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France: Here are your favourites in Destination Eurovision Semi 1

Earlier this week we asked #YOU, our wonderful readers, to vote for who were your favourites in the first semi-final of Destination Eurovision. With over 250 individual votes cast we now have a result, including one favourite in particular and your four qualifiers. In first place it’s Bilal Hassani and “Roi” with 26% of the vote, and your overall favourite …

Romania: Bella Santiago receives a wildcard among a few changes

Originally, 24 acts were picked to fight for the title of representing Romania in Tel-Aviv, however with some changes, we now have 25 acts. If you don’t remember who the 24 acts exactly were, don’t worry, since you can see the full list by clicking here. Among the 24 original named artists, we had Dan Bittman with his song “Pierd“, …

Transgender contestant Anastasia confirmed to appear on Georgian Idol

After a week of speculation on social media, the Georgian Public Broadcaster officially confirmed today that transgender singer Anastasia will appear on this Saturday’s episode of Sakartvelos Varsk’vlavi, the Georgian version of the Idol franchise and the country’s selection process for their representative at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eagle-eyed fans caught a brief glimpse of Anastasia on the …

JOWST releases “Everybody Knows…”, the song rejected by the BBC

UKxJOWST will be a familiar story to most Eurovision fans who follow the artist on Twitter, or indeed follow the contest’s latest developments on the social media site. Late in 2018, it was confirmed by JOWST, the Norwegian producer who finished 10th in Kyiv 2017 with “Grab The Moment”, that he had had his applications for the British national selection …

France: Who is your favourite in the first Destination Eurovision semi?

The songs and selections will start to come thick and fast now, and the first automatic finalists of the 2019 contest to kick off their selection process will be France. The first semi-final of Destination Eurovision, the newly revamped and much-anticipated French selection (now in its second year), will take place this Saturday. Nine acts are in the running to …

Serbia 2019: Meet the participants of Beovizija

The Serbian national broadcaster, RTS, has just published the 24 participants of the upcoming national selection – Beovizija 2019 The festival will be held at the end of February and, although the exact dates are still unknown, it will most likely consist of two semifinals and a final. In the participant list you will see some familiar faces such as …

Finland to make UMK announcement on January 29th

Finland will seemingly continue down the route of internally selecting an artist in 2019, with YLE confirming the reveal of the Finnish artist(s) will take place on Tuesday 29th January. Confirming the news in a Tweet, the Finnish broadcaster responsible for the country’s entry for Eurovision has reaffirmed that Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will still be held on Saturday 2nd March, …

Watch: Reacting to the songs from the Czech Republic

A couple of days ago, we reported on the names and songs to fight for the Czech ticket to Tel Aviv. The eight tracks that are in contention to represent the Czech Republic are; Andrea Holá – Give Me a Hint Jakub Ondra – Space Sushi Barbora Mochowa – True Colors Jara Vymer – On My Knees Tomáš Boček – Don’t Know Why Lake Malawi …

Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 participants announced

The official Ukrainian Eurovision feed on Twitter has confirmed the exciting news we were all waiting for; the 16 participants of Vidbir 2019 have been announced! The Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has revealed the names, and they are; KAZKA Brunettes Shoot Blondes Ivan Navi Letay The Hypnotunez Freedom Jazz Braii Vera Kekelia Tayanna Bahroma Laud Yuko Anna Maria KiRA MAZUR Khayat …

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