Saturday the 4th of February has shaped up to be quite a busy night for the national final season. To help you navigate the myriade of different selections, we have compiled all the details here.
Please note that all times are listen in CET. That may not necessarily reflect the local time of broadcast in non-CET countries.
Final: Melodi Grand Prix 🇳🇴
Three heats have taken the original 21 musicians down to 9. The winner will be decided by an equally weighted televote and jury vote.
|1||Jone||“Ekko inni meg”|
|2||Eline Thorp||“Not Meant To Be”|
|8||Elsie Bay||“Love You In A Dream”|
|9||Alessandra Mele||“Queen of Kings”|
If you’d like to learn more about tonight’s competitors, we had a chance to sit down with Atle Pettersen, Alessandra, Elsie Bay, and Swing’It.
Additionally, we also had a chance to get to chat to non-finalists Stig van Eijk, Alejandro Fuentes, Eirik Næss, Ella A, and Bjørn Olav Edvardsen.
You can watch the final of MGP via NRK at 19:50 CET.
Final: Benidorm Fest 🇪🇸
Earlier in the week two intense semi finals narrowed down the 18 original competitors to a final 8.
The winner of Benidorm Fest will be decided by a hybrid system. A mixed jury of national and international music professionals account for 50% of the vote. A demiscopic vote representing he different demographics of Spain accounts for 25% of the vote, and the final 25% of the vote consists of a simple televote.
|1||Karmento||Quiero Y Duelo|
|3||Alice Wonderland||Yo quisiera|
|4||Fusa Nocta||Mi Familia|
|7||José Otero||Inviernos en Marte|
Our Rory has been on the ground in Benidorm, and as well as chatting to the above finalists, he’s also had a chance to speak semi finalists Sharonne, Rakky Ripper, Twin Melody, as well as Spain’s former participant Miki Núñez.
You will be bale to watch the final of Benidorm Fest via RTVEPlay at 22:00 CET.
Song Release: ‘Carpe Diem’ – Joker Out 🇸🇮
After nearly two months of waiting, Slovenia’s 2023 representatives Joker Out will reveal the song that they will sing in Liverpool.
You can watch Slovenia’s song release via RTVSlo at 20:00 CET.
Semi Final: Pabandom Iš Naujo 🇱🇹
After two intense heats a total of 20 acts have made it to the semi finals; ten songs will participate in each. Five songs from each will make it into final; and will be decided by an combined equally weighted televote and jury vote.
Although the semi final was filmed on Tuesday, the running order is not known at the time of writing.
|Alen Chicco||Do You|
|Baiba||When The Lights Go Out|
|Justė Kraujelytė||Need More Fun|
|Petunija||Love Of My Life|
|Rūta Mur||So Low|
You can watch the first semi final of Pabandom Iš Naujo via LRT.
Semi Final: Supernova 🇱🇻
The eighth edition of Supernova begins tonight. 14 singers will be narrowed down to 10 finalists via an equally weighted televote and jury vote.
|1||Artūrs Hatti||Love Vibes|
|4||Toms Kalderauskis||When It All Falls|
|5||Katrine Miller||Beaten Down|
|7||Adriana Miglāne||Like I Wanna|
|8||24. Avēnija||You Said|
|10||Avéi||Let Me Go|
|13||Luīze||You To Hold Me|
If you’d like to learn more about tonight’s acts, check out our interviews with Inspo, Markus Riva, Sudden Lights, RAUM, Katrine Miller, Adriane Miglane, and Patrisha.
You will be able to watch Supernova’s Semi final via LTV at 20:10 CET.
Heat: Melodifestivalen 🇸🇪
Melodifestivalen 2023 kicks off tonight with the first heat. Qualifiers will be decided by 100% televote. The two highest placing acts will go directly to the final; while the third and fourth place will go onto the semi final. If you’d like to know more about tonight’s acts, our Editor In Chief Tim was on the ground in Gothenburg in the run up to the show, and has interviewed all of tonight’s acts.
|1||Tone Sekelius||Rhythm of My Show|
|2||Loulou Lamotte||Inga sorger|
|4||Elov & Beny||Raggen går|
|6||Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos||Länge leve livet|
|7||Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North, & Adam Woods||Where You Are (Sávežan)|
If you’d like some in depth analysis of the upcoming show, Tim was joined by Dominik and Dan to discuss the first and second heat of Melodifestivalen. You can listen to their analysis here.
You will be able to watch Melodifestivalen’s first heat via SVTPlay at 20:00 CET, but if you can’t wait, snippets are available of each performance.
|Country||Time (CET/Local)||Where to watch||Time (CET/Local)|
|Norway||Melodi Grand Prix Final||NRK||19:50 CET|
|Spain||Benidorm Fest Final||RTVEPlay||22:00 CEET|
|Slovenia||Internal Selection Song Release||RTVSlo||20:00 CET|
|Lithuania||Pabandom Is Naujo Semi Final 1||LRT||20:00 CET / 21:00 EET|
|Latvia||Supernova Semi Final||LTV||20:10 CET / 21:00 EET|
|Sweden||Melodifestival Heat 1||SVTPlay||20:00 CET|
Which selection are you most excited for? Are youplanning to watch them all? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
Source: NRK, RTVE, RTVSlo, LRT, LTV, SVT
Image Source: RTV Slovenija