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Iceland: Hatari’s use of Palestine flags pre-agreed by all group members

Controversy erupted within the Expo Tel Aviv and social media this week after the Icelandic band Hatari displayed Palestinian flags during the televoting sequence, and we want to give you the full story. This article takes no political stances nor intends to legitimize the acts of Hatari members, but report the experiences of the group during their time in Tel …

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 …

Eurovision 2019: Who do #YOU think will qualify from Semi-Final 2? (Poll)

The first full dress rehearsal of the second semi-final has now taken place in Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. With eighteen 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 #YOU think will …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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: Malta impressed #YOU the most from day four!

On Tuesday, we asked #YOU which of the day four rehearsals impressed the most from Tel Aviv, and we have the result! Malta won the poll for day four, with 24% of the vote being awarded to Michela Pace’s inventive and colourful performance of “Chameleon”. Second place in our poll went to the current betting odds favourite, Duncan Laurence of …

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

With the Tel Aviv contest now in full swing, we sat down to discuss our thoughts on the rehearsals we saw on day one, and also 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 …

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