Saturday 15 February Schedule Eurovision

Roses are red, violets are blue… and all romance is put on hold because it’s another evening of national final madness! But, thankfully, the night after St. Valentines — Saturday 15 February — is a little less packed than last week — seven shows as opposed to nine.

Here are all the details you need for 2020’s sixth Saturday of national selections. We’ll be checking in with semi-finals in Sweden, Iceland, Ukraine and Estonia and finals in Norway, Lithuania and Armenia.

You can follow all the results on wiwibloggs (and via our Twitter@wiwibloggs and Instagram wiwibloggs) throughout the evening. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening, when it’s on and how to watch.

Saturday 15 February: Eurovision 2020 Selection Shows

Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020

Semi-Final Two

Time: 18:00 CET to 21:15 CET

It’s the national final that fell into complete disarray in 2019 when winner Maruv pulled out of Eurovision for contractual reasons. She triggered a domino effect which saw the remaining acts turn down the opportunity too, forcing Ukraine to withdraw. This year the country’s back with a clean slate. Tonight’s second semi will see eight acts compete for just three final spots. Those generating early buzz include Khayat, Tvorchi and Fo Sho.

Click to Watch Vidbir 2020 Semi-Final Two on YouTube

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2020

Semi-Final Two

Time: 18:30 CET to 20:00 CET and 20:30 CET to 21:15 CET

Estonia’s national selection kicked off on Thursday when semi-final whittled down the first batch of entries to just six finalists. Tonight, another 12 are up for consideration across two rounds of voting. The first will see four qualifiers picked through a combination of jury and public vote. A second round of televotes alone will determine the last two qualifiers. Standout names in this heat include Uku Suviste and Jaagup Tuisk.

Click to Watch Eesti Laul 2020 Semi-Final Two

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Armenia’s Depi Evratesil 2020

Grand Final

Time: 19:00 CET to 21:00 CET

Armenia’s newly revived national selection takes a new form for 2020. Instead of a multi-show series, we’re getting a one shot national final. Big names include Greek pop singer Athena Manoukian, Junior Eurovision 2010 winner Vladimir Arzumanyan and singer songwriter TOKIONINE.

Watch Depi Evratesil 2020 on 1tv.am

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020

Grand Final

Time: 19:50 CET to 22:05 CET

Norway’s MGP 2020 turns 60 this year. And to mark the occasion, the Nordic nation revived the semi-finals, last used in 2014. This evening’s grand final is a culmination of six weeks’ worth of music and song. Among the favourites are semi-final winners Raylee and Rein Alexander and the pre-qualified Ulrikke.

Click to Watch Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Grand Final

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2020

Grand Final

Time: 20:00 CET to 22:30 CET

Over in the Baltics, Lithuania is also shaking things up a bit. The once bloated national selection — it ran for 10 weeks as recently as 2017 — has been slashed to just six episodes. And to mark the new slimmer show, there’s also been a little bit of a rebrand. The official title is now Pabandom iš naujo! Nacionalinė Eurovizijos Atranka 2020.

Tonight’s grand final will see eight acts battle it out for victory. All eyes are set to be on Moniqué and The Roop.

Click to Watch Eurovizijos atranka 2020 Grand Final

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2020

Semi-Final Three

Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET

It’s one of the most anticipated national selections of the season. And 2020 sees Melodifestivalen return for its 60th edition. As with all four semis, tonight’s big prize will be two spots in the grand final for the top acts, with the next two getting passes to Andra Chansen. The remaining three will be eliminated. Mariette, Mohombi and Faith Kakembo all feature on this evening’s line-up.

Click to Watch Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final Three

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2020

Semi-Final Two

Time: 20:45 CET to 22:10 CET

Iceland is still recovering after the spectacular trail of chaos left by Hatari. And while this year’s selection is a more sedate affair, there are still gems to be found. As before, each semi will see five songs compete for two places in the final. Although there will be a glimmer of hope for the eliminated acts — the expert jury may or may not send a wildcard through to the final. This evening’s show includes the hot favourite IVA.

Click to Watch Söngvakeppnin 2020 Semi-Final Two on RÚV.is

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Which show will you watch? Will you survive until Sunday? Let us know in the comments.

