Tonight: Live from Expo Tel Aviv the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019!
Light. Camera. Action. Let the show begin! The Grand final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest is ready to unfold tonight on millions of TV screens around the world.
After months of national selections, internal procedures and preparations by the host country and 40 participating nations plus two week of rehearsals, a total of 26 nations, are taking the stage tonight for the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest . Who will be the next act to take the trophy back to his home?
In this last week we watched two semi finals determining 20 grand final spots which alongside with the Big-5 countries and host country of Israel will make up tonight’s line up of the Grand final.
Following the press conference of the second semi final, Israeli broadcaster KAN released the running order of tonight’s final, which may be found below:
An overview of the running order of the Grand Final:
|2||Albania||Jonida Maliqi||Ktheju tokës|
|3||Czech Republic||Lake Malawi||Friend of a friend|
|6||Denmark||Leonora||Love is forever|
|7||San Marino||Serhat||Say na na na|
|8||FYR Macedonia||Tamara Todevska||Proud|
|9||Sweden||John Lundvik||Too late for love|
|10||Slovenia||Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl||Sebi|
|12||The Netherlands||Duncan Laurence||Arcade|
|13||Greece||Katerine Duska||Better love|
|15||Norway||KEiiNO||Spirit in the sky|
|16||United Kingdom||Michael Rice||Bigger than us|
|17||Iceland||Hatari||Hatrið mun sigra|
|24||Switzerland||Luca Hänni||She got me|
|25||Australia||Kate Miller-Heidke||Zero gravity|
Hosts and Interval Acts
The show will again be hosted by the capable foursome Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal who will be located on the main stage plus Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub who will be standing in the green room.
The host broadcaster , KAN , has set up a night full of Eurovision stars, among which Conchita Wurst, Eleni Foureira and Mans Zelmerlöw. Moreover, the opening will feature former Israeli representatives: Netta (Israel 2018/Eurovision winner), Nadav Guedj (2015), Dana International (1998/2011) and Ilanit (1973, 1977).
Of course the highlight of the night will be the guest performance of Madonna who will sing onstage her old time classic hit “Like a prayer” and her newly released single ” Future” included in her new album “Madame X”
Tonight’s winner will be determined by the combined 50/50 vote of the 41 national juries and the audience (televoting). The jury vote will be announced first with the 41 spokespersons giving live their 12 points while the rest points will be automatically displayed and added on the scoreboard. The televoting results will follow whereas the order of the votes will start from the country with the less jury votes.
How to Watch
The Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will air live from Expo Tel Aviv, Israel, at 21:00 CET. You can watch live the event on the Eurovision Song Contest’s YouTube channel, as well as on the main national broadcasters across Europe, Australia, Kazakhstan and Canada.