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This weekend: Europe selects five more participants for Tel Aviv

22 February 2019 at 09:58 CET
Finalists Unser Lied für Israel 2019 NDR
Another busy Eurovision national selection weekend is coming up as Germany, the last country of the 'Big Five' to announce, selects its artist and song for Tel Aviv tonight. And tomorrow Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania & Ukraine will let their audience and juries decide who will represent them in May. Find out where to watch the shows, and read up on the national finalists below.

Friday, 22nd of February

Germany chooses

Unser Lied für Israel: 20:15 CET live on Das Erste (WATCH LIVE)

The live show from Berlin will be presented by Barbara Schöneberger, Linda Zervakis and commentary will be given by Peter Urban. 

The following seven acts will perform:

  • Aly Ryan - Wear Your Love
  • BB Thomaz - Demons
  • Linus Bruhn - Our City
  • Gregor Hägele - Let Me Go
  • S!sters - Sister
  • Lilly Among Cloud - Surprise
  • Makeda - The Day I Loved You Most

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After all seven acts have performed, the German viewers, an international expert jury (20 members that have already been members of the national Eurovision Song Contest jury in their home countries), and the members of a so-called Eurovision jury (100 members that have been chosen to represent the European music taste in the best possible way) will award possible scores of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points to the participating acts.

Saturday, 23rd of February

Denmark to the finish line

Melodi Grand Prix: 20:00 CET on DR1 (WATCH LIVE)

Ten finalists will take to the stage in the Boxen arena in Herning, in the hope of winning Denmark's ticket to Tel Aviv. The winner will perform in the first half of the second Semi-Final on the 16th of May.

The artists:

Hungary picks their entry

A Dal 2019: 19:30 CET live on Duna (WATCH LIVE)

This Saturday in Hungary's national final, eight artists will battle for a ticket to Tel Aviv:


Eurovizijos atranka: 20:00 CET live on LRT (WATCH LIVE)

Eight finalists remain, but only one of these artists can become Lithuania's representative:

Ukraine is down to six 'Vidbir' finalists

Vidbir 2019: 18:00 CET live on UA (WATCH LIVE)

Six finalists remain in the Ukrainian national selection Vidbir. The audience and jury will decide on Saturday who goes to Tel Aviv for Ukraine.

Extra special guest performances by: 2016 Eurovision Song Contest winner and Vidbir jury member Jamala who will perform her new single Solo and this year's French representative Bilal Hassani who will sing his chanson Roi.

The running order of the Vidbir final:

Also happening this Saturday

Several more countries will see semi-finals, building up towards national finals scheduled to take place in the next few weeks.