All 41 Acts For The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Facts And Stats

Over the last seven months, countries that are participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have been announcing their acts and the songs that they will be singing. They were either chosen through internal selection by each corresponding broadcaster, or through a national selection show. They will all compete against one another on the Eurovision stage at the Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel. The theme of this year’s Eurovision is “Dare To Dream”.

What Is The Eurovision Song Contest?

For those of you who don’t know, Eurovision is an annual singing contest held every year, in May. It has been going for over 60 years and draws in over 180 million viewers. It is the longest-running annual international TV song competition.

Eurovision first launched in 1956, where only seven countries participated. Each country performed two songs, some from the same act. It has since expanded to many countries outside of Europe, even as far as Australia, who debuted most recently in 2015. The winning country goes on to host the contest the following year.

Ireland has won it the most times, coming in first place with a total of seven winning entries. Sweden is just behind with six; and joint third with five is the United Kingdom, France, and Luxembourg – the latter of which hasn’t competed since 1993.

The contest is split into two Semi-Finals, where competing countries battle it out to make it to the Grand Final. Only the Big Five countries automatically qualify for the Grand Final, along with the host country. The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, make up the Big Five, due to them being the five biggest contributors to the EBU (European Broadcasting Union).

For more information on this contest, check out this comedic Semi-Final 2 opening song by Eurovision 2016 presenters Petra Mede & Måns Zelmerlöw:

Now that Eurovision 2019 is just around the corner, with just days to go; it’s about time you start listening to the entrants and deciding who your favourites are.

Below are the 41 competing entrants with some extra information on the artist as well as statistics about the country they are representing. Only ten countries from each Semi-Final will make it through to the Grand Final, so make sure you vote for your favourites on the night.

Eurovision Contestants:

Albania: Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës

Check out our Artist 101 profile on Jonida Maliqi.

Previous Experience: First competed in Festivali i Këngës in 1995, 1997, 1999 (where she came second), 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 (where she came third), 2006, 2007, and 2018 (where she won). Competed in Kënga Magjike in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 (which she won), 2011, and 2013. Competed in Top Fest in 2006, 2007, 2010. Competed in Nota Fest and PoliFest in 2002. Competed in Mikrofoni I Artë in 2004. Dropped her debut album in 2005. Released her sophomore album in 2013. Hosted the fourth season of Dancing With The Stars Albania and became a coach on the fifth season of The Voice of Albania.

Albania Debuted At Eurovision In: 2004

Albania Has Competed: 16 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Albania’s Best Placing: 5th place in 2012 with Rona Nishliu’s “Suus”

Last Year Albania Placed: 11th with Eugent Bushpepa‘s “Mall

Armenia: Srbuk – Walking Out

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Real Name: Srbuhi Sargsyan

Previous Experience: Contestant on X-Factor (the Armenian version) where she came second. Contestant on The Voice of Ukraine where she placed fourth.

Armenia Debuted At Eurovision In: 2006

Armenia Has Competed: 13 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Armenia’s Best Placing: 4th in 2008 and 2014 with Sirusho’s “Qélé, Qélé” and Aram Mp3’s “Not Alone”

Last Year Armenia Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 15th in Semi-Final with Sevak Khanagyan‘s “Qami“.

Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity

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Previous Experience: Won many awards and has a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree. Winner of 2008 International Songwriting Competition. Performed in plenty of theatre and opera productions. Released four studio albums to date.

Australia Debuted At Eurovision In: 2015

Australia Has Competed: 5 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Australia’s Best Placing: 2nd place in 2016 with Dami Im’s “Sound of Silence”

The Year Before Australia Placed: 20th with Jessica Mauboy‘s “We Got Love

Austria: PÆNDA – Limits

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Real Name: Gabriela Horn

Previous Experience: Graduated from Vienna Music Institute. Released two studio albums.

Austria Debuted At Eurovision In: 1957

Austria Has Competed: 52 times

Eurovision Wins: 2 – in 1966 and 2014 with Udo Jürgens’ “Merci, Chérie” and Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like A Phoenix”

Austria’s Best Placing, Other Than Winning, In The Last 20 Years: 3rd in 2018 with Cesár Sampson‘s “Nobody But You

The Year Before, Austria Placed: 16th with Nathan Trent‘s “Running On Air

Azerbaijan: Chingiz – Truth

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Full Name: Chingiz Mustafayev

Previous Experience: Winner of the Azerbaijani version of the Idol franchise. Competed in the New Wave competition in 2013, coming 11th. Competed in the sixth season of The Voice of Ukraine, but eliminated during the battle rounds.

