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This weekend: 6 new artists and 8 new songs for Rotterdam

With only 10 days to go before the submission deadline for artists and songs, this will be another busy weekend in the world of Eurovision national selections. Over the next 3 days, we can expect to find out the entries for Belarus, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Moldova and Serbia and what Greece's Stefania and Romania's Roxen will sing.

With 27 artists now announced, there are just 14 more to go. As we did last week, we will provide you with extensive coverage on the latest news from Europe as announcements come in. For more national selection dates, see our calendar.

Friday 28 February

Belarus chooses a winner

20:00 CET - Natsionalniy Otbor 2020 (WATCH LIVE)

The final of Natsionalniy Otbor will see 12 artists take the stage to perform. The expected running order is:

  1. NAPOLI - Don’t Let Me Down

  2. Sasha Zaharik - Rocky Road

  3. Anastasiya Malashkevich - Invisible

  4. CHАKRАS - La-ley-la

  5. Nastya Glamozda - Burning Again

  6. Anastasiya Razvadоvskaya - Hello

  7. Yan Yarosh - Fire

  8. Angelika Pushnоva - True Love

  9. Darya Khmelnitskaya - On Fire

  10. АURА - Barani svajo

  11. KeySi - Chili Pepper

  12. VАL - Da vidna

Belarus' national selection for Eurovision 2020 beginsBTRC

Serbia kicks off Beovizija 2020

21:00 CET - Beovizija 2020 (WATCH LIVE)

Over the course of the weekend, Serbia will hold both their semi-final shows as well as their final on Sunday. The first semi-final will see 12 artists take the stage, of which 6 will move on to the final. The result will be determined by a mix of jury and televote. The first 12 performers are:

  1. EJO - Trag

  2. Milica Mišić - Kiša

  3. Ivan Kurtić & Mistik Cello - Sabajle

  4. Thea Devy - Sudnji dan

  5. Karizma - Ona me zna

  6. Andrija Jo - Oči Meduze

  7. Sanja Bogosavljević - Ne puštam

  8. Marko Marković - Kolači

  9. Srđan Lazić - Duša i telo

  10. Neda Ukraden - Bomba

  11. Bilja & Amvon duo - Raj

  12. Igor Simić - Ples za rastanak

Saturday 29 February

The Estonian public decides

18:30 CET - Eesti Laul 2020 (WATCH LIVE)

After 2 semi-finals, Estonia will choose their entry for Rotterdam from the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn. The winner will be selected over 2 rounds of voting; one that narrows the competition field to 3 remaining participants by way of jury and televote, and the other where a winner will be chosen exclusively by the Estonian public. The contestants are:

  1. Inger – Only Dream

  2. Rasmus Rändvee – Young

  3. Stefan – By My Side

  4. Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf – Majakad

  5. Uudo Sepp – I’m Sorry. I Messed Up

  6. Uku Suviste – What Love Is

  7. Shira – Out in Space

  8. Anett x Fredi – Write About Me

  9. Jaagup Tuisk – Beautiful Lie

  10. Traffic – Üks kord veel

  11. Egert Milder – Georgia (On My Mind)

  12. Laura – Break Me

Semi-finalists Eesti Laul 2020Kairit Leibold / ERR

Moldova's O melodie pentru Europa is here

19:00 CET - O melodie pentru Europa (WATCH LIVE)

Moldovan public broadcaster TRM confirmed that the O melodie pentru Europa 2020 final will feature 20 acts selected based on a round of live auditions. The running order for this year’s show is:

  1. Midone Denis – Like A Champion

  2. Gordienco Natalia – Prison

  3. Burlacu Geta – Răspunde

  4. Moraru Viorela – Remedy

  5. Uzun Valentin & Kovalsky Irina – Moldoviţa

  6. Rusu Lavinia – Touch

  7. Jelezoglo Dima – Do It Slow

  8. Rotaru Dianna – Dale Dale

  9. Parfeni Pasha – My Wine

  10. Live Beat – Love Me Now

  11. Paşa Valeria – It’s Time

  12. Ciolac Maria – Our Home

  13. Letty Sasha – Summer of Love

  14. Kit Irina - Chain Reaction

  15. Donciu Petronela & Portărescu Andreea – We will be Legend

  16. Lanjeron – Hi Five

  17. Ilienko Julia ft. Mishel Dar – Tears

  18. Sandu Catarina – Die For you

  19. Cibotaru Alexandru – Cine te-a facut să plângi

  20. Zavidia Maxim – Take Control

Croatia selects in Dora 2020

20:05 CET - Dora 2020

Dora 2020 will take place on Saturday 29 February at the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall. The hall will be converted into a grand TV studio where the Croatian artist and song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be selected.

