Eurovision: Your guide for the super weekend

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This weekend sees ten shows take place across Europe. Three songs and three artists will be selected, whist a whole host of countries move a step closer to deciding who and what they’ll be sending to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

With so much happening in the continent, we’ve decided to put together a handy rundown to make sure you can stay on top of all the action.

If you want to find out more about each of the shows as well as where you can watch them, follow the links in the show’s titles.

(All times shown are CET)

Saturday (14/02)

  • Sweden: Melodifestivalen Deltäving two.   20:00 – 21:30
    Seven more acts take to the stage in Sweden’s biggest show, this time broadcasting from Malmö. Two more songs will advance to the final with two others going to the second chance round.
  • Lithuania: Eurovizija Show Seven.   20:00 – 21:40
    Three acts and three songs remain in the Lithuanian selection, and show seven will see which of the three remaining songs will be sent to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The country will select their act the following week.
  • Hungary: A Dal 2015 Semi-final One.   20:25 – 22:25
    This is the first of two semi-finals that will decide which acts make one step closer to representing Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest.
    Nine acts will perform with four of them progressing to the final. Two of those songs will be selected by the jury, with the other two picked by the public.
  • Estonia: Eesti Laul Semi-final two.   20:35 – 22:10
     The second semi-final in Eesti Laul will see the final ten songs take to the stage with five songs advancing to next weeks final.
  • Iceland: Sönvakeppnin 2015 Final.   20:45 – 22:55
    After two semi-finals, Iceland is geared up to select their Eurovision Song Contest entry for Vienna. The seven finalists will all perform their entries where a jury and public vote will decide which two songs will progress to the superfinal.
    In the superfinal the two entries will be performed once more, with the over all winner being selected solely by a public vote.
  • Italy: Fesitvali di Sanremo 2015 Final.   20:50 – 01:00
    The 65th edition of the Sanremo festival draws to a close on Saturday when the final sixteen participants try to impress the Italian public for one last time. The winner of Sanremo will be offered the chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
  • Serbia: Odbrojavanje za Beč Presentation.   21:00 – 22:00
    Serbia unveils snippets of the three songs that will be competing to represent the country on their return to Eurovision ahead of their national final on Sunday.

Sunday (15/02) 

  • Latvia: Supernova 2015 Semi-final.   20:20 – 23:00
    The eight remaining acts will perform once again in the semi-final, each looking for a place in the grand final, which takes place next week.
    Four songs will progress to the final. The two songs with the highest number of public votes will earn a place in next weeks show, whilst the jury will select the other two.
  • Serbia: Odbrojavanje za Beč Live Final.   21:00 – 22:20
    Following on from the previous days song reveal, the three finalists will perform their entries live during the national final. The winner will be decided by a combination of a jury vote and public vote.

What shows will you be watching this weekend? Stay tuned to ESCToday for all the latest news from across Europe for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015!

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