Around The Continent #20

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The EBU has imposed a travel ban until the 13th of March 2020, to avoid the spreading od the spread of coronavirus.
The ban is a consequence of an incident of EBU worker in Switzerland that was diagnosed with coronavirus.
On Monday, EBU will hold the head of the deligations meeting where issues of Eurovision 2020 will be discussed. Three delegations have decided already to be absent from the meeting due to the coronavirus. The deligations are Sweden, Israel, and Greece.

At the moment, EBU didn’t come to decision about the format of Eurovision 2020 in terms of audience, deligations arrival and etc.
Meanwhile, the third wave of tickets selling is planned to be held on Thursday the 26th of March 2020.

 

AUSTRIAB

Last Thursday, Austria released its song for Eurovision 2020. Vincent Bueno will perform “Alive” for Austria at Eurovision 2020

Listen To The Austrian Entry For Eurovision 2020 Alive By Vincent Bueno

 

AZERBAIJAN

Samira Efendi will represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2020.

Samira Efendi Azerbaijan 2020

At the moment. all we know is that she will perform one of two songs: “Cleopatra” or “Sacars“. the first song is a mid-tempo pop song while the other is a ballad.
An unofficial source posted a snippet of the song “Cleopatra”

 

BULGARIAB

Victoria Georgieva will perform the song “Tears Getting Sober
The singer was internally chosen by BNT (the Bulgarian broadcaster)  to represent the country at Eurovision  2020

You can listen to the song right here:

VICTORIA quoted about her song: “I am over the moon that Tears
Getting Sober will be the song I will perform at Eurovision. It is really personal for me
because I was involved in the songwriting. Working with Boris, Lukas, and Cornelia
and the Symphonix team was a real pleasure. Can’t wait for you all to hear it on 7
March!”

 

CROATIA

Croatia will be represented by Damir Kedžo in Eurovision 2020.
He will perform ” Divlji vjetre” (Eng: Wild Winds)

The full results of the national final can be shown in the following table:

Dora 2020 results

Mia Negovetić was ranked second in the public voting, with only 260 votes behind the winner. Mia won the jury voting.

 

CYPRUSB

Sandro Nicolas will sing “Running” For Cyprus at Eurovision 2020

Behind “Running” stands the Australian singer-songwriter Alfie Arcuri and the Greek producer Teo Pouzbouris. the last announcement confirmed that the Austrian artistic director Marvin Dietmann will join the team to ensure an unforgettable live performance. in Dietmann’s resume, you can find his winning staging for Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like a Phoenix” in 2014.

 

DENMARK

Denmark will hold tonight the final of “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020
10 artists will compete today for representing the country in Eurovision 2020.
The running order will be:

01 – Isam B – Bølger
02 – BEN & TAN – Yes
03 – Maja & De Sarte Sjæle – Den eneste goth i Vejle
04 – Benjamin Kissi – Faith
05 – Emil – Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig
06 – Sys Bjerre – Honestly
07 – Jamie Talbot – Bye Bye Heaven
08 – Sander Sanchez – Screens
09 – Kenny Duerlund – Forget It All
10 – Jasmin Rose feat RoxorLoops – Human

The competition will include 2 rounds of voting.
First-round – all of the 10 artists will compete. The results will be determined by 50% public voting and 5o% jury voting.
Second-round– as known as the “Super Final”. The top 3 finishers of the first round will compete again. The results will be determined by 50% public voting and 5o% jury voting.

 

Due to the coronavirus, the final will be held without anט audience!

You can read our review of the songs right here

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Review

Links for the digital platforms playlist:

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Spotify

 

AppleMusic

 

YouTube

ESTONIAB

Last Saturday, Estonia has chosen the song and the artist for Eurovision 2020. It will be Uku Suviste with “What Love Is”

Uku Suviste will represent Estonia

The full results of the first semi-final of “Eesti Laul 2020” are:

Estonia Eesti Laul 2020 semi final 1 full results

As we can see,
#1. “Little Mess” ended in the second place of the public voting in the first round. However, the jury put them in the last place.

#2.  Laura qualified for the final over Renate only in 11 votes!

#3. Synne Valtri qualified for the final thanks to the public voting.

#4. Stefan and Laura qualified for the final only in the second round of voting.

 

The full results of the second semi-final of “Eesti Laul 2020” are:

Estonia Eesti Laul 2020 semi final 2 full results

#1. Mariliis Jõgeva was second in the first round of public voting. However, the jury ranked her in the 7th place. Although being one of the leading acts in the first round of public voting, she ended almost last in the second round of voting.

