Czech Republic: ESCZ 2023 took place tonight | Vote for your favorite!

Moments ago, the first televised national final in 15 years of Czech Republic took place. It was streamed through the official Eurovision YouTube channel and the host was actor and presenter, Adam Mišík.

The perfomances

The Czech national finalists performed live in the show and you can watch the performances below:

Maella – “Flood

Pam Rabbit – “Ghosting”

 

Markéta Irglová – “Happy”

Vesna – “My Sister’s Crown”

RODAN – “Introvert Party Club”

The final outcome

The voting started during the show and will last until Monday 6th of February. The winner will be based on 100% televoting, with 70% counting for international audience and 30% for the Czech audience. You can vote for the song you want to represent Czech Republic through the official Eurovision app or www.escz2023.com!

Which song you want to represent Czech Republic? Tell us in the comments below!

Lithuania: The results of Heat 2 of “Pabandom iš naujo! 2023”!

Lithuania has started seeking its representative and participation for Eurovision 2023“Pabandom iš Naujo! 2023”, as the Lithuanian public television process is now called, consists of two qualifying rounds (Heats), two semi-finals and a final. A few minutes ago, Heat 2 was completed, with ten contestants qualifying for the next phase of the semi-finals.

The presenters of the evening were Giedraus Masalskis and Augustė Nombeko. In the Green Room the presenter was Richard Jonaitis.

Nombeko Augustė, Giedrius Masalskis

The jury is composed of:
  • Ramūnas Zilnys (Music Critic)
  • Vytautas Bikus (Producer)
  • Giedrė Kilčiauskienė (Soloist, former member of an electronic band called Pieno lazeriai).
  • Stanislavas Stavickis-STANO (Producer)
  • Ieva Narkutė (Singer)

Pabandom iš naujo!

The 15 songs that claimed the ten tickets for the semi-final were:

„Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys“

I. T.

Donata

Matt Len

Melona

Monika Linkytė

„The PiXLS“

Viktorija Faith

Agnė Buškevičiūtė-Tumalavičienė

Gebrasy

Moon Bee

Voldemaras Petersonas

Petunija

Beatrich

Mario June

 

Results:

With the jury already having voted, tonight the Lithuanian audience had the chance to see the live performances for the first time and vote for their favourites. The result was determined 50% by the jury and 50% by the TV audience.

  

The ten artists who qualified for the semi-finals are:

  1. Beatrich – “Like a Movie”
  2. Monika Linkytė – “Stay”
  3. Mario Junes – “Do What You Do”
  4. Matt Len – “Midnight Train”
  5. Petunija – “Love of My Life”
  6. Agnė – “New Start”
  7. MoonBee – “Rumor”
  8. Gebrasy – “Saw Your Ghost”
  9. Donata – “Dreamer”
  10. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys – “Sėdi ir važiuoji”

Beatrich with the song “Like a Movie” was crowned as the winner of Heat 2 by both the jury and the TV audience.

The 20 artists we will see in the semi-finals are: 

  1. Rūta Mur – “So Low”
  2. Gabrielius Vagelis – “Šauksmas”
  3. Alen Chicco – “Do You”
  4. Justė Kraujelytė – “Need More Fun”
  5. Paulina Paukštaitytė – “Let Me Think About Me”
  6. Noy – Destiny’s Child”
  7. Joseph June – “Vacuum”
  8. Il Senso – “Sparnai”
  9. Baiba – “When the Lights Go Out”
  10. Luknė – “Paradise”
  11. Beatrich – “Like a Movie”
  12. Monika Linkytė – “Stay”
  13. Mario Junes – “Do What You Do”
  14. Matt Len – “Midnight Train”
  15. Petunija – “Love of My Life”
  16. Agnė – “New Start”
  17. MoonBee – “Rumor”
  18. Gebrasy – “Saw Your Ghost”
  19. Donata – “Dreamer”
  20. Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys – “Sėdi ir važiuoji”

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Source: LRT

Emily in Paris goes to Eurovision in Season 4!

