15 Things We Learned This Week (29th Jan 2017)

Eurovision 2017It’s been a busy week for Eurovision. Read on to read our recap of all the news, gossip and national finals activity that occurred this week!

1. The United Kingdom chose Lucie Jones’ song ‘Never Give Up On You’ when the song triumphed over five other songs in the running for the selection show ‘Eurovision: You Decide!’ on Friday night. Full story>>>

2. In a show hosted by Krista ‘Marry Me’ Siegfrids, Finland opted to send Norma John to Kiev with their song ‘Blackbird’. Full story>>>

3. The second show in Hungary’s A Dal selection show was rescheduled for this saturday. Six more acts joined the six who qualified from the first show. This included. Full story>>>

4. Israel held the last of its audition rounds for its ‘Israel’s Rising Star’ selection show. Another two acts- joined the 19 other acts who had qualified over the last month. The show will continue with the next round, next week. Full story>>>

5. Lithuania’s Eurovizijos show also continued with episode number 4. The six acts advancing to the next round include… Full story>>>

6. Moldova had two withdrawals from its national selection show this week. Irina Kit will be replaced by Samir Loghin, while Nadia Moșneagu replaces Cobilea Constantin. Full story>>>

7. The Eurovision Semi Final Allocation Draw will take place on Tuesday. Full story>>>

8. Malta selection show MESC got its running order this week. Klinsman will open proceedings with ‘Laserlight’, while Claudia Faniello will close the show with ‘Breathlessly’. Full story>>>

9. Slovenian artist Amaya withdrew from the nation’s selection show EMA 2017 this week, choosing to focus on the release of her new album rather than compete at Eurovision. She has been replaced by Clemens. Full story>>>

10. Bulgaria have revealed that they are closer to selecting their 2017 Eurovision artist and song this week. They have whittled the contenders down to six possible projects. Full story>>>

11. As we await the debut of Melodifestivalen 2017, SVT treated us to some previews of the set designs for the stage for the show. Full story>>>

12. Portugal has added the list of participants in the second semi final of Festival da Cancao, to those who will compete in semi final one this week. Find out who is in the running here>>>

13. 2016 UK Eurovision act Joe and Jake have released their new single called ‘Tongue Tied’. Listen to it here>>>

14. Mans Zelmerlow has been confirmed as one of the acts that will perform as a guest at the Icelandic Eurovision selection show Songvakeppnin.

15. Following their selection show last night, Finland confirmed their intention to participate in Eurovision 2017.

Check back next week when we will have even more Eurovision news to share!

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