Georgia have confirmed their participation in next year’s contest, as well as confirming Georgian Idol as their national final format for 2020.
Finnish broadcaster YLE has released information on the selection process for the 2020 Eurovision season. Unlike the previous two years, the selection UMK will return to an open format, previously used between 2012 and 2017.
Armenia will probably return to Eurovision in 2020. Despite failing to qualify for the Grand Final for two years in a row, the Caucasion country seems to confirm a return to preselection format Depi Evratesil next year.
Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke won the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with 261 points, while Czech Republic came second with 242 points and Iceland was third with 221 points.
If the decision were up to Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia would keep selecting its Eurovision entries through a national final. The current Australian representative tips Empire of the Sun, Troye Sivan and Electric Fields as potential candidates.
Traveling to all the Eurovision pre-parties has helped Norwegian band KEiiNO to become a team. The group, consisting of three well-known solo artists from Norway, traveled together. “That’s where we became a family.”
Performing well in the jury vote is clearly important to Russia in this Eurovision. Sergey Lazarev lost the Eurovision 2016 trophy because of the jury vote, and Philip Kirkorov wants to make sure this does not happen again.
For the fifth year in a row, we will see Australia perform at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. After her qualification, Kate Miller-Heidke, who qualified with her song ‘Zero Gravity’, talked to the press: “I am floating on air”.
Australia will perform in the second half of the Eurovision final. The precise running order will be decided by the KAN and EBU production team, after the results of the second semi final on Thursday are in.
Greece is back in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. They did so by chosing a more mainstream song in 2019 than previous years. A deliberate choice by broadcaster ERT.