UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧
Scott Mills will once again be joined by Rylan in the commentary booth for the semi-finals on BBC Four, with Graham Norton returning to commentate on the final. Scott has been commentating the semi-finals since 2011, with Rylan joining him for the first time at the 2018 contest.
Starting in 2012, YLE Fem is organizing De Eurovisa, a show where a team of specialists scores just before the Contest for Eurovision Song Contests. Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos will once again host the show, with the guests giving their scores for all of the competing songs. In the first episode, they rated and rated the entries of Iceland, Cyprus, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, with the ranking being as follows:
Bilal Hassani found some spree time and started performing and teasing all Eurovision 2019 entries and it seems quite successful. Have a listen.
Estonian Eurovision entrant Victor Crone has completed shooting of his postcard. “It’s going to be a lot of fun, we were at Tel Aviv Beach. Victor acted diligently and in the meantime even danced a bit, ”says Tomi Rahula, the head of the Estonian delegation.
NORTH MACEDONIA 🇲🇰
Mari Forsman Ryberger and Tine Matulessy will be responsible for the staging for “Proud” at Eurovision 2019. The all Swedish team will be behind Tamara Todevska’s performance in Israel, with both directors having previous Eurovision experience.
Ester Peony appeared on Destinaţia Tel Aviv last night as the singer starter her campaign to build support ahead of Eurovision 2019. The singer was joined by a number of special guests including Marcel Pavel, Sanda Ladoşi and Ionuţ Galani, who have given their support to the singer.
The guest performers for this years ESC Countdown from the Reeperbahn have been revealed. The show which is broadcast 45 minutes before the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, brings together acts to get the audience ready for the show in Tel Aviv: Sarah Connor, Stefanie Heinzmann, Laing, Annett Louisan & Nico Santos.
BNT Eurovision has revealed on Twitter in a now deleted tweet, that it is not planning a return to the Eurovision Song Contest in the near term. When asked on Twitter about a possible return BNT Eurovision Bulgaria stating: “[…] more certainty about the matter to be available later on. At this stage there are no plans for (a) return in the near future as the program does not fit any longer in the content strategy of the broadcaster”. (www.eurrovoix.com)
‘Good evening Europe‘ (Erev Tov Europe) is set to kick off on Sunday 14 April and will be hosted by Dafna Lustig and Avia Malka. The special Eurovision shows will be broadcast daily on KAN from Sunday- Thursday at 17:30 local time. Good Evening Europe will also feature special segments:t
– The Digital Corner: KAN Digital’s Eurovision coverage led by Shahar Geva
– The Kaiser’s Corner: This segment will be hosted by Itai Herman, he will check the participants knowledge related to Eurovision issues and events.
– The Eurovision Grill: In this segment participants will be asked about Eurovision songs etc.