NORWAY – NRK, the state broadcaster for Norway, has confirmed that the date for Norwegian National Selection ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ is March 2nd 2019.
HUNGARY – Hungarian broadcaster kicks off the 2019 edition of A Dal, the show through which the country will decide its participation in Israel. Submissions window opens on 8/11 and closes on 14/12.
CYPRUS – Eleni Foureira tops the LOS40 chart in Spain and announces new single Tomame. Along with joining the TANGA! party in London. Held in Madrid, this year a special Eurovision guest has been invited. Eleni Foureira will be performing live at the awards show airing November 2nd.
PORTUGAL – Gonçalo Reis and Nuno Artur Silva awarded by Meios & Publicidade for their achievements in the revamp of Festival da Canção and the hosting of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The event took place at the Altice Arena.
SWEDEN – 2,295 songs submitted to Melodifestivalen 2019. The amount of songs submitted ahead of next year’s contest were the lowest since 2015 when only 2,177 songs were submitted.
CROATIA – Head of delegation Željan Klašterka, where they stated: “As a new project manager and the head of Croatian Eurovision 2019 delegation, I confirm that HRT (Hrvatska radiotelevizija, Croatian national broadcaster) will participate in this contest.” He didn’t reveal any further detail and it is yet to be discovered which method of choosing this year’s act will they use.
MONTENEGRO – Montegrin broadcaster applied to compete at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and hopes to join the list of countries who will participate in Tel Aviv. It is, therefore, likely that Montenegro will join the competition in Israel next year.
SPAIN – Amaia joins forces with Bono and U2 during sold-out Madrid concert.