An unexpected crossover turned up in the popular Netflix series Emily in Paris in the season 3 finale, the episodes of which were released on Wednesday.

The news concerns the character of Mindy (Ashley Park), best friend of the protagonist Emily (Lily Collins). Specifically, Mindy’s partner Benoit (Kevin Dias) wrote and dedicated the song Mon Soleil to Mindy during season 2. In the season 3 finale, Benoit revealed to Mindy that he had submitted the song to France’s Eurovision selection process and was eventually selected.

Series creator Darren Star revealed to Deadline that he would like to shoot part of the next season on the Eurovision set, but he’s not yet aware of the details:

“I don’t know what the details of filming are but I think that our plan is to go to Eurovision next season, we’re all set up for it. And I think we’ve got a deserving song. I love that song, Mon Soleil, I think it would be definitely a worthy entry.”

It is therefore not yet known whether this filming is planned to take place at the actual real-life competition in Liverpool this May.

Additionally, when asked about the Will Ferrell film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020), he replied:

“I actually watched it, I really enjoyed that movie, it had more of a comedic take on Eurovision than we would. I think we’d like to look at it maybe in a more straightforward way.

But this song has been a part of the show all last season, I think it just has its own life on the series.”

You can listen to Mon Soleil below:

Serbia: Social media logo of RTS does not include Ukraine’s flag!

As it was announced a few days ago, Liverpool will host Eurovision 2023 and EBU has published the logo of the contest, featuring the Ukrainian flag while United Kingdom was written underneath.

However, there have been comments online regarding Serbia’s Public Broadcaster RTS, and the update of the social media pages of the broadcaster which do not include Ukraine’s flag as part of the logo.

Many people claim that this not a coincidence, since Serbian government is being seen as a supporter of Russia during the war with Ukraine, while there have been demonstrations in Belgrade in support of Russia. It should also be mentioned that Serbia gave 7 points to Ukraine in Eurovision 2022, which was the lowest televote score given to Ukraine which scored a record breaking number of points.

Whether this is planned or not, it shows that politics are once again related with the contest.

 

Do you think Ukraine’s flag is not included on purpose? Let us know in the comments!

 

Malta: Aidan Cassar revealed as the spokesperson of the country!

Today PBS revealed who will announce the 12 points for Malta. The Maltese jury’s results will be announced by Aidan Cassar.

Aidan was the favourite to win MESC 2022, Malta’s national final, with the song “Ritmu”. In the final, he ended up second behind the winner, Emma Muscat and the song “Out of Sight”.

Also, Eurovision 2022 spokespersons have been announced for the following countries:
  • Austria – Philipp Hansa
  • Belgium – David Jeanmotte
  • Bulgaria – Janan Dural
  • Croatia – Monika Lelas Halambek
  • Finland – Aksel
  • France – Élodie Gossuin
  • Georgia – Helen Kalandadze
  • Greece – Stefania
  • Iceland – Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir
  • Ireland – Linda Martin
  • Israel – Daniel Styopin
  • Italy – Carolina Di Domenico
  • Lithuania – Vaidotas Valiukevičius
  • Malta – Aidan Cassar
  • Montenegro – Zombijana Bones
  • Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
  • Portugal – Tatanka
  • Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina
  • Slovenia – Lorella Flego
  • Spain – Nieves Álvarez
  • Sweden – Dotter
  • Ukraine – Kateryna Pavlenko
  • United Kingdom – AJ Odudu

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Eurovision 2022: The running order of the Grand Final!

The official running order of the Grand Final of Saturday has just been revealed!

