From the end of the contest in Lisbon last year and the build up to Tel Aviv’s selection as a host city, from the first submissions back in September, the first selection in December, all the way through the cold winter months with hundreds of potential entries and on through the preview parties and endless media events, the time has finally come. Tonight is the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019!
26 countries have made it to this year’s final, which promises to be a fantastic spectacle full of strong performances and special guests.
The 26 lucky participants are as follows;
- 🇲🇹 MALTA – Michela Pace – Chameleon
- 🇦🇱 ALBANIA – Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
- 🇨🇿 CZECH REPUBLIC – Lake Malawi – Friend of a Friend
- 🇩🇪 GERMANY – S!sters – Sister
- 🇷🇺 RUSSIA – Sergey Lazarev – Scream
- 🇩🇰 DENMARK – Leonora – Love is Forever
- 🇸🇲 SAN MARINO – Serhat – Say Na Na Na
- 🇲🇰 NORTH MACEDONIA – Tamara Todevska – Proud
- 🇸🇪 SWEDEN – John Lundvik – Too Late For Love
- 🇸🇮 SLOVENIA – Zala Kralj & Gašper Santl – Sebi
- 🇨🇾 CYPRUS – Tamta – Replay
- 🇳🇱 NETHERLANDS – Duncan Laurence – Arcade
- 🇬🇷 GREECE – Katerine Duska – Better Love
- 🇮🇱 ISRAEL – Kobi Marimi – Home
- 🇳🇴 NORWAY – KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky
- 🇬🇧 UNITED KINGDOM – Michael Rice – Bigger Than Us
- 🇮🇸 ICELAND – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra
- 🇪🇪 ESTONIA – Victor Crone – Storm
- 🇧🇾 BELARUS – ZENA – Like It
- 🇦🇿 AZERBAIJAN – Chingiz – Truth
- 🇫🇷 FRANCE – Bilal Hassani – Roi
- 🇮🇹 ITALY – Mahmood – Soldi
- 🇷🇸 SERBIA – Nevena Bozovic – Kruna
- 🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND – Luca Hänni – She Got Me
- 🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA – Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity
- 🇪🇸 SPAIN – Miki – La venda
The show will also see performances in the opening act from Netta, Dana International, Ilanit and Nadav Guedj, and interval acts from Conchita, Måns Zelmerlöw, Eleni Foureira, Verka Serduchka, Gali Atari, Netta, Idan Raichel Project, Gal Gadot, Quavo and Madonna.
The voting system has been changed this year, and now the televoting results will be announced in order of where each country finished in the jury vote i.e. the song in 26th with the jury will receive their televote points first.
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The show will begin at 20:00 BST / 21:00 CEST / 22:00 IST.
Image credit: Thomas Hanses, EBU
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