Tel Aviv 2019

Tonight: Georgia and Serbia pick their entries

With hardly any time to recover from last night’s results, we move on to tonight! The penultimate week of national finals is about to come to an end with our last two shows. Two shows, two new entries! Let’s just take a peek at what awaits us, shall we?

🇬🇪 Georgia – Georgia Idol

Show: Georgia Idol – Final

When: 19:00 – 21:30 CET

Where to watch: GPB or the online stream.

Five became four last week and now four will become one as this marathon actually turns into a proper national final! Songwriters have been sending their entries to the show since December and a panel of juries picked out the three songs most suitable to present to the remaining four competitors. No, one of them won’t just be standing there on stage looking sad for three minutes, two of them just have to share a song and make it their own. Liza Kalandadze has been impressing televoters the most for the past few weeks with her emotional interpretations, but Oto Nemsadze has been close behind. It’s hard to know what will happen without any of us having heard the songs yet. All we DO know is that Georgian will be heard at Eurovision this year since all the songs are fully in Georgian!

The winner will be decided SOLELY through the televoting. No juries to help or possibly mess things up here. As mentioned above, the songs will premiere for the first time tonight, so no snippets or studio versions to show you. We don’t know the running order yet either, but for a list of the remaining finalists and what each of them will be singing, check down below:

  • Giorgi Nakashidze -“Sul Tsin Iare”
  • Giorgi Pruidze – “Me Mjera”
  • Liza Kalandadze – “Sevdisperi Zgva”
  • Oto Nemsadze – “Sul Tsin Iare”

🇷🇸 Serbia – Beovizija 2019

Show: Beovizija – Final

When: 21:00 – 23:30 (CET)

Where to Watch: RTS1 or the official stream

Serbia woke up a bit late this year and realized they still had 24 songs in the competition. So they rushed to fix that with a week-long marathon of Beovizija. Semi-final one and semi-final two gave us 12 qualifiers and with little rest in-between, it’s time for them all to step on stage once again. Among them we can find last year’s runner up, Saška Janks, back with a new coat of paint. Also 2013’s Eurovision entrant (as part of Moje 3), Nevena Božović, back solo and wearing something actually designed to be worn by human beings. But what is a Eurovision year without a Balkan ballad? Dženan Lončarević is here to take care of that with a dazzling stage show featuring ropes, women wrapped IN ropes and a crying grandmother. Maybe winning will cheer her up, since Dženan certainly has the fanbase to be one of the favourites in the competition.

One round, one winner! And that winner will be decided by a familiar 50/50 system of combining the jury votes with the ones received from the public. For the full running order and links to semi-final performances, just see see the list down below:

  1. Saška Janks“Da li čuješ moj glas”
  2. Majdan“Budim te”
  3. Sofija Perić“Aritmija”
  4. Dženan Lončarević“Nema suza”
  5. Wonder Strings & Ivana Vladović “Moja bol”
  6. Jana Šušteršić“Viktorija”
  7. Lord“Radnički sin”
  8. Nevena Božović“Kruna”
  9. Ana Popović“Lutaš”
  10. Ivan Kurtić“Bela”
  11. Nataša & Una“Samo bez straha”
  12. Aleksandra Sekulić“Tugo”

Hi, again! So, we have some very uncomfortable questions for you: Georgia or Serbia? Which one will you be watching? Who do you think will win Georgian Idol? How about Beovizija?

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!

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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