#2. Jaagup Tuisk won the jury voting, while Uku Suviste won the public voting

#3. The jury preferred Ziggy Wild over Shira, in contrast to the public voting.

#4. Shira and Uudo qualifies for the final only in the second round of voting.
The grand final of “Eesti Laul 2020” results are:

Estonia Eesti Laul 2020 final full results

As we can see, the 1st, 2nd,4th places of the voting (both jury voting and public voting) qualified for the super-final: Anett x Fredi, Uku Suviste, andJaagup Tuisk.

Shira
won the 3rd place in the jury voting but came 7th in the public voting.

Egert Milder
won the 3rd place in the public voting but came 6th in the jury voting.

Synne Valtri received again more support from the public than the jury

Anett x Fredi won the jury voting, while Jaagup Tuisk won the public voting.

Uku Suviste led the public voting with a significant gap over the others.

In the super final, Uku Suviste received 68.2% of the voting while each one of the other contenders received  15%-17% of the voting.

 

FINLAND

Finland will broadcast tonight its national final – “UMK 2020“.
6 contenders will compete today in the following running order:

Finland 2020 participants

01 – Catharina Zühlke – Eternity
02 – Erika Vikman – Cicciolina
03 – Aksel Kankaanranta – Looking Back
04 – F3M – Bananas
05 – Sansa – Lover View
06 – Tika – I Let My Heart Break

The results of the national final will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public voting.
The jury voting will be composed of 8 jury panels. Each panel will be composed of 4 members from the same country. The judges are from the following countries:
Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. 

Poli Genova will probably be the spokesperson of the Bulgarian jury panel:

 

You can read our review of the songs right here:

Finland UNK 2020 review
You can watch the snippets of the rehearsals right here:

 

 

 

 

Links for the digital platforms playlist:

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Spotify

 

AppleMusic

 

YouTube

 

 

GEORGIAB

Last Tuesday, Tornike Kipiani published his song for Eurovision 2020 – “Take Me As I Am

 

ICELAND

Last Saturday, Iceland held the final of  “Söngvakeppnin 2020″.
The country will be represented by Daði og Gagnamagnið that will perform “Think About Things” 

Söngvakeppnin 2020 Its Daði and Gagnamagnið For Iceland 2020 Eurovision

The results of the national final have been revealed.
Daði og Gagnamagnið won in the super-final with 59.6% of the votes.

Iva Marín Adrichem missed the super-final only by 217 votes!
Iva Iceland

Surprisingly, the talented singer Elísabet Ormslev finished in the last place in the first semi-final

Elísabet Ormslev2
IRELANDB

Last Wednesday, Ireland revealed its song and artist for Eurovision 2020:
Lesley Roy will perform “Story of My Life” for Ireland at Eurovision 2020

Lesley Roy is 32 years old singer and songwriter. As a songwriter, she has experienced international success with releases for artists including Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Medina, Jana Kramer, and Marlee Scott. 

Lesley Roy Will Sing Story Of My Life for Ireland at Eurovision 2020. Listen Now

 

ISRAEL

Last Tuesday, Israel held the national selection for Eurovision 2020.
Eden Alene will perform “Feker Libi” (Eng: “The Love of My Heart”) at Eurovision 2020.
The song was composed and written by Doron Medali and Idan Raichel

Eden Alene - Feker Libi - Eurovision Israel 2020

The jury voting can be shown here:

HaShir Haba 2020 - Israel Jury Results

 

The final results can be shown here:

HaShir Haba 2020 - Israel The Results

Idan Raichel is one of the most appreciated musicians in Israel known for his “Idan Raichel Project”. Idan performed last year in Tel-Aviv’s interval act

Doron Medali is the Israeli Mr. Eurovision. He wrote and composed the Israeli entries for Eurovision 2015 (Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy), Eurovision 2016 (Hovi Star – Made of Stars) and Eurovision 2018 winning song “Toy” For Netta. He also directed the Israeli entry for the Eurovision three times Boaz Ma’uda (2008), Harel Skaat (2010), and Moran Mazor (2013).

 

MALTAB

The country will publish the song for Eurovision 2020 next week.
The song may be written and composed by Austrian musicians, as has been hinted on her Instagram

Destiny Malta at Austria

 

MOLDOVA

Last Saturday, Moldova selected its song and artist for Eurovision 2020.
Natalia Gordienko will perform “Prison” for Moldova at Eurovision 2020

Eurovision 2020 Natalia Gordienco Will Perform “Prison” For Moldova

The results of the national final can be shown here:

Moldova 2020 results

 

NORTH_MACEDONIAB

Tomorrow at 21:00 CET, Vasil Garvanliev will release the song “You“.
The song will have English lyrics and would probably include some Ethnic motives. The song won’t be a ballad. The staging will be planned by a Swedish team.

