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25
February
2017

Slovenia: Omar Naber wins the Slovenian ticket to Kyiv!

Slovenia: Omar Naber wins the Slovenian ticket to Kyiv!

The 2017 edition of EMA, Slovenia’s Eurovision preselection show, has been concluded and the winner is Omar Naber!

Tonight saw the final 8 acts competing for the right to represent Slovenia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest this coming May in the host city of Kyiv.

Performing live to both the public and jury for a final time, it was down to a combined vote in order to determine the winner of EMA 2017. Both the public and jury each gave 6 sets of votes to the competing acts, with 504 points in total on offer.

EMA 2017 final results

With the jury votes presented first, it was Omar Naber who was the initial favourite of the competition, followed by Nuška Drašček in second and Raiven in third. Combined with the televote, Naber remained successful and won EMA 2017! The votes were given as follows:

  1. Omar NaberOn my way (Public: 60 points / Jury: 64 points / Combined: 124 points)
  2. BQLHeart of gold (Public: 72 points / Jury: 42 points / Combined: 114 points)
  3. RaivenZažarim (Public: 48 points / Jury: 46 points / Combined: 94 points)
  4. Nuška DraščekFlower in the snow (Public: 12 points / Jury: 56 points / Combined: 68 points)
  5. Nika ZorjanFse (Public: 36 points / Jury: 20 points / Combined: 56 points)
  6. Sell OutNi panike (Public: 24 points / Jury: 0 points / Combined: 24 points)
  7. KiNG FOOWild ride (Public: 0 points / Jury: 14 points / Combined: 14 points)
  8. Tim KoresOpen fire (Public: 0 points / Jury: 10 points / Combined: 10 points)

Listen to and watch the winning song below!

This is not Naber’s first time appearing at the Eurovision Song Contest, having previously represented the nation in 2005 with the song Stop. In the semi-final of the competition, which was also hosted in Kyiv, Naber received a total of 69 points and finished in 12th place, therefore failing to qualify to the final.

What are your views on the winning entry? Share your thoughts with us!

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25
February
2017

Tonight: Moldova decides tonight their representative

Tonight: Moldova decides tonight their representative

Who will be the 2017 Moldavian Eurovision representative in Kyiv? The country decides tonight their act among 8 hopefuls in O melodie pentru Europa 2017 final.

The show

A total of 40 entries were submitted to the Moldovan broadcaster TRM for O melodie pentru Europa. After the live auditions, the jury decided the 14 semi-finalists who will compete for 8 spots in Moldovan final, 4 of which were decided by the professional jury.

Tonight, Moldova decides the singer who will perform at the first semi-final of Eurovision in Kyiv, Ukraine.

How to watch

The show will kick off at 18:35 CET and will be available to watch at M1.

  • M1
  • M1 Online webcast

The participants

  1. SunStroke Project– Hey mamma
  2. Samir LoghinGlow
  3. Valeria Paşa – Freedom
  4. Aurel Chirtoacă – Dor de mamă
  5. Diana Brescan– Breathe
  6. Marks & Stefanet– Join us in the rain
  7. Ethno Republic & Surorile Osoianu– Discover Moldova
  8. Vozniuc feat. Vio Grecu– Don’t lie

Who’s your favourite to win tonight? Share your thoughts with us below.

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25
February
2017

Tonight: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in Denmark

Tonight: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in Denmark

Denmark’s efforts to get to the final for the first time since hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 will all sum up tonight as the Danish representative will be chosen on the annual Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

The Danish broadcaster DR has received a record number of 1115 entries. These were shortlisted to 41, and then to the final ten participants of tonight.

The show

Herning was chosen to be this year’s DMGP host city, and so, the show will be held at the local Jyske Bank Arena. Annette Heick (DMGP 2007) & Johannes Nymark (Lighthouse X, Denmark 2016) will host the show. Ten hopefuls will perform their chosen entries but only three will go to the superfinal, where the winner will be decided.

The viewers at home will be responsible for 50% of the votes in both rounds by SMS and app-voting, while a jury of five dedicated Danish Eurovision fans will take care of the other half.

Tonight’s participants

  1. Ida Una – One
  2. Thomas Ring – Vesterbro
  3. Rikke Skytte – Color my world
  4. Anja – Where I am
  5. Calling Mercury – Big little lies
  6. Anthony – Smoke in my eyes
  7. René Machon – Warriors
  8. Sada Vidoo – Northern lights
  9. Jeanette Bonde – Hurricane
  10. Johanna Beijbom – A.S.A.P.

How to watch?

  • DR1
  • DR1 Online (Webstream will be available worldwide during the show)

Extra

We are on location in Herning and so, join our Facebook page at 18:00 CET for special coverage as a part of our National Previews, featuring sneak peeks of the performances, reactions from the artists themselves and our press poll which will try to predict who will represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The program will be able for watching on demand on our page, right after the broadcast.

