Andriy Danylko confirmed that his persona Verka Serduchka has been innovated by the organisers of Eurovision 2019 and he will attend in Tel Aviv.
Mahmood said that he was working on the new version of the song that will contain different elements to the “Soldi” people recognise. He want’s to make it unique and, “I do not want to do something already done”.
It has been officially announced that the Greek entry “Better Love” by Katerine Duska will be presented on March 6th in a special presentation event.
It has been confirmed that Belarusian final will take place on March 7th. As of 2020 there will be a new selection format.
Kobi Marimi has already been selected through “The Next Star” to represent Israel on home soil. Today, it was announced by KAN, the Israeli broadcaster, that Kobi will sing “Home” in Tel Aviv! The song is composed by Ohad Shargai and Inbar Weitzman.
The Head of the Ukrainian national selection process at STB has confirmed that it will not be disqualifying YUKO or MARUV for having performed in Russia.
Ireland’s participation in Eurovision 2019 was a politically tense decision for national broadcaster RTÉ to make. Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show diplomacy was required as RTÉ management responded to calls from both sides of the political divide between June and December last year – before and after Ireland confirmed its participation in this year’s competition. Read the full post here
Bilal Hassani reveals his first big solo concert to take place in L’Olympia on 21 October 2019. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 18:00 and first 100 purcasers will get a chance to attend meet & greet session with the artist.
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The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast in Israel for the first time in an accessible viewing experience for blind, deaf and spectators with cognitive disabilities. “Sign Now” team led by Tomer Levy, a graduate of the Edmond de Rothschild Leadership Program will be responsible for the production of the event for deaf and hearing impaired viewers, while the accessibility to the blind will be conducted by the Central Library for the Blind and Impaired.
In order not to have the votes split between her two entries, and to have a higher chance of winning, Monika Marija decided that she should only perform one song in the Final, that one being “Light On” which won both the votes of the jury and of the public in semi final 1. LRT, Lithuania’s national broadcaster, stated that according to the rules of the national selection, Monika Marija will be fined for withdrawing an entry in the Final.