Vasil Garvanliev - Eurovision 2020 Macedonia

Meanwhile, you can watch and listen to a snippet:

 

PORTUGAL

Tonight, Portugal will broadcast its national final  “Festival da Canção 2020“.
8 artists will compete for representing the country in Eurovision 2020.

The running order will be:

01 – Filipe Sambado – Gerebera Amarela do Sul
02 – Jimmy P. – Abensonhado
03 – Tomás Luzia – Mais Real Que O Amor
04 – Elisa Rodrigues – Não Volte Mais
05 – Throes + The Shine – Movimento
06 – Kady – Diz Só
07 – Elisa – Medo De Sentir
08 – Bárbara Tinoco – Passe-Partout

You can read our review of the semi-finals right here
Portugal 2020 review

Links for the digital platforms playlist:

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Spotify

 

AppleMusic

 

YouTube

ROMANIAB

Last Sunday, Romania its national selection. Roxen performed 5 songs in the show.
In the end, the chosen song was “Alcohol You”

Roxen Romania 2

Alcohol You” was the favorite in the public voting and in the jury voting.

Romania 2020 results

 

 

RUSSIA

Russia will be represented the band “Little Big“.

little big official announcment

Their song for Eurovision will be probably named “Uno, Dos, Quatro” (Eng: One, Two, Four”). You can listen to a snippet right here:

 

 

San Marino

The tiny country will be represented by the Italian singer Senhit

Senhit Eurovision 2020

The singer has already represented the country in Eurovision 2011 with the song “Stand By“. However, she failed to qualify for the final.

The singer will perform one of two songs. The international public is welcome to choose the song in Senhit‘s official website

Senhit – “Obssessed” 

 

Senhit – “Freaky!”

The chosen song will be published on the official YouTube channel of the Eurovision Song Contest on Monday the 9th of March 2020.

International public voting will determine which song will be chosen.
The voting will be available from Saturday, the 7th of March 2020 at 9:00 CET until midnight on Sunday the 8th of March 2020.

 

 

SERBIA

Last Saturday, Serbia selected the song and the artists for Eurovision 2020.
The representative was chosen via the mechanism of “Beovizijia 2020“.

Hurricane will perform “Hasta La Visa” for Serbia at Eurovision 2020 

hurricane serbia 2020

The full results of the final were:

Serbia Beovizijia 2020 results

 

SWEDENB

Sweden will broadcast tonight its national final “Melodifestivalen 2020″
12 artists will compete for representing Sweden in Eurovision 2020.
The running order will be

Melodifestivalen 2020 Rinning Order

01 – Victor Crone – Troubled Waters
02 – Paul Rey – Talking in My Sleep
03 – The Mamas – Move
04 – Mohombi – Winners
05 – Hanna Ferm – Brave
06 – Mendez feat. Alvaro Estrella – Vamos amigos
07 – Dotter – Bulletproof
08 – Robin Bengtsson – Take a Chance
09 – Mariette – Shout it Out
10 – Felix Sandman – Boys with Emotions
11 – Anna Bergendahl – Kingdom Come
12 – Anis Don Demina – Vem e som oss

The results will be determined by 50% public voting and 50% international jury voting

The international jury will be from the following countries:

Sweden Melodifestivalen 2020 countries vote
You are invited to read out review of the finalists right here

Sweden Melodifestivalen 2020 Review

The full playlist that includes all of the 28 songs of the competition is available in different digital platforms:

Melodifestivalen 2020

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Spotify

AppleMusic

Youtube

 

SWITZERLAND

 

Last Wednesday,  Switzerland revealed its song and artist for Eurovision 2020.
Out speculations from the last week were absolutely right:
Gjon’s Tears will perform “Répondez Moi” (Eng: answer me)

Eurovision 2020 Gjon's Tears Will Sing Répondez-moi For Switzerland

Gjon’s Tears the stage name of an Albanian-Kosovar descent singer Gjon Muharremaj. Previously, Gjon took part in the singing reality show’s “Albania’s Got Talent”, “Switzerland Got Talent” and recently the French version of the voice, where he reached the semi-finals.

 

NETHERLANDSB

Last Wednesday, The Netherlands revealed its song for Eurovision 2020.
Jeangu Macrooy
will perform “Grow” at Eurovision 2020

Eurovision2020 Jeangu Macrooy Will Sing Grow For The Netherlands2

I live in Israel and watch Eurovision since the early 2000s. I work as a mathematician but have a big interest in singing, music, and writing

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