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.
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 Duska, Israel’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”.
Sing along alert! Amsterdam will ‘Say na na na’ with @serhathpo on April 6! Welcome Serhat; welcome San Marino! ???#EurovisioninConcert #EiC2019 #eurovision #songfestival #amsterdam #afaslive #sanmarino #serhat pic.twitter.com/RRIsE2bCK9
— EurovisionInConcert (@ESCinConcert) March 14, 2019
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!