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Serbia: Sanja Ilić & Balkanika – Nova deca

Serbia thought the 17-song Beovizija national final was a great idea when maybe 10 would have sufficed. Nevertheless, they soon skittled through them and treated us to a Balkan bonanza interval act.  They eventually announced Sanja Ilić & Balkanika as winners …

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Montenegro: Vanja Radovanović – Inje

  Vanja Radovanović won the Montevizija national final with the song, Inje (Mist), which sees Montenegro return to the Balkan ballad format following two successive non-qualifications. As Balkan ballads go, this on the lower end of the scale in terms …

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Belarus: Alekseev – Forever

  So Belarus selected in the only way they could, with some suspect SMS voting and lots of dodgy vocals. Alekseev will perform Forever in the first half of semi-final 1. Forever is a perfectly passable - if not rather …

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Greece: Yianna Terzi – Oneiro Mou

The 'will they or won't they hold a national final' saga is over with the announcement of Yianna Terzi, and the song, Oneiro Mou. Yianna will perform in the second half of semi-final 1. Oneiro Mou is certainly a step forward …

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Denmark: Rasmussen – Higher Ground

  The market leader, Rasmussen, has just won with 50% of the vote at this year's Dansk Melodi Grand Prix! Rasmussen will perform Higher Ground in the first half of semi-final 2. This year's Melodi Grand Prix was perhaps the …

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United Kingdom: SuRie – Storm

SuRie has defied expectations to become this year's Eurovision representative for the United Kingdom. The early favourite did what we all expected: crashed and burned and probably ended up joint last. As has already been mentioned in the comments, SuRie …

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Switzerland: Zibbz – Stones

Switzerland know how to keep things brief. I like it! Six acts competed for the chance to represent the nation in Lisbon, but the juries and public voted Zibbz as their Eurovision 2018 representative with the song Stones. Stones is a …

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Malta: Christabelle Borg – Taboo

Malta before the first song chosen in this busy February selection period. The juries and televote decided to send Christabelle to Lisbon with the G:son-penned song Taboo. Malta is still struggling to break free from generic ballads and pop songs. …

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Spain: Alfred & Amaia – Tu Canción

Following a unique, Big Brother influenced selction concept, Spain has just selected their Eurovision 2018 entry. The victors were in-love couple, Alfred & Amaia with the song, Tu Canción (Your Song). There's no escaping the chemistry between Alfred & Amaia. …

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