Share the joy! Junior Eurovision 2019 got underway live from Poland’s Gliwice Arena this afternoon. The action packed show was hosted by Ida Nowakowska, Aleksander Sikora and last year’s winner Roksana Węgiel and saw nineteen countries take part. Viki Gabor was crowned the winner, marking the Poland’s win for the second year in a row. Her song ‘Superheroes’ proved popular with online voters helping propel her to the top of the leaderboard with 278 points.
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.
On the eve of the first semi final, we take a look at the bookies odds for the winner of the 2019 Contest.
Netta Barzilai has been crowned the winner of Eurovision 2018 for Israel. The singer wowed both juries and the public throughout Europe and Australia with her song ‘Toy’, a reaction to the recent #MeToo Movement. The song beat off stiff competition from Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira who finished in second with song ‘Fuego’, Austria’s Cezar Sampson was a surprise hit with the juries coming in third, former winner Alexander Rybak (Norway) and former runner up Waylon (The Netherlands). Netta totaled 529 points between the jury and televote.
Ballads are all the rage this year at Eurovision and as ballads go this one from Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen is probably the best. ‘Undo’ beat off stiff competition at this year’s Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s selection process, from great acts like Alcazar
Time for another Eurovision Rewind. This time it’s my favourite winner ever; Greece’s 2005 champion Elena Paparizou with ‘My Number One’. Everyone sing along now: ‘You’re my lover…Undercover…’