We hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the next few weekends, as things are about to get busy across the continent (and beyond), as the nations of Eurovision 2019 begin to pick and choose their entrants for Tel Aviv.
Tonight, no less than four countries will hold selection shows, with three of these continuing their journey as one more begins their process for 2019. But what does tonight hold in store for us, and where can #YOU watch tonight’s events? Let us walk you through it…
🇫🇷 FRANCE – Destination Eurovision – Semi-Final 2 (21:00 CET)
France continue their journey to select their star for Tel Aviv tonight, with nine more acts set to take to the stage, but only four of the acts can reach next weekend’s final. Netta will be a special guest performer for the French audience tonight, making her first selection show appearance of the year as the reigning champion.
The nine acts taking part tonight are as follows;
- Doutson – Sois un bon fils
- Emmanuel Moire – La promesse
- Gabriella – On cherche encore (Never Get Enough)
- Noémie – Ma petite familie
- PhilipElise – Madame la paix
- Seemone – Tous les deux
- The Divaz – La voix d’Aretha
- Tracy de Sá – Por aqui
- Ugo – Ce qui me blesse
Alongside the French public, five international jurors will deliberate over the songs; Armenia mark their second appearance with Anushik Ter-Ghukasyan, alongside Austria’s Zoë Straub, Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef, Georgia’s Natia Mshvenieradze and Christer Björkman for Sweden.
#YOU can follow the show live on the stream HERE, and we will provide updates tonight including the final result. Make sure to have your say in our poll HERE and we will reveal your winner this evening!
🇬🇪 GEORGIA – Sakartvelos Varsk’vlavi – Show 3 (21:00 CET)
The auditions continue in Georgia for the next Georgian Idol, with more contestants set to perform for the judging panel, as the acts begin to be whittled down. Who will make it through to the next stage and stay in the race to represent Georgia in Tel Aviv?
#YOU can follow the show HERE. In the meantime check out the trailer for tonight’s show below. We will bring a report on what happened in Georgia later tonight!
🇭🇺 HUNGARY – A Dal – Heat 1 (19:30 CET)
Hungary’s A Dal kicks off once again this evening, with the first ten acts set to compete for the affections of the public and jury. Six of tonight’s ten acts will qualify for the semi-final round; five through a combination of jury voting and televoting, with one last wildcard qualifier decide by a final televote. This year’s jury will consist of Feró Nagy (lead singer of the band Beatrice), Lilla Vincze (lead singer of Napoleon Boulevard and 2018 panellist), Misi Mező (singer and guitarist of Magna Cum Laude) and Miklós Both (award-winning performer and composer).
The ten acts set to take part tonight are as follows;
- Timi Antal ft. Gergő Demko – Kedves Világ!
- Olivér Berkes – Világítótorony
- DENIZ – Ide várnak vissza
- Barni Hamar – Wasted
- Konyha – Százszor visszajátszott
- Nomad – A remény hídjai
- Gergő Oláh – Hozzád bújnék
- Rozina Pátkai – Frida
- Gergő Szekér – Madár, repülj!
- László Váray – Someone Who Lives Like This
Among the notable artists in this heat are Olivér Berkes, returning to A Dal for the third time, three-time participant and X Factor winner Gergő Oláh and award winning musician Rozina Pátkai.
#YOU can follow the show live HERE, and we will bring all of the results as and when we have them!
🇮🇱 ISRAEL – HaKokhav Ha’Ba (20:15 CET)
Israel’s selection continues tonight with just twelve acts left in the running to represent the host nation of Eurovision 2019. The acts will be paired into duels with some of the lucky twelve unfortunately leaving the competition at this stage.
The twelve acts left in the running are;
- Maya Bouskilla
- Klara Sabag
- Osher Biton
- Daniel Barzilai
- Kobi Marimi
- Avraham de Carvalho
- Ofri Calfon
- Danielle Mazuz
- Shalva Band
#YOU can follow the next stage of the Israeli selection live from 20:15 CET HERE.
🇱🇹 LITHUANIA – „Eurovizijos“ dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka – Heat 2 (20:00 CET)
After a week’s break, the Lithuanian selection is back with more acts hoping to reach the next stage. Participating in tonight’s heat are (number in brackets is jury score);
- Tiramisu – The Smell of Your Eyes (0)
- Giedrius Nakas – Klaidos (4)
- Justina Žukauskaitė – Hit Me Harder (2)
- Lukas Bartaška – River of Hope (8)
- Paola Hart – I’ll Be Alright (8)
- Valdas Lacko – Dare (0)
- Emilija Gogolytė – Riddle (6)
- Edgaras Lubys – To The Sky (10)
- Donata Virbilaitė – Doing the Loop (1)
- Gražvydas Sidiniauskas – Another Movie (5)
- Justina Budaitė-Junà – Strength of a Woman (12)
- BANZZZAI – I Don’t Care (0)
- Original Copy – Power of Sounds (3)
The jury have already made their decision known, but this combined with the televote of the Lithuanian public will decide which six acts make it through to the next stage.
#YOU can follow the show from Lithuania’s selection on the live stream HERE, and we will bring all of the results as we have them later!
Which show will #YOU be watching? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below in the comments and on social media!