Konstantinos Karamitroudis, also known as Gus G, is a heavy metal guitarist and will be the ERT spokesperson in Eurovision 2019. He currently plays with his band Firewind. He has also played in Mystic Prophecy, Nightrage, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil and for Ozzy Osbourne.
People’s Artist Faiq Agayev to announce voting from Azerbaijan in Eurovision-2019. Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company has announced the name of the person who will announce the voting from Azerbaijan in Eurovision-2019 song contest to be held in Tel-Aviv.
#ShareTheJoy is the slogan of this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest according to a leaked logo. The logo which appeared online yesterday features a purple heart surrounded by stars circling it. TVP and the EBU have not commented on the logo or the slogan. EBU and TVP will reveal logo and slogan for @junioreurovisionofficial 2019 on a special press conference on 13/5 in Tel Aviv.
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On Sunday, the ministerial committee will meet to discuss granting a permit to employ workers on the Sabbath for the organization of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. It should be noted that this is a permit for all workers not only employees of the public broadcasting corporation. Among the workers who need a permit are transport drivers who are supposed to drive the thousands of spectators at the exhibition grounds where the competition will take place.
With less than two weeks to go, RÚV has announced it will show the Eurovision Song Contest this year with a choice of Icelandic, English, or sign language commentary.
The event—the world’s most popular television show—will feature semi-finals on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th May, and a grand final on Saturday 18th. Gísli Marteinn Baldursson will provide his much-loved Icelandic language commentary on RÚV 1 as usual, while RÚV 2 will feature live commentary from RÚV English, as well as Icelandic sign language. Coverage on RÚV 1 and RÚV 2 will start at 19.00 on the 14th, 16th, and 18th May.
Israeli media outlet Srugim reports that changes have been made to the Israeli entry for Eurovision 2019. “Home” has according to the report had changes to the backing track including additional instrumentation. Delegation is reported to be pulling out all the stops for Kobi Marimi’s performance. The report states that the performance will see Kobi’s image projected on a number of the panels at the back of the stage, similar to that of the music video. Furthermore, the lighting it stated to give the visual of Kobi bathed in sunlight.
KEiiNO met with the Norwegian Minister of Culture and had a message about the meeting: “Look who we met! Yesterday we met the Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande, and she wished us the best of luck in Tel Aviv! Such an honour knowing she’s proud of us, and that she loves that we’re showing the great cultural diversity of Norway to Europe. Especially since UN has decided 2019 is «The International Year of Indigenous Languages», it’s such a privilege for us to bring Sámi language and culture to Eurovision.”
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8,000-9,000 police officers, border guards and security guards will soon start the next stage of the massive operation to secure the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in about two weeks. The police are preparing for all the scenarios, from launching rockets to disturbances by BDS activists.
Tomi Rahula has revealed to ERR, that the production team for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, has recreated the storm sequence that featured in Victor Crone’s Eesti Laul performance. He explained that ERR had been planning to create the sequence in Estonia for the contest, but that the production team asked to take the challenge on.
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The EBU has unveiled the schedule with the opening hours of the 2019 Eurovision Press Centre including the Press Working Area, Press Conference Room and Interviews Hall. This year a total of three venues will be used to house the Press Centre in Tel Aviv. The Press Centre in Tel Aviv will officially open its doors on Saturday 4 May and will operate until Saturday 18 May.Expo Tel Aviv’s Pavillion 2 will be used as the Main Eurovision venue, whilst adjacent Pavillion 1 will house Delegation Bubble and the Green Room. Urban Hangar 12 aka Pavillion 12 is located in the north of Expo Tel Aviv and is nestled between Pavillion 11 and Pavillion 13. During Eurovision the venue will house the Interviews Hall enabling the media to have private interviews with the competing acts and ESC 2019 hosts etc. Accredited journalists will be able to book the interview booths at the Interview Hall in order to interview the artists, hosts etc.
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Terminal Fattal – the first private VIP terminal in Israeli airports, has been officially declared open earlier today after receiving all the necessary approvals from the authorities. Tomorrow it will open its gates to 4,000 accredited delegates and 1,500 accredited members of the press who will arrive in Israel for the Eurovision Song Contest. In future, it will be used to welcome official guests of government offices, travellers from private jets, businessmen and senior executives, celebrities and international sports teams
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🇮🇱 Terminal Fattal – the first private VIP terminal in Israeli airports, has been officially declared open earlier today after receiving all the necessary approvals from the authorities. Tomorrow it will open its gates to 4,000 accredited delegates and 1,500 accredited members of the press who will arrive in Israel for the Eurovision Song Contest. In future, it will be used to welcome official guests of government offices, travellers from private jets, businessmen and senior executives, celebrities and international sports teams @oikotimes @eurovision #daretodream #eurovision #oikotimes
The representative of Portugal at the Eurovision 2019, Conan Osíris, was this afternoon in the program A Nossa Tarde, presented by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira. Assuming that the performance “will be a little different” from the one that was presented at the Song Festival, Conan Osíris spoke about the creation of “Mobile Phones” and the trip to Tel Aviv to record the postcard for the contest. Asked about expectations for the international event, Conan says that the goal “is to feel that it was useful in all parameters and that our presence there was useful to someone”, having been surprised by some friends. Ruben Osório, responsible for the styling of Conan Osíris in Eurovision, also took part in the program, remembering how he met the artist. Ana Moura, one of the people responsible for the opening of the Eurovision 2018 Festival, surprised the Portuguese singer with a video message, before the interview ended, which ended with Conan Osíris teaching Tânia Ribas de Oliveira to dance to the sound of “Cell Phones”.