Watch Tonight 25/02/2023: Finland, San Marino, Iceland, Sweden and Portugal

Tonight, 3 countries will make another stop forward on their Eurovision 2023 journey:

  • Finland and San Marino will select an artist and a song for Eurovision 2023
  • Portugal, Sweden and Iceland will reduce list of potential songs

We welcome you to read the full guide to tonight’s shows:

“Melodifestivalen 2023” – Heat 4

When?

20:00 – 21:30 CET

How To Watch?

SVT Play

Artists and Songs

Sweden will hold the 4th heat of “Melodifestivalen 2023“.
7 artists will compete for 2 spots in the final.
The 3rd and 4th place will try their luck in the semi-final.

You can listen to each one of the snippets by clicking on its name:

  1. Kiana Blanckert – Where Did You Go? [audio snippet] [video snippet]
  2. Signe & Hjördis – Edelweiss [audio snippet] [video snippet]
  3. Smash Into Pieces – Six Feet Under [audio snippet] [video snippet]
  4. Mariette – One Day [audio snippet] [video snippet]
  5. Emil Henrohn – Mera Mera Mera [audio snippet] [video snippet]
  6. Axel Schylström – Gorgeous [audio snippet] [video snippet]
  7. Loreen – Tattoo [audio snippet] [video snippet]

Format

  1. In the heats, 2 rounds of voting will take place. After the first round, the first place will be announced and will get a direct path for the final. The public vote will be done in the SVT app.
  2. In the second round, all 6 remaining artists will compete for an additional spot. The votes from the previous round will still be taken under consideration. Viewers will get 5 free votes to spread this round.
  3. At the end of the evening, the second place (or first place among the 6 remaining) will get a spot in the final as well.
  4. Artists in place of 3 – 4 will get a ticket for the semi – final (“Second chance”).
  5. The public vote will be divided and aggregated by the age groups: televoters, 3 – 9 years old, 10 –15, 16 – 29, 30 – 44, 45 – 59, 60 – 74, and 75+.
  6. The full results of the semi-final will be given in the Grand final Eurovision method. Think of each voter group as a country. This means we will have the full ranking of each semi – final at the end of the night

UMK 2023” -Final

When?

20:00 – 22:00 CET

How to Watch?

YLE (no commentary)
YLE (English commentary)
YLE (Ukrainian commentary)
YLE (Swedish commentary)
YLE (Russian commentary)

Songs and Artists

7 artists will compete in the final, in the following running order:

  1. Robin Packalen – Girls Like You
  2. KUUMAA – Ylivoimainen
  3. Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
  4. Keira – No Business On The Dancefloor 
  5. Benjamin Peltonen – Hoida mut 
  6. Lxandra – Something To Lose
  7. Portion Boys – Samaa taivasta katsotaan

Playlist

You can find the full playlists here:

YouTube

Spotify

Apple Music

Format

The results will be determined by a combination of a 75% public voting and a 25% international jury.
The international jury are from 7 different countries: Australia, Germany, the UK, Ukraine, Sweden, Spain and Poland.

The hosts of “UMK 2023” will be Samu Haber

You are welcome to read Doron’s review of the songs here

“Söngvakeppnin 2023” – Semi-Final 2

When?

20:45 – 22:15 CET

How to Watch?

RÚV


Songs and Artists

5 artists will compete in the first semi-final:

  1. Úlfar – Betri maður / Impossible
  2. Kristín Sesselja – Óbyggðir / Terrified
  3. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK
  4. Silja Rós & Kjalar – Ég styð þína braut / Together We Grow
  5. Sigga Ózk – Gleyma þér og dansa / Dancing Lonely

Playlist

Playlists can be found here:

Spotify

AppleMusic

YouTube (Icelandic Versions)

English Versions


Spotify
Apple Music
YouTube

Format

The semi-finals results will be determined by 100% public vote.
2 artists will qualify for the final from each semi-final.
However, the jury will be able to grant a wild-card for an additional artist.

Review

You can read Doron’s review here:

“Una Voce Per San Marino 2023” – Final

When?

21:00 – 00:00 CET

How to Watch?

San Marino TV 

Songs and Artists

22 artists will compete in the first semi-final:

  1. Alfie Arcuri – Collide (Australia)
  2. Deborah Iurato – Out of Space (Italy)
  3. Deshedus – Non basterà (Italy)
  4. E.E.F. – Something for You (Italy)
  5. Edoardo Brogi – Due punti sull’equatore (Italy)
  6. Eiffel 65 – Movie Star (Italy)
  7. Ellynora – Mama Told Me (Italy)
  8. Iole – Sul tetto del mondo (Italy)
  9. Kida – Stessa pelle (San Marino)
  10. Le Deva – Fiori su Marte (Italy)
  11. Lorenzo Licitra – Never Give Up (Italy)
  12. Mate – Prisma (Italy)
  13. Mayu – C’è qualcosa in me che non fuziona (Switzerland)
  14. Nevruz – L’alieno (Italy)
  15. Piqued Jacks – Like an Animal (Italy)
  16. Ronela Hajati – SALVAJE (Albania)
  17. Roy Paci – Tromba (Italy)
  18. Simone – Catching Memories (San Marino)
  19. Thomas – 23:23 (Italy)
  20. Tothem – Sacro e profano (Italy)
  21. Vina Rose – Oblivious (UK)
  22. XGiove – Fuoco e benzina (Italy)

Playlist

You can listen to some of the songs here:

Spotify

AppleMusic

YouTube

Recap of the finalists:

Format

The hosts of the final will be Jonathan Kashanian and Senhit. The winner will be chosen by a 6 jury panel chaired by Italian legend Al Bano.
The jury members are: Al Bano, Antonio Rospini, Steve Lyon, Dino Steward, Charlotte Davis and Clarissa Martinelli.

Festival da Canção 2023 – Semi-Final 1

When?

22:00 – 01:30 CET

How to Watch?

RTP International
RTP Portugal

Songs and Artists

  1. MoYah – Too Much Sauce
  2. BOLHA – Sonhos de Liberdade
  3. April Ivy – Modo Voo
  4. Churky – Encruzilhada
  5. Cláudia Pascoal – Nasci Maria
  6. SAL – Viver 
  7. Mimicat – Ai Coração
  8. You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – Contraste Mudo
  9. Neon Soho – Endless
  10. Esse Povo – Sapatos de Cimento

Playlists

Spotify

Apple Music

YouTube

Format

The results will be determined in 2 rounds:

  • Round 1 – based on a 50% public vote, and a 50% national jury vote. The top 5 artists will advance for the final.
  • Round 2 – 5 remaining artists will fight for 1 additional spot in the final. The results will be determined by the public vote only

The semi-final jury will be:

  • Maro (Portugal Eurovision 2022)
  • Neev (“Festival da Canção 2021“)
  • Marcia (“Festival da Canção 2017“)
  • Alex D’Alva Teixeira (“Festival da Canção 2019“)
  • Carlos Mendes (“Festival da Canção” 1968+1972)
  • Pedro Ribeiro (Director of Radio)
  • Sara Coreeia (Fado Singer)

Take a look at the beautiful stage of the festival:

Don’t forget to visit our full guide to Eurovision 2023: Our Eurovision 2023 homepage

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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