ESC 2020 – Selezioni Nazionali – 1ª Semi-Finale


images

La selezione dei partecipanti all’Eurovision Song Contest spetta alle emittenti televisive competenti dei singoli stati. A loro spetta la scelta del metodo di selezione: una selezione interna (quindi cantante e/o brano vengono scelti dall’emittente stessa), come accade solitamente per San Marino o Australia, oppure può organizzare un festival musicale (il pubblico sceglie un vincitore che viene invitato a partecipare all’Eurovision Song Contest), come accade in Norvegia (Norsk Melodi Grand Prix), Svezia (Melodifestivalen), Italia (Festival di Sanremo), Grecia (Ellinikós Telikós) e molti altri. Il vincitore dell’eventuale festival però non è obbligato a partecipare all’Eurovision Song Contest né tanto meno è obbligato ad esibirsi con la canzone vincitrice, ad esempio Iva Zanicchi ha vinto il Festival di Sanremo nel 1969, in coppia con Bobby Solo, con la canzone “Zingara”, ma all’Eurovision Song Contest si presentò da sola con il brano “Due grosse lacrime bianche”. Con il tempo buona parte delle emittenti sta abbandonando la selezione interna in favore del festival musicale.

I partecipanti non devono obbligatoriamente avere vincoli di nazionalità (ad esempio nel 1988 la Svizzera vinse con la cantante canadese Céline Dion) e le canzoni non hanno restrizioni riguardanti la lingua (anche se nelle prime edizioni vigeva un obbligo di cantare in una delle lingue ufficiali del proprio paese).

L’Eurovision Song Contest 2020 avrebbe dovuto essere la 65ª edizione dell’annuale concorso canoro; la manifestazione si sarebbe svolta presso l’Ahoy Rotterdam di Rotterdam, nei Paesi Bassi, in seguito alla vittoria di Duncan Laurence nell’edizione precedente, il 12, 14 e 16 maggio 2020.

Il 18 marzo 2020, l’EBU-UER ha annunciato la cancellazione dell’evento a causa della pandemia di COVID-19 che ha coinvolto diverse regioni del mondo tra cui, più duramente, la Cina e l’Europa. La manifestazione verrà riorganizzata nel 2021 e discussioni sono in corso con NPO, NOS, AVROTROS e città di Rotterdam sulla riorganizzazione nella stessa città o meno. 

Il 13 novembre 2019 era stata ufficializzata la lista definitiva degli Stati partecipanti a questa edizione, che ne prevedeva 41, come nell’edizione precedente.

8e849f73-e0db-4864-b5be-107028b6800f

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 ← Eurovision Song Contest 2020 → Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Contest

• Countries – 1ª Semi-finaleLa Prima Semi-finale  si sarebbe dovuta svolgere il 12 Maggio 2020 dalle 21:00 (CEST); vi avrebbero gareggiato 17 Paesi e avrebbero votato anche Germania, Italia e i Paesi Bassi.

First half – Semi-final 1.

AustraliaAustralia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

  • Participations: 6
  • First participation: 2015 (Guy Sebastian)
  • Victories: None
  • Hosts: Never hosted
  • Broadcasters: SBS

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Australia

National selection

Selection process Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2020
Selection date(s) 8 February 2020

Host

Presenter(s) Joel Creasey & Myf Warhurst
Host broadcaster – Venue SBS, Blink TV Production – Gold Coast Convention Centre, Gold Coast

Participants

Number of entries 10
Selected entrant Montaigne
Selected song “Don’t Break Me”
Selected songwriter(s) Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci

Finals performance

Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Final result Contest cancelled

 Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest  

◄2019 Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” • 2020 Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me” • 2021►

Australia originally planned to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with the song “Don’t Break Me” written by Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci. The entry will be performed by Montaigne. The Australian broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) chose the song in the national final Eurovision – Australia Decides on 8 February 2020. However, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe, the contest was cancelled.

Background: Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 by invitation from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) as a “one-off” special guest to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Eurovision. On 17 November 2015, the EBU announced that SBS had been invited to participate in the 2016 contest and that Australia would once again take part.

In 2015, Australia was guaranteed a spot in the final of the contest and was allowed to vote during both semi-finals and the final. For 2016, Australia would have to qualify for the final from one of two semi-finals and could only vote in the semi-final in which the nation was competing. Dami Im sang Sound of Silence and finished second in the 2016 contest.

In 2019, the country was represented by Kate Miller-Heidke with “Zero Gravity,” which was chosen in a national selection. Australia received ninth place in the grand final with 284 points.

Before Eurovision: 

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020: On 29 August 2019, SBS announced that they would hold a national final to select the Australian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Eurovision – Australia Decides national final will take place at the Gold CoastConvention and Exhibition Centre on 7 and 8 February 2020, hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey.

Competing entries: On 29 August 2019, SBS announced an open submission for interested songwriters to submit their songs. The submission period lasted until 30 September 2019. SBS announced the first two participants for the national final on 8 November 2019, the next two on 19 November 2019, with the final names revealed on 16 December 2019.

Artist Song Language Songwriter(s)
iOTA (Sean Hape) “Life” English Jesse Watt
Jordan-Ravi “Pushing Stars” English Mattias Lindblom, Tania Doko, George Sheppard, Martin Eriksson
Jaguar Jonze “Rabbit Hole” English Deena Lynch, Aidan Hogg
Jack Vidgen “I Am King I Am Queen” English Jack Vidgen, Andrew Lowden
Vanessa Amorosi (Vanessa Joy Amorosi) “Lessons of Love” English Vanessa Amorosi, Aleena Gibson, Trevor Muzzy
Diana Rouvas “Can We Make Heaven” English Diana Rouvas, Louis Schoorl
Mitch Tambo “Together” English, Gamilaraay Roberto De Sa, Isabella Kearney-Nurse, Andy Hopkins
Casey Donovan “Proud” English Justine Eltakchi
Montaigne (Jessica Alyssa Cerro) “Don’t Break Me” English Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci
Didirri “Raw Stuff” English Didirri Peters, Oscar Dawson

Format: The Jury voted based on the performance of each act from a special preview show, which will occur the night prior to the main broadcast.  The jury consisted of:

  • Josh Martin – SBS Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Australia’s Head of Delegation at Eurovision
  • Kate Miller-Heidke – winner of Australia Decides 2019
  • Måns Zelmerlöw – winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2015
  • Milly Petriella – APRA AMCOS Director of Member Relations
  • Paul Clarke – Director of Blink TV and Creative Director of Eurovision and Eurovision – Australia Decides.

For the televote, Australia’s total votes cast by the Australia public was divided by 290 to determine the number of votes that would equal 1 point. The vote total of each act was divided by this value to determine and be rounded up to the nearest whole number to determine the points received by each act. This rounding could result in slightly more than 290 points being awarded by the public.

In the event that there is a tie in point totals, the tie will break in favour of the act with the higher number of votes from Australia’s vote. In the unlikely event the vote number from Australia’s Vote be identical, the Jury’s vote is used as the further tie-breaker.

Results: 

Final – 8 February 2020

Draw

Artist

Song

Jury

Televote

Total

Place

1

iOTA  “Life” 19 13 32 9

2

Jordan-Ravi “Pushing Stars” 11 12 23 10

3

Jaguar Jonze “Rabbit Hole” 18 28 46

6

4 Jack Vidgen “I Am King I Am Queen” 19 15 34

8

5

Vanessa Amorosi “Lessons of Love” 42 40 82 3

6

Diana Rouvas “Can We Make Heaven” 24 18 42 7

7

Mitch Tambo “Together” 24 33 57

5

8 Casey Donovan “Proud” 40 60 100

2

9 Montaigne “Don’t Break Me” 54 53 107

1

10 Didirri “Raw Stuff” 39 24 63

4

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5″ (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 28 January 2020, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Australia was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2020, and was scheduled to perform in the first half of the show. However, due to 2019-20 pandemic of Coronavirus, the contest was cancelled.

Semi-final:

Voting:

Points awarded to Australia (Semi-final 1):

Points awarded by Australia (Semi-final 1):

Points awarded to Australia (Final): 

Points awarded by Australia (Final): 

Split voting results

Split voting results from Australia (Semi-final 1):

Split voting results from Australia (Final):

Split voting results from Australia (Final):

AustraliaArtist:

Montaigne

Background information

Birth name Jessica Alyssa Cerro
Born 14 August 1995 (age 24)
Genres Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Origin Art pop
Occupation(s) / Instruments Musician / Vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Years active 2014–present
Labels Wonderlick

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country Australia
Artist(s) Montaigne
Language English
Composer(s) Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci
Lyricist(s) Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci

Finals performance

Semi-final result / points Contest cancelled
Final result / points Contest cancelled

Appearance chronology

◄2019 Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” • 2020 Montaigne– “Don’t Break Me” • 2021►

Jessica Alyssa Cerro (born 14 August 1995), who performs as Montaigne, is an Australian art pop singer-songwriter-musician. Her debut album, Glorious Heights, was released on 5 August 2016, which peaked at No. 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2016 she won Breakthrough Artist – Release for the album and was nominated for three other categories. In April 2016 she was a featured vocalist on Hilltop Hoods’ track, “1955”, which reached No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart. She would have represented Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with her song “Don’t Break Me”, however the contest was cancelled due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe.

Biography:

Early life.Cerro was born in Sydney on 14 August 1995, and was raised in the Hills District. Her father Gus was a soccer/football player who played in the Australian National Soccer League, as well as for Negeri Sembilan FA and Pahang FA in Malaysia. Cerro has stated that her “ethnic background is a mixture of Argentinian, Spanish, Filipino and French”.

2012–13: Career beginnings. Jessica Cerro was a Triple J Unearthed High School finalist in 2012 with her indie pop song “Anyone But Me” but waited until finishing high school to pursue her music career. In November 2012, Cerro signed a publishing deal with Albert Music and spent the following two years refining her songwriting skills under the guidance of Michael Szumowski.

In late 2013, Cerro decided to adopt the moniker Montaigne, inspired by the 16th century philosopher and essayist Michel de Montaigne. Shortly after completing her HSC Montaigne began recording her debut EP with producer Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull).

2014–16: Glorious Heights. In 2014, Montaigne released her first single “I Am Not an End”, which was added to high rotation on Triple J. In July 2014 Montaigne signed a management and recording deal with Wonderlick Entertainment. On 21 November 2014, she performed “I Am Not an End” for the radio station’s Like a Version segment, along with her cover of Sia’s “Chandelier”. The song was listed as its 36th most played song of 2014. The same day Montaigne also released her second single “I’m a Fantastic Wreck” in conjunction with the Life of Montaigne EP. “I’m a Fantastic Wreck” also received high rotation on Triple J and Sydney-based community radio station FBi Radio, which also listed the song as its eighth most played song of 2014.

Montaigne was selected by San Cisco as the support act for their Run tour in November 2014. Shortly after, she was also chosen by Megan Washington to be the main support for her February 2015 national There There tour.

In January 2015, Montaigne won FBi Radio’s Next Big Thing Award at its annual SMAC Awards, which recognises “the musicians, artists, performers, restaurants and events that shaped the Sydney’s creative culture in 2014”. Montaigne announced her first headline tour in February 2015, visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in April.

In August 2015, she released “Clip My Wings”, the first single from her debut studio album, Glorious Heights. In January 2016, Montaigne released “In the Dark”, the second single from her debut album, along with the announcement of the In the Dark Tour. A music video for the song followed in March. The following month, she featured on Hilltop Hoods’ song “1955”, which reached number 2 in Australia.

In June 2016, Montaigne released the third single from her debut album, titled “Because I Love You”. The album, Glorious Heights, was released on 5 August 2016. On 30 July, “Because I Love You” debuted at number 98 on the ARIA Singles Chart, marking Montaigne’s first solo chart appearance. In November 2016, at the ARIA Music Awards of 2016, Montaigne won the ARIA award for Breakthrough Artist – Release.

2017–present: Complex and Eurovision. On 4 May 2017, Montaigne was featured on Akouo’s single “Feel That”. In 2018, she was featured on the track “The Best Freestylers in the World” from the Aunty Donna album, The Album.

In November 2018 Montaigne released “For Your Love” as the lead single from her upcoming sophomore album. In June 2019, she released the second single “Ready” alongside the announcement that the album would be titled Complex. On 9 August 2019, the album’s third single “Love Might Be Found (Volcano)” was released. The album was released on August 30, 2019, and debuted at #19 on the ARIA albums chart.

On 6 December 2019, Montaigne, along with fellow singer Didirri, was announced as two out of the ten participating performers for Eurovision – Australia Decides the Australian national final in which the winner would represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Don’t Break Me”. On 8 February 2020, she won the competition, and will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, to be held in Rotterdam in May 2020.

On 16 February 2020, Montaigne appeared as part of the Hilltop Hoods’ Fire Fight Australia set, joining them for “1955”.

On 18 March 2020, Eurovision announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been cancelled. This is due to “the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe.” On 19 March 2020, Montaigne made a facebook post clarifying her feelings about the cancellation of Eurovision and said her thanks to the people who have helped her. In Montaigne’s Facebook post she said “I’ve had my cry. I spent a couple of hours paralysed in bed, despondently scrolling through the many lovely tweet mentions from people expressing their love and support. I imagine i’ll probably have a lot more cries in the next little while, for me and for the wonderful team who were working with me to make our vision come to life.” She also, did clarify that she agrees with the choice Eurovision made and that it was “the most responsible and ethical decision that the EBU could have made.” She also said that “it is best that we all practice the measures that will stop COVID-19’s ravaging effects from going on any longer than they could.”

Discography:

Studio albums.

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
Glorious Heights
  • Release date: 5 August 2016
  • Label: Wonderlick Entertainment, Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
4
Complex
  • Release date: 30 August 2019
  • Label: Wonderlick Entertainment, Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
19

Extended plays.

Title EP details Peak chart positions
AUS
Life of Montaigne
  • Release date: 21 November 2014
  • Label: Wonderlick Entertainment, Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming

Singles.

As lead artist. List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications.

Title

Year

Peak
chart
positions
Certifications Album

AUS

“I Am Not an End”

2014

Life of Montaigne
“I’m a Fantastic Wreck”

“Clip My Wings”

2015

Glorious Heights
“In the Dark”

2016

“Because I Love You”

98

ARIA: Gold
“For Your Love”

2018

Complex
“Ready”

2019

“Love Might Be Found (Volcano)”

“The Dying Song”

“Don’t Break Me”

2020

22

Australia Decides

“–” denotes releases that did not chart.

As featured artist. List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications

Song Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
“1955”
(Hilltop Hoods featuring Montaigne and Tom Thum)
2016 2 ARIA: 7× Platinum Drinking from the Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung
“Feel That”
(Akouo featuring Montaigne)
2017 Non-album singles
“You’re the Voice”
(as part of United Voices Against Domestic Violence)
“I’ll Make You Happy”
(The Bamboos featuring Montaigne)
REBEAT
“Best Freestylers in the World”
(Aunty Donna featuring Montaigne)
2018 The Album
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances. List of appearances on other albums or compilations.

Song

Year

Album
“Rubble of the Past”
(Urthboy featuring Montaigne)

2016

The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat
“Ashes to Ashes”
(live)

2018

Countdown: Live at the Sydney Opera House
“Love is a Stranger”
(live)
“Truganini”
(Amanda Palmer featuring Montaigne)

2020

Forty-Five Degrees – A Bushfire Charity Flash Record

Awards and nominations:

APRA Awards. The APRA Awards are several award ceremonies run in Australia by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) to recognise composing and song writing skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually.

Year

Nominee / work Award Result

2017

“1955” (with Hilltop Hoods & Thom Thum ) Song of the Year Nominated

ARIA Music Awards. The ARIA Music Awards are annual awards, which recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. They commenced in 1987. 

Year

Nominee / work Award Result

2016

Glorious Heights Best Female Artist Nominated
Breakthrough Artist Won
“1955” (with Hilltop Hoods & Thom Thum ) Song of the Year Nominated
Best Video Nominated
Tony Buchan for Glorious Heights Producer of the Year Nominated

AustraliaSong

Don’t Break Me

Montaigne - Don't Break Me.png

Single by Montaigne

Released 31 January 2020
Genre Pop
Length 3:00
Label Wonderlick
Songwriter(s) Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci
Producer(s) DNA

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country Australia
Artist(s) Montaigne
Language English
Composer(s) Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci
Lyricist(s) Jessica Cerro, Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci
Finals performance
Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Semi-final points Contest cancelled

Appearance chronology

◄ 2019 “Zero Gravity” – Kate Miller-Heidke • 2020 “Don’t Break Me” – Montaigne • 2021►

“Don’t Break Me” is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Montaigne, released as a single on 31 January 2020. The song won the second installment of Eurovision – Australia Decides, Australia’s national selection for Eurovision on 8 February 2020, and was going to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, to be held in Rotterdam, before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe caused the cancellation of the contest. Montaigne was due to compete in the first semi-final which was meant to be held on 12 May 2020.

Background: Montaigne said “‘Don’t Break Me’ is a depiction of the enough is enough phase of a relationship breakdown, where one person feels like they are putting much more time, energy and resources into the relationship than the other person and becomes frustrated and resentful. I wrote it while reading ‘Co-dependent No More’ by Melody Beattie, which really informed the qualities of the character and the relationship dynamic.”

Eurovision – Australia Decides: Montaigne performed the song wearing a clown costume including a blue wig, and flanked by  The song was awarded the most jury points (54) and second highest public televote points (53) for a total of 107, winning Australia’s second national selection competition for Eurovision.

