi – Coming home
- Zdenka Kovačiček – Love, Love, Love
- Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina – Da se ne zatare
- Đana – One
- Aklea Neon – Zovi ju mama
- Nikola Marjanović – Let’s forgive
- Lorenzo feat Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe – Vrati se iz Irske
- Marin Jurić Čivro – Naivno
- Lorena Bućan – Drowning
- Indira – You Will Never Break My Heart
- Jure Brkljača – Hajde nazovi me!
- Colonia – Zidina
- Mia Negovetić – When it Comes to You
- Damir Kedžo – Divlji vjetre
Roko Blažević, who represented Croatia in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be a guest performer as well as Vinko Ćemeraš, who won the third season of The Voice Hrvatska last week.
The winner is determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public televote.
The jury vote will be determined by three person juries across Croatia. The jurors will be based in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek and Čakovec / Varaždin. Each jury is formed of one HRT member, one HDS member and one HGU member.
The jurors will award points from 16 points to 1 point, the act that receives the highest score from the jury will be awarded 16 points down to 1 point. The jury will watch the dress rehearsal the night before and vote on the performances from that show.
Once all five juries points are revealed they will be combined together and ranked. The song with the highest number of points will receive 16 points, while the song with the lowest number of points will receive 1 point.
The public will be able to vote by phoning or SMS, a maximum of five votes can be cast from the same number. Voting will last for ten minutes and then close to calculate the results.
The song that receives the highest number of votes will receive 16 points, while the song with the lowest number of votes will receive 1 point. In the event of a tie in the number of votes received, the song that had the highest of unique numbers that voted for it will receive the higher number of points.
In the event of a tie the song that received the highest number of points from the public vote will be named the winner of Dora 2020.
Iceland – Söngvakeppnin – Final – 20:45 CET
The final of Söngvakeppnin is taking place with five acts vying to represent Iceland in the Netherlands.
Following two semi-finals it is time for Iceland to determine its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Ísold & Helga, Daði Freyr, Iva and Dimma all qualified directly from the semi-finals while Nína was chosen by RUV as a wildcard.
The running order is as follows:
- Ísold & Helga – Meet Me Halfway
- Daði Freyr – Think About Things
- Nína – Echo
- Iva – Oculis Videre
- Dimma – Almyrkvi
The winner of the selection will be determined over two rounds of voting. In the first round the public and jury will vote on all five performances. The two acts that receive the highest number of votes will go into the super final, in the super final the public alone will select the winner.
The show will also feature guest performances from Hatari who represented Iceland last year, and KEiiNO who represented Norway in Tel Aviv and won the public televote.
Serbia – Beovizija – Semi-Final Two – 21:00 CET
Twelve acts are competing in the second semi-final of Beovizija for six places in the final on Sunday evening.
Four hosts will guide viewers through the show this evening in Belgrade. Popular Serbian hosts Dragana Kosjerina and Kristina Radenkovic will be joined by international hosts of Serbian descent – Swedish Jovan Radomir and Australian Stefan Popovic.
The twelve acts will be competing to win over the Serbian public and jury who will determine the six acts progressing to the final. The running order for the show is as follows:
- LIFT – Samo mi kaži
- Bane Mojićević – Cvet sa Prokletija
- Balkubano – Svadba velika
- Bojana Mašković – Kao muzika
- Naiva – Baš, baš
- Rocher Etno Band – Samo ti umeš to
- Lazar Živanović – Puklo je nebo
- Ivana Jordan – Vila
- Nenad Ćeranić – Veruj u sebe
- Hurricane – Hasta la vista
- Ana Milenković – Tajna
- Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović – Niti
Portugal – Festival da Canção – Semi-Final Two – 22:54 CET
The search for the Portguese entrant for Eurovision 2020 continues 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:
- Dúbio feat. +351 – “Cegueira”
- Luiz Caracol & Gus Liberdade – “Dói-me O País”
- Judas – “Cubismo Enviesado”
- Kady – “Diz Só”
- Elisa Rodrigues – “Não Voltes Mais”
- Cláudio Frank – “Quero-te Abraçar”
- Tomás Luzia – “Mais Real Que O Amor”
- Jimmy P. – “Abensonhado”