ESC 2020 – Selezioni Nazionali


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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).

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 The Netherlands all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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Country  The Netherlands
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) Artist:
Song: 

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster AVROTROS (in collaboration with NPO and NOS) – 

Participants

Number of entries 1
Selected entrant
Selected song “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” • 2020  – “” • 2021►

The Netherlands participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by .  was internally selected by the Dutch national broadcaster, Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep / Televisie Radio Omroep Stichting (General Association of Radio Broadcasting /  Television Radio Broadcasting Foundation – AVROTROS) to represent The Netherlands in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background

Before Eurovision: 

Internal Selection: 

Promotion:

At Eurovision:

Final:

Voting:

Points awarded to The Netherlands (Final):

Points awarded by The Netherlands (Semi-final ):

Semi-final 
Score Televote Jury
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Split voting results: The following five members comprised the Dutch jury:

Split voting results from The Netherlands (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from The Netherlands (Semi-final )
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Split voting results from The Netherlands (Final):

Split voting results from The Netherlands (Final)
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Background information

Birth name
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Origin The Netherlands
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Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country The Netherlands
Artist(s)
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Composer(s)
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Finals performance

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Appearance chronology

◄2019 Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

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◄ 2019 “Arcade” – Duncan Laurence • 2020 – “” • 2021►

France all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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Country France

National selection

Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist:
Song: 

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster France 2 – 

Participants

Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Bilal Hassani – “Roi” • 2020 – ” • 2021►

France participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The French national broadcaster, France 2 (France Télévisions – france·tv) organised the national final …. 2020 in order to select the French entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background

Before Eurovision: 

Internal Selection 2020:

Format:

Competing entries

Final () – 

Promotion:

At Eurovision:

Final:

Voting:

Points awarded to France (Final):

Points awarded by France (Semi-final ):

Semi-final 
Score Televote Jury
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Points awarded by France (Final ):

Final
Score Televote Jury
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Split voting results:

Split voting results from France (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from France (Semi-final )
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Split voting results from France (Final):

Split voting results from France (Final)
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Artist: 

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Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Artist(s)
Language
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Finals performance

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Appearance chronology

◄2019 Bilal Hassani – “Roi” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Song

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◄ 2019 “Roi” – Bilal Hassani • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Spain all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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Country Spain

National selection

Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 05.10.2019
Song: 

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster TVE –

Participants

Number of entries 1
Selected entrant Blas Cantó (Blas Cantó Moreno)
Selected song “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Miki – “La venda” • 2020 Blas Cantó – “” • 2021►

Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by Blas Cantó. Blas Cantó was internally selected by the Spanish national broadcaster, Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, S.A. (Spanish Radio and Television Corporation – RTVE) to Spain entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background

Before Eurovision: 

Internal Selection: 

Promotion:

At Eurovision:

Final:

Voting:

Points awarded to Spain (Final):

Points awarded by Spain (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Spain (Final ):

Split voting results:

Split voting results from Spain(Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Spain (Final):

Artist: 

Blas Cantó

Background information

Birth name Blas Cantó Moreno
Born 26 October 1991 (age 28)
Ricote, Murcia, Spain
Genres Pop
Origin Spain
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2000—present
Labels Warner Music Spain

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

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Appearance chronology

◄2019 Miki – “La venda” • 2020 Blas Cantó – “” • 2021►

Blas Cantó Moreno (nato il 26 ottobre 1991 a Ricote, Murcia) è un cantante spagnolo, salito alla ribalta come componente della boy band iberica Auryn. Rappresenterà la Spagna all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Biografia: Nato nella comunità autonoma della Murcia, Cantó ha esordito nella musica a otto anni, quando ha vinto il suo primo concorso musicale organizzato da Teresa Rabal, i Premi Veo Veo della regione murciana

Nel 2004 ha partecipato ad Eurojunior, il processo di selezione spagnolo per il rappresentante nazionale allo Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 con il brano “Sentir”. Nella serata finale del programma, Cantó si classificò secondo dietro a María Isabel con il brano “Antes muerta que sencilla”.

Nel 2009 è entrato a far parte della boy band Auryn insieme ad Álvaro García-Gango Guijarro, Carlos Pérez Marco, David Martín Lafuente e Daniel Fernández Delgado (Dani Fernández, che ha rappresentato la Spagna allo Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 con il brano “Te doy mi voz”). Nel 2011 il gruppo ha preso parte a Destino Eurovisión, il processo di selezione nazionale per l’Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Dopo aver superato le semifinali, si sono presentati alla serata finale con tre brani: “El sol brillará”, “Evangeline” e “Volver”. Con quest’ultimo il gruppo si è classificato secondo dietro a Lucía Pérez.

Dopo l’esperienza della selezione nazionale, il gruppo ha pubblicato il singolo di debutto “Breathe in the Light” seguito dal primo album Endless Road, 7058, scalando le classifiche spagnole nel 2013. Il successo del gruppo continuò anche con la pubblicazione degli album successivi Anti-Heroes (2013), Circus Avenue (2014) e Ghost Town (2015). Dopo lo scioglimento del gruppo avvenuto nel 2016, Cantó ha avviato la sua carriera da solista.

A luglio 2016 il cantante è stato confermato come concorrente alla quinta edizione del programma televisivo spagnolo Tu cara me suena (TCMS, gara fra vip, impegnati nell’imitazione di personaggi celebri del mondo della canzone, attraverso la reinterpretazione dei brani di questi ultimi) (Your Face Sounds Familiar, e in Italia, la versione è intitolata Tale e quale show, ed è condotto da Carlo Conti), vincendo l’edizione con il 55% dei voti dal parte del televoto nella finale.

Il 3 marzo 2017 ha pubblicato il suo primo singolo da solista “In Your Bed”, seguito poi nel 2018 dai singoli Drunk and Irresponsible ed “Él no soy yo”, quest’ultimo certificato disco di platino dalla PROMUSICAE con oltre 40.000 copie vendute a livello nazionale. Il 14 settembre 2018 ha pubblicato il suo album di debutto Complicado, che ha raggiunto la vetta della classifica spagnola.

Il 5 ottobre 2019 l’emittente radiotelevisiva spagnola RTVE ha confermato di aver selezionato internamente l’artista come rappresentante della Spagna all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020, a Rotterdam nei Paesi Bassi.

Discografia: 

• Solista: 

Album in studio

2018 – Complicado

Singoli:

  • 2017 – In Your Bed
  • 2017 – Drunk and Irrensponsible
  • 2018 – Él no soy yo
  • 2018 – Complicado
  • 2018 – No volveré (A seguir tus pasos)
  • 2019 – Dejarte ir (feat. Leire Martínez)
  • 2019 – Si te vas

• Con gli Auryn: 

  • 2011 – Endless Road, 7058
  • 2013 – Anti-Heroes
  • 2014 – Circus Avenue
  • 2015 – Ghost Town

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◄ 2019 “La Venda” – Miki • 2020 “” – Blas Cantó • 2021►

 

Germany all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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Country  Germania

National selection

Selection process Unser Lied für Rotterdam 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
Final:

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Participants

Number of entries
Selected entrant  
Selected song “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 S!sters – “Sister” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The German national broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk / Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Northern German Broadcasting / Working group of public broadcasters of the Federal Republic of Germany – NDR / ARD) organised the national final Unser Lied für  in order to select the German entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Unser Lied für Rotterdam

2.1.1.Format

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

The six finalists met twenty four international songwriters at the songwriting camp:

Artist Song Songwriter(s)

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

Unser Lied für Rotterdam –
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3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Germania (Final):

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

Points awarded by Germania (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Germania (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Germania (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Background information

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◄2019 S!sters – “Sister” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

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◄ 2019 “Sister” – S!sters • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

United Kingdom all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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Country  Regno Unito
National selection
Selection process Internal selection
Selection date(s) Artist:
Song: 
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue BBC –
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Regno Unito in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Michael Rice – “Bigger than Us” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

The United Kingdom participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by .  was internally selected by the British national broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to United Kingdom entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

2.1.Internal Selection: 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Regno Unito (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Regno Unito (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Regno Unito (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Regno Unito (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Regno Unito (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Background information

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◄2019 Michael Rice – “Bigger than Us” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

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◄ 2019 “Bigger than Us” – Michael Rice • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

Italy all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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Country Italia
National selection
Selection process 70º (LXX) Festival di Sanremo (Festival della canzone italiana, Italian song festival of Sanremo)
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: 04.02.2020, 05.02.2020, 06.02.2020, 07.02.2020
Final: 08.02.2020
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Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
Italia in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Mahmood – “Soldi” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Italia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Italian national broadcaster, Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A. (RAI) announced in November 2019 that the winning performer(s) of the 70º Festival di Sanremo 2020 would earn the right to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Italy had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest forty-four times since its first entry during the inaugural contest in 1956. Since then, Italy has won the contest on two occasions: in 1964 with the song “Non ho l’età” performed by Gigliola Cinquetti and in 1990 with the song “Insieme: 1992” performed by Toto Cutugno. Italy has withdrawn from the Eurovision Song Contest a number of times with their most recent absence spanning from 1998 until 2010. Their return in 2011 with the song “Madness of Love”, performed by Raphael Gualazzi, placed second—their highest result, to this point, since their victory in 1990. In 2018, Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro represented the nation with the song “Non mi avete fatto niente”, placing fifth with 308 points. In the 2019 edition, Mahmood represented Italy with the song “Soldi”, placing second with 472 points.

Between 2011 and 2013, the broadcaster used the Sanremo Music Festival as an artist selection pool where a special committee would select one of the competing artist, independent of the results in the competition, as the Eurovision entrant. The selected entrant was then responsible for selecting the song they would compete with. For 2014, RAI forewent using the Sanremo Music Festival artist lineup and internally selected their entry. Since 2015, the winning artist of the Sanremo Music Festival is rewarded with the opportunity to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest, although in 2016 the winner declined and the broadcaster appointed the runner-up as the Italian entrant.

2.Before Eurovision: 

Artist selection (Festival di Sanremo 2020): Italian broadcaster RAI confirmed that the performer that would represent Italy at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest would be selected from the competing artists at the Sanremo Music Festival 2020. According to the rules of Sanremo 2020, the winner of the festival earns the right to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest, but in case the artist is not available or refuses the offer, the organisers of the event reserve the right to choose another participant via their own criteria. The competition took place between 4-8 February 2020 with the winner being selected on the last day of the festival.

Twenty four artists will compete in Sanremo 2020. Among the competing artists will be former Eurovision Song Contest entrants Raphael Gualazzi and Francesco Gabbani, who represented Italy in 2011 and 2017 respectively. 

2.1.Competing entries: Gli artisti vincitori di Sanremo Giovani 2019 che hanno acquisito il diritto di partecipare al Festival, sono stati annunciati il 19 dicembre 2019, in diretta su Rai 1. I 22 artisti della sezione Campioni del Festival sono stati annunciati il 31 dicembre 2019, mentre i relativi brani saranno rivelati il 6 gennaio 2020, durante la puntata speciale del programma televisivo Soliti ignoti – Il ritorno.

  • sezione CAMPIONI 
Interprete Ultime partecipazioni al Festival
Achille Lauro 2019
Alberto Urso Esordiente
Anastasio Esordiente
Bugo e Morgan Esordiente e 2016 (come membro dei Bluvertigo)
Diodato 2018
Elettra Lamborghini Esordiente
Elodie 2017
Enrico Nigiotti 2019
Francesco Gabbani 2017
Giordana Angi 2012 (nella sezione Sanremosocial)
Irene Grandi 2015
Junior Cally Esordiente
Le Vibrazioni 2018
Levante Esordiente
Marco Masini 2017
Michele Zarrillo 2017
Paolo Jannacci Esordiente
Piero Pelù Esordiente
Pinguini Tattici Nucleari Esordienti
Rancore Esordiente (2019¹, ma non accreditato)
Raphael Gualazzi 2014
Riki Esordiente
Rita Pavone 1972
Tosca 2007

¹ ha partecipato accompagnando Daniele Silvestri.

Brani – Sezione Campioni: The performers are:

 
Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s)
Achille Lauro (Lauro De Marinis) “Me ne frego” (I don’t care) Achille Lauro
Alberto Urso “Il sole ad est” (The sun at east) Gerardo Pulli, Piero Romitelli
Anastasio (Marco Anastasio) “Rosso di rabbia” (Red with anger) Anastasio
Bugo e Morgan (Cristian Bugatti e Marco Castoldi) “Sincero” (Sincere) Andrea Bonomo, Bugo, Gianmario Bertolotti, Marco Castoldi
Diodato (Antonio Diodato) “Fai rumore” (Make noise) Diodato, Edwyn Roberts
Elettra Lamborghini (Elettra Miura Lamborghini) “Musica (E il resto scompare)” (Music (And the rest disappears)) Davide Petrella, Michele Canova
Elodie (Elodie Di Patrizi) “Andromeda” Dardust, Mahmood
Enrico Nigiotti “Baciami adesso” (Kiss me now) Enrico Nigiotti
Francesco Gabbani “Viceversa” (Vice versa) Francesco Gabbani, Pacifico
Giordana Angi “Come mia madre” (Like my mother) Giordana Angi, Manuel Finotti
Irene Grandi “Finalmente io” (Finally me) Andrea Righi, Gaetano Curreri, Roberto Casili, Vasco Rossi
Junior Cally (Antonio Signore) “No grazie” (No thanks) Junior Cally
Le Vibrazioni (Francesco Sarcina, Stefano Verderi, Marco Castellani e
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“Dov’è” (Where is) Davide Simonetta, Francesco Sarcina, Roberto Casalino
Levante (Claudia Lagona) “Tiki Bom Bom” Claudia “Levante” Lagona
Marco Masini “Il confronto” (The confrontation) Daniele Coro, Federica Camba, Marco Masini
Michele Zarrillo “Nell’estasi o nel fango” (In ecstasy or in mud) Michele Zarrillo
Paolo Jannacci (Paolo Maria Jannacci) “Voglio parlarti adesso” (I want to talk to you now) Andrea Bonomo, Emiliano Bassi, Maurizio Bassi, Paolo Jannacci
Piero Pelù (Pietro Pelù) “Gigante” (Giant) Luca Chiaravalli, Piero Pelù
Pinguini Tattici Nucleari (Riccardo Zanotti, Nicola Buttafuoco, Lorenzo Pasini, Simone Pagani, Matteo Locati ed Elio Biffi) “Ringo Starr” Riccardo Zanotti
Rancore (Tarek Iurcich) “Eden” Dardust, Rancore
Raphael Gualazzi (Raffaele Gualazzi) “Carioca” Davide Pavanello, Davide Petrella, Raphael Gualazzi
Riki (Riccardo Marcuzzo) “Lo sappiamo entrambi” (We both know) Riccardo “Riki” Marcuzzo
Rita Pavone “Niente (Resilienza74)” (Nothing (Resiliency74)) George Merk
Tosca (Tiziana Tosca Donati) “Ho amato tutto” (I loved everything) Pietro Cantarelli
  • sezione NUOVE PROPOSTESanremo Giovani 2019 è il programma che racconta la fase finale della selezione delle canzoni e degli artisti che accedono al Festival di Sanremo 2020.
Interprete Ultime partecipazioni al Festival
Eugenio in Via Di Gioia Esordienti
Fadi Esordiente
Fasma Esordiente
Gabriella Martinelli e Lula Esordienti
Leo Gassmann Esordiente
Marco Sentieri Esordiente
Matteo Faustini Esordiente
Tecla Insolia Esordiente

Brani – Sezione Nuove proposte

Posizione Interprete Brano Autori
Eugenio in Via Di Gioia Tsunami D. Faini, E. Via, E. Cesaro, L. Federici e P. Di Gioia
Fadi Due noi A. Filippelli e T. Fadimiluyi
Fasma Per sentirmi vivo L. Zammarano e T. Fazioli
Gabriella Martinelli e Lula Il gigante d’acciaio G. Martinelli e Lula
Leo Gassmann Vai bene così Leo Gassmann
Marco Sentieri Billy Blu Marco Sentieri
Matteo Faustini Nel bene e nel male M. Faustini e M. Rettani
Tecla Insolia 8 Marzo R. Canale, R. Di Benedetto, P. Romitelli e M. Vito

Sono sessantacinque gli artisti che parteciperanno alle audizioni per Sanremo Giovani 2019, previste per il 3 novembre al Teatro delle Vittorie di fronte alla Commissione Musicale presieduta da Amadeus, in veste di direttore artistico, e composta da Claudio Fasulo, Gianmarco Mazzi, Massimo Martelli e Leonardo De Amicis. 

Al termine delle audizioni saranno scelti 20 tra gruppi e artisti singoli che parteciperanno alle “semifinali” in diretta nel pomeriggio di Rai1, all’interno della trasmissione condotta da Marco Liorni “Italia Sì”, nelle quattro puntate del 16-23-30 novembre e del 7 dicembre: allora si conosceranno i 10 finalisti dell’edizione di Sanremo Giovani in onda su Rai1 il 19 dicembre. Solo 5 di loro, infine, entreranno a far parte – assieme ai 2 vincitori di Area Sanremo e al vincitore della passata edizione di Sanremo Young – della categoria “Nuove Proposte” di Sanremo 2020.

Sanremo Giovani 2019: A Sanremo Giovani 2019 si sono candidati 842 cantanti, 163 in più rispetto allo scorso anno. Di loro 743 sono cantanti singoli (420 uomini e 323 donne) e 99 gruppi. Le richieste sono arrivate soprattutto dal Sud, 365, e dal Nord, 299. Seguono il Centro, 167, e l’estero, 11. Alla commissione musicale spetta il compito di selezionare i cantanti da promuovere alle audizioni dal vivo di Roma. La commissione è  presieduta dal Direttore Artistico del Festival di Sanremo Amadeus ed è formata da Gianmarco Mazzi (già direttore artistico dei Festival 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 e Sanremo Young), Claudio Fasulo (vicedirettore di Rai1), Massimo Martelli (autore tv e di quattro Festival) e dal Maestro Leonardo De Amicis (già impegnato a Ti lascio una canzone). 

