Riccardo Maddalozzo

Born in Italy, I have lived in 5 countries in 3 continents. I discovered Eurovision by accident in 2010 and became a superfan in 2013. I attended both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision events and covered several national finals on the ground and hope to continue doing so for a long time!
Mahmood: “I hope to do the best” [Interview]
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

Mahmood: “I hope to do the best” [Interview]

On a sunny Tel Aviv Thursday, hours before the second semi-final, we had the opportunity to chat with Italy’s representative Mahmood. Mahmood will sing “Soldi“‘ during tomorrow’s grand final of Eurovision 2019. He says he feels very comfortable and happy about being in Tel Aviv and hopes to do his…
Semifinal 2: Last ten countries qualify for Saturday’s Grand Final!
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

Semifinal 2: Last ten countries qualify for Saturday’s Grand Final!

Tel Aviv offered us another exciting live show, and now we have the final 10 countries that qualified for the Grand Final! They join the ten qualifiers from the first semi-final, the Big 5 and host country Israel. The qualifiers The ten countries who made it to Saturday’s final, revealed…
Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: The press PREDICTS the ten SEMI-FINAL 2 qualifiers
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Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: The press PREDICTS the ten SEMI-FINAL 2 qualifiers

Today is day 13 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! This is when we learn who will be the last qualifiers for Saturday’s Grand Final. After this afternoon’s semi-final 2 family show, we’ve conducted today’s Daily Press Poll. This time, we’ve asked the press to predict their ten semi-final 2 qualifiers……
Jonida Maliqi: “I am so comfortable on the stage” [interview]
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

Jonida Maliqi: “I am so comfortable on the stage” [interview]

Last weekend, the lovely Jonida from Albania graced us with an extremely energetic interview where she discussed her dress, pre-parties and the message she hopes to transmit. Jonida has been delivering solid performances during her rehearsals and that may well be because she is feeling very comfortable on stage as…
Semifinal 1: First ten countries qualify for Saturday’s Grand Final!
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Semifinal 1: First ten countries qualify for Saturday’s Grand Final!

After an exciting first semi final, we now have the names of the first ten countries that are still on the run to earn the coveted Eurovision 2019 trophy! The qualifiers The ten countries who made it to Saturday’s final, revealed in a random order are: GreeceBelarusSerbiaCyprusEstoniaCzech RepublicAustraliaIcelandSan MarinoSlovenia Seven…
Katerine Duska: “Better love is a never ending quest” [interview]
Eurovision

Katerine Duska: “Better love is a never ending quest” [interview]

Last weekend, we had the privilege of having a live chat with the talented Greek entrant Katerine Duska, who is tipped to do very well on tonight’s Semifinal. During our interview with her, Katerine revealed some details about how her team and herself decided to translate the song into the…
Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Jury Show for Semi-Final 1
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Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Jury Show for Semi-Final 1

Day 10 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has come to an end! And what a day it turned out to be! The performances that the juries will score from have now been completed. As is the ESCXTRA tradition, we have conducted the daily press poll to discover how members…
🇮🇹 LIVE DAY 9 REVIEW: New graphics, outfit and camera angles for Mahmood 🇮🇹
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

🇮🇹 LIVE DAY 9 REVIEW: New graphics, outfit and camera angles for Mahmood 🇮🇹

ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 9 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Germany. Below, you’ll see our written review of each rehearsal. If…
🇪🇸 LIVE DAY 9 REVIEW: An explosion of colours and energy from Miki 🇪🇸
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

🇪🇸 LIVE DAY 9 REVIEW: An explosion of colours and energy from Miki 🇪🇸

ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 9 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Germany. Below, you’ll see our written review of each rehearsal. If…
🇦🇱 LIVE DAY 8 REVIEW: Fire and lots of emotions from Jonida 🇦🇱
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

🇦🇱 LIVE DAY 8 REVIEW: Fire and lots of emotions from Jonida 🇦🇱

ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 8 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, Netherlands, North Macedonia, and Azerbaijan. Below, you’ll see our written review of…
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