Charts

Chart (2020)

Peak position

Australia Digital Tracks (ARIA) 22

Publication12

Belarus Bielorussia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

  • Participations: 17
  • First participation: 2004 (Aleksandra & Konstantin)
  • Victories: None
  • Hosts: Never hosted
  • Broadcasters: BTRC

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Bielorussia

National selection

Selection process Nationalny Otbor 2020 Евровидение-2020 («Национальный отборочный тур конкурса песни «Евровидение-2020» – Проект)
Selection date(s) 28 February 2020

Host

Presenter(s)  
Host broadcaster – Venue BTRC –

Participants

Number of entries 12
Selected entrant VAL (Valeria Gribusova e Vlad Pashkevich)
Selected song  “Da vidna”  (Да вiдна, Before dawn) 
Selected songwriter(s) Uladzislaŭ Paškievič, Valeryja Hrybusava, Mikita Najdzionaŭ

Finals performance

Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Final result Contest cancelled

 Bielorussia in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)

◄2019 ZENA – “Like It” • 2020 VAL – “Da Vidna” • 2021►

Belarus originally planned to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Belarusian broadcaster National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC) organised a national final in order to select the Belarusian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. However, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe, the contest was cancelled.

Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Belarus had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest sixteen times since its first entry in 2004. The nation’s best placing in the contest was sixth, which it achieved in 2007 with the song “Work Your Magic” performed by Dmitry Koldun. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Belarus had managed to qualify to the final six times. In 2019, Belarus qualified to the final with the song “Like It” performed by ZENA ending in the 24th place with 31 points.

The Belarusian national broadcaster, National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC), broadcasts the event within Belarus and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. The broadcaster has used both internal selections and national finals to select the Belarusian entry for Eurovision in the past. Since 2012, BTRC has organised a national final in order to choose Belarus’ entry, a selection procedure that will continue for their 2020 entry.

Before Eurovision: 

National final:

Competing entries: On 18 January 2020 it was announced that 95 songs had been submitted for the national final. 49 acts were invited to perform during an audition on 27 January 2020. From this, the expert jury chose 12 finalists that would compete in the televised national final. 

Artist Song Composer(s)
Anastasiya Malashkevich “Invisible” Niklas Bergqvist, Ylva Persson, Linda Persson, Simon Johansson
Angelika Pushnоva “True Love” Oleg Sidorov, Anastasiya Belyavskaya, Nikos Sofis
АURА “Barani svajo” (Барані сваё) Evgeniy Oleynik
CHАKRАS “La-ley-la” Max Aleinikov
Darya Khmelnitskaya “On Fire” Lexy Weaver
KeySi “Chili Pepper” D. Bain, Dmitry Fomich, M. Duke
NAPOLI “Don’t Let Me Down” Michael James Down, Will Taylor, Rafaela Truda
Nastasea “Hello” Anastasiya Razvadоvskaya, Sasha Guris, Vitaly Penzin
Nastya Glamozda “Burning Again” Anastasiya Hlamоzda, Dmitry Piven
Sasha Zaharik “Rocky Road” Sasha Zaharik
VАL “Da vidna” (Да відна) Uladzislaŭ Paškievič, Valeryja Hrybusava, Mikita Najdzionaŭ
Yan Yarosh “Fire” Yan Yarosh, Matthew Douglas Funnell

Final () – The televised final will take place on 2020 at the “600 Metrov” studio in Minsk. The national final will consist of up to twelve competing acts participating in a televised production where the winner will be determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from a professional jury and a public telephone vote.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 NAPOLI “Don’t Let Me Down” 2 373 3 5 9
2 Sasha Zaharik “Rocky Road” 4 371 2 6 8
3 Anastasiya Malashkevich “Invisible” 8 499 4 12 5
4 CHАKRАS “La-ley-la” 6 2190 12 18 2
5 Nastya Glamozda “Burning Again” 1 305 1 2 10
6 Nastasea “Hello” 0 258 0 0 12
7 Yan Yarosh “Fire” 12 706 6 18 3
8 Angelika Pushnоva “True Love” 5 634 5 10 6
9 Darya Khmelnitskaya “On Fire” 0 261 0 0 11
10 АURА “Barani svajo” 3 812 7 10 7
11 KeySi “Chili Pepper” 7 1010 8 15 4
12 VАL “Da vidna” 10 1494 10 20 1

Promotion:

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 28 January 2020, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Belarus was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2020, and was scheduled to perform in the first half of the show. However, due to 2019-20 pandemic of Coronavirus, the contest was cancelled.

Semi-final:

Voting:

Points awarded to Bielorussia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Bielorussia (Final):

Points awarded by Bielorussia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Bielorussia (Final ):

Split voting results:

Split voting results from Bielorussia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Bielorussia (Final):

Belarus Artist: 

VAL
Background information
Birth name VAL (Гурт Валерыі Грыбусавай (Valeria Gribusova) і Уладзіслава Пашкевіча (Vladislav Pashkevich) «VAL»)
Born
Genres House, R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active 2016 –present
Labels MediaCube Music
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country Belarus
Artist(s) VAL (Valeria Gribusova e Vlad Pashkevich)
Language Belarussian
Composer(s) Uladzislaŭ Paškievič, Valeryja Hrybusava
Lyricist(s) Mikita Najdzionaŭ
Finals performance
Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Semi-final points Contest cancelled
Appearance chronology
◄2019 ZENA – “Like It” • 2020 VAL – “Da vidna” (Да вiдна, Before dawn) • 2021►

VAL is a band that would have represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with the song “Da vidna”, although it was canceled due to the coronavirus.

The band’s lead singer is Valeria Gribusova. Vlad Pashkevich is the keyboardist and does the sampling and production.

Valerie Gribusova participated in The Voice Ukraine and won a vocal competition at the Slavic Bazaar festival. Vlad Pashkevich produced Belarus’ Eurovision 2017 entry Story Of My Life by Naviband and has collaborated with various global brands.

Experimenting with genres such as house, R&B, pop, hip-hop, and many other, VAL have been pushing the boundaries of their music and live performances since 2016. With influences of vogue and fashion, the duo consistently surprises fans with extravagant looks. Valerie and Vlad first met in 2015, with the little help of their friends. Their first single, Who Are You, was entirely written and produced by the duo. In May 2017, VAL released their first EP In My Room, which consisted of 5 tracks, mixing house with R&B, along with other electronic musical influences. It helped the duo begin their live performances, along with session drummer and keyboardist. Since then, VAL performed as an opening act for Cream Soda, Zivert, Beissoul & Einius and other famous artists.

In 2018, VAL was featured a ToneTwins’ track, where Valerie first experimented with folk vocal influences. On 14 September 2018, VAL released the single Aftermath, along with their first professional music video. The track became a radio hit in Belarus. Their creative path continued to unfold into 2019: VAL released the single Safe Haven, where Vlad sang lead vocals alongside Valerie for the first time.

Near the end of 2019, the duo decided to put themselves forward for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and, together with lyricist Mikita Naidzenau, wrote Da Vidna. The single was released in January, and one month later an acoustic version was released along with the music video, shot in one take. On 28 February, the song won the National Selection contest in Belarus and became the Belarusian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Discography:

Albums.

  • 2017: В моей комнате (on ToneTwins Records)

Singles.

  • 2016: “Кто ты есть”
  • 2016: “Ветер во сне”
  • 2020: “Да вiдна” (Da vidna)

Belarus Song

“Da vidna” (Да вiдна, Before dawn)
VAL - Da vidna.png
Single by VAL
Released 2020
Format Digital download, streaming
Length 2:55
Label
Songwriter(s) Mikita Najdzionaŭ
Producer(s) Vladislav Paškevič
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country Belarus
Artist(s) VAL
Language Belarussian
Composer(s) Uladzislaŭ Paškievič, Valeryja Hrybusava
Lyricist(s) Mikita Najdzionaŭ
Finals performance
Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Semi-final points Contest cancelled
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Like It” – ZENA • 2020 “Da vidna” (Да вiдна, Before dawn) – VAL • 2021►

“Da Vidna” (Да вiдна, Before dawn) is a song performed by Belarussian band VAL that will represent Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Eurovision Song Contest: The song will represent Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, after VAL was selected through the Belarus national selection. On 28 January 2020, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Belarus was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2020, and was scheduled to perform in the first half of the show.Publication12

Ireland Irlanda in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

  • Participations: 54
  • First participation1965 (Butch Moore)
  • Victories: 1970 (Dana), 1996 (Eimear Quinn), 1980 (Johnny Logan), 1987 (Johnny Logan), 1992 (Linda Martin), 1993 (Niamh Kavanagh), 1994 (Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan)
  • Hosts: Dublin 1997, Dublin 1995, Dublin 1994, Millstreet 1993, Dublin 1988, Dublin 1981, Dublin 1971
  • Broadcasters: RTÉ, RÉ, TG4
Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) March 5 2020
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant Lesley Roy
Selected song  “Story Of My Life”
Selected songwriter(s) Lesley Roy, Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt, Tom Shapiro
Finals performance
Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Final result Contest cancelled
 Irlanda in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Sarah McTernan – “22” • 2020 Lesley Roy – “Story Of My Life” • 2021►

Ireland originally planned to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Irish national broadcaster, Radio-Television of Ireland – RTÉ selected internally Lesley Roy with the song “Story of My Life” to represent Ireland in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.. However, due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Europe, the contest was cancelled.

Background

Before Eurovision: 

Internal selection: On 5 March 2020, RTÉ announced Lesley Roy as the Irish entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Story of My Life”.

Promotion:

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 28 January 2020, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Ireland was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2020, and was scheduled to perform in the first half of the show. However, due to 2019-20 pandemic of Coronavirus, the contest was cancelled.

Semi-final:

Voting:

Points awarded to Irlanda (Semi-final 1):

Points awarded to Irlanda (Final):

Points awarded by Irlanda (Semi-final 1):

Points awarded by Irlanda (Final):

Split voting results:

Split voting results from Irlanda (Semi-final 1):

Split voting results from Irlanda (Final):

IrelandArtist: 

Lesley Roy
Background information
Birth name Lesley Roy
Born 17 September 1986 (age 33) Dublin, Ireland
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock
Origin Balbriggan, Dublin, Ireland
Occupation(s)
Years active 2008–present
Labels Jive Records
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country Ireland
Artist(s) Lesley Roy
Language English
Composer(s) Lesley Roy, Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt, Tom Shapiro
Lyricist(s)  Lesley Roy, Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt, Tom Shapiro
Finals performance
Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Semi-final points Contest cancelled
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Sarah McTernan – “22” • 2020 Lesley Roy – “Story of My Life” • 2021►

Lesley Roy (born 17 September 1986) is a singer-songwriter from Balbriggan in Dublin, Ireland. She was signed to an independent Irish label and in 2006, licensed to US label, Jive Records. She released her debut album, Unbeautiful in 2008, which was executive produced by Max Martin. Until switching her focus to songwriting, and attracting the attention of Marc Jordan, the manager credited for launching the career of Rihanna and owner of Rebel One Management & Publishing. As a songwriter Roy has experienced international success with releases for artists including Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Medina, Jana Kramer, and Marlee Scott.

Unbeautiful (2008–2009): Jive Records A&R Jeff Fenster noticed Roy’s work at HitQuarters, and agreed to jointly finance Roy’s first album project. The debut album, titled Unbeautiful was released on 30 September 2008. According to Soundscan Unbeautiful sold 45,000 albums and 350,000 digital downloads. The album peaked on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart at No. 5. Her first single “I’m Gone, I’m Going” was the 48th most played song on Hot AC radio stations for the week ending 24 June 2008, then charted at No. 36 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks and No. 61 on Billboard’s Pop 100 Airplay chart. “I’m Gone, I’m Going” was the theme tune for MTV’s show Exiled, and was featured on an episode of The Hills. Roy appeared on FNMTV on 18 July 2008, to release the track’s video. “I’m Gone, I’m Going” was highlighted as a downloadable track in Rock Band 2. Her second single was “Unbeautiful”, the title track from the album. It peaked on Billboard’s Pop 100 Airplay chart at No. 39 and was also featured on an episode of The Hills. “Thinking Out Loud” was also featured on an episode of The Hills. The song “Slow Goodbye” was co-written by Katy Perry. Other songwriters who collaborated on Unbeautiful with Roy include Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Rami Yacoub, Savan Kotecha, Desmond Child, Dave Hodges, Emanuel Kiriakou, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells, Mitch Allen and Andreas Carlsson. Also notable is that Unbeautiful was mixed by Chris Lord-Alge. In early 2009, Roy provided tour support on a 32-city tour for American Idol runner-up and hit recording artist David Archuleta. In late 2009, Roy paid tribute to her Irish roots by recording a cover of U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Names” for a video montage featured in the New York City Marathon airing worldwide.

Songwriting (2010–present): Under the management of Benjamin Tischker at Wide Eyed Entertainment, Roy signed to Marc Jordan’s Rebel One Publishing then placed three songs with Wal-Mart’s debut artist, Ashlyne Huff, for her album, Let It Out, released on 7 June 2011. While working on Huff’s album, Roy teamed up with some of the industry’s biggest talents including, The Writing Camp, Eric Bellinger and Jerrod Bettis. On 13 April 2012, Dutch singer-songwriter, Miss Montreal, released I Am Hunter which Roy co-wrote three songs including the title track and single, “I Am Hunter”, that reached No. 28 on the Dutch Top 40 chart. Roy also co-wrote the proceeding single “Better When It Hurts” and “Everything”. On 15 May 2012, American singer, Adam Lambert released Trespassing, his second studio album, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, marking Roy’s first co-write on a No. 1 album for the track “Pop That Lock” included on Trespassing. Roy collaborated with Danish production team, DEEKAY, Tim McEwan and Johannes Jørgensen on “Waiting for Love” for Danish singer, Medina‘s album, Forever, released on 1 June 2012, in Europe through EMI. Also in June 2012, Roy released two country music co-writes. “Goodbye California” with American actress of One Tree Hill and country music singer, Jana Kramer, for her self-titled debut album. Then joining back up with Desmond Child to co-write, “Rhinestone in the Rough” for Canadian country singer-songwriter Marlee Scott’s album Beautiful Maybe. In 2016 she provided the lead vocals for the Entrance Theme of WWE-Superstar Ember Moon in collaboration with CFO$ for the song “Free the Flame”. The song is as of 2020 still used for Ember Moon.

Eurovision Song Contest 2020: On March 5 2020 it was announced by RTE that Roy was chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song ”Story of My Life”. She will perform in the first semi final on May 10 2020. However, on March 18th 2020, the event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It is currently unknown if Roy will represent Ireland in the 2021 event.

Personal life: Roy has been married to her American wife since 2010.

Discography: 

Albums.

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
(sales thresholds)
US
Heat.
Unbeautiful
  • Released: 30 September 2008
  • Label: Jive
  • Format: CD
5
  • 45,000 Albums
  • 350,000 Downloads

Singles.

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
Pop
US
Main.
US
AC
SWE VE GER DU NOR
“I’m Gone, I’m Going” 2008 85 48 28 Unbeautiful
“Unbeautiful” 114 53 31 6 2 15 16 5
“Hang On” 2016 Non-album singles
“Blood on Your Hands”
“Free the Flame (Ember Moon)”
“Story of My Life” 2020
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Songwriting discography.

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2011 Ashlyne Huff “Let It Out” “Let It Out” Ashlyne Huff, Jerrod Bettis, Shari Short, Noel Zancanella
“Own the Night” Eric Bellinger, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Gregory Ogan
“Runaway” David “DQ” Quiñones, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Ramon Reo Owen
2012 Adam Lambert Trespassing “Pop That Lock” Adam Lambert, Robert Marvin, Josh Crosby, Nate Campany
Miss Montreal “I am Hunter” Nate Campany, Sanne Hans
“Better When It Hurts” Sanne Hans
I Am Hunter “Everything” Nate Campany, Josh Crosby Sanne Hans
Medina Forever “Waiting for Love” Tim McEwan & Johannes Jørgensen
Jana Kramer Jana Kramer “Goodbye California” Jana Kramer, Josh Crosby and Catt Gravitt
Marlee Scott Beautiful Maybe “Rhinestone in the Rough” Desmond Child & Barry Dean

IrelandSong

“Storm of my life”
Lesley Roy - Story of My Life.png
Single by Lesley Roy
Released 13 March 2020
Format Digital download, streaming
Length 3:05
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Lesley Roy, Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt, Tom Shapiro
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country Ireland
Artist(s) Lesley Roy
Language English
Composer(s) Lesley Roy, Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt, Tom Shapiro
Lyricist(s) Lesley Roy, Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt, Tom Shapiro
Finals performance
Semi-final result Contest cancelled
Semi-final points Contest cancelled
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “22” – Sarah McTernan • 2020 “Story Of My Life” – Lesley Roy • 2021►

“Story of My Life” is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Lesley Roy. The song will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Background: The Irish broadcaster RTÉ invited established songwriters and artists to submit songs from which they, in conjunction with 2FM, made a shortlist and chose their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. For the first time in Irish Eurovision history, RTÉ has selected acclaimed theatre and events production company THISISPOPBABY to work on staging and the creative direction of Ireland’s entry. Head of the Ireland Delegation for Eurovision 2020, Michael Kealy said, “We are extremely excited about Lesley Roy and this year’s Irish entry, Story Of My Life. The song is fresh and uplifting, it’s a banger, and we are very much looking forward to working with Lesley and THISISPOPBABY in preparation for our performance on the biggest music stage in the world in Rotterdam in May.” Creative Director, Phillip McMahon said, “We are thrilled and proud to be asked to be on Team Ireland for Eurovision 2020. It’s a celebration of Irish creativity and we couldn’t be more excited for Rotterdam. As Creative Directors, our vision is simple, we want to encourage Irish artists, musical and visual, to get involved in future years – to show them that this contest is modern and fun and an incredible platform for their creativity.” Lesley Roy said, “We wanted something uptempo and triumphant, which centres around overcoming your difficulties in life and getting back up again.”

