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2006 Eurovision Song Contest


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# Country   Performer Song National Final
Participants of the Final
1 Switzerland six4one "If We All Give A Little"
(Ralph Siegel - Bernd Meinunger)
Internal selection.
2 Moldova Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko & Connect-R "Loca"
(Arsenium)
Moldova will organize National Final of 15 songs on February 25th.
3 Israel Eddie Butler "Together We Are One"
"Ze hazman"

(Yacov Lamai - Osnat Tsabag, Orly Burg)
Kdam final is scheduled for 15th of March, there will be 11 participants
4 Latvia Cosmos "I Hear Your Heart"
(Reinis Sejans, Andris Sejans - Molly-Ann Leikin, Guntars Racs)
Latvian final will be held on 11th March and preceeded with 2 semifinals in February. 93 songs were submitted.  
5 Norway Christine Gulbrandsen "Alvedansen" (The elf dance)
(Kjetil Fluge, Christine Gulbrandsen, Atle Halstensen)
Norwegian final is scheduled for February 4th and will be preseeded by 3 semifinals on January 13, 20 and 27 and Second Chance on 3rd of February. In each of 3 semifinals 6 performers will participate, 2 will directly qualify to the final, 2 to the Second chance. Final will include 8 acts.
6 Spain Las Ketchup "Bloody Mary"
(Manuel Ruiz Gomez "Queco")
Internal selection.
7 Malta Fabrizio Faniello "I Do"
(Aldo Spiteri & Fabrizio Fanielo)
Maltese final to be held on February 4th with 18 songs, two wildcards will be selected via special "Opportunity" show, which final is on January 7th. 213 entries were submitted.
8 Germany Texas Lightning "No No Never"
(Jane Comerford)
German selection date is set on 9th of March, there will be 3 participants in final.
9 Denmark Sidsel Ben Semmane "Twist Of Love"
(Niels Drevsholt)
Danish final of 10 songs will be held on February 11th.
10 Russia bilan12.jpg (8346 bytes) Dima Bilan "Never Let You Go"
(Alexandr Lunyov - Karen Kavaleryan, Irina Antonyan)
Russia will have internal selection.
11 Macedonia Elena Ristevska "Ninanajna"
(Darko Dimitrov - Rade Vrchakovski)
National final with 20 participating songs will be held on 4th of March.
12 Romania mihai_sm.jpg (6193 bytes) Mihai Traistariu "Tornero"
(Eduard Carcota - Cristian Hriscu & Mihaela Deac)
Semifinals on 24th and 25th of February, each of 12 songs, 6 best from each semi will qualify to the final, which is scheduled for February 26th. Winner will be chosen by a mix of jury and televoting.
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Hari Mata Hari "Lejla"
(Zeljko Joksimovic - Fahrudin Pecikoza, Dejan Ivanovic)
Internally chosen song will be presented in a special TV show on BHT1 on March 5th.
14 Lithuania LT United "We Are The Winners"
(A. Mamontovas/ S.Urbonavicius)
Lithuanian final set on March 4, with 2 semifinals on 18 and 25th of February. One semifinal will feature new talents casted from Idol type reality show.
15 United Kingdom dsampson210.jpg (6860 bytes) Daz Sampson "Teenage Life"
(Daz Sampson/John Matthews)
6 songs will compete in UK final on 4th of March.
16 Greece Anna Vissi "Everything"
(Nikos Karvelas - Anna Vissi)
Internal selection of performer, open song selection on 14th of March.
17 Finland Lordi "Hard Rock Halellujah"
(Mr.Lordi)
Finnish final is scheduled on March 10th. 4 semifinals will be held on January 13, 20, 27th and February 3rd. Each semifinal will feature 3 singers performing 2 songs each. Best song of each singer goes to the final.
18 Ukraine karolsm.jpg (7055 bytes) Tina Karol "Show Me Your Love"
(Tina Karol, Mikhail Nekrasov - Pavel Shilko)
Irish "You're A Star" method was adopted in Ukraine. Casting of young talents will start in December. Final with 3 performers and 3 potential Eurovision entries is scheduled for March 11th.
19 France Virginie Pouchain "Il etait temps"
(Corneille)
National final of 21 entries will be held on March 14th. It will be preceeded by series of castings and young talents show.
20 Croatia seve100.jpg (6665 bytes) Severina "Moja stikla"
(Boris Novkovic, Franjo Valentic - Severina Vuckovic)
Dora dates were set on 2-3-4 of March
21 Ireland rian Kennedy "Every Song Is A Cry For Love"
(Brian Kennedy)
Internal selection of singer, open selection of entry from 4 songs on 17th of February.
22 Sweden carola_sm.jpg (7204 bytes) Carola "Invincible" ("Evighet")
(Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikstrom - Thomas G:son, Carola Haggkvist)
Swedish final will be held on March 18th, semifinals on February 18th and 25th, March 4th and 11th.
23 Turkey Sibel Tuzun "Superstar"
(Sibel Tuzun)
Internal selection.
24 Armenia Andre "Without Your Love"
(Armen Martirosyan -
Catherine Bekian)
Internal selection.
List of qualifying round participants
1 Armenia Andre "Without Your Love"
(Armen Martirosyan -
Catherine Bekian)
Internal selection.
2 Bulgaria Mariana Popova "Let me Cry"
(Dani Milev - Elina Gavrilova)
Song submission deadline is set on January 20th, announcement of participants will happen before February 4th, semifinal of 24 songs on February 25th, final of 12 entries on March 11th.
3 Slovenia Anzej Dezan "Mr. Nobody" ("Plan B")
(Matjaz Vlasic - Ursa Vlasic)
