Nordic countries join for preview shows

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Like last year, the videos of all Eurovision Song Contest entries will be aired in a joint show by the broadcasters from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Well-known Eurovision personalities and experts from each country will comment each entry and estimate whether it will be successful or not. The Swedish expert is no less than former Eurovision Song Contest winner Charlotte Perrelli (Nilsson).

The concept
The preview shows have just been recorded at the studios of Swedish broadcaster SVT, who is hosting the show. The programme is divided into four episodes. The first three consist of the semifinal songs, the songs of the final are in the last show. The concept will be the same as last year's: a Nordic expert panel will give each song either a green, yellow or red light, symbolising success, middle-of-the-road or failure.

The experts
Two well-known Eurovision commentators from their respective countries: Thomas Lundin (Finland) and Jostein Pedersen (Norway). Former Eurovision Song Contest representative for Iceland and Norway, Eirikur Hauksson (Iceland). Denmark's expert is singer/songwriter Keld Heick who had no less than 30 entries in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, nine of them won throughout the years. The Swedish expert is former Eurovision Song Contest winner Charlotte Perrelli (Nilsson).

Broadcast schedule
Although the Eurovision entries have been online for a while, the Nordic TV-viewers will have to wait a few more weeks. Norway will be the first to air the weekly show, starting on 21st April. Finland follows the day after. Swedish TV-viewers will have to wait until 25th April. Nordic TV-viewers are advised to check out their local TV magazine for exact dates and times in their country.

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