The hunt for Eurovision 2017 entries continues tonight as eight countries stage national selection shows. Five of them — Ukraine, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia — will conduct semi-finals, while three countries — Hungary, Malta and Poland — will each present their lucky winners with tickets to Kyiv. Grab a stiff drink and login to Twitter: Super Saturday Part II is on!

National selections schedule: 18 February 2017

Ukraine: National selection 2017 semifinal 3 (18:00 CET)

The third semifinal of the Ukrainian national selection will kick off tonight at 18:00 CET.

Eight artists will compete for the remaining two spots in next week’s final. A jury panel and a public vote will determine who advances and who exits stage left for the last time. Once again Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala will be sitting in the judge’s seat alongside Andriy Danylko — the male persona of famed drag queen Verka Serduchka — and Ukrainian music producer Konstantin Meladze. And they’ll be drinking Pepsi, which has gone very big on the product placement this year.

It has been rumoured that Manel Navarro, who was controversially chosen to represent Spain in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, will perform as the interval act. We hope he gets a warmer greeting abroad than he received at home.

End time: 20:30 CET

Second part: 21:30 – 21:50 CET

Third part: 22:00 – 00:20 CET

Live stream: UA:Pershy Live

Follow our Ukraine Eurovision news here.

Hungary: A Dal 2017 final (19:30 CET)

After a little more than a month, Hungary will finally select their act. In the beginning there were 32. Now the last ten still standing will compete for the trophy, including the 2014 Hungarian representative Kállay Saunders.

The winner will be determined after two rounds of voting. First the jury, consisting of four members, will choose the top four acts. Those four will proceed to the second round of voting, in which the results of the televote will be factored in. Clearly producers don’t want to overwhelm the televoters with choice, so will present them with a finely curated shortlist.

According to both our jury and our readers, Gabi Tóth — also known as TOTOVA, who performs as part of Gabi Tóth & Freddie Shuman feat. Begi Lotfi — should win it all. Her unique brand of Hungarian folk-pop has clearly gone down a storm. But Jamala called and she wants her LED tree back.

End time: 22:07 CET

Live stream: Duna World Live

Follow our Hungary Eurovision news here.

Lithuania: Eurovizijos atranka 2017 Heat 7 (20:00 CET)

The previous six heats of Eurovizijos atranka 2017 gave us the sixteen best acts that will compete in Heat 7 and Heat 8. Or at least they were meant to! Thankfully this week’s eight performers include Sasha Song, who represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, so expect fan girls and boys to go gaga.

The future semifinalists will be decided by a combination of jury and public votes.

End time 21:50 CET

Live stream LRT Lituanica Live

Follow our Lithuania Eurovision news here.

Slovenia: EMA 2017 semifinal 2 (20:00 CET)

Yesterday Slovenia picked their first four finalists of EMA 2017, and tonight we will see who will join them. Candidates include former The Voice U.S. competitor Duncan Kamakana, in a duet with Kataya, and Clemens, who replaced Maja Keuc, aka Amaya.

The four acts that will progress to the final will be determined by televote. The professional jury will subsequently select another two acts from both semifinals that will also compete in the last stage of the contest.

End time: 21:50 CET

Live stream: TVS1 Live

Follow our Slovenia Eurovision news here.

Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2017 semifinal 3 (20:00 CET)

The Melodifestivalen saga continues tonight with its third and penultimate semifinal, which will be held at Vida Arena in Växjö. Seven acts will fight for the two spots in the final and two spots in the Andra Chansen round.

Like in the previous two semifinals, the results will be determined solely by televote. The first five acts will proceed to the second round of voting, after which the names of the direct finalists and those that will compete in Andra Chansen will be read out.

According to your votes Krista Siegfrids is the semi-final 3 act you are most excited about and also the one that should win it and go directly to the final. Sadly she came last in the audience poll held last night after the dress rehearsal.

End time: 21:30 CET

Live stream: SVT Play

Follow our Sweden Eurovision news here.

Poland: Krajowe Eliminacje 2017 final (20:30 CET)

After an impressive result last year by Michal Szpak, Poland will be vying to repeat that feat. Ten acts are contending for the title, including Martin Fitch, who represented Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 as Marcin Mrzonski. Perhaps more importantly, he finished as second runner-up in our poll for Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model that same year. Get it, boy.

The winner of Krajowe Eliminacje will be determined by the professional jury and public vote. According to our readers, Kasia Mos is the favourite for the trophy. She’s serving voice. She’s serving body. Will she serve a stellar live performance?

End time: 22:20 CET

Live stream: TVP Live Stream

Follow our Poland Eurovision news here.