Slovenian final of 14 songs scheduled on January 29. 107 entries were submitted.
4 Andorra jenny.jpg (5291 bytes) Jenny Serrano "Sense Tu"
(Rafael Artesero, Joan Anton Rechi)
Internal selection, song to be premierred on March 8th
5 Belarus smolova_sm.jpg (5379 bytes) Polina Smolova "Mum"
(Sergey Suhomlin - Andrey Kostyugov)
Preselection concert (semifinal of 15 songs) is scheduled for 10th of February. 3 best songs by televoting qualify to the internal final of selection by jury and winner is due to be announced on 27th of February 2006
6 Albania Luiz Ejlli "Zjarr e ftohte"
(Klodian Qafoku/Dr.Flori)
Albania will be again first country to select song for Eurovision 2006, semis will be held on December 16 and 17 and final on December 18th.
7 Belgium Kate Ryan Kate Ryan "Je t'adore"
(Kate Ryan, Niklas Bergwall, Niclas Kings, Lisa Greene)
Belgian final will take place on 19th of February. Four quaterfinals will take place on 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th January, with semifinals scheduled for 5th and 12th February.
8 Ireland rian Kennedy "Every Song Is A Cry For Love"
(Brian Kennedy)
Internal selection of singer, open selection of entry from 4 songs on 17th of February.
9 Cyprus Annette Artani "Why angels cry"
(Peter Yannaki)
2 semifinals of 10 entries on 11th and 12th of February, final on 22nd of February.
10 Monaco Severine Ferrer "La Coco-Dance"
(J. Woodfeel, Iren Bo)
In January at the series of castings performers of the song, selected internally by TMC, will be chosen.
11 Macedonia Elena Ristevska "Ninanajna"
(Darko Dimitrov - Rade Vrchakovski)
National final with 20 participating songs will be held on 4th of March.
12 Poland Ich Troje "Follow My Heart"
(Andre Franke - Andre Franke, Michal Wisniewski, Olaf Jeglitza, William Lennox)
Polish National Final of 15 songs is set on January 28.
13 Russia bilan12.jpg (8346 bytes) Dima Bilan "Never Let You Go"
(Alexandr Lunyov - Karen Kavaleryan, Irina Antonyan)
Russia will have internal selection.
14 Turkey Sibel Tuzun "Superstar"
(Sibel Tuzun)
Internal selection.
15 Ukraine karolsm.jpg (7055 bytes) Tina Karol "Show Me Your Love"
(Tina Karol, Mikhail Nekrasov - Pavel Shilko)
Irish "You're A Star" method was adopted in Ukraine. Casting of young talents will start in December. Final with 3 performers and 3 potential Eurovision entries is scheduled for March 11th.
16 Finland Lordi "Hard Rock Halellujah"
(Mr.Lordi)
Finnish final is scheduled on March 10th. 4 semifinals will be held on January 13, 20, 27th and February 3rd. Each semifinal will feature 3 singers performing 2 songs each. Best song of each singer goes to the final.
17 The Netherlands Treble "Amambanda"
(Treble)
Netherlands get rid of semifinals, the final is scheduled on March 12th. 3 acts will perfrorm 3 songs each in the show. Best song of each artist by jury and televoting decision will qualify to the superfinal, where televoting will select winner.
18 Lithuania LT United "We Are The Winners"
(A. Mamontovas/ S.Urbonavicius)
Lithuanian final set on March 4, with 2 semifinals on 18 and 25th of February. One semifinal will feature new talents casted from Idol type reality show.
19 Portugal Non Stop "Coisas de nada"
(Jose Manuel Afonso, Elvis Veiguinha)
National final of 10 entries on March 10th
20 Sweden carola_sm.jpg (7204 bytes) Carola "Invincible" ("Evighet")
(Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikstrom - Thomas G:son, Carola Haggkvist)
Swedish final will be held on March 18th, semifinals on February 18th and 25th, March 4th and 11th.
21 Estonia Sandra Oxenryd "Through My Window"
(Pearu Paulus, Ilmar Laisaar, Alar Kotkas / Jana Hallas)
Estonian final of 10 entries will be held on 4th of February. International jury will be responsible for the selection of the winner. 76 songs were submitted.
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina Hari Mata Hari "Lejla"
(Zeljko Joksimovic - Fahrudin Pecikoza, Dejan Ivanovic)
Internally chosen song will be presented in a special TV show on BHT1 on March 5th.
23 Iceland Silvia Night "Congratulations"
"Til hamingju Island"
(Thorvaldur Bjarni Thorvaldsson, Augusta Eve Erlensdottir & Gaukur Ulfarsson)
Icelandic final of 16 songs will be held on February 18th and will be preceeded by 3 semi-finals (21st, 28th of January, 4th of February) of 8 songs each. 216 entries were submitted. Songs will be performed in Icelandic language during preselection.
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- Serbia and Montenegro       Serbia and Montenegro will have again 2 semifinals with Montevizija on February 24th, Beovizija on March 10th and final on March 11th
Final voting order announcement draw:
01. Slovenia, 02. Andorra, 03. Romania, 04. Denmark, 05. Latvia, 06. Portugal, 07. Sweden, 08. Finland, 09. Belgium, 10. Croatia, 11. Serbia & Montenegro, 12. Norway, 13. Estonia, 14. Ireland, 15. Malta, 16. Lithuania, 17. Cyprus, 18. Netherlands, 19. Switzerland, 20, Ukraine. 21. Russia, 22. Poland, 23. United Kingdom, 24. Armenia, 25. France, 26. Belarus, 27. Germany, 28. Spain, 29. Moldova, 30. Bosnia & Herzegovina, 31. Iceland, 32. Monaco, 33. Israel, 34. Albania, 35. Greece, 36. Bulgaria, 37. FYR Macedonia, 38. Turkey

