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Austria: Two Acts claim the ticket for Turin!

The newspaper Kleine Zeitung reports that now only two acts are still in the process of the Austrian representation at the upcoming Eurovision 2022. The alleged two acts are DJ Lumix from Upper Austria and the duo Anger from South Tyrol, Italy.

DJ Lumix, who emerged with the hit “Monster” is becoming one of the most successful download artists with more than one billion streams.

The duo Anger consists of Julian Angerer and Nora Pider and have settled in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

ORF is expected to announce their final decision during next week. Programming director Stefanie Groiss-Horowitz and her team are going to choose the artist who will claim a ticket for the Grand Final, performing on 10th of May 2020 in the first semi-final.

In 2021, Vincent Bueno with his ballad “Amen” represented Austria in Rotterdam, but failed to reach the final since he finished 12th with 66 points in the second semi-final.

With the current available information, which of the two aforementioned artists could bring the nation of central Europe back to the final? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Eurovoix 

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Germany: Further insight regarding “Germany 12 points”

After two consecutive last placing and three placings in the 25th position in the last six contests, the German national broadcaster decided to host a national final for the selection of the German representative at the upcoming 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy.

The national final is not going to be Unser Lied für Turin”, as expected, but a new show under the name “Germany 12 points” which is scheduled to take place on the 4th of  March. Additionally, on 10th of February the six artists who are going to compete at the show in Berlin as well as the members of the jury are going to be revealed.

The jury panel consists of members from Bayern3, Antenne Brandenburg, Bremen 4, HR 3, MDR Jump, NDR 2, SR 1, SWR 3 and WDR 2. The only already known name of this jury is Alexandra Wolfslast, the head of delegation of Germany at the contest. The task of this jury was to select the artists of the German national final among almost 1000 candidates. The final six artists emerged among 25 shortlisted candidates, who performed live before the jury on 14th and 15th of January.

After the artists and the jury members revelation the public is going to choose who will fly the German flag in Turin through an online voting which starts on 28th of February and is going to continue on the day of the final too, through SMS and telephone calls.

The hostess of Germany 12 points is going to be Barbara Schöneberger.

Last year Germany was represented by Jendrik and his song “I Don’t Feel Hate” which finished on 25th place receiving three points from the jury and zero from the televoting.

Sources: Eurovision.de / esc-kompakt.de

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Norway: Results of MGP 2022 Second Semi-Final!!

Tonight we watched the second semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2022, which took place at 19:50 CET. Four artists competed for the one ticket that leads directly to the Grand Final of 19th of February 2022. We also had the chance to enjoy the performance of the pre-qualified entry “Wonder of the World” by Christian Ingebrigtsen.

The hosts of the show were Kåre Magnus BerghAnnika MomrakMikkel Niva.

The four contestants of the second live show were:

Those aforementioned candidates have been divided into two duels, the winners of these will compete for the ticket to the final. The duels are:

  1. Lily Lowe – Bad Baby VS  Stefen Jakobsen – With me Tonight
  2. Farida – Dangerous  VS  Daniel Lucas – Kvelertak

The betting odds before the show looked as follows:

The winner of the first duel (Lily Lowe – Bad Baby VS  Stefen Jakobsen – With me Tonight) was

Stefen Jakobsen – With me Tonight

The winner of the second duel (Farida – Dangerous  VS  Daniel Lucas – Kvelertak) was

Farida – Dangerous 

Afterwards we had the chance to listen live to the automatic finalist Christian Ingebrigtsen and his entry “Wonder of the World”

Stefen and Farida once again performed their entries in this final duel.

 Stefen Jakobsen – With me Tonight VS Farida – Dangerous 

After this battle the second qualifier of MGP 2022 was Farida with the song “Dangerous”

The next semi-final is going to take place on 22nd of January at 19:50 CET! You can watch MGP 2022 by clicking here.

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Estonia: The running order of Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Finals!!

A few minutes ago, the Estonian public broadcaster, ETV, revealed the running order of Eesti Laul 2022 Semi-Finals.

