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Latvia: Aivo Oskis “The inspiration for this song is a girl from my high school”

The first of three Latvia interviews we’ll be posting today (you lucky people!) is from Aivo Oskis, a singer-songwriter who has been on numerous talent shows but is now hoping to make it to the biggest one of all. We spoke to Aivo about the inspiration behind his song and his taste in movies! Hello Aivo! First of all thank you …

Latvia: Our reviews of the Supernova entries – Semi-Final 1

Latvia’s long-awaited return of Supernova is tonight, with the national selection now running into its fifth year. Can the show produce another Eurovision finalist to improve its record? We may become a step closer to finding out tonight. Eight acts will take part in the first semi-final, so we thought it best as a service to #YOU to listen to …

Destination Eurovision: #YOU want Seemone to represent France in Tel Aviv

It is finally happening, the French Show Destination Eurovision is coming to a close tonight when the French viewers and International juries will choose the act that is going to represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.    After two nailbiting Semi-Finals, the field of contenders was narrowed down from 19 to 8. Now the …

Hungary: Who is your Favourite in the second heat of A Dal?

  Tonight, Hungary continues its quest to find a star for Eurovision 2019 and follow in the footsteps of heavy metal band AWS, who kept Hungary’s qualification streak intact in Lisbon. With all of the last eight Hungarian entries reaching the Eurovision final, there’s no pressure on this year’s crop to maintain the record. Ten acts will take to the …

Australia: SBS announces two more songs for “Eurovision – Australia Decides”

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and Blink TV have added two more songs to the six already released for the upcoming “Eurovision – Australia Decides” national selection. Last week, SBS surprised us when they announced the participation of chart-topping rock band Killing Heidi’s singer Ella Hooper, and today she released her entry “Data Dust.” An alternative rocker in the style …

Macedonia (FYR) announces Tamara Todevska for Tel Aviv!

The Macedonian national broadcaster MRT has confirmed a familiar face for Tel Aviv, as Tamara Todevska will be their 2019 representative. Todevska is no stranger to the contest, having participated in Belgrade back in 2008 with Vrčak and Adrijan Gaxha. The group was unable to qualify from the second semi-final with their song “Let Me Love You”, which resulted in …

Do Semis Really Matter? – The Importance of a Good Semi Result

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. It occurred to me last week, during the results live stream after the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision, that the debate had centred on which of the two semi-final winners would be the …

Netherlands: Is this the Dutch entry for Tel Aviv? [UPDATED]

Eagle-eyed fans of the contest seem to have found a demo for the Dutch entry for this year’s contest, although this has not yet been confirmed by the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS. The song, entitled “I Miss You” and of course performed by Duncan Laurence, has surfaced on YouTube in the past few hours courtesy of the Planet ESC channel. The …

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