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Slovenia: EMA 2019 participants revealed (Eurovision 2019)

The Slovenian broadcaster has released the names of the 10 acts that are going to take part in EMA, the Slovenian National selection show.  After Lea Sirk’s successful participation in 2018, which brought Slovenia back to the Grand Final, the people in charge decided to keep the Selection system in place. A total of 103 entries were received which were …

Vidbir: Ukrainian artists announcement expected in January

Confirmation of the artists taking place in 2019’s edition of Vidbir is expected in “less than a month” by UA:PBC, with the corporation also posting a number of teasing tweets regarding which acts may be part of the Ukrainian selection. Less than in a month we will introduce the list of participants of #Vidbir2019 to start an exciting #Eurovision season …

Montenegro: Montevizija final set for February 9th

Montenegro’s national broadcaster RTCG has today confirmed that the national selection for the Balkan nation, Montevizija 2019, will take place on Saturday 9th February. The competition will see five participants fight for the Montenegrin spot at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, with the line-up including 2009 participant Andrea Demirović, who returns with an entry in Montenegrin alongside the other four …

Albania: How does “Ktheju tokës” compare to previous entries? Vote now

On Saturday, Albania became the first country in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest to select their song in a national selection, as Festivali i Këngës concluded. It was Jonida Maliqi’s “Ktheju tokës” which won out in the end, and the 36 year old performer from Tirana will fly to Tel Aviv in May to defend the Balkan nation’s honour at …

Israel: Dana International will perform at Eurovision in 2019

Dana International, who won Eurovision for Israel in 1998 and also represented the nation in 2011, has confirmed to an audience in Israel that she has been invited to perform during Eurovision 2019. According to the JC, the performer will be involved with proceedings in Tel Aviv, and further emphasised that it is irrelevant where the contest is held as …

Romania: Listen to the currently released Selecția Națională songs now

Following the announcement of the participating artists and their songs for the Romanian selection, Selecția Națională, a lot of the artists seem to have jumped the gun and released their potential Eurovision entries, including those of 2006 entrant Mihai Trăistariu (M I H A I), 2003 entrant Nicoleta Alexandru (Nicola), America’s Got Talent performer Laura Bretan and pop singer Xonia. We …

Czech Republic: Broadcaster shares hints for national selection participants

With just a few weeks to go until the announcement of the eight acts hoping to defend the Czech Republic’s honour in Tel Aviv, the national broadcaster Česká televize has unveiled some hints on which acts will be taking part. We had previously reported that 4 female soloists, 3 male soloists and a group were expected to enter the Czech selection. …

France: More details revealed about Destination Eurovision 2019

France’s national broadcaster responsible for organising the Eurovision entry of the country, France 2, has confirmed that we are merely weeks away from the competition beginning!   Destination Eurovision, now in its second year as the selection process for France, will kick off on January 12th with the first of two live semi-final shows, and with the second following a …

Albania: Jonida Maliqi chosen for Tel Aviv!

Following tonight’s Festivali i Këngës final, we have our first song of the 2019 season – it’s Jonida Maliqi with “Ktheju tokës”! In a marathon final where all fourteen finalists performed their songs again, including two second performances from Marko Strazimiri & Imbro and Eranda Libohova after technical issues during their first, the singer was chosen by the assembled jury …

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