This week has been a stellar week for Eurovision selection news and the reports keep coming in, this time it’s the turn of Belarus. The nation return to a selection show in 2020. The live audition stage of the show will take place on Monday 27 January and will see the 49 shortlisted artists perform for a jury who will then select up to twelve acts to compete in the Grand Final which will take place on 6 March. The overall winner will be decided by a combination of jury and televote.
The sixth group of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2019 takes place this week. This week’s picks include tracks from Eurovision faves Mahmood, Sunstroke Project, Saara Aalto, Douwe Bob, Nathan Trent and Eric Saade. Check out all sixteen songs below and vote for your five favourites in the poll. The vote will close at midnight on Saturday and results revealed on Sunday.
The first of September begins a new Eurovision season and we at Eurovision NI want to keep you updated on all the latest goings on. We’ve created a new table for the 2020 Contest that will let you know which countries will participate, information on the selection process, the artists and their songs. This page will be updated on a regular basis, but this is what we know so far!
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 24 November in Poland’s Gliwice Arena. The show will be hosted by last year’s winner Roksana Wegiel as well as Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora. It will feature nineteen songs and we take a look at the contenders, ranking them from our least favourite to our favourite.
Conan Osiris has been awarded the Barbara Dex Award in 2019. The award (named for the Belgian singer who represented her nation in a self-made, semi-transparent dress in 1993) is a fan voted award given out annually for the worst dressed Eurovision contestant.
Duncan Laurence secured a fifth win for the Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the nation’s first win in 44 years. Duncan’s song ‘Arcade’ topped the leaderboard at the end of Saturday night’s Grand Final which was held in Tel Aviv in Israel. He scored a total of 498 points, just 26 points ahead of second place Mahmood for Italy.
Tonight the Eurovision 2019 kicked off with its first live televised show. The first semi final saw 17 nations battle it out for one of the ten places in Saturday’s final. Read on to find out which countries have made it through!
Song: Like It
Betting Odds: 251/1
ZENA won Eurofest in 2019, earning her the right to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2019. She will take ‘Like It’ to Tel Aviv and this is what we thought of her efforts.
This day next week will see the first live show for Eurovision 2019. The First Semi Final is set to air on 14 May 2019 at 8pm GMT. Having seen the first rehearsals, I am ready to make my predictions as to which 10 of the 17 contenders will earn a place in the final.
Today the first round of rehearsals for Eurovision 2019 kicked off in style with nine of the acts taking to the stage for the first time and giving us an idea of how they sound live and how they will stage their song when Eurovision kicks off proper with the first semi final on 14 May.