Eurovision March 6 2021

The end is nigh. We’ve reached the penultimate Saturday of national final season, and it’s a busy one. Tonight fans will have five shows to choose from and we’ll finish the night with four more Eurovision 2021 entries to add to our Rotterdam playlist.

Here are all the details you need for 2021’s eighth Saturday of national selections. We’ll be checking in with Sweden’s andra chansen and finals in Portugal, Estonia, Italy and Denmark. 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 6 March: Eurovision 2021 Selection Shows

Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2021

Grand Final

Time: 18:30 CET to 20:00 CET and 20:30 CET to 21:45 CET

After one week off,Eesti Laul 2021 concludes tonight. The 12 act final is filled with familiar faces, including recent winners Jüri Pootsmann, Uku Suviste and Koit Toome. The final result will be determined across two rounds of voting. The first will see three songs sent to the superfinal through a combination of jury and public vote. The second round of televotes alone will determine the winner

Click to watch the Eesti Laul 2021 final.

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Denmark’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix

Grand Final

Time: 20:00 CET to 21:45 CET

While much of the discourse leading up to the Danish final was on the fate of last year’s winners Ben & Tan, this evening all eyes will be on the eight new hopefuls. The slimmed-down final hasn’t managed to generate as much buzz as other years, but there are a few fan favourites in the mix.

Watch Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2021

Andra chansen

Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET

Melodifestivalen 2021 is fast approaching the business end of things. But before next week’s final, there’s andra chansen or the second chance round. Here, all the third and fourth place finishers from the semi-finals will battle it out for the last four grand final spots. The eight acts have been split into four duels — Alvaro Estrella and Lillasyster, Frida Green and Paul Rey, Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos and Clara Klingenström and Klara Hammarström and Efraim Leo. The winners of each duel will join the eight direct qualifiers in next Saturday’s show.

Click to Watch Melodifestivalen 2021 andra chansen

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Italy’s Sanremo 2021

Fifth evening: The final

Time: 20:45 CET to 01:30 CET (approximate end time)

It’s been rumbling along in blocs of five hours or more since Tuesday. And tonight is the night that Italy’s premier music festival reaches its climax. Heading into the last show, Ermal Meta is the provisional leader. However, past contests have shown that everything can change before the end result is announced. Unlike other shows on the Eurovision calendar, the Sanremo winner won’t necessarily go to Eurovision — they simply have the right to first refusal. However, since 2015, the Sanremo champion has only passed on the opportunity once.

Watch Sanremo 2021 on RAIPlay.

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2021

Grand Final

Time: 22:00 CET to 01:45 CET

After two semi-finals, Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2021 wraps things up with a final hosted by Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim. Ten acts will perform — five qualifiers from semi-final one and five from semi-two. As with the earlier rounds, a 50/50 voting system will determine the results. However, rather than a single jury, there will be seven regional panels. Furthermore, in case of a tie, the public will have the final say. The juries had the power during the semis.

Click to Watch Festival da Canção 2021 Grand Final

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

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Chris
Chris
4 months ago

When they are going to release the full results? I am wondering why Irama wasn’t in the top 3…

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Irama was probably 3rd or 4th with the televote. Francesca and Fedez won the whole thing and Colapesce and Dimartino also had more votes than him (don’t ask me why), since they were behind. And then there was also Maneskin.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

I guess I’d pick some other songs ahead, but this is still good. As predicted, the best song today. 🙂

Too bad there’s nothing I was previously passionate about that won this NF season. Dotter is my last chance, but we all know it’s gonna be Tusse… 🙁

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Next Saturday will be on the same side, Colin. Which probably means that we’ll lose together, but hey… better than lose alone. 😀

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

That it is. 🙂

At least I have Voila. 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Chris
Chris
4 months ago

So for everyone who is interested, if Maneskin decides not going to Eurovision, Rai can choose whoever they want for Eurovision… There is still hope for Irama…

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Not that there aren’t plenty of good options (it is Sanremo, after all), but I hope Måneskin say yes. I loved their performance.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Now that’s how you do an encore winner performance.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

A very nice end to the evening! It seemed like everyone was getting a prize but I’m pleased Maneskin got the overall win – I think they’ll be great in Eurovision!

