THE OPENING ACT
After her victory last year, the honor of opening the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest falls to last year’s winner Netta Barzilai. She will get the party started along with Israel’s previous Eurovision winner, Dana International and Israel’s first ever Eurovision representative, Ilanit.
As has become a tradition since the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, the Grand Final will open with a flag parade to introduce the 26 competing entrants before the Eurovision Song Contest begins.
THE INTERVAL ACT
As was already announced last month at the host broadcaster press conference, a special ‘switch song’ act is planned for the Grand Final featuring former Eurovision winners and runners up:
Conchita will sing Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes (Sweden 2015)
Måns Zelmerlöw will sing Eleni Foureira’s Fuego (Cyprus 2018)
Eleni Foureira will sing Verka Serduchka’s Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine 2007)
Verka Serduchka will perform Netta’s Toy (Israel 2018)
At the end all four artists will join Gali Atari on stage to perform her 1979 winning song, Hallelujah.
Just before time runs out on Netta’s reign as Eurovision Queen, she will perform her new song Nana Banana. If you want to sing along, there’s still time to learn the words in Netta’s lyric video.
International pop icon Madonna will perform 2 songs during the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 18 May: Her 1989 smash hit ‘Like A Prayer’ and a world exclusive of brand-new single ‘Future’, which she will perform together with American rapper Quavo.
NOTE: MADONNA VIDEO IS NOT YET ON