Ten shows, including five finals and a song premier, will take place in what is going to be the busiest weekend of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 season so far.
With 15 out of 40 entries revealed so far, we’re set for an unprecedentedly busy couple of weeks that will see 25 songs revealed over the course of 18 days. The rush begins this weekend as five countries conclude their national finals, with a whole host of other shows taking place across the continent. As per usual, our tonight articles will give you more details about each show, as well how you can watch them. All times shown are in CET.
[Austria]Austria: Wer singt für Österreich? Show Two 20:15 – 21:55
Each of the six remaining acts will be given a chance to showcase their vocal abilities to the panel of experts by performing cover versions or their own original music.
[Ireland]Ireland: The Late Late Show Eurosong Special 10:35 – 12:45
As is tradition, Ireland is once again selecting their act in a special edition of RTÉ’s Late Late show.
Five acts were selected from the submission process, and a combination of a regional jury and public vote will decide the winner.
[Moldova]Moldova: O Melodie Pentu Europa 2015 Final 18:45 – 22:15
After two semi-finals on Tuesday & Thursday, Moldova are ready to pick their song for Vienna.
Sixteen songs will be competing in the final, with a winner being decided by a jury and public vote.
[Finland]Finland: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015 Final 20:00 – 22:00
A varied mix of music genres go head to head in the Finnish final as the nine finalists compete for the right to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
The public will have the total say in the vote as they pick a successor to Softengine.
[Sweden]Sweden: Melodifestivalen Semi-final 4 20:00 – 21:30
Örebro is the home of the fourth and last semi-final of this years Melodifestivalen.
The final group of seven songs will take to the stage with two progressing to the final and two going to next weeks second chance round.
[Hungary]Hungary: ADal 2015 Final 20:00 – 22:35
After five weeks of shows, Hungary has managed to narrow their contenders down to eight.
The winner will be decided in two rounds of voting. In the first round of voting, the jury will award points (ranging from 12 – 2 points) to their six favourite songs.
The top four will then go on to the second round of voting where the public will decide who they want to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
[Slovenia]Slovenia: EMA 2015 Final 20:00 – 21:40
The eight finalists, chosen by an expert panel, will perform their songs live on TV for the first time.
In the first round of voting an expert jury will rank each of the song with a score of 1 – 5. The top two will perform again in a super-final, which will be decided by the public alone, to determine a winner.
The show will be hosted by a trio of former Eurovision Song Contest participants; Darja Švajger (1995, 1999), Maja Keuc (2011) and Tinkara Kovač (2014), as well as comedian Nejc Šmit.
[Lithuania]Lithuania: Best of Eurovizija 2015 20:00 – 21:40
After selecting their entrants last week and concluding their national final, the Lithuanian broadcaster, LRT, will be airing a special ‘best of’ show to look back at the best bits of this years national selection.
[France]France: First live performance of N’oubliez pas 20:50 – 23:15
As part of France 2’s Le Grand Show, Lisa Angell will be giving the first live performance of her Eurovision Song Contest entry, N’oubliez pas.
[Spain]Spain: Edurne premiers Amanecer 12:00 CET
After weeks of teasers from both Edurne and the Spanish broadcaster, the country finally unveils their Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry.
It will be published on RTVE’s Eurovision website at midday.