A total of 2.99 million viewers watched on NDR and One as Germany selected their entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. The show has lost just over 170,000 viewers over the selection last year and is the second consecutive year of falling interest in the show. DouzePoints.ch reports that “Sisters” was written in the 2018 songwriting camp for the Swiss selection but was not selected to go through to the national final last year. The song was written by Swiss songwriters Marine Kaltenbacher and Tom Oehler, as well as Thomas Stengaard from Denmark and Canadian-British songwriter Laurell Barker.
Speaking to ERT on her arrival in Athens, Katerine Duska explained that her song for Eurovision 2019 (Better Love) is a mid tempo rock song which will also include a social message.
Cesár Sampson is nominated for the Amadeus Austrian Music Award!
Serbian broadcaster RTS has released voting rules for the Beovizija festival. Running order for the semifinals has been decided by the organizers of the festival, and for the final it will be decided by the random draw after the semifinlas. From each semifinal 6 entries will proceed to the final, chosen by the jury and televoting in 50/50 system.
Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, will for the first time attend final of Icelandic preselection Söngvakeppninn on March 2.
Montenegrin entrants D-mol took part in humanitarian program “Dnevnica” which will be broadcast on TV Vijesti on Wednesday. TV show “Dnevnica” is a project of the Idea Factory, which combines humanity, socially responsible business and entertainment through television content. In its three seasons it has managed to help to a hundred families or individuals in a state of social and material need. (www.esckaz.com)
EUROVISION 2019 🇮🇱
Following the rumour about Eleni Foureira and Madonna performing as guests in Eurovision 2019, local press now claims that Conchita, Måns Zelmerlöw & Alexander Rybak will also attend. There will be a concept of duets on stage reforming each other participant’s Eurovision entry. Somehow Israel sets the target too high and they have to start confirming or refuting the information otherwise they will be creating a fuzz for nothing.