Ok, well, I had to think of something for the title.
We're just barely one day out to the start of Eurovision madness. Belarus is holding its National Final on December 7th!
Other interesting development: This year, the performance order will be picked by the producers, rather than through a draw. I have really mixed feelings about this. It could lead to $$ going into who gets which spot for better chances of success or whatnot. Or it could be fine and we may all think the producer-picked order is perfect. Who knows at this point?
And, just to make life easier for everyone, here's a list of National Final dates (thus far):
December 7: Belarus
December 15: Switzerland
December 16: Belgium (song; artist already selected)
December 20: Lithuania
December 22: Albania
December 23: Ukraine
January 26: Denmark
February 2: Iceland, Malta
February 9: Finland, Norway
February 14: Germany
February 15: Austria
February 16: Latvia
February 22: Ireland
March 2: Estonia
March 3: Serbia
March 9: Sweden
Macedonia will select in December; The Netherlands have their artist, but will not select the song until February.
Unknown National Final Dates w/Confirmed Participation: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Hungry, Israel, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Turkey, France, Italy, UK
Yay! Time to talk Eurovision again...how I missed it for 6 and a half months!