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.

Romania: TVR open submissions for Selecția Națională 2019

Romania: TVR open submissions for Selecția Națională 2019

Romania’s national broadcaster (TVR) announces call for songs until 10th December. Ahead of big changes for Selecția Națională 2019. Submission window opens As of today, artists and composers can submit their entries for the 2019 edition of Romania’s national final, Selecția Națională. Thus the winner will take part in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. This submission period will remain open until 10th December. Thereafter a panel of jurors will select up to 24 songs to compete in the televised shows of the national final. A full list of participants will be revealed 20th December. The semi-finals of Selecția Națională will take place across January and February. With the final to be held in February. Those applying can submit their entries through the online form here. Selecția Națională 2019 Following the recent announcement that the multi-city format is returning, TVR has revealed changes for the 2019 edition. Indeed, in decreasing the number of competing songs to 24, from the 60 in 2018, this is already one major change. Opting for quality over quantity as the broadcaster seeks to return to qualification. This suggests that there will be a total of two semi-finals. Further details about the voting method have also been …
216 songs submitted for Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2019

216 songs submitted for Estonia’s Eesti Laul 2019

Following the recent closure in the submissions process for the 2019 edition of Eesti Laul, Estonian broadcaster ERR has now revealed that 216 songs have been entered. This marks a small decline on the record-breaking 258 songs submitted to Eesti Laul 2018. The entry fee has minimal impact This year, ERR introduced a fee that must be paid for a song to be submitted to the selection. Indeed, the fee was €25 for songs submitted by Estonians. Then, for songs submitted by non-Estonians, €50 was be charged. This was to ensure a lack of “joke acts” would submit entries, as well as give an advantage to musicians native to Estonia. Therefore, a decrease of only 42 songs year-on-year can be considered impressive and a success for ERR. Half of submitted entries in Estonian Furthermore, ERR revealed that exactly half of the submitted entries were in the Estonian language. The other 108 songs are in another language, with English, Spanish, German and Russian-language songs amongst them. Tickets on sale for Tartu and Tallinn Tickets for Eesti Laul 2019 went on sale today. Tartu will host the two semi-finals, with Tallinn’s Saku Suurhall hosting the final as has become tradition for the …
“OT18’s” Noelia Franco: “No one wants to go to Eurovision…except Famous”

“OT18’s” Noelia Franco: “No one wants to go to Eurovision…except Famous”

Noelia Franco. Who just became the Sixth eliminated contestant from 2018’s Operacion Triunfo, gives a very candid account of the contestant’s desire to represent Spain at Eurovision 2019. The contest is due to take place in Tel-Aviv, Israel. In an interview for Spanish entertainment outlet “FormulaTV”, Noelia speaks of her experiences on the smash hit TV show as well as the all important Spanish ticket to Tel-Aviv to represent the Iberian nation.  Soul Sister. Due to the fact that she has stated her own desire to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest. She was questioned about the style of song she would like to sing in Tel-Aviv and gave this response. If I don’t go [to Eurovision] I’d like Famous to go, I’m going to weigh up my options but Famous is very Famous. If I went [to Eurovision], I would go with a style like Famous, for sure. Many colleagues in the Academy told me “you should have a style like Pastora Soler. No: Pastora Soler has one, and Noelia has another. We are not comparable because Pastora Soler is a huge artist and I am small, which I have to keep building little by little. I believe that …
Finalists revealed for Unser Lied Für Israel!

Finalists revealed for Unser Lied Für Israel!

Earlier this morning, Eurovision.de revealed six artists who will compete in the German national final, Unser Lied Für Israel! The six revealed acts are:  Aly RyanBB ThomazGregor Hägele Lilly Among CloudsLinus Bruhn Makeda Purple NDR are still talking to other acts that may also take part. In August NDR’s Head of Entertainment Thomas Schreiber outlined details of the national final, due to take place in February. The acts will no undergo a five day song-writing camp to hone and perfect the songs that they will eventually perform on stage. Recently, Barbara Schöneberger confirmed that she is set to host. Our six Eurovision candidates are working with great passion and concentration on their possible songs for Israel in the Song Writing Camp It is a pleasure to watch them. Thomas schreiber In the meantime, why don’t you have a go at our trivia quiz on Germany from yesterday? Diese Sechs sind sicher im Vorentscheid "Unser Lied für Israel" dabei: @alyryanmusic, BB Thomaz, Gregor Hägele, Lilly Among Clouds, @linusbruhn98 und @KedaMusic. 🎤👩‍🎤👨‍🎤🎸 pic.twitter.com/pqrGmPfttc— ESC Deutschland (@eurovisionde) November 8, 2018 Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest Germany has competed in every contest since its beginning in 1956, with the exception of 1996 when they failed to qualify from the …
Eurovision 2019 entries deadline set for March 11th

Eurovision 2019 entries deadline set for March 11th

Today we got the news, that 42 in total will take part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest next year in Tel Aviv. And now, even before knowing one song, we know, that all songs have to be submitted in about 123 days. To be exact on March 11th.  Prepare yourself for the 2019 NF season! Channel 10 announced, that the meeting of the Heads of Delegations will take place from March 10th till March 12th. The Monday of the meeting marks the date, to submit the entry for each country. After that, the EBU has everything they need to prepare for the live shows in May.  For us fans, this means, that the next four month will be packed with lots of national finals and announcements from the participating 42 countries. In less than 123 days we’ll have every song who will compete in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. We probably all know the reason, why we’re going to Tel Aviv next year. Netta won six months ago the competition in Lisbon. As a result we’re going to Tel Aviv for the first time!
42 countries will participate in Eurovision 2019

