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Newsletter: Poland, Slovenia & Ukraine Prepare to Decide Written by on February 22, 2020

The fun of National Finals continue this weekend as more countries decide on their songs for Rotterdam 2020. John Lucas looks over tonight’s shows in the latest edition of the ESC Insight newsletter.

Tonight’s Shows

Grand Finals

Poland will conclude their national selection on Sunday, with Lake Malawi star Albert Cerny facing Kasia Deren and Alicja Szemplińska for the chance to represent the country in Rotterdam. You can watch Poland’s national final from 15.15 CET on TVP2.

Slovenia will decide on their act tonight in the Grand Final of EMA 2020. 12 artists will compete for the opportunity to fly the Slovene flag in The Netherlands, with 2014 EMAwinner Tinkara Kovač among the hopefuls. You can watch EMA 2020 live from 20.00 CET on RTVSLO.

Ukraine choose their artist for Rotterdam tonight, hoping to avoid the kind of scandal that prevented their appearance in Tel Aviv last year. Six acts have qualified for the Grand final of Vidbir 2020, with the usual combination of jurors and televoters expected to make the final decision. The show airs from 18.00 CET on UATV.

National Final Heats

Portugal will kick off their annual selection Festival da Canção 2020 tonight, with the first of two semi finals introducing eight acts, four of whom will advance to the Grand Final on Saturday 7th March. Festival da Canção airs from 23.00 CET on RTP.

Sweden airs the fourth and final heat of Melodifestivalen 2020 tonight, with 1995 winner Nanne Grönvall and 2019 runner-up Hanna Ferm among the competitors. Two acts will qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday 7th March, while two runners-up will go to the Andra Chansen round next Saturday. This week’s show airs from 20.00 CET on SVT.

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About The Author: John Lucas

A writer and content marketing professional with a passion for getting lost in strange cities and a strange fascination with micro states, John has been with ESC Insight since 2015 and has also had his writing featured in publications including The Guardian, Popjustice and So So Gay. Tweetable @JLucas86.

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