Eurovision 2019: Confirmations of participation go on as Poland, Romania and Austria join the party in Israel
Good evening people this is Europe calling! One country after another is delcaring presence in Tel Aviv 2019 for the 64th Eurovision Song Contest . As all of the participating countries have submitted their preliminary application before Spetember 15 and have the right until 10/10 to confirm or withdraw without any penalty by EBU.
Lately three more countries confirmed Eurovision 2019 participation as Poland, Romania and Austria will be joining the party in Tel Aviv next May .
The Poles have confirmed that they will be present in Israel for Eurovision 2019! TVP, the Polish national broadcaster, has confirmed that Poland will compete at the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. Poland will be likely holding a national selection to determine its Eurovision 2019 act and entry , as it has be doing the latest years.
The Eurovision Story So Far
Poland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Edyta Gorniak‘s To nie ja, achieving the best result for the country uo to date. The country which has participated 21 times in the contest and counts mixed results . It has managed a top 10 placing only three times. Due to poor results and financial issues and was absent from the competition for three consecutive years until their return in 2014.
In 2018 Gromee feat Lukas Meijer represented the countey with their song Light me up but unfortunately were left out of the grand final
TVR, the Romanian national broadcaster, confirmed that Romania will participate at the upcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. Selecţia Naţională is the formula through which the county has been selecting traditionally its Eurovision acts and entries and is most likely to take place this year too. More details on the Romanian selection process will be released in the days to come.
The Eurovision Story So Far
Romania made its first attempt to compete in the contest back in 1993 for the Eurovision Song Contest. After competing in the preliminary semi-final in Slovenia with Dida Dragan, failed to win one of the three spots that led to the Eurovision stage in Millstreet, Ireland
Romania officially debuted at the the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Dan Bitman and has participatted a total of 22 times since then. Its best reuslts were scored in 2005 with Luminita Anghel and in 2010 with the duo Paula Seling & Ovi achieving in both cases the honorable 3rd place in the Grand Final.
In 2016 the country received a penalty by the EBU due to its broadcaster’s overdue debt and was forced to withdraw from the contest, although it had chosen its Eurovision entry and act for Stockholm.
In 2018 Romanian band The Humans won the Selecţia Naţională and performed Goodbye on the stage of Altice Arena in Lisbon. For the first time in its history the country didn’t make it to the final, breaking a record of qualifying to each grand final since the semi finals were introduced.
ORF, the Austrian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Austria will participate at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.
The Austrians will be joining the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and wants to repeat its success in 2014 when crowned winner.The Austrian broadcaster is expected to release further details on its Eurovision 2019 project and plan of action in due course.
The Eurovision Sotry So Far
Austria debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the competition twice with Udo Jurgens(1966) and Conchita Wurst (2014).
In 2018 Austria selected Cesar Sampson via an internal selection and represented the country with his entry Nobody but you. The Austrian act achieved a honorable 3rd placing in the Grand Final by winning the jury voting winning the jury voting.
Stay tuned on the INFE Network for more Eurovision news ,as more countries confirm their participation in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2019, scheduled on May 14, 16 and 18 in Tel Aviv.