I sessantacinque cantanti che parteciperanno alle audizioni per conquistare i venti posti disponibili per le semifinali sono (tra parentesi le precedenti esperienze tv):

  1. YaMatt (Matteo Filippo Galvani) – Desideri
  2. I TRISTI (Simone Cavazzoni Pederzini) – L’ultima notte dell’anno
  3. Fadi (Thomas Oluwarotimi Fadimiluyi) – Due noi
  4. Federica Abbate – I sogni prima di dormire
  5. Nico Arezzo (Domenico Arezzo) – VOLO
  6. LOREN (Gabriele Burroni, Francesco Mucè, Marco Ventrice, Richard Nelsen Cocciarelli, Giovanni Mazzanti) – Stendhal
  7. Manuel Finotti – INSHALLAH
  8. Réclame (Gabriele Roia, Marco Fiore, Riccado Roia, Edoardo Roia) – Il viaggio di ritorno
  9. Devil A (Angelo Autorino) – Disordine
  10. Fasma (Tiberio Fazioli) – Per sentirmi vivo
  11. Leo Gassmann – Vai Bene Così
  12. Giulia Mutti – Romanzo Cattivo
  13. JEFEO (Fabio Migliano) –  UN DUE TRE STELLA!
  14. AINÈ (Arnaldo Santoro) – Van Gogh
  15. IOSTOCONPAOLO (Paolo Palumbo, Cristian Pintus) – Io sono Paolo
  16. Libero (Proietto Libero) – La Casa del Vento
  17. Simona Severini – Una cosa bella
  18. Shari (Shari Noioso) – Stella
  19. Cobalto (Luca Biaggi, Lorenzo Martinotti, Martino Biginelli, Matteo Lorenzi) – Glover
  20. Calma (Marco Barbieri) – Labbra & Winston
  21. Richi Sweet (Riccardo Busi) – Dedicata a me
  22. FIVE AND FIST (Giulio Cavalli, Francesco Cavalli, Simone Boschetti, Marco Rampielli) – PRIMA DI TE
  23. Chico (Manuel Muñoz Contreras) – Con me
  24. Avincola (Simone Avincola) – Un rider
  25. Caponetti (Claudio Caponetti) – Batman Autogrill
  26. Mose (Simone Reo) – Hai mai
  27. Federico Baroni – Psycho Love
  28. LE LARVE (Jacopo Castagna) – PIOVE
  29. Cristina Cafiero – In punta di piedi
  30. LIBEREMENTI (Marco Agrusta, Walter Mignogna, Michele Marzii, Gabriele Andrisani, Andrea Semeraro) – Laurearmi in felicità
  31. NOVA (Davide Ferlito) – Resta
  32. Samuel Pietrasanta – E dove sarai tu
  33. Matteo Costanzo – La giusta distanza
  34. Michele Merlo – Vorrei proteggerti dal mondo
  35. EPICOCO (Davide Epicoco) – Da quando mi hai detto di sì
  36. Moonage (Alessandro Lisi, Costantino Terranova, Nicolò Morocutti, Adriano Trentacosti) – Portogallo
  37. Blindur (Massimo De Vita) – Eclisse
  38. LE RADÏCI ( Marco Costanzo, Mario Ciannello) – MI BASTEREBBE IL TUO NOME
  39. Filo Vals (Filippo Valsecchi) – Lunedì
  40. PURITANO (Daniele Rossetti) – La Storia Della Vita Mia
  41. LUCKY&STRIKE (Andrea Colardo, Eliseo Porcu) – SANGUE & ROSSETTI
  42. ICARO (Antonio Carozza) – Via
  43. WakeUpCall (Tommaso Forni, Oliviero Forni, Antonio Aronne, Simone Reda) – Tu non ascolti mai
  44. MOKI (Gabriele Rosciglione) – È TUTTO UN BLA BLA BLA
  45. Mike Baker (Michele Sechi) – Stupido
  46. Leonardo De Andreis – Rivelazione
  47. Seba (Davide Sebastianelli) – Davide Contro Golia
  48. MARKO (Annibale Marchesini) – VIVRÒ PER TE
  49. Thomas (Thomas Bocchimpani) – Ne 80
  50. Revman (Sebastiano Vitale) – San Michele il poliziotto
  51. ROBERTA FINOCCHIARO (Roberta Teresa FInocchiaro) – L’ANIMA È L’UNICA CHIAVE
  52. IDEM (Federico Esposito) – NON ME NE FREGA UN CA
  53. MARCO SENTIERI (Pasquale Mennillo) – BILLY BLU
  54. RAIM (Raimondo Cataldo) – LABIRINTO
  55. GAVIO (Gianfrancesco Cataldo) – LA MIA GENERAZIONE
  56. Patrizio Santo – L’estate a dicembre
  57. Filippo Ruggieri – Ah Paolè!
  58. Eugenio In Via Di Gioia (Emanuele Via, Lorenzo Federici, Eugenio Cesaro, Paolo Di Gioia) – Tsunami
  59. EASY FUNK (Giovanni Giovine, Custodero Leontino, Domenico Divittorio, Marino Daugenti) – Sognare è gratis
  60. MANITOBA (Filippo Santini, Giorgia Rossi Monti) – Ci divertiamo
  61. MANUEL MOSCATI (Manuel Moscatti) – DIMENTICA
  62. BIZZARRO (Bizarro Stefano) – PARLA SOLO CON ME
  63. LEONARDO TOMARELLI – Ne ho bisogno
  64. MADDA (Maddalon Francesco) – LA MIA STANZA
  65. ALESSANDRO COLI – PARANOIA
  66. Camille Cabaltera – Amore corrisposto
  67. Enrico Nadai – Margherita
  68. Ophelia – Coraggio

Cantanti esclusi: Filippo Ruggieri, Leonardo Tomarelli e Yamatt sono stati esclusi dalla competizione perché i loro rispettivi brani Ah Paolè!, Ne ho bisogno e Desideri, non hanno il requisito della novità richiesto dal regolamento. I tre sono stati sostituiti da Camille Cabaltera, Enrico Nadai e Ophelia.

I 20 semifinalisti di Sanremo Giovani 2019: 

  • AINÈ (Arnaldo Santoro) con “Van Gogh” (Universal Music Italia srl)
  • AVINCOLA (Simone Avincola) con “Un Rider” (Leave Music)
  • DEVIL A (Angelo Autorino) con “Disordine” (Yalla S.r.l.s.) 
  • EUGENIO IN VIA DI GIOIA (Eugenio Cesaro, Emanuele Via, Paolo Di Gioia, Lorenzo Federici) con “Tsunami”  (Universal Music Italia srl)
  • FADI (Thomas Olowarotimi Fadimiluyi) con “Due noi” (Sony Music Entertainment Italy Spa)
  • FASMA (Tiberio Fazioli) con “Per sentirmi vivo” (Sony Music Entertainment Italy Spa)
  • FEDERICA ABBATE con “I sogni prima di dormire” (Carosello C.E.M.E.D.)
  • GIULIA MUTTI con “Romanzo cattivo” (BMG Rights Management (Italy) S.r.l.)
  • JEFEO (Fabio Migliano) con “Un due tre stella” (M2music)
  • LEO GASSMANN con “Va bene così” (Universal Music Italia)
  • LIBERO (Libero Proietto) con “La Casa del vento” (Believe Digital)
  • MARCO SENTIERI (Pasquale Mennillo) con “Billy Blu” (DIVAS MUSIC PRODUCTION)
  • MIKE BAKER (Michele Sechi) con “Stupido” (Musicantiere snc)
  • NICO AREZZO (Domenico Arezzo) con “Volo” (STARPOINT CORPORATION)
  • NOVA (Davide Ferlito) con “Resta” (Orange Italy)
  • RAIM (Raimondo Cataldo) con “Labirinto” (Casa Discografica G Records)
  • RÈCLAME (Marco Fiore, Riccardo Roia, Edoardo Roia, Gabriele Roia) con “Il Viaggio di ritorno” (Giungla Dischi S.r.l.s.)
  • SAMUEL PIETRASANTA con “E dove sarai tu” (Arcoiris Edizioni Musicali di Raffaella Pelloni)
  • SHARI (Shari Noioso) con “Stella” (Warner Music Italy)
  • Simona Severini con “Una cosa bella” ()
  • THOMAS (Thomas Bocchimpani) con “Ne 80” (Warner Music Italy)

Cantante ritirato: Devil A, uno dei 20 semifinalisti selezionati per Sanremo Giovani, si è ritirato. L’artista era previsto in gara nel secondo blocco di partecipanti del contest pomeridiano di Rai1 “Sanremo Giovani a ItaliaSì!”, condotto da Marco Liorni, nelle giornate di sabato 30 novembre e sabato 7 dicembre. In sostituzione di Devil A il direttore artistico Amadeus, sentito il parere della Commissione musicale, ha selezionato per le semifinali Simona Severini con il brano “Una cosa bella”.

Sanremo Giovani 2019

Edizione XIII
Periodo 19 dicembre 2019
Sede Casinò di Sanremo
Presentatore Marco Liorni
Trasmissione TV Rai 1
Trasmissione radio Rai Radio 2
Trasmissione web RaiPlay
RaiPlay Radio

Cronologia

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La tredicesima edizione televisiva del concorso Sanremo Giovani si svolgerà a Sanremo il 19 dicembre 2019, con la conduzione di Marco Liorni. L’evento sarà trasmesso su Rai 1, RaiPlay e Rai Radio 2.

Tra gli 842 candidati ne sono stati selezionati 65, dei quali solo 20 sono arrivati in semifinale. Di questi 20 artisti solo 10 arriveranno in finale; questi ultimi si sfideranno per aggiudicarsi i cinque posti disponibili nella sezione Nuove Proposte del Festival di Sanremo 2020. Ad essi si aggiungeranno altri 2 cantanti provenienti da Area Sanremo e la vincitrice della seconda edizione di Sanremo Young, Tecla Insolia.

Cantanti:

Interprete Canzone Autori
Ainé Van Gogh
Avincola Un rider Simone Avincola
Eugenio in Via Di Gioia Tsunami D. Faini, E. Via, E. Cesaro, L. Federici, P. Di Gioia
Fadi Due noi A. Filippelli, T. Fadimiluyi
Fasma Per sentirmi vivo L. Zammarano, T. Fazioli
Federica Abbate I sogni prima di dormire Federica Abbate
Giulia Mutti Romanzo cattivo Giulia Mutti
Jefeo Un due tre stella A. Caldieri, A. Moroni, F. Migliano
Leo Gassmann Vai bene così Leo Gassmann
Libero La casa del vento F. Moretti, L. Proietto
Marco Sentieri Billy Blu
Mike Baker Stupido A. Di Dio Masa, M. Viglione, M. Sechi
Nico Arezzo Volo D. Marchi, D. Arezzo, F. Landi, I. Boschetto
Nova Resta
Raim Labirinto Ciro Scognamiglio
Rèclame Il viaggio di ritorno E. Roia, G. Roia, M. Fiore, R. Roia, D. Sinigallia
Samuel Pietrasanta E dove sarai tu Samuel Pietrasanta
Shari Stella Shari Noioso
Simona Severini Una cosa bella
Thomas Ne 80 D. Lazzarin, F. Nardelli, Thomas Bocchimpani

Fasi del concorso:

SemifinaliLe semifinali si svolgeranno all’interno di due delle quattro puntate speciali del programma Italia sì, in onda ogni sabato dal 16 novembre al 7 dicembre 2019 e condotte da Marco Liorni. Dei 20 artisti selezionati e giunti in semifinale, solo 10 accederanno alla finale del 19 dicembre.

Prima puntata: In questa puntata si sono esibiti i primi 10 semifinalisti con i rispettivi brani.

Ordine di uscita Interprete Canzone
1 Fadi Due noi
2 Raim Labirinto
3 Fasma Per sentirmi vivo
4 Leo Gassmann Vai bene così
5 Federica Abbate I sogni prima di dormire
6 Ainé Van Gogh
7 Nova Resta
8 Samuel Pietrasanta E dove sarai tu
9 Marco Sentieri Billy Blu
10 Thomas Ne 80

Seconda puntata – Prima semifinale: In questa puntata si esibiranno i 10 artisti già presentati nella prima puntata, stavolta in gara attraverso 5 sfide (2 artisti per sfida) con votazione da parte di una Giuria demoscopica e dalla Commissione musicale del Festival. Accede alla finale (In grassetto)

Sfida Ordine di uscita Interprete Canzone

1

1 Nova Resta
2 Thomas Ne 80

2

3 Raim Labirinto
4 Fadi Due noi

3

5 Federica Abbate I sogni prima di dormire
6 Fasma Per sentirmi vivo

4

7 Leo Gassmann Vai bene così
8 Samuel Pietrasanta E dove sarai tu

5

9 Marco Sentieri Billy Blu
10 Ainé Van Gogh

Terza puntataIn questa puntata si esibiranno i rimanenti 10 semifinalisti con i propri brani.

Ordine di uscita Interprete Canzone
1 Libero La casa del vento
2 Simona Severini Una cosa bella
3 Avincola Un rider
4 Rèclame Il viaggio di ritorno
5 Mike Baker Stupido
6 Giulia Mutti Romanzo cattivo
7 Jefeo Un due tre stella
8 Eugenio in Via Di Gioia Tsunami
9 Nico Arezzo Volo
10 Shari Stella

Quarta puntata – Seconda semifinale: In questa puntata si esibiranno i 10 artisti già presentati nella terza puntata, in gara con le stesse modalità e votati con lo stesso sistema utilizzati nella prima semifinale. Accede alla finale (In grassetto)

Sfida Ordine di uscita Interprete Canzone
1 1 Giulia Mutti Romanzo cattivo
2 Jefeo Un due tre stella
2 3 Rèclame Il viggio di ritorno
4 Libero La casa del vento
3 5 Shari Stella
6 Simona Severini Una cosa bella
4 7 Nico Arezzo Volo
8 Avincola Un rider
5 9 Mike Baker Stupido
10 Eugenio in in Via Di Gioia Tsunami

Finale: La finale del concorso va in onda il 19 dicembre 2019 in diretta su Rai 1 dal Teatro del Casinò di Sanremo con la conduzione di Amadeus. I 10 concorrenti sono votati dalla Commissione musicale del Festival, da una giuria demoscopica, da una giuria televisiva riunita per l’occasione e dal televoto. Vengono così decretati i 5 artisti che accedono alla sezione Nuove proposte del Festival di Sanremo 2020, insieme ai due finalisti di Area Sanremo e a Tecla Insolia, vincitrice della seconda edizione di Sanremo Young. Accede al Festival di Sanremo 2020 (In grassetto)

Sfida Ordine di uscita Interprete Canzone
1 1 Thomas Ne 80
2 Leo Gassmann Vai bene così
2 3 Réclame Il viaggio di ritorno
4 Fadi Due noi
3 5 Shari Stella
6 Marco Sentieri Billy Blu
4 7 Jefeo Un due tre stella
8 Fasma Per sentirmi vivo
5 9 Eugenio in Via di Gioia Tsunami
10 Avincola Un rider

Commissione musicaleLa commissione musicale incaricata di selezionare gli artisti per Sanremo Giovani è stata composta da: Amadeus, Gianmarco Mazzi, Claudio Fasulo, Massimo Martelli, Leonardo de Amicis. GiuriaPippo Baudo, Carlo Conti, Antonella Clerici, Gigi D’Alessio Paolo Bonolis, Piero Chiambretti

Ascolti:

Puntate Messa in onda Telespettatori Share
Sanremo Giovani a Italia sì 16 novembre 2019 1.445.000 10,39%
23 novembre 2019 1.456.000 9,87%
30 novembre 2019 1.434.000 10,62%
7 dicembre 2019 1.169.000 9,35%
Media 1.376.000 10,06%
Sanremo Giovani 19 dicembre 2019 2.332.000 13,00%

Area Sanremo 2019: Area Sanremo 2019 è la ventiduesima edizione di Area Sanremo, il concorso canoro curato dal Comune di Sanremo insieme alla Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo che permette a due degli otto vincitori, selezionati da una giuria, di accedere alla sezione Nuove Proposte del Festival di Sanremo 2020.

L’iscrizione è totalmente gratuita. Tutta l’edizione 2019 si svolge esclusivamente a Sanremo con la collaborazione con il CPM Music Institute di Franco Mussida. Il direttore artistico di Area Sanremo è Massimo Cotto.

I partecipanti devono avere tra i 15 anni già compiuti e i 36 anni non compiuti alla data del 31 gennaio 2020 (se sei minorenne devi avere l’autorizzazione del genitore o del tutore). Possono partecipare se non hai mai partecipato a precedenti edizioni del Festival di Sanremo e  solo se hai un brano inedito sin dalla prima selezione eliminatoria (il brano deve essere depositato obbligatoriamente presso S.I.A.E.) di durata massima di 3 minuti e 30 secondi.

