Saturday 20 February Schedule Eurovision

It’s taken a while, but Super Saturday has arrived. After several weeks of two or three shows, we’re in the deep-end… at least by 2021 standards. Tonight fans will have half a dozen national selections to keep track of. We’ll finish the night with three more Eurovision 2021 entries to add to our Rotterdam playlist.

Here are all the details you need for 2021’s sixth Saturday of national selections. We’ll be checking in with semi-finals in Portugal, Estonia and Sweden and a finals in Finland, Norway and Spain. 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 20 February: Eurovision 2021 Selection Shows

Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2021

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 one 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 Jüri Pootsmann.

Click to Watch Eesti Laul 2021 semi-final two

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021

Grand Final

Time: 19:55 CET to 22:15 CET

Norway’s six week long selection comes to an end with tonight’s 12 act final. KEiiNO and TIX are the frontrunners, but the line-up is packed with fan favourites including IMERIKA, Raylee and Jorn. The top four will then progress to the Gold Final. Here the number will be halved, with the last two standing battling it out in the Gold Duel. The winners will be selected by viewers at home using the Melodi Grand Prix online voting app.

Click to Watch Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Grand Final

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2021

Semi-Final 3

Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET

Melodifestivalen 2021 continues with semi-final three. 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. This third semi features names like Charlotte Perrelli and Tusse.

Click to Watch Melodifestivalen 2021 semi-final three

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021

Grand Final

Time: 20:00 CET to 22:00 CET

Finland’s UMK 2021 will see seven acts take to the stage. Several have already had chart hits before the contest, including Ilta, Teflon Brothers X Pandora and Blind Channel. But only one can win. The result will be determined by a public jury split. However, the viewers at home will have 75% of the final say. Last year’s televote winner Erika Vikman will return to open the show.

Watch UMK 2021 Grand Final (with English commentary)

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Spain’s Destino Eurovisión

Grand final

Time: 22:00 CET to 23:25 CET

There was no national selection last year. But, despite internally selecting Blas Cantó once again, Spain is still going to put on a show this time around. Destino Eurovisión 2021 will let the viewers decide what song Blas should sing at Eurovision — “Memoria” and “Voy a quedarme”.

Click to watch Destino Eurovisión 2021 Grand Final

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2021

Semi-Final One

Time: 22:00 CET to 01:00 CET

Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2021 returns for yet another year. And once again it’s an eclectic mix. Tonight will see ten acts compete in the first semi. Five of these will go on to the final.

Click to Watch Festival da Canção 2021 Semi-Final One

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Which show will you watch? Let us know below.

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Colin
Colin
1 year ago

I am in a good mood because Magus melanhoolia and Tartu qualified! 🙂

Oh, yeah, and because Spain picked the right song.

Last edited 1 year ago by Colin
Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

I think you and I are actually among the rare ones here who like Tartu. 🙂

I hope that Sabrina is happy with at least some of the qualifiers / winners tonight. Hugs, Sabrina!

As for Spain, I actually like the winning song (a grower), but I see little chances of it getting out of the bottom 5, objectively speaking.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

I guess I won’t watch Eesti Laul’s final. I know all the entries and I guess we already know the top 3 and the winner. So…

Not happy with Estonia’s decisions, mixed feelings about Portugal’s, pretty fine with Finland’s, a tad disappointed but not surprised with Norway’s and Spain did the best they could have done tonight.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I actually ”lost” three of my rare 10/10 ratings tonight – KEiiNO, Osrk and Ilta. They will, along with Gebrasy, probably form my very top of NF songs.
Still, I am okay with all three of the winning songs tonight. If Dark Side and Fallen Angel came as internal choices, I would likely be happy. The comparison made me tad disappointed, but fine.
Haven’t watched Portugal or Sweden yet, so I’ll probably do it tomorrow.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

I still have Melfest to watch, but I think we haven’t missed much… KEiiNO and Oskr were serious contenders to my top 3, so now I have some open spots there.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’m not so sure that Karetus will win, but I would love it, because it’s my favorite for now.

Good night, Tibor! I won’t wish you to sleep with the angels (is this an universal expression or just a Brazilian one?) because it seems each angel carries 4 demons by golden chains these days.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

I was expecting to lose “Girassol”, but “Claro Como Água” was also a victim. At least “Saudade” is still alive and kicking.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

“Voy a quedarme” won? He’s singing it again, but I don’t know if he’s been singing the two songs for 2 hours already.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Yeah, it won. At least they picked the one that doesn’t annoy me. Gracias, España!

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

What’s the colour of the Portuguese lady presenter’s gown called?

