You can always tell when the Eurovision season is really motoring along as the shows begin to come so thick and fast that you can’t keep up!
Luckily we at escYOUnited won’t leave you lost in the dark, and we’ve put together this handy guide for your next seven days in Eurovision world. Aren’t we nice?!
Monday 23rd January – United Kingdom – Songs Reveal
Tomorrow morning we will find out the six acts and their songs vying to turn around the fortunes of the United Kingdom in Eurovision! The songs will be interspersed across Ken Bruce’s morning radio show on BBC Radio 2, which begins at 10:30 CET (09:30 GMT) and will last until 13:00 CET (midday GMT). What surprises are in store from the BBC tomorrow, and could any of the songs finally end a two decade drought for the United Kingdom?
Friday 27th January – United Kingdom – Eurovision: You Decide
Following a week of preparation and no doubt endless media appointments following the announcement on Monday, the six acts of this year’s show take to the stage in the Eventim Apollo to perform for the votes of the professional jury and the televotes of the British public live on BBC Two, with one act chosen to represent the UK in Kiev. Alexander Rybak and The Vamps have been confirmed as special guest performers for the show, with Bruno Tonioli, Sophie-Ellis Bextor and CeCe Sammy acting as the jury.
Saturday 28th January – Finland – Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2017
With the acts announced early into the season you’d be forgiven for not realising it is already time for the decision of Finland’s act for Eurovision. 10 acts will take part in a downsized edition of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), with one of course going on to represent the Nordic nation in Ukraine. Could an early contest favourite emerge from the pack here?
Saturday 28th January – Hungary – A Dal Heat 2/Heat 3
After yesterday’s devastating and tragic news of the bus crash involving Hungarian students in Verona, Italy, it is unsure what exactly will happen with the resuming of Hungary’s A Dal selection. However, we would imagine than Heat 2 would instead be run this Saturday, with the other shows pushed back by a week. We will of course keep you updated on any developments confirmed by MTVA and Hungary.
Saturday 28th January – Lithuania – Eurovizijos Show 4
The fourth and final heat of Lithuania’s mammoth selection will see a final group of 13 songs reduced to six qualifiers, leaving 24 competing entries in total for the next round of the show. Rising star Audrius Janonis is in this heat, and will hope to make it to the quarter-finals.
Which event are #YOU looking forward to the most this week? Share your thoughts with us!