18-20 ottobre: audizioni eliminatorie primo gruppo. Cantanti ammessi alle audizioni:

  • CATEGORIA “SINGOLO”: Joosie (Giuseppina Abruzzese), Alessio Cristian Accardi, Martina (Martina Affidato), Garibaldi (Simone Alessio), Alle (Andrea Allerino), Sara Alotti, Felice Altieri, Amato (Gennaro Amato), Bernard Anemola, Michela Angeli, Maikol Arcarisi, Martin Arcobasso (Martino Arcobaso), Maurizio (Maurizio Arsieni), Mava (Matteo Avantaggiato), Francis Myles (Francesco Bacci), Giada Baglietto, Gianluchejo (Gianluca Bagnato), Jacopo Bagorda, Alberto Nemo (Alberto Nemo Barbierato), Tonia (Antonia Barbieri), Nerentola (Erika Barzanti), Francesco Battaglia, Ario (Daniele Baudo), Benedetta Bayari, Massimiliano Belli, Riccardo Maria Berticelli, Pan (Leandro Blancato), Michele Bonfitto, Alberto Boschiero, Barbara Bosio, Celeste (Mattia Brancati), Jaqueline Branciforte, Valentina Brozzu, MC-B (Alberto Bruseghini), Mazie (Mariangela Cagnazzi), Thaz (Simone Calvaruso), Ninnè (Nicoletta Canito), Daniele Capozucca, Francis (Francesco Capuano), Vanessa CI (Vanessa Caramma), JC (Gianmarco Cardia), Alice Carocci, Emilio Carrino, Vinile (David Caruso), Michele Castagnoli, B3nny (Benedetta Castelli), Marco Castiglione, 4Cima (Arinna Castorina), Piercat (Pierluigi Caterina), Adelaide Cavallaro, Bouvet (Filippo Checchi), Vala (Valentina Ciaffaglione), Bastyana (Michela Sebstiana Cillara), Cioffi (Andrea Cioffi), Ivan Ciolli, Roberta (Roberta Cipolla), Flavius (Flavius Andrei Circiumaru), Mario Cirincione, Umberto (Umberto Coco), Colie (Giulia Coda), Ettore Colella, Stefano Colli, Oissel (Alessio Colombrino), Luiza Constantin (Luiza Cerasela Constantin), Pietro Contini, Miriam Costantino, Marco Crepaldi, Adriatico (Luigi D’Alba), Dylan (Armando D’Ambrosio), Luana D’Angelo, Filospinato (Gianmarco D’Annibale), Foi (Federica De Fazio), Miky Del Cambio (Michele Del Cambio), Alessandro Del Sarto, Samuele Dessì, Mr. Dailom (Davide Di Bartolomeo), Marika Di Costanzo, Elena Di Leo, Elena Di Nardo, Alessio D. (Alessio Di Raimondo), Flavio Fabrizio, Fabiola (Fabiola Giovanna Falletta), Fanciullacci (Giulio Fanciullacci), Gianluca Gambrunus Faziotti (Gianluca Faziotti), Nanzy Fazzini, Dilla (Dilla Ferraiuolo), Noman (Marco Ferrara), Ulisse (Simone Salvatore Ferro), Carlie (Carlotta Foddanu), Manu (Emanuel Fontana), Madloco (Pietro Giovanni Forastiero), Frarè (Davide Fraracci), Alessio Gaetani, Gaia Gemmellaro, Dalì (Salvatore Genuardi), Alessia Gerardi, Daveede (Davide Ghiotto), Antonio Giagoni, Cinzia Simonet (Maria Vincenza Gorgoglione), Gianmarco Gridelli, Stella Grillo, Desiree Grossi, Silvia Rita Iannone, Deborah Ingargiola, Gian Marco Ippoliti, Kamel (Carmelo Irto), Francesco Itri Tardi, Nico Izzo, Vincet Libra (Vincenzo La Pira), Benvenuto (Benvenuto Lantillo), Hermes (Hermes Giordano Leandri), Giacomo Leonardi, Yuri Leone, Moca (Lorenzo Lisi), Littamè (Angelica Littamè), Flansi (Francesca Lorusso), Vitiana Lovicario, Hela (Manuela Lucchesi), Camilla Andrea Magli, Monteiro (Manuel Mancini Monteiro), Alessio Mancuso, Stev-n (Stefano Manfrellotti), Denise Manno, Giama (Gianni Marallo), Luciano Marchetti, Massimiliano Marchetti, Marchettini (Stefano Marchettini), Sara Marchi, Contrasto (Antonino Marino), Francesco marino, Skar (Angeo Martiello), Giovanni Masci, Benedetta Mazza, Gianmarco Melani, Edoardo Remol (Edoardo Michelucci), Angela Mignogna, Maninni (Alessio Mininni), Massimiliano Modesti, Alba Modugno, Claudio Monaco, Kevin (Kevin Natola), Mess (Massimiliano Negroni), Albeggio (Andrea Nicolardi), Owu Mesh (Meshak Owusu), John Boston (Francesco Padula), Mataego (Christian Paganelli), Generoso (Generoso Pagliuca, Ludovica Palma, Nicola Paltrinieri, Andrea Palumbo, Maritere Paolucci, Fabiana (Fabiana Papa), Astrid Paschina, Federico Pellegrini, Giulia Pellegrini, Eugenio (Eugenio Perelli), Matteo Perifano, Rachele Pesaresi, Empatia (Martina Petracca), Federica Petrone, Margherita Pettarin, Elek Style (Simone Pezzotti), Antonio Pisanello, Fabio Pisano, Martina Pitanti, Salvatore Pitarra, Rossella Plantamura, Aura Darco (Cristina Aurelia Popa), Valerio Porrovecchio, Praino (Francesco Praino), Hanami (Claudia Pregnolato), Matteo Prencipe, Giovanni Quaranta, Annamaria Ramaglia, Francesca Rapino, Samuele Riccobene, Sire (Savino Riontino), Lisa Rizzi, Mattia Rodegher, Simona Rossi, Anna Renè (Annamaria Rubino), Danilo Rusciano, Alessia Russo, Nicole (Nicole Agata Santonocito), Sax (Stefano Sarni), Rocco Scarano, Roberto Scavo, Serena Schintu, Paky (Pasquale Schiraldi), Ginevra (Ginevra Scognamiglio), Chris Cooper (Giulio Segala), Misga (Michele Sgaramella), Narko (Marco Sommella), Damiano Sorice, Simone Spacca, Unico (Unico Speranza), Alystarr (Alessia Stellato), Dac (Davide Sylos Labini), Erica (Erica Taci), Ciro Taurino, Tom Joker (Simone Tomei), Rio (Valerio Roberto Tommasino), Isoulnature (Andrea Tonelli), Eleonora Anna Bruna Tosca, Stormo (Mattia Tosi), Greta (Greta Tossani), Maralisa Ungaro (Marialuigia Ungaro), Rafel (Mario Usai), Davide Vaccari, Shago (Roberto Valenza), Tony Veltri (Antonio Veltri), Veronica Verri, Gianluca Versolatto, Giulia Vicini, Lorvi (Lorenzo Vincenti), Tania (Gaetana Vinciguerra), Andrae Visciglio, Carmen Zampella, Fulvio Zangirolami, Giulia Zaedda.
  • CATEGORIA “DUO”: Chiedo Venia, Erregi94, I revas (Duo), Note ubriache, Sospiri , The Coraline.
  • CATEGORIA “GRUPPI”: Billies, Half Nine, I barba, Il cremlino, Larenda, Le riflessioni, Musalibre, Rocky Horror, Trio Kaos.

25-27 ottobre: audizioni eliminatorie secondo gruppo. Cantanti ammessi alle audizioni:

  • CATEGORIA “SINGOLO”:  Alessandra Abbondanza, Al Verde (Enrico Acciani), Carlotta Adamo, Anna. (Anna Agnello), Patrizia Ajello, Daniele Aldvardi, Clessidra (Jlenia Alessia), Vea (Valeria Angelotti), Tiana (Cristiana Antoniani), Diego Antonini, Domenico Apicella, Danilo Aran, Elisabetta Arpellino, Arianna Attinasi, Astrale (Alessandro Attolini), Nøah (Giulio Attucci), Kobi (Simone Aucello), Massimiliano Auci, Avellis (Giuseppe Avellis), Marco Badiali, Aryan (Arianna Bagaglia), Dimarte (Martina Bagatin), Mikilì (Michele Balzano), Rico (Riccardo Barbato), Denise Barberi, Leira (Giuseppe Barberis), Matilde Barni, Vanessa Barraco, Lontananza (Giuseppe Basco), Gianni Basilio, Belfiore (Vincenzo Belfiore), Yharon (Shiaron Isabella Belloni), Pasquale Bellotta (Pasqualino Bellotta), Elio Belmare (Eliodoro Belmare), Simone Benaglia, Giada Bernardini, Desda (Davide Berni), Andrea Bertè, Silvia Bertino, Biagiotti (Alessandro Biagiotti), Debora Bigiavi, Alessandro Bigozzi, Denny Bitetti (Denny Bitetti), Lrnzo (Lorenzo Bonfanti), Carlo Bonnici, Simona Borgo, ESC (Francesco Botti), Rosario Bottone, Michele Braganti, Santi Briguglio, Arianna Brilli, Federico (Federico Brunazzi), Goji (Francesco Brunelli), Loto (Francesco Brunelli), Nathalie (Nathalie Noemi Bruno), Valentina Monica (Valentina Monica Buda), Camilla Buompastore, Eco (Gianluca Bussone), Carolina (Carolina Caccia), Aurora (Aurora Calabrese), Eloque (Alessio Caldo), Leo Caleo (Leonardo Caleo), Nico (Domenico Calvano), Giada Camilletti, Anna Aristea Camilli, Jonny Campagna (Giovanni Campagna), Cance (Giulia Cancedda), Francesca Cancellieri, Nicole Candela, Antonio Cannistrà, Massimo Cantisani, Fracapo (Alessandro Capezio), Luigi Capobianco, Giovanni Capozio, Dino (Gerardo Capozzolo), Matteo Cappella, Davide Caprari, Giada Capraro, Arianna Carchedi, Vincenzo Cardente, Luca Carrubba, Tonya (Antonia Paqualina Gerarda Casale), Diletta (Diletta Casalino), Mai (Cristina Pia Cascella), Le Rose e Il Deserto (Luca Maria Cassano), Adriano Cassarà, Walter Castaldo, Roberta Cleo (Roberta Castellano), Shamira (Shamira Casu), Frain (Donato Catanzaro), Diego Cavallaro, Mirko Ceccarelli, Oz (Ivano Tommaso Dimitri Cellaro), Allen Centeno (Allen Edward Centeno), Al Peccino (Pietro Ceppi), Costanza (Costanza Cerioni), Andrea Cerrato, Terry (Teresa Chironna), Aurora (Aurora Ciabatti), Stefano Ciarcia, Ciaro (Giulia Ciaroni), Settembre (Angela Cicchetti), Madlain (Maddalena Cicorella), Daniele Cigliano, Calandrella (Elisa Cimmelli), Cioffo (Massimialino Cioffo), Cis (Riccardo Cis), Ninetta (Valentina Ciuffreda), Virghee (Virginia Clerico), Crazy Polo (Paolo Colavito), Giulia Colzi, Cranìa (Francesca Cominassi), Il Conte Biagio (Biagio Conte), Cordio (Pierfrancesco Cordio), Maria Vittoria Costanzucci Paolino, Andrè (Andrea Crimi), Anna Cucchi, Miro (Mirko Cuci), Taylor Giusy Cucuccio, Valentina Curzi, Samuele Cutroneo, David Tramp (Davide D’agrosa), Miriana D’albore, Paola D’alessandro (Paola D’alessandro), Raffaele D’alfonso del Sordo, Marica D’amico, Marco D’annunzio, Luca D’arbenzio, Davide D (Davide D’errico), Nicolas D’urbano, Marco Dal Farra, Mickael Damelio,Gabriel (Gabriel Damiani), Anna Danieli (Anna Danieli),Isabella De Leo, Desil (Giuseppe De Lise), Chiara De Lorenzo, Dema (Andrea De Martino), Frank Demury (Francesco De Minicis), Ilaria De Rosa, Ela (Carmela De Rose), Barbara De Santis, Jennifer De Santis, Giuseppe De Simone, Davide Deiana, Federica Deiana, Andreas Del Grosso (Andrea Del Grosso), Fedes (Federico Del Rio), Endimione (Davide Della Longa), Damiano Dentella, Theale (Alessia Di Biase), Luca Di Cecco, Cristina Di Domenico, Difa (Lorenzo Di Fazio), Klaudia (Claudia Di Giandomenico), Iulio (Michele Di Iulio), Ser (Marco Di Lauro), Demanio (Salvatore Di Maggio),Onda (Matteo Di Nitto), Doriahn (Christian Di Pasquale), Claudia Megrè (Claudia Di Petro), Domyno (Domenico Di Puorto), Raevo (Giuseppe Di Terlizzi), Simone Savio Di Vincenzo, Frank (Francesco Dilluvio), Veronica Dito, La Dolci (Sabrina Dolci), Jessica Donnarumma, Lucia (Lucia Dragone), Noma (Greta Dressino), Maria (Valentina Egrotelli), Marco Elba, Salice (Carmine Esposito), Michela Esposto Renzoni, F A B (Fabrizio Fabiano), Alba (Alba Fagnani), Felice (Felice Falanga), Emmanuel Falato, Dannywhite (Andrea Falcone), Paolo Saverio Fantoni, Nicola F. (Nicola Farinello), Neno (Stefano Farinetti), Matteo Faustini, Fedele (Gianluca Fedele), Marco Feliciani, Marco Ferrieri, Giorgia Ferro, Nash (Francesco Ficorilli), Chiara Effe (Chiara Figus), Lavinia Fiorani, Merifiore (Maria Antonietta Fiore), Stefano Fiore, Alberto Fiorentin, Ambra (Ambra Flamini), Simone Foti (Simone Foti Cuzzola), Annalei (Anna Franca Fraccalvieri), Diorama (Matteo Franco), Lucia Fratini, Lisbona (Luca Fratto), Antonella Furfaro, Giulia Furgiuele, Leonardo Gallato (Peppe Gallato), Semeeno (Massimiliano Gallo), Lisa Gambini, Grace (Graziella Garassino), Frea (Francesca Gatti), Malavoglia (Gianluca Giagnorio), Klaudia (Claudia Giandomenico), Rosangela (Rosangela Giannuzzi), Maria Carola Giardina, Mario Francesco Giarola, Angela Giattino, Demian (Giovanni Giordano), Cesare Augusto Giorgini (Cesare Augusto Giorgini), Greta Ray (Greta Giussani), Eduardo Giusto, Salvatore Golia, Grace (Andrea Grassi), Giorgio Grasso, Aphrodyte (Sandy Grasso), Elisa Greco, Elisabetta Greco, Madalina (Iulia Madalina Grecu), Nochia (Giuseppe Grillo), Mavi (Maria Vittoria Guarracino), Roberto Gudese, Roberta Guerra, Riccardo Guglielmi, Dr€a (Andrea Imbrogno), Albe (Alberto Incarbona), Martina (Martina Infusino), Claudia Irto, Yassmine Jabrane, Brando (Marco Labadini), Annalaura Lacalamita, L. K. Cat (Noemi Lanari), Flavia Lanni (Flavia Lanni), Larocca (Domenico Larocca), Slow Wave Sleep (Emilio Larocca Conte), Latta (Alberto Lattanzi), Ruggero (Filippo Lazzari), Veronica Lenti, Alex Leo, Mattia Lever, Lara Grace (Lara Lo Carmine), Betty (Betty Locolle), Julia (Giulia Lonis), Reyes (Roberta Lotito), Liam (Liam Lucci), Emash (Gabriele Lupino), Tony (Tony Lusi), Andrea Luvrano, Arianna Luzi, Pietro Maggio, Flavio Magliozzo (Flavio Magliozzo), Raffaele Maio, Sophie (Giulia Maiolo), Vivì (Valentina Anna Maione), Arianna Manca, Valeria Mancini, La Mandirola (Elisa Mandirola), Manfredi (Orazio Manfredi), Darman (Dario Mangiacasale), Elisa Marcello, Sophia Marchese, Andrea Devis (Stefano Marchetti), Gabriele Marcosano, Andrea Marino (Andrea Marino), Federica Marino, Magma (Marco Giuseppe Marletta), Precipito (Andrea Martinelli), Alessandro Martino, Saverio Martucci (Saverio Martucci), Irene Massara, Margo (Martina Massimi), Maddalena (Maddalena Mazzaferri), Double G (Francresco Mazzanti), Flaminia (Flaminia Mazzella), F.I’M. (Francesco Ignazio Mazzeo), Meezy (Simona Mazzeo), Riccardo Mazzon, MM (Marco Mennillo), Francesco Michielan, Gibilrossa (Giorgio Minasola), Daniele Miola, Francesca Miola, Stefania Misurelli, Marina Monastra (Martina Monastra), Sky Baby (Dennis Montegrande), Luca Montenero, Marco Moramarco, Mori (Francesco Mori), Natalia Moskal (Natalia Moskal), Silvia (Silvia Muratore), Ima (Ilaria Mureddu), Vincenzo Muscetta (Vincenzo Maria Muscetta), Vittoria (Vittoria Musmeci), Steno (Aurora Nannizzi), Laura Navanteri, Stephanie (Stphanie Niceforo), Personal (Jacopo Nicolò), Carmen Nicotra, Sara Nigri, Daphne (Daphne Nisi), Andrea Nocera, Erik (Enrico Nozzolillo), Ognibene (Davide Ognibene), Andrea Oliveri, Marco Oliveri, Maroc Orlandi (Marco Orlandi), Nicla (Nicla Ozenda), Gigi Pacifico (Girolamo Pacifico), Andrea Pacini,  Meazza (Jacopo Luigi Pagani), Pietro (Pietro Palazzo), Marco Martini (Marco Palladino), Daniel (Daniel Palmacci), Stefano Palmieri, Roberta Palumbo, Rino Palumbo (Pietro Palumbo), Fernando Panarelli, Simone Pannullo (Simone Pannullo), Anime (Paolo Pansini), Alessia Brightly (Alessia Pasifici), Normal (Jessica Passilongo), Alberto Pastor, Costanza Paternò, Lilèi (Antonia Ivana Pellicanò), Mattia Pellicoro (Mattia Pellicoro), Antonino Pelullo, Simonluca (Simonluca Peluso), Morea (Maria Antonietta Pennino), Jacopo Perosino, Ester (Ester Pessotto), Jane (Giuia Petronio), Arianna Petruzzi, Elena Piacenti (Elena Piacenti), Federico Piacentini, Daniela Picciau, Luisa Picerno, Sara Pilla, Margherita Pirri, Nichole (Nicole Plumari), Elisabetta Poli, Francesco Polidori, Valentina Polinori (Valentina Polinori), Greta Portacci (Maria Greta Portacci), Ivan Portale, Nata Pra (Natascha Praitano), Godot (Giacomo Pratelli), Cane Sulla Luna (Nicola Pressi), Germano Presta, Alice (Alice Prestano), Piramide (Paolo Previte), Rossella (Rossella Prignano), Diego Puccio, Robertz Pulitano (Alfio Roberto Pulitano), Arianna Quintiliani, Ranzy (Andrea Randazzo), Elissa Rebeschini, Ginevra Rescigno, Asia Retico, Emilio Rez (Emilio Rez), Ramona (Ramona Ricchiuto), Lassistente (Francesco Ricci), Giovanna Riccio, Nora (Eleonora Rindi), Messya (Andrea Riso), Giorgia Risso, Gianluca Riva, Lorenza Rocchiccioli, Damiano Rodà (Damiano Giuseppe Rodà), Francesco Romano, Sabrina Romano, Giorgia Romano, Kiwi (Valeria Romitelli), Miriam Rondinelli, Rosso (Daniel Rossiello), Maria Letizia Rovani, Filippo Rovati (Filippo Angelo Costanzo Rovati), Bill (Fabio Rovelli), Andi Liòs (Andrea Ruberto), Fedrubin (Federcio Rubino), Rakele (Rachele Ruffolo), Michele Ruggiero, Salvatore Maria Ruisi (Salvatore Maria Ruisi), Kuros (Ciro Russo), Maleducato (Tommaso Sabatino), Stefano Sala, Denim (Donato Salamino), Cisky (Francesco Salemme), Gianmaria Salerno, Valentina (Valentina Sali), JGI (Giacomo Salsetta), Cheope (Pierre Cheope Salterelli), Claudia Salvini, Raphael Salzano (Sergio Raffaelle Salzano), Aphrodyte (Grasso Sandy), Ex-Pi (Espedito Sangermano), Ennos (Vincenzo Santagati), Dafne (Dafne Santicola), Donato Santoianni, M4askal (Mario Scalabrini), Alberto Scerbo, Alma Schneider, Marco Scipolo, Pasquale Scognamiglio, Eddy Millo (Egidio Scognamillo), Linux (Fedele Scorcia), Jessica Scuteri, Enne (Nicola Sellino), Amabile (Gianfranco Sgura), Sherry (Shriban Shehu Mineo), Marco Sicilia (Marco Sicilia), Benedetta Simeoni, Angelica Sisera, Dora Sisti, Martina Sivilli (Martina Sivilli), Alessia Sonnante, Cabrio (Angelo Soraci), Azzurra (Azzurra Sorgentone), Meissa (Stella Sorrentino), Ellynora (Eleonora Sorrentino Paravia), Riad (Riad Souala), Gabriele Spagnolo, Surama Tsu (Surama Spaziani), Francesca Spennato, Federica Spinella, Luana Spinella, Tonio Spinelli, Silvia Spinelli, Adriano Spini (Adriano Spini), Sque (Luca Squeglia), Manù Squillante (Emanuele Squillante), Giuseppe Stabile, Lorenzo Tani, Enrica Tara (Enrica Naomi Tara), Kate (Katiuscia Tattini), Daria (Daria Tegolo), Ilaria (Ilaria Tengatini), Denzel (Marius Daniel Tinca), Tiso (Michele Tiso), Andrea Tondi, Temistocle (Daniele Tonetti), Joe Ivi (Marco Tononi), Mash (Massimo Torresin), Alessia Trani, Colombo (Alberto Travanini), Massimiliano Tufo, Aurora Tumiatti, Mario Valenti, Luca Valiani, Samuel Vampo, Varry (Francesca Varaldo), Nine (Loris Varvara), Simo Veludo (Simone Veludo), Dilly (Diletta Veneziani), Alice Viglio (Alice Viglioglia), Calogero Pio Virone,  Mirko Valeri (Mirko Visintin), Simone Viviani, Matteo Volpe, Federica Volpiano, Amethyst (Luca Vullo), Gloria Zaccaria (Gloria Zaccaria), Zak (Matteo Zacco), Isabella Zaccone, Ursula Zanichelli, Margherita Zerbini, Emily (Anna Zotti), Zuin (Massimo Zuin).
  • CATEGORIA “DUO”: Adabell, Adrenaline Bros., Blue Jane Acoustic, Boemia, Calvi, Conse, Daudia, Gabriella Martinelli e Lula, Le Tendenze, Maliminori, Marte, Namibia, Neos Kosmos, Noier & Nesibe, One Bit, Punto.exe, Quaranta – Melella, Radiolondra, Richairo & Py, Te Quiero Euridice, Vaimo & Kefren, Vinserica.
  • CATEGORIA “GRUPPI”: Ampersound, Asma, Cammurria, Deshedus, Effetto Contrario, Free Love, Il Peso del Corpo, Il Segnale Wow, Il Suolo, Le Girls, Loop Division, Maliminori, arco Martellini & L’Espatrio, Neve, Ottoni Animanti, Panè, Profugy, Sada, The Forward, Varco, Why Not.

