ESC 2019 – Selezioni Nazionali


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La selezione dei partecipanti all’Eurovision Song Contest spetta alle emittenti televisive competenti dei singoli stati. A loro spetta la scelta del metodo di selezione: una selezione interna (quindi cantante e/o brano vengono scelti dall’emittente stessa), come accade solitamente per San Marino o Australia, oppure può organizzare un festival musicale (il pubblico sceglie un vincitore che viene invitato a partecipare all’Eurovision Song Contest), come accade in Norvegia (Norsk Melodi Grand Prix), Svezia (Melodifestivalen), Italia (Festival di Sanremo), Grecia (Ellinikós Telikós) e molti altri. Il vincitore dell’eventuale festival però non è obbligato a partecipare all’Eurovision Song Contest né tanto meno è obbligato ad esibirsi con la canzone vincitrice, ad esempio Iva Zanicchi ha vinto il Festival di Sanremo nel 1969, in coppia con Bobby Solo, con la canzone “Zingara”, ma all’Eurovision Song Contest si presentò da sola con il brano “Due grosse lacrime bianche”. Con il tempo buona parte delle emittenti sta abbandonando la selezione interna in favore del festival musicale.

I partecipanti non devono obbligatoriamente avere vincoli di nazionalità (ad esempio nel 1988 la Svizzera vinse con la cantante canadese Céline Dion) e le canzoni non hanno restrizioni riguardanti la lingua (anche se nelle prime edizioni vigeva un obbligo di cantare in una delle lingue ufficiali del proprio paese).

Albania Albania (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Festivali i Këngës 56  (Festivali i Këngës në Radiotelevizion Shqiptar (RTSH)Festival of Song) ← Festivali i Këngës 57 (Festivali i 57-të i Këngës në Radio Televizioni Shqiptar) 
Periodo Semifinali: 20 dicembre 2018, 21 dicembre 2018
Finale: 22 dicembre 2018
Sede Pallati i Kongreseve, Tirana, Albania
Presentatore (i) Muazana “Ana” Golja dhe Viktor Zhusti
Trasmissione TV RTSH
Partecipanti 22
Artista (i) Eugent Bushpepa ← Jonida Maliqi
Brano (Traduzione) “Mall” (Yearning← “Ktheju tokës”  (Return to the land)
Lingua Albanese
Musica Eriona Rushiti
Testo Eriona Rushiti

Albania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Ktheju tokës”, performed by Jonida Maliqi. The Albanian broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) organised the national final Festivali i Këngës 57 in order to select the Albanian entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Before Eurovision: On May 16th, 2018 RTSH made a open call for songs to take part in Festivali i Këngës 57. The submission process closed on June 30th, 2018.

Competing entries:  The list of competing artists and songs were revealed on 17 October 2018.

Artitst Song English Translation Composition Lyrics
Alar Band “Dashuria nuk mjafton” Love is not enough Elgit Doda Klea Huta
Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti “Dua ta besoj” I want to believe it Febi Shkurti
Aurel Thëllimi “Të dua ty” I love you Ardita Bufaj & Aurel Thëllimi Aurel Thëllimi
Bojken Lako “Jeto jetën” Live life Bojken Lako Xhevdet Bajraj
Bruno Pollogati “Nuk ka stop” There is no stop Bruno Pollogati Endrit Mumajesi
Dilan Reka “Karma” Karma Gridi Kraja Florian Zykaj
Eliza Hoxha “Peng” Regret Eliza Hoxha
Elona Islamaj “Në këtë botë kalimtarë” In this transitional world Elona Islamaj
Elton Deda “Qetësisht” Calmly Elton Deda
Eranda Libohova “100 pyetje” 100 questions Genti Myftaraj Pandi Laço
Gjergj Leka “Një ditë tjetër” Another day Gjergj Leka
Jonida Maliqi “Ktheju tokës” Return to the land Eriona Rushiti
Kelly “A më ndjen” Do you feel me? Kelly
Klinti Çollaku “Me jetë” With life Endrit Shani Pandi Laço
Klodiana Vata “Mbrëmje e pafund” Endless evening Edmond Zhulali Jorgo Papingji
Kujtim Prodani “Babela” Babela Kujtim Prodani
Lidia Lufi “Rrëfehem” I confess Enis Mullaj Lidia Lufi
Lorela Sejdini “Vetmi” Loneliness Lorela Sejdini
Marko Strazimiri & Imbro “Leyla” Leyla Adrian Hila
Mirud “Nënë” Mother Elhaida Dani Durim Morina
Orgesa Zaimi “Hije” Shadow Gentian Lako
Soni Malaj “Më e fortë” Stronger Irkenc Hyka Lindon Berisha
Vikena Kamenica[nb 1] “Natën e mirë” Good night Vikena Kamenica

[nb 1] On 3 December 2018, it was announced that Vikena Kamenica would withdraw from Festivali i Këngës 57. Artemisa Mithi and Febi Shkurti replaced her. 

Semi-finals: Festivali i Këngës 57 featured a change with the semi-finals: all the acts would perform twice in the semi-finals. On 20 December 2018 they performed with the RTSH Symphonic Orchestra, while on 21 December 2018 they performed the final version of their entries.

Night 1 – 20 December 2018

Night 1 – 20 December 2018
Draw Artist Song
1 qualified Bojken Lako “Jeto jetën”
2 qualified Alar Band “Dashuria nuk mjafton”
3 qualified Lidia Lufi “Rrëfehem”
4 Kujtim Prodani “Babela”
5 qualified Gjergj Leka “Një ditë tjetër”
6 qualified Dilan Reka “Karma”
7 Mirud “Nënë”
8 qualified Soni Malaj “Më e fortë”
9 qualified Jonida Maliqi “Ktheju tokës”
10 qualified Elton Deda “Qetësisht”
11 Elona Islamaj “Në këtë botë kalimtarë”
12 Klodiana Vata “Mbrëmje e pafund”
13 qualified Klinti Çollaku “Me jetë”
14 qualified Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti “Dua ta besoj”
15 Kelly “A më ndjen”
16 Bruno Pollogati “Nuk ka stop”
17 qualified Marko Strazimiri & Imbro “Leyla”
18 Lorela Sejdini “Vetmi”
19 qualified Eliza Hoxha “Peng”
20 qualified Eranda Libohova “100 pyetje”
21 Aurel Thëllimi “Të dua ty”
22 Orgesa Zaimi “Hije”

Night 2 – 21 December 2018

Night 2 – 21 December 2018

Draw Artist Song
1 qualified Jonida Maliqi “Ktheju tokës”
2 qualified Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti “Dua ta besoj”
3 Mirud “Nënë”
4 Klodiana Vata “Mbrëmje e pafund”
5 qualified Lidia Lufi “Rrëfehem”
6 qualified Marko Strazimiri & Imbro “Leyla”
7 qualified Orgesa Zaimi “Hije”
8 Elona Islamaj “Në këtë botë kalimtarë”
9 qualified Bojken Lako “Jeto jetën”
10 qualified Elton Deda “Qetësisht”
11 qualified Eliza Hoxha “Peng”
12 qualified Gjergj Leka “Një ditë tjetër”
13 Kujtim Prodani “Babela”
14 Aurel Thëllimi “Të dua ty”
15 qualified Soni Malaj “Më e fortë”
16 Lorela Sejdini “Vetmi”
17 qualified Klinti Çollaku “Me jetë”
18 qualified Alar Band “Dashuria nuk mjafton”
19 Kelly “A më ndjen”
20 qualified Dilan Reka “Karma”
21 qualified Eranda Libohova “100 pyetje”
22 Bruno Pollogati “Nuk ka stop”

Final: The final took place on 22 December 2018. From the semi-finals, a total of 14 entries qualified.