Eurovision Song Contest: The song was meant to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, after Lesley Roy was internally selected by the national broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). On 28 January 2020, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Ireland was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2020, and was scheduled to perform in the first half of the show. However, on March 18th 2020, the EBU announced the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic in Europe.

Music video: A music video to accompany the release of “Story of My Life” was first released onto YouTube on 5 March 2020. The video was directed by Kate Dolan. When talking about the music video, Roy said, “The music video was so fun to shoot. Kate Dolan totally came up with a treatment that would work in showing the triumphant energy that here we are shining bright and ready to have fun. It completely captures what I wanted to create in the song. Kate understood that it wasn’t supposed to show people being angry or sad, but show that we can and we will defy them, rise up and throw a massive dance party to celebrate!”

 

Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Lithuania
National selection
Selection process „Pabandom iš naujo!” 2020 („We Go Again! 2020″)
Selection date(s) Heats: 11.01.2020, 18.01.2020, 25.01.2020
Semi-finals: 01.02.2020, 08.02.2020
Grand Final: 15.02.2020
Host
Presenter(s) Ieva Zasimauskaitė, Gabrielė Martirosianaitė ir Giedrius Masalskis
Host broadcaster – Venue LRT –
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Jurij Veklenko – “Run with the Lions” • 2020 The Roop – “On Fire”  • 2021►

Lithuania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Lithuanian national broadcaster, LRT televizija (LRT) organised the national final „Pabandom iš naujo!” 2020 („We Go Again! 2020″) in order to select the Lithuanian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Lithuania had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty times since its first entry in 1994. The nation’s best placing in the contest was sixth, which it achieved in 2006 with the song “We Are the Winners” performed by LT United. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Lithuania, to this point, has managed to qualify to the final eight times.

In 2019, Lithuania was represented by Jurijus and the song “Run with the Lions”, the country failed to qualify to the final, ending in 11th place in the second semi-final with 93 points.

For the 2020 Contest, the Lithuanian national broadcaster, Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT), will broadcast the event within Lithuania and will organise the selection process for the nation’s entry. Other than the internal selection of their debut entry in 1994, Lithuania has selected their entry consistently through a national final procedure.

Before Eurovision: 

„Pabandom iš naujo!” 2020 („We Go Again! 2020″): 

Competing entries: Artists and songwriters were able to submit their song entries from 30 September 2019 to 8 December 2019. LRT received more than 60 submissions. However, only 36 songs were chosen to compete at the selection. All participants were revealed on 3 January 2020.

ARTIST SONG (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) COMPOSER(S)
Abrokenleg “Electric Boy”
aika “Paradas” (Parade) Jekaterina Fiodorova
Aistay “Dangus man tu” (You’re the sky for me) Aistė Tomkevičiūtė
Aistė Pilvelytė “Everlastingly”
Alen Chicco “Somewhere Out There”
Andy Vaic “Why Why Why” Andrius Vaicenavičius
Antturi “I Gotta Do”
Baltos Varnos “Namų dvasia” (Spirit of home)
Bernardas “Dad, Don’t Be Mad at Me” Milda Andrijauskaitė-Bakanauskienė, Teresė Andrijauskaitė
Donata Virbilaitė “Made of Wax” Christopher Wortley, Niko Westelinck, Hannah Brine, DWB
Evgenya Redko “What About Us”
Gabrielius Vagelis “Tave čia randu” (I find you here) Gabrielius Vagelis
Germantas Skoris “Chemistry”
Glossarium “Game Over” Saulius Šivickas, Tadas Kaminskas, Lukas Gubanovas, Aivaras Daniel, Aurimas Jazdauskas
Indraya “You and I”
Justina Žukauskaitė “Breathe In”
Justinas Lapatinskas “High Way Story” Justinas Stanislovaitis, Justinas Lapatinskas, Marius Matulevičius
KaYra “Alligator” Kristina Radžiukynaitė, Marius Leskauskas
Kristina Jure “My Sound of Silence” Aurimas Papečkys
Lukas Bartaška “Where Is That Change?”
Lukas Norkūnas “Atsiprašyk” (Be sorry) Lukas Norkūnas
Meandi “DRIP” Saulius Šemiotas
Monika Marija “If I Leave” Monika Marija Paulauskaitė, Marius Leskauskas
Moniqué “Make Me Human” Vytautas Bikus
Nombeko Augustė “Reikia man” (I need)
Petunija “Show Ya” Agnė Šiaulytė, Kęstutis Vaitkevičius, Adas Gecevičius
Rokas Povilius “Vilnius Calling”
Ruslanas Kirilkinas “Soldier’s Heart”
Ruta Loop “We Came from the Sun” Rūta Žibaitytė, Kasparas Meginis, Edgaras Žaltauskas, Paulius Vaicekauskas
Soliaris “Breath”
The Backs “Fully”
THE ROOP “On Fire”
Twosome “Playa”
Viktorija Miškūnaitė “The Ocean”
Vitalijus Špokaitis “Nemušk savęs” (Don’t hit yourself)
Voldemars Petersons “Wings of Freedom”

Shows:  The national selection show We Go Again! 2020 will begin on 11 January 2020. The first three shows will be elimination heats where half the acts will be eliminated each week. The results of each of the shows will be determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury panel and public televoting.

Heat 1 (11 January 2020)The first show of the competition aired on 11 January 2020. The show was filmed on 7 January 2020. The members of the jury consisted of Darius Užkuraitis, Gerūta Griniūtė, Giedrė Kilčiauskienė, Vaidotas Stackevičius and Leon Somov.

DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY PUBLIC TOTAL PLACE
VOTES POINTS TELEVOTE POINTS
1 Glossarium “Game Over” 18 4 218 2 6 8
2 Baltos Varnos “Namų dvasia” 46 10 592 10 20 2
3 Justinas Lapatinskas “Highway Story” 8 1 43 0 1 10
4 Aistay “Dangus man tu” 11 2 228 3 5 9
5 Petunija “Show Ya” 24 6 240 5 11 6
6 Lukas Norkūnas “Atsiprašyk” 1 0 83 0 0 12
7 Donata Virbilaitė “Made of Wax” 4 0 125 1 1 11
8 Andy Vaic “Why Why Why” 22 5 446 7 12 5
9 Aika “Paradas” 18 4 237 4 8 7
10 Meandi “DRIP” 46 10 461 8 18 3
11 Monika Marija “If I Leave” 54 12 1006 12 24 1
12 Gabrielius Vagelis “Tave čia randu” 38 7 394 6 13 4

Heat 2 (18 January 2020):

DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY PUBLIC TOTAL PLACE
TELEVOTE POINTS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Heat 3 (25 January 2020)

Draw Artist Song
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12

2.1.1.SEMI-FINALS: 

Semi-final 1 (1 February 2020)

DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY PUBLIC TOTAL PLACE
TELEVOTE POINTS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Semi-final 2 (8 February 2020)

DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY PUBLIC TOTAL PLACE
TELEVOTE POINTS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

2.1.2.Final (15 February 2020) – 

Draw Artist Song
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Lituania (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Lituania (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Lituania (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Lituania (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Lituania (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Lituania (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

The Roop
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Jurij Veklenko – “Run with the Lions” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Run with the Lions” – Jurij Veklenko • 2020 – “” • 2021►

North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Macedonia del Nord
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) Artist:
Song:
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Macedonia del Nord in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Tamara Todevska – “Proud” • 2020 Vasil – “YOU”  • 2021►

North Macedonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . was selected internally by the North Macedonia national broadcaster, Macedonian Radio Television (Македонска радио телевизија, Makedonska radio televizija – MRT / MPT) to represent North Macedonia in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics): 

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Night 1 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

Night 2 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.1.2.Final (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Macedonia del Nord (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Macedonia del Nord (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Macedonia del Nord (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Macedonia del Nord (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Macedonia del Nord (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Macedonia del Nord (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Vasil
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Tamara Todevska – “Proud” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
The official cover for "You"
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Proud” – Tamara Todevska • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Russia
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist:
Song:
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Sergey Lazarev – “Scream” • 2020 Little BIG – “UNO”  • 2021►

Russia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . was selected internally by the Russian national broadcaster, All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (Всероссийская государственная телевизионная и радиовещательная компания, Vserossiyskaya Gosudarstvennaya Televizionnaya i Radioveshchatelnaya Kompaniya)) / Channel One / Первый канал, Pervyy kanal, First Channel) (VGTRK/ВГТРК, Channel One / Первый канал) to represent Russia in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background:

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics): 

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Night 1 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

Night 2 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.1.2.Final (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Russia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Russia (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Russia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Russia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Russia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Russia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Little BIG
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Sergey Lazarev – “Scream” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Little Big - Uno.png
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Scream” – Sergey Lazarev • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Slovenia
National selection
Selection process EMA Freš, EMA 2020
Selection date(s) EMA FREŠ: Duels (04.11.2019-20.11.2019), Weekly finals (08.11.2019-22.11.2019), Second chance (25.11.2019-06.12.2019), Final (18.02.2020)
EMA 2020 Final: 22.02.2020
Host
Presenter(s) EMA Freš:  Bojan Cvjetićanin, Klemen Kopina, Denis Živčec, Maja Pinterič in Rebeka Tomc, EMA: 
Host broadcaster – Venue RTV SLO – 
Participants
Number of entries EMA Freš: 18, EMA: 10
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – “Sebi” • 2020 Ana Soklič – “Voda”  • 2021►

Slovenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Slovenian national broadcaster, Radiotelevizija Slovenija (Radio-Television of Slovenia / RTV Slovenija – RTV / RTV SLO) organised the national final EMA 2020  in order to select the Slovenian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Slovenia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-five times since its first entry in 1993. Slovenia’s highest placing in the contest, to this point, has been seventh place, which the nation achieved on two occasions: in 1995 with the song “Prisluhni mi” performed by Darja Švajger and in 2001 with the song “Energy” performed by Nuša Derenda. The country’s only other top ten result was achieved in 1997 when Tanja Ribič performing “Zbudi se” placed tenth. Since the introduction of semi-finals to the format of the contest in 2004, Slovenia had thus far only managed to qualify to the final on six occasions. In 2018, Slovenia was represented by Lea Sirk and the song “Hvala, ne!”, which qualified to the final and placed twenty-second. One year later, in 2019, Slovenia qualified for the final again with Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl, finishing in fifteenth place with the song “Sebi”.

The Slovenian national broadcaster, Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV Slovenija), broadcasts the event within Slovenia and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. The Slovenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest has traditionally been selected through a national final entitled Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA), which has been produced with variable formats. To this point, the broadcaster has only foregone the use of this national final in 2013 when the Slovenian entry was internally selected. For 2020, the broadcaster opted to organise EMA 2020 to select the Slovenian entry.

Before Eurovision: On 1 August 2019 RTVSLO announced the launch of their national final EMA 2020 and the associated competition, EMA FREŠ. EMA FREŠ will act as a preselector for EMA itself, with eighteen artists participating at EMA FREŠ and two qualifying for EMA 2020. EMA FREŠ will be held in late 2019.

EMA FREŠ:

Format: EMA FREŠ will take place in late 2019, beginning on 4 November and finishing on 6 December. All competing artists must be under the age of 26 and have three or less released songs. Eighteen songs in total have been chosen for the competition. The competition will take place online.

Two competing songs will be released every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-20 November (inclusive). Online voters will pick their preferred song of the two released each day, with the winners of each of these duels moving forward to another round on the Friday of that week (8, 15 or 22 November). Online voters will pick one song to qualify for the EMA FREŠ final, and a jury will pick another qualifier. Two songs will qualify each week for three weeks, leaving six songs in the final. The remaining twelve competing entries will go through the same process again, with duels on 25-27 November and 2-4 December and the next rounds on the 29th of November or the 6th of December. After this process is complete, ten songs will be qualified for the EMA FREŠ final.

Competing entries:

ARTIST SONG (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) COMPOSER(S)
Alfirev “Črno bela lika” (Black and white figure)
Astrid in Avantgarden “Sing to Me”
Klarity “Diham” (I’m breathing)
Lana Hrvatin “Dream”
Ljudmila Frelih “Vztrajaj, ker je vredno” (Persevere because it’s worth it)
Marko Škof “Hočem da je vse kot prej” (I want everything as before)
Marmoris “Moj pristan” (My haven)
Martina “Pleši” (Dance)
Nuša Pliberšek “Življenje je čarovnija” (Life is magic)
Parvani Violet “Cupid”
Petra Ceglar “Srce naglas” (Heart out loud)
Pia Nina “Tukaj in zdaj” (Here and now)
Sara Petešič “Sanjaj/Dream”
Saška “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh” (I’m still chasing your smile)
Soulution “Eno” (One)
Stella “Ne vem, če sem v redu” (I don’t know if I’m okay)
Tilen Lotrič “Jaz in ti” (Me and you)
Younite “The Cure”

Duels (4-20 November):

 
ARTIST SONG RESULT
DUEL 1  4 NOVEMBER 2019
Stella “Ne vem, če sem v redu” Advanced
Pia Nina “Tukaj in zdaj” Second chance
DUEL 2  5 NOVEMBER 2019
Soulution “Eno” Second chance
Younite “The Cure” Advanced
DUEL 3  6 NOVEMBER 2019
Astrid in Avantgarden “Sing to Me” Second chance
Martina “Pleši” Advanced
DUEL 4  11 NOVEMBER 2019
Klarity “Diham” Advanced
Tilen Lotrič “Jaz in ti” Second chance
DUEL 5  12 NOVEMBER 2019
Marko Škof “Hočem da je vse kot prej” Second chance
Petra Ceglar “Srce naglas” Advanced
DUEL 6  13 NOVEMBER 2019
Parvani Violet “Cupid” Advanced
Sara Petešič “Sanjaj/Dream” Second chance
DUEL 7  18 NOVEMBER 2019
Saška “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh” Advanced
Ljudmila Frelih “Vztrajaj, ker je vredno” Second chance
DUEL 8  19 NOVEMBER 2019
Alfirev “Črno bela lika” Second chance
Nuša Pliberšek “Življenje je čarovnija” Advanced
DUEL 9  20 NOVEMBER 2019
Marmoris “Moj pristan” Advanced
Lana Hrvatin “Dream” Second chance

Weekly finals (8-22 November):

ARTIST SONG RESULT
FINAL 1  8 NOVEMBER 2019
Stella “Ne vem, če sem v redu” Advanced to Final
Younite “The Cure” Advanced to Final
Martina “Pleši” Second chance
FINAL 2  15 NOVEMBER 2019
Klarity “Diham” Advanced to Final
Petra Ceglar “Srce naglas” Second chance
Parvani Violet “Cupid” Advanced to Final
FINAL 3  22 NOVEMBER 2019
Saška “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh” Advanced to Final
Nuša Pliberšek “Življenje je čarovnija” Second chance
Marmoris “Moj pristan” Advanced to Final

Second chance (25 November-6 December):

 
ARTIST SONG RESULT
DUEL 1  25 NOVEMBER 2019
Pia Nina “Tukaj in zdaj” Advanced
Sara Petešič “Sanjaj/Dream” Eliminated
DUEL 2  26 NOVEMBER 2019
Marko Škof “Hočem da je vse kot prej” Eliminated
Nuša Pliberšek “Življenje je čarovnija” Advanced
DUEL 3  27 NOVEMBER 2019
Alfirev “Črno bela lika” Advanced
Soulution “Eno” Eliminated
DUEL 4  2 DECEMBER 2019
Lana Hrvatin “Dream” Advanced
Martina “Pleši” Eliminated
DUEL 5  3 DECEMBER 2019
Astrid in Avantgarden “Sing to Me” Advanced
Petra Ceglar “Srce naglas” Eliminated
DUEL 6  4 DECEMBER 2019
Ljudmila Frelih “Vztrajaj, ker je vredno” Eliminated
Tilen Lotrič “Jaz in ti” Advanced

ARTIST SONG RESULT
FINAL 1  29 NOVEMBER 2019
Pia Nina “Tukaj in zdaj” Advanced
Nuša Pliberšek “Življenje je čarovnija” Eliminated
Alfirev “Črno bela lika” Advanced
FINAL 2  6 DECEMBER 2019
Lana Hrvatin “Dream” Advanced to Final
Astrid in Avantgarden “Sing to Me” Advanced to Final
Tilen Lotrič “Jaz in ti” Eliminated

Final: The ten songs that qualified from the weekly finals and the second chance round competed in the final for one of the two spots in EMA 2020. One will be determined by a public vote, and another by the jury.