8  novembre: finali. I 65 finalisti di Area Sanremo 2019 ammessi alla Fase Finale che si terrà presso il “Teatro dell’Opera del Casinò” di Sanremo nei giorni 8 e 9 novembre 2019 sono (in ordine alfabetico): 

  • Adabell – “Si Aprano I Sipari”
  • Alessio Simone – “Garibaldi”
  • Aran Danilo – “Fidati Di Me”
  • Aucello Simone (Kobi)- “Pezzi Di Noi”
  • Billies – “Infetto”
  • Boschiero Alberto – “Il Cielo Di Berlino”
  • Branciforte Jaqueline – “Game Over”
  • Brunelli Francesco (Goji) – “Fatti Del Bene”
  • Caldo Alessio (Eloque) – ” Senza Fiato”
  • Campagna Giovanni (Jonny Campagna) – “Se Tu Non Sei Qui”
  • Castellano Roberta (Roberta Cleo) – “Più Peccati Te”
  • Checchi Filippo (Bouvet) – “Dentro Piove”
  • Ciarcia Stefano – “Petrolio”
  • Ciaroni Giulia (Ciaro) – “Solo Il Tuo Coraggio”
  • Cordio Pierfrancesco (Cordio) – “Emozioni Elementari”
  • D’albore Miriana – “Come Un Quadro Di Monet”
  • D’Arbenzio Luca – “Ferro”
  • Daudia – “Scorpione”
  • Della Longa Davide (Endimione) – “Sembravi Un Bambino”
  • Deshedus – “Countdown”
  • Di Lauro Marco (Ser) – “Sentimentale E Cinico”
  • Dito Veronica – “Chi Se Ne Frega“
  • Falanga Felice (Felice) – “Le Nostre Litigare Al Mare“
  • Faustini Matteo – “Nel Bene E Nel Male”
  • Fiorani Lavinia – “Alzati”
  • Foddanu Carlotta (Carlie) – “Fidarmi Di Te”
  • Fraraccio Davide (Frarè) – “Confini Del Silenzio”
  • Gabriella Martinelli e Lula – “Il Gigante D’acciaio”
  • Gatti Francesca – “Non Dimenticare Mai”
  • Gerardi Alessia (Frea) – “Atipica”
  • Grasso Sandy (Aphrodyte) – “Contronatura”
  • Gridelli Gianmarco – “Ti Porto Con Me”
  • Le Girls – “L’amore Arriverà”
  • Leo Alex – “A Cuore Fermo”
  • Lever Mattia – “A Venezia”
  • Magli Camilla – “Eterno Rosso”
  • Maiolo Giulia (Sophie) – “Suzanne”
  • Manca Arianna – “Andarsi Bene”
  • Marchetti Massimiliano – “Costo Zero”
  • Martucci Saverio (Saverio Martucci) – “Il Vino Bianco”
  • Mazzella Flaminia (Flaminia) – “Cenere Ormai”
  • Mininni Alessio (Maninni) – “Vaniglia”
  • Miola Francesca – “Non So Più L’amore”
  • Modugno Alba – “Non Sei Parigi”
  • Paganelli Christian (Mataego) – “La Grande Muraglia”
  • Palma Ludovica – “Ad Occhi Chiusi”
  • Palmieri Stefano – “Fotogenica”
  • Papa Fabiana (Fabiana) – “Finalmente Ho Me”
  • Pellicoro Mattia (Mattia Pellicoro) – “La Strega”
  • Pezzotti Simone – “Luce Stellare”
  • Pregnolato Claudia – “Ti Amo E Non Lo Sai”
  • Rez Emilio (Emilio Rez) – “Dott. Jekyll E Mr. Hide”
  • Riontino Savino (Sire) – “F@CK”
  • Riso Andrea (Messya) – “T.S.O.”
  • Risso Giorgia – “Oasi Bugiarda”
  • Ruffolo Rachele (Rakele) – “Occhi Lucidi Di Vento”
  • Sada Rosa – “Nera”
  • Saltarelli Pier Cheope (Cheope) – “Cadenze Irregolari”
  • Secreti Giuseppe – “Chissà Se Passerai”
  • Speranza Unico (Unico) – “Ricordarmi Chi Eri”
  • Tegolo Daria (Daria) – “Champs Elysees”
  • The Coraline – “Libero Pensiero”
  • Trio Kaos – “Dimensione Quantistica”
  • Ungaro Maria Luigia (Marilisa Ungaro) – “Marcia Dei Brutti”
  • Vaimo & Kefren – “Lasciami Sognare”

Cantanti esclusi: A seguito delle verifiche effettuate in merito all’idoneità dei brani presentati dai concorrenti, sono risultati non ammissibili alla fase finale due di essi: Savino Riontino in arte Sire con “F@ck” e Davide Fraraccio in arte Frare’ con “Confini del silenzio”. Pertanto sul sito di Area Sanremo è riportato l’elenco aggiornato dei candidati ammessi alla fase finale che si terrà presso il Teatro dell’Opera del Casinò di Sanremo nei giorni 8 e 9 novembre 2019. Si ringrazia il sito All Music Italia per le segnalazioni.

9 novembre: proclamazione vincitori. Si è tenuto sabato 9 novembre, presso il Teatro dell’Opera del Casinò di Sanremo, l’annuncio degli otto vincitori di Area Sanremo 2019. Due di loro accederanno di diritto al Festival di Sanremo 2020. Di seguito i vincitori con le rispettive canzoni:

  • Branciforte Jaqueline – “Game over”
  • Faustini Matteo – “Nel bene e nel male”
  • Gabriella Martinelli e Lula – “Il gigante d’acciaio”
  • Gerardi Alessia – “Atipica”
  • Leo Alex – “A cuore fermo”
  • Magli Camilla – “Eterno rosso”
  • Manca Arianna – “Andarsi bene”
  • Riso Andrea ‘Messya’ – “T.S.O.”

Sanremo Young 2019: SanremoYoung è un talent di musica live, dedicato ai millennials. Il programma va in onda su Rai 1 in diretta dal Teatro Ariston di Sanremo per quattro venerdì, dal 16 febbraio al 16 marzo, condotto da Antonella Clerici. La seconda edizione è andata in onda, sempre di venerdì, a partire dal 15 febbraio 2019. 

La giuria, detta Academy,  è composta da dieci giurati, personaggi del mondo della musica, della radio e dello spettacolo. Rispetto allo scorso anno sono stati confermati solo Baby K e Angelo Baiguini:

  • Rita Pavone: cantante, attrice e showgirl torinese classe ’45. Vanta 27 album pubblicati tra il 1962 e il 2006. In tv è stata giurata di Canzoni sotto l’albero (Canale 5, 1996) e La pista (Rai1, 2014) e concorrente di Ballando con le stelle 2016.
  • Noemi: Veronica Scopelliti, in arte Noemi, è una cantautrice romana classe ’82. Ha pubblicato 6 album dal 2009 ad oggi. E’ stata concorrente di X Factor 2 e coach di The Voice dal 2013 al 2015.
  • Shel Shapiro e Maurizio Vandelli: coppia di cantanti anni Sessanta formata dal cantante, produttore e attore britannico naturalizzato italiano classe ’43 Norman David Shapiro e il cantante modenese classe ’44, leader degli Equipe 84.
  • Belen Rodriguez: modella, showgirl e attrice argentina classe ’84. In tv è stata concorrente de L’isola dei famosi, co-conduttrice del Festival di Sanremo 2012 e Italia’s Got Talent, Tu si que vales.
  • Amanda Lear: Amanda Tapp è una cantante, attrice, modella, scrittrice, pittrice e presentatrice francese classe ’39, che dal 1975 ad oggi ha pubblicato 25 album. E’ già stata giudice di Ballando con le stelle (nel 2005 e nel 2007), Ciak… si canta (2011) e Si può fare (2014-15).
  • Angelo Baiguini: conduttore radiofonico e televisivo di Costa Volpino, classe ’64, direttore di RTL 102.5. Ha condotto dal 2013 al 2016 il Summer Festival su Canale 5. Riconfermato.
  • Enrico Ruggeri: cantante e conduttore tv milanese, classe ’57, che in carriera ha pubblicato 30 album. In tv è stato giudice di X Factor 2010, concorrente de I migliori anni 2013 e conduttore de Il bivio, Quello che le donne non dicono, Mistero e Lucignolo 2.0.
  • Gigi D’Alessio: cantautore napoletano classe ’67, che dal 1992 ad oggi ha pubblicato 24 album. In gara cinque volte al Festival di Sanremo. In tv è stato giudice di 24mila voci (Rai1, 2010-2011) e Prodigi (Rai1, 2017).
  • Giovanni Vernia: comico, attore, cantante, imitatore e conduttore genovese classe ’73. In tv ha fatto parte del cast di Zelig e concorrente di Tale e quale show 2018.
  • Baby K: Claudia Judith Nahum, in arte Baby K, è una cantante e rapper italiana classe ’83, nata a Singapore. Ha inciso tre album. I video delle sue canzoni Roma – Bangkok, Voglio ballare con te e Da zero a cento sono tra i video più visti di sempre in Italia. Riconfermata.

Dopo le audizioni che si sono tenute il 24 gennaio la commissione artistica, formata da Antonella Clerici, Gianmarco Mazzi e il Maestro Diego Basso, ha scelto i 20 cantanti che parteciperanno alla prima puntata di Sanremo Young. Dieci di loro proseguiranno la competizione. I candidati sono:

  1. Maria Grazia ASCHEI
  2. Leo Bono (Leonardo Pio BONO)
  3. Michele BRAGANTI
  4. Leo Cabid (Leonardo CABIDDU)
  5. Ilenia CAFAGNO
  6. Giovanna CAMASTRA
  7. Luigi CASCIO
  8. Giuseppe CICCARESE
  9. Leyra (Laura FANTAUZZO)
  10. Tecla Marianna INSOLIA
  11. Eden (Eden LORENNA)
  12. Clara PALMERI
  13. Aurora PANZANARO
  14. Halien (Pietro PELOSO)
  15. Giovanna PERNA
  16. Kimono (Sofia TORNAMBENE)
  17. Maxi Urban (Massimo URBANELLI)
  18. Antonio VAGLICA
  19. Marco VINCI
  20. Beatrice ZOCO

• La prima puntata, in onda venerdì 15 febbraio, è dedicata alle selezioni dei dieci cantanti che si contenderanno il titolo della seconda edizione. Partono in venti, ma metà di loro saranno esclusi. Ospite la star del cinema John Travolta e il vincitore del Festival di Sanremo Mahmood (che all’ultimo diserta causa febbre).

I cantanti promossi sono Beatrice (che batte Ilenia), Clara (che supera Laura), Antonio (che batte Marco Vinci), Maxi Urban (che ha la meglio su Michele Briganti), Giovanna Camastra (che è preferita a Giovanna Perna), Kimono (che convince più di Aurora), Giuseppe Ciccarese (che ha la meglio su Leo Cabid), Eden (che viene scelto dal direttore d’orchestra a scapito di Maria Grazia Aschei, perché la giuria si divide esattamente a metà tra i due cantanti), Luigi Cascio (che supera Halien) e Tecla (che vince su Leo Bono).

•  Nella seconda puntata, in onda venerdì 22 febbraio, i dieci concorrenti duettano con dieci cantanti: Alexia, Ron, Povia, I nomadi, Roberto Vecchioni, Bianca Atzei, Mietta, Sergio Cammariere, Gigliola Cinquetti e Gino Paoli. Ospiti: Luca e Paolo. In gara: Beatrice Zoco, Clara Palmeri, Antonio Vaglica, Maxi Urban, Giovanna Camastra, Kimono, Giuseppe Ciccarese, Eden, Luigi Cascio, Tecla Insolia. Due di loro abbandoneranno il programma.

CLASSIFICA Academy + televoto. Gli ultimi 4 sono a rischio eliminazione.

  1. Giovanna Camastra con Marco Masini – T’innamorerai
  2. Giuseppe Ciccarese con Roberto Vecchioni – Chiamami ancora amore
  3. Beatrice Zoco con Alexia – Dimmi Come
  4. Tecla Insolia con Ron – Vorrei incontrarti tra 100 anni
  5. Antonio Vaglica con i Nomadi – Io Vagabondo
  6. Maxi Urban con Sergio Cammariere – Tutto quello che un uomo
  7. Luigi Cascio con Bianca Atzei – Ciao amore ciao
  8. Kimono con Povia – I bambini fanno oh
  9. Eden con Gigliola Cinquetti  – Dio come ti amo
  10. Clara Palmeri con Mietta – Canzoni

Il voto dell’orchestra va a Clara Palmeri che sale dal decimo al nono posto.

