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Live This Weekend: Show links for Slovenia, Portugal and Sweden

26 February 2021 at 15:00 CET
Ana Soklič will represent Slovenia in 2021 RTVSLO
This weekend we've three selection shows to enjoy! Ana Soklič from Slovenia will release her song in a special edition of 'Evrovizijska Melodija' (EMA) as semi-finals are broadcast from Portugal and Sweden.

🇸🇮 EMA 2021 20:00 CET ⭐️ (RTVSLO or online)
🇸🇪 Melodifestivalen
20:00 CET (SVT or online)
🇵🇹 Festival da Canção 22:00 CET (RTP or online)
(⭐️ = artist/song will be chosen)

🇸🇮 Slovenia: Ana Soklič reveals new entry

More often than not, Slovenia choses their act for the Eurovision Song Contest through national selection show EMA. However, after the cancellation of last year's Contest, broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV) quickly confirmed that EMA 2020 champion Ana Soklič would be invited back to represent Slovenia again.

During a special, non-competitive edition of EMA, Ana will reveal the song she will take to Rotterdam.

Broadcast time: Saturday 27 February 20:00 CET
Where to watch: RTVSLO (In Slovenia) or online

🇸🇪 Sweden : Can The Mamas move to the Melodifestivalen final again?

Sweden's mammoth Melodifestivalen reaches a critical point on Saturday evening, as the last of the 28 acts take to the Stockholm stage.

Two acts to look out for are last year's winners The Mamas returning with In The Middle and Eric Saade (third for Sweden at the 2011 Contest) hoping his new song Every Minute will be... popular.

  • Tess Merkel - Good Life
  • Lovad - Allting är Precis Likadant
  • Efraim Leo - Best Of Me
  • The Mamas - In The Middle
  • Sannex - All Inclusive
  • Clara Klingenström - Behöver Inte Dig Idag
  • Eric Saade - Every Minute

Broadcast time: Saturday 27 February 20:00 CET
Where to watch: SVT (in Sweden and its neighbouring countries) or online

🇵🇹 Portugal: Festival da Canção looks tempting

Stock up on your pastéis de natas, Festival da Canção returns this Saturday with a mouthwatering selection of Portuguese treats hoping to reach the Eurovision Song Contest.

Five acts will qualify from semi-final 2:

  • Da Chick - I Got Music
  • Tainá - Jasmim
  • Ariana - Mundo Melhor
  • Joana Alegre - Joana Do Mar
  • Pedro Gonçalves - Não Vou Ficar
  • Ana Tereza - Com Um Abraço
  • Carolina Deslandes - Por Um Triz
  • Graciela - A Vida Sem Acontecer
  • NEEV - Dancing In The Stars

Broadcast time: Saturday 20 February 22:00 CET
Where to watch: RTP (in Portugal) or online.

The submission deadline is getting closer and there are still 28 songs to be revealed. Which song do you hope to see at the Eurovision Song Contest?