We’re moving slowly towards May and the Eurovision bubble is filled with people looking into their crystal balls to determine who will have the best staging and which countries will come up short. Duncan Laurence sits atop the Eurovision betting odds with his song “Arcade”. And now the Dutch favourite hopes to build on that momentum by delivering a knock-out live performance at Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam.

The hometown favourite has RSVP’d for the show. He’ll join an all-star cast of recent confirmations that include Eurovision 1998 winner Dana International, Ireland’s “22” singer Sarah McTernan and Iceland’s Hatari! It’s getting crowded and we love it.

Dana International recently dazzled on stage during the Melodifestivalen 2019 grand final. Her performance in Amsterdam is no doubt a major coup and will add plenty of glitz to the event. As the first openly transgender woman to win Eurovision, she holds a unique place in history. She’s also currently rumoured to be an interval act in Tel Aviv, so perhaps she’s getting in a bit of extra practice in before then.

Hatari — considered a dark horse with an outside shot of taking it all — are riding a wave of good fortune. They recently won the ‘Performance of the Year‘ prize at the Icelandic Music Awards. We can’t wait to see what BDSM fantasy they throw down at AFAS Live.

Sarah McTernan is singing a song originally intended for a male voice. But she will definitely make it her own on stage in The Netherlands.

The acts will be supported by some spectacular guests.

They include Nicole (Germany, 1982), pre-show artist Justine Pelmelay (Netherlands, 1989), Rosita of the group ‘Harmony’ (Netherlands, 1978) and pre-show artist Sieneke (Netherlands, 2010).

The show will be presented by Dutch Eurovision specialist Cornald Maas and singer Marlayne (Netherlands, 1999).

The following Eurovision 2019 acts were previously confirmed.

Georgia’s Oto Nemsadze, Belarus’ Zena, Serbia’s Nevena Božović, Switzerland’s Luca Hänni, Romania’s Ester Peony, Czech Republic’s Lake Malawi, Finland’s Sebastian and Darude, Hungary’s Joci Pápai, Greece’s Katerine DuskaIsrael’s Kobi Marimi, Montenegro’s D Mol, Germany’s S!sters, Norway’s KEiiNO,  Lithuania’s Juri, Denmark’s Leonora, United Kingdom’s Michael Rice, Austria’s Paenda, Spain’s Miki, France’ Bilal Hassani, Albania’s Jonida and Belgium’s Eliot.

And Serhatfrom San Marino will hope to make us shout “Say Na Na Na”.

Last year, 31 acts from the contest took to the stage in Amsterdam and organisers will hope to match that success. For the second year running the venue for the concert will be AFAS Live. In 2018, the event moved from its traditional home at the Melkweg to celebrate 10 years of slayage.

AFAS Live has a capacity of 6,000 people.

Have you already booked your airbnb and tickets for Eurovision in Concert? Who are you looking forward to seeing perform? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Better the Devil You Know
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Better the Devil You Know

Will we get to see a Wiwibloggs video interview with Dana?! Let’s do this!

KarWorld
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KarWorld

By chance I’m in Amsterdam that weekend, so I might go. But I find a pity only a few are participating…. I wonder why

L.H
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L.H

27 so far are not a few and still counting

Joe
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Joe

Tulia just confirmed

KarWorld
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KarWorld

That’s getting hot then! Thanks for the update

Argento
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Argento

Dana International – The Diva. <3

La Signora
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La Signora

Dana 🙂

Zekira
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Zekira

Sneak peek: Dzejla Ramovic will represent Bosnia and Herzegovina on Eurovision2020!

Argento
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Argento

Allright.

Joe
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Joe

Hey, just knowing they’d be coming back would be reward enough. But isn’t it a little early to start hyping next year up? (There’s even an off-chance Andorra could team up with Catalonia and come back, but take everything with a grain of salt at this point.)

Una
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Una

I most look forward to *GREECE*, Belgium, Ireland and Switzerland for their first live performances.
Then I most look forward to Norway and Romania even if I’ve seen them perform live before. Ester and Katerine are my fave female performers this year. And Luca is my fave male performer.

Valentino
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Valentino

It would have been weird if He was not present in this event held in his own country!

Nicky91
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Nicky91

Sarah 🙂 good choice of ireland doing EiC pre party

Rashad
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Rashad

When Husniye, the head of Azerbaijani delegation was giving an interview she said that this year they won’t be doing much of a promo tour. They’ll more focus on social media. Which I think is a right move, but there is not much action going on on Chingiz’s social media pages and he should attend such big Eurovision events. Where else would the media meet and interview him?
But I’ve heard he’ll join the one in London.