  •   Public vote qualifier
  •   Jury qualifier
FINAL – 18 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG COMPOSER(S) RESULT
1 Stella “Ne vem, če sem v redu” Špela Jezovšek
2 Younite “The Cure” Jakob Zlatinšek, Pija Lucija Kralj
3 Alfirev “Črno bela lika” Patrik Šimenc, Žan Vončina, Tia Alfirev
4 Klarity “Diham” Klara Klasinc Brglez, Primož Jurendić, Niki Kozoderc
5 Marmoris “Moj pristan” Matic Skok, Blaž Horvat, Andraž Kos
6 Saška “Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh” Jure Skaza, Matic Mlakar
7 Pia Nina “Tukaj in zdaj” Pia Nina Stružnik Štefe, Jernej Kržič
8 Lana Hrvatin “Dream” Lana Hrvatin, Enej Žagar
9 Parvani Violet “Cupid” Veronika Steiner, Anže Zaveršnik, Aljaž Šumej, Florjan Ajdnik, Jaka Jeršič, Anže Lečnik
10 Astrid in Avantgarden “Sing to Me” Astrid Ana Kljun, Janez Hace, Martin Štibernik

EMA 2020EMA 2020 will be the 24th edition of the Slovenian national final format Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA). The competition will be used by RTV Slovenija to select Slovenia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Competing entries:Artists and composers were able to submit their entries to the broadcaster between 1 August 2019 and 18 November 2019. 74 entries were received by the broadcaster during the submission period. An expert committee consisting of Raiven (musician and singer), Mojca Menart (head of the publishing business of ZKP RTV SLO) and Jernej Vene (music editor for Radio Val 202) selected ten artists and songs for the competition from the received submissions. The competing artists were announced on 20 December 2019. Among the competing artists, Lina Kuduzović represented Slovenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, and Tinkara Kovač represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Final EMA 2020 will take place on 22 February 2020 at the RTV Slovenija Studio 1 in Ljubljana. Bozidar Wolfand was previously in the 1986 Yugoslav final and was also a backing singer for Yugoslavia at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest.The winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a three-member jury panel will select two entries to proceed to the second round. In the second round, a public vote selected “TBA” performed by TBA as the winner.

FINAL – 22 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) COMPOSER(S) RESULT
Ana Soklič “Voda” (Water) Ana Soklič, Bojan Simončič
Božidar Wolfand Wolf “Maybe Someday” Grigor Koprov, Božidar Wolfand Wolf, Helena Banič Wolfand
Gaja Prestor “Verjamem vase” (I believe in myself) Žan Serčič, Gaja Prestor
Imset “Femme Fatale” Jaka Peterka, Dejan Macura, Blaž Horvat, Jaka Ažman, Matej Pečaver, Rok Lunaček
INMATE “The Salt” Andrej Bezjak, Marko Duplišak, Miha Oblišar, Jure Grudnik
Klara Jazbec “Stop the World” Ed Fisher, Ani Cordero, Klara Jazbec
Lina Kuduzović “Man Like U” Lina Kuduzović
Manca Berlec “Večnost” (Eternity) Patrik Šimenc, Manca Berlec
Simon Vadnjal “Niši sam” (You’re not alone) Kevin Koradin, Clifford Goilo, Simon Vadnjal
Tinkara Kovač “Forever” Aleš Klinar, Anja Rupel
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”

SUPERFINAL – 22 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG PUBLIC VOTE PLACE
1
2

Promotion:

At Eurovision:

Semi-final:

Voting:

Points awarded to Slovenia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Slovenia (Final):

Points awarded by Slovenia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Slovenia (Final ):

Split voting results:

Split voting results from Slovenia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Slovenia (Final):

Artist: 

Ana Soklič
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – “Sebi” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Song

“”
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Sebi” – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: 01.02.2020, 08.02.2020, 15.02.2020, 22.02.2020
Second Chance: 29.02.2020
Final: 
07.03.2020
Host
Presenter(s) David Sundin, Linnea Henriksson, Lina Hedlund
Host broadcaster SVT
Participants
Number of entries  28
Selected entrant
Selected song
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest (Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love” • 2020 The Mamas – “Move”  • 2021►

Svezia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Swedish national broadcaster, Sveriges Television AB (Sweden’s Television – SVT) organised the national final Melodifestivalen 2020 in order to select the Swedish entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background

Before Eurovision: 

Melodifestivalen 2020: Melodifestivalen 2020 will be the 60th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen. It will be held between 1 February and 7 March, 2020. Presenters for the edition will be Lina Hedlund, David Sundin and Linnea Henriksson. The winner of the competition will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. The competition will be broadcast on SVT.

One singer has already been confirmed, Amanda Aasa the first runner-up of the Sveriges Radio P4 show, P4 Nästa.

Format

COMPETITION SCHEDULE
SHOW DATE CITY VENUE
Semi Final 1 1 February 2020 Linköping Saab Arena
Semi Final 2 8 February 2020 Gothenburg Scandinavium
Semi Final 3 15 February 2020 Luleå Coop Norrbotten Arena
Semi Final 4 22 February 2020 Malmö Malmö Arena
Second Chance Round 29 February 2020 Eskilstuna STIGA Sports Arena
Final 7 March 2020 Solna, Stockholm Friends Arena

PresentersOn 3 September 2019, Lina Hedlund (Lina Maria Hedlund), David Sundin (David Kai Lennart Abel Baker Sundin) and Linnea Henriksson (Ellen Linnea Petrea Henriksson) were announced as the presenters for the 60th edition of Melodifestivalen.

2.1.Competing entries: The twenty-eight competing entries were announced to the public during a press conference on 26 November 2019.

P4 Nästa (2008-2016 Svensktoppen nästa): 

ARTIST LÅT P4-DISTRIKT
Faith Kakembo “Through fire and rain” P4 Jönköping
Hildur Höglind “Further apart” P4 Dalarna
Julma (Torbjörn Emmoth, Jan Johansson, Simon Wilhelmsson, Daniel Snell, elgitarr och Peter Fredriksson)  “Om du bara hade lyssnat” P4 Norrbotten
Josephine Hansson  “Om du var min” P4 Malmöhus 
Lazy Afternoon (Pontus Nordborg, Lasse Johansson, Jörgen Ahlqvist, Christina Säfsten, Stefan Magnusson, Bo Ahlbertz och Maria Nordseth)  “Make love real” P4 Gotland
Zara & Jessica (Zara Kronvall Sigfridsson och Jessica Wetterstrand Sjöberg)  “Dansar med vinden” P4 Kristianstad
Gjenita (Gjenita Bekteshi) “Got you on my mind” P4 Halland
Hugo Andersson “Lovenote” P4 Jönköping
Amanda Aasa “Gå hem” P4 Västernorrland
Grass (Sam Alaish och Sebastian Öster) “Animal” P4 Örebro
Zulueta (Benjamin och Sebastian Edman, Linus Jonsheden och Arvid Josteus) “King of the ocean” P4 Kronoberg
MAYA (Maya Arctaedius) “Nej” P4 Västerbotten
Moving to Ashbury (Mathias Helsing Andersson och Elias Glad) “Out of Control” P4 Västmanland
Max Jeansson “Vi gör ingenting” P4 Kalmar
Tova Glyt “No ordinary girl” P4 Jämtland
Tim Lööv “All i need is you” P4 Stockholm
Theo Blixth “Smile” P4 Väst
Bürner (Mats Thuressons, Björn Ohlson och Jan (Janne) Andersson) “Hey-Hey” Östergötland
Vilma Flood  “Hands of Fate” P4 Dalarna
Browsing Collection (Moa Lenngren, Carolina Karlsson, Mimi Brander och Nora Lenngren) “Oh no” P4 Väst
Curt Hallqvist’s orkester (Gunilla Ståhlberg, Micke Hallqvist och Patric Dimander) “Dina ögon” P4 Uppland
Valter Nilsson “Friday night lights” P4 Göteborg
SOFIAA (Sofia Sjöö) “Andas” P4 Stockholm
Linn Wikblad “Better” P4 Gävleborg
Hildur Höglind (Hildur Höglind, Daisy Dehlén, Sven-Gunnar Petersson, Kristofer Johansson, Niclas Höglind och Sara Höglind) “Further apart” P4 Blekinge

Final

NR ARTIST LÅT LÅTSKRIVARE(TEXT OCH MUSIK) PLACERING
1 Faith Kakembo “Through fire and rain” Johannes Häger oplacerad
2 Hildur Höglind “Further apart” Joakim Budee, David Alexander Lomelino oplacerad
3 Hugo Andersson “Lovenote” Hugo Andersson, Rasmus Gustafsson oplacerad
4 Amanda Aasa “Gå hem” Amanda Aasa, Siri Jansson, Erik Grahn
5 Zulueta “King of the ocean” Benjamin Edman
6 Tova Glyt “No ordinary girl” Tova Glyt
7 Tim Lööv “All I need is you” Tim Lööv 1
8 Browsing Collection “Oh no” Moa Lenngren, Carolina Karlsson, Mimi Brander, Nora Lenngren

 

ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER(S)
Albin Johnsén (Albin) “Livet börjar nu” Robin Stjernberg, Albin Johnsén, Gino Yonan
Amanda Aasa (Sigrid Amanda Evangelina Aasa Dernbrant) “Late” Amanda Aasa, Siri Jansson, Erik Grahn, Alex Shield
Anis don Demina “Vem är som oss” Anderz Wrethov, Johanna Elkesdotter Wrethov, Anis Don Demina, Robin Svensk
Anna Bergendahl (Anna Henrietta Bergendahl) “Kingdom Come” Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Erik Bernholm, Anna Bergendahl
Dotter (Johanna Maria Jansson) “Bulletproof” Dino Medanhodzic, Johanna Jansson, Erik Dahlqvist
Drängarna (The Farmhands – “Starke Mange” (Magnus Olsson), “Sunna-Robert” (Robert Åhlin), “Olav i Fossen” (Olav Fossheim) och “Trygga Räkan” (Anders Wigelius))  “Pisa och dräng” Anders Wigelius, Robert Norberg, Jimmy Jansson
Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron (Ellen Laura Catharina Benediktson och Simon Johan Peyron) “Surface” Paul Rey, Laurell Barker, Anderz Wrethov, Sebastian von Koenigsegg, Ellen Benediktson
Faith Kakembo “Crying Rivers” Jörgen Elofsson, Liz Rodrigues
Felix Sandman (Karl Felix Wilhelm Sandman) “Boys with Emotions” Tony Ferrari, Parker James, Peter Thomas, Philip Bentley, Nicki Adamsson, Felix Sandman
Frida Öhrn (Frida Maria Elisabet Öhrn) “We Are One” Frida Öhrn, Hampus Eurenius, Nicklas Eklund
Hanna Ferm (Hanna Alma Beata Ferm) “Brave” David Kjellstrand, Jimmy Jansson, Laurell Barker
Jakob Karlberg “Om du tror att jag saknar dig” Nanne Grönvall, Isak Hallén, Henrik Moreborg, Jakob Karlberg
Klara Hammarström (Klara Lovisa Hammarström) “Nobody” Erik Smaaland, Palle Hammarlund, Klara Hammarström
Linda Bengtzing (Linda Birgitta Bengtzing) “Alla mina sorger” Yvonne Dahlbom, Jesper Welander, Adam Jönsson, Linda Bengtzing
Malou Prytz (Malou Trasthe Prytz) “Ballerina” Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Jimmy Jansson
Mariette (Mariette Petra Carola Hansson, MaryJet) “Shout It Out” Thomas G:son, Cassandra Ströberg, Alex Shield, Mariette Hansson
Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella (Leopoldo Jorge Méndez Alcayaga, DJ Méndez feat. Álvaro Raúl Estrella Zapata) “Vamos amigos” Palle Hammarlund, Jimmy Jansson, Jakke Erixson, Leo Mendéz
Mohombi (Mohombi Nzasi Moupondo) “Winners” Jimmy Jansson, Mohombi Moupondo, Palle Hammarlund
Nanne Grönvall (Marianne Elisabeth “Nanne” Grönvall) “Carpool Karaoke” Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall
OVÖ “Inga problem” Nicholas Frandsen, Lukas Nathanson, Jean-Willy Akofely, Nickie Osenius Kouakou
Paul Rey (Pauli Jokela) “Talking in My Sleep” Paul Rey, Lukas Hällgren, Alexander Standal Pavelich
Robin Bengtsson (Hans Robin Gustav Bengtsson, B Robin) “Take a Chance” Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Frederik Reichhardt, Marcus Winther-John
Sonja Aldén (Sonya) “Sluta aldrig gå” Bobby Ljunggren, David Lindgren Zacharias, Sonja Aldén
Suzi P (Suzi Estera Pancenkov) “Moves” Joy Deb, Suzi Pancekov, Aniela Eklund, Malou Ruotsalainen, Chanel Tukia, Kenny Silverdique
The Mamas “Move” Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, Herman Gardarfve
Thorsten Flinck (Thorsten (Torsten) Flinck) “Miraklernas tid” Thomas G:son
Victor Crone (Victor Fritz-Crone, Vic Heart) “Troubled Waters” Dino Medanhodzic, Benjamin Jennebo, Victor Crone
William Strid (Björn Emilio William Strid) “Molnljus” Markus Lidén, Christian Holmström, David Kreuger, William Stridh

Semi-finals:

Semi Final 1The first semi final will take place on the 1st of February 2020 at the Saab Arena in Linköping.

DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES (TELEVOTE/APP) PLACE RESULT
ROUND 1 (VOTES) ROUND 2  TOTAL (POINTS)
Malou Prytz “Ballerina”
Felix Sandman “Boys with Emotions”
OVÖ “Inga problem”
The Mamas “Move”
Suzi P “Moves”
Sonja Aldén “Sluta aldrig gå”
Robin Bengtsson “Take a Chance”

Semi Final 2The second semi final will take place on the 8th of February 2020 at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg.

DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES PLACE RESULT
ROUND 1 ROUND 2 TOTAL
Linda Bengtzing “Alla mina sorger”
Dotter “Bulletproof”
Anna Bergendahl “Kingdom Come”
Thorsten Flinck “Miraklernas tid”
Klara Hammarström “Nobody”
Paul Rey “Talking in My Sleep”
Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella “Vamos amigos”

Semi Final 3The third semi final will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the Coop Norrbotten Arena in Luleå.

DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES PLACE RESULT
ROUND 1 ROUND 2 TOTAL
Faith Kakembo “Crying Rivers”
Amanda Aasa “Late”
Albin Johnsén “Livet börjar nu”
Drängarna “Piga och dräng”
Mariette “Shout It Out”
Anis don Demina “Vem är som oss”
Mohombi “Winners”

Semi Final 4The fourth semi final will take place on the 22nd of February 2020 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö.

DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES PLACE RESULT
ROUND 1 ROUND 2 TOTAL
Hanna Ferm “Brave”
Nanne Grönvall “Carpool Karaoke”
William Strid “Molnljus”
Jakob Karlberg “Om du tror att jag saknar dig”
Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron “Surface”
Victor Crone “Troubled Waters”
Frida Öhrn “We Are One”

Second Chance RoundThe Second Chance Round (Andra Chansen) will take place on the 29th of February 2020 at the Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna. This is the first time in the history of the competition that the city will host a Melodifestivalen round.

DUEL DRAW ARTIST SONG TELEVOTE/APP RESULT
VOTES POINTS
I 1
2
1
2
III 1
2
IV 1
2

Final. The Final will take place on the 7 March 2020 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Draw Artist Song Juries Televote/App Total Place
Votes Points
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Detailed International Jury Votes
Draw Song Total
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
International Jury Spokespersons
 –,  –,  –,  –,  –,  –,  –,  –

Detailed televoting results
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Promotion:

At Eurovision:

Semi-final:

Voting:

Points awarded to Svezia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Svezia (Final):

Points awarded by Svezia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Svezia (Final ):

Split voting results:

Split voting results from Svezia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Svezia (Final):

Artist: 

The Mamas 
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Song

“”
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Too Late for Love” – John Lundvik • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Second half – Semi-final 2.

Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Azerbaigian
National selection
Selection process
Selection date(s) Artist:
Song:
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue İTV –
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Azerbaigian in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Chingiz – “Truth” • 2020 Efendi – “Cleopatra” • 2021►

Azerbaigian participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by .  was internally selected by the Azerbaigian national broadcaster, İctimai Televiziya (İctimai Televiziya və Radio Yayımları Şirkəti, Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company – İTV/İctimai TV)  to represent Austria in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics): 

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Night 1 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

Night 2 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.1.2.Final (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Azerbaigian (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Azerbaigian (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Azerbaigian (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Azerbaigian (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Azerbaigian (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Azerbaigian (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Efendi
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Chingiz – “Truth” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Samira Efendi - Cleopatra.png
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Truth” – Chingiz • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Belgio
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 01.10.2019
Song: .02.2020
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue VRT, RTBF –
Participants
Number of entries 1
Selected entrant Hooverphonic (Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts, Luka Cruysberghs)
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Belgio in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Eliot – “Wake Up” • 2020 Hooverphonic – “Release Me” • 2021►

Belgium participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by Hooverphonic. Hooverphonic was selected internally by the Belgian national broadcaster, Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie / Radio-Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organisation / Radio-Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française – VRT/RTBF) to represent Belgium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics): 

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Night 1 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

Night 2 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.1.2.Final (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Belgio (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Belgio (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Belgio (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Belgio (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Belgio (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Belgio (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Hooverphonic
Background information
Birth name
Born
Origin Belgio
Occupation(s)
Years active
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country Belgio
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Eliot – “Wake Up” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Hooverphonic is a Belgian band that formed in October 1995. Though originally categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be described as a lone genre, but rather encompass alternative, electronica, electropop, rock, and a mixture of others. The band originally called themselves Hoover, but later changed their name to Hooverphonic after discovering other groups were already using the Hoover name and to avoid any legal issues with the vacuum cleaner company.

