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
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
Listen to all songs on eurovision.de
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.
- Simone Emilie - Anywhere
- Jasmin Gabay - Kiss Like This
- Rasmus Faartoft - Hold My Breath
- Marie Isabell - Dancing with You in My Heart
- Sigmund - Say My Name
- Humørekspressen - Dronning af baren
- Julie & Nina - League of Light
- Teit Samsø - Step It Up
- Leonora - Love Is Forever
- Leeloo - That Vibe
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:
- Acoustic Planet – Nyári zápor
- Fatal Error – Kulcs
- Gergő Oláh - Hozzád bújnek
- Joci Pápai – Az én apám
- Nagy Bogi – Holnap
- Szekér Gergő - Madár, repülj!
- The Middletonz - Roses
- Vavra Bence - Szótlanság
Eurovizijos atranka: 20:00 CET live on LRT (WATCH LIVE)
Eight finalists remain, but only one of these artists can become Lithuania's representative:
- Alen Chicco - Your Cure
- Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys - Mažulė
- JurgisDID & Erica Jennings - Sing!
- Jurijus - Run With The Lions
- Henry&Tommy Modric – Neverpart
- Jurgis Brūzga – CTRL ALT DELETE
- Justina Budaitė-Junà – Strength of A Woman
- Monika Marija – Light On
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:
- Freedom jazz - Cupidon
- YUKO - GALYNA GULIALA
- MARUV - Siren Song
- Brunettes Shoot Blondes - Houston
- KAZKA - Apart
- ANNA MARIA - My Road
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.