42 countries will participate in Eurovision 2019

The EBU have announced that 42 countries will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. No big surprises as most of the usual countries will be taking part next year in 2019. The Big Five – United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy and Germany – will all be returning. Russia are now confirmed to participate and on the list.  The one country who will be missed however will be Bulgaria, who announced earlier they will not be participating. Bulgaria have enjoyed a string of great of results in the last three years. Their best was in 2017 when Kristian Kostov’s ‘Beautiful Mess’ came 2nd, just missing out on Bulgaria’s first ever Eurovision win.  “We already know that dreams come true when we saw Netta Barzilai win the Eurovision Song Contest in May and bring the trophy back to Israel for a third time. Netta allowed us to dare to dream and now, as these dreams are being realised, we can’t wait to host the 42 delegations who will aspire to do the same. All of us at KAN are looking forward to welcoming everyone to an exciting and memorable Eurovision Song Contest that will be watched by …
Blink TV looking to attract big names for Australia Decides 2019

Blink TV looking to attract big names for Australia Decides 2019

With the first Australia Decides just around the corner, Blink TV and SBS have revealed a wish list of candidates, including Delta Goodrem, Ricki-Lee and Peking Duk. ‘Hundreds of songs submitted’ As anticipation builds for the newest addition to the national final calendar, new details are beginning to emerge. Such is the hype that the novelty of Australia being in the Eurovision Song Contest draws, it has been rewarded in the level of interest shown by Australian composers. Songwriters and composers were given three weeks to prepare songs for the inaugural national final. Following which, the winner will be the next representative for Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Tel Aviv. This song submission window came to its conclusion yesterday. Despite this short deadline, it didn’t limit the number of entries received. Just last week SBS revealed that hundreds of songs from a range of genres had been submitted. Hundreds of songwriters across Australia have already submitted a diverse mix of songs – from pop to country, ballad to thrash metal, novelty to opera and everything in between.Josh Martin, SBS Commissioning Editor of Entertainment  Prior to Christmas these songs will be made available to the public. …
Five singers to take part in Montevizija 2019

Five singers to take part in Montevizija 2019

After it was announced that the Montengrin broadcaster opened their submissions, the Head of Delegation has revealed further details regarding their selection process. Five singers for Montevizija 2019 According to the Head of Delegation, Nataša Baranin, the national final will include five singers, who will be selected by an expert jury panel. After the five singers are selected, the public will decide the winner during the final of Montevizija 2019, similarly to last year’s selection. As it was already announced, songwriters and composers can submit their songs to the broadcaster. Whereas, the submissions are still underway, once they are closed the submitted songs will be evaluated with the following criteria: Composition – Up to 50 pointsLyrics – Up to 30 pointsProduction potential of the composition – Up to 20 points Montenegro in Eurovision Montenegro made their debut appearance back in 2007 with Stevan Faddy and the song ‘Ajde kroči’. Montenegro’s first final was in 2014 with Sergej Ćetković and ‘Moj svijet’, which managed to place 19th. Meanwhile, their best result came the following year, with Knez and ‘Adio’, which placed 13th in the final. Last year, Vanja Radovanović represented the country with the song ‘Inje’, placing only 16th in the semi-final.  Are you looking …
Mel Giedroyc to host Eurovision: You Decide again

Mel Giedroyc to host Eurovision: You Decide again

She’s been loving the ‘Eurovish’, so why ditch her? In a radio interview, Mel Giedroyc has confirmed that she will once again host the UK national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, called Eurovision: You Decide. West End and Eurovision Radio host Alice Arnold spoke to Mel Giedroyc about her upcoming West End adventure. The TV presenter is set to star in the musical “Company”. The Stephen Sondheim show will be revived this year and will continue until March. Giedroyc will be taking on one of the leading roles in the play, namely that of Sarah. With a packed schedule until March 2019, Arnold just had to ask Giedroyc about her Eurovision plans. When she asked the TV presenter and upcoming musical actress about the night of Eurovision: You Decide, Giedroyc replied: Very kindly, they’ve given me the night off, so I can present the… Gosh, I’ve forgotten the name of the show, that’s awful! When the UK song is chosen. Song for Europe, or at least it used to be!Mel Giedroyc at The Musicals and Theatre Podcast Despite not instantly remembering what the show is called nowadays, Giedroyc will indeed return for another hosting job. She’s been hosting the …
Eleni Foureira to appear as a guest star in Tel Aviv 2019?

Eleni Foureira to appear as a guest star in Tel Aviv 2019?

Following her triumphant and long-awaited participation in Lisbon 2018, it appears that Eurofans cannot get enough of Eleni Foureira. Her career has gone from strength-to-strength since the contest. In light of this, it is rumoured by Greek magazine TV Ethnos that Eleni will be bringing her fuego back to the ESC stage very soon. There are currently no details regarding whether she would perform at either of the semi finals or the grand final on May 25th. Either way, it would be an unprecedented move for a host broadcaster to bring a runner-up act from the previous year to perform at their contest. These coveted slots are usually reserved for native artists to show off the country’s music scene. We won’t talk about Justin Timberlake… Fuego continues to spread across Europe The decision (if true), wouldn’t be entirely surprising, however. Since reaching second place for the first time ever in the history of Cyprus at Eurovision, ‘Fuego’ has spread across Europe. Just recently, it topped the Spanish LOS40 chart and surpassed over 105 million combined views and streams across YouTube and Spotify. Eleni also recently performed a special remix of the song at the LOS40 Music Awards in Madrid. View this …
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