Next Saturday the Eurovision Choir 2019 will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Today the acting host broadcaster, the EBU, has revealed the full television and radio schedule for each competing broadcaster and international viewers.
Eurovision Choir 2019: Where to watch?
The second edition of the Eurovision Choir will be held in Gothenburg’s Partille Arena. This will coincide with the week long European Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations, which are also taking place. On 3rd August 2019 ten choirs will gather from around Europe and perform to over 1 million viewers. Music fans wanting a change of pace to relax in the ongoing heatwave can view the contest on the following networks:
- Belgium: La Trois and Musiq3 (20:30 CEST)
- Denmark: DR1 (20:30 CEST)
- Germany: WDR (20:15 CEST)
- Latvia: LTV 1 (20:25 CEST)
- Norway: NRK1 and NRK Klassik (20:20 CEST)
- Scotland: BBC Alba (19:30 BST)
- Slovenia: RTV 1 (20:40 CEST)
- Sweden: SVT 2 (20:30 CEST)
- Switzerland: RTS Un (20:30 CEST)
- Wales: S4C (19:00 BST)
Due to the opening ceremony of the European Choir Games and content required for the broadcaster, the contest is pre-recorded. So the broadcast will actually start at 20:00 CEST, but will be presented as live by each participating broadcaster. Meaning the three finalists and the winner will be decided off air. Also to note is that RTV 1 are broadcasting on a tape delay and many broadcasters have pre-shows scheduled. As well as this Belgium and Sweden are airing their broadcasters worldwide. Furthermore international viewers can also watch the contest through the SVT Play app on connected streaming devices.
What to look out for?
The hosts for the event are SVT’s Ella Petersson who is the head of the music department and hosts many of SVT’s cultural programming and music documentaries. Joining her is BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny who will commentate this summer’s BBC Proms and hosted Eurovision Young Musicians 2018. Many UK viewers will recognise the Scottish choirmaster Joy Dunlop who presents the BBC Weather. All ten choirs will compete for the coveted trophy and the honour of representing their country at the World Choir Games in Flanders, Belgium in July 2020. The running order for the Eurovision Choir can be read here. Making their debut are Norway, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland.
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