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Live: Read back our live-blog of Krajowe Eliminacje

TVP will broadcast the Polish national final to select their 20th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. Ten artists will compete including the return of Martin Fitch (nee Marcin Mroziński) who represented Poland in 2010.

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Sweden: Read our live blog of the third semifinal

The third semifinal of Melodifestivalen gets underway tonight in Växjö, as seven more songs try to make it to the final in Stockholm. Among the competitors is Krista Siegfrids, who previously represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013.

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Croatia: Jacques Houdek finally goes to Eurovision

Jacques Houdek will be singing for Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. He tried to represent his country a couple of times before in the past, but has now been selected internal to go to Ukraine in May.

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Czech Republic: Jazz singer Martina Bárta selected for Kiev

According to the German band 4 to the Bar, their lead singer Martina Bárta has been chosen by broadcaster CT to represent the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest. UPDATE: The EBU has confirmed the news.

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Kiev 2017: Tickets for OGAE fanclub members after all

One day after the message of OGAE International that there would be no reserved tickets for members of their fanclubs for the Eurovision Song Contest, the OGAE now confirms there will be tickets for them after all.

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Hungary: “Saturday will be a battle between the divas”

“It is a starstruck field again in A Dal 2017,” says out chief editor Steef van Gorkum, who has been living in Hungary the last couple of years. In our weekly podcast Scout Around, he looks ahead to the final of A Dal.

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Israel: Imri Ziv selected for Kiev

Israel has selected their successor to Hovi Star. Imri Ziv, who was backing vocalist in the last two years, will be going to Kiev. After 3 victories for Israel will see a 4th victory for the holy nation.

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Norway: Listen to all of the MGP songs

Wednesday afternoon (15th February), NRK, the national broadcaster in Norway released  clips of all the songs competing in the MGP national selection. Among the acts competing is Ammunition, which features Åge Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam, 2005). 

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Kiev 2017: No tickets reserved for OGAE fanclub members

There will be no reserved tickets for the shows of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 for members of the OGAE fanclubs throughout Europe. All fans must acquire tickets through the regular waves of tickets, of which the first round will go on sale tomorrow, the 14th of February.

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Kiev 2017: Host broadcaster says they are “fully on schedule”

Host broadcaster UA:PBC has held a press conference, following the events of Monday, when several key members of the Eurovision 2017 organization decided to resign from their position. According to the Deputy General Director of the Ukrainian broadcaster, there is no delay. “The preparations for Kiev 2017 are still fully on schedule”.

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