Estonia: Eesti Laul semifinal 2 (20:35 CET)

The second semifinal of Eesti Laul starts tonight at 20:35 CET. Ten acts will compete for the remaining five spots in the final, which will take place the next week on 4 March. One of those acts will be Kerli, a former Dancing with the Stars alumna who has already had two #1 hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

The results will be decided by a combination of votes from a jury panel and televote, and will be announced through two rounds.

End time: 22:25 CET

Live stream: ETV or ETV Eesti Laul

Follow our Estonia Eurovision news here.

Malta: Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017 final (21:00 CET)

Malta’s national final takes place tonight at 21:00 CET. This year sees a slew of contemporary songs, which is a welcome change of pace for a competition that, in the past, has featured endless ballads. Sixteen acts will have to convince the public that they are the one that deserves to wave the flag for Malta in Kyiv. For the first time, the winner will be determined by televote only. Power to the people!

Brooke Borg’s “Unstoppable” is both our jury’s and our readers’ favourite for victory. But Janice Mangion and Maxine Pace remain big contenders, particularly if they can slay their songs live.

End time: 00:00 CET

Live stream: TVM Live

Follow our Malta Eurovision news here.

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Unofficial Mansters Association
Unofficial Mansters Association
3 years ago

Hooray. I think Hungary just chose the best entry out of that final. 😀 Now, I’ll just switch over to Malta’s final. (which already started 🙁 )

Tibi
Tibi
3 years ago

Ughhh !! Hungarian jury member Caramel has just put on the stage the best performance of this year’s A Dal with his song Over the zenith.

We should send him to Kiev, really. And I’m not joking. (I know we can’t)

Tibi
Tibi
3 years ago

Now Gabi Toth is out. Her song was pure crap anyway.

The infamously intolerant Hungary now has to choose from two roma (Joci , Gigi) a talentless (Gina) and a genderfluid (Zavodi) performer. Whooohooo !

Sam ESC
Sam ESC
3 years ago

My personal Predictions for tonight:
Malta – Brooke is UNSTOPPABLE
Slovenia – Raiven is going to win this Semi (she’s amazing)
Hungary – Gabi or Joci win, both are great
Estonia – Laura & Koit or Kerli will win this Semi
Poland – Kasia is going to slay and probably win, I like Isabell though, even though se is far down with bookies at the moment.
Sweden – Krista all the way
Ukraine – No Clue
Lithuania – No Clue

sufle
sufle
3 years ago

The Ukraine livestream seems to be down. It’s also available on YouTube and works(!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkSFHYJ4dnU

random x
random x
3 years ago

Estonia – Qualifiers; Kerli, Koit & Laura, Daniel, Rasmus, Liis
Sweden – [FINAL] Jasmine, Bella & Filippa [ANDRA] Krista, Anton
Hungary – Gabi Toth
Malta – Raquela or Brooke
Lithuania – Sasha, Aiste, Ieva, Greta
Poland – Carmell
Slovenia – Nuska, Ina, Raiven, Clemens
Ukraine – Haven’t listened 😡

whyemojinowork
whyemojinowork
3 years ago

Oh cooky….that’s sad.here’s a cookie for you øøö ????????

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 years ago

I’ll be too busy to watch any of the live broadcasts (I live in NYC). But I will be staying away from this site and others that reveal the results before I watch the recorded broadcasts at night. As for what I intend to watch: Estonia: I assume Koit and Laura, Kerli and Liis Lemsalu will qualify with ease. The other 2 spots are up for grabs. Sweden: I think Krista qualifies this time. If she fails, in THIS semi, I don’t think she will try MF again. I expect Robin and Jasmine to qualify as well. The last spot… Read more »

an esc fan
an esc fan
3 years ago

Hungary, Poland and Malta have Grand Final this evening. Wow.
After we find out Poland’s entry, expect that polish fans will win all polls.
You know that polish fans will share the link and win all, expect the invasion.
If they are smart, they will know that this is not in their advantage, stop trying to win polls, everybody knows that this is not genuine.
Please don’t do the same as last year, it is not good for you, everybody knows that you are … not so smart.

Sam ESC
Sam ESC
3 years ago

I need to watch Malta and Slovenia. I want to see Brooke and Raiven Perform

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

I’m starting with Ukraine (5:30pm UK time), then switching to Sweden (7pm) and then Malta (8pm). I will watch the other performances on YouTube afterwards (i.e. Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia, Poland).
I would love to watch the Polish final again, but I have music connections with Malta, so I owe them. Sorry Poland!

Sal
Sal
3 years ago

Hungary – has to be Gabi!
Malta – Janice, please!
Poland – I’d like Carmell.
Sweden – Go Krista!

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

So many shows again!
I really want to see Esti Laul (love Laura) and the 2nd semi in Slovenia!
I think I’ll focus on the finals (Hungary, Poland, Malta)!
I would keep Ukraine and Lithuania out.
Damn! I forgot the MelFest!!
Ok. Be prepared people for a tough night!