On 10 October 2008, Geike Arnaert, the lead singer of the band, announced she would leave the group by the end of the year to pursue her solo career. Arnaert had been working on solo material for a few months.[1] The last concert Hooverphonic did with Geike was on 13 December 2008 in Tele-Club, Ekaterinburg, Russia. It was filmed by the local MTV station and was shown on Russian TV in 2009.

On 29 October 2010, Hooverphonic announced a new single on their website. The videoclip showcased fourteen possible singers but only one of them, Noémie Wolfs, proved to be the real successor to Geike Arnaert. On 4 November 2010, the new singer was announced on De Laatste Show at the VRT, the Flemish public broadcasting organization.

On 26 March 2015, Hooverphonic announced that Noémie Wolfs would be leaving the band “in mutual agreement”. In April 2018, Hooverphonic introduced their new singer Luka Cruysberghs.

They will represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular: The original members of the group were vocalist Esther Lybeert, keyboardist Frank Duchêne, bassist Alex Callier, and guitarist Raymond Geerts. Lybeert recorded several demos with the group; however, she backed out of the band on the day they were to sign their contract with Sony Music. The band then brought in Liesje Sadonius to record the album. Sadonius left Hooverphonic on amicable terms shortly after the release of A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular. Kyoko Baertsoen, singer for fellow Belgian trip hop band Lunascape, filled in for Sadonius for three months of a European tour in 1997 before Geike Arnaert was made the permanent singer later that year.

The band achieved international recognition through the inclusion of the Stereophonic track “2Wicky” on the soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1996 film Stealing Beauty. “2Wicky” also appeared on the soundtracks of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Heights. The track’s main riff is sampled from Isaac Hayes’ recording of the 1960s hit “Walk On By”.

Additional session musicians for Stereophonic include Eric Bosteels, a session drummer with Hooverphonic from 1997–98 (replaced by Mario Goossens until 2005) and David Poltrock, a keyboard player with the group on and off from 1998 until 2005. In 1998, Hooverphonic also contributed to the Depeche Mode tribute album For the Masses with their cover of “Shake the Disease”.

Blue Wonder Power Milk: After an extensive European tour with artists such as Massive Attack, Morcheeba, and Apollo 440, and a tour opening for Fiona Apple in the United States in 1997, the band released Blue Wonder Power Milk in 1998 with 18-year-old Arnaert on vocals. A marked departure from their debut, the album is driven less by breakbeats and samples and more by organic string elements and traditional song structures.

The single “Club Montepulciano” was a hit in native Belgium and a minor college hit in the U.S., while “Renaissance Affair” was featured in the North American commercial campaign for the new Volkswagen Vapor Beetle. “This Strange Effect” and “Eden” were both featured in American cell phone commercials; “This Strange Effect” for the Motorola SLVR, and in 2006, “Eden” for the Cingular 8525. “Eden” was also used in the 1998 slasher film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. At the time of their release, both songs were also featured in two separate third-season episodes of La Femme Nikita. Shortly afterward, Sarah Brightman recorded a cover of “Eden” on her 1998 album “Eden”. Yoko Kanno samples the opening track “Battersea” on “Cyberbird” on the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. 2.

At this point, Frank Duchêne decided to quit the band: “Having made two successful albums for Sony Music with his band Hooverphonic, and after extensive touring as support for Fiona Apple, Moloko & Massive Attack, he was unhappy with the project and near the end of 1998, decided to leave.”

The Magnificent Tree: The band followed up Blue Wonder Power Milk with 2000’s The Magnificent Tree, which expands on the sound of Milk with a warmer, more approachable sound. Highlights from the album are the string-laden “Out of Sight”, “Mad About You”, and the title track.

The same year, Hooverphonic was asked to write a song specifically for the opening ceremony of the 2000 European Football Championship, which took place in Brussels, Belgium. The result – a 12-minute-long track called “Visions” – became the theme song of the championship, and Hooverphonic’s performance at the opening ceremony was heard/seen by more than 1 billion people.

On the heels of Tree’s success, the band became the first Belgian outfit to headline the Belgian musical festival Rock Werchter in 2001.

Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane: 2002 saw the group shifting gears again, this time releasing the concept album Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane. The album tells the story of the fictional title character, a celebrity and singer catapulted into stardom at the expense of her relationship with her twin sister. Driven to the brink of insanity by the pressures of fame, Jackie quits show business and returns home to attempt reconciliation, where her sister kills them both with a poisoned last supper.

Jackie Cane retains the dreamy elements of Hooverphonic’s previous works, most notably on songs “Nirvana Blue” and “Human Interest” (which contains references to “Echoes” by Pink Floyd), but tracks like “The World Is Mine” (the first single) and “Day After Day” have a clear Broadway influence and quality to them. The album went platinum in Belgium and won the group ZAMU’s Best Pop/Rock Band and Best Album awards in 2002.

Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic: In 2003, the band released an album performed live in a studio with an orchestra entitled Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic, featuring a selection of songs from the band’s body of work, as well as the new songs “Antarctica” and “The Last Thing I Need Is You”, and a cover of Lee Hazlewood’s “My Autumn’s Done Come”. The band launched into an extended European tour in September 2003, performing in over 100 concert halls.

No More Sweet Music: The band’s fifth studio album, a double CD entitled No More Sweet Music/More Sweet Music, was released in December 2005. Both CDs include the same 11 tracks, however, they are all different versions.

Singles ’96 – ’06: In 2006 the band left Sony/BMG, complaining of lack of label support for No More Sweet Music. A best-of album (Singles ’96 – ’06) was released to end the relation with Sony/BMG. The band went on to work without a label.

The President of the LSD Golf ClubIn an interview for the Spanish TV program Nosolomusica, Alex Callier gave some hints of a new, more psychedelic orientation for the band’s forthcoming music. During a show in Moscow (October 2007), the band revealed the first single of the new album, “Expedition Impossible”.

The President of the LSD Golf Club was released in October 2007 in Belgium and the Netherlands. The album was released in Europe in March 2008. Following the release, Geike announced she would be leaving the band to pursue a solo career.

The Night Before and Release of A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular: On 29 October 2010 Hooverphonic released the single “The Night Before” to introduce new singer Noémie Wolfs. This was followed on November 26 by the release of the full-length album “The Night Before”. The album went platinum in Belgium soon after its release.

On 9 November 2011 they announced the re-release of their first album, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular.

Band members: 

Timeline:

Discography: The discography of the Belgian band Hooverphonic includes eight studio albums, one live album, one EP, one compilation album and several singles.

HOOVERPHONIC DISCOGRAPHY
STUDIO ALBUMS 8
LIVE ALBUMS 1
COMPILATION ALBUMS 1
EPS 1
SINGLES 25

Albums:

Studio albums:

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
BEL NLD FRA SWI
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
(credited as Hoover)
Released: 29 July 1996Label: Columbia

Format: Digital download, CD

17
Blue Wonder Power Milk Released: 11 August 1998Label: Epic

Format: Digital download, CD

7
The Magnificent Tree Released: 26 September 2000Label: Epic

Format: Digital download, CD

2 124 BEL: 2x Platinum
Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane Released: 28 October 2002Label: Columbia

Format: Digital download, CD

1 87 113 BEL: Platinum
No More Sweet Music/More Sweet Music Released: 14 November 2005Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

2 99 BEL: Gold
The President of the LSD Golf Club Released: 2007Label: PIAS

Format: Digital download, CD

4 99 BEL: Gold
The Night Before Released: 19 April 2011Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

2 34 BEL: Platinum
Reflection Released: 15 November 2013Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

1 51 BEL: Platinum
In Wonderland Released: 11 March 2016Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

1 26 BEL: Gold
Looking for Stars Released: 16 November 2018Label: Universal Music

Format: Digital download, CD

4 74 BEL: Gold
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums:

Title Details Peak chart positions
BEL SWI
Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic Released: 16 December 2003Label: Columbia Records

Format: Digital download, CD, DVD

4 93
Hooverphonic with Orchestra Live Released: 26 October 2012Label: Columbia Records

Format: Digital download, CD, DVD

1
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums:

Title Details Peak chart positions
BEL NLD
Singles ’96–’06 Released: 21 November 2006Label: Sony BMG

Format: Digital download, CD

8
Hooverphonic with Orchestra Released: 23 March 2012Label: Columbia Records

Format: Digital download, CD

1 69
The Best of Hooverphonic Released: 21 October 2016Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

6
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays:

TITLE DETAILS
BATTERSEA
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: Digital download

Singles:

As lead artist:

YEAR TITLE PEAK CHART POSITIONS ALBUM
BEL NLD FRA ITA UK
1996 “2WICKY” 105 A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
“WARDROPE”
“INHALER”
“BARABAS”
1998 “CLUB MONTEPULCIANO” Blue Wonder Power Milk
“EDEN” 12
“THIS STRANGE EFFECT”
“LUNG” (REMIX)
2000 “MAD ABOUT YOU” 23 83 39 8 104 The Magnificent Tree
“VINEGAR & SALT” 53
2001 “OUT OF SIGHT (BEST FRIENDS)” 60 32
“JACKIE CANE” 53 100
2002 “THE WORLD IS MINE” 48 45 Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane
“SOMETIMES” 36 69
2003 “ONE” 61
“THE LAST THING I NEED IS YOU” 52 Sit Down and Listen to Hooverphonic
2005 “WAKE UP” 52 No More Sweet Music
2006 “YOU HURT ME” 44
“DIRTY LENSES” (REMIX) 56
“WE ALL FLOAT”
2007 “EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE” 30 The President of the LSD Golf Club
“GENTLE STORM” 54
2008 “CIRCLES” 73
“50 WATT”
2010 “THE NIGHT BEFORE” 3 97 The Night Before
2011 “ANGER NEVER DIES” 5 15
“ONE TWO THREE” 48 26
“HEARTBROKEN” 55
2012 “HAPPINESS” 40 Hooverphonic with Orchestra
“UNFINISHED SYMPATHY” 27
“RENAISSANCE AFFAIR” (2012) 58
“GEORGE’S CAFÉ” 80
2013 “AMALFI” 4 Reflection
2014 “ETHER” 54
“BOOMERANG” 56
“ABC OF APOLOGY”
“GRAVITY” 54
2015 “BADABOUM”
(FEATURING ÉMILIE SATT AND LITLO TINZ)
3 In Wonderland
2016 “I LIKE THE WAY I DANCUSE OF MUSIC IN TELEVISION AND MOVIES: “2WICKY” HAS APPEARED IN NUMEROUS MOVIES, INCLUDING I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, PERMANENT MIDNIGHT, THE INTERVIEW, BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI’S STEALING BEAUTY, AS WELL AS AN EPISODE OF ENTOURAGE. “2WICKY” AND “INHALER” WERE ALSO FEATURED ON EPISODES OF CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION AND ARE ALSO ON THE SERIES SOUNDTRACK.

“Eden” is included on the soundtrack of the film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and in episode 10 of season three of the series La Femme Nikita.

“Renaissance Affair” and “This Strange Effect” were used in the Belgian movie Shades, as was “Shades” (the theme composed for the film). “Renaissance Affair” was also used in the USA in a Volkswagen New Beetle TV ad circa 2000. Alex Callier worked as the composer for the movie. “This Strange Effect” was also used in the 20th episode of La Femme Nikita.

“Battersea” was used in the 1999 pilot of the NBC TV series Third Watch and in the end of the show’s last episode (“Goodbye to Camelot”), in 2005.

“Mad About You” was used in the CBS TV series Cold Case, in the third-season episode “Sanctuary”. The song was also featured in the film A Lot Like Love during the New Year’s Eve sequence, in the 2002 film New Best Friend, and in Driven. Netflix also used this song in The Umbrella Academy, episode “I Heard a Rumor”.

“The World is Mine” was featured as the theme song of the UK television series Mile High (2003–2005), which follows the lives of an airline crew at the fictional UK airline “Fresh!”.

Hooverphonic’s music has also appeared in a number of commercials and other TV series.

“Mad About You” was featured as the ending song in the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy”, (Series 1, episode 8).

3.4.Song

“”
Hooverphonic - Release Me.png
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country Belgio
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Wake Up” – Eliot • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Croazia
National selection
Selection process „DORA 2020.“
Selection date(s) 29 February 2020
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue HRT –
Participants
Number of entries 16
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Croazia in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Roko Blažević – “The Dream” • 2020 Damir Kedžo – “Divlji Vjetre” • 2021►

Croatia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by .  The Croatian national broadcaster, Hrvatska radiotelevizija (Croatian Radiotelevision – HRT) organised the national final „DORA 2020.“ in order to select the Croatian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.BackgroundPrior to the 2020 Contest, Croatia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-four times since its first entry in 1993. Croatia’s highest placing in the contest, to this point, has been fourth place, which the nation achieved on two occasions: in 1996 with the song “Sveta ljubav” performed by Maja Blagdan and in 1999 “Marija Magdalena” performed by Doris Dragović. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004 contest, Croatia had featured in six finals. In 2019, Croatia failed to qualify to the final, placing 14th in the second semi-final with the song “The Dream” performed by Roko.

2.Before Eurovision: 

„DORA 2020.“:„DORA 2020.“ will be the twenty-first edition of the Croatian national selection Dora, which will select Croatia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition will consist of up to 16 entries competing in one final.

FormatThe combination of points from a viewer vote and ten regional jury groups determined the winner. According to the competition rules, in the event of a tie for the first place, the winner was the entrant ranked highest by the public televote.

2.1.Competing entries: Artists and composers were able to submit their entries to the broadcaster between 5 November and 15 December 2019. An expert committee selected sixteen artists and songs for the competition from the received submissions. The list of competing artists and songs were released on 23 December 2019. Shortly after the list was released, Goran Karan withdrew from the competition. As a result of this, Elis Lovrić and her song “Jušto” participated in the national selection instead.

ARTIST SONG COMPOSER(S)
Aklea Neon “Zovi ju mama” (Call her mama)
Alen Vitasović & B. Matija Čerina (Božidarka Matija Čerina) “Da se ne zatare” (So as not to get old)
Bojan Jambrošić “Više od riječi” (More than words) Antonija Šola
Colonia (Boris Đurđević i
Ivana Lovrić)
“Zidina” (Walls) Boris Đurđević
Damir Kedžo “Divlji vjetre” (Will winds)
Đana “One” 
Edi Abazi “Coming Home”
Elis Lovrić “Jušto” () Elis Lovrić
Goran Karan “My Legacy Is Love” Nikša Bratoš
Indira Levak (Indira Vladić) “You Will Never Break My Heart” Branimir Mihaljević
Jure Brkljača “Hajde nazovi me!” (Life is magic)
Lorena Bućan “Drowning”
Lorenzo, Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe “Vrati se iz Irske” (Come back from Ireland)
Marin Jurić Čivro “Naivno” (Naive)
Mia Negovetić “When It Comes to You” Linnea Deb, Anderz Wrethov
Nikola Marjanović “Let’s Forgive”
Zdenka Kovačiček “Love, Love, Love” Branimir Mihaljević

+ 4 rezervne skladbe:

1. Elis Lovrić – “Jušto”
2. Marcela Orosi – “Let me Break Your Heart”
3. Dino Petrić – “Što si meni ti” (What you are to me)
4. Singrlice – “Zavičaj” (Homeland)

2.1.1.Final () – 

1. Marin Jurić Čivro – Naivno
2. Goran Karan – My legacy is love
3. Edi Abazi – Coming home
4. Mia Negovetić – When it Comes to You
5. Colonia – Zidina
6. Zdenka Kovačićek – Love, Love, Love
7. Lorenzo feat Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe – Vrati se iz Irske
8. Jure Brkljača – Hajde nazovi me!
9. Damir Kedžo – Divlji vjetre
10. Lorena Bućan – Drowning
11. Alen Vitasović & B. Matija Čerina – Da se ne zatare
12. Aklea Neon – Zovi ju mama
13. Indira – You Will Never Break My Heart
14. Nikola Marjanović – Let’s forgive
15. Đana – One
16. Bojan Jambrošić – Više od riječi

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Croatia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Croatia (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Croatia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Croatia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Croatia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Croatia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Damir Kedžo
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Roko Blažević – “The Dream” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Damir Kedžo - Divlji vjetre.png
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “The Dream” – Roko Blažević  • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Cipro
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) Artist:
Song:
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant Sandro Nicolas (Σάντρο Νικόλα, Alessandro H. Rütten)
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Cipro in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Tamta – “Replay” • 2020 Sandro – “Running” • 2021►

Cyprus participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by Sandro Nicolas. Sandro Nicolas was selected internally by the Cypriot national broadcaster, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (Ραδιοφωνικό Ίδρυμα Κύπρου Radiofonikó Ídryma Kýprou, Kıbrıs Radyo Yayın Kurumu – CyBC, ΡΙΚ, KRYK) to represent Cyprus in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Competing entries: 

2.1.1.Final – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Cipro (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Cipro (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Cipro (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Cipro (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Cipro (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Cipro (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Sandro
Background information
Birth name Alessandro H. Rütten (Sandro Nicolas)
Born 2 August 1996 (age 23) Heinsberg, Germany
Genres Pop
Origin Germany, US, Greece
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Tamta – “Replay” • 2020 Sandro Nicolas – “” • 2021►

Alessandro Rütten / Αλεσσάντρο Ρύττεν (born 4 October 1996), better known as Sandro / Sandro Nicolas is a singer from Germany. He will represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Career: Sandro was born in Heinsberg to a Greek mother and an American father. He was raised in Germany, where he started his career in music.

