Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Israel will be hosting the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest

Israel will be hosting the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest

Tel Aviv, Israel will host Eurovision 2019

Israel has won the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 following the win of Netta’s “Toy” in Lisbon, Portugal. Tel Aviv Convention Center will welcome guests from around the world for the event. The semi-finals will take place Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16. The Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held Saturday, May 18.

Participating Countries

This list contains the countries that have indicated their intention to participate in the Contest. Participants will select their entries via several different methods:

  • Internal Selection: The broadcaster will select the act and/or the song. The Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, and Austria have used the method the last several years.
  • National Final: The broadcaster will hold a one-off competition to determine their act and/or song. Denmark, Norway, and Germany use this method frequently. Australia will use this method for 2019.
  • Festival: The broadcaster will hold a slightly longer competition, usually with one or two semi-finals and a grand final. Sometimes the competition will take place over the course of a week (Italy’s Sanremo or Albania’s Festivali i Këngës) or over a couple of weekends (Portugal’s Festival da Cancão or Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin).
  • Selection Series: The broadcaster will hold a long-form competition to determine their artist and/or song, usually with multiple rounds of winnowing down options. Hungary’s A Dal, Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, and Armenia’s Depi Evratesil fall into this category.
  • Hybrid: A broadcaster may use one method to determine their artist and another method to select their song. Israel uses HaKokhav HaBa (Rising Star) to select their artist but choose the song internally. In 2018, Finland selected Saara Aalto as their artist, but used the national final UMK to have the public choose her song.

The submission deadline for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be March 11.

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 First Semi-Final

Running OrderCountryArtistSongSelection Date
FirstBelarusMarch 1
FirstCyprusTamtaReplayMarch 5 (Song Reveal)
FirstCzech RepublicLake MalawiFriend of a Friend
FirstFinlandDarude feat. Sebastian RejmanMarch 2
FirstHungaryFebruary 23
FirstMontenegroD-MollHeaven
FirstPolandTulia
FirstSerbiaMarch 3
FirstSloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper ŠantlSebi
SecondAustraliaKate Miller-HeidkeZero Gravity
SecondBelgiumEliot VassamilletFebruary 28
SecondEstoniaVictor CroneStorm
SecondGeorgiaMarch 2
SecondGreeceKaterine Duska
SecondIcelandMarch 2
SecondPortugalMarch 2
SecondSan MarinoSerhat
SecondUkraineFebruary 23
The first semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held Tuesday, May 14 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The ten acts with the most points will advance to the Grand Final on Saturday, May 18. France, Israel, and Spain will also be voting in and broadcasting this semi-final. Last updated January 29, 2019.

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Second Semi-Final

Running OrderCountryArtistSongSelection Date
FirstArmeniaSrbuk
FirstAustriaPAENDALimits
FirstDenmarkFebruary 23
FirstIreland
FirstLatviaCarouselThat Night
FirstMoldovaMarch 3
FirstRomaniaFebruary 17
FirstSwedenMarch 9
FirstSwitzerlandMarch 7
SecondAlbaniaJonida MaliqiKtheju tokës
SecondAzerbaijanMarch
SecondCroatiaRokoThe Dream
SecondLithuaniaFebruary 23
SecondMaltaMichela PaceJanuary 26 (Artist)
SecondNetherlandsDuncan LaurenceMarch 7 (Song)
SecondNorth MacedoniaTamara Todevska
SecondNorwayMarch 2
SecondRussiaSergey Lazarev
The second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held Thursday, May 16 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The ten acts with the most points will advance to the Grand Final on Saturday, May 18. Germany, Italy, and Spain will also be voting in and broadcasting this semi-final. Last updated January 29, 2019.

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Grand Final Participants

CountryArtistSongSelection Date
FranceBilal HassaniRoi
GermanyFebruary 22
IsraelKobi Marimi
ItalyMahmoodSoldi
SpainMikiLa Venda
United KingdomMichael RiceBigger Than Us
The Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held Saturday, May 18 in Tel Aviv, Israel. These countries automatically qualify and await the 20 additional participants advancing from the two semi-finals. Last updated January 29, 2019.