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Tonight: Five selection heats across Europe

Posted 24 January 2009 at 12:32

In the semi-final of BG Pesen Na Evrovizija, eighteen acts will compete for nine tickets to the final. Three acts already qualified directly, bringing the total amount of finalists to twelve. The show kicks off at 19:50 CET and can we watched live via BNT's web stream. The songs taking part can be heard on BNT's Eurovision Song Contest site.
Iceland is well underway in its search for their 2009 Eurovision Song Contest hope. In the third semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, four songs are in the running for two tickets to the Icelandic final on the 14th of February. The spectacle starts at 21:05 CET.
TV-viewing Lithuania can watch the third quarter-final of Dainu Daina tonight at 20:00 CET. Twelve acts are in the running for six tickets to one of the two semi-finals of Lithuania's search for Eurovision Song Contest success. The show can be watched live through LRT's web stream.
In Norway, viewers are waiting for the first of four semi-finals in the lead up to the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2009. Seven acts gather in Kongsvinger, form where the show will be aired live. The winner and runner-up of tonight's show will go straight to the final, while those who finish third and fourth tonight qualify for a so-called 'second chance heat'. The show, set to start at 19:55 CET, will be co-hosted by last year's Norwegian contestant, Maria Haukaas Storeng. International viewers will be able to follow the show via NRK's web stream.
Finally, the United Kingdom is eagerly waiting to hear more from the final four contestants of Your Country Needs You. The orchestra is ready, Andrew Lloyd Webber can't wait! TV viewers will vote two of the four hopefuls to the next round, Lloyd Webber will then send one of the other two home. As from 19:30 CET, Mark, The Emperors of Soul, Jade and The Twins will give everything to impress!
Stay with Eurovision.tv for results of each of the five shows, brought to you as they come in! Meanwhile, use this thread to discuss tonight's shows. Simply click on the COMMENT button to post your contribution.
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