Tonight: Watch 7 national selection shows take place; Four more Eurovision 2019 acts to be determined

Tonight: Watch 7 national selection shows take place; Four more Eurovision 2019 acts to be determined

A total of 7 national selection shows is taking place tonight. Among them four countries will be holding their national finals and three more semi final rounds. Namely Denmark,Ukraine,Hungary and Lithuania will be holding their final shows while Sweden its 4th semi final, Portugal its 2nd semi final and Georgia is 5th Live show of Georgian idol. Let go and see one by one the deatails of today’s national final schedule.

Denmark– Final

A total of 800 entries had the Dannish national broadcaster received this year for the country’s national final, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, that is going to take place tonight. From the initial submissions 10 acts made it to today’s final show and will be competing in Box Arena for the right to represent the country in Tel Aviv next May . Hosts of the show will be  Johannes Nymark and Kristian Gintberg.

The 10 DMGP 2019 competing entries are:

  1. Simone Emilie – Anywhere
  2. Jasmin Gabay – Kiss like this
  3. Rasmus Faartoft – Hold my breath
  4. Marie Isabell – Dancing with you in my heart
  5. Sigmund – Say my name
  6. Humørekspressen – Dronning af baren
  7. Julie & Nina – League of light
  8. Teit Samsø – Step it up
  9. Leonora – Love is forever
  10. Leeloo – That vibe

Jasmin Gabay has taking part in the competition in the past as a backing vocalist of Anja in 2017 and the song Where I Am.

The winner will be determined in two rounds of voting. During the first round public and jury voting will decide which three acts will qualify to the second superfinal round. In the second stage of voting the three acts will go again in new voting process by the jury and public from zero base and one of them will be Denmark’s Eurovision 2019 representative.

The  DMGP 2019 final will start at 20:00 CET and you can watch it HERE

Ukraine – Final

After two second semi final rounds, during which 18 acts competed for a spot in the final, Vidbir 2019, today the final show will determine Ukraine’s Eurovision 2019 entry. The show will be presented to us by  Sergey Pritula . Six acts will take the stage tonight and give the battle for the right to represent the country in Tel Aviv.

Today’s national final six contestants are:

  1. Freedom Jazz – Cupidon
  2. Yuko – Galyna guliala 
  3. Maruv – Siren song
  4. Brunettes Shoot Blondes – Houston
  5. Kazka – Apart 
  6. Anna Maria – My road

Among the contestants is the group KAZKA, which had participated in last year’s  Vidbir with the song Dyva, without qualifying to the final. One more comeback for  Brunettes Shoot Blondes who had competed in nationa final of 2016 with their entry Every Monday.

The resutls will come out by the public votes (50%) and the jury votes (50%). The jury consists of Eugene Filatov (music producer and one of the founders of the group Onuka), Jamala (Eurovision 2016 winner) and Andreiy Danilko (Ukraine 2007).

Guest of the show will be the French Eurovision 2019 representative , Bilal Hassani who will perform his entry Roi, while Jamala will present on stage her new song Solo 

The final of  Vidbir 2019 starts at 18:00 CET and you can watch it here 

Hungary – Final

After three qualifying heats and two semi final rounds, it’s time for Hungary to select its Eurovision 2019 representative throught tonight’s final show of A Dal 2019. Host of the show will be Freddie (Hungary 2016) and Dallos-Nyers Boglárka. Eight acts will compete in this evening’s final show.

The 8 finalists are:

Among the comepetitor we see András Kállay-Saunders (as member of The Middletonz) who had achieved a 5th placing for Hungary with Eurovision 2o14 with his song Running and  Joci Pápai  who represented the country in Eurovision 2017 with his song Origo, placed 8th on the final scoreboard

The winner will be determined after two rounds of voting . In the first phase the jury of the show (Féro Nagy, Lilla Vincze, Misi Mező and Miklós Both) will choose the 4 candidates that will qualify in the second round of the final. During the second round the public vote exclusively will decide the country’s Eurovision 2019 act.

The final show of A Dal 2019 will begin at  19:30 CET and you can watch it HERE.

Lithuania – Final

After 4 qualifying rounds, 2 semi finals and a total of 49 candidates, Lithuania has reached its final of Eurovizija. Hosts of the show will be  Giedrius Masalskis and Gabrielė Martirosianaitė while the show will be aired on national channel of LRT.

