December 27 ➡️ the latest #Eurovision headlines
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
STB and UA:PBC have confirmed today that Jamala, Andriy Danylko and Yevhen Filatov will remain on the jury for Vidbir.
In two episodes, “All Aboard! – Inside Eurovision 2018″, RTP documentary, takes us to know the construction of the stage, the impressive work of light, the rehearsals of the presenters and the competing songs, the creation of the” postcards “of the artists presentation, the technical work behind the scenes, in a panorama that goes beyond the Altice Arena to also remember the ceremony of the Blue Carpet held at the MAAT or the afternoons and evenings of party that Eurovision Village provided to everyone in the Commerce Square.
ISRAEL – Shiri Maimon revealed her favourite of the national preselection of Israel. Answering the fan question to name her favourite of Hakokhav Haba, new jury member Shiri Maimon has declared that she would like band Shalva to win national preselection and represent Israel at home Eurovision 2019.
Jonida Maliqi wants to keep “Ktheju tokës” in Albanian for Eurovision. Keep in mind that the Albanian broadcaster, RTSH, is yet to confirm which language they want their artist to sing in and the artistic direction they wish to take. Jonida’s wish isn’t the final word, as the broadcaster typically has the final say.
INFE Azerbaijan has revealed the fifteen artists who took part in the auditions round to represent the nation at Eurovision 2019.
Emiliya Yaqubova – Winner of the first season of the Voice of Azerbaijan
Samira Efendi – Participated in the Azerbaijani selection multiple times
Maryam Shabanova – Finalist in the 2010 selection process
Vlada Ahundova – Participated in the 2012 and 2013 selection, as well as the Turkvision selection in 2014
Tofig Hajiyev – Participant in the Voice of Azerbaijan and presenter for MTV Azerbaijan
Huseyn Abdullayev – Was one of the three singers shortlisted to represent Azerbaijan in 2016
Altun Zeynalov – Participated in the 2012 national selection
Ruslan Alishan – Competed in the 2014 selection as well as Voice of Azerbaijan and Voice of Turkey
Sarkhan Jafarov – Competed in the Azerbaijani selection for Turkvision 2014
Narmin Karimbayova – Participated in the Voice of Azerbaijan 2016
Elvin Novruzov – Participated in the Voice of Azerbaijan 2016
Rilaya – Took part in the 2013 and 2014 Azeri selection for Eurovision
Leman Dadasheva (Dadashova) – Semi-finalist in the Voice of Azerbaijan 2016
Narmin Behbudova – Was also shortlisted in 2015 to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision
Narmina Seyidova – Was also shortlisted in 2015 to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision
The five compositions selected by the Selection Commission after listening to the songs received for the contest for our Eurosong contest will compete on Montevizija on February 9 for the title of Montenegrin representative in Tel Aviv, where this prestigious music competition will be held in 2019.
Dana International has confirmed that she will be performing during Eurovision next year. It is unclear though when and where such performance may take place – is it merely Eurovillage performance alongside other Israeli stars, or performance on the contest stage as a guest act?
Confirmation of the artists taking place in 2019’s edition of Vidbir is expected in “less than a month” by UA:PBC, with the corporation also posting a number of teasing tweets regarding which acts may be part of the Ukrainian selection.
The first four heats of Lithuania’s Eurovision selection show Eurovizijos nacionaline atranka 2019 are set to be broadcast throughout January, with the first heat being shown on LRT on January 5th.
Israel’s search for Eurovision 2019 continued with the eleventh show of HaKokhav HaBa L’Eurovizion last night. Eight singers took to the stage, with five of them making it through to the next round. The singers progressing to the next round are:
Or Ben Atar – 94%
Ehab Atilla – 85%
Avi Ashur – 79%
Shira Givony – 72%
Netanel and Yarden Barzilai – 70%
Success on stage at Eurovision doesn’t always translate into chart success or that your song will continue to be listened to after contest. We’ve had a look at the numbers from Spotify to see which songs were streamed most before during and after Eurovision in 2018. The top 10 were:
1. Eleni Foureira – Fuego – 48,170,949
2. Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone – 30,216,260
3. Netta – Toy – 28,610,295
4. Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off – 24,609,087
5. Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me – 22,379,877
6. Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro – Non mi avete fatto niente – 19,160,972
7. Amaia, Alfred – Tu Cancion – 13,899,271
8. Rasmussen – Higher Ground – 9,246,724
9. Cesar Sampson – Nobody But You – 9,071,679
10. Saara Aalto – Monsters – 8,069,108
Success on stage at Eurovision doesn’t always translate into chart success or that your song will continue to be listened to after contest.