Cesar‘s salad with Paenda‘s tear tossing
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Cesar‘s salad with Paenda‘s tear tossing

Maybe their focus is on paying youtubers for positive reactions

Rashad Guliyev
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Rashad Guliyev

Well, who’s paying you?

Jo.
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Jo.

They wasted a lot of money last year trying to save that messy song.

Nick
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Nick

Happy for my king Duncan and Hatari to be there, would be cool to see Mahmood too, poor guy is getting too much attention from local paparazzi who are following him and his boyfriend everywhere like crazy dogs…

and yes my Queen Katerine Duska! she will slay 🙂

ItalianFan
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ItalianFan

i can say Mahmood’ love life currently the most gossiped theme in local pop media ,even political sites and news papers posting the pics of Mahmood and Lorenzo’ public affectionate moments , though the latest pics of guys together been pretty devastating… people are still guessing what was the cause of huge drama between boys in the middle of the street , why Lorenzo was crying and shaking and looked so desperate to prove something while Mahmood stayed calm but very glum and sad , i hope they didn’t break up 🙁

Kirby Romford
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Kirby Romford

Since Mahmood has won Sanremo publlic,politics and medias were talking about his etnic roots, sex orientation and love life a lot more than his song, which is sad, since ‘Soldi’ is one the best entry this year, i wish him all good, both, in his career and private life, can’t wait to see him slay on Tel Aviv stage !

Argento
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Argento

And who is even his boyfriend?

Hmm
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Hmm

I believe Malta was also confirmed

Joe
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Joe

I know they confirmed then pulled out for London, so I don’t if it’s the same deal here.

Doris
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Doris

Was confirmed on twitter @ESCinConcert but never appeared on the website official page. Strange

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

I don’t know why you get dislikes, it was literally on the esc in concert instagram page. Would be too bad if she cancelled. I was looking forward to seeing her.

Hmm
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Hmm

I don’t know why I am getting dislikes either haha. I just read the article and didn’t see Malta listed so I was like did Malta pull out? I just checked @ESCinConcert twitter the post is still there (not deleted) so I believe not cancelled.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

For some people when they read a country’s name it’s automatic dislike apparently.

L.H
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L.H

Still announced on tje official pages

Joe
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Joe

Which acts do you think are gonna skip the pre-party circuit? I’m pretty sure Tamta and Mahmood are saving their energy for the big night.

Argento
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Argento

And Nevena from Serbia.

Doris
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Doris

Nevena is on ESCinConcert

Joe
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Joe

The only ones that haven’t confirmed for anything yet are Armenia (maybe?), Australia (probably not, given how busy Kate is with Muriel’s Wedding and preparations), Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Moldova (would doubt she’d skip any), Portugal, and Slovenia.

Argento
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Argento

Croatia is going to skip like they did last time with Jacques. He is now mentor of that boy. Conan said that he doesn’t mind being last at eurovision, so I guess he’ll skip too. Kate too.

Joe
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Joe

Salvador skipped entirely for obvious reasons and Claudia/Isaura only did Spain, so I figure it won’t change. It’s also hard to tell if Duncan will do any shows besides Amsterdam (I know Waylon only did Amsterdam last year).
I think only the UK and Ireland are confirmed for pretty much all of them at this point.

Argento
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Argento

Well, why not, they like to party.

Joe
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Joe

As well they should. It’s also helpful showing them off to countries who might be more hesitant to vote for them. (Russia is in Ireland’s semi, after all.)

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

Is Tulia confirmed somewhere?

Joe
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Joe

They’re doing Amsterdam and London.

Una
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Una

I haven’t seen Iceland confirmed for any pre-party as yet. Ari and Gudrun were everywhere last year and they didn’t qualify. Joci went to only one party and Hungary qualified. Jacques and Elina didn’t attend any and they qualified. Franka didn’t attend any and Croatia didn’t qualify. Aisel did attend some parties plus Greece and Azerbaijan didn’t qualify. Ermal and Fabrizio didn’t either and they came up very high in televote. Eleni didn’t and she came 2nd. Too many examples of having participated and not qualifying, or not having participated and qualifying. So attending pre-parties could be a hit or… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Literally this article says Hatari confirmed for Amsterdam.

Joe
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Joe

Moscow’s cool this year cuz last year it was mostly Eastern countries (Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, I think some former competitors from Belarus and Bulgaria too) but this year the UK and Ireland are both confirmed for Moscow. Of the top ten last year, three of them didn’t go to any pre-parties (Eleni, Ermal/Fabrizio, and Elina). The rest went to at least one. I’m especially impressed that Israel and Australia have recently made an effort to do them seeing how far away they already are. Also, how come none of the anti-Israel people pitched a fit about Tel Aviv Calling the… Read more »