The 69th edition of Festivali di Sanremo begins tonight in Italy, as the nation searches for the most popular Italian song. The twenty four artists competing in Festivali di Sanremo 2019 will take to the stage this evening for the first of five nights of competition. The singers will be performing their competing entries and showcasing the very best of Italian music. (www.eurovoix.com)
The third semi final of The Next Star concluded. The show declared the third qualifier to the final. Ketreyah, who got the highest score, went through this heat and will join Shalva Band, Maya Buskila and the fourth qualifier at the final.
After we reported earlier on the possible disqualification of Wiktoria, after her song had been up for two hours on Saturday by accident, happier news has come out now: Wiktoria and her song ‘Not With Me’ won’t be disqualified: “After a conversation with Sony Music, our opinion is that there was no inention to release the song on Spotify. We don’t think the damage is done on such a scale that it would require us to take measures.”
Chingiz Mustafayev is claimed to be the 2019 Eurovision representative according to (usually very well informed) INFE Azerbaijan. The song though is still in the selection process.
While Sergey Lazarev is still not confirmed the news about Eurovision 2019, saying that he is only one of the broadcaster’s candidates, Dima Bilal commented his post on Instagram, wishing him thee very best of luck. Just to be clear, a recent post (on oikotimes and around) regarding Ani Lorak and Anna Netrebenko is what the Russian gossip claim, and we have no information or indication that this will happen. Logical assumption as Russian media love to heat thee tension few days before the official announcement.
UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧
SuRie, the singer that represented the United Kingdom at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, will perform at Eurovision: You Decide this Friday.