“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.”
It is Monday the 13th of May, the day of the dress rehearsal of the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. According to Steef van Gorkum in our podcast Daily Coffee, Greece is one of the countries that could win that jury [read more…]
When Mahmood won Sanremo festival, several Italian politicians raised questions. Not because of his qualities as a musician, but because of his part-Egyptian background. Mahmood is not hurt by it anymore.
Lake Malawi ‘s lead singer Albert realizes that his Eurovision entry “Friend of a friend” will rely on the jury vote. Therefore, he has decided to jump less in his performance at the jury show. “People told me vocals are the most important for juries, [read more…]
Rob Furber, professional better from Entertainment Odds, does not believe that the Big-5 and host nation Israel will get good results at this years Eurovision Song Contest. “To be fair, I think all six finalists had a disappointing first rehearsal on Friday,” he says in [read more…]
Duncan Laurence is confident that the technical problems with the lightbulb in his Eurovision performance will get fixed. “The light will hang on the ceiling. Right now, the production team is figuring out how to hang it, but I trust them fully.”
Bilal Hassani and his act for ‘Roi’ make France the most divisive entry of the year. In a very interesting discussion on the ESCDaily Show between Torbjörn Ek (Aftonbladet) and Keith Mills (Irish Eurovision expert), this was very noticable.
According to the Polish journalist Maciej Mazanski, the delegations from Malta and The Netherlands will have a big day ahead of them. He states that they were not satisfied with the camera work of the filming crew by broadcaster KAN during their first rehearsal.
Miki Nunez from Spain displayed strong fitness today. Despite dancing and running around a lot in his first Eurovision rehearsal, his vocals remained in tact. “I did a lot of cardio in the last few months to improve my fitness.”
Kseniya Simonova will perform snow art during Moldova ‘s Eurovision performance in 2019. “This is something completely different from sand art, which I did for Mika Newton from Ukraine in Eurovision 2011.”