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February
2017

February 24/25/26: eleven shows you cannot miss

February 24/25/26: eleven shows you cannot miss

24.02.2017 – SLOVENIA – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 19:55 CET
EMA 2017 was the 21th edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition was used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition was broadcast on TV SLO1, Radio Val 202, Radio Koper, Radio Maribor and online via the broadcaster’s RTV 4D platform. The Final of EMA 2017 was held on 24 February 2017. Special guests of the Final Show are Jamala, ManuElla and Toni Cetinski.

24.02.2017 – MOLDOVA – SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 18:25
O melodie pentru Europa 2017 was the national final format developed by TRM in order to select Moldova’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Unlike in previous years, the event only included one semi-final and a final to be held on 24 and 25 February 2017, respectively.

25.02.2017 – MOLDOVA – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 18:35 CET
O melodie pentru Europa 2017 was the national final format developed by TRM in order to select Moldova’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Unlike in previous years, the event only included one semi-final and a final to be held on 24 and 25 February 2017, respectively.

25.92.2017 – UKRAINE – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 18:00 CET & 21:30 CET
The Ukrainian national final is tentatively scheduled to take place in February 2017 in Kiev. The selection will be a joint production between the Ukrainian national broadcaster NTU and commercial broadcaster STB.[5] All shows in the competition will hosted by Serhiy Prytula and broadcast on both UA:Pershyi and STB. Final takes place on 25 February 2017.

25.02.2017 – DENMARK – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Melodi Grand Prix 2017 will be the 47th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the music competition that selects Denmark’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The event will be held on 25 February 2017 at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, hosted by Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark. The final will take place on 25 February 2017. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, Danish Eurovision Song Contest 2000 winners Olsen Brothers will perform as the interval act.

25.02.2017 – LITHUANIA – HEAT 8 – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Lithuania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The artist and song that will represent Lithuania in the 2017 contest will be selected through a national final, “Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka, organised by the Lithuanian broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT), culminating in a final on 11 March 2017.

25.02.2017 – SWEDEN – FOURTH SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Melodifestivalen 2017 is the 57th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which will select Sweden’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The competition is organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and will take place over a six-week period between 4 February and 11 March 2017. The fourth semi-final will take place on 25 February 2017 at Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå.

25.02.2017 – ICELAND – FIRST SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:45 CET
Söngvakeppnin 2017 will be the twelfth edition of Söngvakeppnin, the music competition that selects Iceland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show will consist of two semi-finals, taken place on the 25 February and the 4 March 2017 in Háskólabíó, the final of the competition is scheduled to take place on 11 March 2017 in Laugardalshöllin, the national indoor arena. Six songs will compete in each semi-final, with the top 3 from each advancing to the Grand Final, decided by public televoting. The final will consist of six entries that, via 50/50 public televoting and jury voting, will be shortened to a top 2, winning entry will be determined by the ‘gold final’ in which the top two entries in the final will battle it out for the title of Iceland’s 2017 Eurovision entry, decided by public tele-voting. The first semi-final will take place on 25 February 2017, where six of the competing acts will present their songs to the public. The top three entries decided solely by televoting will advance to the final.

26.02.2017 – ROMANIA – SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:00 CET
Romania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 after having been forced to take a one-year break in 2016 when they got disqualified. The song that will represent Romania will be chosen through the national preselection Selecția Națională 2017. The semi-final will take place on 26 February 2017, at Studioul Pangratti, in Bucharest, and will be hosted by Iuliana Tudor and Dan Helciug, while Ioana Voicu will be the greenroom correspondent. The jury will eliminate five of the semi-finalists; the other 10 go on to the final.

26.02.2017 – LATVIA – FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 20:25 CET
Supernova 2017 will be the third edition of Supernova, the music competition that selects Latvia’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. Competition producer Ilze Jansone stated that the goal of Supernova, as in the previous two years, is to find a competitive song and artist with potential for international success. The competition will commence on 5 February 2017 and conclude with a final on 26 February 2017. The final will take place on 26 February 2017. The four entries that will qualify from the semi-final will compete. The song with the highest amount of votes from the public will be declared the winner.

26,02.2017 – PORTUGA – SECOND SEMI FINAL – LIVESTREAM AT 22:15 CET
Festival da Canção 2017 will be the 51st edition of Festival da Canção, the music competition that selects Portugal’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The format of the competition will consist of three shows: two semi-finals on 19 and 26 February 2017 and the final on 5 March 2017. The semi-finals will take place at RTP’s studios in Lisbon, while the final will take place at Coliseu dos Recreios, also in Lisbon. The competition will feature sixteen competing songs written by composers who RTP invited for the competition. The composers will both create the song and select the performer for their entry. Each semi-final will feature eight competing entries from which four will advance to the final from each show. Results during the semi-finals will be determined by a jury panel appointed by RTP and votes from the public. In the final, the winner will be determined by the votes from regional jury panels and a public voting. For the very first time, RTP abolished the language restrictions, so that artists may submit songs in any language(s), even without Portuguese. On 5 December 2016, RTP revealed the names of the sixteen composers that were invited to participate. 16 entries will participate in the 51st Festival da Canção. Half of the competing performers, the artists drawn to perform in the first semi-final, were revealed on 18 January 2017. The remaining competing artists were announced on 26 January 2017. Among the competing artists is former Eurovision Song Contest entrant Rui Drumond, who represented Portugal in the 2005 Contest as part of 2B. The second semi-final will take place at RTP’s studios in Lisbon on 26 February 2017, hosted by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira (pt) and Jorge Gabriel. In the second semi-final eight entries will participate, and of these eight, four will advance to the Final. The qualifiers will be determined by the televote and the votes of an expert jury appointed by RTP.