I ragazzi votano un compagno: Tecla vota Clara, Eden vota Beatrice, Maxi vota Clara, Clara vota Giuseppe, Luigi vota Eden, Giovanna vota Clara, Kimono vota Maxi, Beatrice vota Eden, Antonio vota Eden, Giuseppe vota Clara. Clara sale di un’altra posizione, finisce ottava e scavalca Eden che chiude decimo, e Kimono che finisce nona.

A rischio eliminazione: Luigi Cascio, Kimono, Eden e Clara Palmeri.

Luca e Paolo scelgono di salvare Kimono e Eden. Eliminati: Lugi Cascio e Clara Palmeri.

•  Nella terza puntata, in onda venerdì 1 marzo, gli otto concorrenti rimasti in gara sono Giovanna Camastra, Giuseppe Ciccarese, Beatrice Zoco, Tecla Insolia, Antonio Vaglica, Maxi Urban, Kimono e Eden. I ragazzi cantano con l’Academy di SanremoYoung. Ospiti: Mahmood, Stefano De Martino (per lanciare Made in sud) e Lorella Cuccarini (a cui è affidato lo showdown).

Duetti e punteggi:

  • Kimono con Shapiro e Vandelli: 90
  • Giuseppe Ciccarese con Vernia: 89
  • Eden con Belen Rodriguez: 87
  • Antonio Vaglica con Rita Pavone: 84
  • Beatrice Zoco con Baby K: 82
  • Tecla Insolia con Noemi: 82
  • Giovanna Camastra con Rocco Hunt: 73
  • Maxi Urban con Enrico Ruggeri: 69

La più votata su Instagram è stata Tecla Insolia.

CLASSIFICA Academy + televoto. Gli ultimi 4 sono a rischio eliminazione.

  1. Giuseppe Ciccarese
  2. Giovanna Camastra
  3. Tecla Insolio
  4. Beatrice Zoco
  5. Eden
  6. AntonioVaglica
  7. Kimono
  8. Urban

Il maestro vota Eden che sale in quarta posizione e fa slittare Zoco in quinta.

I ragazzi votano come migliore della serata Tecla, che sale dal terzo al secondo posto.

Vanno in semifinale Ciccarese, Tecla Insolio, Camastra ed Eden. A rischio Beatrice Zoco, Antonio Vaglica, Kimono e Maxi Urban.

Lorella Cuccarini salva Beatrice Zoco e Kimono. Fuori Maxi Urban e Antonio Vaglica.

•  Nella quarta puntata, in onda venerdì 8 marzo, i sei concorrenti rimasti in gara sono Giovanna Camastra, Giuseppe Ciccarese, Beatrice Zoco, Tecla Insolia, Kimono e Eden. Ospiti: Gino Paoli e Gigi D’Alessio (che è anche protagonista dello showdown).

  • Tecla Insolia – Sognando la California
  • Kimono – I giardini di Marzo
  • Beatrice Zoco – Ma che freddo fa
  • Eden Lorena – Nelle tue mani
  • Giuseppe Ciccarese – Ti regalerò una rosa
  • Giovanna Camastra – Io canto

CLASSIFICA Academy + televoto. Gli ultimi 3 sono a rischio eliminazione.

  1. Eden
  2. Tecla Insolia
  3. Giovanna Camastra
  4. Kimono
  5. Giuseppe Ciccarese
  6. Beatrice Zoco

Il maestro vota Kimono che sale in terza posizione. Giovanna Camastra scende in zona rossa.

I ragazzi votano come migliore: Ciccarese 3 voti, Betrice 1, Tecla 1, Eden 1. CIccarese sale al quarto posto. Camastra scende in quinta posizione.

Vanno in finale Eden, Tecla e Kimono. A rischio Giovanna, Giuseppe e Beatrice. Si salva solo uno di loro.

Gigi D’Alessio elimina Giovanna e Beatrice e salva Giuseppe.

• La finale, in onda venerdì 15 marzo, vede confrontarsi i quattro concorrenti rimasti in gara, Eden, Tecla Insolia, Kimono e Giuseppe Ciccarese. Ospiti: Raoul Bova, il cast del musical We Will Rock You. Super ospiti: Riccardo Cocciante e Toni Renis. I ragazzi duetteranno con Arisa, Anna Tatangelo, Paola Turci e Shade.

La classifica sarà il risultato del voto combinato di Academy e Televoto (894.22 da numero fisso, per votare da cellulare con sms 475.475.0). Al termine di tutte le esibizioni, saranno rese note solo la terza e la quarta posizione, mentre i primi 2 classificati verranno comunicati in ordine alfabetico. Seguirà il final countdown, dove i primi due classificati si sfideranno nel “match” finale. Il giovane talento che uscirà vittorioso, esclusivamente grazie al Televoto da quest’ultimo duello sarà il vincitore assoluto di Sanremo Young 2019.

I duetti:

  • Eden – Paola Turci
  • Tecla – Arisa
  • Kimono – Shade
  • Giuseppe Ciccarese – Anna Tatangelo

Seconda manche (brani assegnati da Toni Renis):

  • Tecla – Gli uomini non cambiano
  • Kimono – Le tasche piene di sassi
  • Giuseppe – Cinque giorni
  • Eden – Io che non vivo

Dopo i duetti con Riccardo Cocciante viene annunciata la classifica degli ultimi due voti: Giuseppe Ciccarese è quarto, Kimono è terza.

Eden e Tecla si sfidano per l’ultima volta. Vince chi conquista il televoto. Vince Tecla con il 50,09% dei voti contro il 49,91% di Eden.

2.1.1.Serate:

Night 1 (Prima serata) – Nella prima serata si esibiranno 11 dei 22 Campioni, ciascuno con il proprio brano in gara. Essi saranno votati dalla giuria demoscopica e al termine delle votazioni verrà stilata una classifica provvisoria.

Si esibiranno anche 4 delle 8 Nuove Proposte in due coppie a sfida diretta, votati sempre dalla giuria demoscopica. Le due canzoni che risulteranno vincitrici accederanno direttamente alle semifinali, che si terranno nella terza serata.

Night 2 (Seconda serata) – Nella seconda serata si esibiranno i restanti 11 Campioni e saranno votati con lo stesso meccanismo della prima serata. Al termine della serata, inoltre, verrà stilata una seconda classifica con tutti i 22 artisti e i rispettivi brani e le percentuali ottenute sommando i voti della prima e della seconda serata.

Si esibiranno le restanti 4 Nuove Proposte con le stesse modalità della prima serata e con il medesimo sistema di votazione. Le due canzoni vincitrici accederanno direttamente alle semifinali della terza serata.

Night 3 (Terza serata) – Durante la terza serata, denominata Sanremo 70, si esibiranno tutti i 22 Campioni con brani che fanno parte della storia del Festival di Sanremo. Gli artisti, in questo caso, possono scegliere se essere accompagnati o meno da ospiti italiani o stranieri; tutte le esibizioni saranno votate dall’orchestra.

Si esibiranno le 4 Nuove Proposte rimaste in gara con le stesse modalità delle due serate precedenti. La votazione avverrà con un sistema misto composto dalla giuria demoscopica (33%), dalla giuria della sala stampa (33%) e dal televoto (34%) e le due canzoni vincitrici accederanno direttamente alla finale nella quarta serata.

Night 4 (Quarta serata) – Nella quarta serata si esibiranno tutti i 22 Campioni in gara con i propri brani. I brani saranno votati dalla giuria della Sala Stampa, i cui voti si sommeranno con quelli delle serate precedenti e, di conseguenza, verrà stilata una nuova classifica con le percentuali ottenute.

Si esibiranno i due artisti rimasti in gara nella sezione Nuove Proposte e saranno votati con lo stesso sistema utilizzato nella terza serata. Al termine verrà proclamata la canzone vincitrice.

2.1.2.Final (Quinta serata – Finale) – Nel corso della serata finale si esibiranno nuovamente tutti i 22 Campioni con le proprie canzoni in gara; le votazioni avverranno con un sistema misto composto dalla giuria demoscopica (33%), da quella della sala stampa (33%) e dal televoto (34%), che determinerà la classifica definitiva dalla ventiduesima alla quarta posizione. Allo stesso modo verrà poi eseguita una nuova votazione per i primi tre classificati (per cui sarà azzerato il voto precedente) e sarà quindi decretata la canzone vincitrice del Festival. 

The 24 Big Artists will perform their entry again for a final time on 8 February 2020.

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

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

Points awarded to Italia (Final):

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

Points awarded by Italia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Italia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Italia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Background information

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Origin
Occupation(s)
Years active
Labels

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

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Composer(s)
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Finals performance

Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄2019 Mahmood – “Soldi” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

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Artist(s)
Language
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Appearance chronology

◄ 2019 “Soldi” – Madmood • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

• Countries – 1ª Semi-finale (in ordine alfabetico)

  •  Albania all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Albania

National selection

Selection process Festivali i Këngës 58 (Festivali i Këngës në RTSH, Festival of Song)
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: 19.12.2019, 20.12.2019
Final: 22.12.2019

Host

Presenter(s) Alketa Vejsiu
Host broadcaster – Venue RTSH – Pallati i Kongreseve, Tirana
Opening act – Interval act Semi-Final 1: “Ktheju tokës” performed by Jonida Maliqi – Semi-final 1: “Soldi” performed by Mahmood Semi-final 2: “Kafe Flora” performed by Lindita Theodhori Final: Mashup performed by Eleni Foureira, Mashup performed by Giusy Ferreri

Participants

Number of entries  20
Selected entrant Arilena Ara
Selected song “Shaj”
Selected songwriter(s) Darko DimitrovLazar Cvetkovski, Lindon Berisha

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës” • 2020 Arilena Ara – “Shaj” • 2021►

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Albania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 16 times since its first entry in 2004. Albania’s first entry was performed by Anjeza Shahini who performed “The Image of You” and finished in seventh place, Albania’s second-highest placing to date. Albania’s best result thus far was in 2012, with Rona Nishliu placing fifth with “Suus”. Albania qualified for the grand final in both 2018 and 2019, with Eugent Bushpepa finishing in eleventh place overall with “Mall”. In 2019, Jonida Maliqi finished in seventeenth with “Ktheju tokës”, scoring 90 points.Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Shaj”, performed by Arilena Ara. The Albanian national broadcaster, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (Albanian Radio and Television – RTSH) organised the national final Festivali i Këngës 58 in order to select the Albanian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

2.Before Eurovision: 

Festivali i Këngës 58 Festivali i Këngës 58 will be the 58th annual edition of the Albanian music competition Festivali i Këngës and the seventeenth time the competition will determine the artist and song that will represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest, this time selecting their 2020 contest entry.

Festivali i Këngës 58 was the 58th edition of the annual music contest Festivali i Këngës which was held on 19, 20 and 22 December 2019 at the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana and broadcast live on Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH). The three live shows were hosted by Alketa Vejsiu.

The winner of the contest was Arilena Ara with the song titled “Shaj”. She will represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Format: The two semi-finals each featured ten competing entries. The votes of a jury panel selected twelve entries to advance to the final.

Festivali i Këngës 58, organised by Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH), was the fifty-eighth consecutive edition of the annual contest. The two semi-finals and grand final were held at the Pallati i Kongreseve in Tirana on 19, 20 and 22 December 2019 respectively. The winner of the competition was chosen by a jury of experts which is composed of 5 members: Christer Björkman, Dimitris Kontopoulos, Felix Bergsson, Mikaela Minga and Rita Petro.

Guests: Radio Televizioni Shqiptar released the first details regarding the special guests prior to the first semi-final on 19 December 2019. The opening act of the first semi-final featured Albanian singer Jonida Maliqi performing “Ktheju tokës”. The interval act in the first semi-final featured Italian singer Mahmood, performing “Barrio” and “Soldi”. The interval act in the second semi-final included Agim Krajka and Lindita Theodhori with the song “Kafe Flora”. During the final, Italian singer Giusy Ferreri and Albanian Greek singer Eleni Foureira performed.

2.1.Competing entries (Artist / Song / Composition / Lyrics): On 28 May 2019 RTSH made an open call for songs to take part in Festivali i Këngës 58. The submission process closed on 15 September 2019. The list of competing artists was released on 24 October 2019, and the songs were released on 9 December 2019.

The twenty contestants of this year’s edition of Festivali i Këngës were announced to the public during a press conference on 24 October 2019, and the songs were released on 9 December 2019.

Artist(s) Song Composition Lyrics Total Place
Albërie Hadërgjonaj “Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua” (Where to find someone to love) Adrian Hila Timo Flloko 27 7
Aldo Bardhi “Melodi” (Melody) Antoni Polimeni, Richy Sebastian Aldo Bardhi Failed to qualify to the final
Arilena Ara  “Shaj” (Swear) Darko Dimitrov, Lazar Cvetkovski Lindon Berisha 67 1
Bojken Lako “Malaseen” (She left me unseen Bojken Lako 45 4
Devis Xherahu “Bisedoj me serenatën” (Talking with serenade) Devis Xherahu Jorgo Papingji Failed to qualify to the final
Eli Fara and Stresi “Bohemë”(Boheme) Eli Fara Rozana Radi
Elvana Gjata “Me tana”(With all) Elvana Gjata 64 2
Era Rusi “Eja merre”(Come ang get it) Darko Dimitrov Era Rusi 43 5
Gena “Shqiponja e lirë”(Free eagle Gena Endrit Mumajesi 18 10
Genc Tukiçi and Nadia Tukiçi “Ju flet Tirana” (Tirana calling you) Genc Tukiçi Agim Xheka Failed to qualify to the final
Kamela Islamaj “Më ngjyros”(Colour me) Kamela Islamaj Megi Hasani 35 6
Kanita Suma “Ankth” (Anxiety) Boban Apostolov Lindon Berisha Failed to qualify to the final
Kastro Zizo (Klevis Bega) “Asaj” (Her) Gramoz Kozeli, Klevis Bega
Olta Boka “Botë për dy” (World for Two) “Shkrime në mur” (Slogans on the wall)  Florent Boshnjaku Genc Salihu 17 12
Renis Gjoka (Renis Gjokës) “Loja” (The game) Renis Gjoka Ilir Krasniqi Failed to qualify to the final
Robert Berisha “Ajo nuk është unë” (She is not me Filloreta Raci 18 10
Sara Bajraktari “Ajër” (Air) Adrian Hila 50 3
Tiri Gjoci (Tahir Gjoci) “Me gotën bosh” (With an empty glass) Everest Ndreca Pandi Laço 23 8
Valon Shehu “Kutia e Pandorës”(Pandora’s box) Eugent Bushpepa Elvis Preni 23 8
Wendi Mancaku (Wendy Mancaku) “Ende”(Still Wendi Mancaku Endrit Mumajesi Failed to qualify to the final

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Semi-final 1 – 19 December 2019: The first semi-final took place on 19 December 2019. Ten contestants participated in the first semi-final. The highlighted contestants qualified for the final. In grassetto accede alla finale.

Draw Artist(s) Song
1 Bojken Lako “Malaseen”
2 Kanita Suma “Ankth”
3 Devis Xherahu “Bisedoj me serenatën”
4 Aldo Bardhi “Melodi”
5 Kamela Islamaj “Më ngjyros”
6 Genc Tukiçi and Nadia Tukiçi “Ju flet Tirana”
7 Sara Bajraktari “Ajër”
8 Elvana Gjata “Me tana”
9 Renis Gjoka “Loja”
10 Albërie Hadërgjonaj “Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua”

Semi-final 2 – 20 December 2019: The second semi-final took place on 20 December 2019. Ten contestants participated in the second semi-final. The highlighted contestants qualified for the final. In grassetto accede alla finale.

Draw Artist(s) Song
1 Robert Berisha “Ajo nuk është unë”
2 Wendi Mancaku “Ende”
3 Kastro Zizo “Asaj”
4 Tiri Gjoci “Me gotën bosh”
5 Era Rusi “Eja merre”
6 Olta Boka “Botë për dy”
7 Valon Shehu “Kutia e Pandorës”
8 Arilena Ara “Shaj”
9 Eli Fara and Stresi “Bohemë”
10 Gena “Shqiponja e lirë”

2.1.2.Final – 22 December 2019The grand final took place on 22 December 2019. The twelve finalists were announced on 21 December 2019, and the winner was chosen by a jury consisting of two Albanian members and three international members with connections to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Draw Artist Song C. Björkman D. Kontopoulos F. Bergsson M. Minga R. Petro Total Place
1 Valon Shehu “Kutia e Pandorës” 1 2 7 7 6 23 8
2 Sara Bajraktari “Ajër” 13 10 10 8 9 50 3
3 Robert Berisha “Ajo nuk është unë” 9 3 2 3 1 18 10
4 Tiri Gjoci “Me gotën bosh” 2 4 8 6 3 23 8
5 Bojken Lako “Malaseen” 3 8 3 18 13 45 4
6 Arilena Ara “Shaj” 10 13 13 13 18 67 1
7 Gena “Shqiponja e lirë” 4 7 1 1 5 18 10
8 Kamela Islamaj “Më ngjyros” 6 6 4 9 10 35 6
9 Albërie Hadërgjonaj “Ku ta gjej dikë ta dua” 7 5 6 5 4 27 7
10 Elvana Gjata “Me tana” 18 18 18 2 8 64 2
11 Olta Boka “Botë për dy” 5 1 5 4 2 17 12
12 Era Rusi “Eja merre” 8 9 9 10 7 43 5

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

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

Points awarded to Albania (Final):

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

Points awarded by Albania (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Albania (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Albania (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Arilena Ara

Background information

Birth name Arilena Aran (Arilena)
Born 17 July 1998 (age 21) Shkodër, Albania
Genres Pop, R&B, dance
Origin Singer
Occupation(s) Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels Elite Productions

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country  Albania
Artist(s) Arilena Ara
Language Albanian
Composer(s) Darko Dimitrov, Lazar Cvetkovski
Lyricist(s) Lindon Berisha

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄2019 Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës” • 2020 Arilena Ara – “Shaj” • 2021►

Arilena Ara (born 17 July 1998), also known mononymously as Arilena, is an Albanian recording artist and singer.

