We’re over halfway through National Final season and we still don’t yet have half the entries. Eurovision fans, it’s time to prepare. For the next 2-3 weeks will have songs coming from left and right as all the national finals finish and those countries who’ve chosen to internally select will reveal their choices… at the eleventh hour if they can.
Some of the more peripheral nations chose this weekend though, so prepare for trivia from Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania, as their entries join the lineup of songs we know.
Every question in this quiz is related to ESCXtra articles published during the last week. Maybe also a few days either side. Perhaps it was something being reported, maybe it about information that our writers left in the article. Very occasionally it’ll require a little bit of Eurovision knowledge outside of that. The majority of the answers will have been on this website very recently.
In any case, I hope you’ll join us and have an attempt at the very latest in Eurovision trivia. It’ll also serve as a useful reminder of the headlines you have been reading this week.
Petruska was disqualified from A Dal in Hungary this week because his song sounded too much like a song from what prominent indie band?
Vampire Weekend's 'White Sky' sounded too similar to Petruska's Help Me Out Of Here.
Which former member of Alcazar qualified for the Melodifestivalen final last Saturday, beating out Dolly Style in the process?
The other two members of the final Alcazar lineup did not enter this year.
Surie has just been announced to be performing at the London Eurovision Party - joining a lineup of Michael Rice and which other current entrant from this year's lineup... as of today's list?
Which country is currently winning our ESCXtra 'which is your favourite entry so far' poll?
If you are bewildered by this, rest assured, I can't believe it either. The correct answer is of course Lake Malawi... according to some people. Like me.
Ester Peony is going to be representing Romania. On which day will she be hoping the final is? (i.e. what weekday is in her song title - irrespective of Eurovision's fixed days of the week)
The song is called 'On A Sunday'.
Which entry won Latvia's Supernova to represent them at Eurovision?
Roko's The Dream won in Croatia, but which of these Croatian cities awarded him top points (2 are correct)?
Please select 2 correct answers
Neatly flying on the radar as per normal, Slovenia's 'Sebi' is performed by who?
What a lovely little subtle entry. Let's hope Europe doesn't underrate them this year.
In the Icelandic final, how many songs are in Icelandic?
Hatari & Friðrik Ómar are singing in their native language for the final!
The general consensus on KAN's ticket prices for Eurovision this year are that, compared to other Eurovisions, they are...?
The ticket prices are notably quite high because KAN did not receive financial support from the Israeli government and hopes to make the costs up with ticket sales. Read more in our article: https://escxtra.com/2019/02/19/kan-reveals-ticket-prices-for-eurovision-2019/.
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