Romania hosted the final of Selecția Națională 2016 earlier this evening and have chosen Ovidiu Anton as their Eurovision participant. He will sing his song ‘Moment of Silence’ accompanied by what look like Game of Thrones extras, complete with sword dancing and overused smoke machines.
Another week, another eight song announcements! The total is now 31, with just another 12 countries left to declare! We want to know which is your favourite so far! Listen to the songs below and get voting. Poll closes Sunday 13th March at 4pm. Who will reign triumphant?
The line up for the Final of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen is now complete. The twelve acts and songs and the running order are below. Listen to each of the songs and let us know which one you think should be the 2016 Swedish Eurovision entry by voting in our poll.
Saturday night saw Sweden host their Melodifestivalen Second Chance round which saw the third and fourth placed songs from each of the four semi finals battle it our in duels for the last four spots in next week’s final. Read on to find out which acts went through.
In a change to the typical internal selection, Poland announced that the Polish public will choose their act and song for 2016 in a national selection show called Vox Populi. This competition featured nine acts and was staged last night- the winning entry being Michal Szpak’s ‘Colour of Your Life’.
Last night saw the close of Estonia’s Eesti Laul competition in which the public voted for their pick for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Ten acts competed in the final of the contest but they crowned Juri Pootsmann as their winner with his song ‘Play’.
We are well and truly into the Eurovision Selection Season. As of today we have a total of 30 out of the 43 songs. This week it will step up another gear again with a number of song presentations, artist selections and national finals. By Sunday we will have another six songs! Keep track of key dates with our calendar below.
Our readers have been voting all week for their favourite Eurovision song so far. 22 acts battled it out, but again it was a two horse race between Albania and Ireland. Ireland’s Nicky Byrne however put an end to Albania’s Eneda Tarifa’s reign with his song ‘Sunlight’ which received 47.35% of the vote, just 32 votes ahead of Albania. Meanwhile third place went to Denmark (1.2%), Ukraine’s Jamala was in fourth with ‘1944’ (1.02%) and Bosnia Herzegovina went up eight places to finish in fifth (0.98%). The highest new entry of the week was UK’s Joe and Jake who finished in seventh.