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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 JÄ�nis LÅ«sÄ�ns and Guntars RaÄ�s. The winning song was chosen by a mixture of jury voting and televoting.
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 KavuliÄ� 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.
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.
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:
|| Best performance not to qualify
|| Best song not to qualify
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|
|Friday, 5th March||Germany||Quarter final|
|Saturday, 6th March||Moldova||National final|
|Sweden||Second chance round|
|Sunday, 7th March||Russia||National final|
Songs already chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010