SholasBoy wrote:So there should be nine songs left:
Bulgaria ... (released Monday)
Song Title Revealed
Ireland .. Ryan O'Shaugnessy (no release date)
Georgia .. Iraio (no release date)
Macedonia .. EyeCue (released Sunday)
Israel .. Netta Barzalai (no release date)
Russia .. Yulia (no release date)
Sweden (Saturday)...Ben Ingrosso? Margaret? Felix Sandman?
Norway (Saturday) .. Aleksander Walmann? Alexander Rybak? Ida Maria?
I know the cut off date to submit is this Monday, but as far as I'm aware that doesn't necessarily mean Russia, Israel, Ireland and Georgia have to reveal the songs publicly by then does it?
You are right. The entries have to be submitted to the EBU by the end of 12th March. However, this doesn't mean that the broadcasters or the entrants are obliged to officially release their songs. However, in recent years, there are no instances of entries being released AFTER that date. So I expect to hear the tracks on that date/13th the latest.
BUT it's not uncommon that a few entries will change a bit and we'll have to sit and wait for the official complilation release on 13th April to listen to the final versions for the very first time.
Israel will be released on Sunday.
Georgia's entry will be titled "For You" and will be mostly performed in Georgian.
Don't know anything about the Irish or Russian entry, though.