Different participant countries will be host their national final tonight. Be careful, it might cause dizziness!
Today is very important for Ukrainian, Swedish, Finn, and Icelandic fans. Because it’s first time to take a step for making a decision about their entry.
I will give some information about them in following sections:
Ukraine – 18:00 (CET)
Ukranian fans have this thrill after one year break. The first semi-final in Kyiv will start tonight at 18:00 CET and will be broadcast live on UA:Pershyi and STB. From each semi-final only three candidates will qualify for the final. The finalists will be selected by a combine tele and jury voting, and each fans can only vote for one time.
The participants for the first semi final :
- Jamala – 1944
- The Hardkiss – Helpless
- Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Every Monday
- Svitlana Tarabarova – Never Again
- Vladislav Kurasov – I’m Insane
- Aida Nikolajchuk – Inner Power
- Låvika – Hold Me
- Tonya Matvienko – Tin Whistle
- Anastasia Prykhodko – I am Free Now
Click here to watch !
Sweden – 20:00 (CET)
Melodifestivalen starts tonight! Doubtless, it’s the most watched national final. The six artists will compete to take chance for other shows. As you know, Anna Book’s song was disqualified because of a breach of the rule that state that songs cannot have been published before September 2015. Although it will not compete, Anna will perform her song in the show.
- Samir & Viktor – Bada nakna
- Pernilla Andersson – Mitt guld
- Mimi Werner – Ain’t No Good
- Albin & Mattias Andréasson – Rik
- Robin Bengtsson – Constellation Price
- Ace Wilder – Don’t Worry
The top two songs in the semi-final will qualify for the final on the 12th of March. The third and fourth placed songs will go to the second chance round Andra Chansen.
You can watch the show here.
Finland – 20:00 (CET)
The first semi final of UMK will take place tonight in Helsinki, and it is gonna be hosted by Krista Siegfrids and Roope Salminen. As you know from previous years, only the top 3 can perfom at the final of UMK the 27th of February.
- Saara Aalto – No Fear
- Mikko Herranen – Evil Tone
- Stella Christine – Ain’t Got Time for Boys
- Eini – Draamaa
- ClemSO – Thief
- Pää-Äijät – Shamppanjataivas
You can watch the first semi final via this website.
Iceland – 21.00 (CET)
The six artists will perform in the first semi final of Söngvakeppnin, and only three ones can only go to final directly. The remaining three songs can still get a wildcard according to the semi finals’ results. And this amazing show will be hosted by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir & Guðrún Dís Emilsdóttir.
- The Band Eva – Ég sé þig
- Ingólfur Þórarinsson – Fátækur námsmaður
- Hjörtur Traustason & Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir – Hugur minn er
- Sigga Eyrún – Kreisí
- Karlotta Sigurðardóttir – Óstöðvandi
- Greta Salóme – Raddirnar
This link is avaible to watch the first semi final.