Final – 22 December 2018

Draw Artist Song 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Place
1[nb 1] Marko Strazimiri & Imbro “Leyla” 14 18 19 15 18 10 25 12 11 142 8
2 Gjergj Leka “Një ditë tjetër” 20 12 10 20 11 14 11 15 18 131 10
3 Elton Deda “Qetësisht” 18 17 17 19 14 15 17 19 20 156 7
4[nb 2] Eranda Libohova “100 pyetje” 22 22 22 25 19 17 18 11 25 181 3
5 Jonida Maliqi “Ktheju tokës” 19 30 30 18 30 19 30 30 22 228 1
6 Eliza Hoxha “Peng” 11 16 20 12 15 13 14 10 16 127 11
7 Orgesa Zaimi “Hije” 10 14 16 13 13 12 13 18 12 121 13
8 Bojken Lako “Jeto jetën” 12 15 25 10 16 16 16 13 15 138 9
9 Soni Malaj “Më e fortë” 17 19 18 17 20 18 15 25 17 166 5
10 Artemisa Mithi & Febi Shkurti “Dua ta besoj” 13 13 12 11 10 11 19 14 10 113 14
11 Dilan Reka “Karma” 16 25 14 14 25 22 22 17 14 169 4
12 Alar Band “Dashuria nuk mjafton” 15 11 11 16 12 20 10 16 13 124 12
13 Lidia Lufi “Rrëfehem” 30 20 15 30 22 30 20 22 30 219 2
14 Klinti Çollaku “Me jetë” 25 10 13 22 17 25 12 20 19 163 6
  • [nb 1] Marko Strazimiri & Imbro had to perform again after all the performances, due to technical issues during their performance.
  • [nb 2] Eranda Libohova had to perform again after all the performances, due to technical issues during her performance

Jury:  1.Hajg Zaharian, 2.Arta Marku, 3.Rona Nishliu, 4.Agim Krajka, 5.Pali Kuke, 6.Olsa Toqi, 7.Rovena Dilo, 8.Shpëtim Kushta, 9.Dorian Çene.

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Semi-Final: Albania will perform in the second half of the second semi-final.

Voting: Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final.

Armenia Armenia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Depi Evratesil (Դեպի Եվրատեսիլ,Towards Eurovision) 2018 ← Internal selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 30 novembre 2018
Canzone: 10 Marzo 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV ARMTV (AMPTV)
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Sevak Khanagyan (Սևակ Խանաղյան / Севак Ханагян← Srbuk (Սրբուկ, Srbuhi Sargsyan / Սրբուհի Սարգսյան)
Brano (Traduzione) “Qami” (Քամի, Wind“Walking Out” (Հեռանում եմ)
Lingua Inglese
Musica Lost Capital, tokionine
Testo Garik Papoyan / Գարիկ Պապոյան

Competing entries: Armenia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Walking Out”, performed by Srbuk. Srbuk was internally selected by the Armenia broadcaster Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV) on 30 November 2018 to represent the nation at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: Armenia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Srbuk was internally selected by the Armenia broadcaster Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV) on 30 November 2018 to sing the entry that will represent the nation at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Before Eurovision:

Internal selection: On 30 November 2018, AMPTV announced Srbuk as the Armenian entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. AMPTV also opened the song submission period for composers to send their entries until 10 January 2019.

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Semi-finalArmenia will perform in the first half of the second semi-final.

VotingArmenia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Walking Out”, performed by Srbuk. Srbuk was internally selected by the Armenia broadcaster Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV) on 30 November 2018 to represent the nation at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Australia Australia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Eurovision – Australia Decides 2019
Periodo Finale: 9 febrero 2019
Sede Gold Coast Convention Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
Presentatore (i) Joel Creasey, Myf Warhurst
Trasmissione TV SBS
Partecipanti 10
Artista (i) Jessica Mauboy Kate Miller-Heidke
Brano (Traduzione) “We Got Love” “Zero Gravity” 
Lingua Inglese
Musica Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall
Testo Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall

Australia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Australian broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) will be represented by the song “Zero Gravity” performed by Kate Miller-Heidke, which was chosen in the national final Eurovision – Australia Decides.

Background: Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 by invitation from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) as a “one-off” special guest to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Eurovision. On 17 November 2015, the EBU announced that SBS had been invited to participate in the 2016 contest and that Australia would once again take part. In 2015, Australia was guaranteed a spot in the final of the contest and was allowed to vote during both semi-finals and the final; however, for the 2016 contest, Australia would have to qualify to the final from one of two semi-finals and could only vote in the semi-final in which the nation was allocated to compete. In 2018, Australia was represented by Jessica Mauboy and the song “We Got Love”. The country ended in twentieth place in the grand final with 99 points.

Before Eurovision:

Eurovision – Australia Decides: On 14 October 2018, SBS announced that for the first time, they would hold a national final to select the Australian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Eurovision – Australia Decides national final took place at the Gold CoastConvention and Exhibition Centre on 8 and 9 February 2019, with a jury preview show, matinee preview show and live TV final, hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey. The winner was determined via the combination of a public televote (50%) and the votes of a professional jury panel (50%).

Competing entries: On 14 October 2018, SBS announced an open submission for interested songwriters to submit their songs. The submission period lasted until 4 November 2018. Over seven hundred entries were submitted to SBS before the deadline expired. SBS announced the first set of participants for the national final on 2 December 2018 the second set on 18 December and the third and final set on 18 January 2019.

Voting Format:

The Jury’s Vote: The Jury voted based on the performance of each act from a special preview show, which occurred the night prior to the main broadcast. The five jurors voted by ranking each act in the style of the Final Eurovision Competition – with 12 points being given to the juror’s favourite act, 10 points to the second favourite, 8 to the third favourite and so on to the least favourite receiving 1 point. This resulted in 58 points being allocated by each juror and 290 being allocated by the jury as a whole. 

Australia’s VoteAustralia total votes cast by the Australia public was divided by 290 to determine the number of votes that would equal 1 point. The vote total of each act was divided by this value to determine and be rounded up to the nearest whole number to determine the points received by each act. This rounding could result in slightly more than 290 points being awarded by the public.

Tie-Break ProcedureIn the event that there is a tie in point totals, the tie will break in favour of the act with the higher number of votes from Australia’s vote. In the unlikely event the vote number from Australia’s Vote be identical, the Jury’s vote is used as the further tie-breaker. 

Results

Draw Artist Song Language Songwriter (s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Ella Hooper “Data Dust” English Alice Chance 12 6 18 10
2 Electric Fields “2000 and Whatever” English, Pitjantjatjara Michael Ross, Zaachariaha Fielding 44 70 114 2
3 Mark Vincent “This Is Not the End” English Isabella Kearney-Nurse, Mark Vincent, Roberto De Sa 19 19 38 7
4 Aydan “Dust” English Aydan Calafiore, Cam Bluff, Dylan Joel 38 10 48 6
5 Courtney Act “Fight for Love” English Danny Shah, Felicity Birt, Courtney Act, Sky Adams 26 26 52 4
6 Leea Nanos “Set Me Free” English Frank Dixon, Leea Nanos 10 11 21 9
7 Sheppard “On My Way” English George Sheppard, Amy Sheppard, Jay Bovino, Jon Hume 41 46 87 3
8 Alfie Arcuri “To Myself” English Alfie Arcuri, Audius Mtawarira, Séb Mont 35 14 49 5
9 Kate Miller-Heidke “Zero Gravity” English Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall 48 87 135 1
10 Tania Doko “Piece of Me” English Tania Doko, Christian Fast, Peter Mansson 17 6 23 8

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. Australia will participate in the first semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Semi-final: Australia will perform in the second half of the first semi final.

Voting: Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final. 

Austria Austria (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 29 gennaio 2019
Canzone: 8 marzo 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV ÖRF
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Cesár Sampson ← PÆNDA (Pænda / Paenda, Gabriela Horn)
Brano (Traduzione) “Nobody but You” () ← “Limits”  ()
Lingua Inglese
Musica Gabriela Horn
Testo Gabriela Horn

Austria will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Paenda was internally selected by the Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) on 29 January 2019 to perform the song that will represent the nation at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

BackgroundPrior to the 2019 contest, Austria had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 51 times since its first entry in 1957. The nation had won the contest on two occasions: in 1966 with the song “Merci, Chérie” performed by Udo Jürgens and in 2014 with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix” performed by Conchita Wurst. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Austria had featured in five finals. Austria’s least successful result has been last place, which they have achieved on eight occasions, most recently in the 2012. Austria has also received nul points on four occasions; in 1962, 1988, 1991 and 2015.

The Austrian national broadcaster, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ÖRF), broadcasts the event within Austria and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. ORF confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 21 September 2018. From 2011 to 2013, ÖRF had set up national finals with several artists to choose both the song and performer to compete at Eurovision for Austria, with both the public and a panel of jury members involved in the selection. For the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, ORF held an internal selection to choose the artist and song to represent Austria at the contest. In 2015 and 2016, the broadcaster returned to selecting the Austrian entry through a national final. For the 2017 and 2018 contests, ORF opted for an internal selection to select their artist and song.

On 21 November 2018, ORF announced that they would opt for an internal selection again in order to select their act and entry for the 2019 Contest. 

Before Eurovision:

Internal selectionOn 29 January 2019, ÖRF announced Paenda as the Austrian entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 during radio show Ö3-Wecker, aired on Ö3. Her song “Limits” was released on 8 March 2019.

