29th of May
(Jesus Canadilla, Luis Miguel de la Varga, Daniel Diges, Alberto
|Spain has launched
preselection process "Your
Country Needs You". Submission period starts on 4th of December, artists may
submit their entries through internet till January 12th. After that, a internet voting
will be run for 3 weeks, however, this year, there will be no categories. 10 best entries
will take place in televized preselection final. Contest will be open for performers -
citizen of Spain or residing in the country for minimum of 2 years.
||"My Heart is
(Hanne Sørvaag & Fredrik Kempe)
|Public submission period for "Melody Grand Prix" has been launched with
deadline set to September 1st. Again, at least half of songwriters should be Norwegians.
NRK will also invite several songwriters directly. Semifinals will start on 8th of
January, final is scheduled for 6th of February.
Good To Me"
(Pete Waterman, Mike Stock)
||WINNER EUROVISION 2010 Lena Meyer-Landrut
(Julie Frost, John Gordon)
|Broadcasters ARD and Pro7 will join
forces for the German national selection "Our
Star For Oslo" which will be anchored by famous German entertainer Stefan Raab.
20 finalists will be determined through 7 preliminary rounds. 5 1/8 finals will be shown
on Pro7, 1/4 on ARD, 1/2 on Pro7 and final on ARD.
1, 25th of May
||Sun Stroke Project & Olia Tira
|National final is
planned for the late January. Local performers as well as mixed bands (citizen of Moldova
with foreigners) will be allowed to take part in the preselection. Foreign composers are
also able to submit entries and broadcaster will attempt to find suitable local performers
for them. Submission deadline is 8th of January. 25 best entries chosen by jury + 5
wildcards chosen by SMS vote will take part in televized part of the preselection.
||Peter Nalitch and Band
|National selection similar to 2008
will take place on March 7th with 25 entries taking part and winner selected by mix of
televoting and jury vote.
|Eesti Laul 2010 has been launched, submission
deadline is set for January 7th, list of 10 finalists will be determined on January 11th.
National final will take place on March 12th.
(Martin Kavulic - Kamil Peteraj)
|Submission period for Eurosong launched with entries accepted by October
30th. Composers can submit several entries, however there should be only one entry per
singer submitted. Among changes this year is allowance of song refrain to be performed in
English language, however rest of the song still should be in Slovakian. Still only
Slovakian nationals can compete.
6 quaterfinals and 2 semifinals will be held starting January 22nd, leading to the
final on 28th of February.
(Timo Kiiskinen, Susan Aho, Johanna Virtanen, Tom Nyman, Jetro Vainio)
|Several changes have been
brought to the preselection, including a public
submission of the entries. Deadline to apply is set for the end of August. Several songs
will line up for the internet voting in October and three of them will proceed to the live
selection phase starting on 8th of January 2010. 12 more performers will be invited
directly by YLE to complete line-up of 3 semifinal heats. Three best songs from each semi
on a televote and extra wildcard selected by YLE will take part in the final which is set
for January 30th.
||"What For? (Only
Mr.God Knows Why)" (Janis Lusens - Guntars Racs)
||Eirodziesma 2010 final is set for 27th of February. 10
entries will take part in it. This year, only Latvian nationals are allowed to take part.
(Goran Bregovic - Marina Tucakovic)
|RTS will appoint a composer,
who would write songs for several artists that he will choose himself, with the consent of
the RTS. In a televized preselection,
the entries will be performed live, with winning song chosen by SMS vote of the public.
|Bosnian broadcaster has invited songwriters (including
foreign) to submit potential entries to BHRT till December 20th; singer selection is
running as well with the same deadline, however, only Bosnian citizen may apply.
Presentation of the entry wil take place on March 14th.
(Marcin Nierubiec - Marcin Mrozinski)
|National final set for 14th of February. Submission deadline is set for November 2nd, 4 artists have been
selected through public submission with several wildcards being added by the broadcaste.
This year, all performers should have Polish citizenship and songwriters - Polish roots.
||"Me and My
(Tom Dice, Jeroen Swinnen, Ashley Hicklin)
selection. The song will be presented on March 7th.
(Jason Cassar - Sunny Aquilina)
|Foreign composers will not
be allowed to enter Maltese Eurosong this year.
Artists may submit only one song each. In first stage (2-4 December) of preselection 36
entries will be selected, these songs will be presented on TV (9 December - 13 January)
and judged by jury and televoting in proportion 5:2. 20 songs will proceed to the final
(20th of February), where winner will be selected on 50:50 basis.
||"It's All About You"
(Ardit Gjebrea - Ardit Gjebrea, Pirro Cako)
|Albania has brought some
changes into it's Festivali i Kenges. On 24th of
December 19 young artists will compete on Debutants night with only one entry qualifying
to the main program. On 25-26th of December the main part of Festivali featuring 19
established artists plus one qualifier will take place, each song will be presented in two
versions over this days and on December 27th the winner of the selection will be
||Giorgos Alkaios and Friends
||National broadcaster has
invited local labels to propose artists for the national
preselection. Final of 10 participants will take place on 12th of March.
|Festival da Cancao will consist two Semi-Finals (100% televoting) and a Grand Final (of 12 entries each,
50-50 voting). 30 songs will be posted on the broadcaster's official website for the
public to vote online between January 19th and 26th 2010, 24 will proceed further.
||Gjoko Taneski ft. Billy Zver & Pejcin
||"Jas ja imam
|National preselection will
include 2 semifinals on 18-19 and final on 20th of February with participation of 28
entries (8 best from each semi qualify to the final). The winner will be chosen by mix of
televoting (under new rules starting from the beginning of the show) and jury vote.