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

I was thinking dark copper.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

Bronze sounds good.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Spanish show is terrible. Super boring.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

I feel like Blas is having a super time (and that’s the most important), but it is padding upon padding upon padding. Wasn’t it supposed to be over by 23.25? Not even a sign of ending…

Mircs
Mircs
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

It lasts a bit long but that “Amar pelos dois”-cover was beautiful!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

I must confess I totally forgot Spain is announcing their song tonight.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I hope so. The worst thing they can do now is to make me wait for so long and give me the song I don’t want.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

I would only replace IAN with Sara (though her vocals weren’t that good) or The Black Mamba.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago

Those three are my favourites too.

Rúben
Rúben
1 year ago

Mema disapointed me so much

Rúben
Rúben
1 year ago
Reply to  Rúben

it was my biggets disapointment, i dont thing she sang well

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

All my solidarity to the Portuguese hosts that, if the schedule is right, will have to fill more than an hour and a half of live TV before the results of the semifinal finally get announced.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

puhhh, so I need to leave you and will see the result tomorrow.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I also don’t remember the semis taking that long. But I checked RTP’s site and it’s actually scheduled to finish 0:30 CET. So, they just have an hour to kill now…

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

🙂 Thanks for tonight Tibor and Sabrina.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

Next week we have more. 🙂 It will be a way more peaceful night though. Slovenia’s song, Melfest semi (hopefully a good one this time) and Portugal Part II.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Really? I think it was hideous haha And I really have a problem with her voice.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I think it was part of the show, because I wasn’t seeing that belly before. Maybe I was focusing too much on what’s going on her back though. 😛

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

That hairdo or the spiky back, she had to pick one. 😛

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Anxiously waiting Tibor’s opinion on IAN’s look.

Last edited 1 year ago by Sabrina
Mircs
Mircs
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Same! Hahaha that Performance was strange!

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

terrible

Mircs
Mircs
1 year ago

Oh, he looked a little distracted at some points. And I‘m not keen about that rose-moment which gave a Deja Vu to Aleeksev. But it was good overall, wasn‘t it?

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Mircs

Romeu needs to connect with the camera, maybe he was nervous. I would say it can be improved with more neon to illuminate the stage. And the caretos (the masked men, part of the Portuguese Carnival) could come to dance earlier. All things considered, I still believe this is the entry with the biggest potential.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I agree totally – the masked men need to come earlier – I loved that part very much.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Mircs

For some reasons the singers don’t get good outfits, I don’t like his jacket and the red carnation thing – I don’t know hm…

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
1 year ago

Saudade is what we really need from Portugal seriously

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  KarmaLeon

Very Portuguese and very modern at the same time.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The singer needs a little bit more expression, doesn’t he? I mean in his face and with his movements.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

Maybe it was nerves? I would probably cut the rose thing. Not just because of Aleeksev, but also because the whole “I’ll have to take my rose and offer to the camera and I have to be cool about it otherwise my arm can start shaking” thing probably wasn’t helping him. Let he focus on his singing and bring the caretos to the center of the stage.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago

Just listen to the music and don’t look onto the outfits, hihihi

Rúben
Rúben
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

billie eilish inspired maybe

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

It was indeed.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

You do you, Norway

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

He really looks and dresses as someone you would find in a cool hipster place in Brazil.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Well, it’s a bittersweet night for me. I like the entries of Finland and Norway, but both would be like my 3rd or 4th choice. They probably lost the chance to get top my top 10.

Though I think the Finnish choice was very wise in terms of strategy. Blind Channel will play on a separated league in Eurovision, they’ll qualify this time. No idea how Norway will do with TIX.

Mircs
Mircs
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I agree. It just shows how strong the MGP and UMK have been. But we can be thankful for all the great songs we could listen to and get to know.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Mircs

Exactly! Great finals come with some mandatory mourning, because good songs and artists will be missed.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Like I said, I could pick at least four songs from what we heard in UMK tonight that would all be more than suitable Eurovision entries. I was always going to be a little disappointed bc obviously not all of my favorites are going to win!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

She was my favorite along with KEiiNO. I lost part of her performance, so I can’t say if something went wrong. It was a strong final though and the same can be said about UMK’s. Finland and Norway did great this year, hopefully it will pay off when Eurovision comes.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Nothing went wrong.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

In my opinion Norway missed a big opportunity with not sending Keiino 🙁

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

They may regret their decision. But TIX is very popular there, his fans aren’t probably worried about his result in Eurovision.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

That’s why he won. And I have lost one of my favourite entries so far.

zoliszekely
zoliszekely
1 year ago

Keiino was my favourite but TIX was my 2nd so I’m happy.
Hope that he will sing in norvegian in the contest.

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago

I do think it’s a tiny little bit funny that KEiiNO, who said that jury voting should be abolished because they ranked them low in Eurovision were defeated in televoting though not gonna lie. But I’m really not a huge fan of the song that won, I’m sorry.

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago
Reply to  myoozik

And look, I’m really not trying to be mean but that is EXACTLY why you don’t do 100% televoting. Because they favor the person with the best “image” or who has the most fans.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago

I love the song, he performed it very well, and I think the staging fits it and him.