The 25 countries will perform as follows:

  1. Czech Republic 
  2. Romania 
  3. Portugal 
  4. Finland 
  5. Switzerland 
  6. France 
  7. Norway 
  8. Armenia 
  9. Italy 
  10. Spain 
  11. The Netherlands 
  12. Ukraine 
  13. Germany 
  14. Lithuania 
  15. Azerbaijan 
  16. Belgium
  17. Greece
  18. Iceland 
  19. Moldova 
  20. Sweden 
  21. Australia 
  22. United Kingdom 
  23. Poland 
  24. Serbia 
  25. Estonia

Who is going to win Eurovision Song Contest 2022?

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Israel: Daniel Styopin revealed as the spokesperson of the country!

Today KAN crevealed who will announce the 12 points for Israel. The Israeli jury’s results will be announced by Daniel Styopin.

The Israeli spokesperson for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 has been revealed as Daniel Styopin. Daniel takes over this role from Lucy Ayoub who had revealed the results of the Israeli jury in 2018 and 2021. The Ukrainian-born actor is well known in Israeli for his roles in theatre and television. In one series he stars in his character reveals that he represented Moldova at Eurovision.

Also, Eurovision 2022 spokespersons have been announced for the following countries:
  • Austria – Philipp Hansa
  • Belgium – David Jeanmotte
  • Bulgaria – Janan Dural
  • Croatia – Monika Lelas Halambek
  • Finland – Aksel
  • France – Élodie Gossuin
  • Georgia – Helen Kalandadze
  • Greece – Stefania
  • Iceland – Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir
  • Ireland – Linda Martin
  • Israel – Daniel Styopin
  • Italy – Carolina Di Domenico
  • Lithuania – Vaidotas Valiukevičius
  • Montenegro – Zombijana Bones
  • Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
  • Portugal – Tatanka
  • Slovenia – Lorella Flego
  • Spain – Nieves Álvarez
  • Sweden – Dotter
  • Ukraine – Kateryna Pavlenko
  • United Kingdom – AJ Odudu

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North Macedonia: Andrea almost withdrew from the contest in the Turquoise Carpet!

During the Opening Ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Andrea seems to have thrown away a small flag of her country, something that made the public broadcaster mad. The public television of North Macedonia considered even the possibility of Andrea’s withdrawal!

You can see that exact moment in the 56:30 minute of the live broadcast of the opening ceremony:

After the ending of the ceremony, MRT made the following announcement:

MRT condemns this behaviour of our representative in Eurovision 2022, Andrea Koevska, who trew away the flag of our country during the photoshooting of yestarday’s opening ceremony. 

The public broadcaster is not responsible for this scandalous behavior of our representative, who showed disrespect for her nation with this move, something that is punishable by the law. MRT is waiting for Andrea’s public apology for this action. We already consider withdrawing the artist from Eurovision so that our channel will not have any further damage. Every possible legal way will be considered for the most severe punishment for this scandal those responsible for our participation in the contest.

However, after a while, through a video, Andrea apologies for her action and highlights that she had no intention of insulting her nation’s flag and that she desires to represent her country with the best way possible.

Below you can watch an exclusive clip of Andrea’s second rehearsal. North Macedonia competes in the second semi final, and performs eleventh in the running order.

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Iceland: Sweden with Cornelia Jakobs Wins Alla leið 2022!

The Icelandic Eurovision preview show Alla leið, with overall victory going to Cornelia Jakobs from Sweden.

The Icelandic Eurovision preview show came to its conclusion last night with four jurors reviewing the songs from the Big Five competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The winner of last nights show was Mahmood & Blanco from Italy, while Germany finished last.

