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🇲🇹 Another Two Acts eliminated in X Factor Malta

🇲🇹 Another Two Acts eliminated in X Factor Malta

Earlier tonight, Malta continued their search for their Eurovision entrant. X Factor Malta had their first Live Show tonight, where the final Twelve acts performed for their place. However, at the end of the night we had to say goodbye to Jasmine and Dav Jr. as their X Factor journey concludes tonight. The participants showed us their ‘Guilty Pleasures’ The theme for this week is ‘Guilty Pleasures’ and the acts sure showed us their favourites. The acts and their songs are as follows (the acts in Bold are in the Bottom Three) F.A.I.T.H. – WannabeCeline – Sweet DreamsJasmine – Material GirlDav Jr. – UmbrellaJustine Shorfid – Dance MonkeyBloodline – Forever YoungYazmin and James – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life Kyle – Never Gonna Give You UpDestiny – I Will SurviveKarl – L’amour Toujours You are able to watch the participant’s interpretations of the songs on X Factor Malta’s YouTube page. Once the televote results have been revealed, it was announced that Jasmine received the lowest votes from the voting public, which meant that she was automatically eliminated. Unfortunately; Yazmin & James and Dav Jr. faced each other in the sing off. For the sing-off, Yazmin & James opted to sing …
🇦🇿 Ictimai TV open up song submission.

🇦🇿 Ictimai TV open up song submission.

The broadcaster responsible for the Azerbaijani representative in the Eurovision Song Contest, iTV have opened up their submission process for a song. The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won with the song “Arcade” ending their 44 year wait for a win. A tale of two processes. According to Azerbaijani fan blog 12 xal, the process in choosing the singer and the process to chose the song will be independent from each other. So the submission process for the songs is for the song alone. The process in choosing the singer is a separate process that will be conducted by iTV themselves. So the song and the singer will be matched up at a later date. iTV have said that composers and musicians must submit two files to the delegation and that being the lyrics and an mp3 file for the song to [email protected] The Rules As of course there are rules that are stated by the EBU that are acceptable for a song to compete. They are as follows. A song must be no longer than 3:00 in length.A song must be entirely original in both lyrical content and melody.The song …
TONIGHT: Malta has their second Live Show

TONIGHT: Malta has their second Live Show

Malta continues with their selection show for Rotterdam. Tonight, the second show for X Factor Malta takes place as they find their representative for Rotterdam. 🇲🇹 Malta – X Factor Malta Season 2 Show: X Factor Malta –Live Show 2 When: 21:00 – 22:30 CET Where to Watch: TVM, the livestream Tonight is the second Live Show of the second season of X Factor Malta. The Final Ten will perform in front of the live audience, and for the public votes. The 10 participants are as follows: Girls – Ira Losco Destiny ChukunyereJustine ShorfidJasmine Abela Boys – Ray Mercieca Dav Jr.Kyle CutajarKarl Schembri Overs – Alexandra Alden Celine Agius Groups – Howard Keith Debono Yazmin and JamesFAITH – Five Are In The HouseBloodline The theme for this week is Guilty Pleasures. However, the songs that will be performed has not yet been announced, and it will be revealed as the acts perform. Stay tuned, as we keep you up to date with the results of tonight’s show. Will you be watching tonight? Let us know in the comments and on social media @ESCXTRA. Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates. Also be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our …
REVEALED: The line-up and running order for heat 3 of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo

REVEALED: The line-up and running order for heat 3 of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš naujo

This Saturday, LRT will host the third and final heat of their rebranded Eurovision national selection “Pabandom iš naujo!” (We Go Again!). After the weekend’s show, we’ll know all the acts that have made it through to the semi-final stage of the competition. There will be two semi-finals followed by the grand final on February 15th, in which Lithuania’s entry for Rotterdam will be selected. Heat three running order The twelve entries that will take to the stage in this Saturday’s third heat are as follows, in running order: The Backs – “Fully” Bernardas – “Dad, don’t be mad at me” Justina Žukauskaitė – “Breath in” Rokas Povilius – “Vilnius calling” KaYra – “Alligator” Lukas Bartaška – “Where is that change?” Evgenya Redko – “What about us?” Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “Soldiers heart” Nombeko Auguste – “Reikia man” Vitalijus Špokaitis – “Nemušk savęs” Aistė Pilvelytė – “Everlastingly” The Roop – “On fire” 50/50 voting Six entries will qualify for the semi-finals via a combination of 50% public televoting and 50% professional jury voting. In the first heat, Monika Marija was victorious with her country-tinged ballad “If I Leave”, scoring maximum points with both the professional jury and the televoting. In the …
🇸🇮 Slovenia: Winners of EMA FREŠ chosen

