Tel Aviv 2019

Tonight: National finals in Croatia, Estonia, Slovenia and Latvia. Plus much much more!

🇱🇹 Lithuania – Eurovizijos

Show: Eurovizijos Atranka — Semi-Final 2

When: 20:00– 22:00 (CET)

Where to watch: LRT Lituanica, LRT Televizija HD or live from LRT’s official page.

Following last week’s semi-final, we now have a new Eurovizijos semi to look forward to as they continue whittling down the competition. Monika Marija might already be in the final, but that ain’t enough because she wants to get there AGAIN, just with a different song and a much weirder hair-style this time around. Will her big dream of competing against herself come true? Well, no, because she already promised to only sing one of her songs in the final, making her appearance here quite pointless. But previous heat winners MaNNazz and Jurijus are definitely here to secure a spot in the final and give her some competition!

There are four more spots open in the final and those qualifiers will be decided by combining both the jury and the televoting scores. We don’t know the running order yet, but the full list of competing acts (with links to the heat performances) for tonight is as follows:

🇱🇻 Latvia – Supernova 2019

Show: Supernova – Final

When: 20:25 – 23:20 CET

Where to watch: LTV1 or the online live stream.

We are finally at the…well, final of Supernova! And it has just about everything one would want. From Double Faced Eeels to kilted Riga Beavers communicating in broken french. Carousel have quickly become a fan favourite as well with their simple yet charming staging, while Markus Riva ia getting ready to hibernate for another 12 months until the contest starts back up again next year. Plenty of options, but only one winner!

The winner will be decided after the jury votes are combined with the online votes..and those with the Spotify plays translated into votes…and then the Alfa shopper votes and then…we think there might be some kind of a radio vote? And probably a hundred more weird systems nobody quite understands. But rest assured, a winner WILL be determined! The actual running order for tonight (as well as links to all the performances so far) are written down below:

  1. Markus Riva“You Make Me So Crazy”
  2. Edgars Kreilis“Cherry Absinthe”
  3. Aivo Oskis “Somebody’s Got My Lover”
  4. Double Faced Eels “Fire”
  5. Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens“Tautasdziesma”
  6. Laime Pilnīga “Awe”
  7. Samanta Tīna“Cutting the Wire”
  8. Carousel“That Night”

🇸🇮 Slovenia – Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA)

Show: Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) – Final

When: 20:00 – 21:45 CET

Where to Watch: TV Slovenija 1 or the online stream .

Slovenia has no time to fiddle around with semi-finals and heats. Instead we move straight to the final of EMA 2019. Raiven found herself a new hair dye and is back with vengeance after taking a year off. Meanwhile Maraaya are back as the co-writers for two entries. This time they actually wish to stand a chance with one of those so they have ditched BQL for Kim and 2014’s Junior Eurovision entrant Ula Ložar. EMA has been known to surprise us from time to time though, so every last one of these acts here stands a chance!

It’s a tricky road for anyone to get to the top however. After all 10 acts are done performing, it’s solely up to the juries to pick the top two and sent them through to the super-final. Only THEN will the Slovenian public have a chance to vote and pick the winner out of those two. The competing entries along with the correct running order (and links to snippets) are listed down below:

  1. Kim“Rhythm Back to You”
  2. Renata Mohorič“Three Bridges”
  3. René“Ne poveš”
  4. Fed Horses“Ti ne poznaš konjev”
  5. Ula Ložar“Fridays”
  6. Lumberjack“Lepote dna”
  7. Okustični “Metulji plešejo”
  8. INMATE“Atma”
  9. Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl“Sebi”
  10. Raiven“Kaos”

🇮🇸 Iceland – Söngvakeppnin 2019

Show: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-Final 2

When: 20:45– 22:00 (CET)

Where to watch: RÚV or their official stream.

Lasting less than some of the ad breaks for the other shows, we have the second semi-final of Söngvakeppnin 2019. Last week went as expected, but two more competitors will move on from tonight’s show to challenge the current favourites. Hoping to do that is the bandless Friðrik Ómar, who already represented Iceland once at Eurovision back in 2008 as part of Euroband. We also have something that sounds like a football theme being sung by gremlins, so….it’s going to be an interesting show. All of the songs will be performed in Icelandic in the semis, but can be changed to whatever version they plan to send to Eurovision in the final of Söngvakeppnin 2019.

