Isilda Gomes, Mayor of Câmara de Portimão, explained that offering assistance to RTP for Festival da Canção 2019 (accommodation, nutrition etc.) hard no financial contract and gain from RTP.
After the dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s final, the Swedish fan club Melodifestivalklubben asked the audience who was their favourite. The winner tonight was John Lundvik with 34.8 percent of the votes!
Joci Pápai has been preparing for the Eurovision Song Contest. Joci worked on the final version of his entry “Az én apám”:
“I’m a maximalist and very critical of myself. During my A DAL performances, we continually made changes, but even after the final I felt that something was missing, so I went to the studio few days ago. I wanted to make sure that I had no shortcomings with the song. So my conscience is clear that I was able to polish something. I could not sleep until we finished, but now I feel the strength there was not before”, singer said at “Talpra magyar!” program on Petőfi Rádió.
Last weekend, Lithuanian representative Jurijus went to Switzerland, where he met the songwriters of the song Run With The Lions. “I went to Switzerland on Sunday evening, one of the songwriters, Pele Loriano, who lives in Switzerland, met me. And the other songwriter, Eric Lumiere, came specifically from Los Angeles. They don’t waste time – if you’re already working, it’s a full leg. This time, only Ashley Hicklin, who lives in Edinburgh, was unable to be present, but with him I have recorded the first version of the song”. The artist says it is hard work to record a song. “Everything had to be rewritten – every vocal line had a lot of different fixes. We recorded maybe 9 hours, and 4 more – we sat up and managed the vocals. I had to sit down on the couch in the studio, too, ”says a Lithuanian representative. Jurijus will attend promotional events in London, Amsterdam and Madrid. He says he is not interested in partying, but for him concerts are more important.