This weekend: Five more acts to be chosen for Tel Aviv15 February 2019 at 17:22 CET
Saturday, 16th of February
Croatia brings back Dora
Time: 20:05 CET at HRT1
For the first time since 2010, Croatia is once again organising their national selection Dora. The show will be hosted by Iva Šulentić, Jelena Lešić and Mirko Fodor and will take place at the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija.
The winner will be decided by both the audience as well as a jury panel (50/50). In case of a tie, the audience vote will be decisive.
The winner will be awarded a special Dora statue and will, of course, become Croatia's representative at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Franka will open the show with her 2018 Eurovision Song Contest entry for Croatia Crazy. Vanna, who represented Croatia in 2001 with Strings of My Heart, will also perform.
All sixteen artists and their songs:
- Bernarda Bruno – I Believe In True Love
- Beta Sudar – Don’t Give Up
- Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić – Vrijeme predaje
- Domenica – Indigo
- Elis Lovrić – All I Really Want
- Ema Gagro – Redemption
- Gelato Sisters – Back To That Swing
- Jelena Bosančić – Tell Me
- Jure Brkljača – Ne postojim kad nisi tu
- Kim Verson – Nisam to što žele
- Lea Mijatović – Tebi pripadam
- Lidija Bačić Lille – Tek je počelo
- Lorena Bućan – Tower of Babylon
- Luka Nižetić – Brutalero
- Manntra – In the shadows
- Roko – The dream
Estonia broadcasts Eesti Laul final
Time: 18:00 CET at ETV1 (WATCH LIVE)
Broadcast from Tallinn, the Estonian national selection reaches its climax. From the two semi-finals, twelve artists have qualified for the final:
- INGER - Coming Home
- Kadiah - Believe
- Kerli Kivilaan - Cold Love
- Lumevärv ft INGA - Milline Päev
- Sandra Nurmsalu - Soovide Puu
- Sissi - Strong
- STEFAN - Without You
- Synne Valtri - I'll Do It My Way
- The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit - High Heels In The Neighbourhood
- Uku Suviste - Pretty Little Liar
- Victor Crone - Storm
- xtra Basic & Emily J - Hold Me Close
Expect guest performances by 2018 Eurovision Song Contest participant Elina Nechayeva, 2011 Eurovision Song Contest participant Getter Jaani and 1996 Eurovision Song Contest participant Ivo Linna.
Latvia's 'Supernova' about to explode
Time: 20:25 CET at LTV (WATCH LIVE)
Eight contestants will battle for Latvia's ticket to Tel Aviv. After two semi-finals, most of the acts have refined their performances, hoping to surprise the audience once again.
These artists will perform in the final of Supernova:
- Aivo Oskis - Somebody’s Got My Lover
- Carousel - That Night
- Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens - Tautasdziesma
- Double Faced Eels - Fire
- Edgars Kreilis - Cherry Absinthe
- Laime Pilnīga - Awe
- Markus Riva - You Make Me So Crazy
- Samanta Tina - Cutting the Wire
The winner will be determined by televoters, a jury panel, the number of Spotify streams of each song. Votes cast via the Alfa app will be included with the televoting results.
During the show, guest performances will be given by Patrisha and hip hop artist HIS.
Slovenia goes EMA
Time: 20:00 CET at RTVSLO (WATCH LIVE)
Ten finalists will be performing, hoping to become Slovenia's representative at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv:
- Fed Horses - Ti ne poznaš konjev
- Kim - Rhythm Back to You
- INMATE - ATMA
- Lumberjack - Lepote dna
- Okustični - Metulji plešejo
- Raiven - KAOS
- Renata Mohorič - Three Bridges
- René - Ne poveš
- Ula Ložar - Fridays
- Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl - Sebi
The show will be hosted by Ajda Smrekar.
This year, RTVSLO treated its viewers and EMA contestants with a spectacular stage!
For more insights into the preparations for EMA 2019, you can follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Meanwhile, check out the clips of all finalists!
Also happening this Saturday
Several more countries will see semi-finals, building up towards national finals scheduled to take place in the next few weeks.
- 18:00 CET - Ukraine - Vidbir (semi-final 2) (WATCH LIVE)
- 19:30 CET - Hungary - A Dal (semi-final 2) (WATCH LIVE)
- 20:00 CET - Sweden - Melodifestivalen (semi-final 3) (WATCH LIVE)
- 20:30 CET - Lithuania - Eurovizijos Atranka (semi-final 2) (WATCH LIVE)
- 20:45 CET - Iceland - Söngvakeppnin (semi-final 2)
- 22:00 CET - Portugal - Festival da Canção (semi-final 1) (WATCH LIVE)
Sunday, 17th of February
Romania selects their act
19:30 CET - TVR (WATCH LIVE)
The final of Selecţia Naţională will take place at the Sala Polivalentă in Bucharest. The show will be hosted by Alina Ionescu, Aurelian Temișan and Ilinca Avram.
Expect special guest performances by 2018 Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta (Israel) and 2013 Eurovision Song Contest winner Emmelie de Forest (Denmark).
The winner will be determined by a jury and the voting audience.
The running order of Selecţia Naţională:
- Linda Teodosiu - Renegades
- Olivier Kaye - Right Now
- Laura Bretan - Dear Father
- Teodora Dinu - Skyscraper
- Claudiu Mirea - We Are The Ones
- Aldo Blaga - Your Journey
- Ester Peony - On a Sunday
- Letitia Moisescu & Sensibil Balkan - D A I N A
- Bella Santiago - Army Of Love
- Trooper - Destin
- Dya & Lucian Colareza - Without You (Sin Ti)
- Mirela Vaida - Underground