The results of show five were as follows:

  • United Kingdom – Sam Ryder – Space Man – 10, 12, 12, 7 – 41 points
  • France – Alven & Ahez – Fulenn – 7, 6, 6, 10 – 29 points
  • Italy – Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi – 12, 12, 8, 12 – 44 points
  • Spain – Chanel – Slo Mo – 8, 10, 10, 8 – 36 points
  • Germany – Malik Harris – Rockstars – 4, 3, 5, 5, – 17 points

After five shows, the overall results are as follows:

  • Sweden – Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer – 12, 12, 12, 12 – 48 points
  • Netherlands – S10 – De diepte – 10+12+8+12 – 42 points
  • Norway – Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf a Banana – 10, 10, 12, 10 – 42 points
  • Ukraine – Kalush Orchestra – Stefania – 10+10+10+10 – 40 points
  • Portugal – MARO – saudade, saudade – 8, 10, 10, 7 – 35 points
  • Iceland – Systur – Með hækkandi sól – 7, 8, 8, 10 – 35 points
  • Australia – Sheldon Riley – Not The Same – 10, 8, 8, 8 – 34 points
  • Belgium – Jérémie Makiese – Miss You – 7, 12, 2, 12 – 33 points
  • Poland – Ochman – River – 10, 6, 10, 6 – 32 points
  • Greece – Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord – Die Together – 7, 7, 10, 7 – 31 points
  • Switzerland – Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry – 8+10+6+6 – 30 points
  • Serbia – Konstrakta – In corpore sano – 8, 10, 5, 6, – 29 points
  • Czech Republic – We Are Domi – Lights Off – 8, 7, 6, 8 – 29 points
  • Lithuania – Monika Liu – Sentimentai – 10+7+7+4 – 28 points
  • Israel – Michael Ben David – I.M – 7, 6, 7, 8, – 28 points
  • Moldova – Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov – Trenulețul – 7+6+7+7 – 27 points
  • Estonia – Stefan – Hope – 8, 5, 12, 1 – 26 points
  • Finland – The Rasmus – Jezebel – 5, 6, 5, 10 – 26 points
  • Albania – Ronela Hajati – Sekret – 8+6+4+8 – 26 points
  • Cyprus – Andromache – Ela – 7, 7, 7, 5 – 26 points
  • Armenia – Rosa Linn – Snap – 7, 8, 4, 6 – 25 points
  • Romania – WRS – Llámame – 6, 5, 8, 6 – 25 points
  • Austria – LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – Halo – 7, 7, 6, 4 – 24 points
  • Malta – Emma Muscat – I Am What I Am – 6, 7, 6, 5 – 24 points
  • Azerbaijan – Nadir Rustamli – Fade to Black – 4, 6, 5, 7 – 22 points
  • Montenegro – Vladana – Breathe – 4, 10, 1, 6 – 21 points
  • Denmark – Reddi – The Show – 5, 8, 5, 3 – 21 points
  • Georgia – Circus Mircus – Lock Me In – 1, 3, 12, 3 – 19 points
  • North Macedonia – Andrea – Circles – 3, 8, 3, 5 – 19 points
  • San Marino – Achille Lauro – Stripper – 4, 1, 6, 7 – 18 points
  • Croatia – Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure – 4, 4, 4, 5 – 17 points
  • Ireland – Brooke – That’s Rich – 4, 3, 8, 3 – 16 points
  • Slovenia – LPS – Disko – 1+4+2+3 – 10 points
  • Bulgaria – Intelligent Music Project – Intention – 1+3+3+3 – 10 points
  • Latvia – Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad – 4+1+1+2 – 8 points

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Eurovision 2022: Georgia’s Second Rehearsal!

The next act rehearsing today are Circus Mircus, representing Georgia, with their progressive alternative song Lock Me In

Everything about Circus Mircus:

The band was formed in Tbilisi at the end of 2020 by 3 circus academy dropouts and up to date they have released 11 songs. Their music is mostly experimental, mixing a lot of genres and sounds together through which they are willing to represent each member’s life experiences and inner world.

The Second Rehearsal

The perfomance starts with intense red lights and the group has for sure one of the mont intense stylling. There are a lot of things going on on stage like a music box in one of the group person’s hands, a mouth on the LED floor seems like is singing the song among with the group and many colours everywhere. Despite the good vocals, Georgia will find difficulties on its way for the finals.

 

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