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This weekend: Australia, Italy and Montenegro pick acts for Tel Aviv

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Posted 9 Febuary 2019 at 3:04

Another busy Eurovision weekend kicks off! This Saturday we will get to know three more acts for the upcoming contest, as Australia, Italy and Montenegro hold their national selections. Sweden, Iceland, Hungary, Lithuania, Ukraine and Romania will all hold semi-finals this weekend, each country getting one step closer to choosing their participants for Tel Aviv.

Throughout the weekend, Eurovision.tv will keep you updated on the latest news from around Europe and, especially this Saturday, beyond!

Australia Decides

Gold Coast holds the first ever Australian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision: Australia Decides. Due to the time difference, European fans will be able to enjoy some Eurovision for breakfast by tuning in for the spectacle at 10:30 CET on Saturday morning. The show can be watched on broadcaster SBS' Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Myf Warhust and Joel Creasy, known to the Australian audience as their commentators for the Eurovision Song Contest, will host the live show.
Australia Decides 2019 hosts Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst
Australia Decides 2019 hosts Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst © SBS

Artists and songs

  • Sheppard – On My Way (LISTEN)
  • Tania Doko – Piece of Me (LISTEN)
  • Ella Hooper – Data Dust (LISTEN)
  • Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity (LISTEN)
  • Alfie Arcuri – To Myself (LISTEN)
  • Aydan – Dust (LISTEN)
  • Electric Fields – 2000 and Whatever (LISTEN)
  • Leea Nanos – Set Me Free (LISTEN)
  • Mark Vincent – This Is Not The End (LISTEN)
  • Courtney Act – Fight for Love (LISTEN)
During the Jury Preview Show, held a day earlier, a jury of industry experts already cast their votes. During the national final on Saturday the Australian public can vote for their favourite act. Jury and viewers will each have a 50 percent say in deciding who will represent the nation at its fifth participation in the Eurovision Song Contest

Italy chooses its winner in Sanremo climax

After five show days, the final of Italy's annual Sanremo Festival will take place tonight at 21:00 CET. Fans abroad can follow the show on broadcaster RAI's website.
Italian icon and Sanremo artistic director Claudio Baglioni returns to the competition as host. He will be joined by the actress and comedian Virginia Raffaele, who already hosted Sanremo in 2016, and actor, comedian and TV host Claudio Bisio.
Sanremo 2019 hosts
Sanremo 2019 hosts © RAI
24 acts take part in this year's Sanremo Festival:
  • Daniele Silvestri - Argento vivo
  • Anna Tatangelo - Le nostre anime di notte
  • Ghemon - Rose viola
  • Negrita - I ragazzi stanno bene
  • Ultimo - I tuoi particolari
  • Nek - Mi farò trovare pronto
  • Loredana Bertè - Cosa ti aspetti da me
  • Francesco Renga - Aspetto che torni
  • Mahmood - Soldi
  • Ex-Otago - Solo una canzone
  • Il Volo - Musica che resta
  • Paola Turci - L'ultimo ostacolo
  • Zen Circus - L'amore è una dittatura
  • Patty Pravo con Briga - Un po' come la vita
  • Arisa - Mi sento bene
  • Irama - La ragazza col cuore di latta
  • Achille Lauro - Rolls Royce
  • Nino D'Angelo e Livio Cori - Un'altra luce
  • Federica Carta e Shade - Senza farlo apposta
  • Simone Cristicchi - Abbi cura di me
  • Enrico Nigiotti - Nonno Hollywood
  • Boomdabash - Per un milione
  • Einar - Parole nuove
  • Motta - Dov'è l'Italia?
During the show, votes will be cast for the night's top-three. Like the night before, all votes received in the previous nights by the three finalists are counted and this night's performances will be judged by the viewers (50%), the professional jury (20%) and the journalists (30%).
Curious to find out how Sanremo's voting works exactly? Click here to find out!

Montenegro decides for Tel Aviv

The final of Montenegro's national selection Montevizija will kick off at 21:00 CET and can be watched through the live stream.
Montevizija 2019
Montevizija 2019 © RTCG
Five acts take part in the national final:
  • D-Moll – Heaven (LISTEN)
  • Andrea Demirović – Ja sam ti san (LISTEN)
  • Monika Knezović – Nepogrješivo (LISTEN)
  • Ivana Popović-Martinović – Nevinost (LISTEN)
  • Nina Petković – Uzmi ili ostavi (LISTEN)
For more info on Montevizija's contestants, click here.

What else is happening this weekend?

Several countries are in the semi-final stage of their national selections for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Check out below what to expect this weekend:

Saturday

Sunday

  • Romania: Selecţia Naţională (second semi-final)
Find out more about the national selection dates of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in our calendar.

Which national selections are you following this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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