Semi-finals start in Lithuania and Sweden
Two countries start their Euro-parade tonight: Lithuania and Sweden. Both countries will have four semi-finals and tonight at 20:00 CET they have the first one. In Lithuania the performances have already been recorded and the jury has even casted and announced their votes, which are as follows:
- Beissoul - Why 43 points
- The Independent - Baby 39 points
- The Artrace - Fly LT 33 points
- Kamile Kielaite - Try 33 points
- Multiks - Star 31 points
- Indigo - Sugrizk 29 points
- Laisva - Nutolk 28 points
- Chill Out, Have No Doubt - Until The End 26 points
- Valdas Maksvytis - Dar Laiko Yra 20 points
Complete results will follo tonight after the televote, when three of the songs will proceed to the Final on the 3rd of March. A webcast is provided to follow the Lithuanian semi-final on LRT's site.
One of the most anticipated national selections, Sweden's Melodifestivalen, begins tonight in the town of Växjö with the following line-up (pictured):
- Sean Banan - Sean Den Förste Banan
- Abalone Dots - På Väg
- The Moniker - I Want To Be Chris Isaak (This Is Just The Beginning)
- Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
- Dead By April - Mystery
- Marie Serneholt - Salt And Pepper
- Thorsten Flinck & Revolutionsorkestern - Jag Reser Mig Igen
- Loreen - Euphoria
Two of the songs will proceed to the Final on the 10th of March the favourites being Loreen and Sean Banan. Two further songs will proceed to the Second Chance round, Andra Chansen. Melodifestivalen is available to watch live through SVT Play.
Norway and Hungary move forward
Their neighbours Norway are closing their semi-finals period tonight in the town of Florø. The last eight artists compete tonight for a spot in the Final next week:
- Tooji - Stay
- Marthe Valle - Si
- Petter Øien & Bobby Bare - Things Change
- Yaseen & Julie Maria - Sammen
- Håvard Lothe Band - The Greatest Day
- Silya Nymoen - Euphoria
- The Canoes - It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
- Lise Karlsnes - Sailors
Three of them will go straight to the final of Melodi Grand Prix. You can watch the show tonight at 19:55 CET on NRK's site. According to that site, The Canoes, Lise Karlsnes (pictured) and Petter Øien with Bobby Bare have the biggest chances in going through.
In Hungary the second and last semi-final of "A Dal" takes place tonight. These are the acts taking part:
- Anti Fitness Club - Lesz, Ami Lesz
- Gyurcsik Tibor - Mozi Szélesvásznon
- Fábián Juli & Zoohacker - Like A Child
- Kiss Gina - Chasing Dreams
- Monsoon - Dance
- Puskás Péter - Csillagok
- Sophistic - Yeah OK!
- Tolvai Renáta - Élek A Szemeidben
- The Kiraly's - Untried
- Veres Mónika - This Love
Four of them will join Compact Disco (pictured below) and the other last week's qualifiers in the final on the 11th of March. The Hungarian broadcaster MTV provides a webcast to watch the show tonight at 20:00 CET.
Malta picks an entry
In the last show of the night, Malta picks their entry for Baku. You can check all the details on our latest article about Malta, and don't forget to visit our Web TV Player tonight at 20:40 CET to enjoy the live show.