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ESC19: The Draw

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Bye Bye Lisbon!

Hello Tel Aviv!


It's now official, Today in Tel Aviv, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest has taken place allong with the Insgnia Cerimony in Which the vice president of Lisbon "passed the keys" to Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv.

The cerimony was conducter by two of the presenters of the contest on May, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub, and it was informed that the first wave of tickets will go on sale later in February, through this year's official ticketing company Leaan. 


The draw said that Spain, France and Israel will vote in the first Semi-Final, while Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom will vote in the second Semi-Final. 

 

First Semi-Final (14 May)

First half

 

  • Slovenia
  • Belarus
  • Czech Republic
  • Montenegro
  • Cyprus
  • Serbia
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Hungary

 

Second half

 

  • Estonia
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Iceland
  • Georgia
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Ukraine
  • Greece

 

Second Semi-Final (16 May)

First half

  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Austria
  • Moldova
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Denmark
  • Armenia

Second half

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • F.Y.R. Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • The Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta



source and photo: eurovision.tv

Who's trying to comeback to Eurovision?

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 27, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Eurovision is not just a thing of new artists. Every year there are several who want to repeat the experience already lived in previous years. In the race for Tel Aviv there is no exception. Despite the rumors that have circulated about artists who have intended to return but have withdrawn their applications, especially in Romania, many are betting heavily on their returns. These are some of them:


Estonia

Sandra Nurmsalu will be competing in the first semifinal of Eesti Laul, next January 31st with the song "Soovide puu". Sandra represented her country with Urban Symphony in 2009 and finished 6th in the grand final.


Iceland

Friðrik Ómar (2008 ), is back with "Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?" and Hera Bjork is back again with "Eitt andartak". They will be performing in the 2nd and 1st semifinal of Söngvakeppnin, respectively. Hera ended up finishing 19th with 41 points in 2010 and Fridrik with Eurobandið ended 14th in the final with "This is my Life". Fridrik once again participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 as a backing-vocalist in the Icelandic entry performed by Yohanna.


Norway 

Mørland with "En livredd mann" is trying to comeback to Eurovision after A Monster like me in 2015 with which he placed 8th.


Sweden

Anna Bergendahl will sing "Ashes to Ashes" in the first semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2019. Anna had a huge success in Sweden with her ESC entry from 2010 despite she was unable to qualify for the final. Arvingarna will also be back with "I Do" (semifinal 4) trying to repeat the success of Eloise in 1993, 7th place. Martin Stenmarck will sing "Låt skiten brinna" in the third semifinal of the swedish contest. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with "Las Vegas", finishing 19th. The competition will be held between 2 February 2019 and 9 March 2019.


Italy

Il Volo finished third in 2015 but are now back with "Musica che resta". The final of San Remo Festival will be on the 9th of February. 


San Marino

The first returning name confirmed to ESC is Serhat. Celebrating its tenth year in the Eurovision Song Contest, San Marino RTV invited Serhat to represent the country again. He participated in 2016 as well, when he represented the small republic with the song 'I Didn't Know'. We will see him again in Tel Aviv!





Celine Dion at British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The legendary French-Canadian performer will top the Great Oak Stage on Friday July 5, 2019, a UK festival exclusive performance and her only European show of 2019.

Tickets are already on special fan pre-sale via Celine's website since January 23 and BST fan pre-sale since Friday 25. General sale starts on January 29 2019 at 9am. Prices from Prices from £89.75.

 

Celine joins Robbie Williams and Florence + The Machine as headliners for this year's BST Hyde Park, which sees six different line-ups perform at the famous London park across two weekends in July.

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source: Official Charts 

ABBA's new material only after Summer

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 27, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

According to the british website Official Charts, we have a long wait till we can listen new songs from ABBA reunited! Well... it's only some months compared to what we've been waiting!


As we can read in the website "The quartet, who parted ways 35 years ago, have recorded new music for a 'Virtual Abba' experience, which is expected to happen this year. The songs, called I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down, are hopefully being released in the second half of 2019. A representant told Variety: "No release before the summer," they said. "Hopefully this fall."


Benny Andersson said legal compilations had pushed back the virtual tour and therefore the new music. “We are still trying to establish the agreement that needs to be done to be able to continue," he explained. "We are good. It’s the other side, everything that has to be done, everything that has to be drawn. It’s delayed. It’s not our doing."


In the interview, Andersson teased the possibility of a third new song, to be released when the show launches. Talking about recording together again, he said: "We had such a good time, we really, really did, we were all back to where we ended, having fun. It was just like no time had passed, we all felt that and we were all happy about feeling that."


source: official charts



AWARDS19: Song of the year

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 22, 2019 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The song of the year as chosen by you is the song that can represent the taste of our readers. All the winning songs became classics!

Michal Szpak and Zdravko Colic were the only contenders nominated for the 3rd time. Szpak won in 2017 and Colic in 2018. All the others were nominated for the first time. These are the results:

King of the season - Michal Szpak 53%

Tebe cuvam za kraj - Zdravko Colic 23%

Before I Go - Guy Sebastian 8%

Papillon - Lara Fabian 7%

Karma - Yanna Terzi 6%

Tamid - Moran Mazor 3%



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