National final season 2010: What happened last week?

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Counting from the first Maltese semi final on 9th December, the twelfth week of the national final season for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 has passed. Ten more shows were held in nine different countries including five national finals.

Spain

The Spanish national final for Oslo was held on Tuesday. Ten acts competed in Eurovision 2010: Destino Oslo and at the end of the voting it was decided that Daniel Diges will represent the country with the song Algo pequeñito written by Jesús Cañadilla, Luis Miguel de la Varga, Daniel Diges and Alberto Collado. He was the favourite of both the televoters and the jury.

  • Live report of the national final here.
  • Complete results of the national final here.

Germany

The German performer selection Unser Star für Oslo continued on Tuesday. Eight acts were still in the running and the bottom two in the televoting were eliminated: Cyril Krueger and Katrin Walter. The remaining six acts will meet again in the third elimination round.

  • Live report of the second elimination round here.
  • Results of the second elimination round here.

Belarus

Technically, there was no live show in Belarus. However, it was announced on Thursday that 3+2 will represent the country in Oslo with the song Far away. The song was selected internally and it had previously finished second in the music competition Musical Court.

  • You can read more here.

Georgia

The Georgian national final was held on Saturday. Sopho Nizharadze, also known as Sofia, performed all six songs and a mixture of jury voting and televoting chose the song Shine for Oslo. The song was written by Hanne Sørvaag, Harry Sommerdahl and Chistian Leuzzi. It was Hanne Sørvaag's second entry chosen for Oslo following the Norwegian entry My heart is yours.

  • Live report of the national final here.
  • Results of the national final here.

Moldova

The two semi finals of O melodie pentru Europa were held on Saturday and Sunday. A total of 30 songs competed and the top seven out of each heat made it to the grand final. The line-up for the national final on 6th March is therefore complete.

  • Results of the first semi final here.
  • Results of the second semi final here.

Sweden

The fourth and last semi final of Swedish Melodifestivalen was held on Saturday. The last eight acts presented their songs and it was decided that Anna Bergendahl will compete in the national final in Stockholm with This is my life as will Peter Jöback with Hollow. NEO and Pernilla Wahlgren will get another chance in Andra chansen on Saturday.

  • Live report of the fourth semi final here.
  • Results of the fourth semi final here.

Latvia

The Latvian national final was held on Saturday. At the end of the voting, Aisha qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song What for? (Only Mr. God knows why) written by J�nis Lūs�ns and Guntars Ra�s. The winning song was chosen by a mixture of jury voting and televoting.

  • Live report of the national final here.
  • Results of the national final here.

Slovakia

After six quarter finals and two semi final, Slovakia chose its entry for Oslo on Saturday. Twelve acts were in the running and early favourite Kristina won the national final with the song Horehronie written by Martin Kavuli� and Kamil Peteraj. Actually, there was a tie in the voting between Mista and Kristina, but Kristina was given the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest as she was placed higher in the televoting.

  • Live report of the national final here.
  • Compelete results of the national final here.

Lithuania

The third and last Lithuanian semi final completed the Super Saturday. Twelve acts were in the running and it was decided that InCulto with East Europe Funk, Evelina Sašenko with For this I'll pray and MerÅ«nas with Rosa will compete in the national final. Meanwhile, the three jury wildcards have been announced as well.

  • Live report of the third semi final here.
  • Complete results of the third semi final here.
  • Jury wildcards here.

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian national final was held on Sunday. Miro, who had already been chosen as Bulgarian representative, presented five songs and in the end it was decided that he will perform his own composition Angel si ti in Oslo.

  • Complete results of the national final here.

esctoday.com national final awards 2010

The 2010 esctoday.com National Final Awards will be held between April and May, which means between the national final season and the Eurovision Song Contest. We will repeat the same format with two rounds for nominations which was used this year – you can read how it works here. However, this time the individual polls for each country will always be held right after the national final, when the entries are still fresh. You can still vote for your favourites in the national finals that have already been held:

Country
Best performance not to qualify
Best song not to qualify
Albania here here
Finland here here
Norway here here
Denmark here here
Iceland here here
Cyprus here here
Netherlands here
Armenia here here
Poland here here
FYR Macedonia here here
Malta here here
Slovenia here here
Spain here here
Georgia here here
Slovakia here here
Latvia here here
Bulgaria here here

Preview of week 11

Tuesday, 2nd March Azerbaijan National final
Germany 3rd elimination round
Portugal 1st semi final
Wednesday, 3rd March Turkey Song presentation
Thursday, 4th March Portugal 2nd semi final
Lithuania National final
Friday, 5th March Germany Quarter final
Croatia Semi final
Ireland National final
Saturday, 6th March Moldova National final
Ukraine National final
Portugal National final
Croatia National final
Romania National final
Sweden Second chance round
Sunday, 7th March Russia National final
Belgium National final

Songs already chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsUlauRwaEc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u2CU2qGckI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNQnEQAzYto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hyJm4iyuPM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi3ivDk-0Ko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNn_xJJqKdg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDdYcAF-ap8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPS_BXKdLhI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCIGqOWIT5U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW2vg8jvDl8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVp4qZVQyxk

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