Arilena rose to broader recognition in the Albanian-speaking world following her victory of the second season of the Albanian version of The X Factor. She won the 58th edition of Festivali i Këngës and will represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Life: Arilena Ara was born in Shkodër. She first participated in “Gjeniu i Vogël” (Little Genius), a talent-singing contest for children and placed third in the competition.

Career: After her father’s death, she took part in season 2 of Albanian X Factor (2 të X Factor Shqipëtar) broadcast from 28 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 on TV Klan. She auditioned in Tirana performing an acoustic version of Ana Johnsson’s “We Are”. She was mentored by judge Altuna Sejdiu in the “Girls” category. In the final, she sang Mary J Blige’s “No More Drama” and Rihanna’s “Man Down” and “S&M” as a duet with her coach Tuna winning the season. Recently she participated in a TV Show called “Dance With Me” 2. Her partner was Labi (an Albanian journalist from Kosovo best known for “Një kafe me Labin” or “A cup of coffee with Labi”). On 26 February 2014 she released her first video single “Aeroplan”, becoming a chart topping hit in Albania. After her success with “Aeroplan” which had 2 million views within 12 hours, her new hit “Business Class” had 1 million views in its first 9 hours. She later released her third song titled “Vegim” dedicated to the passing of her father. In 2016 she released another song, Nëntori, which gained some popularity outside Albania as well (e.g. being included on radio rotation in Romania, Russia). It topped the Romanian Airplay 100 in August 2017.

In 2019, she was a coach on the third season of The Voice Kids Albania.

Discography:

Singles:

As lead artist:

Title Year Peak chart positions
ROM
“Aeroplan” 2014
“Business Class”
“Vegim” 2015
“Toke Rroke” 2016
“Nëntori” 1
“I’m Sorry” 2017
“Snow in December”
“Kida”
“Silver and Gold”
“Zemër”
“Doja”
(featuring Flori Mumajesi)
2019
“Shaj”

3.3.Song

“Shaj”

 

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Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country Albania Albania
Artist(s) Arilena Ara
Language Albanian
Composer(s) Darko Dimitrov, Lazar Cvetkovski
Lyricist(s) Lindon Berisha
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄ 2019 “Ktheju tokës” – Jonida Maliqi • 2020 “Shaj” – Arilena Ara • 2021►

“Shaj” (Shout) is a song recorded by Albanian singer Arilena Ara. It was written by Lindon Berisha and composed by Darko Dimitrov and Lazar Cvetkovski.

The song won the 58th edition of Festivali i Këngës and will represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Festivali i Këngës: Arilena Ara was one of the 20 contestants selected to compete in the 58th edition of Festivali i Këngës, a competition aimed at selecting the representative of Albania for the Eurovision Song Contest. She performed the song for the first time at the second semi-final of Festivali i Këngës 2019 on 20 December 2019 and qualified for the grand final on 21 December 2019.

Eurovision Song Contest: Following the victory of Arilena Ara in Festivali i Këngës 58, the song was selected to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The draw to determine the participating countries’ semi-finals will take place on 28 January 2020, in Rotterdam.

  • Armenia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country Armenia

National selection

Selection process Depi Evratesil 2020 (Դեպի Եվրատեսիլ; Towards Eurovision)
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
Final:

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue AMPTV – 

Participants

Number of entries
Selected entrant “”
Selected song
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Predecessore—Successore►)

◄2019 Srbuk – “Walking Out” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Armenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Armenian national broadcaster, Public Television company of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրային Հեռուստաընկերություն, Hayastani Hanrayin Herrustaynkerut’yun; ARMTV/APMTV, 1TV/Առաջին ալիք) organised the national final Depi Evratesil 2020 in order to select the Armenian 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 Armenia (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Armenia (Final):

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

Points awarded by Armenia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Armenia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Armenia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Srbuk – “Walking Out” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”

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Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄ 2019 “Walking Out” – Srbuk • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Australia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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 “”
Selected song
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Predecessore—Successore►)

◄2019 Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Australia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Australian national broadcaster, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) organised the national final Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2020 in order to select the Australian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.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 2018, Australia was represented by Jessica Mauboy and the song “We Got Love”. The country ended in twentieth place in the grand final with 99 points.

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.

2.Before Eurovision: 

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020On 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, The Netherlands. The Eurovision – Australia Decides national final will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on 7 and 8 February 2020, hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey.

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

2.1.1.Final – 8 February 2020

Draw Artist Song Language Songwriter(s) Jury Televote Total Place
Casey Donovan “Proud” English Justine Eltakchi
Diana Rouvas “Can We Make Heaven” English
Didirri
iOTA (Sean Hape)
Jack Vidgen “I Am King I Am Queen” English Jack Vidgen, Andrew Lowden
Jaguar Jonze “Rabbit Hole” English
Jordan Ravi “Pushing Stars” English George Sheppard, Tania Doko
Mitch Tambo
Montaigne (Jessica Alyssa Cerro)
Vanessa Amorosi (Vanessa Joy Amorosi) “Lessons of Love” English Vanessa Amorosi, Aleena Gibson, Trevor Muzzy

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

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

Points awarded to Australia (Final):

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

Points awarded by Australia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Australia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Australia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”

Single by

Released
Format
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

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Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
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Appearance chronology

◄ 2019 “Zero Gravity” – Kate Miller-Heidke • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Austria all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Austria

National selection

Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 12.12.2019
Song:

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster ÖRF – 

Participants

Number of entries 1
Selected entrant Vincent Bueno (Vincent Mendoza Bueno, Suitcase)
Selected song “Alive”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

 Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest (Predecessore—Successore►)

◄2019 PÆNDA – “Limits” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Austria participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Alive”, performed by Vincent Bueno. Vincent Bueno was internally selected by the Austrian national broadcaster, Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation – ÖRF) 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:

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 Austria (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Austria (Final):

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

Points awarded by Austria (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Austria (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Austria (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Vincent Bueno

Background information

Birth name / Also known as Vincent Mendoza Bueno / Suitcase
Born December 10, 1985 (age 34)
Genres Contemporary R&B, pop, dance
Origin Vienna, Austria
Occupation(s) / Instruments Singer, composer / singing, piano, drums, bass guitar, guitar
Years active 2008-present
Labels Star Records

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country  Austria
Artist(s) Vincent Bueno
Language English
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄2019 PÆNDA – “Limits” • 2020 Vincent Bueno – “Alive” • 2021►

Vincent Bueno (December 10, 1985), is an Austrian-Filipino singer who is based in Austria and the Philippines.

On January 12, 2008, he became the winner of the ORF programme, Musical! Die Show (Musical! The Show), an Austrian television musical contest.

He also served as a support act for Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo’s concert in Vienna. On January 18, 2008, Bueno told the Philippine media of his plans to debut in the Philippines. He then made his first performance in Philippine Television on ASAP XV on August 29, 2010. He also signed a contract under Star Records, an ABS-CBN Entertainment Group Company, to pursue his music career in the Philippines.

He will represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands with the song, “Alive”.

Career:

Early Education: Bueno started dancing at the age of 4. He later graduated in music and performing arts at the ViennaConservatory of Music. Bueno is also a composer of R&B music, having taken special courses in acting, dancing, and singing. At age 11, he managed to play 4 musical instruments—piano, guitar, drums, and bass guitar. His father was a former vocalist and a 1970 local band lead guitarist.

Musical! Die Show: Vincent defeated Eva Klikovics and Gudrun Ihninger of 10 contestants / finalists and earned the top prize of 50,000 EUR (3 million PHP) plus the “chance of a lifetime”. He first performed “Grease Lightning” (from musical Grease), and then “The Music of the Night” (from The Phantom of the Opera). Vincent got 67% of televotes (landslide victory) from televiewers in Austria and nearby countries. Second-placer Austrian Eva Klikovics received 37% of televotes, and Gudrun Ihninger was eliminated earlier and salvaged third place. The television show is a reality-based talent contest that considers contestants’ theatrical and dancing skills or abilities, which in turn are judged by televiewers’ vote by phone or SMS.

The contest Musical! Die Show began an elimination round on November 23, 2007 with 10 contestants from the 400 beginners who auditioned. Austria and other European televiewers rated / televoted the finalists. “Hair” was Vincent’s first number, and he performed the memorable songs “I Wanna Be Like You” from Jungle Book, “Superstar” from Jesus Christ Superstar, “Why God Why?” from Miss Saigon, “Singin’ in the Rain”, and the German “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” from Mary Poppins. Musical! Die Show, a project of Austrian broadcasting TV ORF, is not an ordinary singing competition like Starmania or American Idol. Completely different, it involves theatre arts and musical and acting abilities. Specifically, unlike Western and Asian talent show contests, Musical! Die Show is comparatively more difficult and challenging due to its theatre leanings. Aspirants act and sing à la Broadway, and instead of merely singing pop tunes, they choose Broadway musical theater repertoire.

Reactions: Miss Saigon veterans (from the original cast of the West End production of Miss Saigon in 1989) Isay Alvarez and Robert Seña called Vincent Bueno, a phenomenon: “He’s very good. Ibang klase siya. Pinanood ko siya nang todo. Impressed kami pareho ni Robert sa kanya. (He’s a class of his own. I watched him closely. Robert and I are impressed with him). Vincent is a phenomenon. Marami siyang patataubin na singer lalo na sa Broadway musical singing. Kasi, bagay na bagay ang kanyang boses sa gano’ng genre. (He can upstage many local singers, especially in Broadway musical singing, because his voice fits the genre).”

Foray to the Philippines: His first performance on Philippine television’s ASAP XV was on August 29, 2010, where he was first introduced as the “Pinoy Champ Austrian Singer”. He was on ASAP for some weeks. He also signed a contract under Star Records. However, he returned to Austria on September 14, 2010 to accomplish his pending tasks there. He then went back to the Philippines by early January 2011 to continue his music career.

On October 28, 2011, Vincent held his first ever mini-concert at Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan, entitled “Got Fridays with Vincent Bueno”.

Eurovision Song Contest: On December 12 2019, ORF internally selected Vincent to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His song “Alive” will be revealed at a later date.

Image and Artistry: Vincent’s vocal range can be classified as tenor. His voice can be described as smooth, mellow, and sometimes mildly abrasive (see vocal belting). He often sings with a vibrato in his voice, and also incorporates beatboxing into many of his songs.

Though Vincent has one studio album and a single in German, he has also released some unofficial music videos and audios on his official YouTube and Facebook accounts.

Personal life: Both his parents are of Ilocano origin. Along with his native German language, Vincent can speak English and conversational Tagalog.

Discography:

Studio albums:

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUT
Step by Step Released: 4 March 2009

Format: Digital download

Label: HitSquad Records

55
Wieder Leben Released: 2016

Format: Digital download

Label: Bueno Music

Invincible Released: 2018

Format: Digital download

Label: Bueno Music

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

Extended plays:

Title Details
The Austrian Idol – Vincent Bueno
  • Released: 2011
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: ABS-CBN Film Production

Singles:

Title Year Album
“Sex Appeal” 2008 Step by Step
“Party Hard” 2011 The Austrian Idol – Vincent Bueno
“Bida Best Sa Tag-Araw”
(with Angeline Quinto)
2016 Non-alnum singles
“All We Need Is That Love”
“Sie Ist So” 2017
“Rainbow After the Storm” 2018
“Get Out My Lane” 2019
“Alive” 2020

3.3.Song

“Alive”

Single by

Released
Format
Length
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Producer(s)

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country  Austria
Artist(s) Vincent Bueno
Language English
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄ 2019 “Limits” – PÆNDA • 2020 “Alive” – Vincent Bueno • 2021►

“Alive” is a song performed by Austrian-Filipino singer Vincent Bueno. It was chosen to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on 12 December 2019.

Background: After being selected to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Bueno said, “Wow, even thinking about the fact that I am going to participate in the song contest gives me goosebumps. The Eurovision Song Contest is like the Eurocup for musicians and singers. The huge stage, all those artists doing their absolute best, all the songwriters and producers of Europe gathering in one place to celebrate their work while at the same time stepping into the ring – it is breathtaking and formidable. Let’s go Austria!”.

Eurovision Song Contest:  The song will represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, after Vincent Bueno was internally by the Austrian broadcaster ÖRF on 12 December 2019. The song will perform in one of the two semi-finals. The draw to determine the participating countries’ semi-finals will take place on 28 January 2020, in Rotterdam.

  • Azerbaigian all’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 – “” • 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: 

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

“”

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►

 

  •  Bielorussia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Bielorussia
National selection
Selection process Nationalny Otbor 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
Final:
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue BTRC –
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Bielorussia in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 ZENA – “Like It” • 2020 – “” 2021►

Belarus participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Belarusian national broadcaster,  National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (Нацыянальная дзяржаўная тэлерадыёкампанія Рэспублікі Беларусь, Национальная государственная телерадиокомпания Республики Беларусь / Belarusian Television and Radio Company / National State Teleradiocompany of the Republic of Belarus) (Belteleradio/Белтэлерадыёкампанія, BTRC) organised a national final in order to select the Belarusian 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 () – 

Night 2 () – 

2.1.2.Final () – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

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

Points awarded to Bielorussia (Final):

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

Points awarded by Bielorussia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Bielorussia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Bielorussia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 ZENA – “Like It” • 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 “Like It” – ZENA • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Belgio all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020
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 – “”  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 Club: In 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 1996

Label: Columbia

Format: Digital download, CD

17
Blue Wonder Power Milk Released: 11 August 1998

Label: Epic

Format: Digital download, CD

7
The Magnificent Tree Released: 26 September 2000

Label: Epic

Format: Digital download, CD

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

Label: Columbia

Format: Digital download, CD

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

Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

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

Label: PIAS

Format: Digital download, CD

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

Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

2 34 BEL: Platinum
Reflection Released: 15 November 2013

Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

1 51 BEL: Platinum
In Wonderland Released: 11 March 2016

Label: Sony Music

Format: Digital download, CD

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

Label: 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 2003

Label: Columbia Records

Format: Digital download, CD, DVD

4 93
Hooverphonic with Orchestra Live Released: 26 October 2012

Label: 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 2006

Label: Sony BMG

Format: Digital download, CD

8
Hooverphonic with Orchestra Released: 23 March 2012

Label: Columbia Records

Format: Digital download, CD

1 69
The Best of Hooverphonic Released: 21 October 2016

Label: 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 Dance” 23
“Hiding in a Song” 35
“You” 26
2018 “Romantic” 14 Looking for Stars
“Uptight” 17
2019 “Looking for Stars” 35
“Horrible Person” 52
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist:

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BEL
2009 “Mijn leven”
(Andy Sierens a.k.a. Vijvenveertig featuring Hooverphonic)
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Miscellaneous contributions:

Tributes:

Year Title Original artist Album
1998 “Shake the Disease” Depeche Mode For the Masses: An Album of Depeche Mode Songs
2008 “In Bloom” Nirvana Rendez Vous — 25 Unieke Covers Uit 25 Jaar Studio Brussel

Soundtracks:

Year Title Film
1996 “2 Wicky” (as Hoover) Stealing Beauty
1997 “2 Wicky” I Know What You Did Last Summer
1998 “Eden” I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
“2 Wicky” Permanent Midnight
1999 “Shades Shades (film)
2002 “Inhaler” CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Use 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

“”

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◄ 2019 “Wake Up” – Eliot • 2020 – “” • 2021►

  •  Bulgaria all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Bulgaria
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal Selection, 25.11.2019
Song:
Internal Selection, 
Selection date(s) Artist: Internal Selection, 25.11.2019
Song:
 Internal Selection,
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue
Participants
Number of entries
Selected entrant VICTORIA (Victoria Georgieva, Виктория Георгиева)
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2018 EQUINOX – “Bones” • 2020 VICTORIA – “” • 2021►

Bulgaria participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . VICTORIA was selected internally by the Bulgarian national broadcaster,  Bulgarian National Television (Българска национална телевизия, Bŭlgarska natsionalna televiziya – BNT / БНТ) to represent Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Bulgaria (Final):

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

Points awarded by Bulgaria (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Bulgaria (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Bulgaria (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

VICTORIA

Background information

Birth name Victoria Georgieva (Виктория Георгиева)
Born September 21, 1997 (age 22) Varna, Bulgaria
Genres Pop, R&B, Soul
Origin
Occupation(s) / Instruments Singer-songwriter / Vocals
Years active 2011 – present
Labels Monte Music (2016–present)

Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country  Bulgaria
Artist(s) Victoria Georgieva 
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄2018 EQUINOX – “Bones” • 2020 VICTORIA – “” • 2021►

Victoria Georgieva (Виктория Георгиева; born 21 September 1997), known professionally by the mononym Victoria, is a Bulgarian singer and songwriter. She began her career after participating in season four of X Factor Bulgaria. It was revealed on 25 November 2019 that Georgieva will represent Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Career: 

Early career: Georgieva started singing at age of eleven. After some time she enrolled in the vocal studio “Angel Voices” where her music teacher was Atanaska Lipcheva. Georgieva auditioned for the first 3 seasons of X Factor Bulgaria, but she never made it past the judges, mostly because of her age.

2015: X Factor Bulgaria:In 2015, after 3 attempts she finally made it past the judges and to the live shows. She left the show on week 9.

2016–present: Debut single and Monte MusicEven though she didn’t win X Factor, she got an offer to join Virginia Records, but she declined it. In 2016 she joined Monte Music and on 10 June 2016 her first single was released. “Nishto Sluchayno” was directed by Bashmotion and featured VenZy and Niki Bakalov.