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Júro
Júro
7 months ago

Daði freyr, íva and then the song ekkówent to semi finals

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

Goosebumps! Amazing performance by Ulrikke.

Particularly poignant given the harrowing news about Caroline Flack tonight – I am in tears for how sad it all is.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago

Damn you, Norway Øst 😉

Gwendal
7 months ago

And, YES, Ulrikke for Norway. Was really frightened till the end. New personal #2 (Fai Rumore’s still unbeatable to me)!

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

My God, I thought Norway were going to drop a clanger!

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

What about this intense voting segment in MGP? Congratulations, Ulrikke! But also to Kristin, the dark horse who almost took the crown. 🙂

Isak
Isak
7 months ago

Wow that was super close in MGP!! Ulrikke barely wins in the end

aroncido
aroncido
7 months ago

That was a nailbiter finish at MGP.

aroncido
aroncido
7 months ago
Reply to  aroncido

I have to add, great pick btw. This is going to be an actual Eurovision contender.

Gwendal
7 months ago

The Roop for Lithuania, perfect score of 24!

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Gwendal

I already feel the backlash approaching … Personally, I’m really okay with this choice.

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

It translated much better to a big stage. And they really missed a point in Moniqués performance by not showing more close-ups of her face.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago

Wow, the public voting points for THE ROOP are insane. 🙂
Please Jury, don’t spoil it!

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

YEEEEES!!!! THANK YOU LITHUANIA!! I have my new favourite now! Sorry Montaigne 😉

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

In Iceland Dadi Freyr and Iva qualify for the final. No surprises.
Nina gets the wildcard.

fala
fala
7 months ago

I hope Kristin wins!

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  fala

You’re my man! (or woman?) 😀

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

Wasn’t expecting for Norway to put my 2 favorites in the top 2! Guess “I am Gay” took some votes from Raylee and I simply can’t understand how it happened. That song wasn’t even supposed to qualify to the final.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

According to Twitter, the NRK voting went very badly wrong. Technical issues. An “emergency jury” decided the top 4. Sad.

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Oh, that’s awful. But this makes even more difficult to explain how Liza got there.

Isak
Isak
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It worked in the second round tho. But a fan favorite like Rein Alexander might be the one who got robbed the most.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago

Phew, the worst is avoided. So it’s Kristin vs. Ulrikke now.
GO KRISTIN!!!!!!!!

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

Ukrainian televote also puts Fo Sho 6th, apparently they’re too risky even for Ukraine.
3. Oleksandr Poriadinskyi 2. Khayat 1. Tvorchi

So Tvorchi, Khayat and David Axelrod get to the final.

Chromium
Chromium
7 months ago

Just switched from Mello to MGP now. “I Am Gay” is through to the next round?! Who TF is voting for it?! :)))))

Isak
Isak
7 months ago
Reply to  Chromium

No one. They had technical issues, so a jury chose.

Isak
Isak
7 months ago
Reply to  Chromium

At least the voting seemed to work in the second round.

Chromium
Chromium
7 months ago
Reply to  Chromium

A *jury* voted for that?! LOL. Anyway, thankfully, crisis averted.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago

I am gay is in the “next round”??? Norway, are you serious???
Well, then I hope for Raylee or, even better, Kristin!!!

Helena
Helena
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Norway didn’t decide anything, nobody could vote

Gwendal
7 months ago

A woman for Norway: top four composed by Ulrikke, Kristin, Liza & Raylee. Hopeful for Ulrikke!

Gwendal
7 months ago
Reply to  Gwendal

Ulrikke vs. Kristin for the Superfinal. Still rooting for Ulrikke, but Kristin is the clear dark horse of the night since the beginning.

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

While I’m waiting for the Ukrainian televote, I switched to Iceland, and I think, Dadi Freyr and Iva might get through. I really like Nina’s song, but once again, my favourite wasn’t vocally on point.

Isak
Isak
7 months ago

Okay this is really embarassing for NRK… So for the first time, MGP has only online voting, but now they have had technical issues for at least 20 minutes, and the voting should have started around 10 minutes ago, and still no voting yet. Remember, no jury voting and only online voting! What a farce.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Isak

Did they not have any kind of backup plan?

