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February 24, 2024

🇮🇸 Hera, Sigga and Bashar through in Iceland

Hera Björk and Bashar Murad will go through to the final of Söngvakeppnin, next Saturday. The results of tonight’s semifinal are as follows: Hera Björk sings “Við förum hæarra” Heiðrún Anna sings “Þjakaður af ást” Bashar Murad sings “Vestrið villt” Sigga Ózk sings “Um allan alheiminn” Maiaa sings “Fljúga burt”   After the regular contest, there was a wildcard given to Sigga Ózk. That means she will also be added to the lineup of the final.

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🇸🇪 Danny Saucedo and Dotter go on to the Meldodifestivalen final!

Danny Saucedo and Dotter have qualified for the final of Melodifestivalen 2024. Danny won the first round with his song “Happy That You Found Me”. It’s 2nd in the odds to win the whole show at the moment of writing. Dotter, who came 2nd in 2020, qualified in the final round of votes with “It’s Not Easy To Write a Love Song”.    The ones who go on to the second chance round are Albin Tingwall with “Done Getting Over You” and Scarlet with “Circus X”   These are the full results:

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🇸🇲 Una Voce Per San Marino

Tonight, the final of Una Voce Per San Marino, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, will be held. The show will be hosted from the Teatro Nuovo in Dogana and starts at 21.00 CET. You can watch it here. 17 songs will compete in the contest. The decision will be made by a jury, not by televoting. These are the songs: nr Title Artist(s)   1 Human Aaron Sibley 2 A dare for love Aimie Atkinson 3 Dance like this Booom! 4 The last polar bear Dana Gillespie 5 With you Daudia 6 Freedom Dez 7 Il paradiso e qui Jalisse 8 Kida Invincible 9 Gioverno del cuore La Rua 10 Pazza Loredana Bertè 11 Chi siamo davvera Marcella Bella 12 Paranoia Masala & Foresta 13 Big mama Mate 14 11:11 Megara 15 Il protagonista Pago 16 Questa volta Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC 17 Nostalgia XGiove Aaron Sibley took part in the 2022 national final and was 3rd.The members of Booom! were part of Soulution and took part in the Slovenian preselection in 2020.Jalisse represented Italy in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest with “Fiume di parole”. Kida reached the final in San Marino last year.Loredana Bertè took part in the Festival di Sanremo in 1988 (16th), 1993 (14th), 1997 (20th), 2019 (4th) and this year (7th).Mate took part in San Marino in 2022 (17th) and 2023 (final).Megara was 4th in Benidorm Fest 2023.XGiove was 3rd in San Marino 2023.

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🇵🇹 Portugal: Festival RTP da Canção starts

Tonight, Portugal will start with Festival RTP da Canção, the annual national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Out of ten songs, 6 will be chosen for the final on the 9th of March. The show starts at 22:00 and you can watch it here and here. These are the songs: Bispo sings “Casa Portuguesa” Iolanda sings “Grito” João Borsch sings “…Pelas costuras” Left. sings “Volto a ti” Mela sings “Água” Mila Dores sings “Afia a língua” Nena sings “Teorias da conspiração” Noble sings “Memory” Perpétua sings “Bem longe daqui” Rita Rocha sings “Pontos finais”   Mila Dores took part in the semifinals in 2019.

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🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin part 2

Iceland continues with Söngvakeppnin tonight. It is, already since 1986, the Icelandic national final. This year, 5 songs compete in each semifinal. Two of them go to the final, along with one wildcard. In the final, the songs can be sung in any language. In the semifinals, they have to be sung in Icelandic. The show starts at 20.45 CET and you can watch it here. Tonight´s contestants are: Hera Björk sings “Við förum hæarra” Heiðrún Anna sings “Þjakaður af ást” Bashar Murad sings “Vestrið villt” Sigga Ózk sings “Um allan alheiminn” Maiaa sings “Fljúga burt”   Hera Björk represented Iceland in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Je ne sais quoi”. She took part in 2007 (semifinals), was the runner up in the 2009 Danish Melodi Grand Prix and 3rd in Söngvakeppnin 2019. Sigga Ózk reached the final last year. The connection from Palestinian Bashar Murad with Iceland is the fact that, in 2019, he collaborated with Hatari in the song “Klefi/Samed”. This is, however, his first attempt in Eurovision.

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🇸🇪 4th Melodifestivalen heat in Sweden

Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection, continues with a fourth heat. As Sweden is the host country, the winning song will go directly to the final. Two songs will go directly to the final, two other songs will go for ‘final qualification’, something that will be decided after the 5th heat. The show starts at 20:00 CET and you can watch it here or on the SVT Play app. These are the participating songs: Albin Tingwall sings “Done getting over you” Lia Larsson sings “30 km/h” Dotter sings “It’s not easy to write a love song” Scarlet sings “Circus X” Lasse Stefanz sing “En sång om sommaren” Danny Saucedo sings “Happy that you found me”   Dotter took part in Melodifestivalen before in 2018 (semifinals), in 2020 (2nd) and in 2021 (4th).Lasse Stefanz took part in 2011 (semifinals).Danny Saucedo was 3rd in 2009 (with E.M.D.), 2nd in 2011, also 2nd in 2012 and 7th in 2021.

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