Another week, another headache. Prepare your hot chocolate or your morning coffee (Hello, Australia!) and get ready for another amazing Saturday of Eurovision 2016 national selections. We’re still on the road to the glorious Super Saturday, but this week you’ll still have plenty of work connecting to all the live streams and crying when your favourites get knocked out.
Tonight Iceland is going to choose their act for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest as excitement keeps building around Songvakeppnin 2016. Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Lithuania and Estonia will also continue their search for that one special song, because after all, “The winner takes it all” and we’re beyond excited to discover who they will be.
NATIONAL FINALS SCHEDULE: 20 FEBRUARY 2016
HUNGARY: A DAL 2016 SECOND SEMI FINAL (19:40 CET)
A Dal is back and so is Freddie — one of the fan favourites to win. After the Kállay Saunders Band, Petruska, Gergo Oláh and Mushu won places to the A Dal final, another nine acts will fight for four more spots in next week’s national final.
Live Stream: MTVA Live
Follow our Hungary Eurovision news here.
SWEDEN: MELODIFESTIVALEN 2016 SEMI-FINAL THREE (20:00 CET)
Sweden’s longest party is still rolling as we enter semi-final three with some big names trying to join Ace Wilder, Robin Bengtson, David Lindgren and Wiktoria at finalen in two weeks’ time. Join Gina Dirawi and Henrik Schyffert in Norrkoping and see top favourites Oscar Zia and Lisa Ajax perform.
Live Stream: SVT Live
Follow our Sweden Eurovision news here.
FINLAND: UMK 2016 SEMI-FINAL THREE (20:00 CET)
Six acts, three spots in the final. That is the premise of UMK this week. Krista Siegfrids is back on her hosting duties after slaying at Melodifestivalen in Sweden and Lieminen, Tuuli Okkonen, Gusani Brothers, Barbe-Q-Barbies, Pietarin Spektaakkeli and Sandhaja will fight for Finland’s votes.
Live Stream: Yle Live
Follow our Finland Eurovision news here.
LITHUANIA: EUROVIZIJOS 2016 SHOW SEVEN (20:00 CET)
Aiste Pilvelyte, Ruslanas Kirilkinas and Neringa Šiaudikyte are the three favourite acts at tonight’s seventh show of Eurovizijos 2016 — Eurovison’s longest national final. Tonight the dreams of three more acts will be crushed and we’ll be one tiny step closer in the long journey to discover Lithuania’s act for Stockholm.
Live Stream: LRT Live
Follow our Lithuania Eurovision news here.
ESTONIA: EESTI LAUL 2016 SEMI FINAL TWO (20:35 CET)
Probably the most alternative national final in this year’s Eurovision calendar — Eesti Laul is back for the second semi-final and all the big names are coming with it. There are fan favourites Jüri Pootsmann, Grete Paia and Annet Kulbin, but almost every act has a real chance of going through to the final. If you’re into deep, moving voices and an alternative sound, this pre-selection is the right for you.
Live Stream: ETV Live
ICELAND: SONGVAKEPPNIN 2016 FINAL (21:00 CET)
After two weeks of intense semi-finals it is finally time to learn which song and artist will fly to Stockholm and defend the Icelandic flag. Greta Salóme is the runaway favourite in a final where every single song, except Elisabet Ormslev’s, is going to be sung in English. Eurovision 1986 and 2012 winners Sandra Kim and Loreen will also perform. A 50/50 televote and jury will be used to determine the superfinalists, where a 100% televote system will determine the outright winner.
Live Stream: RÚV Live
Follow our Iceland Eurovision news here.
Follow our Estonia Eurovision news here.
Which national selections are you most excited about? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!