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As the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest edges ever closer, more countries are choosing their entries, and this weekend is no exception.

It has been a very busy week so far as Germany picked its entry on Thursday, and, yesterday Finland's national selection continued to progress with two more acts eliminated. This Sunday Georgia will pick their entry, and, tonight as mentioned there are seven shows scheduled. 

Entries to be chosen in Ukraine, Latvia, Croatia and Italy

If you are a hardcore fan of the Eurovision Song Contest or are simply curious about what entry the above countries are going to choose, then we have the pleasure of offering you all the chance to see each of the four shows live, right here on Eurovision.tv!

  • In Ukraine 21 acts will battle it out for the ultimate prize of representing their country in Baku. This final is an early one starting at 11:30 CET on our Web TV Channel

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  • In Italy the Festival di Sanremo has been taking place since Tuesday and tonight broadcaster RAI will announce which act will represent Italy in Baku. You can watch it right here at 21:00 CET LIVE on Eurovision.tv.

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  • In Latvia Eirodziesma 2012 will take place from 18:00 CET, also broadcaster here on Eurovision.tv. Here 10 acts will compete for the right to represent their country in Azerbaijan in May. 

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  • In Croatia, although a national final will not be held, a fun-pack show full of special guests will preceed Nina Badrić presenting her entry to the Croatian public. You can watch Dora 2012 right here on Eurovision.tv from 20:00 CET.

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Semi-Finals in Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania

In addition to the four entries being chosen as mentioned above, Semi-Finals will continue in Sweden and Lithuania. In Estonia the first Semi-Final 1 of Eesti Laul 2012 will take place .

The Swedish national selection, Melodifestivalen continues in earnest tonight  as the show moves to the Tegera Arena in Leksand. Here eight acts will attempt to claim a place in the final. These are:

  1. Youngblood - Youngblood
  2. Maria BenHajji - I mina drömmar
  3. Mattias Andréasson - Förlåt mig
  4. Love Generation - Just A Little Bit
  5. Carolina Wallin Pérez - Sanningen
  6. Andreas Johnson - Lovelight
  7. Molly Sandén - Why Am I Crying
  8. Björn Ranelid feat. Sara Li - Mirakel


Two acts will qualify to the final and two others will proceed to the Andra Chancen round. The Semi-Final can be watched on SVT's website, live

In Estonia ten acts will compete for a place in the final of Eesti Laul where 5 acts will qualify. Here is a list of all those taking part tonight:

  1. Janne Saar - Fight For Love
  2. Erasmus Rotterdamist - Kuu pääle
  3. MIA - Bon Voyage
  4. Milky Whip - My Love
  5. POP Maniacs - I Don't Know
  6. Ott Lepland - Kuula
  7. August Hunt - Tantsulõvi
  8. Soundclear - A Little Soldier
  9. Liis Lemsalu - Made Up My Mind
  10. Loss Paranoias - Valedetektor


You can keep track of Eesti Laul 2012 on the website of broadcaster ERR. 

The Lithuanian selection also continues tonight with the third Semi-Final. The acts competing are as follows:

  1. Thundertale - Heroes, Arise!
  2. Sound's Engineers ft. Natalie - Blind
  3. Donatas Šimkus - Dūmas - Party All Day
  4. VIG Roses - Come Back Home
  5. Bekešo Vilkai - Letter By Letter
  6. Greta Jorudaitė - Show Me What You Got
  7. Liepa - Viena
  8. Gražvydas Sidiniauskas - When I Say Yes
  9. Monika - Happy

You can watch the Lithuanian selection on the website of LRT.

We will return tonight with full results of each show mentioned above so remember, Eurovision.tv is your one stop shop for all things to do with the Eurovision Song Contest. 

Enjoy your weekend with us!

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