In 2018, he participated in season 8 of The Voice of Germany (the German version of The Voice). He performed Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” in the Blind Auditions, and all four coaches turned for him. He was eliminated in the Sing Off round.

In 2019, Sandro represented the United States in the New Wave competition in Sochi, Russia and finished in 5th place. On 29 November 2019, Cypriot broadcaster CyBC revealed that Sandro will represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

3.3.Song

“”
Sandro - Running.png
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Replay” – Tamta • 2020 “” – Sandro Nicolas • 2021►

Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Israele
National selection
Selection process Artist: HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion 2020 (הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון 2020)
Song: Kdam Eurovision 2020 (קדם אירוויזיון, Kdam-Erovizyon, Pre-Eurovision (קדם-אירוויזיון) / Kdam (קדם, Pre)
Selection date(s) Artist: Auditions 1-15 (20 November 2019-18 December 2019), Shortlisting rounds 1-4 (21 December 2019-29 December 2019), Top 20 round (), Heat 1-4 (), Semi-final 1-3 (), Wildcard round (), Semi-final 4 (), Final ()
Song:
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
  Israele in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Kobi Marimi – “Home” • 2020 Eden Alene – “Feker Libi” • 2021►

Israel participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Israeli national broadcaster, Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (תאגיד השידור הישראלי‎, Ta’agid HaShidur HaYisra’eli; هيئة البث الإسرائيلي‎, Hayyat al-Bathi al-Isrāʼīlī)- IPBC; כאן‎, Here / Makan, مكان‎, A place) collaborated with the commercial broadcaster Keshet and Tedy Productions, which organisied the reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion 2020 (הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון, The Next Star For Eurovision) in order to select the Israeli entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Israel had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest forty-two times since its first entry in 1973. Israel has won the contest on four occasions: in 1978 with the song “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” performed by Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta, in 1979 with the song “Hallelujah” performed by Milk and Honey, in 1998 with the song “Diva” performed by Dana International and in 2018 with the song “Toy” performed by Netta Barzilai. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Israel has failed to reach the final six times. In 2005, Shiri Maimon gave the country its tenth top five result, finishing fourth. Having failed to qualify for the final for four consecutive years (2011–14), Israel reached the final for the first time in five years, with Nadav Guedj finishing ninth in 2015, and the country has participated in the final every year since. Israel’s fourth victory came when Netta won the 2018 contest in Lisbon, with the song “Toy”. The next year where the contest was held in Israel, Kobi Marimi represented the country on home soil with the song “Home”, finishing twenty-third with 35 points in the final.

The Israeli entry for the 2020 Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel will be selected through the reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa L’Eirovizion (“The Next Star for Eurovision”), which was organised by Keshet and Tedy Productions. This will be the fifth time that the Israeli entry was selected through a collaboration with Keshet and Tedy Productions. An additional show will also enable the public to select the song that the Israeli representative will sing, which had previously been selected internally.

2.Before Eurovision: 

HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion 2020 (הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון, The Next Star For Eurovision): The singer who will perform the Israeli entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was selected through the reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion (“The Next Star for Eurovision”), the original version of the international format Rising Star produced by Tedy Productions and Keshet Media Group. HaKokhav HaBa has been used since 2015 to select the Israeli artist for Eurovision. The shows were hosted by Assi Azar and Rotem Sela and featured a judging panel composed of Asaf Amdursky, Keren Peles, Shiri Maimon (2005 Israeli Eurovision entrant), Static & Ben-El Tavori and Itay Levi.

The competition commenced on 20 November 2019. All shows in the competition were broadcast on Keshet 12 as well as online via mako.co.il.

Shows

2.1.Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics): 

Auditions (שלב האודישנים): The auditions were broadcast commenced on 20 November 2019. Among the contestants were Ohad Shragai who was one of the composers behind the Israeli entry in 2019, “Home” and a finalist of Kokhav Nolad 8, Eden Alene, the winner of the third season of The X Factor Israel, Moran Aharoni, a competitor of Kohav Nolad 4, Lihi Toledano, the daughter of Eurovision 1982 representative of Israel Avi Toledano, Shira Gavrielov, Miki Gavrielov’s daughter, Daniel Ben Haim, a competitor of Kokhav Nolad 5 and Or Adi, a competitor of The Voice Israel season 1 and Liora Itzhak, an Indian origin singer. 

Advanced (עבר / עברה), Eliminated (הודחה / הודח), Saved (ניצלה מהדחה על ידי המנחים), Withdrew (פרשה)

DRAW PERFORMER SONG JUDGES’ VOTE (הצבעת השופטים) SCORE RESULT
AMDURSKY STATIC & TAVORI MAIMON PELES LEVI
AUDITION 1 (20 NOVEMBER 2019)
1 Ella-Lee Lahav (אלה-לי להב) “You Don’t Own Me” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 95% Advanced 
2 Ilor Bar (אילור בר) “Power” No Yes Yes No Yes 67% Eliminated 
3 Ohad Shragai (אוהד שרגאי) “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced 
4 Noa Maman (נועה ממן) “Khayati” (חייאתי) No Yes No Yes Yes 60% Eliminated 
5 Raviv Kaner (רביב כנר) “Angels” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 93% Advanced 
6 Danielle Ben Efraim (דניאל בן-אפריים) “Neshima” (נשימה) No Yes Yes No Yes 72% Advanced 
7 Or Amrami-Brockman (אור עמרמי ברוקמן) “Ma ata rotse mimeni” (מה אתה רוצה ממני) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 97% Advanced 
AUDITION 2 (23 NOVEMBER 2019)
1 Eden Alene (עדן אלנה) “Alive” (בחיים) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 87% Advanced
2 Yanai Ben Hamo (ינאי בן חמו) “Yesh en sof” (יש אין סוף) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
3 Lee Eller (לי אלר) “Sheva ba’erev” (שבע בערב) No Yes Yes No Yes 63% Eliminated
4 Lali Kolishkin (ללי קולישקין) “Stay” (תישאר) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 95% Advanced
5 Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club (מועדון הקצב של אביהו פנחסוב) “Hilton Tel Aviv” / “Yamim yafim” (הילטון תל אביב / ימים יפים) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 79% Advanced
6 Adam Lahav (אדם להב) “Crazy in Love” (שיגעון באהבה) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 67% Eliminated
7 Loai Ali (לואי עלי) “Tslil meitar” (צליל מיתר) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 79% Advanced
AUDITION 3 (24 NOVEMBER 2019)
1 Ido Kolton (עידו קולטון) “Rise Up” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 72% Advanced
2 Ram Naim (רם נעים) “Tafast li makom” (תפסת לי מקום) No No No No Yes 41% Eliminated
3 Dana Lapidot (דנה לפידות) “All by Myself” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
AUDITION 4 (27 NOVEMBER 2019)
1 Gaya Shaki (גאיה שאקי) “Set Fire to the Rain” (הצת את הגשם) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 87% Advanced
2 Gafna Rachel Pinto (גפנה רחל פינטו) “Listen” Yes Yes No No Yes 69% Eliminated
3 Yohai Tzarfati (יוחאי צרפתי) “Mitga’aga’at” (מתגעגעת) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 71% Advanced
4 Nathan Quatorze (נתן קטורזה) “It Will Rain” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
5 Yuval Beider-Peretz (יובל בידר פרץ) “Hakol ad lekan” (הכל עד לכאן) Yes Yes No Yes No 67% Saved
6 Omer Eliyahu (עומר אליהו) “Rak shelach” (רק שלך) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 83% Advanced
7 David Sodi (דוד סודי) “Halev sheli” (הלב שלי) No No No No Yes 28% Eliminated
8 Galit Fahima (גלית פחימה) “Oolai hapa’am” (אולי הפעם) Yes Yes No No Yes 49% Eliminated
9 Dorel Saadon (דוראל סעדון) “Someone You Loved” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 95% Advanced
AUDITION 5 (30 NOVEMBER 2019)
1 Yahel Yaish (יהל יעיש) “Soldi” (כסף) No Yes Yes Yes No 71% Advanced
2 Zohar Manor (זהר מנור) “Nana Banana” (נהנה בננה) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
3 Moran Aharoni (מורן אהרוני) “Believer” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
4 Sagi Trabelsi (שגיא טרבלסי) “Lekh im ha’emet shelkha” (לך עם האמת שלך) No No Yes No 46% Eliminated
5 Racheli Tareka (רחלי טרקה) “Issues” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 87% Advanced
6 Nicki Goldstein (ניקי גולדשטיין) “Someone You Loved” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 85% Advanced
7 Stefanie Dúnio (סטפני דיוניו) “Whenever, Wherever” (בכל זמן, בכל מקום) No Yes Yes Yes No 65% Eliminated
8 Lihi Toledano (ליהי טולדנו) “Af akhat” (אף אחת) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 91% Advanced
AUDITION 6 (1 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Shira Gavrielov (שירה גבריאלוב) “Shallow” (רדוד) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 91% Advanced
2 Dave Spektor (דייב ספקטור) “Caruso” No Yes Yes Yes 58% Saved
3 Itzik Shamli (איציק שמלי) “Kama haser” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 81% Withdrew
AUDITION 7 (2 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Daniel Ben Haim (דניאל בן-חיים) “Ve’im tavo’i elai” (ואם תבואי אליי) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 81% Advanced
2 Kim Kate Rose (קים קייט רוז) “Addicted To You” No Yes Yes 49% Eliminated
3 Or Eddie (אור אדי) “Barcelona” (ברצלונה) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 77% Advanced
AUDITION 8 (4 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Yinon Hagag (ינון חג’ג’) “Tagidi lo” (תגידי לו) Yes Yes Yes Yes No 80% Advanced
2 Oneg Israel (ענג ישראל) “Turning Tables” (להפוך את היוצרות) Yes Yes Yes Yes No 80% Advanced
3 Barak Biton (ברק ביטון) “Livchor nachon” (לבחור נכון) No Yes —  No No 46% Eliminated
4 Ofer Naveh (עופר נוה) “Laisse-moi t’aimer” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 71% Advanced
5 Shira Tzafari (שירה צפרי) “Karma Police” No No Yes Yes Yes 58% Saved
6 Judah Gavra (יהודה גברה)  “Somebody to Love” (מישהו לאהוב) No No No No 33% Eliminated
7 Galit Weizman (גלית ויצמן) “The Show Must Go On” (המופע חייב להימשך) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 77% Advanced
AUDITION 9 (7 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Eden Zohar Sivan (עדן זהר סיון) “Who’s Lovin’ You” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 92% Advanced
2 80 Vemashu (80 ומשהו) “Big in Japan” (גדול ביפן) Yes Yes Yes Yes No 55% Eliminated
3 Nethanel Sherf (נתנאל שרף) “Ma ata rotse mimeni” (מה אתה רוצה ממני) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 86% Advanced
4 Eilon Elkayam (איילון אלקיים) “Haim shlemim” (חיים שלמים) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Advanced
5 Layla Suleiman (לילה סולימאן; Rotem Shefy רותם שפי / Shefita שֵׁפִיטָה) “Beautiful” (יפה) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Withdrew
6 Alan Butcher (אלן בוצוייר) “Balaila” Yes Yes Yes Yes 84% Advanced
7 Lidor Sailo (לידור סאילו) “Cry Me a River” No No No Yes No 53% Eliminated
AUDITION 10 (8 DECEMBER 2019)
1 HaTavlinim (התבלינים) “Nim’as li mimekh” (נמאס לי ממך) No Yes —  Yes Yes 59% Saved
2 Noa Farag (נועה פרג’) “Without You” No No Yes Yes Yes 66% Eliminated
3 Eldad Cohen (אלדד כהן) “Klum lo ta’im” (כלום לא טעים) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 78% Advanced
AUDITION 11 (9 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Gaella Brown (גאלה בראון) “Ain’t Nobody” Yes Yes Yes 75% Advanced
2 Nave Mamo (נווה מאמו) “Hello” (הֶלוֹ)  No No No Yes No 51% Eliminated
3 Liora Itzhak (ליאורה יצחק) “Mala mala” (“מעלה מעלה) Yes Yes Yes Yes No 74% Advanced
AUDITION 12 (11 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Chen Hadar(חן הדר) “Jealous” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 83% Advanced
2 Michael Tsidon (מיכאל צידון) “Khayati” (חייאתי) Yes Yes Yes Yes 72% Advanced
3 Atara Oryah (עטרה אוריה) “Achshav o l’olam” (עכשיו או לעולם) Yes Yes Yes Yes 73% Advanced
4 Hila Vaknin (הילה וקנין) “Rak otkha” (רק אותך) No No No No No 17% Eliminated
5 Dikla Malka (דיקלה מלכה) “Stone Cold” (קר כאבן) No Yes Yes No Yes 66% Saved
6 Wonder Years “It Must Be Love” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 77% Advanced
7 Bar Furman (בר פורמן) “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” No Yes Yes Yes No 78% Advanced
AUDITION 13 (14 DECEMBER 2019)
1 HaHertzelim (ההרצלים) “Soldi” (כסף) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 77% Advanced
2 Oren Ettinger (אורן אטינגר) “Crazy” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 85% Advanced
3 Yuval Gez (יובל גז) “Over the Rainbow” (אי שם מעבר לקשת) Yes Yes Yes No Yes 69% Eliminated
4 Eden Shabi (עדן שאבי) “Mima at mefahedet” (ממה את מפחדת) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 72% Advanced
5 Lital David (ליטל דוד) “Jealous” No No No Yes Yes 46% Saved
6 Zion Huri (ציון חורי) “Hurricane” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 77% Advanced
7 Rotem Edri Tuchner (רותם אדרי טוכנר) “Djadja” No Yes No No [8] 47% Eliminated
AUDITION 14 (15 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Yossi Asher (יוסי אשר) “En li ahava” (אין לי אהבה) Yes No Yes No Yes 51% Saved
2 Noy Halperin (נוי הלפרין) “Never Enough” No Yes Yes Yes No 72% Advanced
3 Maya Eliyahu (מאיה אליהו) “Shkufim” (שקופים) No No No Yes No 48% Eliminated
4 Ron Peretz (רון פרץ) “Roobama” (רובאמה) Yes Yes No Yes Yes 81% Advanced
AUDITION 15 (18 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Lidor Ben Atia (לידור בן עטיה) “Shetisaref ha’ahava” () Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 70% Advanced
2 Linoy Akale (לינוי אקלה) “Get Lucky” No No Yes 41% Saved
3 Ben Tzur (בן צור) “Shmama” (שממה) No Yes No No Yes 56% Eliminated
4 Shir Argi (שיר ערגי) “Yerushalayim shel zahav” (ירושלים של זהב) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
5 Amit Sadan (עמית סדן) “You Should See Me in a Crown” (אתה צריך לראות אותי בכתר) Yes No No No No 41% Eliminated
6 Shiran Avayou (שירן אבאיו) “It’s My Life” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 92% Advanced

Shortlisting rounds:

DRAW PERFORMER SONG JUDGES’ VOTE SCORE RESULT
AMDURSKY STATIC & TAVORI MAIMON PELES LEVI
SHORTLISTING ROUND 1 (21 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Ohad Shragai (אוהד שרגאי) “Mono” (מונו) No Yes Yes Yes No 60% Saved
2 Lali Kolishkin (ללי קולישקין) “Addicted to You” (מכורה אליך) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
3 Yahel Yaish (יהל יעיש) “Perfect” (מושלם) Yes No No No 20% Eliminated
4 Gaya Shaki (גאיה שאקי) “Bad Romance” (רומן רע) Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Saved
5 Ella- ()Lee Lahav (אלה-לי להב) “Into You” (בקטע שלך) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
6 Galit Weizman (גלית ויצמן) “Russian Roulette” (רולטה רוסית) No No Yes Yes Yes 60% Eliminated
7 Atara Oryah (עטרה אוריה) No Yes No No 20% Eliminated
8 Eden Shabi (עדן שאבי) “Aluf haolam” (אלוף העולם) No Yes Yes No No 40% Eliminated
9 Zion Huri (ציון חורי) “Proud” (גאה) No No Yes No No 20% Eliminated
10 Lidor Ben Atia (לידור בן עטיה) “HaLev sheli” (הלב שלי) Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Eliminated
11 Or Amrami-Brockman (אור עמרמי ברוקמן) “Nitzakht iti hakol” (ניצחת איתי הכל) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
SHORTLISTING ROUND 2 (25 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Raviv Kaner (רביב כנר) “Sign of the Times” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
2 Moran Aharoni (מורן אהרוני) “Love Runs Out” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
3 Dikla Malka (דיקלה מלכה) “Who’s Lovin’ You” No Yes No No 20% Eliminated
4 Michael Tsidon (מיכאל צידון) “Aramam” Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Eliminated
5 Ofer Naveh (עופר נוה) “Yekariti” (יקירתי) Yes Yes Yes No 60% Eliminated
6 HaTavlinim (התבלינים) “Tango” Yes No Yes Yes Yes 80% Saved
7 Lital David (ליטל דוד) “Freedom” No No No 0% Eliminated
8 Eilon Elkayam (אילון אלקיים) “Misheo oleh tamid iti” (מישהו הולך תמיד איתי) No No No 0% Eliminated
9 Alan Butcher (אלן בוצוייר) “Impossible” No No No 0% Eliminated
10 Or Eddie (אור אדי) “Hoevet oti tamid” (אוהבת אותי אמיתי) No Yes Yes Yes No 60% Saved
11 Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club (מועדון הקצב של אביהו פנחסוב) “Avrom” (אברום) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
SHORTLISTING ROUND 3 (28 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Dorel Saadon (דוראל סעדון) “Heaven” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
2 Eden Alene (עדן אלנה) “Fallin’” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
3 Yuval Beider-Peretz (יובל בידר פרץ) “Veulai” (ואולי) No No Yes No 20% Eliminated
4 Omer Eliyahu (עומר אליהו) “Shuvi lebeitech” (שובי לביתך) No Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Saved
5 Sarah Hoffman (שרה הופמן; Rotem Shefy רותם שפי  / Shefita שֵׁפִיטָה) “Womanizer” (רודף שמלות) Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Withdrew
6 Nicki Goldstein (ניקי גולדשטיין) “Million Reasons” (מיליון סיבות) No Yes Yes Yes No 60% Saved
7 Yohai Tzarfati (יוחאי צרפתי) “Shmama” (שממה) Yes Yes Yes No 60% Eliminated
8 Bar Furman (בר פורמן) “Skyfall” (שמיים נופלים) No No Yes Yes Yes 60% Eliminated
9 Dana Lapidot (דנה לפידות) “Mangina” (מנגינה) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
SHORTLISTING ROUND 4 (29 DECEMBER 2019)
1 Nathan Ktorza “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
2 Linoy Akale “You’re the One That I Want” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 100% Advanced
3 Yossi Asher “Besof mitraglim lehakol” Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Eliminated
4 Ron Peretz “Af echad lo ba li” No No No No 0% Eliminated
5 Lihi Toledano “Melade” Yes Yes Yes No No 2060% Eliminated
6 Shiran Avayou “Poison” Yes Yes Yes 60% Eliminated
7 Nethanel SheLoai Alirf “Hello” No Yes No No 20% Eliminated
8 Eden Zohar Sivan “I Wish” No Yes Yes Yes 60% Saved
9 Loai Ali “Kehev shel lohamim” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 60% Saved
10 Oneg Israel “Aieka” Yes Yes Yes No No 60% Saved
Eliminated contestants whose performances were not included in the shows
המתמודדים שהגיעו לשלב זה אך לא שודרו בטלוויזיה
Chen Hadar Ido Kolton Shira Tzafari
Daniel Ben Haim Liora Itzhak Wonder Years
Danielle Ben Efraim Noy Halperin Yanai Ben Hamo
Dave Spektor Oren Ettinger Yinon Hagag
Eldad Cohen Racheli Tareka Zohar Manor
Gaella Brown Shir Argi
HaHertzelim Shira Gavrielov

