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Eurovision 2019: Who do #YOU think will qualify from Semi-Final 1? (Poll)

The first full dress rehearsal of the first semi-final has now taken place in Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. With seventeen countries taking part, but only ten spots in the final up for grabs, we now have to start asking the difficult questions. Which ten countries are going to make it to Saturday’s show? Vote in our poll below for who …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Semi-Final 1 1st Dress Rehearsal

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)   Good afternoon, Tel Aviv. We are in the press center after taking the morning off to sleep off the late night at EuroClub and an early morning visit to the beach to kick off the very first full-length Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final 1. Today, we will see the first run-through of the show, including the …

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 …

Montenegro: Head of delegation wants expanded Montevizija in 2020

In an interview conducted by esckaz with the Montenegrin head of delegation, Sabrija Vulić, the intention to extend the competition was revealed. Vulić said “My intention next year is to make a big concert,is maybe with 20 songs. Why? This competition is a chance for young musicians to introduce themselves to the public.” This also served as a confirmation that …

Hungary: Joci Pápai “Az én apám is different, it’s very personal to me”

Earlier this week, we spoke to a returning artist in this year’s Eurovision, as Hungary’s Joci Pápai rehearsed for the second time in Tel Aviv. We spoke to the performer about his special connection to Israel, his feelings about returning to the contest and also how “Az én apám” has a special connection to him. #YOU can watch our interview …

Tel Aviv Today: Sunday 11th May (Day 8)

Where yesterday was the longest and most exhausting day so far, today was a little bit less of a rollercoaster. We only had the second half of the second semi-final to look forward to. Let’s take a look at how this day went! The rehearsals started with Croatia, but that wasn’t the first upload of the day on the official …

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 …

Tel Aviv Today: Thursday May 9 (Day Six Roundup)

Firstly an apology for the somewhat delayed posting of the Day Six roundup! I’d love to claim that it was a bank holiday to blame, but in all honesty it was mere forgetfulness! Anyway, here is your roundup from yesterday so you can relive the excitement already! Day Six’s rehearsals that went underway today were for all of the performers …

Cyprus: Tamta “I think everything happens for a reason, so… I’m here now!”

Yesterday, the Greek-Georgian pop star Tamta spoke to us following her second rehearsal of “Replay”, and was happy to chat to our correspondent Fernando! The two spoke about the meaning behind the song and her work with the producers and writers, as well as why she didn’t join the Eurovision family until this year, and showed off her language skills! …

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