Three more acts through to final of Iceland's national selection
Söngvakeppnin 2019, Iceland's national selection for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, held its second and last semi-final in Reykjavik today. Five artists performed in the second live show, from which the TV viewers chose their two favourites: Friðrik Ómar, one half of Euroband, who represented Iceland in 2008, and Tara Mobee. The contest’s selection commission reserved the right to give one of the eliminated songs a wildcard for the final on the 2nd of March, and they gave it to Kristina Skoubo Bærendsen. Read more about Söngvakeppnin2019here.
Ukraine's 3 last qualifiers for final of national selection 'Vidbir'
The second semi-final of Vidbir, Ukraine's national selection, saw a guest performance of this year's Czech participant Lake Malawi. After eight acts performed, only three could qualify for the final on the 23rd of February. These artists still have a shot at representing Ukraine in Tel Aviv:
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Hungary is ready to decide!
A Dal, Hungary's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, held it's second - and last - semi-final tonight. Of the nine entries that competed, these four emerged one step closer to a ticket to Tel Aviv:
Sweden picks Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Lina Hedlund for their final
Sweden's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 2019, keeps touring the country. And this week's third semi-final marked a very special occasion, as it was the 100th live broadcast since SVT started the Melodifestivalen tour back in 2002. This time the stop was in Leksand where two more songs captured the viewers votes to reach the final: Jon Henrik Fjällgren with Norrsken and Lina Hedlund with Victorious. It's Jon Henrik's third time to qualify for the final after his 2015 and 2017 attempts and Lina's first solo qualifier since her entries with Alcazar. Two further entries made their way to Andra Chansen; the second-chance round: Martin Stenmarck, who represented Sweden in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest with Las Vegas, and Rebecka Karlsson. Next Saturday, the fourth, and last, semi-final will take place in Lidköping, where the remaining seven acts will compete to reach the final in Stockholm on the 9th of March.