Jon Ola Sand, the Eurovision Song Contest’s Executive Supervisor since 2011, has announced that the 2020 Contest will be his last in the role. As work continues on the 65th Contest, the EBU will conduct a selective search for Jon Ola’s successor.
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.
Now that we have found the twenty qualified acts for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, it can be seen that the field is very strong this year. “The quality of the 2019 Eurovision final is very high,” says Steef van Gorkum [read more…]
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.”
Even if Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands gets a first half draw, he will have a solid chance to win Eurovision. ESCDaily’s chief editor Steef van Gorkum concludes this in today’s episode of Daily Coffee. “You gotta think that EBU and KAN will give him [read more…]
In our podcast Daily Coffee, Steef van Gorkum looks back at the surprises of the first semi final of Eurovision 2019. “Serhat and Victor Crone took the spots of more ethnic entries from Hungary and Portugal.”
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”.
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.
After the jury show, it is time for a final preview of the first semi final of the Eurovision Song contest 2019. According to ESCDaily’s Steef van Gorkum it is very possible that Australia becomes the winner of this first show.
“We’ve been in trouble in Eurovision in the last few years,” says Gisli Marteinn Baldursson, the Icelandic commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest. “We’ve chosen safe entries. And we needed something different like BDSM-band Hatari.”