For the past few months Israel has been engaged in selecting their Eurovision artist for 2018. This has taken the form of Israel’s Rising Star, the format that the nation have used for the past three years. Hundreds of participants had been whittled down to just four finalists earlier this evening.
The San Marino selection process for Eurovision 2018, 1 in 360, aired the first of their pre-recorded webcasts this evening. While there were no eliminations the program acted as a showcase for the eleven artists competing in the contest to debut their songs for the first time and to give us a better sense of them as an artist.
Latvian broadcaster LTV continued their Eurovision 2018 selection show Supernova this evening with the second of three semi finals. Seven acts battled it out for two spots in the final in two weeks’ time.
Tonight saw the start of the Estonian national selection show for Eurovision 2018. In the first semi final of Eesti Laul, ten songs battled it out but only half of the field could make it to the final in two weeks’ time. Find out who made the cut!
Tonight the Icelandic broadcaster RUV kicked off their search for an act and song for Eurovision 2018. Their selection show Songvakeppnin hosted the first of two semi final shows and saw six songs compete for three of the spots in the final on 3 March. Find out which acts made it.
Lithuania’s Eurovision selection continued tonight with the fifth heat episode of Eurovizijos 2018. A total of 24 songs remain in the contest and tonight 12 of them sang again…
Hungary’s A Dal competition has moved from its heat rounds to the first semi final. Tonight half of the remaining acts have battled it out for four spaces in the final in two weeks’ time. Read on to find out who made it!
Half of the eighteen acts competing in the Ukrainian national selection show took to the stage tonight in an attempt to impress the judging panel consisting of 2016 winner Jamala, Verka Serduchka’s alter ego Andriy Danylko and music producer Eugene Filatov. Of the nine acts competing there was only room for three in the final on 24 February. Find out who made it…
Italian broadcaster RAI have aired their Eurovision national selection show. Sanremo, a week long series of concerts saw 20 artists that will compete in the Big Artists competition which decides the nation’s artist and song for Eurovision 2018. In the end they opted for ‘Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente’ by Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro.
Danish broadcaster DR staged the live final of DMGP, their Eurovision selection show for 2018, earlier this evening. Ten acts were in the running, but Denmark chose Rasmussen and their song ‘Higher Ground’ for Lisbon in May.