Since the very first edition of A Dal in 2012, the first heat of the 2019 edition which was held on Saturday is the second least watched show ever, with 273,000 viewers. The only show seen by less people was the first semi final of the 2017 edition, which was held on a Friday evening. Last year’s first heat of A Dal was seen by over 405,000 viewers, which makes this year’s viewing figures lower by almost 35%!
On January 25th at 11:30 CET NRK will present the MGP participants
Aurelian Temișan and Ilinca Avram will present Eurovision Romania shows. The well-known artist and TVR star will repeat the experience of the Golden Stag International Festival, where they presented the Anniversary Gala.
In an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 (“Mako”), stage designer Florian Wieder promised an unforgettable event and revealed more details about the contest and his Jewish origins.
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Austrian entrant in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and member of the international jury, revealed that the voted for «True colors» by Barbora Mochowa. The same song was voted by the 2018 Danish entrant Rasmussen.
BTRC announced call for songs. Submissions due on 31/1 and the national final will take place no later than 8/3.
The fan-favorite and the two time runner-up of Vidbir – Ukraine’s Eurovision selection, Tayanna has announced that she is withdrawing from this year’s edition of the Ukrainian selection!
“Friends, greetings! I have an important message for you. Yesterday evening I adopted a very difficult but conscious decision. I will no longer participate in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. I believe that it will be better for everyone. I hope you treat it with respect and appreciation. Sometimes the universe does not give you something to something, not because you do not deserve it, but because you deserve something else. To confirm this, I feel that right now I have to make this choice. I’m sure there will be artists who did not get to the list of participants, but who need a ticket to Israel more than I do. And over time, I still realized that the main competition in the life of a creative person is a competition with myself. It is possible to win a victory in it only under one condition – to be sincere and to have the power to make difficult decisions. I respect and love our whole team that believes in me and all this time did everything to achieve this ambitious goal. But I say no. Enough. At the moment, I’m immersed in what really captures me – recording a new album and preparing for a solo concert. I am grateful to all for support all this time. This is very important to me and it inspires me. I beat everyone with my music!”
RTCG has invited director Darko Kamarit to work on Montevizija show. He has many years of experience in similar projects. “I was one of the founders of Beovizija, the executive producer of Eurovision 2008, I was with Marija in Helsinki… Three Budva festivals. Music is my life,” Kamarit said.
Semifinal jury of the Latvian preselection Supernova will be made of Latvian Radio 5 – Pieci.lv music editor DJ Rudd, experienced musicians Linda Leen and Ralfs Eilands, as well as Radio SWH program producer, musician Artis Dvarionas.
Running order of Estonian Eesti Laul semifinals was revealed today at the meeting of the participants with the organizers in the ERR Press Room. Producer of the show, Tomi Rahula, also confirmed that Maarja-Liis Ilus will appear as guest of the first semifinal.
Semifinal 1 – 31 January
01. The Swingers, Tanja & Birgit “High Heels In The Neighbourhood”
02. Marko Kaar “Smile”
03. xtra basic & Emily J “Hold Me Close”
04. Johanna Eendra “Miks sa teed nii?”
05. Stefan “Without You”
06. Sandra Nurmsalu “Soovide puu”
07. Jennifer Cohen “Little Baby El”
08. Sofia Rubina (ft. Janika Tenn) “Deep Water”
09. Öed “Öhuloss”
10. Victor Crone “Storm”
11. Ranele “Supernova”
12. Inger “Coming Home”
Semifinal 2 – 2 February
01. Synne Valtri “I’ll Do It My Way”
02. Iseloomad “Kaks miinust”
03. Lumevärv ft. Inga “Milline päev”
04. Sissi “Strong”
05. Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk “Parmumäng”
06. Kadiah “Believe”
07. Kaia Tamm “Wo sind die Katzen?”
08. Kerli Kivilaan “Cold Love”
09. Grete Paia “Kui isegi kaotan”
10. Lacy Jay “Halleluja”
11. Around The Sun “Follow Me Back”
12. Uku Suviste “Pretty Little Liar”
In the STB pavillion took place draw of the running order of the semifinal of Ukrainian national Eurovision preselection. MARUV will replace TAYANNA, who has earlier announced her withdrawal.
Semifinal 1 (9 February)
1. The Hypnotunez
3. VERA KEKELIA
7. Brunettes Shoot Blondes
Semifinal 2 (16 February)
1. Ivan NAVI
2. ANNA MARIA
4. KiRA MAZUR
8. Freedom Jazz