At EurovisionThe Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place at Expo Tel Aviv in Tel AvivIsrael and will consist of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May and the final on 18 May 2019. According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Austria was drawn to participate in the first half of the second semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Semi-final: Austria will perform in the first half of the second semi-final.

VotingVoting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results were released shortly after the grand final.

Azerbaigian Azerbaigian (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 8 March 2019
Canzone: 8 March 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV İTV
Partecipanti 4
Artista (i) AISEL (Aysel Mammadova / Aysel Məmmədova) ← Chingiz (Chingiz Mustafayev / Çingiz Mustafayev)
Brano (Traduzione) “X My Heart” (Qəlbimdən keçdim) ← Truth”  (Həqiqət‎)
Lingua Inglese
Musica Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Bo J (Joacim Bo Persson), Pablo Dinero, Hostess, Chingiz Mustafayev
Testo Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Bo J (Joacim Bo Persson), Pablo Dinero, Hostess, Chingiz Mustafayev

Azerbaijan will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Truth” performed by Chingiz.

Background: Prior to the 2019 Contest, Azerbaijan had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest eleven times since its first entry in 2008. Azerbaijan had won the contest on one occasion in 2011with the song “Running Scared” performed by Ell/Nikki. Since their debut in 2008, Azerbaijan has had a string of successful results, qualifying to the final and placing in the top ten each year until 2014, including a third-place result in 2009 with the song “Always” performed by AySel and Arash and a second-place result in 2013 with the song “Hold Me” performed by Farid Mammadov. However, in 2018, Azerbaijan placed eleventh in the semi-final with the song “X My Heart” performed by Aisel, making it the first occasion that Azerbaijan did not participate in a Eurovision final since their debut in 2008.

Before Eurovision

Internal selectionOn 20 November 2018, İTV organised an internal audition round in order to select the Azerbaijani representative for 2019. As of February 7, over 350 songs were received and 4 artists qualified to the final selection: Tofig Hajiyev, Chingiz Mustafayev, Leman Dadashova and Samira Efendi (Tofiq Hacıyev, Çingiz Mustafayev, Ləman Dadaşova or Samirə Əfəndi). iTV also announced that the selected entrant will be announced on 8 March, after the final decision of the national jury.

At EurovisionAccording to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Semi-finalAzerbaijan will perform in the second half of the second semi-final.

VotingVoting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final. 

Belgio Belgio (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 14 Gennaio 2019
Canzone: 28 Febbraio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV VRT, RTBF
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Sennek (Lola, Laura Groeseneken) ← Eliot (Eliot Vassamillet)
Brano (Traduzione) “A Matter of Time” ← “Wake Up”
Lingua Inglese
Musica Pierre Dumoulin, Eliot Vasamillet
Testo Pierre Dumoulin, Eliot Vasamillet

Belgium will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Eliot was selected internally by the Belgian broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF) to represent Belgium in Tel Aviv with the song “Wake Up”. The song is written by Pierre Dumoulin and was released on 28 February 2019.

BackgroundPrior to the 2019 contest, Belgium had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest sixty times since its debut as one of seven countries to take part in 1956. Since then, the country has won the contest on one occasion in 1986 with the song “J’aime la vie” performed by Sandra Kim. Following the introduction of semi-finals for 2004, Belgium had been featured in only six finals. In 2018, Sennek represented the country with the song “A Matter of Time”, but failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 12th place.

The Belgian broadcaster for the 2019 Contest, who broadcasts the event in Belgium and organises the selection process for its entry, was Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF). The Belgian participation in the contest alternates between two broadcasters: the Walloon RTBF and the Flemish Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT). Both broadcasters have selected the Belgian entry using national finals and internal selections in the past.

Before EurovisionBelgium will perform in the second half of the second semi-final.

Internal selection: On 14 January 2019, RTBF confirmed that Eliot Vassamillet would be representing Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. His song, “Wake Up”, was officially released on 28 February 2019.

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5″ (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Semi-final: Belgium will perform in the second half of the first semi-final.

Voting: Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final.

Bielorussia Bielorussia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione EuroFest 2018 (“Еўрабачанне-2018”) ← Nationalny Otbor 2019
Periodo Finale: 7 March 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV BTRC
Partecipanti 113 ← 73 ← 10
Artista (i) ALEKSEEV ← ZENA (Зена, Zinaida Alexandrovna Kupriyanovich / Зінаіда Аляксандраўна Купрыяновіч)
Brano (Traduzione) “FOREVER ← “Like It”  (Нравится)
Lingua
Musica Yulia Kireeva, Viktor Drobysh, Zinaida Kupriyanovich
Testo Yulia Kireeva

Belarus will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The Belarusian broadcaster National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC) will be represented by the song “Like It” performed by ZENA, which was chosen in the national final Nationalny Otbor.

BackgroundPrior to the 2019 Contest, Belarus had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifteen times since its first entry in 2004. The nation’s best placing in the contest was sixth, which it achieved in 2007 with the song “Work Your Magic” performed by Dmitry Koldun. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Belarus had managed to qualify to the final five times. In 2017, Belarus managed to qualify to the final with the song “Historyja majho žyccia(Story of My Life)” performed by Naviband. In 2018, Belarus failed to qualify to the final with the song “Forever” performed by Alekseev ending in the 16th place with 65 points.

The Belarusian national broadcaster, National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC), broadcasts the event within Belarus and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. The broadcaster has used both internal selections and national finals to select the Belarusian entry for Eurovision in the past. Since 2012, BTRC has organised a national final in order to choose Belarus’ entry, a selection procedure that will continue for their 2019 entry.

Before Eurovision

National Final

Competing entries: On the 1st of February it was announced that 113 songs had been submitted for the national final. 73 participating songs were performed during an audition on 4 February 2019. From this, an expert jury chose the 10 finalists that would compete in the televised national final.

Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s)
Alyona Gorbachova “Can We Dream” Leonid Shyrin, Aleksey Shyrin
Aura “Čaravala” Evgeniy Oleynik
BLGN & Mirex “Champion” Sasha Balagan, Mirex Silva
Eva Kogan “Run” Leonid Shyrin, Natalia Tambovtseva
KeySi “No Love Lost” Dmitriy Fomich, Kseniya Fomich
Michael Soul “Humanize” Michael Soul, Yuliya Kolovertnykh, Andrey Katikov, Vladislav Pashkevich
NAPOLI “Let It Go” Aleksandra Tkach
PROvokatsiya “Running Away from the Sun” Kirill Good, Denis Yasuchenya
Sebastian Roos “Never Getting Close” Alberto Estebanez, Lars Carlsson, Björn Ledelius, Sebastian Roos
ZENA “Like It” Yulia Kireeva, Viktor Drobysh, Zinaida Kupriyanovich

FinalThe final will take place on 7 March 2019. The winner will be decided exclusively by a professional jury panel. Each jury member will be able to award every song from 0 to 10 points. In case of a tie, the winner will be decided by a second vote.

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Michael Soul “Humanize” 59 4
2 ZENA “Like It” 69 1
3 Eva Kogan “Run” 54 10
4 BLGN & Mirex “Champion” 65 2
5 Sebastian Roos “Never Getting Close” 62 3
6 Alyona Gorbachova “Can We Dream” 59 4
7 PROvokatsiya “Running Away from the Sun” 55 8
8 Aura “Čaravala” 55 8
9 NAPOLI “Let It Go” 58 7
10 KeySi “No Love Lost” 59 4

At Eurovision: The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place at the Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel and will be consisted of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May and the final on 18 May 2019. According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) will be required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progressed to the final.

Semi-final: Belarus will perform in the first half of the first semi-final.

Voting: Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final.

Cipro Cipro (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 21 dicembre 2018
Canzone: 5 Marzo 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV CyBC
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Eleni Foureira ()  ← Tamta (Τάμτα, Tamta Goduadze / თამთა გოდუაძე / Τάμτα Γκοντουάτζε /  Támta Nkontouátze)
Brano (Traduzione) “Fuego” ← “Replay” 
Lingua Inglese
Musica Alex Papaconstantinou (Αλέξανδρος “Άλεξ” Παπακωνσταντίνου), Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Albin Nedler, Kristoffer Fogelmark (Τζεράλντο Σαντέλλ, Βίκτωρ Σβένσσον, Άλμπιν Νέντλερ, Κρίστοφερ Φόγκελμαρκ)
Testo Alex Papaconstantinou (Αλέξανδρος “Άλεξ” Παπακωνσταντίνου), Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Albin Nedler, Kristoffer Fogelmark (Τζεράλντο Σαντέλλ, Βίκτωρ Σβένσσον, Άλμπιν Νέντλερ, Κρίστοφερ Φόγκελμαρκ)

Cyprus will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Replay” written by Alex Papaconstantinou, Teddy Sky, Viktor Svensson, Albin Nedler, and Kristoffer Fogelmark. The song will be performed by the Georgian-Greek singer Tamta.