Top 20 round:

DUEL (דו קרב) 🆚 DRAW ARTIST SONG JUDGES’ VOTE (הצבעת השופטים) SCORE RESULT
AMDURSKY (אמדורסקי) STATIC & TAVORI (סטטיק ותבורי) MAIMON (מימון) PELES LEVI
PART 1 (4 JANUARY 2019)
I 1 Eden Alene “Power” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 86% Advanced
2 HaTavlinim “Tel Aviv balayla” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 70% Saved
II 3 Or Edi “Kmo Cinderella” No Yes Yes No Yes 50% Eliminated
4 Or Amrami-Brockman “Kol yom kmo ness” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
III 5 Nathan Katorza “Uptown Funk” Yes Yes Yes No Yes 70% Eliminated
6 Gaya Shaki “Crazy” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 92% Advanced
IV 7 Ella-Lee Lahav “Hey Mama” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 90% Advanced
8 Nicki Goldstein “Creep” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 73% Saved
PART 2 (5 JANUARY 2019)
V 9 Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club “Zingara” / “Neshama kapara mami” No Yes Yes Yes No 52% Saved
10 Linoy and Gil “Diamonds” No No No Yes Yes 67% Advanced
VI 11 Ohad Shragai “Wake Me Up” No Yes Yes Yes No 57% Saved
12 Eden Zohar Sivan “Doo Wop (That Thing)” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 80% Advanced
VII 13 Dana Lapidot “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” No No Yes No Yes 61% Eliminated
14 Moran Aharoni “River” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 85% Advanced
VIII 15 Raviv Kaner “The Show Must Go On” No Yes No Yes No 55% Saved
16 Dorel Saadon “All of Me” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
PART 3 (9 JANUARY 2019)
IX 17 Oneg Israel “Proud Mary” Yes Yes No No No 47% Eliminated
18 Lali Kolishkin “Turning Tables” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 88% Advanced
X 19 Loai Ali “Lindana Lindana” No No Yes Yes Yes 60% Saved
20 Omer Eliyahu “Pri ganeh” No No No Yes Yes 68% Advanced

Heat 1:

DUEL DRAW ARTIST SONG JUDGES’ VOTE SCORE RESULT
AMDURSKY STATIC & TAVORI MAIMON PELES LEVI
PART 1 (11 JANUARY 2019)
I 1 Eden Alene & Moran Aharoni “A Natural Woman” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 92% Advanced
2 Dorel Saadon & Eden Zohar Sivan “Stand by Me” Yes Yes Yes Yes No 75%
II 3 HaTavlinim “Shnei meshugaim” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 60%
4 Ohad Shragai “Hey” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 77% Advanced
III 5 Avihu Pinhasov Rhythm Club “Einaim sheli” Yes Yes No Yes No 45%
6 Loai Ali “Ratsiti ledaber itcha” No Yes Yes Yes Yes 78% Advanced
IV 7 Linoy and Gil “Eretz ktana im safam” No No Yes Yes 35%
8 Raviv Kaner “Aba” No Yes Yes Yes No 67% Advanced
V 9 Ella-Lee Lahav & Or Amrami-Brockman “Señorita” Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 95%
PART 2 (13 JANUARY 2019)
10 Gaya Shaki & Lali Kolishkin “Umbrella” %
VI Nicki Goldstein “” %
Omer Eliyahu “” %

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Semi-final 1 () – 

Semi-final 2 () – 

Semi-final 3 () – 

Wildcard round:

Semi-final 4 () – 

2.1.2.Final () – 

HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion (“השיר הבא לאירוויזיון”)The final will be held on 3 March 2019. All songs will be performed by TBA and the winning song will be chosen by a combination of votes from a professional jury (65%), the judging panel (5%) and televoting (30%).

DRAW SONG SONGWRITER(S) JURY
(65%)
JUDGING PANEL (5%) TELEVOTE
(30%)
TOTAL PLACE
AMDURSKY STATIC & TAVORI MAIMON PELES LEVI TOTAL
1
2
3
4

סדר שיר נקודת שיפוט 1 נקודת שיפוט 2 נקודת שיפוט 3 הוועדה הצופים ניקוד סופי מקום
1
2
3
4

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Israele (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Israele (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Israele (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Israele (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Israele (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Israele (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Eden Alene
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Kobi Marimi – “Home” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Feker Libi.jpg
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Home” – Kobi Marimi • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Malta
National selection
Selection process Artist: X Factor Malta 2020
Song: Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: 06.10.2019-13.10.2019 (Castings, Bootcamp, Six Chair Challenge & Judges Houses)
Final: 08.02.2020
Host
Presenter(s) Ben Camille
Host broadcaster – Venue TVM – MFCC – Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Attard
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Michela Pace – “Chameleon” • 2020 Destiny – “All Of My Love”  • 2021►

Malta participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Maltese national broadcaster, Public Broadcasting Services Limited / Television Malta (Televixin Malta – PBS / TVM) used the talent show X Factor Malta’s second season to decide their representative, who will perform a song selected internally by the broadcaster for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 32 times since its first entry in 1971. Malta briefly competed in the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1970s before withdrawing for sixteen years. The country had, to this point, competed in every contest since returning in 1991. Malta’s best placing in the contest thus far was second, which it achieved on two occasions: in 2002 with the song “7th Wonder” performed by Ira Losco and in 2005 with the song “Angel” performed by Chiara.Malta participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Maltese national broadcaster, Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) used the talent show X Factor Malta’s second season to decide their representative, who will perform a song selected internally by the broadcaster for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In 2019, Malta returned to the final after two years with Michela Pace, performer also selected through X Factor Malta, and the pop entry Chameleon, managing to achieve a fourteenth place in the Saturday show with 107 points.

2.Before Eurovision:  The second season premiered on 6 October 2019. As with the inaugural season, the format will continue to serve as the Maltese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The winner of the second season of X Factor Malta will represent the island nation at the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

X Factor MaltaOn 11 October 2019, the Maltese national broadcaster PBS announced through their official website that the second season of X Factor Malta would be used as national selection for their performer in Eurovision 2020. The shows started with the first auditions on 6 October 2019 with weekly shows aired on Sundays on TVM lasting until the start of the live shows in January 2020. The final of the show will then take place on 8 February 2020.

The second season premiered on 6 October 2019. As with the inaugural season, the format will continue to serve as the Maltese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The winner of the second season of X Factor Malta will represent the island nation at the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Pre-auditions

Judges’ Auditions (6 October 2019–3 November 2019)

X FACTOR MALTA − SEASON 2 (AUDITIONS)
SHOW 1 (6 OCTOBER 2019)
DRAW ARTIST SONG RESULT
1 Ian Bondin Original song Eliminated
2[a] Abigail Bartolo “Bound to You” Eliminated
Anne Marie Ellul “Hello” Eliminated
Etienne Bugeja “We Are the World” Eliminated
Nadesh Buhagiar “Stone Cold” Eliminated
Patricia Utulu Eliminated
Silvan Mula “Halo” Eliminated
3 Justine Shorfid “All I Want” Joins the bootcamp
4 Jurgen Volkov “Say You Won’t Let Go” Joins the bootcamp
5 Kelvin Cassar “Lucky You” Eliminated
6[b] Eric Baldacchino “All I Want” Joins the bootcamp
Jessica Micallef Joins the bootcamp
Maria Ellul “Ex’s & Oh’s” Joins the bootcamp
Sheriden Balzan Joins the bootcamp
Luke Vassallo “Stand by Me” Joins the bootcamp
Ela Cachia Joins the bootcamp
7 Maya Sesay “Natural Woman” Joins the bootcamp
8 Cora Elizabeth Lewis “When I Was Your Man” Joins the bootcamp
9 Lisa Marie Tabone “Lovesong” Joins the bootcamp
10 Two Blocks Away “Wicked Game” Joins the bootcamp
11 Faraqui “Stand by Me” Eliminated
12 Kersten Graham Original song Joins the bootcamp
13 Edward Abdilla “Riptide” Joins the bootcamp
14 Luke Baldacchino Original song Joins the bootcamp
15 Giovanni Original song Joins the bootcamp
16 Michelle “Natural Woman” Joins the bootcamp
“I Just Want to Make Love to You”
17 Melicent Abela “Always Remember Us This Way” Eliminated
18 Rodianne Vella “Hasta Mañana” Eliminated
SHOW 2 (13 OCTOBER 2019)
1 Engelbert Compagno Eliminated
2 Dayle Camilleri “Bruises” Joins the bootcamp
3 Justin Mamo “Falling Like the Stars” Joins the bootcamp
4 Jelena Attard “One and Only” Joins the bootcamp
5 Nicole Mallia “Price Tag” Eliminated
6 Rebecca Mifsud “La vie en rose” Joins the bootcamp
7 Steve Azzopardi “Lady Is a Tramp” Eliminated
8 Cherton Caruana “Young and Beautiful” Joins the bootcamp
9 Priscilla Borg “Hallelujah” Eliminated
10 Estelle Imbroll “House of the Rising Sun” Joins the bootcamp
11 Cain Portelli Original song Joins the bootcamp
12 Glenn Farrugia “Say Something” Joins the bootcamp
13 Demi Galea “Addicted to You” Joins the bootcamp
14 Bernadette Mangion “Rise Up” Joins the bootcamp
15 Janica Aquilina “All I Want” Eliminated
16 Kyle Kutajar “I’m Not the Only One” Joins the bootcamp
17 Fitzpatrick Schembri “Tears in Heaven” Joins the bootcamp
18 Chris Cassar “Photograph” Joins the bootcamp
19 Anthony Scinto “No Good in Goodbye” Joins the bootcamp
20 Benjamin Attard Medley Joins the bootcamp
21 Maria Magro “Take Me to Your Heaven” Eliminated
SHOW 3 (20 OCTOBER 2019)
1 Jasmine Abela “Best Part” Joins the bootcamp
2 Chasmaine Sultana “Rolling in the Deep” Eliminated
3 Ludivine O’Toole “Habanera” Joins the bootcamp
4[c] Kirsty Vidal “Jar of Hearts” Eliminated
Clive Isaac Gucci “No Matter What” Eliminated
Michela Fenech Conti “The Bare Necessities” Eliminated
Julian Sultana “Titanium” Eliminated
Owen Stivala “Take Me to Church” Eliminated
5 Paul Anthony “One Woman Man” Joins the bootcamp
6 Danica Muscat “Bohemian Rhapsody” Eliminated
7 Matt Blxck “Rocketman” Joins the bootcamp
8 Marston Farrugia “Toxic” Eliminated
9[d] Megan Caruana “Mercy” Joins the bootcamp
Jake Camilleri “Home” Joins the bootcamp
Logan Borg “You Are the Reason” Joins the bootcamp
Hannah Elkekli “Somebody to Hold” Joins the bootcamp
Brad Cardona “Hold My Girl” Joins the bootcamp
Mark Spiteri “No Matter What” Joins the bootcamp
10 Marija Bellia Original song Joins the bootcamp
11 Chanelle Zarb Original song Joins the bootcamp
12 Dwayne Mifsud Original song Joins the bootcamp
13 Ilenia Camilleri “You’re My World” Joins the bootcamp
“Love Yourself”
14 Courtney Seguna “Cry” Eliminated
15 Chrissy Washington “She Used to Be Mine” Joins the bootcamp

Bootcamp  (10 November 2019-17 November 2019) 

Six Chair Challenge (24 November 2019-15 December 2019)The 24 successful acts were:

SEASON 2 / MENTOR CATEGORY ACTS RESULTS
IRA LOSCO GIRLS Jasmine Abela, Gail Attard, Marija Bellia, Destiny Chukunyere, Karin Duff, Justine Shorfid
HOWARD KEITH DEBONO GROUPS Bloodline, Chord, F.A.I.T.H, Reign, Sweet Chaos, Yazmin & James
ALEXANDRA ALDEN OVERS Edward Abdilla, Celine Agius, Chantal Catania, Paul Cuschieri, Kersten Graham, Jozi
RAY MERCIECA BOYS Matt Blxck, Kyle Cutajar, Dav. Jr, Giovanni, Karl Schembri, Jurgen Volkov

Judges’ Houses (22 December 2019-5 January 2020): The Judges’ Houses episodes were broadcast on 22 and 29 December 2019.

Summary of Judges’ Houses
JUDGE CATEGORY ASSISTANT CONTESTANTS ELIMINATED
MERCIECA Boys Amelia Lily Matt Blxck, Giovanni, Jurgen Volkov
LOSCO Girls Louisa Johnson Gail Attard, Marija Bellia, Karin Duff
ALDEN Overs The New Victorians Chantal Catania, Kersten Graham, Jozi
DEBONO Groups Lil’ Eddie Chord, Reign, Sweet Chaos

2.1.Finalists / Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics):

Key:

     – Eliminated
CATEGORY (MENTOR) ACTS
BOYS (MERCIECA) Kyle Cutajar Dav. Jr Karl Schembri
GIRLS (LOSCO) Jasmine Abela Destiny Chukunyere Justine Shorfid
OVER 25S (ALDEN) Ed Abdilla Celine Agius Paul Anthony
GROUPS (DEBONO) Bloodline F.A.I.T.H Yazmin and James

2.1.1.Live shows (12 January 2020-8 February 2020)The live shows began on Sunday, 12 January 2020. They were filmed at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Attard, Malta.

Results summary:

Colour key
     – Contestant in the bottom two/three and had to perform in the Sing-Off
     – Contestant was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
CONTESTANT WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5
ROUND ONE ROUND TWO ROUND THREE
BLOODLINE
CELINE AGIUS
DAV. JR
DESTINY CHUKUNYERE
ED ABDILLA
F.A.I.T.H
JASMINE ABELA
JUSTINE SHORFID
KARL SCHEMBRI
KYLE CUTAJAR
PAUL ANTHONY
YAZMIN AND JAMES
SING-OFF No Sing Off or Judges Vote, the public votes decide who wins.
ALDEN’S VOTE TO ELIMINATE
DEBONO’S VOTE TO ELIMINATE
LOSCO’S VOTE TO ELIMINATE
MERCIECA’S VOTE TO ELIMINATE
ELIMINATED

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Montenegro (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Montenegro (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Montenegro (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Montenegro (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Montenegro (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Montenegro (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Destiny
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Michela Pace – “Chameleon” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Chameleon” – Michela Pace • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Norvegia
National selection
Selection process Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: Semi-final 1 – 11.01.2020, Semi-final 2 – 18.01.2020, Semi-final 3 – 25.01.2020, Semi-final 4 – 01.02.2020, Second chance (Semi 5) – 08.02.2020 
Final: 15.02.2020
Host
Presenter(s) Kåre Magnus Bergh,
Ingrid Gjessing Linhave,
Ronny Brede Aase
Host broadcaster – Venue Semi-finals: H3 Arena, Fornebu
Final: Trondheim Spektrum
Participants
Number of entries 25
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Norvegia in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky” • 2020 Ulrikke – “Attention”  • 2021►

Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Norwegian national broadcaster, Norsk rikskringkasting AS (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation – NRK) organised the national final Norsk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 in order to select the Norwegian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Melodi Grand Prix 2020 is the 58th edition of the Norwegian music competition Melodi Grand Prix (MGP), the national final for the international Eurovision Song Contest. The competition is organized by NRK in January and February 2020, and a total of 25 songs will participate – the highest number in the history of the competition.