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago

Oh, come on … 🙂
Congrats, I guess, but this very classic hard rock is also not for me. Now the question is: Do they accept the ticket to Eurovision?

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Still a chance for Francesca & Fedez. Wouldn’t be the first time for her. 🙂

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

OMG Maneskin??? Disappointed about Irama but very very happy about this choice, my spirits are lifted

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

A happy ending for Ashton after all and more good news for me!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

OMG! It’s ROCK for Italy!!!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Fantastico! Can’t wait to listen! It’s Italy, so it’s probably good.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe
Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

That is WONDERFUL! I hope they say yes, because man oh man I would LOVE to see that at Eurovision. They would shoot right up into my top five.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

If we get both them and Blind Channel in the final it’ll be the best year for rock at Eurovision since 2007.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Same here, they would be in my top 5 already. But I admit I’m biased, I’m their fan for a while.

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

We have the first favorite for the Win this year!!! Finally!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Maneskin! YAY!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

They win? We getting some rock for Italy?

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

They won, but let’s wait to say if they want to do Eurovision. I hope the mystery doesn’t take too long. I bet they’ll.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

3rd place to Ermal…

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

So, one guaranteed comeback down, one possible comeback to go

kir
kir
4 months ago

off-top fun fact: just found out Ermal and Eleni were born in the same place in Albania

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Yeah, that got brought up a lot back in 2018.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

Well, all 3 superfinalists in Sanremo would indeed be the best winners of this night. I am glad I didn’t make my Sanremo ranking yet, cause I’d probably be more disappointed than I am.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Some critical award to Willie Peyote, one from the press room to Colapesce e Dimartino, another for best lyrics to Madame and finally one for best musical composition to Ermal.

Joey
Joey
4 months ago

Can anyone explain the superfinal to me? I was looking at the scores from the other nights and Ermal basically won each time. Wikipedia makes it look like the other nights scores will be averaged together….so can the other two even win at this point? I feel like I’m missing something.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Joey

I think it’s the final televote results

Joey
Joey
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Okay, that would make more sense to me.

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Joey

I really couldn’t tell you, Sanremo is complicated maths. At some point they announce someone and I just go along. 😉

Joey
Joey
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Lmao! Same, every year. It’s like endless chaos, where I have no idea what’s happening, but I can’t stop watching.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joey

The final round starts the whole voting from the scratch. 1/3 of the power to the televote, 1/3 to the press room and 1/3 to the demoscopic jury, which is a group of Italians trying to reflect how the population would be divided (sort like a political poll).

Joey
Joey
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Ah! Okay, that makes even more sense then. Thank you!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

and so Irama is not chosen. that just caps off a really disappointing night

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Poor Ashton. Hugs

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Let’s be real, it would be almost impossible for anyone to win Sanremo just with a rehearsal tape to show. 5th place was already very impressive.

ingihansen
ingihansen
4 months ago

I turned up the volume because I couldn’t hear what they were saying, then remembered I don’t speak italian

kir
kir
4 months ago

Rooting for Maneskin

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

Omg Irama didn’t pass….

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Ooo that’s an exciting top 3 from Italy. 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Sanremo it’s between Ermal, Francesca and Fedez (they made it!) and Maneskin.

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

That’s what I call a choice.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I guess you’re all for Ermal?

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

No, I’m for Francesca & Fedez.
The other two are take it or leave it for me.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I did expect that answer. I agree and would love to see Francesca & Fedez winning. 🙂

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Good options all, from what I’ve seen.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Will it be rock? :O

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Justice for PTN!

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

That was not the same kind of rock. If I’d call PTN rock at all. I wouldn’t. Your comparisons are completely throwing me off tonight. 😀

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I thought they were rock! Not the same kind, but rock.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Imagine if Ermal and Maneskin come first and second and say no and Francesca once again swoops in

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I can see Ermal doing it, but not Maneskin. In any case, nobody says RAI has to go in order of qualification, right? As far as I know, if the winner says no, they can ask anybody else, or has it changed?

