National final season 2010: What happened last week?

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Counting from the first Maltese semi final on 9th December, the eighth week of the national final season for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 has passed. Four more shows were held bringing four countries closer to their entry for Oslo.


The third Slovak semi final was held on Friday with another ten acts competing. The SMS voters decided to send Robo Opatovský, Free Voices – Z osnov, Renáta Ä�onková& Martina Polievková and Martin Konrád to the semi final stage of Eurosong 2010. The fourth quarter final was held on Sunday and this time the winners were Martina Schindlerová, Mayo, Alone and Petra HumeÅ�anská.

  • Complete results of the third quarter final here.
  • Complete results of the fourth quarter final here.


After three semi finals, the Finnish national final Suomen karsinta 2010 was held on Saturday. Ten acts were still in the running and after the first round of voting, three acts went to the 'super final'. The eventual winners were duo Kuunkuiskaajat with the song Työlki ellää written by Timo Kiiskinen. They will be the 44th Finnish entrants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

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


The host country held the second chance round of MGP 2010 on Saturday. Eight acts competed in a total of six duels and eventually it was decided that Venke Knutson will join the line-up of the national final next Saturday with the song Jealous 'cause I love you and so will Bjørn Johan Muri with Yes man.

  • Live report of Siste sjansen here.
  • Complete results here. national final awards 2010

The 2010 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 two national finals that have already been held:

  • Vote for your favourite performance not to qualify in Albania here.
  • Vote for your favourite song not to qualify in Albania here.
  • Vote for your favourite performance not to qualify in Finland here.
  • Vote for your favourite song notto qualify in Finland here.

Preview of week 9

Tuesday, 2nd February Azerbaijan Semi final
Germany 1st heat
Friday, 5th February Slovakia 5th quarter final
Saturday, 6th February Norway National final
Denmark National final
Sweden 1st semi final
Iceland National final
Sunday, 7th February Cyprus National final
Netherlands National final
Slovakia 6th quarter final

Songs already chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

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