Tonight: Six more Eurovision 2019 national selection shows to take place; Where to watch each one

Tonight: Six more Eurovision 2019 national selection shows to take place; Where to watch each one

Six more Eurovision 2019 national selection shows to take place today! This evening we will see 5 final shows and one semi final one. Finland will be selecting its entry throught UKM2019 national final, while Iceland, Portugal and Moldova are holding theirt national final. Melodifestivalen continues with its last semi final round of “Second Chance”. Let go and see all the shows’ details.

Norway- Final

Tonight, Norway will be selection is Eurovision 2019 act through Melodi Grand Prix. The show is set to take place at the Oslo Spektrum and will be presented to us by  Heidi Ruud Ellingsen and Kåre Magnus Bergh.

In MGP final we will see a total of 10 acts battle for the right to represent Norway in Tel Aviv next May. These are:

  1. Chris Medina – We try
  2. D’Sound – Mr. Unicorn
  3. Mørland – En livredd mann
  4. Anna-Lisa Kumoji – Holla
  5. Erlend Bratland – Sing for you
  6. Ingrid Berg Mehus – Feel
  7. Hank Von Hell – Fake it
  8. Carina Dahl – Hold me down
  9. Adrian Jørgensen – The bubble
  10. KEiiNO – Spirit in the sky

Among the candidates we see the country’s representative in 2015 , Mørland, who alongside with  Debrah Scarlett achieve an 8th placing in the contest. Additionally, we meet past participants of the national final such as Carina Dahl who had participated in MGP 2013 without managing to qualify in the finalσυμμετέχοντας στον πρώτο ημιτελικό, χωρίς όμως να καταφέρει να προκριθεί στον τελικό του διαγωνισμού, while Erlend Bratland, who took part in MGP 2015 with the song Thunderstruck, finished 2nd. On theother hand, Han Von Hell had taken part in the national final in 2013, without achieving to qualify to the final. Two of the three members of  KEiiNOAlexandra Rotan and Tom Hugo, had competed in last year’s national final 

The final will be determined in three rounds of voting. During the first round ten national juries and the public (50%-50%) will determine which 4 acts pass to the next stage of the final. . Following the first eliminations, the 4 candidates will split up in two duels, from which the act with the most votes qualify to the final round. The two remaining acts will go through a new voting which will be the one to determined the next Norwegian representativw. 

The final of MGP 2019 will start at 19:55 CET and you can watch it HERE 

Finland – Final

The finnish national final , Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), is set to take pleace tonight at the Cultural Center of Logomo in the city of Turku, θα είναι η εκπρόσωπος της χώρας το 2013 Krista Siegfrids, ο ηθοποιός Christoffer Strandberg και ο παρουσιαστής Mikko Silvennoine.

As last year, the country Eurovision 2019 act was selected internally. DJ Darude was assigned to represent Norway in Tel Aviv. This evening there candidate songs will be performed by Sebastian Rejman.

  1. Release Me
  2. Superman
  3. Look Away

The entry with the most votes from the public and jury will be the one to fly the flag in Tel Aviv next May.

The final will begin at 19:00 CET and you can watch it HERE.

Iceland- Final

After two semi final rounds and a total of 10 acts participating in this year’s national selection, Söngvakeppnin, 5 acts will compete in th final show to win the right to represent Iceland in Eurovision 2019.

The 5 acts that will be comepting in tonight’s final show are:

  1. Friðrik Ómar – Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?
  2. Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen – Mama said
  3. Tara Mobee – Fighting for love
  4. Hera Björk – Moving on
  5. Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

Among the candidates we meet some familiar faces to the Eurovision family, such as  Friðrik Ómar who as member of  the group Euroband participated in Eurovision 2008 with the entry  This is my life which came 14th. Additionally we see once again  Hera Björk who represented the country in Eurovision 2010 with her entry Je ne sais quoi which finished in the 19th placing of the final. 

The winner will be determined in two rounds of voting. In the first set of votes , public and audience will decide which two acts qualify to a Superfinal round. In the second round of voting only the public will vote for the country’s Eurovision representative.

Guests of the night will be Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand, and last year’s Eurovision representative of Cyprus, Eleni Foureira

The final will start at  20:45 CET and you can watch it live HERE

Portugal – Final

The previous two weeks we watched a total of 8 acts qualify from the two semi final rounds of  Festival da Cançao 2019. Today the 8 qualifiers will give the final battle for the golden ticket to Tel Aviv. The show will be held at Portimão Arena in Portimão, and will be hosted by Filomena Cautela ( Eurovision 2018 hostess) and Vasco Palmeirim.

The 8 finalists of  Festival da Cançao 2019 are:

  1. Calema- A dois
  2. Mariana Bragada– Mar doce
  3. Matay– Perfeito
  4. Surma– Pugna
  5. NBC– Igual a ti
  6. Madrepaz– Mundo a mudar
  7. Conan Isiris– Telemoveis
  8. Ana Claudia– Inercia

The winner will be determined by public voting (50%) and jury voting (50%). The jury consists of members from the 7 administrative regions of the country: 

  • Northern
  • Central
  • Lisbon and Tagus Valley
  • Alentejo
  • Algarve
  • Azores 
  • Madeira

The final show starts at 22:00 CET and you can watch it HERE

Moldova- Final  

Moldova’s national final  O Melodie Pentru Europa is set to take place this evening. Following the auditions that took place for the 28 submissions at the Moldovian national broadcaster, a special jury panel awarded 0 to 12 points and concluded in the finalists of show. 

Tonight’s 10 finalists are:

  1. Aurel Chirtoacă – La cinema
  2. Vera Țurcanu – Cold
  3. Marcela Scripcaru – Meteor
  4. Siaj – Olimp 
  5. Maxim Zavidia – I will not surrender
  6. Diana Brescan – Lies
  7. Tinna Gi – Virus
  8. Lemonique – GravitTy
  9. Anna Odobescu – Stay
  10. Che-MD feat. Elizaveta Ivasiuk  Sub Pământ

The outcome will be determined by jury and public voting.

The final starts at 20:15 CET and you can watch it HERE 

Sweden- Second Chance semi final

Once last week’s 4th semi final was completed, the Second Chance semi final’s line up was completed . A total of 8 contestants will be having a second chance to qualify to the final show that is set to take place on March 9 in Stockholm.  The 2nd chance semi final will take place next Saturday  and the 8 acts will compete in duels . The winner of each duel will qualify to the final, determining the last 4 spots of the final.

 The “Andra Chansen” show is set to take place at  Rosvalla Nyköping Eventcenter  in Nyköping, while one again hosts of the show will be Marika CarlssonEric SaadeKodjo Akolor and Sara Dawn Finer.

The duels of this evening’s semi final that will fill in the last 4 spots in the Melodifestivalen 2019 grand final are:

Duel 1
  1. Andreas Johnson – Army of Us
  2. Anna Bergendahl – Ashes to Ashes
Duel 2
  1. Vlad Reiser – Nakna i regnet
  2.  Nano – Chasing Rivers
Duel 3
  1.  Martin Stenmarck – Låt skiten brinna
  2.  Lisa Ajax – Torn
Duel 4
  1. Rebecka Karlsson – Who I Am
  2. Arvingarna – I Do

The second chance semi final will begin at 20:00 CET and you can watch it live HERE

Angelo D.

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