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It is official: Samira Efendi for Azerbaijan!

Samira Efendi has been selected to represent Azerbaijan in Rotterdam! Samira is an Azerbaijan pop musician who studied music at the Asaf Zeynally Music College (the Azerbaijani National Conservatory) in Baku. She has previously been in the running for representing Azerbaijan, as she participated in 2014 in Böyük Səhnə (The Big Stage), where she ended …

Ulrikke wins MGP 🇳🇴

Last night Norway had their grand final, and a winner of the 60th anniversary of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix was crowned. To celebrate that this was the 60th anniversary of Melodi Grand Prix, NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) went all out, having 5 individual heats, before last night Grand Final, where ten acts performed. Five …

Eesti Laul – Semi Final 2

Tonight was the second semi final of Eesti Laul, and the final six contestants for the final on February 29th was found. Several Eesti Laul veterans were in the lineup tonight, such as Traffic, which Stig Rästa is a founding member of. Stig represented Estonia in Eurovision in 2015, and was the songwriter behind the …

Melodifestivalen Heat 3

The third heat of Melodifestivalen took place tonight, and this time we went to the Norther part of Sweden, to Luleå. Over the course of the one and a half hour show, we found two more finalists, and two more second change contestants. The fourth and final heat of Melodifestivalen will take place next week. …

Eesti Laul – Semi Final 1

Tonight saw the kickoff of this year’s search for the Estonian representative for the 2020 Eurovision in Rotterdam. Twelve hopeful act went on the stage in Tartu, the second largest city of Estonia, hoping to be among the six acts that would advance to the final, to be held in Tallinn on February 29th. The …

Melodifestivalen Heat 2

Last night the second heat of Melodifestivalen took place in Göteborg, and it wasn’t without its drama! Last weekend if was announced that Thorsten Flinck had been disqualified, and thus would not appear in this heat. Earlier this week, the replacement was then announced, and Jan Johansen was added to the roster for this heat. …

Latvia selects Samanta Tīna

Tonight Supernova took place in Riga, Latvia, and this year’s Latvian representative for Eurovision was found! A big change this year, compared to previous years, was that the voting was purely based on tele-votes; which could be done either by phone, text or via the internet. A professional jury was present in the studio, comprised …

Supernova 2020 – Artist interviews

Supernova goes live tonight in 90 minutes at 20:25 CET! You can watch it live at https://ltv.lsm.lv/lv/tieshraide/ltv1/live.360/ We managed to catch up with some of the artists between their afternoon rehearsal and the big show starting live tonight. Check out the inteviews below. Katrīna Dimanta Samanta Tīna Edgars Kreilis Seleste ANNNA Bad Habits Katrīna Bindere

Melodifestivalen Heat 1

Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection show, has started with tonights first heat, and we have the found the first finalists for the final, that will be held in Friends Arena in Stockholm on March 7th. By tradition, the individual heats of Melodifestivalen take part in different cities across Sweden, and this year is no different. …

The road to Eurovision 2020 so far

We are now only 100 days away from Eurovision week 2020, and a lot of things has happened since Duncan Laurence won the trophy on stage in Tel-Aviv last year! Martin Österdahl has been appointed Executive Supervisor, taking over for  Jon Ola Sand, who served in the role for 10 years. The second wave of …