Milla
Milla
3 years ago

@an esc fan
Well I consider Roger Pontare old fashion while for example Jon-Henrik Fjällgren, who I like forward to next week, is more fresh. Both traditional but still different.
There has been a lack of pop songs with substance in Mello this year. Well, especially this year. It can be done, to do both. I hope for Loreen next week. But still there has been many good pop songs if you’re into that kind of stuff.

an esc fan
an esc fan
3 years ago

@ Milla
Roger Pontare was good but scandipop is not my taste. Sweden will have some points anyway because people are snobs, the same way Ireland was the queen of 90’s out of nothing.
@ Alex
Hungary is maybe the only country in Europe where family name is first.
Kallay – Saunders are his family names, but are also the names of his band. I know his personal name is Andras (Andrew in hungarian), but I try to respect his wish, and his country tradition of putting Andras last.

Rich
Rich
3 years ago

Super Saturday National final wishlist

Hungary- Joci Papai
Malta- Franklin or Janice
Poland- Kasia Mos

For the Semi Finals- to go through

Estonai- Koit Toome & Laura
Sweden- Robin & FO&O
Slovenia- CLEMENS, BQL, UNITED PANDAZ & ARSELLO FEAT. ALEX VOLASKO or TIM KORES

its nail bitting stuff, i can’t wait. Bring it on!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

I’ll be watching Melodifestivalen (as always) and when it finishes I’ll tune in to MESC.

Milla
Milla
3 years ago

@ an esc fan
At least robots are efficient 😀

kris
kris
3 years ago

🙂 <3

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

@kris – I guess I am just charming and clairvoyant. 🙂 Thank you so much for all the compliments, you are awesome!

kris
kris
3 years ago

This is not good Colin.
Yesterday you were trying to steal my heart and today you stole my plan. 😉
Yikes I commented from the other id.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

This is my opinion (without, of course, watching the final performances yet):

ESTONIA: #TeamKerli and #TeamRasmus
MALTA: #TeamMaxine, but it’s a close call
POLAND: #TeamKasia
HUNGARY: #TeamGabi

kris
kris
3 years ago

This is not good Colin.
Yesterday you were trying to steal my heart and today you stole my plan. 😉

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Why is everything AT THE SAME TIME??? Days of nothing and now – this! There aren’t even two that are completely away from one another. I guess I could start with Hungary and watch the performances and then skip the live results and turn to either Eesti Laul or Krajowe Eliminacje and then turn to the very results of Maltese final, after watching performances on YouTube, if they have been released already. I guess…

Charles
Charles
3 years ago

Ukraine please shout out to Manel impudent no morals Corruptarro

riggedObjectivoEurovision
riggedObjectivoEurovision
3 years ago

Lol…..I was supporting Leklein.May no one break down my soul.

Hsinaps
Hsinaps
3 years ago

Dude, please, get over Mirela losing, stop being rude to everyone, stop giving us a bad name and enjoy (and let people enjoy) eurovision without talking about objetivo eurovision in every article, it’s annoying

riggedObjectivoEurovision
riggedObjectivoEurovision
3 years ago

User an esc fan should rename themselves as a corruption fan

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

I can’t decide if I should continue watching Melfest or switch to Eesti Laul tonight (while also watching A Dal). Anyway, as a Hungarian, it kind of annoys me how you guys think his name is Kállay Saunders. His name is András, Kállay-Saunders is his last name.

an esc fan
an esc fan
3 years ago

”Ukraine : Manel Navarro, who was controversially chosen to represent Spain in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, will perform as the interval act. We hope he gets a warmer greeting abroad than he received at home.”

Manel is great, he deserves to be promoted anywhere.
Europe, please stop Sweden plague and infestation.
No song that has swedish writers deserves to receive points, they are just impersonal robots.

kris
kris
3 years ago

I hope people shout say no to corruption slogans on Manel corruptarro’s face.

Milla
Milla
3 years ago

Interested in Kerli. I so much like the sound of that song! But will the performance be good?

blonboybc
blonboybc
3 years ago

My faves to win on Saturday:
–Hungary: Gabi Toth or Joci Papai (Hungarian language realness!)
–Malta: Janice Mangion (masterpiece Maltese ballad!) or Brooke Borg
–Poland: Kasia Mos or Carmell
–Sweden: Krista (but, seems unlikely) or Jasmine
–Estonia: Koit & Laura or Kerli
–Slovenia: Raiven
–Ukraine: no standout here, so no idea
–Lithuania: again, no idea, nothing stands out–meh!
With so many to watch, what’s a ESC fan to do??? 🙂

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
3 years ago

Interesting to see some results are 100% televote. It is time those corrupting juries are removed from Eurovision & the people’s choice takes the prize (unlike the last 2 years).

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

So much TV to watch