BackgroundPrior to the 2019 contest, Cyprus had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest thirty-five times since the island country made its debut in the 1981 iteration. Its best placing was second, in 2018 with the song “Fuego” performed by Eleni Foureira. Cyprus’ least successful result was in the 1986 iteration when it placed last with the song “Tora Zo” by Elpida, receiving only four points in total. However, its worst finish in terms of points received was when it placed second to last in the 1999 contest with “Tha’nai Erotas” by Marlain Angelidou, receiving only two points. After returning to the contest in 2015 following their one-year withdrawal from the 2014 edition due to the 2012–13 Cypriot financial crisis and the broadcaster’s budget restrictions, Cyprus has managed to qualify for the final in all of the contests it has participated in.

The Cypriot national broadcaster, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC), broadcasts the event within Cyprus and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. CyBC confirmed their intentions to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on 22 August 2017. Cyprus has used various methods to select the Cypriot entry in the past, such as internal selections and televised national finals to choose the performer, song or both to compete at Eurovision. In 2015, the broadcaster organised the national final Eurovision Song Project, which featured 54 songs competing in a nine-week-long process resulting in the selection of the Cypriot entry through the combination of public televoting and the votes from an expert jury. However, since 2016, CyBC has opted to select the artist and song via an internal selection.

Before Eurovision:

Internal selectionOn 21 December 2018, it was announced by CyBC that Greek-Georgian singer Tamta will represent the country with the song “Replay“, which would be presented in February 2019. Tamta had attempted to enter Eurovision in 2007 with the song “With Love” but placed third in the Greek national final. She also approached Greek broadcaster ERT to represent Greece since 2010, but ERT declined the offer.[6] She was also rumored to be the Cypriot representative for 2018, but later declined because of prior commitments.

CyBC, in collaboration with label Minos-EMI/Universal, initially planned to host the show “Eurovision Cocktail Party” on 5 March for the presentation of the cypriot entry, where Tamta would perform her song “Replay”. On 1 March, it was announced by the cypriot broadcaster that Tamta would not be able to be present due to health issue. The show is scheduled to be held in a later date. The Cypriot entry was presented in the central newscast of RIK on 5 March. 

At Eurovision: The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place at Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel and will consist of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May and the final on 18 May 2019. According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Semi-final:  Cyprus will perform in the first half of the first semi-final.

VotingVoting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final.

Croazia Croazia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

 

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Dora 2019 (Hrvatski Izbor Za Pjemu Europe)
Periodo Finale: 16 febrero 2019
Sede Opatija
Presentatore (i) Mirko Fodor, Jelena Glišić, Iva Šulentić
Trasmissione TV HRT
Partecipanti 16
Artista (i) Franka ()  ← Roko ()
Brano (Traduzione) “Crazy” ← “The Dream”  (-)
Lingua Inglese, Croato
Musica Jacques Houdek
Testo Jacques Houdek, Andrea Ćurić, Charlie Mason

Croatia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “The Dream” performed by Roko Blažević. The Croatian broadcaster Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT) organised the national final Dora 2019 in order to select the Croatian entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: Prior to the 2019 Contest, Croatia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-three times since its first entry in 1993.[2] Croatia’s highest placing in the contest, to this point, has been fourth place, which the nation achieved on two occasions: in 1996 with the song “Sveta ljubav” performed by Maja Blagdan and in 1999 “Marija Magdalena” performed by Doris Dragović. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004 contest, Croatia had featured in six finals.In 2018, Croatia failed to qualify to the final, placing 17th in the first semi-final with the song “Crazy” performed by Franka.

Before Eurovision:  

Dora 2019: Dora 2019 was the twentieth edition of the Croatian national selection Dora, which selected Croatia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition consisted of up to 16 entries competing in one final on 16 February 2019. Participating entries for the selection must be in either English, French, Italian, or Croatian.

Format: Unlike in most other Dora editions the format of the competition includes one final night. 16 songs competed in the final. The combination of points from a viewer vote and ten regional jury groups determined the winner. According to the competition rules, in the event of a tie for the first place, the winner was the entrant ranked highest by the public televote.

Competing entries:  Artists and composers were able to submit their entries to the broadcaster between 20 November 2018 and 10 January 2019. Around 150 entries were received by the broadcaster during the submission period. An expert committee selected sixteen artists and songs for the competition from the received submissions. The competing artists will be announced on 17 January 2019.

Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s)
Beta Sudar “Don’t Give Up” Predrag Martinjak, Malin Johansson
Bernarda Bruno “I Believe in True Love” Duško Rapotec Ute, Bernarda Brunović, T. Bon
Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić “Vrijeme predaje” (Time of surrender) Ante Toni Eterović, Leonardo Čeči Baksa
Domenica “Indigo” Tonči Huljić, Vjekoslava Huljić
Elis Lovrić “All I Really Want” Elis Lovrić, Olja Dešić
Ema Gagro “Redemption” Andreas Björkman, Adriana Pupavac, Kalle Persson, Ema Gagro
Gelato Sisters “Back to That Swing” Tvrtko Hrelec
Jelena Bosančić “Tell Me” Jelena Bosančić
Jure Brkljača “Ne postojim kad nisi tu” (I don’t exist when you’re not here) Miroslav Drljača Rus
Kim Verson “Nisam to što žele” (I’m not what they want) Kim Verson
Lea Mijatović “Tebi pripadam” (I belong to you) Igor Ivanović, Marko Vojvodić
Lidija Bačić “Tek je počelo” (It only started) Denis Dumančić, Fayo
Lorena Bućan “Tower of Babylon” Tonči Huljić, Ivan Huljić, Vjekoslava Huljić
Luka Nižetić “Brutalero” Branimir Mihaljević, Mario Mihaljević
Manntra “In The Shadows” Marko Matijević Sekul, Maja Kolarić, Boris Kolarić
Roko Blažević “The Dream” Jacques Houdek, Andrea Čubrić, Charlie Mason
4 Tenora “Brod bez imena” (Nameless ship) Eduard Botrić, Matko Šimac

Final The final took place at Opatija, on 16 February 2019, and was hosted by Mirko Fodor, Jelena Glišić and Iva Šulentić. The winner will be determined by a 50/50 combination of points awarded by regional juries and from the public televote.

Final – 16 February 2019
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points Phone Calls SMS Total Points
1 Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić “Vrijeme predaje” 4 0 1410 775 2185 6 6 9
2 Jelena Bosančić “Tell Me” 2 0 790 157 947 0 0 14
3 Kim Verson “Nisam to što žele” 10 0 210 133 343 0 0 16
4 Jure Brkljača “Ne postojim kad nisi tu” 29 2 1328 841 2169 5 7 8
5 Beta Sudar “Don’t Give Up” 41 4 1250 565 1815 2 6 10
6 Lea Mijatović “Tebi pripadam” 12 0 615 221 836 0 0 15
7 Gelato Sisters “Back to That Swing” 23 1 827 338 1165 0 1 12
8 Luka Nižetić “Brutalero” 38 3 3663 3175 6838 10 13 3
9 Elis Lovrić “All I Really Want” 68 8 831 381 1194 0 8 7
10 Domenica “Indigo” 19 0 817 577 1394 0 0 13
11 Roko Blažević The Dream 77 12 7088 4436 11524 12 24 1
12 Ema Gagro “Redemption” 62 7 1063 907 1970 4 11 5
13 Lidija Bačić “Tek je počelo” 10 0 945 564 1509 1 1 11
14 Lorena Bućan “Tower of Babylon” 72 10 3538 2047 5585 8 18 2
15 Bernarda Bruno “I Believe in True Love” 58 6 1145 710 1855 3 9 6
16 Manntra “In The Shadows” 55 5 2183 1738 3921 7 12 4

At Eurovision: According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5″ (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Semi-finalCroatia will perform in the second half of the second semi-final.

Voting: Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final.

