This weekend, the trickle became a flow. Over the course of 48-hours, the amount of confirmed Eurovision 2019 acts doubled from four to eight. The United Kingdom, Australia, Montenegro and Italy all selected their songs for Tel Aviv.
But who is your favourite Eurovision 2019 act so far? Is Spain’s Miki destined to top the poll yet again? Or could the newcomers shake things up?
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You can listen to all four new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting ends early on Friday, 15 February — just ahead of selections in Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania.
We will then relaunch the poll to include the five winners, along with any other entries which may drop in the interim.
United Kingdom: Michael Rice “Bigger Than Us”
First out of the blocks was the UK’s Eurovision You Decide. Reinstated to its prime time Friday evening slot, the fourth edition of the selection format was given a convoluted twist. Out of three songs and six performers, Michael Rice emerged victorious with his ballad “Bigger Than Us”. The package topped the televote and garnered favour with the show’s three-person jury. But how will it fare against 25 other songs in May’s Eurovison final?
Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke “Zero Gravity”
European fans switched on their livestreams unusually early on Saturday morning eager to catch Australia’s inaugural national final. After ten songs and almost three hours, Kate Miller-Heidke took the win with “Zero Gravity”. The alternative popera number topped both the jury and televote. However, online temperatures rose higher than Kate’s skirt. Apparently European tweeters didn’t share the same love for the act. Will they be won over before Tel Aviv?
Montenegro: D-Moll “Heaven”
Following its 2018 revival, Montenegro’s Montevizija returned on Saturday night. Five acts competed, including Eurovision 2009’s Andrea Demirović. But it was D-moll who topped both the first round and the televote-only superfinal. The vocal group performed “Heaven”. Could the track ascend to celestial heights in Israel? Or is it already DOA?
Italy: Mahmood “Soldi”
Italy’s week-long Sanremo festival drew to a close late on Saturday night. While not strictly a national selection, the winner is given first refusal rights on representing Italy at Eurovision. Three of the last four victors have stepped up to the mantle, and this year’s champion Mahmood continued the trend. But his win was not without controversy. “Soldi” dominated the jury vote but came a distant third with the public. Can he do better with European and Australian voters?
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