Dora 2020HRT

The participating artists are:

  1. Marin Jurić Čivro - Naivno

  2. Edi Abazi - Coming home

  3. Mia Negovetić - When it Comes to You

  4. Colonia - Zidina

  5. Zdenka Kovačićek - Love, Love, Love

  6. Lorenzo feat Dino Purić & Reper Iz Sobe – Vrati Se Iz Irske

  7. Jure Brkljača - Hajde nazovi me

  8. Damir Kedžo - Divlji vjetre (Tuga u bojama jeseni)

  9. Lorena Bućan - Drowning

  10. Alen Vitasović & B. Matija Čerina - Da se ne zatare

  11. Aklea Neon - Zovi ju mama

  12. Indira - You Will Never Break My Heart

  13. Nikola Marjanović - Let's forgive

  14. Đana Smajo - One

  15. Bojan Jambrošić - Više od riječi

  16. Elis Lovrić - Jušto

For updates on Dora 2020, follow Croatian broadcaster HRT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Söngvakeppnin comes to a close

20:45 CET - Söngvakeppnin (WATCH LIVE)

5 finalists remain in the battle for Iceland's ticket to Rotterdam; 4 that advanced from the previous semi-final rounds and Nína, the winner of the producer-chosen wildcard. Watch the final performances of the artists remaining in competition:

Ísold & Helga

DIMMA

Daði & Gagnamagnið

Iva

Nína

Melodifestivalen artists get a second chance

20:00 CET - Melodifestivalen (WATCH LIVE)

In advance of the final on Saturday 7 March, Melodifestivalen will first air Andra Chansen, their second chance round, where 8 acts will compete in 4 duels for a place in the final.

The show will be hosted live from Eskilstuna and the 4 duels will be:

  • Duel 1: Anis don Demina and Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron

  • Duel 2: Malou Prytz and Paul Rey

  • Duel 3: Felix Sandman and Frida Öhrn

  • Duel 4: Mendez feat. Alvaro Estrella and Drängarna

Serbia fills their remaining final spots

21:00 CET - Beovizija 2020 (WATCH LIVE)

Saturday's second semi-final will see another 12 new artists go head-to-head to compete for the 6 remaining spots in Sunday's final. The contenders will be:

  1. LIFT - Samo mi kaži

  2. Bane Mojićević - Cvet sa Prokletija

  3. Balkubano - Svadba velika

  4. Bojana Mašković - Kao muzika

  5. Naiva - Baš, baš

  6. Rocher Etno Band - Samo ti umeš to

  7. Lazar Živanović - Puklo je nebo

  8. Ivana Jordan - Vila

  9. Nenad Ćeranić - Veruj u sebe

  10. Hurricane - Hasta la vista

  11. Ana Milenković - Tajna

  12. Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović - Niti

Portugal's Festival da Canção goes live

23:00 CET - Festival da Canção (WATCH LIVE)

On Saturday, another 8 acts will perform in Portugal. 4 of them will receive a ticket to the final of Festival da Canção, to be held in Elvas on Saturday 7 March.

Sunday 1 March

Romania chooses a song for Roxen

20:00 CET - Selecția Națională 2020 (WATCH LIVE)

Artists are not the only ones being chosen this weekend; Romania will also air Selecția Națională 2020 to select Roxen's participating song. Roxen was chosen to represent the country by way of internal selection, selected by broadcaster TVR with advice from an expert committee, who analyzed and identified artists based on vocal abilities, artistic performance, musical empathy and expressiveness.

Now, during the show, Roxen will perform 5 songs and the Romanian public will be able to weigh in on their favourite. The decision will be made by a 50/50 split of jury and public vote. In case of a tie, the public vote will prevail. The 5 potential songs for Rotterdam are:

Serbia's artist announced

21:00 CET - Beovizija 2020 (WATCH LIVE)

Sunday's show will be Beovizija's final wherein their Rotterdam delegate will be announced to the world. The 6 performers that advance from both semi-final rounds will take the stage together in the final battle for Serbia's ticket to Rotterdam.

Which shows are you tuning in to this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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