Elysa opens the show of the 1st Semi-Final, while the 2012 Eesti Laul winner Ott Lepland closes the show. In the 2nd Semi-Final the rock band JYRISE and Anna Sahlene open and close the show respectively.

The Semi-Finals running order is as follows:

1st Semi-Final

1. Elysa – “Fire
2. Helen – “Vaata minu poole
3. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia – “Mis nüüd saab
4. Alabama Watchdog – “Move On
5. Merilin Mälk – “Little Girl
6. Stig Rästa – “Interstellar
7. Triin Niitoja ja Frants Tikerpuu – “Laululind
8. Kaia-Liisa Kesler – “Vaikus
9. Elina Nechayeva – “Remedy
10. Ott Lepland – “Aovalguses

2nd Semi-Final

1. Jyrise – “Plaksuta
2. Maian – “Meeletu
3. Boamadu – “Mitte kauaks
4. Evelin Samuel – “Waterfall
5. Black Velvet – “Sandra
6. Pur Mudd, Shira – “Golden Shores
7. Jaagup Tuisk – “Kui vaid
8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany – “What To Make Of This
9. Stefan – “Hope
10. Anna Sahlene – “Champion

The Semi-Finals of Eesti Laul are going to take place on 3rd and 5th of February 2022, while the Grand Final on 12th of February. Five acts from each Semi-Final advance to the Final where they are about to claim the representation of the baltic nation in Eurovision 2022.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun.com for all the developments regarding the Estonian participation at the upcoming 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, in Turin, Italy.

Source: ETV

 

Latvia: Supernova 2022 presenters revealed!!

A few hours ago, the Latvian public broadcaster LTV revealed the presenters of Supernova 2022.

The presenters of Supernova 2022 are Katie Schönberg and Lauris Reiniks.

We remind you that 17 acts are going to compete in the semi-final of Supernova. The semi-final is scheduled to take place on 5th of February 2022 at 21:05 EET on LTV1 and on REplay.lv, while the final on 12th of February.

The 17 acts of the semi-final are as follow:

  1. Bermudu Divstūris – Bad”
  2. Markus Riva – If You’re Gonna Love Me”
  3. Aminata – I’m Letting You Go”
  4. BUJĀNS – He, She, You & Me”
  5. Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad”
  6. Inspo – A Happy Place”
  7. Miks Dukurs – First Love”
  8. Beatrise Heislere – On the way home”
  9. the COCO’NUTS – In and out of the dark”
  10. KATŌ – Promises”
  11. Elīna Gluzunova – Es pabiju tur”
  12. Mēs Jūs Mīlam – Rich Itch”
  13. Linda Rušeniece – Pay My Own Bills”
  14. RAUM – Plans”
  15. Zelma – How”
  16. Patriks Peterson – Can’t Get You Outta My Head”
  17. Miks Galvanovskis – “I’m Just A Sinner”

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun.com for all the latest news regarding the Latvian participation at the upcoming 2022 Eurovision in Turin, Italy.

 

Finland: The Rasmus bid for Eurovision 2022 written on Folegandros Island, Greece!!

One of the most famous bands with worldwide hits from Finland, The Rasmus, who are going to claim the representation of the Nordic country at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, gave an interview on BlabberMouth.net  on 12th of January 2022 and revealed some interesting details regarding their entry, Jezebel.

The Rasmus collaborated with Desmond Child for Jezebel, with whom the have already worked again regarding their album “Black Roses”. Desmond Child has also worked with some of the biggest names of the world rock industry including KISSBON JOVIAEROSMITH and ALICE COOPER.

The singer Lauri Ylönen commented regarding their entry:

“It was awesome to work with Desmond again. He really knows how to put a hit song together.”

“‘Jezebel’ is about a girl who takes what she wants, without asking. A free spirit.”

On his behalf, Desmond Child said:

“Lauri gives me a call and says ‘Hey, I need to write the biggest, greatest song in the entire world ever. Will you do it [with me]?’ and I said ‘Yeah, but I am in Folegandros (Greece)’ and he says, ‘I’ll be right there.’

“‘Jezebel’ is an homage, a tribute, to the strong women of today, who own their bodies, who are in charge of their sensuality, their sexuality, and who are determined to be an equal.”

