Eurovision 2016: News round up

Eurovision Song Contest 2016 logo {copyright: EBU}
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 logo {copyright: EBU}

It has been a busy few days in the world of Eurovision. Starting with the theme for the 2016 contest which is Come Together. We have had songs selected in Malta and Belarus. Also, Hungary began their selection process and Lithuania continued with their qualification programmes.

Malta – The 2002 representative for Malta, Ira Losco, will once again represent her country at Eurovision. Ira won with Chameleon (Invincible). There was a semi-final of 20 songs and 14 songs took part in the final.

BelarusIvan will represent Belarus after winning the national selection with Help You Fly. Ivan beat off competition from nine other acts.

Hungary – The national selection of Hungary (A Dal) began and the first six acts to qualify for the next stage are Freddie, Benji, Mushu, Egy Másik Zenekar, Reni Tolvai (all by jury) and ByTheWay (televote).

Lithuania – 12 acts competed in the next phase and the following acts progressed Ieva ZasimauskaitėBaibaE.G.O. ,Berta TiminskaitėNeringa Šiaudikytė, 4 Roses, Saulenė Chlevickaitė, Milda Martinkėnaitė, Ruslanas KirilkinasAistė Pilvelytė

Ukraine: The national final will be on 21 February with two semi-finals preceding on 6 February and 13 February.

Poland: A national final has been confirmed for 5 March.

Source: www.eurovision.tv

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