Tel Aviv 2019

For all the news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel on the 14th, 16th and 18th May.

Jury results for Eurovizijos Atranka heat two announced

Jury results for Eurovizijos Atranka heat two announced

Last weekend the first six acts advanced to the semi finals of Eurovizijos Atranka 2019. Now the national jury has given the results for heat two, which will be broadcast 19th January. As the broadcasts are pre-recorded in the early stages of the national final, the jury results of the second heat of Eurovizijos Atranka 2019 have been revealed. Thirteen acts are contesting the second heat and the jury votes are as follows: Justina Budaitė-Juna – ‘Strength of A Woman’ (Donatas Montvydas, Gytis Valickas-Echoes, Glenda “Gizzle” Proby) – 12 points Edgaras Lubys – ‘To The Sky’ (Edgaras Lubys) – 10 points Lukas Bartaška – ‘River of Hope’ (Lukas Bartaška, Giedrius Misiūnas) – 8 points Paola Hart – ‘I’ll Be Alright’ (Saxtone, Paulina Paulauskaitė) – 8 points Emilija Gogolytė – ‘Riddle’ (Sara Sangfelt, Ian Curnow, Ina Reni Alexandrow) – 6 points Gražvydas Sidiniauskas – ‘Another Movie’ (A. S. Engen, Janieck Devy, Radboud Miedema, Fabrizio Levita) – 5 points Giedrius Nakas – ‘Klaidos’ (Mistakes) (Giedrius Nakas) – 4 points Original Copy – ‘Power of Sounds’ (Ieva Ščerbinskaitė) – 3 points Justina Žukauskaitė – ‘Hit Me Harder’ (Vytautas Karpauskas, Justina Žukauskaitė) – 2 points Donata & BingBang – ‘Doing The Loop’ (Lise Cabble, …
Running order for Melodifestivalen 2019 revealed!

Running order for Melodifestivalen 2019 revealed!

As we are getting closer to the start of Melodifestivalen 2019, SVT has    announced today the running order for the four semi-finals in this year’s Melodifestivalen. Gothenburg – Semi Final 1 – February 2 Nano – Chasing RiversHigh 15 – No DramaWiktoria – Not with MeZeana feat. Anis Don Demina – My FiresArja Saijonmaa – My Four SeasonsMohombi – HelloAnna Bergendahl – Ashes to Ashes Malmö – Semi Final 2 – February 9 Andreas Johnsson – Army of Us Malou Prytz – I Do MeOscar Enestad – I Love ItJan Malmsjo – Living LifeVlad Reiser – Naked in the RainHanna Ferm & LIAMOO – Hold YouMargaret – Tempo Leksand – Semi Final 3 – February 16 Lovers of Valdaro – Somebody WantsDolly Style – HabibiMartin Stenmarck – Let the Shit BurnLina Hedlund – VictoriousOmar Rudberg – About Over and OverRebecka Karlsson – Who I AmJon Henrik Fjallgren – Norrsken Lidköping – Semi Final 4 – February 23 Pagan Fury – StormbringerAnton Hagman – Feel YourselfLisa Ajax – TornArvingarna – I DoBishara – On My OwnAnn-Louise Hansson – Love is LeftJohn Lundvik – Too Late For Love If you would like to know more about the participating artists and the songwriters in this years contest then why not read our guide here. What did you think of the running order?. Are you happy where the producers have placed your favourite? Let us know your opinions and thoughts below    or at social media @ESCXTRA
UK’s Eurovision: You Decide to take place February 8th

UK’s Eurovision: You Decide to take place February 8th

We have a date! The United Kingdom will be choosing their act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on Friday, February 8th. BBC have announced that they will broadcast the show on BBC Two that night. Tickets by ballot Furthermore, BBC have revealed that tickets won’t go on sale like last year. Due to the show taking place in a studio, Dock10 in Salford. It’s the first time the show will be hosted in Media City. #Eurovision You Decide will broadcast on Friday 8th February @BBCTwo! Find out how to apply for tickets here 👉https://t.co/tFRupH0QAn pic.twitter.com/Va0TIAvLoD— BBC Eurovision🇬🇧 (@bbceurovision) January 11, 2019 Tickets are available for fans aged over 16. Those under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult when going to the show. People can apply for tickets to the UK’s national final through Lost in TV right here. Tickets are free, but will be divided through a ballot. That means not everyone who wants to attend will actually be able to get a ticket. Lost in TV have been kind enough to give those attending a dress code for the event. Fans are asked to dress ‘Party fabulous’. If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket, make …
Rehearsals underway for Spain’s Operación Triunfo Eurovisión Gala!