Isak
Isak
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I have heard that they only have a shadow jury ready as a backup plan, in case no votes could be counted.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago

Mohombi is the first Finalist at the Melodifestivalen

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

Drängarna and Anis don Demino get a second chance at Andra Chansen.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

And Mariette made it to the finals as well. Congrats 🙂

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

Jury vote in Ukraine: 3. David Axelrod, 2. Khayat, 1. Tvorchi
Fo Sho only 6th. But there was some kind of discussion I didn’t understand.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Athena is representing Armenia!

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

Jaagup Tuisk, Inger, Uku Suviste and Traffic are the first four qualifiers for the Eesti Laul final.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

And Shira the fifth

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  Andi

And Uudo Seep is the sixth and last finalist

Andi
Andi
7 months ago

My goodness. That’s so unfair that Kristin Husøy and Kayra are singing at the same time. Both songs are sooooo great. Kristin might be a dark horse in Norway. Wouldn’t mind if she won this. Love her and also the song. Go Kristin!

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

Everyone sung in Vidbir, now the waiting starts again. Vocals weren’t a problem, everyone sounded more or less like they should, so it will come down to the song. Tvorchi were my favourite going into this semi, but their song didn’t really come alive on stage, unfortunately. We’ll see if it will be enough, they would be my third qualifier, next to Khayat and Fo Sho, who should be safe.

Isak
Isak
7 months ago

Raylee wasn’t convincing right now in my opinion, her semi final performance was better, and she seemed to struggle with some notes tonight?

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

Khayat was very convincing, looked and sounded great, this should be the 2nd sure qualifier tonight.

percy
percy
7 months ago

Aiste’s gonna win, isn’t she?

percy
percy
7 months ago
Reply to  percy

Not that I want her to win. That’s just what I think. In fact, it’s one of the weakest songs on a very strong final.

Andi
Andi
7 months ago
Reply to  percy

I don’t think she will. She shouldn’t.

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

Jaagup Tuisk did well in Estonia, reenacting the clip and still singing quite well. I didn’t see all of his competition tonight, but from what I’ve heard, this semi seems to be at least vocally stronger than the first one. Inger, Uku Suviste and also Merilin Mälk sounded also good. Uudo Sepp surprises me. In principle he sounds good, but the song seems to be simultaneously too low and too high for him, so he struggles in the verses, when it’s very deep and in the second half of the chorus, when he’s forced into head voice, which is rather… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

Starting again with Vidbir tonight. Three songs in, Moonzoo’s “Maze” sounded live better than in the studio cut, but still a bit unfinished. I liked how they made the stage look huge just with lighting. Good club track. Fo Sho on the other hand were really convincing vocally, and the song should even be interesting for people who don’t like hip-hop, because it also includes some very intricate singing and harmonizing. I call the first sure qualifier of the evening. Elina Ivashchenko is vocally also really good, and the visual concept of her staging with the blue and the red… Read more »

Bobby Crush
Bobby Crush
7 months ago

Mello until 21:30, switch to MGP until 22:05, then switch to catch the end of Pabandom iš naujo! Marvellous! :)) Let’s get Rein and The Roop to Rotterdam!

percy
percy
7 months ago
Reply to  Bobby Crush

I agree with the roop (and ruta loop!) but I think Ulrikke should win MGP. Is it only me?

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

My prediction for tonight (see if I’m right at 22.30 tonight) (top 3 possibilities):
Lithuania: 1. The Roop, 2. Monique, 3. Monika Marija
Norway: 1. Ulrikke, 2. Raylee, 3. Rein Alexander
Armenia: 1. Athena, 2. Tokionine, 3. Vladimir

Eesti Laul qualifiers: Jaagup, Shira, Uku, Traffic, Merilin Malk / Uudo Sepp / Inger

Kim
Kim
7 months ago

Off topic but it’s now mid February, any ideas when the UK will confirm act/song? It’s gone quiet since the record label announcement last Autumn.

Bobby Crush
Bobby Crush
7 months ago
Reply to  Kim

It’d be nice to hear something, you’re right!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Well right now we’re in the middle of dealing with “Storm Dennis”. 🙁 ESC entry will probably be announced at the start of March.

