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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 …

TONIGHT: Albania decide for Tel Aviv!

The first national final of the 2019 season is already upon us, and once more it’s an early Christmas present from Albania. Tonight, 14 acts will compete in Festivali i Kënges 57, with the winner being given the honour of representing Albania in Tel Aviv! The fourteen acts taking part in tonight’s show are; Gjergj Leka – Një ditë tjetër Jonida …

Italy: RAI reveals remaining Festival di Sanremo participants(Eurovision 2019)

The Italian broadcaster RAI previously revealed 12 acts that are set to take part in Festival di Sanremo 2019. Today, the second half of acts has been revealed which means we now have the names of all participants.  The Sanremo festival is the most popular song contest in Italy and the winner of the festival is given the option to …

Cyprus: It’s official! Tamta to perform “Replay” by Alex Papaconstantinou at Eurovision

After a series of not-so-subtly dropped hints and rumors, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation officially announced that Tamta Goduadze, popularly known as Tamta, will represent Cyprus with the Alex Papaconstantinou (Alex P) penned track “Replay” at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tamta, 37, born in Tbilisi, Georgia, had long been rumored to be attached to either Greece …

Italy: RAI confirms first names for Sanremo 2019

With the rumour mill constantly swirling in many countries for the upcoming Eurovision season, it is now the turn of Italy to shed some light on their 2019 plans. During the broadcast of Sanremo Giovani, the Italian national broadcaster RAI confirmed the names of some of the participating acts in the main competition next year, and – surprise surprise – …

France: Snippets released of all ‘Destination Eurovision’ entries

France’s Destination Eurovision was the surprise hit of 2018, with a highly competitive and quality selection combined with a sleek presentation and a fan favourite winner. With the comptition returning to select France’s artist for Tel Aviv, there is no wonder that the excitement is building. We recently reported that some of the songs had been released online, however the …

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