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BUL
“Nishto Sluchayno”
(featuring Niki Bakalov and VenZy)
2016 Non-album singles
“Nezavarshen Roman” 15
“Chast Ot Men” 2017 28
“Stranni Vremena” 2018 28
“I Wanna Know” 2019
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or were not released.

3.3.Song

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◄ 2018 “Bones” – EQUINOX • 2020 “” – VICTORIA • 2021►

 

  •  Croazia all’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 – “” • 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.Background: Prior 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.

Format: The 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: 

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

“”

Single by

Released
Format
Length
Label
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Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
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Semi-final result
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◄ 2019 “The Dream” – Roko Blažević  • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Cipro all’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 Nicolas – “” • 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: 

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

“”

Single by

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Format
Length
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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►

 

  •  Repubblica Ceca all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Repubblica Ceca
National selection
Selection process Eurovision Song CZ 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
Final: 26.01.2020
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue ČT – Forum Karlín, Prague
Participants
Number of entries 8
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Final result
 Repubblica Ceca in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend” • 2020  – “” • 2021►

Czech Republic participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Czech national broadcaster, Česká televize (Czech Television – ČT) organised the national final Eurovision Song CZ 2020 in order to select the Czech entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Czech Republic had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest eight times since its first entry in 2007. The nation competed in the contest on three consecutive occasions between 2007 and 2009 without qualifying to the final: in 2007Kabát performing “Malá dáma” placed 28th (last) in the semi-final achieving only one point, in 2008Tereza Kerndlová performing “Have Some Fun” placed 18th (second to last) in her semi-final scoring nine points, in 2009Gipsy.cz performing the song “Aven Romale” placed 18th (last) in their semi-final failing to score any points. The Czech broadcaster withdrew from the contest between 2010 and 2014 citing reasons such as low viewing figures and poor results for their absence. In 2015, Czech Republic returned to the contest and once again failed to qualify to the final with the song “Hope Never Dies” performed by Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta, placing 13th in their semi-final with 33 points. In 2016, Czech Republic was represented by Gabriela Gunčíková and the song “I Stand”. The country qualified for the final and placed 25th out of 26 entries. This marked the first qualification to the final for the Czech Republic since they debuted in the contest in 2007. In 2018, Czech Republic was represented by Mikolas Josef with the song “Lie to Me”. The song finished in sixth place with 281 points, achieving their highest finish in the contest and their first appearance in the top ten. In 2019, Czech Republic was represented by Lake Malawi with the song “Friend of a friend”. The song placed on eleventh place with 157 points, achieving their second best result in the contest.

2.Before Eurovision: Eurovision Song CZ is the national selection process organised by Česká televize to select Czech Republic’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The winner will be revealed on 26th January 2020.

Jury Jan Bors, Jan Potměšil, Kryštof Šámal, Marvin Dietmann a Cyril Hirsch

Format: The winner will be determined, from among seven competing entries, by the combination of votes from a public vote and a ten-member international jury panel. For the public vote, users were able to vote for the winner from 13 January 2020 to 26 January 2020 via the official Eurovision Song Contest app. Both international and Czech users will be able to vote. International votes have the same weight like international juror. The international jury panel consisted of ten former Eurovision entrants:

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2.1.Competing entries: Česká televize received 152 songs submissions for the Eurovision Song Contest, of which 72 were by Czech musicians. The seven selected finalists will be announced on 6 January 2020 on press conference and the entries will be presented to the public on 13th January 2020. At this date also starts voting.

Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s) Jury Televote Total Place
Total Points
TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA TBA

2.1.1.Final  – 

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

3.2.1.Points awarded to Repubblica Ceca (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Repubblica Ceca (Final):

3.2.2.Points awarded by Repubblica Ceca (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Repubblica Ceca (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Repubblica Ceca (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Repubblica Ceca (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

3.3.Song

“”

Single by

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Format
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Eurovision Song Contest 2020 entry

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Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points

Appearance chronology

◄ 2019 “Friend of a Friend” – Lake Malawi • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Danimarca all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Danimarca

National selection

Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix  (DMGP) 2020
Selection date(s) 07.03.2020

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue DR – Royal Arena, Kopenhagen

Participants

Number of entries
Selected entrant  
Selected song
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Leonora – “Love Is Forever” • 2020 – “”  • 2021►

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Danish national broadcaster, Statsradiofonien / Danmarks Radio (Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 in order to select the Danish 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 Danimarca (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Danimarca (Final):

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

Points awarded by Danimarca  (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Danimarca (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Danimarca (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Leonora – “Love Is Forever” • 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 “Love Is Forever” – Leonora • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Estonia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Estonia

National selection

Selection process Eesti Laul 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: 13.02.2020, 15.02.2020
Final: 29.02.2020

Host

Presenter(s) Karl-Erik Taukar & Tõnis Niinemets
Host broadcaster – Venue ERR – Semi-finals: Tartu Ülikooli spordihoones (University of Tartu Sports Hall), Tartu, Final: Saku Suurhall, Tallinn

Participants

Number of entries 24 (178)
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Victor Crone – “Storm” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Estonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Estonian national broadcaster, Eesti Rahvusringhääling (Estonian Public Broadcasting – ERR) organised the national final Eesti Laul 2020 in order to select the Estonian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Estonia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-five times since its first entry in 1994, winning the contest on one occasion in 2001 with the song “Everybody” performed by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Estonia has, to this point, managed to qualify to the final on five occasions. In 2019, “Storm” performed by Victor Crone allowed Estonia to qualify to the Grand Final once again, in which the song placed twentieth.

The Estonian national broadcaster, Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR), broadcasts the event within Estonia and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. ERR confirmed Estonia’s participation at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest on 6 August 2019. Since their debut, the Estonian broadcaster has organised national finals that feature a competition among multiple artists and songs in order to select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eesti Laul competition has been organised since 2009 in order to select Estonia’s entry. Before that, the Eurolaul format had been used.

2.Before Eurovision: 

Eesti Laul 2020Eesti Laul 2020 will be the twelfth edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The competition will consist of 24 entries competing in two semi-finals on 13 February and 15 February 2020, leading to a twelve-song final on 29 February 2020.

FormatThe format of the competition includes two semi-finals on 13 February and 15 February 2020 and a final on 29 February 2020. Twelve songs will compete in each semi-final and the top six from each semi-final will qualify, completing the twelve-song lineup in the final. The results of the semi-finals will be determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from a professional jury and public televoting for the first five entries, then the final spot was decided in a second round of voting, televote only. The winning song in the final will be selected over two rounds of voting: the first round results will select the top three songs via the 50/50 combination of jury and public voting and the second round will decide the winner from those three songs, televote only.

2.1.Competing entries: On 1 September 2019, ERR opened the submission period for artists and composers to submit their entries up until 6 November 2019 through an online upload platform. Foreign songwriters were also eligible to submit songs. A fee was imposed on songs being submitted to the contest, with 25 Euros for Estonian language songs and 50 Euros for songs in other languages. From all 178 songs submitted to ERR, a jury panel selected the 24 songs for the competition, with the selected entries being announced on 13 and 14 November 2019. The selection jury consisted of Andres Puusepp, Anu Varusk, Birgit Sarrap, Daniel Levi, Eda-Ines Etti, Hendrik Sal-Saller, Jüri Makarov, Kaupo Karelson, Lauri Hermann, Madis Aesma, Maiken, Owe Petersell, Sten Teppan and Vaido Pannel.

Artist Song Composer(s)
Anett x Fredi “Write About Me” Frederik Küüts, Anett Kulbin
Egert Milder “Georgia (On My Mind)” Kaspar Kalluste, Matteo Capreoli, Egert Milder
German & Violina “Heart Winder” Timo Vendt, Ebbe Ravn, Carine-Jessica Kostla, Liis-Marii Vendt
INGA (Inga Tislar) “Right Time” Peter Põder, Allan Kasuk, Raul Krebs, Inga Tislar
INGER (Inger Fridolin) “Only Dream” Inger Fridolin, Karl-Ander Reismann
Jaagup Tuisk “Beautiful Lie” Jaagup Tuisk
Janet “Hingelind” Marek Rosenberg, Lauri Lembinen, Kadri Lepik, Janet Vavilov
Jennifer Cohen (Jennifer Marisse Cohen) “Ping Pong” Jennifer Cohen, Luisa Lõhmus
Kruuv (Allan Kasuk, Heiki Luts, Silver Solnask, Valmar Kasuk, Villem Rootalu, Lehar Lepler, Liisa Tali) “Leelo” Allan Kasuk
Laura (Laura Põldvere, Laura Remmel) “Break Me” Janne Hyöty, Jessica Hyöty, Laura Põldvere
Little Mess “Without a Reason” Ebbe Ravn, Timo Vendt, Mihkel Mattisen, Tanja Mihhailova-Saar
Mariliis Jõgeva “Unistustes” (In dreams) Mariliis Jõgeva, Oliver Mazurtšak
Merilin Mälk “Miljon sammu” Jonas Olsson, Teemu Jokinen, Jana Hallas, Merilin Mälk
Rasmus Rändvee (Rasmus Simon Rändvee) “Young” Karl-Ander Reismann, Rasmus Rändvee
Renate (Renate Saluste) “Videomäng” (Video game) Renate Saluste
Revals (Rait Sohkin, Jaanus Saago, Elis Loik, Rauno Laikjõe, Danel Pandre, Jevgeni Babkin, Liis-Marii Vendt, Jaanus Salm) “Kirjutan romaani” Jaanus Saago
SHIRA “Out in Space” SHIRA, Karl-Ander Reismann
STEFAN (Stefan Airapetjan) “By My Side” Karl-Ander Reismann, Stefan Airapetjan
Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf (Sünne Valtri feat. Väliharf) “Majakad” Synne Valtri, Jaanus Viskar, Toomas Laur, Gert Gregor Källo, Aapo Ilves
Traffic (Silver Laas, Raul-Stig Rästa, Tõnis Kivisild, Robert Vaigla and Ivo Priilinn) “Üks kord veel” (One more time) Victor Crone, Fred Krieger [et], Vallo Kikas, Stig Rästa
Uku Suviste “What Love Is” Uku Suviste, Sharon Vaughn
Uudo Sepp “I’m Sorry. I Messed Up” Andrei Zevakin
Viinerid “Kapa Kohi-LA” Peter Põder, Hardo Hansar, Martti Kask
Ziggy Wild (Laura Prits,Ken Einberg, Tarvi Aldur, Henri-Hannes Sell, Sugamamas: Birgit Pärn ja Greta Liht) “Lean on Me” Laura Prits, Valdur Viiklepp, Sander Nõmmistu, Henri-Hannes Sell

Shows:

2.1.1.Semi-finals:

Semi-final 1
Semi-final 1 – 13 February 2020
Draw Artist Song Round One Round Two
Jury Televote Total Place Votes Place
Anett x Fredi “Write About Me”
Egert Milder “Georgia (On My Mind)”
INGA “Right Time”
Jennifer Cohen “Ping Pong”
Kruuv “Leelo”
Laura “Break Me”
Little Mess “Without a Reason”
Rasmus Rändvee “Young”
Renate “Videomäng”
Revals “Kirjutan romaani”
Stefan “By My Side”
Synne Valtri feat. Väliharf “Majakad”
Semi-final 2
Semi-final 2 – 15 February 2020
Draw Artist Song Round One Round Two
Jury Televote Total Place Votes Place
German & Violina “Heart Winder”
Inger “Only Dream”
Jaagup Tuisk “Beautiful Lie”
Janet “Hingelind”
Mariliis Jõgeva “Unistustes”
Merilin Mälk “Miljon sammu”
SHIRA “Out in Space”
Traffic “Üks kord veel”
Uku Suviste “What Love Is”
Uudo Sepp “I’m Sorry. I Messed Up”
Viinerid “Kapa Kohi-LA”
Ziggy Wild “Lean on Me”

2.1.2.Final: The final will take place on 29 February 2020. The six entries that qualify from each of the two preceding semi-finals, all together twelve songs, will compete during the show. The winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury (50%) and public televote (50%) will determine the top three entries to proceed to the super final. In the super final, the winner will be selected entirely by the televote.

Final – 29 February 2020

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total

Place

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

Super Final – 29 February 2020

Draw

Artist Song Televote

Place

1
2
3

3.At Eurovision:

2.2.Promotion:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

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

Points awarded to Estonia (Final):

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

Points awarded by Estonia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Estonia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Estonia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Victor Crone – “Storm” • 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  “Storm” – Victor Crone  • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

Finland all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country Finland

National selection

Selection process Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020 (UMK20)
Selection date(s) Final: 07.03.2020

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue Yle, YleX – Mediapolis Television Studio, Tampere

Participants

Number of entries 4–10
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Look Away” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Finland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Finnish national broadcaster, Yleisradio Oy (General Radio or General Broadcast; Rundradion Ab – Yle) organised the national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020 (Contest for New Music 2020) in order to select the Finnish entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 Contest, Finland had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifty-three times since their first entry in 1961. Finland has won the contest once in 2006 with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” performed by Lordi. In the 2019 contest, “Look Away” performed by Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 17th (last) place in the first semi-final with 23 points.

The Finnish national broadcaster, Yleisradio (Yle), broadcasts the event within Finland and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. Yle confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest on 3 June 2019. Finland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest have been selected through national final competitions that have varied in format over the years. Between 1961 and 2011, a selection show that was often titled Euroviisukarsinta highlighted that the purpose of the program was to select a song for Eurovision. However, since 2012, the broadcaster has organised the selection show Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), which focuses on showcasing new music with the winning song being selected as the Finnish contest entry for that year. Along with their participation confirmation, the broadcaster also announced that the Finnish entry for the 2020 contest would be selected through Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020, reverting back to an open selection in order to determine their Eurovision entry and song for Eurovision 2020.

2.Before Eurovision: 

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020 was the ninth edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), the music competition that selects Finland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. Yle will announce the selected acts on 21 January 2020. The show will take place on 7 March 2020 at Tampere, and the winning entry will be determined by public voting and the votes a jury panel.

2.1.Competing entries: Yle opened a submission period between 1 November 2019 and 8 November 2019 in order for interested parties to submit their entries. At least one of the writers and the lead singer(s) had to hold Finnish citizenship or live in Finland permanently in order for the entry to qualify to compete. The submitted songs were not allowed to exceed three minutes, but could contain lyrics in any language. A ten-member expert panel appointed by Yle selected six entries for the competition from the received submissions. The competing entries will be presented during a press conference on 21 January 2020.

2.1.1.Final – The final will take place on 7 March 2020 where six acts will compete. The winner was selected by a 50/50 combination of public votes and jury votes.

Final – 7 March 2020
Draw Artist Song Composer(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1
2
3
4
5
6

Promotion:

At Eurovision:

Semi-final:

Voting:

oints awarded to Finland (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Finland (Final):

Points awarded by Finland (Semi-final ):

Points awarded by Finland (Final ):

Split voting results:

Split voting results from Finland (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Finland (Final):

Artist: 

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 Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Look Away” • 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 “Look Away” – Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Georgia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Georgia

National selection

Selection process Artista: Georgia’s Star 2020 (საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი,  Georgia Idol)
Canzone: Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Georgian Idol: Audition shows
26.10.2019, 02.11.2019, 09.11.2019
Live shows 16.11.2019, 23.11.2019, 30.11.2019, 07.12.2019, 14.12.2019 Final 21.12.2019

Song:

Host

Presenter(s) Ruska Makashvili (რუსკა მაყაშვილი)
Host broadcaster – Venue GPB – GPB Studios

Participants

Number of entries
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Oto Nemsadze – “Sul tsin iare” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Georgia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by Tornike Kipiani. The Georgian national broadcaster, Georgian Public Broadcasting საქართველოს საზოგადოებრივი მაუწყებელი, sakartvelos sazogadoebrivi mauts’q’ebeli – GPB, სსმ) used for the second year in a row, Georgian Idol for selecting their representative, though this time the entry will be selected internally for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background: Prior to the 2020 contest, Georgia have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest eleven times since their first entry in 2007. The nation’s highest placing in the contest, to this point, has been ninth place, which was achieved on two occasions: in 2010 with the song “Shine” performed by Sofia Nizharadze and in 2011 with the song “One More Day” performed by Eldrine. The nation briefly withdrew from the contest in 2009 after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) rejected the Georgian entry, “We Don’t Wanna Put In”, for perceived political references to Vladimir Putin who was the Russian Prime Minister at the time. The withdrawal and fallout was tied to tense relations between Georgia and then host country Russia, which stemmed from the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Following the introduction of semi-finals, Georgia has, to this point, failed to qualify to the final on four occasions.

The Georgian national broadcaster, Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), broadcasts the event within Georgia and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. GPB confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 2 October 2017. Georgia has selected their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest both through national finals and internal selections in the past. In 2013 and 2014, GPB opted to internally select the Georgian entry, in 2015, the Georgian entry was selected via a national final, and in 2016, the artist was internally selected while the song was chosen in a national final. For their 2017 participation, the entry was selected through a national final. In 2018 the artist was internally selected. In 2019, the entry was fully selected through Georgian Idol for the first time ever. Oto Nemsadze failed to qualify to the Saturday final with “Keep On Going”, achieving just a fourteenth place in the semi-final.

2.Before Eurovision: For the second year in a row, the Georgian delegation decided to use the talent show Georgian Idol as the method for selecting their representative. This year, however, the show starts two months earlier and a song will be internally selected for the winner of the show.