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Maybe I’m just thinking that because Francesca was, in fact, the runner-up in 2016?

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I guess it’s common cortesy. In the current situation for example, I guess they’ll go with the order, since F&F and Maneskin sound like good acts for Eurovision.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

If it was arbitrary, they got lucky, since “No Degree of Separation” was, in fact, a very Eurovision-friendly song (should’ve done better if you ask me).

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago

And still great music at this hour in Sanremo. First the terribly underrated Aiello who closes the competition, now Gaudiano. That revives my spirits. 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Gaudiano was great, but Aiello’s live vocals are horrible.

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I emphatically disagree. 🙂 He hits his notes. He has just a very peculiar technique and a very unique vocal tone.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

In other words, he screams like he wants to punch us with his voice. 😛

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

No, it’s more like a tempest he unleashes. 😛

Last edited 4 months ago by Tibor
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I have an umbrella against his charms then!

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

And I like to get soaked. 🙂

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

I think I just realized: the reason I’m so unconcerned about Italy in spite of having not heard the entries is because…it’s Italy. They can’t pick wrong. If it wins Sanremo, it’s gonna be good. Haven’t disliked a single Italian entry since I started following Eurovision, and I doubt that’s going to change no matter what it is.

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Even that 2014 mess?

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

That’s the worst entry they’ve sent since coming back and I still liked it!

Jeff USA
Jeff USA
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

That’s how I am too. I normally don’t follow San Remo that closely because I’ve genuinely liked all the songs they’ve sent in the last decade so I just let them do their thing even if the favorites don’t win.

Jeff USA
Jeff USA
4 months ago

What time is San Remo going to end? I’m in the central United States so it’s 7 pm here and I was shocked to see San Remo still going. It has to be like 2 am in Italy which is very late to me to still be going on.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeff USA

Almost 8 over here in Saratoga

Jeff USA
Jeff USA
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Nice and warm there I bet I’m in Wisconsin

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeff USA

Oh no, it’s freezing!

Jeff USA
Jeff USA
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Wait I’m embarrassed I got my towns mixed up smh ?????

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeff USA

Lol, no worries. It will be getting into the high 50s a couple days next week but then it’ll be snowing because it doesn’t get warm in Saratoga until like June.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Gosh, are you still using Farenheit over there? 😛

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Yeah yeah yeah, we’re stupid Americans and we’re stuck with farenheit

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Geez, it looks like Italy are going for an all-night festival. 😀

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Breaking news: the televote is closed in Italy. It’s 1:50am there.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Holy crap.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Once again, really glad I’m watching it after the fact.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Meanwhile, Italy brings out Fasma. That terrible mic effect and those four chords. 🙁
Also; breathe, don’t hyperventilate! Otherwise well done. 🙂

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

That autotune-effect is a way too strong. Absolutely distracting, but the orchestra did a great job. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

I miss the live orchestra at Eurovision.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It would be a nice idea to bring it back at an annual event in the future like in 5 years (70th ESC). I mean – why not?

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Also remembering Francesco with the Alé-Orchestra. That would have been epic and more impactful if it has made it that way to the contest.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I defy anyone to be able to sing that song with that speed and intensity and not need to take a breathe like he does! It is a down side of the song rather than his performance I think. I’m still loving the rock / rap mix, it is very well done.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Yeah probably. The song got what it deserved though.

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago

For me it’s obvious, that there’s a demographic problem in the televote. We’ve seen it in Estonia and now we see it in Portugal. The young people are listening to completely different songs on Spotify, but the older generation is picking up the phone and votes in the contest. I guess, that’s good news for Ermal Meta, if the trend continues.

Last edited 4 months ago by Tibor
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

The solution would be online voting. But that would bring another problem: people all around the world voting with a VPN.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I suppose the younger generation can’t afford to pay for voting. Or, they don’t care enough about Eurovision? Speculation, of course

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

That was actually the main reason why Germany skipped their NF after 2019. It makes sense, I think the way how Sweden calculates the votes is more appropriate.

matte
matte
4 months ago

Well, I really hope that at least Italy will save today’s evening!

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  matte

The good news is that they have at least 15 options that would easily be the best songs of the evening. It’s not a high bar, though.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

What if they pick Bugo, Ghemon or Gio Evan? 😀

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Eh… at least Gio Evan’s lyrics are nice. 🙂
But yeah, nothing would surprise me today. 🙁

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Ghemon isn’t bad.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  matte

“Today’s evening”?

matte
matte
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Some of us concentrate on the songs so much that forget it’s after midnight already 🙂

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

What makes these historic choices more infuriating is that their obvious subsequent non-qualifications will make Portugal and Denmark think that the language is what killed it. Same logic as with France last year. Thus, this might be the last time they do so in a long time.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Obvious is a big word, no? We’ve got a lot of SF2 entries to go.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Let’s put it as – highly likely. 😉

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Yeah, but someone will qualify, if everyone makes strange choices.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Put it this way: I feel more certain that The Black Mamba has a fighting chance at the final than I did about either Elisa or Conan Osiris. Which isn’t saying much, but still.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Lithuania, Finland, Serbia (I don’t like it, but people inexplicably seem to go for it), Cyprus (equally televote bait), Czech Republic, Romania, likely some not yet published internal choices by talented artists.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

About the only songs I feel 100% certain are going to qualify as of now are Lithuania in SF1 and Finland in SF2. I call the rest in the air until we hear the other entries.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Denmark will make it to the final – you heard it here first!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Wouldn’t mind you being right, but that one I’m definitely not calling in favor of or against until Eurovision itself.

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Portugal is a surefire qualifier this year

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

I wouldn’t call them surefire qualifiers or surefire non-qualifiers. They’re a legit 50-50 shot if you ask me (although that’s true of all of them, in a literal sense).

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

On the other hand, this is a style that we won’t found in any other entry in Eurovision. Both Carolina and Neev would face ballads from fan favorites like Victoria and Gjon’s Tears.

I still think it will be complicated, but the Portuguese viewers already went for it in an unexpected fashion, so…

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Yes, but I’d rather have four HQ ballads, than a plodding song like this. Sorry… 🙁

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I don’t think it’s that bad, but you know I’m shocked too. They would be my 6th or 7th option. My point is that at least they play in a separated league. If it will be enough, I don’t know.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Hey, good choice Portugal! Eesti Laul denied us some Britpop-inspired realness so I’m glad Black Mamba’s filling the void. Sorry it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

What kind of brit pop would that be? 😀
Oh sorry, misread, but it’s late.

Last edited 4 months ago by Tibor
Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Again, sort of one of the slower songs. This, particularly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPPi2D6GK7A&ab_channel=OasisVEVO

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Sure, I hear this too. But, when compared to 3 or 4 other songs in the Portugal final, this choice looks… bizarre. Anyhow, I suppose, welcome to Eurovision, The Black Mamba.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Maybe if I go back and listen to the other FdC songs, I’ll agree.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

well, every single country chose wrong, so I’m scared for what Italy will send. I just…I don’t understand this, Portugal. I’m at a loss for words. tonight’s finals suddenly made semi final 2 a whole lot weaker compared to semi final 1.

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Just imagine Iceland, Switzerland and Greece presenting mediocre songs next week

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I thought every song in FdC was supposed to be good and even people’s last place would still be a good choice? That’s what people were saying around here. Boy, I’m happier than ever that I haven’t actually been doing that good a job of keeping up with the NFs. I’m listening to the winners with fresh ears and don’t have anything to compare them to.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Sure, FdC is generally strong, but The Black Mamba was my 18th of 20 and I never thought they even had a chance. Too bad that the only major upset of this NF season benefits such a weak song.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I like it, but everyone’s entitled to their opinion, of course. Maybe I should’ve paid more attention, since NEEV was the only act I was aware of being a heavy favorite.

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

To be fair Italy has like 10 choices, everyone I know has different opinions about who is his best. From Irama to Madame to Fransesca to Ermal, the fans are divided so whoever wins, many will be disappointed. On the other hand Estonia had like 1 good choice and many mediocre songs… They chose the mediocre everone is dissapointed. In italy they will still choose a decent song.

