July 21 ➡️ the latest #Eurovision headlines
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
PORTUGAL – “I Need Ya,” “The Crossover,” “Busy Tone,” “Do not Shoot,” “Gone Now,” and “Closer,” Isaura has recently released “Human.” In “Human”, Isaura asserts herself as a composer, author and producer, having also worked on the production of some themes in partnership with Karetus, Fred Ferreira, KKingKong, Lhast, Cut Slack and Diogo Piçarra. On Saturday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m., Isaura will perform at the Super Bock Super Rock Festival. The Festival takes place in the Parque das Nações in Lisbon. The special guest of the artist is Diogo Piçarra.
MALTA – In a surprise move the mum of two former Eurovision representatives of Malta is about to bid for the first Maltest X-Factor and why not – win the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Claudia and Fabrizio Faniello will see their mother Anna auditioning for the talent show. She has seen her son, Fabrizio in 2001 and 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and after nine efforts her daughter Claudia in the 2018 edition.
GERMANY – German national broadcaster seeks to increase the national final participants from six, to eight – ten. There will be of course a national jury of 100 German viewers to the final phase of the selection upon submissions. They will work out with them to find the proper songs to proceed for the national final. Then the two juries will decide the 8-10 finalists where th public will have the final say with 100% public vote, applying.
ISRAEL – Eilat is keep hoping to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest despite all odds. Documents released by Israel Hayom show that there are two venues proposals: The first, located in the Port of Eilat, is based around two existing hangers. The temporary construction would hold a capacity of 10,000 spectators. Furthermore, the entire complex would consist of two halls on either side of the main venue. One hall would house the green room, meaning the green room wouldn’t be inside the main arena for the first time since 2013, whilst the other hall would contain the press centre and backstage area. Second option is the Ice Mall. Following the installation of seating and other required venues, such as the press centre, the Ice Mall could hold up to 7,500 spectators. Regarding accommodation (a selection in which the city suffers), Eilat proposes for the delegations and the visitors to stay on a number of ships at the Red Sea.
LIECHTENSTEIN – Liechtenstein’s atonal broadcaster has not kept a secret their desire to enter the Eurovision Song Contest debuting in the 2019 edition and therefore we all expected the to apply for an EBU full membership. But EBU confirms now that the broadcaster has not applied.