Estonia | Eesti Laul Semi Final One - Who advanced to the Final?
Tonight marked the start of Estonia's national selection - 'Eesti Laul' - with the first twelve artists performing in a bid to advance to the grand final - to be held on Saturday 16th February. In a change to the format for 2019, instead of there only being 10 songs in the final, 6 from each semi final will advance with 12 making the final. Tonight we saw the first six advance. In another format change, the semi finals were aired live instead of the usual pre-recorded set-up
Belgium | Eurovision Song To Be Revealed On February 28th
The broadcaster responsible for Belgium's Eurovision entry this year, RTBF, have revealed that the song that Eliot Vassamillet will sing in Tel Aviv will be revealed on February 28th. The channel have not confirmed that name of the song in which Eliot will sing, but if rumors are to be believed, he will perform the entry "Wake Up" later next month. Regardless, all will be confirmed in February. What we do know is that Pierre Dumoulin from Roscoe group will pen the song that
Finland | Darude Announced as Finnish Act for Eurovision 2019
Today, during a live press conference the announcement was made that Darude will represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. We now can expect to see their three competing national final songs released weekly in the lead up to the national final UMK. Finnish broadcaster has opted for the same selection process as used last year - when an artist is internally selected and then the national final 'Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu' (UMK) will be used to decide which song the p
Austria | PAENDA Revealed As Artist For Eurovision 2019
This morning the Austrian artist for Eurovision 2019 was announced and it will be PAENDA representing Austria in the forthcoming. PAENDA began writing songs at a young age and then deciding that music was more than just a passion for her, she moved to Vienna to study jazz music. Nowadays, PAENDA has a unique electric style of music (as well as her electric blue hair!) similar to indie pop with a high focus on electro-synths. Speaking to the EBU about her decision to represent
Georgia | Eight Singers remain in contention to represent Georgia
This year Georgia have opted for a new selection method after last years internal selection did not pay off. The Georgian representative for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be the winner of 'Georgian Idol'. Auditions started to air earlier this month and the competition has already been whittled down to a Top 8 who will all now perform in the live finals to win the show and get to compete in Tel Aviv for Georgia. The eight finalists - in clockwise from the top left in t
Austria | Will it be a Styrian artist for Austria?
Us Eurovision fans are often like detectives, always looking for clues to who will represent which country. And today Austria decided to drop one more clue. According to the website "Eurovision Austria", the Austrian artist who will sing for the country in Tel Aviv will hail from the state, or to be exact Bundesland, of Styria. The artist will also be female, and will be announced on the 29th of January on the popular 'Ö3 Alarm Clock Show'. Styria has two previous notable con
Eurovision 2019 | Semi Final draw complete, who's singing against who?
Tonight, the semi final draw for Eurovision 2019 took place in Tel Aviv, hosted by two of the four hosts for the competition itself, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub. 18 nations will compete in each semi-final, all hoping to grab one of the ten qualification spots up for grabs from each heat, it was also decided which semi-finals the Big Five and hosts Israel will vote in and therefore are required to broadcast live. They shall also perform their entries in the jury final of their co
Czechia | Lake Malawi will represent Czech Republic at Eurovision 2019
Earlier this month, the eight competing songs in the Czech national final were released online following the same format as last years Czech national selection. The online national final see's an international jury of Eurovision stars vote for their favourites along with a free televote via the official Eurovision app. After a week-long results reveal we now have the winner and the act representing the Czech Republic at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest is ... Lake Malawi. Thr
Slovenia | Snippets of EMA songs have been released
Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO have released snippets of the ten songs that will compete in EMA this year on their official website, rtvslo.si, which you can check out via this link https://www.rtvslo.si/svet-zabave/ema/video-prisluhnite-kako-zvenijo-pesmi-z-letosnje-eme/478329 A total of ten artists will be battling it out to win the ticket to Tel Aviv: KIM - Rhythm Back To You Renata Mohorič - Three Bridges René - Ne poveš (You Do Not Say) Fed Horses - You Do Not Know Horses
Romania | First six acts qualify to Selectia Nationala Finale
Tonight's highlight from Eurovision season was Romania's first semi-final, taking place in Iasi, the Romanian historical capital. The first Romanian show gave the opportunity to show their best to 11 contestants, and so they delivered what they have best, celebrating tonight with exceptional voices and spectacular shows! After the 11 performances, a national jury will qualify 5 acts and, from the other 6, only one more will be saved by the televote! The 5 semi-finalists that