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago

Had the juries not snubbed Neev.
Congrats to The Black Mamba, but this is a difficult choice.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Neev would have been a respectable winner, that’s for sure. But I’m happy for him, that he won the public vote.

Tibor
Tibor
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

Me too, but Carolina Deslandes would have been the easier choice for Eurovision, I’m afraid.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

Portugal – shocked and disappointed. Such a plodding, boring song. Sorry, Portugal, but this might be even less of a my choice than Estonia. Now Italy is the only country which could possibly help this evening. 🙁

The only thing that’s actually an unusual trivia is that Denmark is going to compete with Danish and Portugal with English. If I was passionate towards either song, I’d even be invested.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I like them both. I feel like I’m going insane since nobody seems that pumped about the winners tonight but I’ve been liking all of them (although no, Uku wasn’t my favorite in Eesti Laul, but there weren’t many bad choices there).

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

I sense a meltdown coming on….

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

The post about their victory will attract hate from a lot of different tribes…

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFF IS THIS result Portugal????

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Ahahaha! OMG, that’s a funny shocker

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

Black Mamba woooooon!!!!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

I’m shocked!

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

To be honest i was supporting it from the beggining. I was between that and Saudade. And then Saudade had a bad staging….

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Well, the staging for “Saudade” improved a lot tonight. But what really shocks me is that I haven’t seen may Portuguese people online talking about them.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

That good? Bad? Still haven’t heard the songs

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I kinda like it, but it wouldn’t be in my top 5. The only person I saw picking it as a winner is Robyn, so imagine New Zealand is partying right now. 😛

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Listening to the clip on YouTube now – I actually am digging it!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

It’s cool. It’s a little… Simply Red, maybe? But I doubt the fandom will receive it well…

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The fandom damn near never likes the Portuguese entries, it seems. “Amar pelos dois” was a grower too.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

I didn’t see that coming

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Juries: 1) Deslandes, 2) The Black Mamba, 3) Sara, 4) EU.CLIDES, 5) Joana, 6) Neev, 7) Karetus, 8) Valéria. I can’t imagine Carolina losing this anymore.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Only The Black Mamba still can beat her. It would be the most surprising result ever.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

They basically cleared the way for Carolina to easily win. There’s no chance for The Black Mamba, Joana or Sara to win the televote and all of other ”popular choices” are too low to catch up.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Well, Sara was supposed to be a jury favorite from the start. Joana also seems like a jury-bait. But I can’t explain The Black Mamba doing that well.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

I love the jury from Açores (12 to Sara, 10 to Karetus, 8 to Carolina, 7 to Neev). You’re my people.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

Portuguese juries are not serious, right?

I am handling it better with Random’s song playing simultaneously.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

FdC will finally proceed to the regional juries. If their Internet connection helps.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I didn’t expect that the juries will favor The Black Mamba that much.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

I’m also surprised. Was expecting more love for Valéria too.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

True! I’m curious how the publics vote will look like. There’s a lot unexpected here. 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

4 of 7 regions in, Carolina, The Black Mamba and Joana fighting for the first place, Neev and Karetus aren’t doing well so far.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Ohhh, Annalisa really performed to win this tonight. I also loved the pieces to camera; great filming.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

I’ll be quite happy if Annalisa wins tonight. This was very good!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Unfortunately, I don’t think the press room would let this happen. But a top 3 is still very possible.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Almost 1am in Italy, still 8 artists to perform.

Meanwhile in Portugal, sometimes it feels they aren’t even thinking on starting counting votes yet.

Last edited 4 months ago by Sabrina
Rúben
Rúben
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The voting lines are closed now, let’s wait

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Rúben

I guess after the break they’ll finally show the regional juries’ votes.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I mean, in Italy, a host just pretended to theatrically fake-punch the other host. And now they’re advertising football kits. This is Sanremo. 😀

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

They were actually a gift from Ibrahimovic, but… yeah, everytime we think the show is flowing well, they find a reason to interrupt! 😀

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Only 1 hour 30 minutes to go… ahaha

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Madame is spetacular.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

So different. But, unfortunately, that mic effect probably won’t be permitted at ESC.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

But do you think without the effect the performance would lose much? I think both her and Fasma would do fine with them.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The vocal would sound totally different without the mic effect, so my advice would be for Italy to proceed with caution – make sure the vocal sounds just as good without it.

