Georgian Idol will be used to select their artist for 2019. The final will be held on the 2nd of March. Songwriters of any nationality were able to submit their song entries from 21 December 2018 to 1 February 2019. GPB received over 200 entries, and a seven-member selection committee cut down all of the submissions to three songs. The selected songs will be performed by the final four finalists. From the selected compositions, the candidates will select their respective entries for the national final. The entries competing are yet to be revealed.
Oto Nemsadze – Come Together (The Beatles) / Rats am kveqnad siqvaruli mefobs (Gogi Dolidze) 27.23%
Giorgi Pruidze – Feeling Good (Nina Simone) / Emotions 14.35%
Nini Tsnobiladze – Am I The One (Beth Hart) / Chemtan aghar khar (Green Room) 13.73%
Liza Kalandadze – I Put A Spell On You (Nina Simone) / Nu medzakhi (Nato Metonidze) 30.18%
Giorgi Nakashidze – Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics) / Petkavs (Bakur Burduli) 14.51%
Melodifestivalen 2019, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), is the eighteenth consecutive edition of the contest in which the competition takes place in different cities across Sweden. The four semi-finals are held at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (2 February), the Malmö Arena in Malmö (9 February), the Tegera Arena in Leksand (16 February) and the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping (23 February). The Second Chance round will take place at the Rosvalla Nyköping Eventcenter in Nyköping on 2 March while the final will be held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 9 March. An initial 28 entries compete in the semi-finals, with seven entries taking part in each show. The top two entries from each semi-final advance directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries advance to the Second Chance round. The bottom three entries in each semi-final are eliminated. An additional four entries qualify for the final from the Second Chance round, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12.
SWEDEN 2019 🇸🇪 MELODIFESTIVALEN FOURTH SEMI FINAL
|PARTICIPANT(S)||SONG TITLE||ROUND 1||ROUND 2||TOTAL||RANK||STATUS|
|Bishara||"On My Own"||1/2||Final|
|John Lundvik||"Too Late for Love"||1/2||Final|
|Anton Hagman||"Känner dig"||601.113||—||601.113||6|
|Ann-Louise Hanson||"Kärleken finns kvar"||583.995||5|
|Lisa Ajax||"Torn"||3/4||Second chance|
|Arvingarna||"I Do"||3/4||Second chance|
Festival da Canção 2019 will be the 51st edition of Festival da Canção, the music competition that selects Portugal’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. Three live shows will be broadcast during a two-week period: two semi-finals on 16 and 23 February and the final on 2 March 2019. The semi-finals will take place at RTP’s studios in Lisbon, while the final will take place at the Portimão Arena in Portimão. The competition will feature sixteen songs written by professional and amateur composers, who will be also responsible for choosing the performer(s) for their entry. Each semi-final will feature eight songs from which four will advance to the final. Results during the semi-finals will be determined by a room jury panel (50%) and public voting (50%). In the final, the winner will be determined by the votes from regional jury panels (50%) and public voting (50%). For the third consecutive year, the competition had no language restrictions. On 5 December 2018, RTP revealed the names of the sixteen participating composers: fourteen directly invited by RTP, one selected by Antena 1’s radio show MasterClass, and one selected from an open call.
PORTUGAL 2019 🇵🇹 FESTIVAL DA CANÇÃO SECOND SEMI FINAL
|NBC||"Igual a ti"||10||12||22||1||Qualified|
|Madrepaz||"Mundo a mudar"||6||10||16||3||Qualified|
|Mariana Bragada||"Mar doce"||8||7||15||4||Qualified|
|João Couto||"O jantar"||5||5||10||6|
|Mila Dores||"Debaixo do luar"||4||4||8||7|
|Lara Laquiz||"O lugar"||3||3||6||8|