  • Danimarca Danimarca (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 (DMGP) DMGP – Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 (DMGP) 
Periodo Finale: 23 febrero 2019
Sede Jyske Bank Boxen, Kristian Gintberg
Presentatore (i) Johannes Nymark, Danimarca
  DR
Partecipanti 10
Artista (i) Rasmussen () ← Leonora ()
Brano (Traduzione) “Higher Ground” ← “Love Is Forever”  (-)
Lingua Inglese
Musica Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe, Emil Rosendal Lei
Testo Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe, Emil Rosendal Lei

Denmark will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background

Prior to the 2019 contest, Denmark had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest forty-seven times since their first entry in 1957.[1] Denmark had won the contest, to this point, on three occasions: in United Kingdom with the song “Dansevise” performed by Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann, in Sweden with the song “Fly on the Wings of Love” performed by Olsen Brothers, and in Sweden with the song “Only Teardrops” performed by Emmelie de Forest. In the 2018 contest, “Higher Ground” performed by Rasmussen placed 9th in the final with 226 points.

The Danish national broadcaster, DR, broadcasts the event within Denmark and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. DR confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 10 August 2017.[2] Denmark has selected all of their Eurovision entries thus far through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

Before Eurovision

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 was the 49th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the music competition that selects Denmark’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The event was held on 23 February 2019 at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, hosted by Johannes Nymark and Kristian Gintberg.[3][4]

Competing entries

The ten competing songs were announced by DR on 31 January 2019.[5]

Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s)
Humørekspressen “Dronning af baren” (Queen of the bar) Christian Kroman, Søren Schou, Chang Il Kim, Peter Lützen
Jasmin Gabay “Kiss Like This” Lise CabbleClara Sofie Fabricius, Fredrik Sonefors
Julie & Nina “League of Light” Julie Berthelsen, Nina Kreutzmann Jørgensen, Marcus Winther-John, Joachim Ersgaard
Leeloo “That Vibe” Laurell Barker, Ludvig Hilarius Brygmann, Maria Marcus
Leonora Love Is Forever Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe, Emil Lei
Marie Isabell “Dancing with You in My Heart” Greg C. Curtis, Miguel Garcia, Petrus Wessman, John Ballard
Rasmus Faartoft “Hold My Breath” Martin Skriver, Tim Schou, Thomas Agerholm, Sebastian Owens, Benjamin Rønn, Marcus Elkjer
Sigmund “Say My Name” Christoffer Stjerne, Abigail F. Jones
Simone Emilie “Anywhere” Jeanette Bonde, Fred Miller, Fredrik Sonefors
Teit Samsø “Step It Up” Christoffer Stjerne, Lise Cabble, Nanna Larsen

Final

The final took place on 23 February 2019. In the first round of voting the top three advanced to a super-final based on the votes of a ten-member jury (50%) and a public vote (50%). In the super-final, the winner was selected by the public and jury vote.

Final – 23 February 2019
Draw Artist Song Result
1 Simone Emilie “Anywhere” Eliminated
2 Jasmin Gabay “Kiss Like This” Eliminated
3 Rasmus Faartoft “Hold My Breath” Eliminated
4 Marie Isabell “Dancing with You in My Heart” Eliminated
5 Sigmund “Say My Name” Superfinalist
6 Humørekspressen “Dronning af baren” Eliminated
7 Julie & Nina “League of Light” Superfinalist
8 Teit Samsø “Step It Up” Eliminated
9 Leonora Love Is Forever Superfinalist
10 Leeloo “That Vibe” Eliminated
Superfinal – 23 February 2019
Draw Artist Song Jury
(50%)
Televote
(50%)
Total
(%)
Place
1 Sigmund “Say My Name” 28% 18% 23% 3
2 Julie & Nina “League of Light” 24% 46% 35% 2
3 Leonora Love Is Forever 48% 36% 42% 1

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final.

Semi-final

Denmark will perform in the first half of the second semi-final.

Voting

Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Each nation’s jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song’s composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation’s televoting results will be released shortly after the grand final.

  • Estonia Estonia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Eesti Laul 2018 (Estonian Song / The Song of Estonia) ← Eesti Laul 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 31 gennario 2019, 2 febbraio 2019
Finale: 16 febbraio 2019
Sede Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV ERR
Partecipanti 24
Artista (i) Elina Nechayeva () ← Victor Crone ()
Brano (Traduzione) “La Forza” “Storm”  (-)
Lingua Inglese 
Musica
Testo

Estonia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The Estonian broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) will organise the national final Eesti Laul 2019 in order to select the Estonian entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background Prior to the 2019 Contest, Estonia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-four times since its first entry in 1994, winning the contest on one occasion in 2001 with the song “Everybody” performed by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Estonia has, to this point, managed to qualify to the final on five occasions. In 2018, “La forza” performed by Elina Nechayeva allowed Estonia to qualify to the Grand Final for the first time since 2015, in which the song placed eighth. The Estonian national broadcaster, Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR), broadcasts the event within Estonia and organises the selection process for the nation’s entry. ERR confirmed Estonia’s participation at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 3 September 2018. Since their debut, the Estonian broadcaster has organised national finals that feature a competition among multiple artists and songs in order to select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eesti Laul competition has been organised since 2009 in order to select Estonia’s entry. before that, the Eurolaul format had been used.

Before Eurovision

Eesti Laul 2019 Eesti Laul 2019 will be the eleventh edition of the Estonian national selection Eesti Laul, which will select Estonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition consists of 24 entries competing in two semi-finals on 31 January and 2 February 2018, leading to a twelve-song final on 16 February 2019.

Format The format of the competition includes two semi-finals on 31 January and 2 February 2019 and a final on 16 February 2019. Twelve songs will compete in each semi-final and the top six from each semi-final will qualify, completing the twelve-song lineup in the final. The results of the semi-finals were determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from a professional jury and public televoting for the first five entries, then the final spot is decided in a second round of voting, televote only. The winning song in the final will be selected over two rounds of voting: the first round results selects the top three songs via the 50/50 combination of jury and public voting and the second round decides the winner from those three songs, televote only.

Competing entries In early September 2018, ERR opened the submission period for artists and composers to submit their entries up until 6 November 2018 through an online upload platform.[5] Foreign songwriters are also eligible to submit songs for the first time. A fee has been imposed on songs being submitted to the contest, with 25 Euros for Estonian language songs and 50 Euros for songs in other languages.[6] From all 216 songs submitted to ERR, a jury panel selected the 24 songs for the competition, with the selected entries being announced on 15 November 2018.[7] These entries were then revealed on the 1st December 2018 as 1-minute clips on TV, and later as full videos on the ERR MENU portal. The selection jury consisted of Ivar Must (composer), Lenna Kuurmaa (musician and singer), Kaupo Karelson (TV producer), Leen Kadakas (Manager of Universal Music Baltics), Vaido Pannel (Radio Sky Plus music editor), Allan Roosileht (Star FM presenter), Laura Põldvere (singer), Karl-Erik Taukar (singer), Dagmar Oja (singer), Rolf Roosalu (singer), Renee Meriste (Music manager), and Sten Teppan (Vikerradio music editor).[8]

Artist[8] Song (English translation)[8] Composer(s)[8]
Around the Sun “Follow Me Back” Daniel Rukovitškin, Georg Eessaar
Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk “Parmumäng” (Play of horsefly / Play of jaw harp) Cätlin Mägi, Jaan Pehk
Grete Paia “Kui isegi kaotan” (Even if I lose) Grete Paia, Mihkel Mattisen, Timo Vendt, Kerli Puusepp
Inger “Coming Home” Inger Fridolin, Karl-Ander Reismann
Iseloomad “Kaks miinust” (Two minuses) Vilho Meier, Siim Randveer
Jennifer Cohen “Little Baby El” Chris Hierro, Jennifer Marisse Cohen, Luisa Lõhmus
Johanna Eendra “Miks sa teed nii?” (Why are you doing so?) Johanna Eendra, Joosep Eendra
Kadiah “Believe” Kadi Poll
Kaia Tamm “Wo sind die Katzen?” (Where are the cats?) Kaia Tamm
Kerli Kivilaan “Cold Love” Kerli Kivilaan, Egert Milder, Andres Kõpper
Lacy Jay “Halleluja” Ago Teppand, Lacy Nicole Jones, Hugo Martin Maasikas
Lumevärv feat. INGA “Milline päev” (What a day) Margus Piik, Kermo Hert, Jana Hallas
Marko Kaar “Smile” Marko Kaar, Egert Kanep
Öed “Öhuloss” (Sky castle) Tuuli Rand, Kristel Aaslaid, Bert Prikenfeld, Egert Milder
Ranele “Supernova” Marek Rosenberg, Lauri Lembinen, Marco Margna, Anne Loho
Sandra Nurmsalu “Soovide puu” (Tree of wishes) Priit Pajusaar, Sandra Nurmsalu, Aapo Ilves
Sissi “Strong” Karl-Ander Reismann, Sissi Nylia Benita
Sofia Rubina-Hunter “Deep Water” Sofia Rubina-Hunter, Janika Tenn, Oljana Kallson
Stefan “Without You” Stefan Airapetjan, Karl-Ander Reismann
Synne Valtri “I’ll Do It My Way” Sünne Valtri
The Swingers “High Heels in the Neighbourhood” Tanja Mihhailova, Timo Vendt, Mihkel Mattisen
Uku Suviste “Pretty Little Liar” Uku Suviste, Oliver Mazurtshak
Victor Crone “Storm” Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas, Victor Crone, Fred Krieger
xtra basic & Emily J “Hold Me Close” Andrei Zevakin, Igor Volhonski

Shows

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final will take place on 31 January 2019 in Tartu Ülikool‘s sports centre. Twelve songs will compete for six spots in the final with the outcome decided upon by the combination of the votes from a jury panel and a public televote.

