Eurovision 2019: Host Insignia Handover Ceremony and Semi-final Allocation Draw to be held at TelAviv’s former City Hall
Tel Aviv, the Eurovision host city is planning to hold the Host Insignia Handover Ceremony and Semi-final Allocation Draw at the former City Hall aka Beit Ha’ir, one of the city’s significant landmarks.
The Israeli national broadcaster, KAN in collaboration with the City of Tel Aviv have put their heads down in order to settle on time all the parameters of the Eurovision hosting and are gearing up to solve all issues involved in order to offer a magnificant Eurovision Song Contest.
Just a couple of weeks before , KAN made public the potential venue for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-final Allocation Draw and the official Host Insignia Handover Ceremony. The City of Tel Aviv is planning to hold , by the end of January, the 2019 ESC Host Insignia Handover Ceremony and Semi-final Allocation Draw at the former Tel Aviv City Hall.
The Host Insignia Handover Ceremony
The 2018 Eurovision host city, Lisbon, will pass the keys of the next Eurovision Song Contest to the 2019 Eurovision host city, Tel Aviv, next January in a special ceremony scheduled to be held at Tel Aviv’s former City Hall. A special delegation from Lisbon will travel to Tel Aviv for this special ceremony , where Mr. Fernando Medina ,Mayor of Lisbon, will officially hand the special Eurovision Insignia Key to Mr. Ron Huldai ,the Mayor of Tel Aviv.
The Semi-final Allocation Draw
Immediately after the Official Host Insignia Handover Ceremony, KAN will hold the Semi-final Allocation Draw in order to distribute and divide the semi-finalist countries in one of the two semi-finals. Another draw will be held in order to determine in which of the two semi-finals the BIG 5 countries (France, UK, Italy, Spain and Germany) and host nation Israel are to vote in.
The Old Tel Aviv City Hall ( Tel Aviv Museum of History)
The former Tel Aviv City Hall is located in the historic center of Tel Aviv, specifically in Bialik Street. In present time it has turned into the Beit Ha’ir- The Aviv Museum of History, demonstrating the local culture and heritage. Beit Ha’ir sits in the historical Town Hall of Tel Aviv and is part of the Bialik Complex center of Hebrew and Israeli culture . The Bialik Square and its surrounding buildings, have been recognized officially as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO and are included in the area of the so called White City, that has to show a big variety of modern international architecture.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 14, 16 and 18 May at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel.