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. 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. 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. 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.
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:
Youngblood - Youngblood
Maria BenHajji - I mina drömmar
Mattias Andréasson - Förlåt mig
Love Generation - Just A Little Bit
Carolina Wallin Pérez - Sanningen
Andreas Johnson - Lovelight
Molly Sandén - Why Am I Crying
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:
Janne Saar - Fight For Love
Erasmus Rotterdamist - Kuu pääle
MIA - Bon Voyage
Milky Whip - My Love
POP Maniacs - I Don't Know
Ott Lepland - Kuula
August Hunt - Tantsulõvi
Soundclear - A Little Soldier
Liis Lemsalu - Made Up My Mind
Loss Paranoias - Valedetektor
The Lithuanian selection also continues tonight with the third Semi-Final. The acts competing are as follows:
Thundertale - Heroes, Arise!
Sound's Engineers ft. Natalie - Blind
Donatas Šimkus - Dūmas - Party All Day
VIG Roses - Come Back Home
Bekešo Vilkai - Letter By Letter
Greta Jorudaitė - Show Me What You Got
Liepa - Viena
Gražvydas Sidiniauskas - When I Say Yes
Monika - Happy
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!