The Rasmus are going to take part at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022/UMK 2022, the show that determines the Finnish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest. UMK 2022 is about to take place on 26th of February 2022 and the winner is going to emerge through the votes of the public and the jury.

The band’s song Jezebel, which is already the big favourite according to the bookmakers, is going to be released tonight at 00.01 ΕΕΤ and you can watch it below.

Last year Finland was represented by another rock group The Blind Channel and their song Dark Side. The qualified from the 5th place of the 2nd Semi-Final, while at the Grand Final they achieved the second best result of the country after their victory in 2006, 6th with 301 points.

If The Rasmus win the ticket for Turin, will they manage an even higher placement for Finland or even the victory? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2022 tour is cancelled – All shows to be held in Stockholm!

The rapidly spreading Omicron COVID19 variant and all the latest measures imposed by governments in most countries around the world could not leave Eurovision related events unaffected.

Thus, a few minutes ago, after SVT has gone into several crisis meetings in order to come to a decision, they announced from their official Melodifestivalen accounts on all social media, that the whole selection process of all the semi-finals and the grand final will exclusively be held in Stockholm.

This decision contradicts what SVT has originally planned, for the selection process to return to their usual tours this year.

All six shows will be crowded, as it seems, according to the Swedish health authorities’ guidelines for indoor gatherings.

The show

This means that the previously scheduled shows in Malmö, Göteborg, Linköping, Lidköping, Örnsköldsvik are cancelled and they’re all going to take place in the Swedish capital. Until now, there is no information whether the scheduled dates for Melodifestivalen 2022 are affected as well.

1st Semi Final – 5th of February, in Malmö

  1. Malou Prytz – Bananas
  2. THEOZ – Som du vill
  3. Shirley Clamp – Let There Be Angels
  4. Omar Rudberg – Moving Like That
  5. Danne Stråhed – Hallaballoo
  6. Cornelia Jacobs – Hold Me Closer
  7. Robin Bengtsson – Innocent Love

2nd Semi Final – 12th of February, in Gothenburg

  1. LIAMOO – Bluffin
  2. Niello & Lisa Ajax – Tror du att jag bryr mig
  3. Samira Manners – I Want To Be Loved
  4. Alvaro Estrella – Suave
  5. Browsing Collection – Face In The Crowd
  6. John Lundvik – Änglavakt
  7. Tone Sekelius – My Way

3rd Semi Final – 19th of February, in Linköping

  1. Cazzi Opeia – I Can’t Get Enough
  2. Lancelot – Lyckligt slut
  3. Lisa Miskovsky – Best To come
  4. Tribe Friday – Shut Me Up
  5. Faith Kakembo – Freedom
  6. Linda Bengtzing – Fyrfaldigt hurra!
  7. Anders Bagge – Bigger Than The Universe

4th Semi Final – 26th of February, in Lidköping

  1. Anna Bergendahl – Higher Power
  2. Lillasyster – Till Our Days Are Over
  3. Malin Christin – Synd om dig
  4. Tenori – La Stella
  5. MEDINA – In i dimman
  6. Angelino – The End
  7. Klara Hammarström – Run To The Hills

The detailed schedule of Melodifestivalen 2022 is described below:

  • First Semi on the 5th of February
  • Second Semi on the 12th of February
  • Third Semi on the 19th of Februrary
  • Fourth Semi on the 26th of February
  • Fifth Semi on the 5th of March
  • The Finals on the 12th of March

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments related to the Swedish national selection for Eurovision 2022!

Source: instagram.com/melodifestivalen

Norway: The Battles for MGP 2022 1st Semi-Final revealed!!

Earlier today morning, the Norwegian public national broadcaster, NRK, revealed the battles for the 1st Semi-Final of the 2022 Melodi Grand Prix. Four acts will compete against each other for the ticket to the final, while the big favourite, Elsie Bay, has already been allocated to the Final.

The battles draw was held by the programme manager Kåre Magnus Bergh. There going to be one pop battle and one rock battle.

