Every day between now and the grand final in May, the team from wiwibloggs will be rounding up the latest titbits from the world of Eurovision 2019. We’ve trawled through Instagram, Twitter and elsewhere so that y’all don’t have to. This is the Daily Digest for Wednesday the 8th of May.
Rehearsals day 4: Who’s upped their game, who needs to step up?
With the all semi-finalists now having rehearsed for the first time, this year’s Eurovision season is getting even closer to its climax. Another eight acts rehearsed on stage for the first time yesterday. But who managed to exceed your expectations, and who needs to make some adjustments? Let us know in the comments below! (Florian)
More Eurovision acts make their way to Tel Aviv, as rehearsals continue
All competing countries of the first semi-final have now had their first rehearsal. While today is a public holiday, Tel Aviv is seeing new arrives from the Big Five, just like France’s Bilal Hassani. (Florian)
Elon Musk has nothing but love for the Eurovision Song Contest
Who saw this one coming? Elon Musk, the successful tech entrepreneur, has now publicly confessed his obsession with the Eurovision Song Contest! In a post on Twitter, he says that he’s “been wanting to go ever since that Finnish metal band won”. And in a reply to his tweet, EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has even invited him to the grand final on May 18! (Florian)
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 7, 2019
Duncan shows off his costume
Yesterday the Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence finally had his first rehearsal at Expo Tel Aviv. And he’s also had some help from Amsterdam-based brand Hu le Kes, who designed his stage outfit. Duncan showed off his indigo denim outfit in a series of Instagram pics. (Florian)
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Honored to work with someone as artistic and passionate about clothing as @hul_le_kes . He designed my outfit, which I will be wearing on stage during my performance for @eurovision. Thanks Sjaak for all the work you’ve put into it. I love your great eye for detail and your craftsmanship. ??
S!sters perform on DAS! TV programme
Germany’s S!sters are busy doing their final promotion stops in Germany before heading off to Tel Aviv. And they’re doing it effortlessly, as they showcased another strong vocal performance at NDR TV show DAS!. (Florian)
Eurovision 2019 artists test British food
Want some laverbread or pork pie? We’ve got it for you! Some of this year’s Eurovision artists, including John Lundvik, Leonora, Miki and Duncan Laurence got to taste some very special British food. You can watch the clip from the BBC Eurovision Instagram channel below. And yes, spotted dick was on the menu! (Florian)
Germany’s Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel name their top ten
Germany’s songcheck hosts Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel have now revealed their top ten for this year’s Eurovision contest. Sometimes they’re on the same page, other times they’re clearly not. Their top ten is as follows:
- The Netherlands
- Czech Republic
Miki y Amigos concert to take place tonight
Just hours before his first rehearsal in Tel Aviv, you’ll be able to watch a concert of Miki including several fellow musicians, including Spain’s Eurovision 2018 singer Alfred Garcia. The concert is set to be premiered on the RTVE website. (Florian)
Kate Miller-Heidke gets grilled by Iceland Music News
The intrepid team from Iceland Music News caught up with Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke. The down under diva was asked for her opinion on Hatari and she confessed she likes looking at their bodies, feeling “attraction and repulsion at the same time”. Same. Kate also gave a very diplomatic answer to a very uncomfortable question about Israel and politics. (Robyn)
ELSKAR AÐ HORFA Á LÍKAMA HATARA-Video with English subtitles-Iceland Music News got an exclusive interview with Kate-Miller Heidke, Australias representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. //Iceland Music News náði einkaviðtali með Kate-Miller Heidki, fulltrúa Ástralíu í Söngvakeppni evrópskra sjónvarpsstöðva.
Posted by Iceland Music News on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Only seven more days until the Wiwi Jam in Tel Aviv
On May 15 the Tel Aviv Theatre Club will witness a show unlike any other. Loads of this year’s contestants as well as national final stars and former contestants will take the stage to perform as part of our annual Wiwi Jam! Make sure to not miss the big night while you’re in Tel Aviv by getting your tickets now!
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His new single is “Moonlight Night” — and we will be howling like wolves for him on May 15! Slavko Kalezic is our next confirmed act for the #WiwiJam ??? Tickets available at http://thetheatreclub2019.info ____ #xfactor #montenegro #esc2019 #eurovision #eurovision2019 @slavkokalezic #eurovisionsongcontest
Follow our YouTube livestreams
While rehearsals, meet and greets and interviews take place at the Expo in Tel Aviv, you can watch our lovely Suzanne Adams and other wiwibloggers talk about the rehearsals while also answering everything you want to know. It’s basically your full-day Eurovision livestream where you’ll hear stuff first. Our rehearsal live stream will resume on Thursday, but check out the wiwibloggs YouTube channel for the latest from Tel Aviv!