The Estonian broadcaster ERR released the 24 artists that will take part in Eesti Laul 2019, the preselection show that will select the act for Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Tanja (ESC 2014), Birgit Õigemeel (ESC 2013) and Sandra Nurmsalu (ESC 2009) are [read more…]
German broadcaster NDR have announced the six artists that will be taking part in the televised national selection ‘Unser Lied für Israel’ in February 2019. These artists were chosen after a round of auditions in Cologne in October.
The Romanian preselection show Selecția Națională will be narrowed down to two semi finals and a grand final in 2019. Romanian broadcaster TVR have opened the submission period for Selecția Națională 2019 on the TVR website up until the 10th of December, and by the [read more…]
42 countries will take part in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May 2019. When compared to this years contest, Bulgaria is the only country that has withdrawn for the next edition.
Even though the rumours are getting harder to ignore, according to the Australian broadcaster and rightholder SBS, the inaugural edition of Eurovision Asia is not officially planned as of yet. “Eurovision Asia is still in development,” a spokesperson by SBS states.
Ukrainian broadcasters STB and UA:PBC have announced that they will continue with their national final format Vidbir to select their Eurovision act in 2019.
Bulgaria will not take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The broadcaster BNT is basing its decision on financial reasons, “because the costs of the project far exceed the financial capacity of BNT according to the Management of the broadcaster”.
After a couple of years with internal selections of their Eurovision artist, Croatia will return to the national final format of Dora, which has been used in the past a lot.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be held in the city of Tel Aviv. The EBU has confirmed the selection of the host city.
Portugal will once again use the Festival da Canção format to select their act for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. The amount of songs in the songs however will be narrowed down from 26 to 16 participating entries.