🇸🇮 Slovenia: Winners of EMA FREŠ chosen

Last month, RTVSLO revealed the first 10 finalists of the Slovenia’s national selection, EMA 2020. To complete the lineup, EMA FREŠ took take place tonight (January 18), as ten artists competed for the last two places in the final of EMA 2020. Find out who will be heading to the EMA final next month! In the televised final, the ten acts performed their entries in full for the first time, with two being selected to go onto EMA 2020. One of the acts was chosen by the public televote, the second by a three-member jury.  The show was hosted by Maja Pinterič and Bojan Cvjetićanin from 20:00 CET on RTVSLO1. Previously, EMA FREŠ had only been a web-based selection. The final featured guest performances from former EMA participants Fed Horses, Lumberjack and last year’s runner-up RAIVEN. The running order for the show, with the winners in bold was as follows: The running order for the show was as follows: Stella – Ne vem, če sem v reduYounite – The CureAlfirev – Črno bela likaKlarity – DihamMarmoris – Moj pristanSaška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh – WINNERPia Nina – Tukaj in zdajLana Hrvatin – DreamParvani Violet – Cupid – WINNERAstrid in Avantgarden – Sing To …
🇱🇹 Lithuania: Results of the second heat of Pabandom iš naujo 2020

🇱🇹 Lithuania: Results of the second heat of Pabandom iš naujo 2020

Tonight saw the second heat of the freshly revamped Lithuanian selection! Previously, it was called ‘Eurovizijos Atranka‘, but it has since been rebranded as ‘Pabandom iš naujo‘ (“We Go Again!”). Following the first heat last weekend, a further 12 acts battled for six slots in the semi-finals.  The second show of Pabandom iš naujo 2020 has concluded, and the second batch of participants of this year’s selection have performed their entries. This was the second of three elimination heats, where six of the acts are eliminated per week, and the other half proceed to the semi-finals.  The results of each of the shows will be determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury panel and public televoting. The members of the jury were as follows: Victor Diawara: Member of LT United – Lithuania’s entrant from 2006 and, to date, the nation’s best finish at Eurovision. Aistė Smilgevičiūtė: Represented Lithuania in Israel 1999 with “Strazdas”.Gerūta Griniūtė: Well-known TV host and music journalist in Lithuania.Darius Užkuraitis: Radio host, musicologist, and Eurovision commentator Jievaras Jasinskis: Composer and musician, member of InCulto who represented Lithuania in 2010. Results The artists competing tonight, with the qualifiers in bold were as follows: Rūta Loop – “We Came from the Sun” Soliaris – …
🇳🇴 The second semi-final result of Melodi Grand Prix has been revealed

🇳🇴 The second semi-final result of Melodi Grand Prix has been revealed

Tonight, the second Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix took place tonight. Artists from Eastern Norway competed for a spot in the Grand Final of Melodi Grand Prix. After a series of duels, it was confirmed that Rein Alexander won the second Semi-Final. How the act was selected in tonight’s show? The winner of tonight’s show was selected in a series of duels. The four acts first competed in two duels, to then determine the final two. (The act that won the duel is highlighted in Bold) Duel 1 Tore Petterson – “The Start of Something New”Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn – “Fool for Love” Duel 2 JÆGER – “How About Mars”Rein Alexander – “One Last Time” In addition to the duels taking place tonight, pre-qualified participant Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen also performed their entry ‘Out of Air’. Melodi Grand Prix will continue its search for its 2020 Eurovision entry next Saturday, where artists from Central Norway compete for a spot in the Grand Final. Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Norway selected KEiiNO through its national selection ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ to represent them in Tel Aviv with their song ‘Spirit in the Sky’. In Tel Aviv, KEiiNO managed to bring Norway to the Grand Final for …
🇪🇪 Eesti Laul semi-final running orders revealed!

