It is going to be another busy Saturday evening for Eurovision Fans. While there are no Final shows scheduled, four countries are going to broadcast a Semi Final. Romania, Hungary, Sweden & Estonia are all going to cut several songs during the search for their next representative. In order to help you to choose the right NF for you, we broke down the 4 shows for you:
Romania – 20:00 CET
16 songs will compete in tonight’s Semi Final. This is the first out of two Semis and at the end of the show six of these songs will move on to the Final so a whooping 10 songs will be eliminated. If you decide to watch the show, all you have to do is click HERE
Why you should watch: This is the Semi with the highest number of participanst so if you want to enjoy a lot of music, this is the show for you. Also two former ESC representatives are in the running: Luminita Anghel (Romania 2005) and Natalia Barbu (Molodva 2007)
Sweden – 20:00 CET
This is the 4th and final Melodifestivalen Semi Final. Next week we’ll have the Second chance (Andra chansen) round though after tonight we’ll know all the songs. The Swedish public (no juries) will have the chance to vote for 8 songs and at the end of the night, the two songs with the highest number of votes will directly qualify for the Final while 2 additional songs will get a second chance next week. You can watch the show online HERE
Why you should watch: Melodifestivalen is probably the most popular NF show of them all and the high production level makes it a very entertaining show to watch. The show is very time efficient and is only 1 1/2 hours long. Plus if you are in a nostalgic mood, the Army of Lovers are taking part.
Hungary – 20:15 CET
After 3 qualification rounds, we are finally entering the Semi Final Stage. The first Semi is packed with 9 great songs. The jury and televoters will pick two songs each to move on to the Finals. You can watch the show online HERE
Why you should watch: In this Semi televoting will be available in every country in the world as well as SMS voting so you can be part of the decision making process. In addition, Szilvia Péter-Szabó, who was the lead singer of NOX (2005 representative) is going to be a special guest.
Estonia – 20:35 CET
Esti Laul Semi Final 2 takes place tonight and 10 acts are fighting over the five prestigious Final spots. A jury panel and the televoters will pick the qualifiers. Just follow the link HERE to watch the show.
Why you should watch: Because it’s a damn good show.
Let us know which show you’re going to watch. Or are you planning on switching back and forth between shows?