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

ok, let’s do this 😉

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

It is a shirt with sunflowers

Anita
Anita
1 year ago
Reply to  Anita

Agreed. Hipster H&M hahaha.

Marc
Marc
1 year ago

I loved seeing how much it meant to Tix when he won. His song is a grower and is a definite qualifier for ESC. I’m not a fan of the staging but that can be changed easily. Well done Tix!

Idksmth
1 year ago

Well Tix has won…
Easily my last place probably of the whole contest because I dislike the song a lot and the performance leaves me cold which isn’t a good start. Also given the fact that it won over a potential Eurovision winner is gonna make me even sadder.
Anyway good luck to Norway and Tix. I hope people won’t be sending him any death threats or anything like that but I’m not gonna send my vote to this I’m afraid.

Last edited 1 year ago by Idksmth
Anita
Anita
1 year ago

It is damned bitter that Keiino didn’t win. But the Norwegians decided. We have to accept it.

Last edited 1 year ago by Anita
Szabi
Szabi
1 year ago

well, someone has to be in the last place in May. It will be Norway this time

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago
Reply to  Szabi

I mean, it’s not like that has never happened before lmao (I’m sorry for being a sore loser haha I don’t think he will be last)

Bella
Bella
1 year ago
Reply to  Szabi

It seems that Germany or UK will not be last after all! LOL

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago

Sad about KEIINO but congrats to TIX and good luck!

Kantele
Kantele
1 year ago

If I’m honest, I’m a bit sad to not see Keiino again on Eurovision, but a big congrats to TIX! He won fair and square.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kantele
Balint
Balint
1 year ago

TIX won! While I preferred KEiiNO, I hope no one will hate on TIX. He won fair and square, let’s not take it away from him.

EuroNerd
EuroNerd
1 year ago
Reply to  Balint

i’m scared that he will get the same response as aksel had last year when he won…

Balint
Balint
1 year ago
Reply to  EuroNerd

That’s also what I’m afraid of, and I hope that it won’t happen. No one deserves that kind of hate.

Bella
Bella
1 year ago

Norway will be NQ.
That’s pity because they had amazing songs…

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  Bella

Bruh he literally has the best song in the first semi right now.

EuroNerd
EuroNerd
1 year ago

I’M SO HAPPY TIX WON

Jenny
Jenny
1 year ago

Yo Tix won!!!

Jenny
Jenny
1 year ago
Reply to  Jenny

He is really loved by the Norway public, well done and well deserved!

Bella
Bella
1 year ago

Tix with that staging will be NQ…

Last edited 1 year ago by Bella
KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
1 year ago
Reply to  Bella

He will definitly change that 😉 the song is cool

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
1 year ago

Tix has won guys !

Kantele
Kantele
1 year ago

Oooh, it’s a close one

Bella
Bella
1 year ago

I can’t believe that Tix will win…The worst!

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

KEiiNO would possibly be my overall winners so far, BUT, I am *really* warming up to TIX as well. Really good performance and a really nice song. 🙂

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
1 year ago

Ulrike should have participated with this song !

Anita
Anita
1 year ago

Festival da Cancao – WONDERFUL MUSIC!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Beautiful performance by Valéria in Portugal.!

Rúben
Rúben
1 year ago

Festival da canção has started

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago

Please Keiino win this!!!!!!!!

Mircs
Mircs
1 year ago

I‘m sooo satisfied tonight. Either choice for Norway will be great!

Anita
Anita
1 year ago

KEiiNO, KEiiNO, KEiiNO – Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssee!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

How do i vote in mgp?

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

u have to make an NRK account

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago
Reply to  Thanos

and then go to nrk.no/stem

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

You have to make an account on nrk.no (“log in”) and then go to “stemme her”, but I think voting is over

Kantele
Kantele
1 year ago
Reply to  myoozik

No, not yet

Kantele
Kantele
1 year ago
Reply to  Kantele

Here you can vote: https://www.nrk.no/stem/mgp/#/
You have to create an account tho

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Thanks guys I did it 🙂 Norwegian is pretty easy to understand.

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Yeah if you speak something like Dutch and German it’s actually possible to understand haha

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Yeah, unfortunately the show won’t be there. Nice to see Bernardo as a commenter on Youtube though.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Had you tried RTP internacional too? https://www.rtp.pt/play/direto/rtpinternacional It’s working here.

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago

Come on KEiiNO!!

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Aksel too

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Aksel didn’t win?

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  myoozik

He did not

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Yeah, that’s why he didn’t defend his ticket as OP was saying

myoozik
myoozik
1 year ago

They were in 2019, not last year

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Come on Keiino!

EuroNerd
EuroNerd
1 year ago

I really hope tix will win !!!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  EuroNerd

Saaame

Jenny
Jenny
1 year ago
Reply to  EuroNerd

Same