Semi-final 1 – 31 January 2019
Draw Artist Song Round One Round Two
Jury Televote Total Place Votes Place
Inger “Coming Home”
Jennifer Cohen “Little Baby El”
Johanna Eendra “Miks sa teed nii?”
Marko Kaar “Smile”
Öed “Öhuloss”
Ranele “Supernova”
Sandra Nurmsalu “Soovide puu”
Sofia Rubina-Hunter “Deep Water”
Stefan “Without You”
The Swingers “High Heels in the Neighbourhood”
Victor Crone “Storm”
xtra basic & Emily J “Hold Me Close”

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final will take place on 2 February 2019 in Tartu Ülikool‘s sports centre. Twelve songs will compete for six spots in the final with the outcome decided upon by the combination of the votes from a jury panel and a public televote.

Semi-final 2 – 2 February 2019
Draw Artist Song Round One Round Two
Jury Televote Total Place Votes Place
Around the Sun “Follow Me Back”
Cätlin Mägi & Jaan Pehk “Parmumäng”
Grete Paia “Kui isegi kaotan”
Iseloomad “Kaks miinust”
Kadiah “Believe”
Kaia Tamm “Wo sind die Katzen?”
Kerli Kivilaan “Cold Love”
Lacy Jay “Halleluja”
Lumevärv feat. INGA “Milline päev”
Sissi “Strong”
Synne Valtri “I’ll Do It My Way”
Uku Suviste “Pretty Little Liar”

Final The final will take place on 16 February 2019 at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn. The six entries that qualify from each of the two preceding semi-finals, all together twelve songs, will compete during the show. The winner will be selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, a jury (50%) and public televote (50%) will determine the top three entries to proceed to the super final. In the super final, the winner will be selected entirely by the televote.

Final – 16 February 2019
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
Super Final – 16 February 2019
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1
2
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  • Finlandia Finlandia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 / Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK, New Music CompetitionSaara Aalto Internal Selection 2019 / Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2019
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV Yle
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Saara Aalto Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman ()
Brano (Traduzione) “Monsters” ← “Look Away”  (-)
Lingua Inglese
Musica
Testo
  • Francia Francia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Destination Eurovision 2018 ← Destination Eurovision 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 12 gennaio 2019, 19 gennaio 2019
Finale: 26 gennaio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i) Garou
Trasmissione TV France 2
Partecipanti 18
Artista (i) Madame MonsieurBilal Hassani
Brano (Traduzione) “Mercy” ← “Roi”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo

France will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The French entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel will be selected through the national selection Destination Eurovision 2019, organised by the French broadcaster France Télévisionsin collaboration with the television channel France 2. The selection consists of two semi-finals and a final. As a member of the “Big 5”, France automatically qualified to compete in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Background: Prior to the 2019 Contest, France had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest sixty-one times since its debut as one of seven countries to take part in 1956. France first won the contest in 1958 with “Dors, mon amour” performed by André Claveau. In the 1960s, they won three times, with “Tom Pillibi” performed by Jacqueline Boyer in 1960, “Un premier amour” performed by Isabelle Aubret in 1962 and “Un jour, un enfant” performed by Frida Boccara, who won in 1969 in a four-way tie with the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. France’s fifth victory came in 1977, when Marie Myriam won with the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. France have also finished second four times, with Paule Desjardins in 1957, Catherine Ferry in 1976, Joëlle Ursull in 1990 and Amina in 1991, who lost out to Sweden’s Carola in a tie-break. Since 2000, France has managed to place within the top ten four times, with Natasha St-Pier finishing fourth in 2001, Sandrine François finishing fifth in 2002, Patricia Kaas finishing eighth in 2009 and Amir finishing sixth in 2016. In 2018, France was represented by Madame Monsieur and the song “Mercy”. The country ended in thirteenth place with 173 points.

The French national broadcaster, France Télévisions, broadcasts the event within France and delegates the selection of the nation’s entry to the television channel France 2. The French broadcaster had used both national finals and internal selection to choose the French entry in the past. Between 2015 and 2017, the broadcaster had opted to internally select the French entry. In 2018, the broadcaster introduced the multi-artist competition format Destination Eurovision to select the French entry. In June 2018, France Télévisions announced that the Destination Eurovision format would be used again for the 2019 Contest.

Before Eurovision:

Destination Eurovision 2019: Destination Eurovision 2019 is the national final organised by France 2 to select France’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition will consist of three live shows, aired in January 2019 on France 2, which will be hosted by French-Canadian singer Garou. TV5 Québec Canada will air the shows in Canada on a time delay as will TV5Monde internationally.[4][5] All shows will take place at the Studio de France – Bât 210 in Saint-Denis.

Format: The format of the competition will consist of three live shows: two semi-finals, and a final. The two semi-finals will feature nine entries each, from which four are selected to advance to the final from each show.

Results in the semi-finals will be determined by public televoting (50%) and a five-members international jury panel (50%). Results in the final will be determined by public televoting (50%) and a ten-members international jury panel (50%). An international jury member is set to vote in only semifinals. Therefore, twenty juries will be involved in the voting this year.

Like the previous edition, the show will feature a three-members Francophone jury panel to provide feedback. They will no longer have a say in the results of the contest. The Francophone jury panel will consist of :

  • Christophe Willem – Singer, returning as a judge for the second consecutive year
  • André Manoukian – Jazz singer and former judge on Nouvelle Star, commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals in 2018 alongside Willem
  • Vitaa – Singer, French female artist with the most radio airplay in 2018, Destination Eurovision 2018 participant as a songwriter

Competing entries: Artists and songwriters were able to submit their song entries starting 21 June 2018. On 6 December 2018, France 2 announced at a press conference at the headquarters of France Télévision the name of the 18 artists and songs selected to compete in the televised shows.

Artist Song (English Translation) Songwriter(s)
Aysat “Comme une grande” (Like a grown up) Aysat, Mohamed Zayana
Battista Acquaviva “Passiò” (Passion) Florent Bidoyen, Théodore Eristoff, Battista Acquaviva
Bilal Hassani “Roi” (King) Bilal Hassani, Madame Monsieur, Medeline
Chimène Badi “Là-haut” (Up there) Yseult, Yacine Azeggagh, Corson, Boban Apostolov
Doutson “Sois un bon fils” (Be a good son) Mamadou Niakate, Jean-Pascal Anziani, Ryad Bouchami, Caz B
Emmanuel Moire “La promesse” (The promise) Emmanuel Moire
Florina “In the Shadow” Manon Romiti, Silvio Lisonne, Pierre-Laurent Faure, Adrien Levron
Gabriella Laberge “On cherche encore (Never get enough)” (We’re still searching) Gabriella Laberge, Christian Sbrocca, Richard Turcotte, Zander Howard Scott
Lautner “J’ai pas le temps” (I don’t have the time) John Mamann, Johnny Goldstein, Koby Hass, Sophie Tapie
Mazy “Oulala” Julie Mazi
Naestro “Le brasier” (The blaze) Mark Hekic, Alexandra Maquet, Thierry Leteurtre
Noémie “Ma petite famille” (My little family) Cehashi, Noémie, Youssoupha
Philipelise “Madame la paix” (Madam Peace) Elise Philip, Guillaume Soulan
Seemone “Tous les deux” (The both of us) Fabrice Mantegna, Alexandre Mazarguil, Léa Simoncini
Silvàn Areg “Le petit Nicolas” (Little Nicholas) Caz B, Mamadou Niakate, Erick Ness
The Divaz “La voix d’Aretha” (Aretha’s voice) Yacine Azeggagh, Marielle Hervé
Tracy De Sá “Por aqui” (Around here) Tiery-F, Tracy De Sá
Ugo “Ce qui me blesse” (What hurts me) Ugo Benterfa, Vicken Sayrin

Shows:

Semi-final 1: The first semi-final aired live on 12 January 2019.