Just TWO will make it through to the final thanks to the combined score of both the jury and the televoters. The running order for the songs (along with links to the studio versions) participating tonight is:

  1. Elli Grill, Skaði, Glymur“Jeijó, keyrum alla leið”
  2. Ívar Daníels“Þú bætir mig”
  3. Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir“Helgi”
  4. Tara Mobee“Betri án þín”
  5. Friðrik Ómar“Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?”

🇭🇷 Croatia – Dora 2019

Show: Dora – Final

When: 20:05– 22:30 (CET)

Where to watch: HRT1 or the livestream. (if that is geoblocked, here is an alternative)

Croatia are HUNGRY to get back into the final so they have dusted off and brought back their old national final selection – Dora. The entire show has been kept about as secretive as the security key for Fort Knox. Who are the favourites and what might we expect from the show? Don’t ask us, we really have no clue as all we have to go on are small 20 second snippets of each song. Jacques Houdek actually found a friend to write a song for, so perhaps Roko can take it all? All we do know is that it looks to be a varied contest, full of all your favourite musical genres like Jazz and Metal. Woo!

The winner will be determined by a 50/50 system combining regional jury votes with public televotes. You can listen to the brief snippets of each song in THIS video. For a full list of all the acts taking the stage tonight in the correct running order, check down below:

  1. Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić – “Vrijeme predaje”
  2. Jelena Bosančić – “Tell Me”
  3. Kim Verson – “Nisam to što žele”
  4. Jure Brkljača – “Ne postojim kad nisi tu”
  5. Beta Sudar – “Don’t Give Up”
  6. Lea Mijatović – “Tebi pripadam”
  7. Gelato Sisters – “Back to the Swing”
  8. Luka Nižetić – “Brutalero”
  9. Elis Lovrić – “All I Really Want”
  10. Domenica – “Indigo”
  11. Roko Blažević – “The Dream”
  12. Ema Gagro – “Redemption”
  13. Lidija Bačić – “Tek je počelo”
  14. Lorena Bućan – “Tower of Babylon”
  15. Bernarda Bruno – “I Believe in True Love”
  16. Manntra – “In The Shadows”

🇵🇹 Portugal – Festival da Canção

Show: Festival da Canção – Semi-Final 1

When: 22:09– 00:30 (CET)

Where to watch: RTP or their official livestream (alternatively here).

If everything above was too fast paced and manic for you, then there is always the first semi-final of Festival da Canção to calm things down a bit. Yes, last year’s host nation is back searching for something that help them replicate their 2017 Eurovision result. Not so much last year’s though. Hopefully at least. The big favourite is definitely Conan Osíris, who has already got 1,5 million views on YouTube for his entry, despite not even performing yet. But if you are looking for something a little bit more hip-shaky (not a word, so not a word) then there is always Calema, who are no doubt ready to stand out with something a bit more uptempo.

Four songs will make it through to the final thanks to the combined scores of the public televoters and a panel of juries. Typical 50/50 split here. The full list of songs competing tonight in their correct running order (along with links to the studio versions) are written down below:

  1. Ana Cláudia“Inércia
  2. João Campos“É o que é
  3. Soraia Tavares“O meu sonho”
  4. Calema “A dois”
  5. Conan Osíris“Telemóveis”
  6. Ela Limão“Mais brilhante que mil sóis”
  7. Filipe Keil“Hoje”
  8. Matay“Perfeito”

PHEW! Makes our head spin just thinking about it all. Which show will you be tuning in to? Who do you think will win Eesti Laul? What about Dora? Supernova? We could keep on asking, but this would just go on for five more pages if we did that…

Give us your opinion in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA and be sure to like our Facebook page for the latest updates!

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Rigmo Kannike

When not busy haunting various online chat rooms as his criminal alter ego, PeterP, Rigmo enjoys long walks on the beach and rooting for the absolute worst national final songs.
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