Yesterday, Amsterdam opened up the city to the fans wishing to see the Eurovision stars of yesteryear in "Amsterdam Is Calling" which was run by OGAE NL. Tonight, the party of all parties will take place as the eyes of the world will be on the nations capital as "Eurovision In Concert 2019", takes place tonight.
This year, thirty three artists will take to the stage, and come from all across Europe, and Australia to shine, and make a great first impression before the Eurovision Song Contest begins in May. The show will for the second time take place at AFAS Live. Last year, it was hosted there for the first time to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the show. It was deemed so popular that the events organisers have decided that the show will come live from here once again. The show will being at 20:00 CET. The artists performing tonight are as follows:
Eurovision 2019 Competing Artists
Jonida Maliqi (Albania)
Kate Miller-Heidke (Australia)
Lake Malawi (Czech Republic)
Darude & Sebastian Rejman (Finland)
Oto Nemsadze (Georgia)
Katerine Duska (Greece)
Joci Pápai (Hungary)
Sarah McTernan (Ireland)
Kobi Marimi (Israel)
Jurij Veklenko (Lithuania)
Anna Odobescu (Moldova)
D Moll (Montenegro)
Duncan Laurence (Netherlands)
Ester Peony (Romania)
Serhat (San Marino)
Nevena Bozovic (Serbia)
Luca Hanni (Switzerland)
Michael Rice (United Kingdom)
Special Guest Performers
Special guest – Nicole (Germany 1982)
Special guest – Dana International (Israel 1998)
Support act – Justine Pelmelay (Netherlands 1989)
Support act – Sieneke (Netherlands 2010)
Support act – Rosina from Harmony (Netherlands 1978)
Once again the show will be hosted by Dutch Eurovision commentator Cornald Maas, his co-host will be Marlayne who represented Netherland's back in 1999.
The doors will open at 18:30, with the support acts performing their entries from 19:30. The show will officially begin at 20:00, with the show expected to end at 23:00. For those lucky enough to have gained tickets, there will also be an after show party straight after with special guests attending. Have you got yours?
The Eurovision pre-party season has officially begun. Amsterdam's is officially the biggest of the lot , and will be followed by Riga, London, Moscow and Madrid. Will you be going to any of them?
The team are here live in Amsterdam, and will be bringing you interviews from the artists very soon. Please check and subscribe to our YouTube channel for these. Who would you like to see us interview? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.