Draw Artist Song Cover (Original artist) Televote Jury Total Place
1 Naestro “Le brasier” “Perfect” (Ed Sheeran) 8 12 20 9
2 Florina “In the Shadow” “L’hymne à l’amour” (Édith Piaf) 21 0 21 8
3 Chimène Badi “Là-haut” “Je ne regrette rien” (Édith Piaf) 44 22 66 2
4 Battista Acquaviva “Passiò” “Parla più piano” (Gianni Morandi) 29 2 31 7
5 Silvàn Areg “Le petit Nicolas” “Un homme debout” (Claudio Capéo) 21 38 59 3
6 Bilal Hassani “Roi” “Carmen” (Stromae) 57 58 115 1
7 Aysat “Comme une grande” “Dancing Queen” (ABBA) 6 34 40 4
8 Lautner “J’ai pas le temps” “J’ai cherché” (Amir) 9 26 35 5
9 Mazy “Oulala” “Si seulement je pouvais lui manquer” (Calogero) 15 18 33 6

Semi-final 2:

The second semi-final will take place live on 19 January 2019.

Final:

At Eurovision: The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place at Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel and will consist of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May and the final on 18 May 2019. According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. As a member of the “Big 5”, France automatically qualifies to compete in the final. In addition to their participation in the final, France is also required to broadcast and vote in one of the two semi-finals.

  • Georgia Georgia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Georgian Stars (Georgian Idol, საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი, sakartvelovarskvlavi) 2019
Periodo Finale: 2 marzo 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV GPB
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao () ← Oto Nemsadze ()
Brano (Traduzione) “For You” ← “Keep on Going”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Germania Germania (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Unser Lied für Lissabon (Our song for Lisbon) 2018 ← Unser Lied für Israel (ULfI) 2019
Periodo Finale: 22 febrero 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i) Barbara Schöneberger, Linda Zervakis
Trasmissione TV NDR ( Das Erste, One)
Partecipanti 7
Artista (i) Michael SchulteS!sters
Brano (Traduzione) You Let Me Walk Alone ← “Sister”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo

Germany will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The German entry will be selected through the national final Unser Lied für Israel, organised by the German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). As a member of the “Big 5”, Germany will automatically qualify to compete in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

BackgroundPrior to the 2019 Contest, Germany had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest sixty-two times since its debut as one of seven countries to take part in 1956. Germany has won the contest on two occasions: in 1982 with the song “Ein bißchen Frieden” performed by Nicole and in 2010 with the song “Satellite” performed by Lena. Germany, to this point, has been noted for having competed in the contest more than any other country; they have competed in every contest since the first edition in 1956 except for the 1996 contest when the nation was eliminated in a pre-contest elimination round. In 2018, the German entry “You Let Me Walk Alone” performed by Michael Schulteplaced fourth of twenty-six competing songs with 340 points.

The German national broadcaster, ARD, broadcasts the event within Germany and delegates the selection of the nation’s entry to the regional broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). NDR confirmed that Germany would participate in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 19 May 2018. In 2018, the multi-artist national final Unser Lied für Lissabon determined both the song and performer to compete at Eurovision for Germany. For their 2019 entry, ARD will organise a national final with the same procedure.

Before Eurovision:

Unser Lied für Israel: Unser Lied für Israel (English: Our Song for Israel) will be the competition that will select Germany’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The national final will take place on 22 February 2019 in Berlin with seven competing entries. The show will be hosted by Linda Zervakis and Barbara Schöneberger.

FormatThe televised final will feature seven competing artists with a candidate song each. The winner will be selected by a combination of public voting, a one-hundred-member Eurovision panel, and an international expert jury panel.

The Eurovision panel consists of one hundred members recruited through surveys on social media in order to reflect the taste of the wider European audience, and it participates in the decision-making process from the candidate selection phase to the televised final. The international expert jury panel consists of twenty members who previously sat on the national juries of their respective countries at the Eurovision Song Contest or participated at the Contest.

Competing entriesArtists were able to submit their bids from 19 May 2018 to 31 July 2018. NDR received 965 applications, and 198 were shortlisted to be considered in the selection process. The one-hundred-member Eurovision panel narrowed the shortlist to fifty artists, ant the international expert panel further narrowed the shortlist to twenty artists. These twenty artists were invited to attend a workshop in Cologne from 28 September 2018 to 2 October 2018. Six of the artists who participated at the workshop were selected to advance to the songwriting camp that took place in Berlin from 5 to 9 November 2018.

Shortlisted acts:

  • Aly Ryan
  • Barna
  • BB Thomaz
  • Daniel Schuhmacher
  • Diana Schneider
  • Dimi Rompos
  • Gregor Hägele
  • Kasalla
  • Lilly Among Clouds
  • Linus Bruhn
  • Makeda
  • Nicole Cross
  • Nina Kutschera
  • Sebastian Schub (Withdrew)
  • Sisters
  • Thilo Berndt

 The six finalists met twenty four international songwriters at the songwriting camp:

Songwriters at the songwriting camp:
  • Germany Steven Bashir
  • Germany Ricardo Bettiol
  • United States Kristine Bogan
  • Germany Marcus Brosch
  • Germany Lukas Droese
  • Finland Axel Ehnström
  • Germany Nisse Ingwersen
  • United Kingdom Zimbabwe Kelvin Jones
  • United Kingdom Richard Judge
  • Germany David Jürgens
  • Germany Michelle Leonard
  • Germany Nina Müller
  • Germany Dennis Neuer
  • United States Michael Ochs
  • Germany Tom Olbrich
  • Austria Tamara Olorga
  • Norway Laila Samuelsen
  • Denmark Tim Schou
  • Canada Jonas Shandel
  • United Kingdom Oliver Som
  • Denmark Thomas Stengaard
  • United Kingdom Duncan Townsend
  • United Kingdom Andrew Tyler
  • Germany Tim Uhlenbrock

The six finalists produced circa twenty five songs at the songwriting camp. These song, some additional songs submitted to NRD, as well as two songs by two additional acts who did not participate at the camp, were evaluated by the Eurovision panel and the international expert panel, who could select between six and eight songs for the televised final.

The first six artists selected to compete in the final were revealed on 8 November 2018. On 8 January 2019, Sisters were announced as an extra act participating in the final.

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Aly Ryan “Wear Your Love” Aly Ryan, Michelle Leonard, Thomas Stengaard, Tamara Olorga
BB Thomaz “Demons” BB Thomaz, Andrew Tyler, Ricardo Bettiol, Tim Schou
Gregor Hägele “Let Me Go” Gregor Hägele, Jonas Shandel, David Jürgens, Tamara Olorga
Lilly Among Clouds “Surprise” Elisabeth Brüchner, Udo Rinklin
Linus Bruhn “Our City” Linus Bruhn, Dave Roth, Pat Benzner, Serhat Sakin, Simon Reichardt, Gianna Roth
Makeda “The Day I Loved You Most” Makeda, Tim Uhlenbrock, Kelvin Jones, Kristine Bogan
Sisters “Sister” Laurell Barker, Marine Kaltenbacher, Tom Oehler, Thomas Stengaard

At Eurovision: The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place at Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel and will consist of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May and the final on 18 May 2019. According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the “Big 5” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. As a member of the “Big 5”, Germany automatically qualifies to compete in the final. In addition to their participation in the final, Germany is also required to broadcast and vote in one of the two semi-finals.

