Eurovision might be in May, and many countries are choosing to use the acts they selected last year, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any national finals.
Eurovision can be a cruel old show at times. Each year, hopefuls from countries across Europe, and even Oceania, take part all bidding for Eurovision glory. But what happens if these countries don’t want to even give them a slither of glory, a measly point for their troubles?
Eurovision for many countries is the beacon of the music industry. In Nordic countries and Eastern European nations: they send their big names ready to snatch every douze points they can.
The United Kingdom used to be very good at Eurovision. Five wins, a record 15 second places and a consistent presence in the top five for decades.
Eurovision season is in full swing. National finals aplenty and internal selections underway: fans are ready for a fabulous few months.
This Saturday is the final of Lithuania’s National selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Lithuania has a fairly patchy and unpredictable record at the contest, with their debut entry in 1994 not scoring a single point, and their best result being 6th place. This came from LT United at the 2006 contest. This was met with an onslaught of boos from the Athens crowd, I did however vote for it and have a huge soft spot for the song.