Azerbaijan Debuted At Eurovision In: 2008

Azerbaijan Has Competed: 12 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2011 with Ell & Nikki’s “Running Scared”

Azerbaijan’s Best Placing Since Winning: 2nd in 2013 with Farid Mammadov’s “Hold Me”

Last Year Azerbaijan Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 11th in Semi-Final with AISEL‘s “X My Heart

Belarus: ZENA – Like It

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Real Name: Zinaida Kupriyanovich

Previous Experience: Competed in New Wave Junior in 2013 and 2014 Junior Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. Came fourth in the Belarusian national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and third in the Belarusian national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016. In 2017, she came third in the tenth season of Fabrika Zvyozd (the Russian version of Star Academy franchise).

Belarus Debuted At Eurovision In: 2004

Belarus Has Competed: 16 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Belarus’ Best Placing: 6th in 2007 with Dmitry Koldun’s “Work Your Magic”

Last Year Belarus Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 16th in Semi-Final with Alekseev‘s “Forever

Belgium: Eliot – Wake Up

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Full Name: Eliot Vassamillet

Previous Experience: Competed on the seventh season of The Voice Belgique, in 2018, where he was eliminated during the first live show.

Belgium Debuted At Eurovision In: 1956

Belgium Has Competed: 61 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 1986 with Sandra Kim’s “J’aime la vie”

Belgium’s Best Placing Since Winning: 2nd in 2003 with Urban Trad’s “Sanomi”

Last Year Belgium Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 12th in Semi-Final with Sennek‘s “A Matter Of Time“.

Croatia: Roko – The Dream

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Full Name: Roko Blazevic

Previous Experience: Won the Serbian singing competition Pinkove Zvezdice, and came second in the Croatian singing competition Zvijezde, which is based off the Serbian show.

Croatia Debuted At Eurovision In: 1993

Croatia Has Competed: 25 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Croatia’s Best Placing: 4th in 1996 and 1999 with Maja Blagdan’s “Sveta ljubav” and Doris Dragovic’s “Marija Magdalena”

Last Year Croatia Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 17th in Semi-Final with Franka‘s “Crazy“.

Cyprus: Tamta – Replay

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Full Name: Tamta Goduadze

Previous Experience: Came second in Super Idol (the Greek version of the Idol franchise) in 2004. Competed in the Greek national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 placing third. Became a judge from 2014-2015 on X Factor Georgia and then became a judge for the Greek version of The X Factor from 2016-2017. She has also played in musicals Rent and Cabaret. She has a strong music career in Greece.

Cyprus Debuted At Eurovision In: 1981

Cyprus Has Competed: 36 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Cyprus’ Best Placing: 2nd in 2018 with Eleni Foureira‘s “Fuego“.

The Year Before, Cyprus Placed: 21st with Hovig‘s “Gravity

Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend

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The Band Consists Of: Albert Cerny, Jeronym Subrt, and Antonín Hrabal

Previous Experience: Released an album, an EP, and various singles, performed at a few music festivals and supported globally-known acts.

The Czech Republic Debuted At Eurovision In: 2007

The Czech Republic Has Competed: 8 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

The Czech Republic’s Best Placing: 6th in 2018 with Mikolas Josef‘s “Lie To Me“.

The Only Other Time The Czech Republic Made It To The Grand Final: 25th in 2016 with Gabriela Guncíková’s “I Stand”

The Year Before, The Czech Republic Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 13th in Semi-Final with Martina Bárta‘s “My Turn

Denmark: Leonora – Love Is Forever

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Real Name: Leonora Jepsen

Previous Experience: Previously a professional figure skater, with gold medals, she now focuses on music.

Denmark Debuted At Eurovision In: 1957

Denmark Has Competed: 48 times

Eurovision Wins: 3 – in 1963, 2000, and 2013, with Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann’s “Dansevise”, the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly on the Wings Of Love”, and Emmelie de Forest’s “Only Teardrops”

Denmark’s Best Placing, Other Than Winning, In The Last 10 Years: 4th in 2010 with Chanée & N’evergreen’s “In a Moment Like This”

Last Year Denmark Placed: 9th with Rasmussen‘s “Higher Ground“.