Georgian Idol: 

Presentatrice: Ruska Makashvili / რუსკა მაყაშვილი

Jury:  This edition of Georgian Idol has a four-member jury with the power to decide what contestants will advance to the live shows and comment on every performance giving feedback to the artists. The four members are:

  • Tinatin Berdzenishvili / თინათინ ბერძენიშვილი – Director General of the Georgian Public Broadcaster with over 20 years of experience in the field[6], Head of EBU Gender Balance Initiative.
  • David Evgenidze / დავით ევგენიძე – Songwriter, part of the jury for the second edition of Ranina. He will produce the Georgian entry in Eurovision 2020.
  • Natia Todua / ნათია თოდუა – Winner of the seventh season of The Voice of Germany, participant at Unser Lied für Lissabon with My Own Way.
  • David Aladashvili / დავით ალადაშვილი – Pianist, studied at the Tbilisi Special Music School and at New York’s Juilliard School with several honors and awards at an international level. He was also part of the jury for the second edition of Ranina.

Contestant progress in the live shows / Competing entries: 

Colour key:

Blue Contestant was in the bottom two
Purple Contestant was in the bottom three
Pink Contestant received the fewest public votes and was eliminated
Green Contestant received the most public votes

Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
Tornike Kipiani / თორნიკე ყიფიანი 2nd
14.5%
1st
19.13%
1st
21.17%
1st
24.05%
1st
29.09%
1st
31.88%
1st
33.82%
Barbara Samxharadze / ბარბარა სამხარაძე 3rd
12.91%
3rd
12.11%
2nd
14.75%
2nd
15.15%
2nd
17.75%
2nd
22.42%
2nd
31.18%
Tamar Kakalashvili / თამარ კაკალაშვილი 1st
16.53%
2nd
15.71%
3rd
14.64%
4th
13.79%
4th
13.64%
3rd
16.20%
3rd
18.38%
Mariam Gogoberidze / მარიამ გოგიბერიძე 6th
8.8%
6th
8.69%
7th
9.91%
3rd
14.06%
3rd
13.68%
4th
15.28%
4th
16.62%
Davit Rusadze / დავით რუსაძე 4th
11.91%
4th
10.23%
5th
10.01%
6th
10.79%
5th
13.01%
5th
14.22%
Eliminated
(week 6)
Mariam Shengelia / მარიამ შენგელია 5th
10.31%
5th
8.72%
6th
9.98%
5th
12.26%
6th
12.83%
Eliminated
(week 5)
Anri Guchmanidze / ანრი გუჩმანიძე 7th
8.64%
8th
8.64%
4th
10.01%
7th
9.90%
Eliminated
(week 4)
Nika Kalandadze / ნიკა კალანდაძე 9th
5.7%
7th
8.68%
8th
9.53%
Eliminated
(week 3)
Liza Shengelia / ლიზა შენგელია 8th
8.15%
9th
8.09%
Eliminated
(week 2)
Merab Amzoev / მერაბ ამზოევი 10th
2.55%
Eliminated
(week 1)

Shows

Shows:Auditions (26 October 2019–9 November 2019):  

Show 1 (26 October 2019)
Draw Artist Song Result
1 ერეკლე თურქაძე / Erekle Turkadze “Long Tall Sally” Advanced
2 სოფი დალასი / Sofi Dalas “Highway to Hell” Eliminated
3

ბარბარა სამხარაძე / Barbara Samkharadze

“It’s Raining Men” Advanced
4 დოდო გოქსაძე / Dodo Goksadze “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” Advanced
5 ნიკა კალანდაძე / Nika Kalandadze “Ocean Eyes” Advanced
6 ბექა მირუაშვილი / Beka Miruashvili “Havana” Eliminated
7 ნინი შონია / Nini Shonia “Never Enough” Eliminated
8

თამარ კაკალაშვილი / Tamar Kakalashvili

“Queen” Advanced
9

ალექსანდრე ქიტესაშვილი / Aleksandre Kitesashvili

“Sweet Home Chicago” Advanced
10 მარიამ გოგიბერიძე / Mariam Gogiberidze “Misty” Advanced
Show 2 (2 November 2019)
1 გიორგი ოთიაშვილი / Giorgi Otiashvili “The Girl from Ipanema” Eliminated
2 მარიამ გიორგიშვილი / Mariam Giorgishvili  “Replay” Advanced
3 მარიამ შენგელია / Mariam Shengelia “If I Were a Boy” Advanced
4 მარიამ შვანგირაძე / Mariam Shvangiradze “Million Reasons” Advanced
5 მარიამ ნოზაძე / Mariam Nozadze “Do It like a Dude” Eliminated
6 დუეტი Sirens / Duo Sirens “Lady Marmalade” Advanced
7 ალბინა / Albina “You Sent Me Flying” Advanced
8 სულხან დევაძე / Sukhan Devadze “Me mzes vat’an” (“მე მზეს ვატან”) Advanced
9 თორნიკე ყიფიანი / Tornike Kipiani “House of the Rising Sun” Advanced
Show 3 (9 November 2019)
1 ირაკლი ბიწაძე / Irakli Bitsadze “Feeling Good” Advanced
2 მერაბ ამზოევი / Merab Amzoevi “Skin” Advanced
3 არჩილ გვასალია / Archil Gvasalia “Vagiorkoma” (ვაგიორქომა) Advanced
4 მაკო მაისურაძე / Mako Maisuradze “I’d Rather Go Blind” Advanced
5 ლიზა შენგელია / Liza Shengelia  “Dream a Little Dream of Me” Advanced
6 ანრი გუჩმანიძე / Anri Guchmanidze “I’ve Got News for You” Advanced

Semi-finals:

Live show 1 (16 November 2019)
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Mariam Shengelia “Alive” 10.31% Advanced
2 Barbara Samkharadze “You Don’t Own Me” 12.91% Advanced
3 Merab Amzoevi “Skyfall” 2.55% Eliminated
4 David Rusadze “Atlas” 11.91% Advanced
5 Tamar Kakalashvili “Golden Slumbers” / “Carry That Weight” 16.53% Advanced
6 Tornike Kipiani “Smells Like Teen Spirit” 14.5% Advanced
7 Nika Kalandadze “Video Games” 5.7% Advanced
8 Anri Guchmanidze “Thirty Seconds To Mars” 8.64% Advanced
9 Liza Sengelia “Read All About It “ 8.15% Advanced
10 Mariam Gogiberidze “My Funny Valentine” 8.8% Advanced
Live show 2 (25 November 2019)
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Anri Guchmanidze “Heaven on their Minds” 8.64% Advanced
2 Barbara Samkharadze “When You’re Good to Mama” 12.11% Advanced
3 Mariam Gogiberidze “I Am Changing” 8.69% Advanced
4 Mariam Shengelia “Show Me How You Burlesque” 8.72% Advanced
5 Nika Kalandadze “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” 8.68% Advanced
6 Tornike Kipiani “Rock’N’Roll Queen” 19.13% Advanced
7 Liza Sengelia “Moon River” 8.09% Eliminated
8 Tamar Kakalashvili “All That Jazz” 15.71% Advanced
9 David Rusadze “Falling Slowly” 10.23% Advanced
Live show 3 (1 December 2019)
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Barbara Samkharadze “Lale” 14.75% Advanced
2 Anri Guchmanidze “Gamogiva khval” 10.01% Advanced
3 Mariam Shengelia “Mkholod benzvis” 9.98% Advanced
4 Nika Kalandadze “Kari k’vlav arnevs” 9.53% Eliminated
5 Mariam Gogiberidze “Iminebs mze” 9.91% Advanced
6 Tornike Kipiani “Artificial Love” 21.17% Advanced
7 David Rusadze “Ar madzinebs” 10.01% Advanced
8 Tamar Kakalashvili “Kuchashi ertkhel” 14.64% Advanced
Live show 4 (7 December 2019)
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Barbara Samkharadze “Jesus Christ Superstar” 15.15% Advanced
2 David Rusadze “Any Dream Will Do” 10.79% Advanced
3 Tamar Kakalashvili  “As If We Never Said Goodbye”
13.79% Advanced
4 Anri Guchmanidze “Close Every Door” 9.90% Eliminated
5 Mariam Gogiberidze “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” 14.06% Advanced
6 Mariam Shengelia “Memory” 12.26% Advanced
7 Tornike Kipiani  “Gethsemane” 24.05% Advanced
Live show 5 (14 December 2019)
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Davit Rusadze “Q’viteli potlebi” 13.01% Advanced
2 Tamar Kakalashvili “Numemakhi” 13.64% Advanced
3 Mariam Shengelia “King Lear” 12.83% Eliminated
4 Barbara Samkharadze “Ch’adosnuri hvertsni” 17.75% Advanced
5 Tornike Kipiani “Is akaris” 29.09% Advanced
6 Mariam Gogiberidze “Sevda” 13.68% Advanced
Live show 6 (21 December 2019)
Draw Artist Song Televote Result
1 Barbara Samkharadze & Grigol Kipshidze “Juice” 22.42% Advanced
2 Davit Rusadze & Giorgi Pruidze “O (Fly On)” 14.22% Eliminated
3 Tornike Kipiani & Liza Kalandadze “Breathe” 31.88% Advanced
4 Mariam Gogiberidze & Giorgi Nakashidze “Shallow” 15.28% Advanced
5 Tamar Kakalashvili & Oto Nemsadze “Runaway Baby” 16.20% Advanced

2.1.2.

Final (31 December 2019)
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Tamar Kakalashvili “White Flag” 18.38% 3
2 Tornike Kipiani “Love, Hate, Love” 33.82% 1
3 Mariam Gogiberidze “Writing’s On The Wall” 16.62% 4
4 Barbara Samkharadze “This Is Me” 31.18% 2

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

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

Points awarded to Georgia (Final):

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

Points awarded by Georgia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Georgia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Georgia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

Tornike Kipiani ()

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 Oto Nemsadze (ოთო ნემსაძე) – “Sul tsin iare” (სულ წინ იარე, Keep on Going) • 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 “Sul tsin iare” (სულ წინ იარე, Keep on Going) – Oto Nemsadze (ოთო ნემსაძე) • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  • Grecia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country Greece
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
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Katerine Duska  – “Better Love” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Greece participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . was selected internally by the Greek national broadcaster, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση, Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi – ERT / ΕΡΤ) to represent Cyprus in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

1.Background

2.Before Eurovision: 

HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion

Shows

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 Greece (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Greece (Final):

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

Points awarded by Greece (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Greecea (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Greece (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Katerine Duska  – “Better Love” • 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 “Better Love” – Katerine Duska • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

• Countries – 2ª Semi-finale (in ordine alfabetico)

  • Islanda all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country Islanda

National selection

Selection process Söngvakeppnin  (Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, The Television’s Song Contest) 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals: 08.02.2020, 15.02.2020
Final: 29.02.2020

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue RÚV – Semi-finals: Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, Final: Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavík

Participants

Number of entries 10
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Iceland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Icelandic national broadcaster, Ríkisútvarpið (The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service – RÚV) organised the national final Söngvakeppnin 2020 in order to select the Icelandic 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 Islanda (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Islanda (Final):

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

Points awarded by Islanda (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Islanda (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Islanda (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” • 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 “Hatrið mun sigra” – Hatari • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Irlanda all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Country  Irlanda
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
 Irlanda in the Eurovision Song Contest (◄Predecessore—Successore►)
◄2019 Sarah McTernan – “22” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Ireland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . was selected internally by the Irish national broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Radio-Television of Ireland – RTÉ) to represent Cyprus 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 Irlanda (Semi-final ):

Points awarded to Irlanda (Final):

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

Points awarded by Irlanda (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Irlanda (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Irlanda (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Sarah McTernan – “22” • 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 “22” – Sarah McTernan • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

  •  Israele all’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 – “” • 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: 

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

“”

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►

 

  •  Lettonia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

Country  Lettonia

National selection

Selection process Supernova 2020
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
Final: 08.02.2020

Host

Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster – Venue LTV –

Participants

Number of entries 126 (1. kārta), 26 (2. kārta), 8 (fināls)
Selected entrant
Selected song  “”
Selected songwriter(s)

Finals performance

Semi-final result
Final result

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

◄2019 Carousel – “That Night” • 2020 – “” • 2021►

Latvia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “”, performed by . The Latvian national broadcaster, Latvijas Televīzija (Latvian Television – LTV) organised the national final Supernova 2020 in order to select the Latvian entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Prior to the 2020 contest, Latvia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty times since its first entry in 2000. Latvia won the contest once in 2002 with the song “I Wanna” performed by Marie N. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Latvia was able to qualify to compete in the final between 2005 and 2008. Between 2009 and 2014, the nation had failed to qualify to the final for six consecutive years. In the 2015 contest, Latvia managed to qualify to the final with the song “Love Injected” performed by Aminata, which placed 6th in the final, scoring 186 points, giving them their best placing since 2005. In 2019, Latvia was represented by Carousel and the song “That Night”, but the country did not qualify for the final and finished fifteenth in the second semi-final with 50 points.

Before Eurovision: 

Supernova 2020Supernova 2020 was the sixth edition of Supernova, the music competition that selects Latvia’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest.

2.1.Competing entries: Applications could be submitted to the broadcaster until 20 November 2019. A record number of 126 songs were submitted, and a 18-member jury panel evaluated the submitted entries and shortlisted 28 entries to take place in the auditions, which will be released publicly on January 2020. The members of the jury were:

  • Agnese Cimuška – Latvian Music Development Society
  • Aiga Leitholde – Music Reviewer
  • Liena Grīna – Latvian Association of Performers and Producters
  • Sabīne Brice – Universal Music Latvia
  • Ilze Jansone – Supernova Producer
  • Inese Saulāja – Warner Music Latvia
  • Kaspars Zaviļeiskis – Music Journalist
  • Jānis Žilde – Musician, TVnet Kultura+ Presenter
  • Kaspars Mauriņš – Latvijas Radio 2
  • Rūdolfs Švēde – Radio Tev
  • Emīls Kazakovs – Kurzemes Radio
  • Toms Grēviņš – Piecei.lv
  • Artis Dvarionas – Radio SWH
  • Aleksis Vilciņš – Pieci.lv
  • Edgars Bāliņš – Wiwibloggs
  • Petri Mannonen – Universal Music Finland and the Baltics
  • Martti Vuorinen – Universal Music A&R
  • Pēteris Krievkalns – Creative Director for Supernova

Live audition round: A live audition round was conducted with 26 of the 28 shortlisted applicants being invited to attend. 8 entries were ultimately selected for the national final.

Artist Song Composer(s)
Aivo Oskis “Dive Deep” Aivis Ošķis, Bruce Mendes, Ruslans Kuksinovičs
Alekss Silvērs “Again” Alekss Silvērs, Andis Ansons, Uku Moldau
Alise Haijama “Me Me Song” Lotars Lodziņš, Jānis Kalve, Artūrs Palkevičs, Valdis Čirksts
Annemarija Moiseja “Undo” Mārtiņš Gailītis, Jans Vavra, Annemarija Moiseja, Reinis Straume
ANNNA “Polyester” Anna Madara Pērkone
Antra Stafecka & Atis Ieviņš “Coming Over” Atis Ieviņš, Jānis Čubars
Audiokvartāls “Connection” Ivars Ozoliņš, Arnis Ozoliņš, Juris Ludženieks, Ludvigs Lielauss, Mārtiņš Gailītis, Valters Mirkšs, Reinis Straume
Bad Habits “Sail with You” Mārtiņš Balodis, Kristaps Grīnbergs, Normans Bārbals, Jānis Līde
DRIKSNA “Stay” Jānis Driksna, Aidan O’Connor
Edgars Kreilis “Tridymite” Edgars Kreilis, Ingars Viļums
Elizabete Gaile “For You” Elizabete Gaile, Edijs Ostapko, Jūlijs Melngailis
Katrīna Bindere “I Will Break Your Heart Katrīna Anete Bindere-Čodere, Jānis Driksna, Niklāvs Sekačs
Katrīna Dimanta “Heart Beats” Katrīna Dimanta, Herberts Blumbergs, Andis Ansons, Jānis Bērziņš
Laika Upe “All My Roads” Reinis Straume, Kaspars Ansons, Guntis Nurža, Atis Čamanis, Reinis Petrovičs, Jānis Pastars, Edgars Ansons-Tomsons
Līva “Not That Important to You” Līva Komarovska, Kaspars Ansons, Uku Moldau
MADARA () “Māras zeme” Madara Fogelmane
Maia “Make It Real” Maija Aukšmuksta, Reinis Ašmanis
Markus Riva (Miķelis Ļaksa) “Impossible” Markus Riva, Aminata Savadogo
Miks Dukurs “I’m Falling for You” Miks Dukurs
Rūta Ķergalve “Izgaismots” Rūta Ķergalve
Sabīne Blūma Blūmane “Beauty Will Save the World” Gaitis Lazdāns, Diāna Žukova
Samanta Tīna (Samanta Poļakova) “Still Breathing” Samanta Tīna, Aminata Savadogo
Seleste “Like Me” Reinis Briģis, Seleste Solovjova-Vlasova
Shanti “Voices in My Mind” Liene Matveja, Santa Dzalbe, Linda Ozola
Signe & Jānis “Inner Light” Jānis Aizupietis, Signe Aizupiete, Asnāte Tarvide
Toms Kalderauskis “Be My Truth” Liene Atvara, Toms Kalderauskis, Roberts Memmēns

Final The final will take place on 8 February 2020. The winner will be chosen via a combination of votes from a jury of music professionals and the Latvian public.

Draw Artist Song Jury Public Total Place
Televote Internet Spotify
Streams
Points
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8

2.2.Promotion:

3.At Eurovision:

3.1.Semi-final:

3.2.Voting:

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

Points awarded to Lettonia (Final):

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

Points awarded by Lettonia (Final ):

3.2.3.Split voting results:

Split voting results from Lettonia (Semi-final ):

Split voting results from Lettonia (Final):

3.3.Artist: 

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 Carousel – “That Night” • 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 “That Night” – Carousel • 2020 – “” • 2021►

 

Lithuania all’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 – “”  • 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”