Moments ago it was announced, that Tel Aviv will host the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2019 next May. After KAN recommended the city earlier this month, the EBU only had to agree with this. Now we got the official statement!
Eurovision 2019 final on the 18 May 2019!
After many cities in Israel aimed for the right to host the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, the fan-favorite now made it. Just a week ago we brought you the news, that EBU Executive Supervisor Jan Ola Sand visited the remaining three cities in the race to host the competition next year. Just one day later Eilat dropped out of the race and it was a two horse race.
At the beginning of this month, things were heating up, when KAN recommended Tel Aviv as the host city and the EBU was likely to accept this. After that, it was more or less just a matter of time (Hello Sennek ;) ) before we got the announcement of the host city!
Third time Israel hosting, first time Tel Aviv!
The Eurovision Song Contest was won by Israel four times. Till now the contest was hosted twice by Israel. Both times in Jerusalem. Next year will be the first time Europe’s favorite TV Show will visit Tel Aviv!
Back in May Netta won the contest in Lisbon and got the fourth victory for Israel. Now with the announcement of the host city, the national final season is very close. Stay tuned with us to not miss a news.
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