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TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

From the end of the contest in Lisbon last year and the build up to Tel Aviv’s selection as a host city, from the first submissions back in September, the first selection in December, all the way through the cold winter months with hundreds of potential entries and on through the preview parties and endless media events, the time has …

Tel Aviv Today (Day 14)

It seems like we just started with the first rehearsals yesterday, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Today is already the 14th day of Eurovision in Tel Aviv. The Grand Final is tomorrow and on Sunday we will all have to look for something to fill that big void. But what happened today actually? Firstly, after midnight we …

Who do #YOU think will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019? (Poll)

Following two nail-biting semi-finals and, according to Jon Ola Sand, some incredibly close results, we finally have our 26 runners and riders in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest final. The twenty deserving qualifiers from the semi-finals join Israel and the Big 5 in tomorrow’s big show, but of course only one can win. And that’s where #YOU come in! We …

Tel Aviv Today: Monday, May 13 (Day Ten)

The rubber hit the road today as we embarked on the very first set of jury rehearsals for Semi-Final 1. 50% of the act’s score was determined by the performances in the Jury Rehearsal tonight, and the acts went up in the exact order they will at tomorrow night’s Semi-Final 1: 🇨🇾 Cyprus: Tamta – “Replay” 🇲🇦 Montenegro: D mol …

Tel Aviv Today: Sunday May 12 (Day Nine Roundup)

Day Nine saw the final round of second rehearsals of 2019 with the six prequalified countries having a further chance to perform and perfect their acts. We also had the orange (yellowy-red?) carpet event in the evening to mark the beginning of the contest itself! From now on, the performances count – Monday, Wednesday and Friday are the performances for …

Which Big 5 & host rehearsal impressed #YOU the most?

Yesterday afternoon, we saw the Big 5 (France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany) and our host nation Israel rehearse on the Tel Aviv stage for the first time, marking the occasion of seeing all 41 countries perform on the Eurovision stage! Since this is all new and exciting, we wanted to know which performances #YOU were impressed by the …

The “Expert” Panel reviews France: Bilal Hassani – Roi | (Eurovision 2019)

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is returning once again! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified to judge anything, we certainly have strong opinions, so our staff and editors got together to review all 41 of the songs taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel this May.  …

France: Bilal Hassani releases official video of Roi

The winner of Destination Eurovision, Bilal Hassani released the official video of Roi, the entry that he will sing in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. He won the final on 26 January 2019, with a total of 200 points earning the backing of both the french jury and the french public. The video was directed …

Forum Ranking Game: Albania wins round one!

Over on our forum, the members of our online community have been posting their rankings of the 2019 entries so far, with a new winner decided each week. The first round of Eurovision 2019 has just concluded, and it is Albania that has come out on top in the three-nation face-off. Round One results In a poll where 68 members …

French representative Bilal Hassani files suit in court to stop death threats

According to an interview with La Parisien this morning, Bilal Hassani’s attorney Étienne Deshoulières filed a suit on the Destination Eurovision winner’s behalf this morning for “insults, incitement to hatred and violence and homophobic threats.” The 19-year-old Parisian singer of Moroccan heritage is, unfortunately, no stranger to negative and hateful comments regarding his sexuality, appearance and Islamic family before, though Deshoulières filed …

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