As the result of 2005 contest automatic qualification to the final of 2006 contest is reserved for:
Big Four Countries:
Spain (TVE), Germany (ARD), France (FR3), United Kingdom (BBC)
First 10 placed countries in 2005:
Greece (ERT), Malta (PBS), Romania (TVR), Israel (IBA), Latvia (LTV), Moldova (TRM), Switzerland (SFDRS), Norway (NRK), Denmark (DR), Croatia (HRT).

Semifinal participants are:
Countries that placed low in 2005 final:
Turkey (TRT), Bosnia and Herzegovina (RTVBiH), Russia (C1R), Albania (ALRTV), Macedonia (MTV), Cyprus (CyBC), Sweden (SVT), Ukraine (NTU)

Countries that have not qualified to the final in 2005:
Poland (TVP), Slovenia (RTV), Belarus (BTRC), Ireland (RTE), The Netherlands (NOS), Iceland (RUV), Portugal (RTP), Finland (YLE), Bulgaria (BNT), Estonia (ETV), Belgium (VRT), Andorra (RTVA), Monaco (TMC), Lithuania (LRT)

New countries:

Armenia (PTV)
Withdrew from the contest:
Austria, Hungary
Withdrew from the contest, but still broadcasting and voting:
Serbia and Montenegro (RTS/RTCG),

Following countries have allocated semifinal broadcast to the TV stations other than their main one: France (France 4), Germany (NDR), Ireland (RTE2), Slovenia (TVSlo2), Spain (TVE2), UK (BBC3).

10 best participants in the semi will qualify to the final of the contest.