Rehearsals underway for Spain’s Operación Triunfo Eurovisión Gala!

It’s now just ten days to go until we discover the artist and song that will represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. On January 20th, the Eurovisión Gala of Operación Triunfo will take place. The Spanish public will then decide which of the ten entries will win the ticket to Tel Aviv! Revamps and live vocals! After a Christmas break, the Operación Triunfo contestants are back rehearsing ahead of next weekend’s show. For the first time, we are getting to listen to the artists sing their songs live. In addition, we hear glimpses of the promised revamps of each entry! >> For all of the clips, visit the official Operación Triunfo Instagram page! << The three online favourites In the meantime, here are the rehearsal clips for the three most popular entries that qualified via the online vote. As a reminder, the online vote chose the first three finalists, with a jury selecting seven other songs to progress to the live Gala. María – Muérdeme 🤓 @mamenmarquezvoz ya está repasando “Muérdeme” con @mariaot2018 👏🏻 ¡Cuánto se echaban de menos! ❤️ #OTDirecto9ENE pic.twitter.com/XLztiutNe4— Operación Triunfo (@OT_Oficial) January 9, 2019 Noelia – Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez Lujazo el poder …
RTS reveal acts for Beovizija 2019

RTS reveal acts for Beovizija 2019

Earlier this afternoon, Serbian broadcaster RTS have announced the 24 acts and songs which will compete for Serbia’s ticket to Tel Aviv! The songs were selected from a field of 76 songs that were submitted to the broadcaster. Radio Television of Serbia have not yet stated an exact date when Beovizija 2019 will be, but they have outlined it will be held in late February. Similarly, RTS have included a caveat that – as per their rules – in the event of any problems or issues, they have the right to choose another act or song! Beovizija 2019 participants Aleksandra Sekulić – “Tugo”Ana Popović – “Lutaš”Dunja Vujadinović – “7”Dženan Lončarević – “Nema suza”Džipsikord – “Boje”Eleonora – “Samo lagano”Extra Nena – “Još ti čujem glas”Funked Up – “Zašto da se ne desi”Goga Stanić – “Ti znaš da ne znaš me”Ivan Kurtić – “Bella”Ivana Vladović & Wonder Strings – “Moja bol”Jana Šušteršić – “Viktorija”Lana & Aldo – “Pogledaj u nebo”Lord – “Radnički sin”Majdan – “Budim te”Mr DOO – “Do 100”Nataša & Una – “Slobodna”Nevena Božović – “Kruna”Osvajači – “Vatra i plamen”Sanja Rio – “Ljubimo se”Saška Janks – “Da li čuješ moj glas”Sofija Perić – “Aritmija”Tamara Milanović – “Reči nisu dovoljne”Tina & Lola …
First Jurors revealed for Destination Eurovision

First Jurors revealed for Destination Eurovision

This afternoon, France Télévisions, through the social media account “Eurovision France”, revealed the names of the first five jurors who will vote in Destination Eurovision this Saturday. In Destination Eurovision 2019, all three shows will have a jury of international experts who will be voting for their favorite songs, their points accounting for 50% of the total (the rest being televote points). Both semi-finals will have a jury of five juror, and the final will have a jury of ten international experts. None of these juries will have the same countries represented, and as such, each juror will only vote once, in only one show. The jurors for the first semi-final The first semi-final of Destination Eurovision 2019 will be broadcast live this week-end, on Saturday 12th, at 9pm CET, and last just under three hours. The lineup was revealed last week, and we now have the names of the international jurors. Those are: 🇦🇲 David Tserunyan, Head of the Armenian Delegation, Junior Eurovision producer and songwriter (Armenia 2017, in both ESC and JESC)🇮🇱 Tali Eshkoli, Eurovision 2019 co-producer and creator/producer of the Israel Calling pre-party🇬🇧 Paul Jordan, aka “Dr. Eurovision”, Eurovision specialist for the BBC🇷🇸 Sanja Vučić, Serbian representative …
Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 artists revealed

Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 artists revealed

Ukraine’s UA:PBC has just released the sixteen artists taking part in Vidbir 2019, country’s national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Vidbir 2019 Brunettes Shoot BlondesBraiiYUKOFreedom JazzKHAYATBAHROMALETAYKAZKATAYANNAIVAN NAVIANNA MARIALAUDЦЕШО The HypnotunezVERA KEKELIAKiRA MAZUR Tayanna is returning to Vidbir after taking part in 2017 and 2018. Brunettes Shoot Blondes took part in Ukraine’s selection in 2016 with “Every Monday“. Laud also took part last year and finished fourth in the final with “Waiting“. KAZKA was also confirmed to return to Vidbir after they failed to qualify to the final last year. Letay also competed in Ukraine’s selection in 2017, but finished last in the semifinal. The Eurovision winner Jamala, comedian and singer Andriy Danylko (also known as Verka Serduchka) and singer Yehven Filatov will be the expert jury in 2019. The final of Vidbir 2019 will take place on February 23rd. Before that two semifinals will be held on February 9th and 16th. Who are you most excited to see at Ukraine’s national selection? Let us know on social media @ESCXTRA!
Latvia: Supernova 2019 entries get revamped ahead of selection

Latvia: Supernova 2019 entries get revamped ahead of selection

As Latvia’s national selection approaches, several of the semi-finalists have released revamped versions of their entries. We started with 33 ‘auditions’ from a longlist of hopefuls, which was later cut to a shortlist of 16. The changes range from slight modifications to production to  name and lyric changes… ‘YOU get a revamp, and YOU get a revamp!’ Although not all of the final versions have been released, there is already a notable difference from the demos we initially heard. Most notably, perhaps, is Edgars Kreilis changing his song title from “Fire” to “Cherry Absinthe”, with lyrical adjustments to reflect this. This is most likely to avoid confusion with Double Faced Eels’ entry, which is also called “Fire”. We’ve comprised a list of the semi finalists with embedded links to their final versions for Supernova. Adriana Miglāne – “Scared of Love”Aivo Oskis – “Somebody’s Got My Lover”Alekss Silvērs – “Fireworks”Double Faced Eels – “Fire”Edgars Kreilis – “Cherry Absinthe” (formerly called “Fire”)Kristiāna Bumbiere – “Remedy”Laika Upe – “Listen To The Way That I Breathe”Laime Pilnīga – “Awe”Markus Riva – “You Make Me So Crazy”Samanta Tīna – “Cutting The Wire” Meanwhile, we await non-demo versions for the following entries: Carousel – “That Night”Dziļi Violets feat. Kozmens – “Tautas dziesma”Elza Rozentāle – “You Came on Tiptoe”Kris & Oz – “Midnight Streets”Kristīne Pastare (Peress) – “Smaragdi un pelni”Līga Rīdere – “Būšu tepat” It was …
The X Factor Malta final tickets are now on sale

The X Factor Malta final tickets are now on sale

Fancy a mini break to Malta? Well, you’re in luck. You can now purchase tickets to see the final of The X Factor Malta! Save the date! The grand final will take place on Saturday 26 January. The winner will represent Malta at Eurovision 2019 in Israel. Not only that, but they will also sign a record contract with Sony Music Italy. Held at the MFCC Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, ticket prices start from €30 and go up to €60 if you want to get the best seats in the room. FINAL TICKETS OUT NOW!📅26th January 2019⭐️MFCC Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre👉 GET YOUR TICKET NOW BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK 👉 https://t.co/i6ON9xJO1y#XFactorMalta #Malta #XFactor pic.twitter.com/vLE9XQxeLM— X Factor Malta (@XFactorMalta) January 8, 2019 You can get your tickets here The X Factor Malta so far The first live show kicked off last weekend in order to determine who will win and ultimately, who will represent Malta. Kayati and Franklin Calleja were the first to leave in a double elimination, while the remaining 10 acts are battling it out to earn a place in the final. Malta in Eurovision Malta debuted in 1971 and has yet to win the Eurovision …
TVR takes in submissions for wildcard to Selecția Națională

TVR takes in submissions for wildcard to Selecția Națională

After Dan Bittman’s withdrawal from Romania’s national selection, the broadcaster TVR now takes in submissions to replace him in the contest. TVR are looking for new songs, so it seems that the songs sent in during the earlier submission period are not being taken into consideration. The songs will can be sent in until January 10th. Selecția Națională 2019 On January 11th the songs, including the wildcard, will be allocated in the two semifinals. The semifinals will take place on January 20th in Arad and on January 27th in Iași. Romania will choose their Eurovision 2019 representative on February 17th. You listen to the songs already qualified to the semifinals here. Who do you wish to send in their songs? Let us know on social media @ESCXTRA!
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