A total of 8 contestants will take the stage tonignt which are :

The final outcome will be determined by jury and public voting (50% each)

The final of Eurovizija 2019 starts at 20:00 CET and will be able to watch it HERE .

Sweden – Fourth Semi final

Sweden’s national selection process continues to unfold with the 4th semi final round of Melodifestivalen 2019. Today’s show will take place at  Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in the city of Lidköping, and will be presented to us by Marika CarlssonEric SaadeKodjo Akolor and Sara Dawn Finer. In this evening’s semi final another set of 7 acts will compete for two spots directly to the final and two more spots in the second chance semi final heat.

The 7 entries that we will se competing tonight are: 

  1. Pagan Fury – Stormbringer 
  2. Anton Hagman – Känner dig
  3. Lisa Ajax – Torn
  4. Arvingarna – I Do
  5. Bishara – On My Own
  6. Ann-Louise Hanson – Kärleken finns kvar 
  7. John Lundvik – Too Late for Love

Among the competing acts are former “Melodifestivalen” participants Anton Hagman (2017), Lisa Ajax (2016 and 2017), John Lundvik (2018) and Ann-Louise Hanson, who has entered the Swedish competition 13 times so far. Arvingarna will try to represent Sweden for the second time at the Eurovision Song Contest as they represented Sweden back in 1993 with their song “Eloise”, finishing in the 7th position. The Swedish dansband competed in the Swedish “Melodifestivalen” in 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2002.

The voting consists of two rounds in which only public voting determines the outcome. The first 5 top acts in the first round of votes move on to ta second round of voting. The first two qualify to the final direclty, while the 3rd and 4th qualify to the second chance semi final show.

The 3rd semi final of Melodifestivalen starts at 20:00 CET and you can watch it here  


Portugal – Second Semi final

Portugal national selection process for Eurovision 2019 continues tonight with the 2nd semi final of Festival da Cançao 2019. Hosts of the show this evening will be  José Carlos Malato and Jorge Gabriel.

Festival da Cançao 2019, consists of three show (two semi finals and one final) and  total of 16 acts are comepting this year. This evening we will watch the second set of 8 contestants compete in the 2nd semi final round.

The 8 2nd semi final competitors are:

  1. Lara Laquiz – O Lugar
  2. Dan Riverman – Lava
  3. Mariana Bragada – Mar Doce
  4. João Couto – O Jantar
  5. Madrepaz – Mundo A Mudar
  6. Surma – Pugna
  7. Mila Dores – Debaixo Do Luar
  8. NBC – Igual A Ti

From this evening’s 8 contestants only 4 will make it to the final. The result will be determined by public and jury voting equally. 

Namely, the jury of the competition is formed by the following members:

  • Júlio Isidro – Radio presenter and TV personality who has featured on the panel two times previously
  • Isaura – Singer and songwriter who represented Portugal at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with Cláudia Pascoal
  • Álvaro Costa – Radio presenter, DJ and TV presenter
  • Selma Uamusse – Singer from Mozambique
  • Pedro Penim – Founder and artistic director of Teatro Praga. He also presented the Blue Carpet event at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
  • Maria João – Jazz singer and director
  • Rita Redshoes – Singer, songwriter, former Festival da Canção songwriter (2017)

The 1st semi final of Festival da Cançao 2019 will begin at 22:00 CET and you can watch the show HERE


Georgia – Fifth Live Show

This evening will take place the 5th live show of the Georgian Idol, the show through which Georgia has decided to determine this year’s Eurovision act.

In the first show of the competition we saw 10 best acts that had been selected, after auditions all over the country by a jury panel consisted of Stephane Mgebrishvili (Georgia 2009), Natia Todua (winner of The Voice Germany), Tinatin Berdzenishvili (Director of media of GPB) and Zaza Shengelia (CEO of Bravo Records).

After four live shows, 5 acts from the initial 10 contestants, have already been eliminated and five remain in the competition. The 5 acts that we will see perform in tonight’s 5th live show are:

  • Liza Kalandadze
  • Nini Tsnobiladze
  • Giorgi Pruidze
  • Giorgi Nakashidze
  • Oto Nemsadze

From these 5 again 1 more will be eliminated . The result will be determined by votes coming from the national and International audience through televoting and Facebook.

The first live show of Georgian Idol starts at 19:00 CET and you can watch it here

Angelo D.

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