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2015-12-18 (Friday)
Moldova Lidia Isac, with the song “Falling Stars“, is one of the acts competing for a spot in Moldova’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Falling Stars”, Lidia Isac (2:57 – Dec 7, 2015)

Anette: My favorite so far. :)

 
2015-12-15 (Tuesday)
estonia Jüri Pootsmann, with the song “Play “, is one of twenty acts competing for a spot in the final of Eesti Laul 2016, Estonia’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Lyric video: “Play ”, Jüri Pootsmann (2:59 – Dec 13, 2015)

Anette: The final of Eesti Laul 2016, with ten participants, will be held on March 5th while the semifinals will be held on February 13th and 20th. You can listen to the rest of the Estonian entries here.

 
2015-12-13 (Sunday)
estonia Grete Paia, with the song “Stories Untold“, is one of twenty acts competing for a spot in the final of Eesti Laul 2016, Estonia’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Lyric video: “Stories Untold”, Grete Paia (3:20 – Dec 11, 2015)

Anette: The final of Eesti Laul 2016, with ten participants, will be held on March 5th while the semifinals will be held on February 13th and 20th.

 
2015-12-12 (Saturday)
estonia Anett Kulbin, with the song “Strong“, is one of twenty acts competing for a spot in the final of Eesti Laul 2016, Estonia’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Strong”, Anett Kulbin (3:00 – Dec 6, 2015)

Anette: The final of Eesti Laul 2016, with ten participants, will be held on March 5th while the semifinals will be held on February 13th and 20th.

 
2015-12-11 (Friday)
 
Russia RTR, the Russian broadcaster, has made an internal selection and decided to send Sergey Lazarev to represent Russia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. (Source: schlagerpinglan.se)


“EUROVISION 2016 Sergey Lazarev” (youtube/Сергей Лазарев – 0:29 – Dec 10, 2015)

Anette: Read more about Sergey Lazarev and Russia’s preparations for the 2016 Eurovison Song Contest here: eurovision.tvesctoday.comesckaz.comwiki/Sergey_Lazarev.

To celebrate this exciting news: Russian vodka and Russian Blini. 😀

 
2015-12-10 (Thursday)
switzerland Stanley Miller, with the song “Feel The Love“, is one of the six acts that’s competing in the final of Switzerland’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Feel The Love“, Stanley Miller (3:08 – Nov 5, 2015) (live Expertencheck performance)

Anette: You can listen to the rest of the Swizz finalists here.

 
2015-12-09 (Wednesday)
estonia Kéa, with the song “Lonely Boy “, is one of twenty acts competing for a spot in the final of Eesti Laul 2016, Estonia’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Lonely Boy ”, Kéa (3:02 – Dec 6, 2015)

Anette: The final of Eesti Laul 2016, with ten participants, will be held on March 5th while the semifinals will be held on February 13th and 20th.

 
2015-12-08 (Tuesday)
estonia Laura, with the song “Supersonic“, is one of twenty acts competing for a spot in the final of Eesti Laul 2016, Estonia’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Supersonic”, Laura (3:16 – Dec 7, 2015)

Anette: The final of Eesti Laul 2016, with ten participants, will be held on March 5th while the semifinals will be held on February 13th and 20th.

 
2015-12-07 (Monday)
switzerland Vincent Gross, with the song “Half A Smile“, is one of the six acts that’s competing in the final of Switzerland’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.


Half A Smile“, Vincent Gross (2:59 – Oct 24, 2015) (live Expertencheck performance)

Anette: You can listen to the rest of the Swizz finalists here.

 
2015-12-06 (Sunday)
 
switzerland Today, on December 6th, a group of experts will judge the 19 entries that are left in Switzerland’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and pick six finalists for the final on February 13th. Here’s everything you need to know about the “Expertencheck”:
Switzerland’s “Expert-check”, December 6th:
When? 13:10 CET
Where? www.srf.ch
Who decides? A group of experts selects 6 finalists
To the final: 3 from SRF, 2 from RTS, 1 from RSI

The participants:

SRF and RTR (Swiss-German and Rumantsch broadcasters) (three will go to the final)
♥ “Ich bin ich“, Erica Arnold
♥ “Half A Smile“, Vincent Gross
♥ “Asking Me Why“, Samuel Tobias Klauser
♥ “The Reason“, Maika
♥ “Holz vor dr Hütta“, Platzhirsch
♥ “The Last Of Our Kind“, Rykka
♥ “Feel The Love“, Stanley Miller
♥ “No Boundaries“, Patric Scott feat. Abdullah Alhussainy
♥ “Ooops!?!“, Sunanda
♥ “Have A Little Faith In Me“, Evelyn Zangger
RTS (Swiss-French broadcaster) (two will go to the final)
♥ “Another World“, Bella C
♥ “Left With An Idiot“, Gina von Glasow
♥ “Disque d’or“, Kaceo
♥ “Génération demain“, Loic Schumacher
♥ “Perché mi guardi cosi?“, Stephanie Palazzo
♥ “Flashback“, Stephanie Sandoz
RSI (Swiss-Italian broadcaster) (one will go to the final)
♥ “Because of you“, Theo (Matteo Rossi)
♥ “Elephant“, Elias Bertini
♥ “Share love“, Nathalie (Nathalie Cadlini)


Update: Listen to the six chosen finalists here.


Anette: Last but not least, to make the Swizz Selection Show even better: some Swiss Chocolate and Swizz Beer. 😉