Singer Anna Odobescu revealed in an interview with TVR Moldova some details about her performance at the Eurovision 2019 Festival in Tel Aviv. “It will be a purely artistic moment, as it has not been for many years at Eurovision. We want to put art in the foreground and not the special effects,” he said, guaranteeing that his performance would not have recourse to any graphic or technical element.
Romanian national broadcaster confirms that TVR approved 100,000 Euros budget for Ester Peony’s stage performance. We wonder what for!
Ireland are going retro! Sarah McTernan, their entrant this year, has confirmed her staging plans for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest on the Ray D’Arcy Show earlier today. “22” will have the vibe of a 50s diner, the singer said.
Romanian broadcaster TVR has revealed that Ilinca will be revealing the points from the Romanian jury in Tel Aviv. Ilinca represented her country alongside Alex Florea at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. The duo finished in 7th place in the Grand Final with the song “Yodel It!”.
Victor Crone finally answered the question of whether Saara Kadaku staying in Estonia would be replaced by someone else on the Eurovision Song Contest. “There is no girl. The concept is relatively similar, but no girls are on stage, I’m just myself,” Crone said in “Vikerhommik”. Saara stays away from the big show because she keeps wedding plans and performs at home. But Crone is confident that everything is going well for Eurovision. “There are some changes, such as Sarah is not there and there are some camera angles that are not the same because the stage is bigger. Two and a half weeks is time, but everything is still not in place. I think all countries are a bit panic, but I am heard that this is every year, “Crone said.
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Michael Rice and Kylie Minogue met in Graham Norton show
Tamta landed safe and sound in Tel Aviv
Hatari landed in London on their way to Tel Aviv
Remixes of Walking Out have been released. What do you think?
Paenda met with Russkaja and performed LIMITS together. Russkaja are a ska punk band from Vienna, Austria. The band’s sound (defined by themselves as “Russian Turbo Polka Metal”) is characterised by polka, ska and traditional Russian music. The band was founded in 2005 by former Stahlhammer vocalist Georgij Makazaria. Signed to the independent Austrian label Chat Chapeau since 2006, they later changed to Napalm Records.
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Have you met the Mini Hatari? Well you will love the following video for sure
Katerine Duska’s stage presentation will be a renaissance tableau vivant. A tableau vivant (often shortened to tableau, plural: tableaux vivants), French for ‘living picture’, is a static scene containing one or more actors or models. They are stationary and silent, usually in costume, carefully posed, with props and/or scenery, and may be theatrically lit. It thus combines aspects of theatre and the visual arts.
Head of Delegation, Maksimovic says that members of the group “D mol”, as well as members of the delegation, are not burdened with placement. “That’s good, because Montenegro will never make some spectacular placement,” Maksimovic said. For the show in Tel Aviv, the famous director Gorcin Stojanovic is in charge, while Stasa Stojanovic takes care of the choreography. Dejan Božović signed the music and arrangement for the song “Heaven”.
There are more than 20 people in the official belarusian delegation. This is a creative team – choreographers, vocal teacher, Director-Director of show, backing vocals and ballet, stylists, as well as staff of belteleradiokompanii, who will follow the preparation of the singer to the forum on the air at once two tv channels of the country – ” Belarus 1 “” And “Belarus 24”.
Listen to the new acoustic version of Kate Miller-Heidke’s song ‘Zero Gravity’, representing Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
It was announced today that singer-songwriter Bastian Baker will be providing commentary for the French-Swiss channel RTS during the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Part of the Eurovision village preparations, it was decided to colour one lifeguard hut on the Tel Aviv beach in a festive spirit. The design of Or Barel won the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality competition. The current project is similar in essence to the hut that was painted on Frishman Beach and has become a popular site for photography by tourists and a kind of Tel Aviv icon.
The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs today denounced the existence of hundreds of fake accounts and automatic machines on the social network Twitter to promote the boycott of the Eurovision 2019 Festival with the publication of a report. “BDS activists are using all methods to attack Israel, even when it is a contest that should unite people and cultures,” said Minister Gilad Erdan, blaming the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement aimed at ending of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories through those actions. According to the report, the ministry analyzed false accounts or automatic machines since November 2018, used to send messages to personalities or other figures who will act in the international contest. The same report was sent to those responsible for the company Twitter, which has canceled 57 of these accounts.
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Michael Rice’s backing vocals rehearsing
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Get a glimpse from the Green Room (the Pavilion 1)
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When Michael Rice met Kylie Minogue! Tune-in to The Graham Norton show tomorrow to see him share the sofa with Keanu Reeves and Jamie Bell. And perform a special rendition of Bigger Than Us.
Watch Bilal Hassani performing ROI, the 2019 French entry in Eurovision Song Contest at Contact FM concert
The Swedes of Finland are hosting their annual preview party once again. YLE are currently broadcasting an episode of De Eurovisa every week. This week’s episode featured some favourites for Tel Aviv. The winner of the night was “Chameleon”, which is set to represent Malta.
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Latvia have revealed the team behind their staging for the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Rennie Mirro and Filip Adamo will be responsible for the choreography, whilst Latvian designer Līga Banga will design the outfits for Carousel, who won Supernova in February. The two were responsible for the winning act of Ell and Nigar in 2011 for Azerbaijan.
Ivan tackled impressions of Lordi and Conchita Wurst, while Sergey did his best version of Alexander Rybak and Dima Bilan.
Finland’s Darude has has announced new music on Twitter. His new single is called “Hide” and is a collaboration with Finnish trance/house producer Audioventura and Australian singer/songwriter/producer JVMIE. The single will be released May 6
Who's ready for some new music? My collab with Audioventura and JVMIE is coming out 06 May on Magik Muzik – HIDE! 🙌🏻🔥🎶
— Darude (@Darudevil) April 30, 2019
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Eleni Foureira and Verka Serduchka met in Istanbul to start working on Eleni’s performance on the song “Lasha Tumbai” with which the 2018 Cypriot representative will appearing the grand final
Let’s have a look at RUV report in 1999 when Selma arrived in Jerusalem for the Eurovision Song Contest and almost won the event
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