The first duel is between established artist and songwriter Mira Craig and 22-year-old MGP debutant Eline Noelia.

Mira Craig– We still here VS  Eline Noela– Ecstasy

The second duel is going to be a rock competition between the cross-genre group TrollfesT and singer Frode Vassel. 

Trollfest– Dance like a pink flamingo  VS  Froode– Black Flowers

After the aforementioned duels are completed, the winners advance to the gold battle and the gold winner takes the ticket to the final. This means that only one entry goes to the final and another one will advance to the second chance round, where an additional finalist will emerge.

The first semi-final is going to take place this Saturday 15/01/2022.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun.com for all the developments regarding Norway and their participation at the upcoming contest in Turin.

Source: NRK

Portugal: Festival Da Canção 2022 songs to be released on the 21st of January!

A few minutes ago, the official Instagram account of Festival Da Canção announced that the songs that will compete this year for the representation of Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, will be released this Friday, January the 21st!

The 20 composers that will take part in this year’s  Festival Da Canção are the following:
  • Agir
  • Aurea
  • Blacci
  • Cubita
  • DJ Marfox
  • Fábia Rebordão
  • Fado Bicha
  • FF
  • Joana Espadinha
  • Kumpania Algazarra
  • Maro
  • Norton
  • Os Azeitonas
  • Pedro Marques
  • Pepperoni Passion
  • PZ
  • Syro
  • The Mister Driver
  • Tiago Nogueira (Os Quatro e Meia)
  • Valas

We remind you that ten songs will compete in each of the two semi finals, out of a total of 20. In the Final show we will have 5 qualifiers of each semi final, leading to a total of 10 competing songs. The winning act will get the chance to represent Portugal in Turin!

The detailed schedule of Festival Da Canção 2022 is described below:

  • First Semi on the 5th of March
  • Second Semi on the 7th of March
  • The Grand Final on the 12th of March

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Festival Da Canção and the Portuguese participation at Eurovision 2022!

Estonia: The Eesti Laul 2022 semi-finalists allocation!

The public broadcaster of Estonia, EER, revealed today the allocation of the 20 candidates in the two semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2022.

First Semi-Final – 3rd of February (alphabetical order) :

1. Alabama Watchdog: “Move On
2. Andrei Zevakin feat. Grete Paia: “Mis nüüd saab
3. Elina Nechayeva: “Remedy
4. Elysa: “Fire
5. Helen: “Vaata minu poole
6. Kaia-Liisa Kesler: “Vaikus
7. Merilin Mälk: “Little Girl
8. Ott Lepland: “Aovalguses
9. Stig Rästa: “Interstellar
10. Triin Niitoja and Frants Tikerpuu: “Laululind

Second Semi-Final – 5th of February (alphabetical order) :

1. Anna Sahlene: “Champion
2. Black Velvet: “Sandra
3. Boamadu: “Mitte kauaks
4. Evelin Samuel: “Waterfall
5. Jaagup Tuisk: “Kui vaid
6. Jyrise: “Plaksuta
7. Maian: “Meeletu
8. Minimal Wind ft. Elisabeth Tiffany: “What To Make Of This
9. Pur Mudd, Shira: “Golden Shores
10. Stefan: “Hope

The 20 semi-finalists of Eesti Laul have qualified through the Quarter-Finals that took place for the first time this year. “Three shows are going to take place, in which, apart from the contestants, are going to perform some of the most famous local artists”, as Tomi Rahula, the executive producer of Eesti Laul, promised.

There are going to be surprises as far as the presenters of the shows are concerned, who are going to be revealed very soon. “Such a couple has never been appeared in front of the audience before” Rahula said.

The Eesti Laulu Semifinals is going to take place on February 3rd and 5th at the Saku Grand Hall, while the Grand Final on February 12th. Five artists are going to qualify from each Semifinal based on the votes of the audience and the jury and in the Final they will claim the country’s representation in Eurovision 2022.

Eesti Laul, as a method of selecting Estonian participation, has been used since 2009. Through this selection process have been achieved some of the best results for this baltic nation – including: Urban Symphony (2009), Kuula (2012), La Forza (2018).

Source: EER

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