Guide to follow the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

All ready in Tel Aviv (Israel) to host the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The country organizes the contest after doing it for the last time in the year 1999. In total, there will be 26 countries that will act, in a gala that will have Madonna as a great international guest star. Spain, for its part, will participate again with the song 'La banda' by Miki Núñez, which will try to improve the bad results of TVE in this contest. Since 2013, with Ruth Lorenzo in tenth position, our country has not overcome the 'top ten' again.

Spain rises in the betting

In the absence of general rehearsals, Spain has escalated positions in the last days after the celebration of the two semifinals. Our representative, Miki Núñez, occupies the 12th place – it may vary with the passing of the hours – according to the main bookmakers. The ascent has arrived after it was known imposing staging of the song 'La venda', whose artistic direction is directed by the Greek Fokas Evangelino, one of the most prestigious professionals within the festival.

In addition, our country will close the final of Eurovision 2019, a last position, the number 26, which would favor facing the 'televoting', although it could also hurt because we are located just behind the candidates from Australia (25) and Switzerland (24) , two of the big favorites. As a curiosity, Spain already acted last in three other occasions: in 1964, with the group The TNT, in 1979 with the Peruvian Betty Missiego and in 2009 with the Extremadura Soraya Arnelas.

The favorites

Eurovision 2019 is presented as one of the most open editions of recent years without a clear winner. The bets point towards a victory for the Dutch candidate, Duncan Laurence, who has conquered the eurofans with 'Arcade', an intimate ballad that he plays while playing the piano.

Another favorite is the Australian Kate Miller-Heidki with the song 'Zero gravity'. The scenery is one of the most spectacular of the contest to appear 'floating' on stage. The representatives of Switzerland, Sweden, Russia or Azerbaijan also stand out at the end of this year.

The guests of the final

Israeli television Kan has prepared one of the most ambitious Eurovision finals of recent years. The great guest will be the international star Madonna, who will perform two songs in Tel Aviv (Israel): the mythical 'Like a prayer' and her new single, 'Future', along with American rapper Quavo.

His signing has been closed a few days of the eurovision gala for lack of economic agreement, as indicated by several Israeli media. However, little else is known about his performance. The one known as 'queen of pop' is rehearsing behind closed doors and just give clues through his Instagram account. Of course, will appear with a large entourage of 40 choristers and 25 dancers who will accompany him on stage.

Besides Madonna, the final will receive four great Eurovision voices from the most recent history of the contest: Conchita Wurst (Austria), Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden), Eleni Foureira (Cyprus) and Verka Serduchka (Ukraine). For its part, the winner of Eurovision 1998, the Israeli Dana International, will open a gala with an updated version of her song 'Diva'.

The model and presenter Nieves Álvarez will be the spokesperson of the points of the Spanish professional jury. This year, TVE has chosen the singer Sole Giménez, the triumphant Ricky Merino, the musician David Feito (founder of El Sueño de Morfeo), the radio 3 presenter Elena Gómez and the composer Raúl Gómez as members of that court. , who wrote 'Tu canción', the song by Alfred García and Amaia Romero that represented us last year in Lisbon. The jury votes this Friday night after watching the performances in the final rehearsal of the final. On Saturday, after knowing the professional vote of the 41 participants of the edition, the Eurovision presenters will resolve the 'televoting' from lowest to highest score. This new system was implemented in 2016 to generate more uncertainty and excitement with the winner. Thus, we will not know who will win the victory until the end of the program. Since it became known that Tel Aviv was going to host Eurovision 2019, Israel has been armed with ironclad security controls to avoid any conflict with pro-Palestinian groups. Precisely, the country reported this week an internet of the first semifinal that provoked several cuts in which animated images of supposed explosions were shown in Tel Aviv.

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