🇪🇪 Eesti Laul semi-final running orders revealed!

A few days ago, Estonian broadcaster ERR revealed the running orders for the two Eesti Laul semi-finals, which will take place in Tartu on 13th and 15th February 2020. Back in November, Estonia became the first country of the 2020 season to release their national final entries. Now with only a few weeks left to go until Eesti Laul takes place, the Estonian national broadcaster has revealed the running orders for the two semi-finals. The semi-finals will then determine the twelve finalists competing for Estonia’s ticket to Rotterdam on 29th February at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn – the host venue of the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest. The running orders are… Semi-final 1 (13th February) 1Rasmus Rändvee “Young”2Kruuv“Leelo”3Stefan“By My Side”4INGA“Right Time”5Anett Kulbin & Fredi“Write About Me”6Revals“Kirjutan romaani”7Renate“Videomäng”8Laura Põldvere “Break Me”9Little Mess“Without a Reason”10Egert Milder“Georgia (on My Mind)”11Jennifer Cohen“Ping Pong”12Synne Valtri & Väliharf “Majakad” Semi-final 2 (15th February) 1Viinerid“Kapa Kohi-LA”2Janet“Hingelind”3Uku Suviste“What Love Is”4Inger“Only Dream”5Merilin Mälk “Miljon sammu”6German & Violina“Heart Winder”7Jaagup Tuisk“Beautiful Lie”8Ziggy Wild“Lean on Me”9Uudo Sepp“I’m Sorry. I Messed Up”10Traffic“Üks kord veel”11SHIRA“Out in Space”12Mariliis Jõgeva “Unistustes” Six entries will qualify from each semi-final and proceed to the grand final taking place on 29th February 2020. You can listen to all the …
🇵🇱 Poland: More details of Szansa na Sukces 2020 have been revealed

🇵🇱 Poland: More details of Szansa na Sukces 2020 have been revealed

Earlier this month, TVP confirmed that Szansa na Sukces will be used to select their Eurovision entry for Rotterdam. The program was used to select their Junior Eurovision 2019 entry, which ended up winning the whole contest back in November. Now, Dziennik Eurowizyjny have confirmed more details of the selection, which is due to air next month. As previously reported, Poland will be reverting back to a national final for the selection of their entry for Rotterdam. Now, with recording of the semi-finals due to begin this month, more details have emerged. The show will be hosted by Artur Orzech. The three person jury will consist of three former Eurovision representatives – Cleo (2014), Michal Szpak (2016) and Gromee (2018). Each show will have a theme: 2nd February: Semi-Final One – ABBA 9th February: Semi-Final Two – Eurovision Hits 16th February: Semi-Final Three – The Beatles Final on February 23rd As with the Junior edition, the semi-final shows will be pre-recorded, rather than aired live. Recording of the semi-finals for Szansa na Sukces will take place from Sunday to Monday. Then, the shows will be aired on TVP2 every Sunday from February 2 to February 16. One artist will proceed to the final …
🇮🇸 This is Söngvakeppnin 2020!

🇮🇸 This is Söngvakeppnin 2020!

A few minutes ago, the Söngvakeppnin 2020 songs were released to Spotify! Currently however they are only available in Australia and New Zealand. As could be expected the list consists of a good mix of new and familiar names. Familiar names As expected, Daði Freyr is back! A lot of Eurovision and Söngvakeppnin fans have been hoping for a ever since 2017. Back then he finished second with “Hvað með það?/Is This Love?”, beaten only by Svala. Elísabet participated in the 2016 edition of Söngvakeppnin, when she performed Greta Salóme’s song “Á ný“. She made it to the final, bul was, like all the rest, beaten by Greta Salóme herself, with “Hear Them Calling”. Matti Matt is the only singer in this year’s line-up who’s been to Eurovision before. He represented Iceland in 2011, as a member of Sjónni’s friends. They finished 20th in the final with their song “Coming Home”. He also took part in Söngvakeppnin 2011 with “Eldgos“, and in 2010 with “Out of Sight“. New names Perhaps the biggest surprise in the line-up is rock/metal band DIMMA. DIMMA was founded back in 2004 by brothers Ingólfur and Sifurður Geirdal. They are still members of the band, as …
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