Last edited 4 months ago by Purple Mask
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

That’s true. Since Sanremo is the first time I’m watching her performing live, I can’t say if she can pull it off without effects.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Fantastic performance. Deserving of a much better outcome than it has had so far.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I hope she can still make to the top 10 after the televote, but it’ll be complicated.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Madame is unique, dramatic and interesting. She’d certainly bring something totally new to ESC.
Seeing so many Sanremo performers changing their costumes makes me wonder – why doesn’t it ever happen on ESC? I don’t think I’ve ever saw a contestant changing their outfit from semi to finals. Is it contractual or just considered too risky?

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

That’s a good question. Maybe people don’t want to risk the new outfit not looking perfect with the lighting. It would be a nice way to shake things up from semi to final.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

Anybody else getting Kula Shaker vibes from the Maneskin guitarist? Apologies if it is too niche a reference!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Tattva slaps

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Italy : Well done Arisa. That was a wonderful performance. 🙂

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Who do you think will be selected in top 3? It’s hard to predict, as there’s barely any cross between jury favorites, press votes and streaming numbers. It will be tense.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

The same here: I have no idea. Best of luck to them all. x

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The lyrics are beautiful (veeeeeery dramatic, it would be at home in FiK!), I recommend that you look for a translation.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Arisa would seriously bring it if she got to Eurovision. Rooting for her!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

She’s the one who really wants to do Eurovision, right? I don’t think the fandom would have a good first reaction if she gets the ticket, but Diodato was severely underrated when he won Sanremo and now many fans appreciate him.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

Meanwhile, I managed to watch the results of AC on SVT without spoiling them before! And… I got 2/4. That’s okay. 🙂

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Which 2/4 didn’t make it?

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

The winners are:

  • Alvaro (I rooted for Lilasyster)
  • Paul Rey (I rooted for him)
  • Clara K. (I rooted for Eva & Ewa)
  • Klara H. (I rooted for her)

Just to add that I find neither Lilasyster or Alvaro great and Clara’s song is growing on me.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I will miss Eva&Ewa in the final. 🙁

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

Me too. Such energy and happiness. I hope that if I live to my 70s, I’m as half as lively as them. 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Lilasyster vs. Alvaro was the weakest battle in my opinion. Neither of them really give me something. I had some struggles with Clara after her first live performance, but she improved from last time. I wouln’t have been mad if Efraim did went through though. I found him quite charming.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mircs
Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

I liked Efraim quite more than both songs in duel 1 as well, TBH…

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

If we could change Alvaro with Eva & Ewa, it would be perfect.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Did somebody already start a petition? Alvaro is so likeable, but that song …

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Now that would be a perfect result, song-wise.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I am not sure I understand this argument. The criticism thrown at Alvaro is that it is a bit of a joke song. And the plan is to replace him with Ewa and Eva…..?

Last edited 4 months ago by Kosey
Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

My criticism towards Alvaro’s song isn’t that it’s a joke song. It’s that it’s too safe to be a joke act and too silly to be a song to be taken seriously. Eva & Ewa are straight-forward joke act who manage to make me laugh in an intended way. I’m fairly sure that the authors of Alvaro’s song didn’t *want* me to dissect how bad the grammar is. They were probably counting on most viewers not knowing Spanish (well, the joke’s on them). 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

You might have a point. If Klara had missed out then perhaps I would agree more, but Ewa and Eva’s song is so bad, I would much rather have a bad attempt at a respectable song rather than no attempt at all. But I guess tastes differ.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

That’s true. Sometimes songs of a similar style don’t have the same effect on the same person. Sometimes, the details prevail. I like how energetic Eva & Ewa are. If Rena rama ding dong was performed by someone else and it didn’t go with this performance, I’m not sure would it fare *this well* on my list. I’d probably still like it, but perhaps not this much. There are better composed humorous songs.

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin