We are now reaching the final few weeks of the national final season, and tonight sees us move to over half of this year’s songs being confirmed for Liverpool. With five shows across Europe, including two finals, it is an action-packed evening of music across the continent.

But, what to watch? Let us hopefully take some of the sting out of that decision for #YOU

🇫🇮 FINLAND – Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2023 (starts 20:00 CET)

While it feels like the songs have been out for an age now, it’s finally time to find out who will represent Finland in this year’s contest as the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu takes place at the Logomo cultural venue in Turku.

Seven songs will compete for the right to go to Liverpool and fly the blue cross, and they are;

  1. Robin Packalen – Girls Like You
  2. Kuuma – Ylivoimainen
  3. Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
  4. Keira – No Business on the Dancefloor
  5. Benjamin – Hoida mut
  6. Lxandra – Something to Lose
  7. Portion Boys – Samaa taivasta katsotaan

A combination of international juries (25%) and a Finnish televote (75%) will decide Finland’s entry for Eurovision 2023.

#YOU can watch the final of UMK 2023 LIVE from YLE’s stream HERE, and join in the discussion with other fans of UMK on our forum HERE or over on our Discord server!

🇮🇸 ICELAND – Söngvakeppnin Semi-Final 2 (starts 20:45 CET)

The second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2023 is here! Five more acts will take to the stage hoping to reach next weekend’s final;

  1. Kristín Sesselja – Óbyggðir
  2. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – OK
  3. Silja Rós & Kjalar – Ég styð þína braut
  4. Úlfar – Betri maður
  5. Sigga Ózk – Gleyma þér og dansa

Televoting alone will decide which two of the five acts will reach the final, with Icelandic viewers having the option of voting using phone or via the RÚV app.

#YOU can watch the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin LIVE from RÚV’s stream HERE, and why not join in the discussion with other Eurovision fans on our forum HERE or over on our Discord server?

🇵🇹 PORTUGAL – Festival da Canção Semi-Final 1 (starts 22:00 CET)

Another of Europe’s iconic national selection shows finally kicks off this evening, with Portugal’s Festival da Canção taking place. Ten acts are in the running in tonight’s semi-final;

  1. Moyah – Too Much Sauce
  2. Bolha – Sonhos de liberdade
  3. April Ivy – Modo voo
  4. Churky – Encruzilhada
  5. Cláudia Pascoal – Nasci Maria
  6. SAL – Viver
  7. Mimicat – Ai coração
  8. You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – Contraste mudo
  9. Neon Soho – Endless World
  10. Esse Povo – Sapatos de cimento

Five songs will qualify for the final through a combination of jury and televoting.

#YOU can check out the events in Portugal LIVE with RTP’s stream HERE, and join in the discussion with other FdC fans on our forum HERE and over on Discord!

🇸🇲 SAN MARINO – Una Voce per San Marino 2023 (starts 21:00 CET)

After a marathon week with a staggering 106 acts competing to reach the final, we now have the last competitors standing for this year’s Una Voce per San Marino. Which one will be chosen tonight?

The competing acts are;

  • Alfie Arcuri – Collide
  • Deborah Iurato – Out of Space
  • Deshedus – Non basterà
  • E.E.F. – Something For You
  • Edoardo Brogi – Due punti sull’Equatore
  • Eiffel 65 – Movie Stars
  • ELLYNORA – Mama Told Me
  • Iola – Sul Tetto del Mondo
  • Kida – Stessa pele
  • Le Deva – Fiori sur Marte
  • Lorenzo Licitra – Never Give Up
  • Mate – Prisma
  • Mayu – C’e qualcosa in me che non funziona
  • NeVRuZ – L’alieno
  • Piqued Jacks – Like an Animal
  • Ronela Hajati – Salvaje
  • Roy Paci – Tromba
  • Simone – Catching Memories
  • Thomas – 23:23
  • Tothem – Sacro e profane
  • Vina Rose – Oblivious
  • XGIOVE – Fuoco e benzina

#YOU can check out the final of Una Voce 2023 from SMRTV’s LIVE stream from 21:00 CET HERE, and also discuss the show with other San Marino enthusiasts on our forum HERE and over on Discord!

🇸🇪 SWEDEN – Melodifestivalen Heat 4 (starts 20:00 CET)

The fourth and final heat of this year’s Melodifestivalen takes place tonight, live from the Malmö Arena in, well, Malmö!

The seven acts in tonight’s heat are;

  1. Kiana – Where Did You Go
  2. Signe & Hjördis – Edelweiss
  3. Smash Into Pieces – Six Feet Under
  4. Mariette – One Day
  5. Emil Henrohn – Mera mera mera
  6. Axel Schylström – Gorgeous
  7. Loreen – Tattoo

All the talk this week has been about the return of Eurovision 2012 winner and legend Loreen, but can Mariette and Axel Schylström’s returns also prove fruitful?

#YOU can watch Melodifestivalen’s final heat tonight on SVT’s LIVE stream HERE, or join the discussion with other Melfest fans over on our forum HERE and with our Discord server!

Which show(s) will #YOU be watching this evening, and who should be chosen for Finland and San Marino? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE, on social media @ESCunited or in the comments below!

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