The top 10 songs in this semi final will move forward to the Grand Final on May 26th.
Željko Joksimović has been given full rein over the Serbian entry.
In March 2012 he presented not one but TWO versions of his song.
“Nije Ljubav Stvar” (Love is not a thing) in Serbian.
And “Synonym” in English.
“Crno i Belo” (Black And White) to be sung by Kaliopi Bukle was announced on 16th January 2012.
National selection, Nationaal Songfestival, chose “You and me” written & sung by Joan Franka on 26th February 2012.
National selection chose”This Is The Night” sung by 22 year old Kurt Calleja on 4th February 2012.
National selection, Еўрафэст/Eurofest, chose “All My Life” sung by Alyona Lanskaya on 14th February 2012.
But several weeks later Litesound (winners of the jury vote at Еўрафэст) were announced as the Belarussian entrants with “We Are The Heroes!”
National selection, Festival Da Canção, selected Filipa Sousa singing “Vida Minha” on 10th March 2012.
National selection chose Gaitana singing “Be My Guest” on 18th February 2012.
National selection, Bylgarskata pesen za Evroviziya, chose Sofi Marinova singing “Love Unlimited” on 29th February 2012.
National selection, EVA, chose Boto with the power ballad “Verjamem”.
National selection, Dora, chose Nina Badrić singing her own composition “Nebo” on 18th February 2012.
National selection, Melodifestivalen, chose “Euphoria” sung by Loreen on 10th March 2012.
National selection chose Anri Jokhadze singing “I’m A Joker” on 19th February 2012.
Internal selection chose Can Bonomo, a Jewish singer, born in İzmir, Turkey, singing “Love Me Back” in February 2012.
National selection, Eesti Laul, chose Ott Lepland singing “Kuula” on 3rd March 2012.
Slovakia chose Max Jason Mai and the song “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”
National selection, Melodi Grand Prix, voted to send Tooji to Baku with the song “Stay” on 11th February 2012.
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Maya Sar singing “Korake ti znam” was chosen by internal selection.
National selection, Eurovizija atranka Lietuvoje, chose Donny Montell singing “Love Is Blind”.