On the first Saturday of February, we’ve got three shows to follow as Sweden starts its six-week Melodifestivalen journey. Meanwhile, Norway and Lithuania continue their respective selections.
🇸🇪 Sweden – Melodifestivalen – Heat 1
Show: Melodifestivalen – Deltäving One
When: 20:00 – 21:30 CET
Where to Watch: SVT or the livestream
Seven songs will compete in the first deltäving which is hosted at the Saab Arena, Linköping. As ever, the two most popular songs will go direct to the final (DTF), while another two songs will go to the second chance round (Andra chansen). Three acts will be knocked out of the competition.
- The Mamas – “Move”
- Suzi P – “Moves”
- Robin Bengtsson – “Take a Chance”
- Malou Prytz – “Ballerina”
- OVÖ – “Inga problem”
- Sonja Aldén – “Sluta aldrig gå”
- Felix Sandman – “Boys with Emotions”
🇳🇴 Norway – Melodi Grand Prix – Heat 4
Show: Melodi Grand Prix – Heat Four
When: 19:50 – 21:10 CET
Where to Watch: NRK or the livestream
We’re into our fourth week of Norway’s country-wide selection. This week’s focus is on Central Norway and our four acts will, once again, be split into two duels randomly selected live at the start of the show. We will also see another of the pre-qualified finalists perform their entry to the Norwegian audience. Ulrikke Brandstorp will perform “Attention” before the act from this heat is selected for February’s grand final.
- Hege Bjerk – “Pang”
- Magnus Bokn – “Over the Sea”
- Nordic Tenors- “In This Special Place”
- Oda Loves You – “Love Who We Love”
🇱🇹 Lithuania – Pabandom iš naujo – Semi-final 1
Show: Eurovizijos Atranka – Semi-final One
When: 20:00 – 22:20 CET
Where to Watch: LRT or the livestream
It’s also the fourth week of the Lithuanian selection, endearingly entitled “We Go Again” in English. Nine acts will take to the stage and be whittled down by jury and televoters to select just four songs to go to the final.
- KaYra – “Alligator”
- Viktorija Miškūnaité – “The Ocean”
- Baltos Varnos – “Namų Dvasia”
- Rūta Loop – “We Came from the Sun”
- Gabrielius Vagelis – “Tave čia randu”
- THE ROOP – “On Fire”
- Kristina Jure – “My Sound of Silence”
- Alen Chicco – “Somewhere Out There”
- Aistė Pilvelytė – “Unbreakable”
Which show will you be watching tonight? Who are your favourites to qualify to the next respective round in Sweden, Norway and Lithuania? Have we seen the winning entries this week? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ESCXTRA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.