Tonight: Lithuania select Eurovision 2023 entry, Melodifestivalen continues, Söngvakeppnin begins

February 18, 2023


Tonight follows three more countries in their journey to Eurovision 2023.

Tonight sees a much calmer Saturday evening, with just three shows taking place. In Sweden, Melodifestivalen continues with heat 3, Lithuania sees the final of Pabandom iš naujo and Söngvakeppnin begins with semi final one.

Sweden: Melodifestivalen

Melodifestivalen 2023 continues with heat 3, hosted in Sparbanken Lidköping Arena by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi at 20:00 CET. Seven acts will be competing for two spots in the final. The results will be decided by 100% televote / app vote.

The show is available to watch live on SVT play, or via the SVT app on Android and iOS.

  1. Paul Rey – “Royals”
  2. Casanovas – “Så kommer känslorna tillbaka
  3. Melanie Wehbe – “For the Show”
  4. Nordman – “Släpp alla sorger
  5. Laurell Barker – “Sober”
  6. Ida-Lova – “Låt hela stan se på
  7. Marcus & Martinus “Air”

Lithuania: Pabandom iš naujo

The Pabandom iš naujo 2023 final takes place from LRT Studios in Vilnius at 20:00 CET, and will be hosted by Giedrius Masalskis, Augustė Nombeko and Richardas Jonaitis. The results will be decided by 50% televote and 50% jury vote.

Former Eurovision participants Monika Liu (2022) and Vaidotas Valiukevičius (lead singer of The Roop, 2020 and 2021) are among the jury members.

You can watch the show live on, via YouTube, or via the LRT app on Android and iOS.

  1. Mario Junes – “Do What You Do”
  2. Moon Bee – “Rumor”
  3. Justė Kraujelytė – “Need More Fun”
  4. Paulina Paukštaitytė – “Let Me Think About Me”
  5. Beatrich – “Like a Movie”
  6. Rūta Mur – “So Low”
  7. Il Senso – “Sparnai” (Wings)
  8. Petunija – “Love of My Life”
  9. Gabrelius Vagelis – “Šauksmas” (Shout)
  10. Monika Linkytė – “Stay”

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin

The 2023 edition of Söngvakeppnin begins with semi final one that will be hosted live from Reykjavik at 20:45 CET. The hosts for the show are Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson, Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir and Sigurður Þorri Gunnarsson.

Five acts will be competing in the semi final for one of two places in the final, which takes place on March 4th. The results will be decided by 100% televote.

You can watch the show live on, and via the RÚV app on Android and iOS.

  • Bragi – “Stundum snýst heimurinn gegn þér” / “Sometimes The World’s Against You
  • Móa – “Glötuð ást” / “Lose This Dream”
  • Benedikt – “Þora” / “Brave Face”
  • Celebs – “Dómsdags dans” / “Doomsday Dancing
  • Diljá – “Lifandi inni í mér” / “Power”

Which shows are you most looking forward to watching tonight? Which act would you like to see representing Lithuania at Eurovision 2023? Let us know in the comments below!

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