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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 …

Latvia: Double Faces Eels “The song is a mantra for people who are facing obstacles”

Next up for our series of interviews with the Latvian hopefuls is the band Double Faced Eels. We spoke to their lead singer Reinis Straume ahead of their Supernova debut, about the time he screamed until he nearly fainted and how the band ended up with their curious name… Hello Double Faced Eels! First of all thank you for your …

Poland confirm internal selection, announcement on February 8th

While things have been a little bit quiet on the Polish front, today the national broadcaster TVP finally confirmed how the central European nation would be selecting its Eurovision 2019 entrant. An internal selection by the broadcaster will be used for the first time since the selection of Monika Kuszyńska in 2015, although the channel will be accepting submissions from …

Belarus: BTRC reveals details for National Final; could Mihai be entering?

The country of Belarus, one of the last to kick off their process for Eurovisio 2019, have begun preparations for their national final, officially opening the submission period for entries. Interested artists have until January 31st (a week from tomorrow!) to submit their entries, with live auditions being held shortly after then. Many fans may remember last year’s audition round, …

United Kingdom: 6 names for You Decide

In just about a little more than 2 weeks time, the United Kingdom will have selected their entry for the upcoming contest in Tel Aviv, but today their finally revealed which acts are up for the Eurovision challenge! Once again, the national broadcaster in the United Kingdom, the BBC, has decided to go with their national final method “Eurovision: You …

Latvia: Līga Rīdere “This song is a promise to my husband”

With Supernova fast approaching this weekend, we got to speak to another of the artists in the Latvian selection this year. Enter Līga Rīdere, a former X Factor participant and veterinarian who is hoping to make waves with her Supernova entry “Būšu tepat”. Hello Līga Rīdere! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you …

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