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Wednesday Weekly (14/02/18): Feeling the heat from the national heats?

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Over the weekend national selection shows for Eurovision 2018 took place in more than 10 countries! The coming week sees another round of selections including finals in Belarus and Montenegro.

Over the weekend national selection heats took place in heats in Estonia, Hungary, Iceland (see photo below), Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, San Marino and Sweden!

The first semi-final in Iceland took place on Saturday the 10th of February
The first semi-final in Iceland took place on Saturday the 10th of February © Mummi Lu

Denmark and Italy chose for Lisbon and only yesterday Israel's artist for Eurovision 2018 was selected. Eye Cue was announced as the Macedonian act for 2018 and Croatia revealed that Franka Batelić will fly the Croatian flag in May.

What's coming up?

Belarus 

The Belarusian national selection will take place on Friday 16th February and will see 11 acts battle it out for the right to represent the county in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The winner will decided by a combination of public jury votes. Here are the finalists:

  • Adagio  - Ty i ja  
  • Alekseev - Forever  
  • Shuma  - Chmarki  
  • NAPOLI - Chasing Rushes 
  • Anastasiya Malashkevich - World on Fire 
  • Gunesh - I Won't Cry 
  • Radiovolna - Subway Lines  
  • Alen Hit - I Don't Care  
  • Lexy - Ain't You  
  • Kirill Good - Deja Vu 

Montenegro

Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has opted for a national final to select its entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The five acts that will participate in Montevizija 2018 and compete for the right to represent Montenegro in Lisbon are:

  • Lorena Janković - Dušu mi daj
  • Nina Petković - Dišem
  • Vanja Radovanović - Inje
  • Ivana Popović Martinović - Poljupci
  • Katarina Bogićević - Neželjena

The winner of Montevizija 2018 will be decided solely through public votes. 

Slovenia

The first show in the Slovenian national selection takes place this weekend. The following acts will participate: 

  • Anabel - Pozitiva 
  • Tanja Ribič - Ljudje 
  • KiNG FOO - Žive Sanje 
  • Ina Shai - V Nebo
  • Indigo - Vesna 
  • ManuElla - Glas 
  • MILA - Svoboda 
  • Orter - Kraljica 
  • Lara Kadis - Zdaj Sem Tu 
  • BQL - Ptica 
  • Proper - Ukraden Cvet 
  • Nika Zorjan - Uspavanka - Lullaby 
  • Marina Martensson - Blizu 
  • Nuška Drašček - Ne Zapusti Me Zdaj 
  • Gregor Ravnik - Zdaj Je Čas 
  • Lea Sirk - Hvala, Ne!

Wednesday Weekly is your weekly guide to the national selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Follow our calendar here.

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