Stockholm 2016

Live: Follow all of tonight’s action right here!

There’s plenty of Eurovision action tonight, with something for everybody and you can keep track of it all right here on escXtra.
Iceland makes its choice for Stockholm in the Söngvakeppnin final which you can follow in its own devoted blog here, while Melodifestivalen continues in Sweden with live coverage of the third heat here.
The rest of the evening’s activities can be found here, where Lithuania’s mammoth selection process reaches its seventh week, Finland and Hungary reach the final stages before their respective finals next week, and Estonia completes the line-up for the final on March 5. We’ll be blogging the action from all these shows right below, and while you’re waiting, here is some information on what to look forward to…

Hungary (semi-final 2)

Among others, we’ll be following the second semi-final of the Hungarian preselection A Dal 2016 tonight. Last week, we already witnessed Petruska, Gergö Oláh, the Kállay Saunders Band, and Mushu making it to the final. Another nine contestants are now hoping to join them. Three of them will be chosen by a combination of jury and public voting, and one more finalist will be selected in an additional televoting round. The nine participating artists in alphabetical order are:

  • André Vásáry – ‘Why’
  • ByTheWay – ‘Free To Fly’
  • Egy Másik Zenekar – ‘Kéne Közös Kép’
  • Freddie – ‘Pioneer’
  • Laci Gáspár – ‘Love and Bass’
  • Nika – ‘Emlékkép’
  • Olivér Berkes & Andi Tóth – ‘Seven Seas’
  • Parno Graszt – ‘Már Nem Szédülök’
  • Passed – ‘Driftin’

The show starts at 19:40 CET and can be viewed on Mediaklikk’s stream of Duna TV.

Finland (semi-final 3)

The third and final heat of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu takes place tonight with another six songs competing for the public’s votes and for the three remaining places in next week’s final. Here’s the line-up for tonight:

  1. Lieminen – Pehmeiden Arvojen Vaalijat
  2. Tuuli Okkonen – Don’t Wake Me Up
  3. Gušani Brothers – Poom Poom
  4. Barbe-Q-Barbies – Let Me Out
  5. Pietarin Spektaakkeli – Liian Kuuma
  6. Sandhja – Sing It Away

The show starts at 20:00 CET and you can follow our coverage below or watch along at YLE’s website. Make sure to get accustomed to the songs with the help of our review of tonight’s heat.

Lithuania (show 7)

This is the last show before we will come down to just 1 group of performers. 3 acts will leave tonight. The following artists will be performing:
4 Roses – Butterfly
E.G.O. – Long Way From Home
Saulenė Chlevickaitė – Strong
Neringa Šiaudikytė – Never Knew Love
Aistė Pilvelytė – You Bet
Ruslanas Kirilkinas – In My World
Milda Martinkėnaitė – If Tomorrow Never Comes
Ieva Zasimauskaitė – Life (Not That Beautiful)
The show starts at 20:00 CET and can be watched here.

Estonia (semi-final 2)

The search for Estonia’s Eurovision 2016 song continues tonight, with another ten acts competing for the five remaining places in the final. The qualifiers will be determined by the combination of jury votes and televoting. Here’s the running order:

  1. Go Away Bird – Sally
  2. Jüri Pootsmann – Play
  3. Meisterjaan – Parmupillihullus
  4. I Wear* Experiment – Patience
  5. Púr Múdd – Meet Halfway
  6. Grete Paia – Stories Untold
  7. Põhja-Tallinn & Jaagup Kreem – Eiolemulolla
  8. Anett Kulbin – Strong
  9. Gertu Pabbo – Miljon korda
  10. La La Ladies – Unikaalne

The show begins at 20:35 CET and can be viewed on ERR’s official website. Preview tonight’s songs and see what our editors think right here.

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