As 60 years have passed since Norway debuted in Eurovision Song Contest, the contest will be expanded wh five semi-finals, which will be held from 11 January and the following four Saturdays. Each region gets its own semi-final, with artists and songwriters from that region. One winner from each semi-finals gets send to the final February 15, 2020, where they meet five pre-qualified finalists selected by the broadcaster.[1][2] The semi-finals are held at the H3 Arena in Fornebu, while the final is arranged in Trondheim Spektrum. This is the first time Trondheim is hosting a Melodi Grand Prix final, and it is the first time since Melodi Grand Prix 1989 that the final is not arranged in Oslo.

Kåre Magnus Bergh is the host for the sixth time, while Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase will lead the competition for the first time. Of the ten finalists, viewers select one winner, who will represent Norway in Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in The Netherlands.

Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Norway had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifty-nine times since their first entry in 1960. Norway had won the contest on three occasions: in 1985 with the song “La det swinge” performed by Bobbysocks!, in 1995 with the song “Nocturne” performed by Secret Garden and in 2009 with the song “Fairytale” performed by Alexander Rybak. Norway also had the two dubious distinctions of having finished last in the Eurovision final more than any other country and for having the most “nul points” (zero points) in the contest, the latter being a record the nation shared together with Austria. The country had finished last eleven times and had failed to score a point during four contests. Following the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Norway has only failed to qualify on three occasions. In 2019, Norway was represented by KEiiNO with the song “Spirit in the Sky”. The country placed 6th in the final with 331 points.

The Norwegian national broadcaster, Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK), broadcasts the event within Norway and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. The broadcaster has traditionally organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix, which has selected the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in all but one of their participations.

As previous years, NRK invited Norwegian and foreign musicians to submit songs for the competition. Registration for Melodi Grand Prix 2020 opened on 2 March 2019, with a deadline of 31 July of the same year. There must be at least one Norwegian songwriter on each contribution submitted, and each songwriter could submit a maximum of three contributions. The new rules led to a significant decrease in the number of songs submitted. In total, the editorial board received about 800 contributions, compared to about 1,000 years in advance. A total of 25 songs participate in the competition – 20 songs scattered in the five semi-finals and five selected songs that are directly qualified for the final.

2.Before Eurovision: 

Melodi Grand Prix 2020Melodi Grand Prix 2020will be the 59th edition of the Norwegian national final Melodi Grand Prix, and it will select Norway’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Format: On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest, NRK decided to expand the competition with semi-finals for the first time since 2014.

The semi-final concept is based on the five regions Northern, Central, Western, Southern and Eastern Norway. Each region will have its own semi-final where artists and songwriters from that region will compete for a place in the final on 15 February 2019. In each semi-final, four songs are set up in two pairs, where the winners of each pair then compete in a Gold Duel, with the final winner being decided by online voting.

All shows will be hosted by Kåre Magnus Bergh, Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase. Kåre Magnus Bergh will be hosting for the sixth time, while Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase will host the show for the first time.

Voting: The television viewers will vote for one finalist from each semi-final, while a jury led by the Norwegian ESC head of delegation and supervisor Stig Karlsen, selected the last five finalists. The five pre-qualified finalists are presented in each semi-final to ensure equal broadcasting time for all ten finalists. Viewers can only vote through the tv channels website NRK.no.

In total, there will be ten participants in the final on 15 February, and the Norwegian television viewers will announce the winner. The selected winning song will represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in The Netherlands.

Schedule: In 2020, it is 60 years since Norway debuted in Eurovision Song Contest 1960 with Nora Brockstedt and “Voi Voi”. On the occasion of the anniversary, NRK decided to expand the competition with five semi-finals. This is the first time since 2014 that NRK will host semifinals ahead of the finals.

The quarter-final concept is based on the five regions Northern, Central, Western, Southern and Eastern Norway. Each region will have its own semi-final where artists and songwriters from that region will compete for a place in the final on 15 February. In each quarter-final, four songs participate, and viewers vote one winner from each final. All the semi-finals are broadcast directly from H3 Arena on Fornebu, while the final will come directly from Trondheim Spektrum.[5] This is the third time a Melodi Grand Prix finale has been held outside Oslo, and for the first time since 1989. It is also the first time that Trondheim is hosting the final.

For the first time, there will also be three hosts for the contest. Kåre Magnus Bergh will be hosting for the sixth time, while Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase will host the show for the first time. The program trio was announced 5 December 2019.

SEMI-FINAL DATE ARTIST REGION ARENA NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Semi-final 1 11 January 2020 Southern Norway H3 Arena Fornebu 4 + 1 pre-qualified
Semi-final 2 18 January 2020 Western Norway 4 + 1 pre-qualified
Semi-final 3 25 January 2020 Central Norway 4 + 1 pre-qualified
Semi-final 4 1 February 2020 Western Norway 4 + 1 pre-qualified
Semi-final 5 8 February 2020 Northern Norway 4 + 1 pre-qualified
Grand final 15 February 2020 National Trondheim Spektrum 10

2.1.Competing entries: A submission period was opened by NRK on 2 March 2019 and lasted until 31 July 2019, and about 800 entries were submitted. The submitted songs were reduced down to 20 semi-finalists and 5 pre-qualified finalists, and were published by NRK during press conferences held weekly from 6 January 2019 to 3 February 2019. The songs were released for sale and streaming the same day.

Didrik Solli-Tangen (2010 winner), Emil Solli-Tangen (2013 entrant), Kim Rysstad (2012 entrant), Raylee (2015 entrant), Tone Damli (2009 entrant) and Ulrikke Brandstorp (2017 entrant) are participants in the competition for the second time.

COMPETES AS ARTIST BORN SONG (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) COMPOSER(S) RETURNING NRK (OR SVT) SONG CONTEST(S) PARTICIPANT
Akuvi Beatrice Akuvi Hosen Kumordzie 1994 “Som du er” (“As You Are”) Beatrice Akuvi Kumordzie, Andreas Stone Johansson N/A
Didrik & Emil Didrik Solli-Tangen
Emil Solli-Tangen
1987
1991
“Out of Air” Fredrik Boström, Mats Tärnfors, Niclas Lundin, Didrik Solli-Tangen Melodi Grand Prix 2010, Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and Stjernekamp 2017
Melodi Grand Prix 2013
Geirmund Geirmund Hansen 1988 “Come Alive” Eric Lumiere, Jonas H. Jensen, Niklas Rosstöm N/A
Kim Rysstad Kim André Rysstad 1981 “Rainbow” Knut Bjørnar Asphol, Kim André Rysstad Melodi Grand Prix 2012 and Stjernekamp 2019
Lisa Børud 1996 “Talking About Us” Jimmy Jansson, Anderz Wrethov, Maia Wright, Laurell Barker Eurovision Song Contest 2018 (dancer) and Stjernekamp 2017
Raylee Raylee Charlotte Kristiansen 1997 “Wild” Andreas Stone Johansson, Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker Melodi Grand Prix 2015 and Stjernekamp 2014
Sondrey Sondre Mulongo Nystrøm 1994 “Take My Time” Ola Frøyen, Eric Lumiere, Terchi Pippuri Stjernekamp 2019
Tone Damli Tone Damli Aaberge 1988 “Hurts Sometimes” Helge Moen, Jim Bergsted, Jethro Fox, Tone Damli Melodi Grand Prix 2009 and Melodifestivalen 2013
Ulrikke Ulrikke Brandstorp 1995 “Attention” Christian Ingebrigtsen, Kjetil Mørland, Ulrikke Brandstorp Melodi Grand Prix 2017 and Stjernekamp 2018

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Semi-final 1: The first semi-final took place on 11 January 2020 at the H3 Arena in Fornebu.

Semi-final 1 – South Norway, H3 Arena at Fornebu, Bærum, 11 January 2020

The participants and all the pre-qualified finalists were announced during a press conference in Oslo on 6 January.

DUELS

SEMI-FINAL 1 – 11 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER(S) RESULT
DUEL 1 / ROUND 1
1 Geirmund “Come Alive” Eric Lumiere, Jonas H. Jensen, Niklas Rosström Eliminated
2 Lisa Børud “Talking About Us” Jimmy Jansson, Anderz Wrethov, Maia Wright, Laurell Barker Gold Duel
DUEL 2 / ROUND 2
3 Kim Rysstad “Rainbow” Knut Bjørnar Asphol, Kim André Rysstad Eliminated
4 Raylee “Wild” Andreas “Stone” Johansson, Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker Gold Duel
PROMO
Sondrey “Take My Time” Ola Frøyen, Eric Lumiere, Terchi Pippuri Pre-qualified
GOLD DUEL – 11 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES RESULT
1 Lisa Børud “Talking About Us” Eliminated
2 Raylee “Wild” Advanced

In this semi-final, the following pre-qualified finalist performed for the first time his song.

ARTIST SONG PLACE
Sondrey “Take My Time” Pre-qualified

Semi-final 2The second semi-final will take place on 18 January 2020 at the H3 Arena in Fornebu.

Semi-final 2 – East Norway H3 Arena at Fornebu, Bærum, 18 January 2020

Participants will be announced during a press conference on 13 January.

SEMI-FINAL 2 – 18 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER(S) RESULT
1
2
3
4
GOLD DUEL – 18 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES PLACE
1
2

In this semi-final, the following pre-qualified finalist performed for the first time his song.

ARTIST SONG PLACE
Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen “Out of Air” Pre-qualified

Semi-final 3The third semi-final will take place on 25 January 2020 at the H3 Arena in Fornebu.

H3 Arena at Fornebu, Bærum, 25 January 2020

Participants will be announced during a press conference on 20 January.

SEMI-FINAL 3 – 25 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER(S) RESULT
1
2
3
4
GOLD DUEL – 25 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES PLACE
1
2

In this semi-final, the following pre-qualified finalist performed for the first time his song.

ARTIST SONG PLACE
Akuvi “Som du er” (“As You Are”) Pre-qualified

Semi-final 4The fourth semi-final will take place on 1 February 2020 at the H3 Arena in Fornebu.

H3 Arena at Fornebu, Bærum, 1 February 2020

Participants will be announced during a press conference on 27 January.[10]

SEMI-FINAL 4 – 1 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER(S) RESULT
1
2
3
4
GOLD DUEL – 1 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES PLACE
1
2

In this semi-final, the following pre-qualified finalist performed for the first time his song.

ARTIST SONG PLACE
Ulrikke Brandstop “Attention” Pre-qualified

Semi-final 5The fifth semi-final will take place on 8 February 2020 at the H3 Arena in Fornebu.

H3 Arena at Fornebu, Bærum, 8 February 2020

Participants will be announced during a press conference on 3 February.

SEMI-FINAL 5 – 8 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER(S) RESULT
1
2
3
4
GOLD DUEL – 11 JANUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG VOTES PLACE
1
2

In this semi-final, the following pre-qualified finalist performed for the first time his song.

ARTIST SONG PLACE
Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes” Pre-qualified

FinalTen songs consisting of the five semi-final winners alongside with the five pre-qualified songs will compete during the final at the Trondheim Spektrum in Trondheim on 15 February 2020. This is the third time a Melodi Grand Prix finale has been held outside Oslo, and for the first time since 1989. It is also the first time that Trondheim is hosting the final.

The ten finalist songs will first be performed once, before the viewers vote. In the first round, the four best songs then go on to the gold final. In the gold final, the four gold finalists are set up in two pairs, where the winners of each pair then meet in a gold duel. In all rounds of voting, the Norwegian viewers choose the winner alone.

FINAL – 15 FEBRUARY 2020, TRONDHEIM SPEKTRUM, TRONDHEIM, 
DRAW ARTIST SONG (ENGLISH TRANSLATION) COMPOSER(S) RESULT
Akuvi “Som du er” (As you are) Beatrice Akuvi Kumordzie, Andreas “Stone” Johansson
Didrik & Emil “Out of Air” Fredrik Boström, Mats Tärnfors, Niclas Lundin, Didrik Solli-Tangen
Sondrey “Take My Time” Ola Frøyen, Eric Lumiere, Terchi Pippuri
Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes” Helge Moen, Jim Bergsted, Jethro Fox, Tone Damli
Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention” Christian Ingebrigtsen, Kjetil Mørland, Ulrikke Brandstorp
Raylee “Wild” Andreas “Stone” Johansson, Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker
GOLD FINAL – 15 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG TELEVOTE PLACE RESULT
1
2
3
4
GOLD DUEL – 15 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG TELEVOTE PLACE RESULT
1
2

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Norvegia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Norvegia (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Norvegia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Norvegia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Norvegia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Norvegia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Ulrikke
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Ulrikke - Attention.png
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “Spirit in the Sky” – KEiiNO • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Romania
National selection
Selection process
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
Final:
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Ester Peony – “On a Sunday” • 2020 ROXEN – “Alcohol You”  • 2021►

Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Romanian national broadcaster, Televiziunea Română (Societatea Românǎ de Televiziune / Romanian Television Corporation – SRTV / TVR) organised the national final Selecția Națională 2020 in order to select the Romanian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics): 

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Night 1 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

Night 2 (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.1.2.Final (Draw / Artist / Song / Total / Place) – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Romania (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Romania (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Romania (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Romania (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Romania (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Romania (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

ROXEN
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2019 Ester Peony – “On a Sunday” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”
Roxen Alcohol You Cover.png
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2019 “On a Sunday” – Ester Peony • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Ukraine
National selection
Selection process Vidbir 2020 (Відбір 2020) / Yevrobachennia. Natsionalnyi Vidbir (Євробачення. Національний відбір; Eurovision. National Selection) 
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: 08.02.2020. 15.02.2020
Final: 22.02.2020
Host
Presenter(s) Serhij Prytula / Сергій Притула
Host broadcaster – Venue NTU / STB  – Національний технічний університет України «Київський політехнічний інститут імені Ігоря Сікорського» (National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU “KPI”), Kiev
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2018 MÉLOVIN – “Under the Ladder” • 2020 Go_A – “Solovey”  • 2021►

Ukraine participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Ukrainian national broadcaster, National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (Національна суспільна телерадіокомпанія України, Natsionalna Suspilna Teleradiokompaniya Ukrayiny UA: Суспільне мовлення / UA: Суспільне  – НСТУ / UA:PBC) organised the national final Vidbir 2020 in order to select the Ukrainian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Prior to the 2019 Contest, Ukraine had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifteen times since its first entry in 2003. The nation had won the contest on two occasions: in 2004 with the song “Wild Dances” performed by Ruslana and in 2016 with the song “1944” performed by Jamala. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Ukraine had managed to qualify to the final in every contest they participated in thus far. Ukraine had been the runner-up in the contest on two occasions: in 2007 with the song “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” performed by Verka Serduchka and in 2008 with the song “Shady Lady” performed by Ani Lorak. Ukraine’s least successful result had been 19th place, which they achieved during the 2005, with the song “Razom nas bahato” performed by GreenJolly.

The Ukrainian national broadcaster, National Television Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC), broadcasts the event within Ukraine and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. In the past, UA:PBC had alternated between both internal selections and national finals in order to select the Ukrainian entry. Between 2011 and 2014, UA:PBC had set up national finals with several artists to choose both the song and performer to compete at Eurovision for Ukraine, with both the public and a panel of jury members involved in the selection. NTU withdrew from the contest for one year in 2015 due to the unstable financial and political situation caused by the conflict in east Ukraine. In 2016, NTU collaborated with the commercial broadcaster STB in order to organise a national final to select Ukraine’s entry, resulting in the selection of an entry that went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest. UA:PBC’s collaboration with STB continued in 2019 and planning until 2020 and 2021.

Before Eurovision: 

National final (Vidbir 2020) The Ukrainian national final will be held at the Palace of Culture “KPI” in Kyiv and consisted of two semi-finals held on 8 and 15 February 2020 and a final on 22 February 2020.

The expert jury that will vote during the shows will consist of:

  • Andriy Danylko (Андрій Данилко)– comedian and singer, represented Ukraine in 2007 as the drag artist Verka Serduchka (Вєрки Сердючки)
  • Tina Karol (Тіна Кароль) – singer, represented Ukraine in 2006
  • TBA () –

Competing entries:

ARTIST SONG SONGWRITER(S)
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”
TBA “TBA”

Semi-finals:

Semi-final 1:
SEMI-FINAL 1 – 8 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY TELEVOTE (SMS) / APP TOTAL PLACE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Semi-final 2: 
SEMI-FINAL 2 – 15 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY TELEVOTE (SMS) / APP TOTAL PLACE
VOTES PERCENTAGE POINTS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Final:

DRAW ARTIST SONG JURIES TELEVOTE TOTAL PLACE
1
2
3
4
5
6

Promotion:

At Eurovision:

Semi-final:

Voting:

Points awarded to Ucraina (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Ucraina (Final):

oints awarded by Ucraina (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Ucraina (Final ):

Split voting results:

Split voting results from Ucraina (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Ucraina (Final):

Artist: 

Go_A
Background information
Birth name
Born
Genres
Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄2018 MÉLOVIN – “Under the Ladder” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Song

“”
Go A - Solovey.jpeg
Single by
Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Appearance chronology
◄ 2018 “Under the Ladder” – MÉLOVIN • 2020 – “” • 2021