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.
Last Thursday, Austria released its song for Eurovision 2020. Vincent Bueno will perform “Alive” for Austria at Eurovision 2020
Samira Efendi will represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 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”
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
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:
Mia Negovetić was ranked second in the public voting, with only 260 votes behind the winner. Mia won the jury voting.
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 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
Links for the digital platforms playlist:
Last Saturday, Estonia has chosen the song and the artist for Eurovision 2020. It will be Uku Suviste with “What Love Is”
The full results of the first semi-final of “Eesti Laul 2020” are:
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:
#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:
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 will broadcast tonight its national final – “UMK 2020“.
6 contenders will compete today in the following running order:
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:
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First time in Finland!! I’m so happy that we meet not once, but twice this weekend! 🥳 🇫🇮 Friday night – we’ll have a crazy party at Hercules club in Helsinki. Straight afterwards, on Saturday, I’m heading to Tampere for this year’s @uudenmusiikinkilpailu final where I’ll be representing the Bulgarian jury live on National yle TV1.
You can read our review of the songs right here:
You can watch the snippets of the rehearsals right here:
Links for the digital platforms playlist:
Last Tuesday, Tornike Kipiani published his song for Eurovision 2020 – “Take Me As I Am”
Last Saturday, Iceland held the final of “Söngvakeppnin 2020″.
The country will be represented by Daði og Gagnamagnið that will perform “Think About Things”
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!
Surprisingly, the talented singer Elísabet Ormslev finished in the last place in the first semi-final
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.
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
The jury voting can be shown here:
The final results can be shown here:
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).
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
Last Saturday, Moldova selected its song and artist for Eurovision 2020.
Natalia Gordienko will perform “Prison” for Moldova at Eurovision 2020
The results of the national final can be shown here:
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.
Meanwhile, you can watch and listen to a snippet:
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
Links for the digital platforms playlist:
Last Sunday, Romania its national selection. Roxen performed 5 songs in the show.
In the end, the chosen song was “Alcohol You”
“Alcohol You” was the favorite in the public voting and in the jury voting.
Russia will be represented the band “Little Big“.
Their song for Eurovision will be probably named “Uno, Dos, Quatro” (Eng: One, Two, Four”). You can listen to a snippet right here:
The tiny country will be represented by the Italian singer Senhit
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.
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
The full results of the final were:
Sweden will broadcast tonight its national final “Melodifestivalen 2020″
12 artists will compete for representing Sweden in Eurovision 2020.
The running order will be
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:
You are invited to read out review of the finalists right here
The full playlist that includes all of the 28 songs of the competition is available in different digital platforms:
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)
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.
Last Wednesday, The Netherlands revealed its song for Eurovision 2020.
Jeangu Macrooy will perform “Grow” at Eurovision 2020