Eurovision 2016: The story so far and Important Dates For You!

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It seems that not a moment goes by without a new songs being added to the 2016 playlist! Just sometimes I have to do my actual job and this can take me away from the Eurovision world for a while so I’ve just spent a bit of time refreshing my brain on the artists and songs that have been announced so far, and looking at what’s to come in the next few weeks.

So, here’s a quick look at how 2016 is shaping up…

Semi-final 1 (10th May)


With songs:

Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan  “LoveWave”
Austria: Zoe  “Loi d’ici”
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Dala & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala “Ljubav je”
Cyprus: Minus One “Alter Ego”
Finland: Sandhja  “Sing It Away”
Hungary: Freddie “Pioneer”
Iceland: Greta Salome  “Hear Them Calling”
Moldova: Lidia Isac  “Falling Stars”
Montenegro: Highway “The Real Thing”


Songs still to be chosen/announced:

Azerbaijan: Artist and song will be announced 14th March.
Croatia: Nina Kralijc is the chosen artist her song will be announced on 9th March.
Czech Republic:  There is no confirmed date for announcement, we’ll keep you posted.
Estonia: The national selection show airs on 5th March, we’ll be live blogging as usual!                                           Greece: Argo “Utopian Land”
Malta: Ira Losco and the song Chameleon were selected but TVM announced that they may change the song; we await an announcement from Valetta…
The Netherlands: Douwe Bob is the artist – we’ll find out the song on 4th March.
Russia: Sergey Lazarev has been announced as the artist, the song will be revealed on 5th March.
San Marino: Turkish singer Serhat has been chosen, we’ll hear the song on 9th March.


Semi Final 2 (12th May)


With songs:

Belarus: Ivan “Help You Fly”
Belgium: Laura Tesoro   “What’s the Pressure”
Denmark: Lighthouse X  “Soldiers of Love”
Georgia: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz “Midnight Gold”
Ireland: Nicky Byrne  “Sunlight”
Latvia: Justs  “Heartbeat”
Macedonia: Kaliopi “Dona”
Norway: Agnete  “Icebreaker”
Slovenia: ManuElla  “Blue and Red”
Switzerland: Rykka “The Last of Our Kind”
Ukraine: Jamala  “1944”


Songs still to be chosen/announced:

Albania: Eneda Tarifa is the artist her song is being changed, we await news.
Australia:  I am writing this on the same day that Conchita Wurst will announce this years Eurovision entry for Australia as part of her concert at the Sydney Opera House, stay tuned…
Bulgaria: Poli Genova will represent Bulgaria, the song will be announced soon.
Israel:  Like Australia, Israel will announce their artist and song on 3rd March, stay tuned…
Lithuania: National selection show is on 12th March, join us for our live blog.
Poland: John will be on hand to live blog the National Selection show on Sunday 6th March
Romania: Join me (Lisa-Jayne) on the live blog for Romania’s National Selection show on Sunday 6th March!
Serbia:We’ll find out the artist and song on 10th March.


Big-5 & Hosts

With songs:

France: Amir  “J’ai cherche”
Germany: Jamie-Lee Kriewitz  “Ghost”
Spain: Barei “Say Yay!”
United Kingdom: Joe & Jake  “You’re Not Alone”


Songs to be chosen/announced:

Italy: Francesca Michielin will represent Italy, we await news of the song.
Sweden:  Melodifestivalen final is on 12th March, of course you can join us for our live blog right here at Eurovision Ireland



Hopefully that’s been helpful to you, keep watching Eurovision Ireland for songs, artists and announcements as they happen and of course you can comment on our articles, on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel – we love hearing from you.

Oh and in case you were wondering, yes, the video’s I’ve chosen for each sections are my favourites so far!


Author: Lisa-Jayne Lewis
Source: Eurovision Ireland


1 reply »

  1. I am truly wondering what meaning there is to national selections, when the singer finally decides to change the song ! TV broadcasters should make internal choices then…

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