AUSTRALIA – It seems that SBS cannot produce on its own resources and ideas the national final therefore they hired Christer Björkman from SVT to help them. Well they could probably just sucking up a man who’s quite powerful inside the EBU and after all arranges the running order every year.
ESTONIA – Ani Lorak’s team member in The Voice of Russia, Uku Suviste is considered the favourite for Eesti Laul.
ISRAEL – Magician, Lior Suchard will be the third host of Eurovision 2019 accompanying Erez Tal and Bar Rafaeli.
SAN MARINO – Singer Daryana claims she has been invited to San Marino as a special guest to attend Christmas Evening on 24 December, where she will present her song “Hi, Wi-Fi!” to the preselection committee which will consider her Eurovision 2019 participation as the representative of San Marino.
POLAND – TVP will be approaching cities capable of hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in the new year. According to TVP official, Kraków, Katowice, Gliwice, Gdańsk, Łódź and Szczecin are appropriate host cities for the competition. Now the president of Polish broadcaster TVP has suggested internal selection may be the way to go for the adult contest, too. That would mean killing off the much-loved “Krajowe eliminacje” — the national final that famously showcased the likes of Margaret and Michal Szpak.
ITALY – The opera pop trio, baritone Gianluca Ginoble (23), tenors Piero Barone (25) and Ignazio Boschetto(24), after successful trips in North and South America and Europe, will becoming to Slovenia and Croatia for the first time in the organization of Star Production at the end of the year. The World Sensation from Italy will take place on December 20th in the Stožice Arena.
MOLDOVA – The 2019 edition of O melodie pentru Europa will consist of one semifinal and a final. The semifinal will be held on March 2 and the final the day after on March 3, so there won’t be a lot of time for those who make it out of the semifinal to spruce up the acts or make any changes for the final. You will be able to follow both shows through a live broadcast by Moldova 1. Submissions due on 18/1.
ROMANNIA – National selection semifinalists to be revealed on December 20th. Local and international artists have registered 126 songs in the national selection of Romania for the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, 70% more than last year. Semifinals will take place in January-February, with a grand final in February from Bucharest. First semifinal of Selecţia Naţională Eurovision Song Contest (SNESC) will be held in the city of Arad.
SPAIN – 17 songs, 13 OT students will compete at the OT Eurovision Gala for the ticket to Tel Aviv. Dave, Africa, and Alfonso left out and posted sad tweets on the web reacting over their dethrone from the final. The TVE jury said that it was a hard decision and the students have to play by the rules. Singer Zahara said that she aunt satisfied by the quality of the submitted songs.
Ya fuera de bromas carnavalescas, gracias por lo mensajes de apoyo, pero es así y no se puede cambiar. ¡¡Así que a seguir y nos vemos muy prontico!!
— Dave Zulueta (@daveot2018) December 11, 2018
— Á F R I C A (@africaot2018) December 11, 2018
Y yo pensaba que todos juntos íbamos a construir la ciudad 👍
— Damion (@damionot2018) December 11, 2018