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EDITORIAL: And the song that best describes my Tel Aviv Eurovision experience is…

…Germany’s “Sister” No wait! Seriously! Come back! Despite all my issues with the staging and presentation of the Germany entry this year, like all Eurovision songs to me, there is value in them, including this song. (And kudos to the two ladies from S!sters constantly making the most of their time in the Eurovision spotlight!)  But let me explain… “I’m …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Semi-Final 2 1st Dress Rehearsal

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)   Good afternoon, Tel Aviv. What an exciting night Semi-Final 1 was!  But no rest for us in the press center, on stage, or behind the cameras as we prepare for the first full-length Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final 2. Today, we will see the first run-through of the show, including the postcards and the interval acts. …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Semi-Final 1 Jury Show

Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)   Good evening, Tel Aviv. After a very long 1st rehearsal and a two hour-break, we are back here at the press center for the Jury Show for Semi-Final 1.   Tonight’s performances will be judged by jurors from the 17 competing countries, plus Israel, France, and Spain. The jury show starts at 9pmCET and our livestream …

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 …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Day Four

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU) Rehearsals for Semi-Final 2 wrap up today. Today, the second half of Semi-Final 2 steps on the stage for the first time. #YOU can watch our livestream below: Today’s rehearsals include: CROATIA – Roko – The Dream MALTA – Michaela – Chameleon LITHUANIA – Jurij Veklenko – Run with the Lions RUSSIA – Sergey Lazarev – …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Day Three

It’s going to be a hot one in Tel Aviv and just in time for Semi-Final 2 rehearsals. Today, the first half of Semi-Final 2 steps on the stage for the first time. #YOU can watch our livestream below: Today’s rehearsals include: ARMENIA – Srbuk – Walking Out IRELAND – Sarah McTernan – 22 LATVIA – Carousel – That Night …

Tel Aviv: Watch our review of day two’s rehearsals

Day 2 of rehearsals of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is complete.  We sat down to discuss our thoughts on the rehearsals we saw today, including which of the performances we rated highly, and which country needs to improve before the second round. #YOU can catch our review of the first day’s rehearsals below; In case #YOU missed it, we …

MARUV’s “Siren Song” wins Vidbir and will represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2019

After two exciting semi-finals, Ukraine’s Vidbir 2019 has selected MARUV and the song, “Siren Song”,  as its representative for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Sixteen acts competed, from which six were selected for the final, with the winner determined by jury and televotes. The show also featured strong performances from Bilal Hassani (singing the France 2019 entry, “Roi”) and Jamala …

Joci Pápai returns to Eurovision after winning Hungary’s A Dal 2019

Three heats and two semi-finals later, we have our winner of A Dal 2019 – Joci Pápai and the song, “Az én apám”! Thirty acts competed, from which 18 semi-finalists, and ultimately 8 finalists, were selected.  were selected for the final. Unlike the previous shows, the jurors announced their scores at the end of the all performances.  From here, four …

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