Over recent years national finals have become a less and less popular option for selecting the Eurovision entries, however, in 2018, we are seeing a surge in countries opting for a national final.
The list of countries that are using a national final is growing bigger by the day, with nations such as Montenegro returning to a national final after 10 years and San Marino opting for a national final for the first time. We are going to have a National Final season like never before. Week after week filled with national final goodness that will keep us all on the edge of our seats![AdSense-B]
The usual candidates, Sweden (Melodifestivalen), Malta (MESC), Denmark (DMGP), Finland (UMK), Italy (San Remo), United Kingdom (Eurovision: You Decide), to name a few. This year the national final season will be including some new competitions to select Eurovision entries, and the return of some former contests;
Serbia will bring back Beovizija.
France will be using a national final again for the first time since 2014.
San Marino will be using a national final for the first time.
Spain are bringing back Operación Triunfo – however it is not yet known whether they will use the programme to select their entrant.
So Eurofans, brace yourself for a full national final season!
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