Eurovision 2020 Guide: Artists and Songs

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The first of September begins a new Eurovision season and we at Eurovision NI want to keep you updated on all the latest goings on. We’ve created a new table for the 2020 Contest that will let you know which countries will participate, information on the selection process, the artists and their songs. This page will be updated on a regular basis, but this is what we know so far!

Event: Melfest- Second Chance Screening (29 Feb 2020)!

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Join us for Sweden’s Eurovision selection show! We will be screening Melfest 2020’s Second Chance Show in Belfast’s the American Bar from 6:30pm on Saturday 29 February. Tickets are priced at £3 + Booking Fee and are available from our Eventbrite page.

Event: Melfest- Grand Final Screening (7 Mar 2020)!

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Join us for Sweden’s Eurovision selection show! We will be screening Melfest 2020’s Grand Final in Belfast’s the American Bar from 6:30pm on Saturday 7 March. Tickets are priced at £3 + Booking Fee and are available from our Eventbrite page.

Ranking Latvia’s Supernova 2020 Songs!

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Latvia’s Eurovision selection whittled the field down from 26 to just nine for the final of Supernova on 8 February. Before they make their big decision, we take a look at the remaining nine songs and rate and rank them from our favourite to our least favourite. Read on to see our findings and leave us a comment to let us know your ranking!

Belarus’ Selection Show to Return in 2020!

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This week has been a stellar week for Eurovision selection news and the reports keep coming in, this time it’s the turn of Belarus. The nation return to a selection show in 2020. The live audition stage of the show will take place on Monday 27 January and will see the 49 shortlisted artists perform for a jury who will then select up to twelve acts to compete in the Grand Final which will take place on 6 March. The overall winner will be decided by a combination of jury and televote.

UMK 2020 to feature Six Artists!

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The Finnish Eurovision selection UMK will return to a multi artist format for 2020. The final will take place on 7 March and will be hosted by Mikko Silvennoinen and Eurovision 2013 singer Krista Siegfrids. The show will feature six artists and today the broadcaster YLE revealed these artists and song titles.

Moldova Reveal the 36 songs for Their 2020 Selection!

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Returning in all but name is Moldova’s Eurovision selection process for 2020 (formerly O Melodi Pentru Europa). Today Moldovan broadcaster TRM revealed the acts and song titles competing in this year’s show. 36 songs are eligible and they include former Moldovan representative Pasha Parfeny as well as come backs for Diana Brescan, Che-MD and Sasha Bognibov. Angel Kiss are the only artist to appear twice on the list with their two songs- ‘My Own Queen’ and ‘You Are My Dance’.

Ranking Iceland’s Songvakeppnin Songs 2020!

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Icelandic broadcaster RÚV revealed the ten artists and songs that will take part in their Eurovision selection process for 2020. RUV’s Songvakeppnin will take place over three consecutive Saturdays, beginning with two semi finals on 8 and 15 February and culminating in the grand final on 29 February. Ahead of that we rate and rank the ten songs taking part. Read on to find out what we thought and let us know if you agree!

Jasmine Abela and Dav. Jr Eliminated from X-Factor Malta!

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X-Factor Malta continued with the second of its live shows this weekend. The ten remaining finalists took part in the second live show dedicated to ‘Guilty Pleasures’ and two more acts were eliminated at the end of the weekend.

Poland To Select Eurovision Act Through Szansa na Sukces!

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Szansa na Sukces is a popular Polish TV show that originally ran from 1992 to 2012. The show returned to Polish screens in 2019 and served as a means for Poland to choose their Junior Eurovision act. The show proved hugely popular and the winner Viki Gabor went on to win Junior Eurovision 2019. You can understand why then that Polish broadcaster TVP has decided to use the format for the main Eurovision selection in 2020.

Pabandom iš naujo! Heat 3 Contenders Announced!

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Lithuania’s Eurovision selection Pabandom iš naujo! will continue this weekend with the third heat show. 12 more acts will compete with the hopes that their songs will be one of the six making it through to the semi final round.