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Big Poll: Netherlands is your current favourite in Eurovision 2019!

With all of the songs revealed for this year’s contest, we asked #YOU to tell us which of this year’s acts #YOU wanted to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – and boy, you didn’t dissapoint! Over 800 votes have been cast in the poll so far, and it already seems that there is a clear leader. The Netherlands’ Duncan …

Three former Eurovision representatives released new songs this weekend!

We always love when previous Eurovision representatives release new song. Although we are in the middle of the national selection season, 3 artists released new material this weekend. Jessika, the 2018 representative for San Marino released No La Conoces ( You don’t know her). The song sang mostly in English & has a very spanish flavour. You can listen to …

Denmark Calling: Leonora will be going to Tel Aviv!

The 49th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix has officially concluded after a night of pure entertainment and amazing performances. 10 hopefuls left their hearts and souls in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, but only three acts could advance to the superfinal. The acts in contention for the Danish slot in Tel Aviv were as follows: Simone Emilie – Anywhere …

Greek and Israeli song titles revealed for 2019

The national broadcasters of Greece and Israel have confirmed their artists’ song titles for Tel Aviv. Greece’s internal selection of singer-songwriter Katerine Duska will see her perform “Better Love” in the second half of the first semi-final on 14th May, co-written between Duska and indie-pop performer Leon of Athens. The entry is set to be revealed on Thursday 7th March. …

Israel: Kobi Marimi wins HaKokhav HaBa 2019!

After a marathon run in the competition’s fifth year, Israel’s artist on home soil has been decided – it’s Kobi Marimi to Tel Aviv! The 27-year-old singer from Ramat Gan, a city close to this year’s host city, won the Israeli selection process HaKokhav HaBa this evening and will therefore represent Israel in 2019. נראה שקובי מרימי רק מתחיל לפתוח …

Israel: Shalva withdraws, Icelandic Eurovision contestant slammed for anti-Semitic remarks

Iceland’s representative for Eurovision 1997, Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, caused controversy yesterday when he made remarks considered to be anti-Semitic in an interview with radio station Rás 1. A leading voice in Iceland in the boycott of Iceland’s participation in Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Hjálmtýsson, who performed as Paul Oscar with 20th placed “Minn histi dans” in 1997, made comments that many …

Israeli Culture Minister writes to EBU to reconsider rehearsal times

Israel’s Sport and Culture Minister Miri Regev wrote to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today asking that they reconsider the rehearsal time line before the Grand Final, so that Israel’s potential contestants could both participate in and observe Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, at the same time. Per EBU rules, the final rehearsal before the Grand Final must be …

British artists call on BBC to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel

With the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Eurovision: You Decide coming on February 8, 2019, over 50 prominent British performers, composers and writers wrote an open letter in The Guardian to call on the BBC to press the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to relocate Eurovision 2019 from Israel. These artists, including former Genesis frontman and solo artist Peter Gabriel, film directors …

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