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24
February
2017

February24: what the polls and bets say

EUROPE – Every year we make an annual post, updated throughout the season (periodically) to present you the latest betting odds for national selections and the Eurovision Song Contest.

FEBRUARY 24
The meeting odds for the Eurovision Song Contest and the national finals are updated and here are the latest. Regarding the Eurovision 2017, Italy, Sweden and Russia remain the favourites followed now by Australia, Romania and Greece. Sweden, armenia, Australia, Belgium. Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Moldova are considered qualifiers from the first semifinal while, Russia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania the qualifiers for the second semifinal. Loreen is the favourite to win the 2017 Melodifestivalen with Nano following closely behind. For the fourth semi final, Loreen and Wiktoria are considered the qualifiers for the final while Axel and Les Gordons predicted to go to second chance. In Norway, JOWST ft Aleksander Walmann is considered the hot favourite for the ticket to Kyi followed by Kristian Valen. Finally in Estonia, Kerli remain the hot favourite to win the national final. In the oikotimes.com polls: In Norway oikotimes visitors predict Ulrikke – Places to win, in Denmark our readers predict Sada Vidoo“Northern Lights” to win, in Moldova visitors vote for Sunstroke Project – Hey Mamma to win and in Iceland our readers predict Svala Björgvinsdóttir – Ég veit Thad to win.

FEBRUARY 6
The betting odds made a good prediction on Finnish national selection a week ago. Now let’s see what are the current standings for various Eurovision events ahead. We start with the Eurovision 2017 odds where Sweden is leading now followed by Russia, Australia and Greece still high in the bookies. In Melodifestivalen 2017, Loreen and Nano are the top favourites to win the ticket to Kyiv in the final. For the second semi final Mariette and Lisa Ajax are predicted to qualify in the final while Benjamin Ingress and Dismissed to proceed in the second chance. Sanremo Festival 2017 begins tomorrow and Fiorello Mannoia with Sergio Sylvester are considered the favourites to win the event. Though it will be clear after the final to declare who’s going to Kyiv.

JANUARY 26
With great interest to the UK and Finnish national final coming up we have interesting information to share with you. In the UK Lucie Jones is the favourite to win despite Olivia Garcia been the favourite in almost all fan polls. You can see our review and vote in our poll here. In Sweden, without any of the songs for 2017 Melodifestivalen known, Loreen is the top favourite to represent again the country in Kyiv. The Fooo Conspiracy is following next. In Sanremo Festival predictions, the bookies predict Fiorella Mannoia as the winner of this year’s festival. But the thing with Sanremo is that the winner is not necessary the artist who will definitely represent Italy in Eurovision 2017. For Ireland the bookies are not that optimistic. The odds predict Ireland to stay out of the Grand Final but we have to hear the song first to have a very first estimation. Finally, Greece remains in the top to win the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest despite not having its song selected yet.

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24
February
2017

Jamala in Slovenia, Alma and Kasia Moś in Ukraine

Jamala in Slovenia, Alma and Kasia Moś in Ukraine

SLOVENIA – Two national finals are taking place in the next two days with several Eurostars set to perform. In Slovenia, the 2016 Eurovision winner Jamala will sing her winning “1944” entry during the interval of the national selection EMA on Friday. The show will feature eight singers who will battle it out for a ticket to Kiev.

UKRAINE – Meanwhile, in the host nation Ukraine, both the French and Polish representatives will be taking part in the show by performing during the interval. France’s Alma will perform her entry “Requiem” while Kasia Moś from Poland will take to the stage with “Flashlight”. Six Ukrainian singers are competing to represent their country in the contest this May.

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23
February
2017

Greece 2017: all details you need to know for the national song selection

Greece 2017: all details you need to know for the national song selection

GREECE – Greek National Final on Monday, 6th of March 2017. The program will be broadcasted live on ERT1, at 22.00 Greek time. During the show, the 3 competing songs will be presented, by dedicated video clips that Demy has filmed in both Greece and Ukraine and the viewers will have to vote for their best!

Greeks will vote for the song of their preference, via sms or telephone call. Also 9 representatives of Greeks leaving abroad, will cast their vote, from different countries, via skype video connection, thus contribute to the final outcome of having the winning song which will represent Greece in Eurovision 2017, in Kyiv

Percentages will be announced on ERT’s press release in the next days.

In the show, Demy the singer, Dimitris Kontopoulos the composer/ producer and Fokas Evangelinos, the stage director of the song in Kyiv, will give their strong presence at ERT’s studio, together with Hovig, the representative of Cyprus this year in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The hosts of the show are Antonis Loudaros, the very well-known Greek actor and Elena Bouzala, ERT’s journalist.

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