  • Grecia Grecia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV ERT
Partecipanti
Artista (i)-
Brano (Traduzione) “-”  (-)
Lingua
Musica-
Testo
  • Irlanda Irlanda (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RTÉ
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Ryan O’ShaughnessySarah McTernan
Brano (Traduzione) “Together” ← “22”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Islanda Islanda (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Söngvakeppnin (Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, The Television’s Singing Contest) 2018 ← Söngvakeppnin 2019 
Periodo Semifinali: 
Finale:
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RÚV
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Ari ÓlafssonHatari
Brano (Traduzione) “Our Choice” ← “Hatrið mun sigra”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Israele Israele (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion 2018 (הכוכב הבא לאירוויזיון‬, The Next Star For Eurovision) ← HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion 2019 
Periodo Artista: HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion, — gennaio 2019
Canzone: — febbraio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i) Assi Azar (אסי עזר), Rotem Sela (רותם סלע)
Trasmissione TV IPBC/KAN
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Netta ← Kobi Marimi
Brano (Traduzione) “TOY” ← “Home”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Italia Italia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Sanremo 2018 (Festival di Sanremo, 68º Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo, Italian song festival of Sanremo) ← Sanremo 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 5-8 febbraio 2019 
Finale: 9 febbraio 2019
Sede Teatro Ariston, Sanremo, Italia
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RAI
Partecipanti 24
Artista (i) Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro ← Mahmood
Brano (Traduzione) “Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente” ← “Soldi”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Lettonia Lettonia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Supernova 2018 ← Supernova 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 26 gennaio 2019, 2 febbraio 2019
Finale: 9 febbraio 2019
Sede Rīgas kinostudija (RKS), Riga, Lettonia
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV LTV
Partecipanti 16
Artista (i) Laura Rizzotto ← Carousel
Brano (Traduzione) “Funny Girl” ← “That Night”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Lituania Lituania (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione „Eurovizijos“ dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka 2018 ← „Eurovizijos“ dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka 2019
Periodo
  • Shows: 5 gennaio 2019, 12 gennaio 2019, 19 gennaio 2019, 26 gennaio 2019
  • Semifinali: 2 febbraio 2019, 9 febbraio 2019
  • Finale: 23 febbraio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV LRT
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Ieva Zasimauskaitė ← Jurij Veklenko
Brano (Traduzione) “When We’re Old” ← “Run With The Lions”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV MKRTV
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Eye Cue ← Tamara Todevska
Brano (Traduzione) “Lost And Found” ← “Proud”  (-)
Lingua Inglese
Musica
Testo
  • Malta Malta (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018 (MESC) X Factor Malta (1)
Periodo Semifinali: 
Finale: 26 gennaio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i) Ben Camille
Trasmissione TV PBS
Partecipanti 12
Artista (i) ChristabelleMichela
Brano (Traduzione) “Taboo” ← “Chameleon”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Moldavia Moldavia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione O melodie pentru Europa 2018 ← O melodie pentru Europa 2019
Periodo Semifinali:
Finale:
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV TRM
Partecipanti
Artista (i) DoReDoSAnna Odobescu
Brano (Traduzione) “My Lucky Day” ← “Stay”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Montenegro Montenegro (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Montevizija 2018 (Mонтевизија ← Montevizija 2019
Periodo Finale: 9 febbraio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RTCG
Partecipanti 5
Artista (i) Vanja Radovanović ← D mol
Brano (Traduzione) “Inje” ← “Heaven”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Norvegia Norvegia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Melodi Grand Prix (Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix, Norsk Melodi Grand Prix, Grand Prix, MGP) 2018 ← Melodi Grand Prix 2019
Periodo Finale:
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV NRK
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Alexander Rybak ← KEiiNO
Brano (Traduzione) “That’s How You Write A Song” ← “Spirit in the Sky”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Paesi Bassi Paesi Bassi (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

nl19

Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal Selection 2018 ← Internal Selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV AVROTROS
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Waylon ← Duncan Laurence
Brano (Traduzione) “Outlaw In ‘Em” ← “Arcade”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Polonia Polonia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

pl19

Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 (Krajowe Eliminacje do Konkursu Piosenki Eurowizji, National Qualification) ← Internal Selection
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV TVP
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer ← Tulia
Brano (Traduzione) “Light Me Up” ← “Fire of Love (Pali się)”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Portogallo Portogallo (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

p19

Cronologia: Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Festival da Canção 2018 (52.ª Festival RTP da Canção← Festival da Canção 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 16 febbraio 2019, 23 febbraio 2019
Finale: 2 marzo 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RTP
Partecipanti 16
Artista (i) Cláudia PascoalConan Osiris
Brano (Traduzione) “O Jardim” ← Telemóveis”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Regno Unito Regno Unito (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

gb19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Eurovision: You Decide 2018 Eurovision: You Decide 2019
Periodo Finale: — febbraio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i) Mel Giedroyc, Måns Zelmerlöw
Trasmissione TV BBC
Partecipanti
Artista (i) SuRieMichael Rice
Brano (Traduzione) “Storm” ← “Bigger Than Us”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo

cz19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Eurovision Song ČZ 2018 ← Eurovision Song ČZ 2019
Periodo Finale:
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV ČT
Partecipanti 6
Artista (i) Mikolas JosefLake Malawi
Brano (Traduzione) “Lie To Me” ← “Friend of a Friend”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Romania Romania (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

ro19 (1)

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Selecția Națională Eurovision România 2018 ← Selecția Națională Eurovision România 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 20 gennaio 2019, 27 gennaio 2019
Finale: 17 febbraio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV TVR
Partecipanti 24
Artista (i) The Humans ← Ester Peony
Brano (Traduzione) “Goodbye” ← “On a Sunday”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Russia Russia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

ru19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Internal selection 2018  Internal selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RTR
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Julia SamoylovaSergey Lazarev
Brano (Traduzione) “I Won’t Break” ← “Scream”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • San Marino San Marino (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

sm19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione 1 in 360 2018 Internal selection 2019
Periodo Artista: 
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV SMRtv
Partecipanti
Artista (i)- Jessika featuring Jenifer BreningSerhat
Brano (Traduzione) “Who We Are” ← “Say Na Na Na”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Serbia Serbia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

sb19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Beovizija 2018 (БеовизијаBeovizija 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 
Finale: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RTS
Partecipanti
Artista (i) Sanja Ilić & Balkanika ← Nevena Božović
Brano (Traduzione) “Nova Deca” ← “Kruna”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Slovenia Slovenia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

slv19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione EMA 2018 (Evrovizijska MelodijA) ← EMA 2019
Periodo Finale:
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV RTV Slo
Partecipanti 10
Artista (i) Lea SirkZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl
Brano (Traduzione) “Hvala, ne!” ← “Sebi”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Spagna Spagna (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

e19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Operación Triunfo 2017 “Gala Eurovisión” ← Operación Triunfo “Gala Eurovisión” 2018
Periodo Finale: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV TVE
Partecipanti 17 brani – 13 partecipanti di Operación Triunfo 2018
Artista (i) Amaia y AlfredMiki
Brano (Traduzione) “Tu Canción” ← “La Venda”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Svezia Svezia (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

s19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Melodifestivalen 2018  ← Melodifestivalen 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 2 febbraio 2019, 9 febbraio 2019, 16 febbraio 2019, 23 febbraio 2019
Second Chance: 2 marzo 2019

Finale: 9 marzo 2019
Sede Scandinavium (Göteborg), Malmö Arena (Malmö), Tegera Arena (Leksand), Sparbanken Lidköping Arena (Lidköping), Nyköpings Arenor, Rosvalla (Nyköping), Friends Arena (Solna, Stockholm)
Presentatore (i) Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson, Eric Saade
Trasmissione TV SVT
Partecipanti 28
Artista (i)- Benjamin Ingrosso ← John Lundvik
Brano (Traduzione) “Dance You Off” ← “Too Late For Love”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Svizzera Svizzera (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

ch19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione ESC 2018 – Die Entscheidungsshow ← Internal selection 2019
Periodo Artista: — marzo 2019
Canzone: 
Sede
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV SRG/SSR
Partecipanti
Artista (i) ZiBBZLuca Hänni
Brano (Traduzione) “Stones” ← “She Got Me”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Ucraina Ucraina (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

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Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione Vidbir 2018 (відбірYevrobachennia. Natsionalnyi Vidbir, Євробачення. Національний відбір; Eurovision. National Selection← Vidbir 2019
Periodo Semifinali: 9 febbraio 2019, 16 febbraio 2019
Finale: 23 febbraio 2019
Sede Palace of Culture “KPI”, Kyiv, Ucraina
Presentatore (i)
Trasmissione TV UA:PBC
Partecipanti
Artista (i) MELOVIN ← MARUV (Anna Korsun)
Brano (Traduzione) “Under The Ladder” ← “Siren Song”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo
  • Ungheria Ungheria (Processo di Selezione dei partecipanti)

h19

Cronologia:  Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018 ← Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019

Cronologia – Processo di selezione A Dal 2018 (The Song) ← A Dal 2019
Periodo Heats: 19 gennaio 2019, 26 gennaio 2019, 2 Febbraio 2019
Semifinali: 
9 febbraio 2019, 16 febbraio 2019

Finale: 23 febbraio 2019
Sede
Presentatore (i) Bogi Dallos, Freddie (Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári)
Trasmissione TV MTVA
Partecipanti 30
Artista (i) AWSJoci Pápai
Brano (Traduzione) “Viszlát Nyár” ← “Az én apám”  (-)
Lingua
Musica
Testo