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25
February
2017

Tonight: First semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2017 in Iceland

Tonight: First semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2017 in Iceland

Tonight Iceland will begin its decision process for selecting their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This will be the first of three shows in Söngvakeppnin 2017.

How to watch

Semi-final 1 of Söngvakeppnin 2017 will air from 20:45 CET (19:45 local time) on the following channels:

  • RÚV
  • Live webcast via ruv.is

Tonight’s show

The first six acts will perform tonight in Háskólabíó in Reykjavík, which is a university cinema. The top three acts determined by 100% televoting will advance to the final. Unlike last year, there will be no wildcard round.

The participants

Tonight will see the 6 acts performing the Icelandic version of their entries, with the qualifying acts then deciding whether the same version or the English version will be performed in the final.

  1. Aron Hannes EmilssonNótt
  2. HildurBammbaramm
  3. Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson – Mér við hli
  4. Júlí Heiðar Halldórsson & Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir – Heim til þín
  5. Erna Mist Pétursdóttir – Skuggamynd
  6.  Arnar Jónsson & Rakel PálsdóttirTil mín

Söngvakeppnin 2017 schedule

  • 25/02: Semi-final 1
  • 04/03: Semi-final 2
  • 11/03: Final

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25
February
2017

Tonight: Melodifestivalen 2017 semi-final 4 in Sweden

Tonight: Melodifestivalen 2017 semi-final 4 in Sweden

We are heading to Skellefteåtonight for Melodifestivalen’s 4th semi-final tonight, where 7 more acts will battle for the golden ticket to the Grand Final of the 2017 Swedish Eurovision national selection. Two acts will go directly to the final whilst 2 will go to the Andra Chansen round scheduled to be held in Linköping next week.

Are the Swedes heading for their 7th Eurovision victory this year? Loreen (Eurovision 2012 winner) is back in the game this year as she competes in tonight’s semi-final with her entry Statements.

Former Melodifestivalen participants Wiktoria and Jon Henrik Fjällgren are also vying to represent Sweden at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest and thus will be competing in tonight’s show too.

The Show

Tonight’s show will be held at the Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå and will be hosted by Hasse Andersson, David Lindgren and Clara Henry. Seven songs will participate and the results will be decided by 100% televoting.

First, the top five will advance to a second round of voting, and then the first two places will go directly to the final, places 3 and 4 will get another chance in the Andra chansen round and the fifth place will leave the contest.

How to watch?

Tonight’s show will be aired live from Skellefteå at 20:00 CET on the following channels:

  • SVT 1
  • SVT World
  • SVT Play
  • Live webstream via Melodifestivalen’s official website

The Participants

  1. Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. AniniaEn värld full av strider
  2. Alice SvenssonRunning with lions
  3. Les GordonsBound to fall 
  4. WiktoriaAs I lay me down 
  5. Axel SchylströmNär ingen ser
  6. Sara Varga & Juha Mulari – Du får inte ändra på mig
  7. LoreenStatements

Melodifestivalen 2017 agenda

  • 04/02: Semi-final 1
  • 11/02: Semi-final 2
  • 18/02: Semi-final 3
  • 25/02: Semi-final 4
  • 04/03: Andra Chansen
  • 11/03: Final

The Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2017 is scheduled to be held on Saturday 11 March at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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25
February
2017

Tonight: Ukraine decides their act for Eurovision 2017

Tonight: Ukraine decides their act for Eurovision 2017

The final is here! Three weeks of the Ukrainian national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have passed and it’s now down to the final 6 acts. Who will represent the host country in this year’s competition?

How to watch

The final of the Ukrainian national selection will air from 18:00 CET (19:00 local time) on the following channels:

  • UA:PBC’s First Channel
  • STB
  • Live webcast via 1tv.com.ua

A live webcast will also feature on both the UA:PBC and STB official YouTube channels.

Tonight’s show

Three semi-finals down and we have now shortlisted the 24 acts to a final total of 6 participants.

This evening, the 6 finalists will be performing to both the public and jury for a final time in a bid to earn their votes and go on to represent Ukraine at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

As with the semi-final stage of the competition, tonight’s winner will be determined via a combined 50% televote and 50% jury vote. The jury will once again consist of the same 3 members; Konstantin Meladze, Andriy Danylko and Jamala.

The 6 finalists

  • Salto NazadO mamo
  • TayannaI love you
  • RozhdenSaturn
  • IllariaThank you for my way
  • O.TorvaldTime
  • MelovinWonder

Special guests

The final will see performances for 2 artists who have already been selected to represent their countries at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

France’s representative Alma will perform at the final with her song Requiem, whilst Poland’s recently decided act Kasia Moś will sing her winning national final entry Flashlight.

Who will follow in Jamala’s footsteps and become the next Ukrainian representative at Eurovision 2017? We’ll find out this evening!

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