Submission period ends on December 20th.
(Max Fadeev - Malka Chaplin)
will be selected by decision of focus group which will include representatives from both BTRC and ONT broadcasters. Submission
deadline is 15th of February. No restriction on nationalities of both singers and
songwriters is applied.
||"Je Ne Sais
(Örlygur Smári, Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir)
|Preselection rules published, entries are
accepted by October 5th. 150 entries have been submitted. Semifinals of 5 entries each
have been scheduled for 9-16-23 of January with final set for February 6th.
2, 27th of May
||National preselection will include 3 semifinals in
February and final on March 4th.
(Armen Martirosyan - Karen Kavaleryan)
participation in the national preselection
are accepted until the 1st of February 2010. Artists - citizen of Armenia can take part in
the preselection, however, songwriters may be foreigners. Until 10th of February
professional jury will assess the applications received and will select 10 songs for the
National Final, which will take place on 14th of February in the PTA studio. The winner
will be chosen by joint decision of the audience and jury.
(Tomer Hadadi - Noam Horev)
|Kdam-Eurovision will include 4 entries performed
by Harel Skaat, viewers will select song to Oslo on 14th of March.
||Chanée & N'Evergreen
||"In a Moment
(Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholm - Thomas G:son,
|National final has been set for February 6th
in Aalborg. 562 entries have been received. Six finalists will be chosen by jury plus 4
wildcards appointed directly by the DR.
||Michael von der Heide
||"Il pleut de
(Michael von der Heide, Pele Lorriano - Heike Kospach)
|Internal preselection rules
have been published on the site
of the national broadcaster this year. The deadline for entries have been set for
October 22nd. As usual, channel is interested in submissions from experienced artists,
having at least one full CD charted in top 50 and one music video. There are no conditions
on nationality of the performers or language of the song lyrics.
||"This Is My
(Bobby Ljunggren - Kristian Lagerstrom)
|SVT has invited songwriters
to enter Melodifestivalen 2010 competition sending in
their songs by September 22nd. One of the song of semifinals will be selected through the
special additional online contest for a newcomers, hold on SVT website and also SVT will
add 4 established artists as Jokers. Preselection rounds will take place starting February
(Stefan Örn, Anders Bagge - Sandra Bjurman)
|Semifinal of the national preselection with 6 artists
selected via castings procedure will take place on 2nd of February, top 3 will qualify
further. Till 20th of February broadcaster is accepting potential entries and by 1st of
March will select best combination of the song and artist.
(Olyona Kucher, Boris Kukoba, Vadim Lisitsa - Olyona Kucher)
|Internal selection of the performer. Applications for
the song entry from interested composers are being accepted. On 7th of March during TV
show jury will select entry for Oslo.
|Dutch ESC 2010 entry will be
written by 74 years old Pierre Kartner (aka Father Abraham), the man behind Dutch 1973
entry and The Smurfs tune. National Songfestival will take place on 07/02. Several coaches will prepare new artists who will all perform
the same song written by Kartner, in specially created for them arrangements. Song will be
performed in Dutch.
||Paula Seling and Ovi
|National preselection final is scheduled for
March 6th. The authors must have Romanian citizenship and choose the artist from list of
54 recommended performers, published by TVR. The entries can be submitted to TVR from
December 7th till January 14th and 12-15 of them will be chosen to take part in the final.
||Ansambel Roka lindre & Kalamari
(Marino Legovic - Leon
|Submission deadline for EMA is 14th of December. 14 songs will be selected to
take part in semifinal, half will qualify to the final, where they will be joined by 7
more songs by invited composers. In both semifinal and final winners will be selected by
(Niall Mooney, Marten Eriksson & Jonas Gladnikoff
- Lina Eriksson)
|Eurosong 2010 will be made of 5 entries (no
restriction on citizenship of songwriters or performers) and take place in early March.
The jury reserves the right to change performers for the selected entries.
(Miro, Mihail Mihailov, Georgi Andreev and Gordon Davies)
|Internal selection of singer will be implied this
year. A survey among 51 music professionals will be organized to find best possible
candidate. After determination of artist, 5 songs will be produced by BNT for him. First,
on 7th of February introduction show will be aired, followed by 3 weeks of hot rotation of
the tracks on TV and radio, and then on 28th of February during the final show SMS voting
will select the best entry.
||John Lilygreen & The Islanders
Better In Spring"
(Nasos Lambrianidis, Melis Konstantinou - Nasos Lambrianidis
|Preselection regulations published.
Deadline to apply is 27th of November. Only Cypriot residents can apply. National final on
February 7th will include 10 entries and winner will be selected by 50-50 system.
(Branimir Mihaljevic - Pamela Ramljak, Neda Parmac)
|16 songs will be selected to Dora 2010 from the open submission with deadline on
December 15th, 8 more will be added by special invitations to the authors of the most
played Croatian songs during 2008 as per Croatian Composers Society data and will qualify
directly to the final. Semifinal will take place on March 5th in Opatija, final on the
(Hanne Sorvaag, Harry Sommerdahl, Christian Leuzzi)
|Internal selection will take place.
Songwriters are invited to submit potential entries. National final of 5 entries will take
place on February 27th.
||"We Could Be
||TRT will repeat it's move from the last year and has invited public to
nominate the singer they would like to see at the ESC 2010. TRT
will consider the nominations and will discuss best rated candidates and will try to
approach the leader of the voting with the proposal, and in case of decline, moving down
to the next most nominated artist in the list.