Zoli
Zoli
7 months ago

Ulrikke, Tokionine and The Roop for the win! Sadly I have bad premonition for tonight…
Also fingers crossed for Jaagup, he would be my 1st if he win in Estonia.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Zoli

I’ve gotten exactly two artists I’ve wanted so win so far (Montaigne and Samanta), and unfortunately all your favorites are mine as well so I hope your premonition is off.

Stian F
Stian F
7 months ago

I am disappointed u didn’t make a reaction video to Norway semi 5, and also the national final ? its a strong line up so would have been nice to seen your reaction to it as its now complete….

Ur mummy's *
Ur mummy's *
7 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

Well they didn’t do any reaction video for the heats or semis aswell of Lithuania, they only did a reaction for 2 or 3 songs, so??? And you disapointed that they didn’t make a reaction to Norway, wait a moment, semi 5, lol, what do you want a live reaction video?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

It is their own free time they have to work with, which isn’t much. Plus it is safer to stick with interviews and reviews this year, especially after what happened with Romania’s selection last year. We wouldn’t want the reaction videos influencing the outcome of the results, would we?

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

Time to use my phone, my tablet, my TV, my Nintendo Switch and my laptop.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

LOL

Kungfrederik90
Kungfrederik90
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Me too #eurovisionaddicted

Talula
Talula
7 months ago

i’ll try to catch as much as i can, the most im interested in Khayat’ and Fo Sho’ performances from Vidbir (and Benny Cristo’ of course) then will keep my eye on Sweden and of course on three others finals, we get 3 more songs today, yay!
Monique should win tonight 🙂

First row at ESC & JESC
First row at ESC & JESC
7 months ago

I really hope that Lithuania chooses wisely. The only 2 act that could slay in Eurovision 2020 are : The Roop or Monique. I love KaYra with the song Alligator but I think my first 2 named are the top acts. Pleaaaaaase don’t send the “Schlagersong” Aiste Pilvelyte – Unbreakable.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

Ditto for Alligator. I also enjoy the Roop performance. I don’t enjoy the robot song at all.

Jessey
Jessey
7 months ago

My winners for today are norway ulrikke- Lithuania monique – Armenia athena

Aplk
Aplk
7 months ago

sadly i won’t have time to watch any of them but i hope ulrikke and the roop win,also hope iva qualifies to the finals

Nicky91
Nicky91
7 months ago

no one watch Norway, already sure Raylee has won, the queen of the youth, with youth only voting in this shady online vote

First row at ESC & JESC
First row at ESC & JESC
7 months ago
Reply to  Nicky91

I think (not hope) that Ulrikke Brandstorp – „Attention“ will win the Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2020. I want Raylee to win but that will not happen (I guess).

West
West
7 months ago

I think I’ll start with Estonia and then switch to Sweden – but also will have my eye on Vidbir to catch Khayat’s and Benny Cristo’s perfomences (yes, once more the czech representant will perfom on Vidbir and if you’re wondering it’ll be the pre-revamp version).

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  West

I want to see Benny Cristo’s performance too! And Iva from Iceland. I think I shall focus on Norway tonight because it’s the final. Mello doesn’t seem very intereting for me tonight.

La la love
La la love
7 months ago

Tbh I haven’t been paying attention at all to Lithuania’s or Armenia’s selection, and I’m disappointed with melfest semifinal 3 so I will probably watch melodi Grand Prix

Matthew
Matthew
7 months ago

The most stressful and exciting days of the year! Will prob watch Estonia’s and then Lithuania’s, Norway and Sweden i would watch after, then ukraine and iceland. Not sure where Armenia’s nf will be posted, hoping the youtube channel posts the performance the day of. Yes i watch every national final, atleast the performances anyways.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

Well Ukraine starts first right? You can watch a bit of it before moving onto the others. 😉
I think Armenia’s youtube channel is generally pretty good for getting the performances up, as is Iceland’s, so they can be watched after.

Bonny
Bonny
7 months ago

Khayat my boy! Good luck, rock the stage with your song and dance 🙂

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  Bonny

Khayat needs to win Vidbir!! Solovey as a close second tho

CoochieStank
CoochieStank
7 months ago
Reply to  Bonny

I have been waiting to hear my boy on stage for 2 damn weeks and finally it’s hereee. ???