Earlier today Lisbon officially handed over Eurovision hosting duties to Tel Aviv. In an event that took place at Tel Aviv’s former City Hall, the host city insignia handover ceremony took place, but more importantly we now know which countries will compete in which of the semi finals when Israel hosts the 2019 Contest later this year.
Over the Christmas holidays, Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO announced that ten acts will compete in their Eurovision selection competition EMA when it returns in February 2019. Now they have revealed the song titles and the songs in full.
Israel continue their Rising Star competition, the show to select their artist to defend their Eurovision crown. Eleven became ten when Osher Biton became the latest act to be eliminated from the show.
Georgian Idol 2019 continued this week with two of the top 10 getting the boot in the latest episode. The show said goodbye to both Mariam Kakhelishvili and Besik Nemsadze as they move towards the final stages of the competition.
The Czech 2019 Eurovision selection process came to a close today and broadcaster CT have announced that Lake Malawi has won ESCZ 2019 and will represent the nation at Eurovision 2019 with the song ‘Friend of a Friend’.
Miki will represent Spain at Eurovision 2019 with ‘La Venda’. Here are the original Spanish lyrics for the song along with an English translation.
Jonida Maliqi will represent Albania at Eurovision 2019 with the song ‘Ktheju tokes’. Here are the original Albanian lyrics and an English translation!
Bilal Hassani will represent France at Eurovision 2019. Here are the lyrics for his song ‘Roi’.