Estonia: Victor Crone – Storm

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Previous Experience: Competed in Melodifestivalen 2015 but failed to make it through the Andra Chansen round.

Estonia Debuted At Eurovision In: 1994 (attempted in 1993 but didn’t qualify)

Estonia Has Competed: 25 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2001 with Tanel Padar/Dave Benton/2XL’s “Everybody”

Estonia’s Best Placing Since Winning: 3rd in 2002 with Sahlene’s “Runaway”

Last Year Estonia Placed: 6th with Elina Nechayeva‘s “La Forza“.

Finland: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – Look Away

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Check out our Artist 101 profile on Sebastian Rejman.

Real Name of Darude: Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen

Previous Experience: Darude is an internationally-known DJ who had a hit in the year 2000 with the song “Sandstorm”. He’s gone on to release many more singles and four albums, with many chart hits behind him. As for Sebastian Rejman, he is the singer and guitarist of the band The Giant Leap.

Finland Debuted At Eurovision In: 1961

Finland Has Competed: 53 times.

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2006 with Lordi’s “Hard Rock Hallelujah”

Finland’s Best Placing Since Winning: 11th in 2014 with Softengine’s “Something Better”

Last Year Finland Placed: 25th with Saara Aalto‘s “Monsters“.

France: Bilal Hassani – Roi

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Previous Experience: Competed in the second season of the French version of The Voice Kids being eliminated in the Battle Rounds.

France Debuted At Eurovision In: 1956

France Has Competed: 62 times

Eurovision Wins: 5 – in 1958 with André Claveau’s “Dors, mon amour”; 1960 with Jacqueline Boyer’s “Tom Pillibi”; 1962 with Isabelle Aubret’s “Un premier amour”; 1969 with Frida Boccara’s “Un jour, un enfant”; 1977 with Marie Myriam’s “L’oiseau et l’enfant”

France’s Best Placing Since Winning: 2nd in 1990 and 1991 with Joëlle Ursull’s “White and Black Blues” and Amina’s “C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison”

Last Year France Placed: 13th with Madame Monsieur‘s “Mercy“.

Georgia: Oto Nemsadze – Keep On Going

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Previous Experience: Winner of season five of Geostar (the Georgian version of the Idol franchise) in 2010. Competed in the third season of The Voice of Ukraine, where he came second.

Georgia Debuted At Eurovision In: 2007

Georgia Has Competed: 12 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Georgia’s Best Placing: 9th in 2010 and 2011 with Sopho Nizharadze’s “Shine” and Eldrine’s “One More Day” respectively

Last Year Georgia Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 18th in Semi-Final with Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao‘s “For You“.

Germany: S!sters – Sister

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Duo Consists Of: Laurita Spinelli and Carlotta Truman

Previous Experience: New duo formed for the national selection show. Carlotta Truman competed in the third season of Das Supertalent (the German version of the Got Talent franchise) at age nine, coming in 11th place during the Final. In 2014, she competed in the second season of the German version of The Voice Kids where she came third, otherwise known as the second runner-up. As for Laurita Spinelli, she won Kiddy Contest in 2002 and came fourth in Star Search.

Germany Debuted At Eurovision In: 1956

Germany Has Competed: 63 times

Eurovision Wins: 2 – in 1982 and 2010 with Nicole’s “Ein bißchen Frieden” and Lena’s “Satellite”

Germany’s Best Placing Since Winning: 4th in 2018 with Michael Schulte’s “You Let Me Walk Alone

The Year Before, Germany Placed: 25th with Levina‘s “Perfect Life

Greece: Katerine Duska – Better Love

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Previous Experience: Released debut album in 2015

Greece Debuted At Eurovision In: 1974

Greece Has Competed: 40 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2005 with Helena Paparizou’s “My Number One”

Greece’s Best Placing Since Winning: 3rd in 2008 with Kalomira’s “Secret Combination”

Last Year Greece Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 14th in Semi-Final with Yianna Terzi‘s “Oneiro mou“.

Hungary: Joci Pápai – Az én apám

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Previous Experience: Competed in the second season of Megasztár (the Hungarian version of the Idol franchise) but was eliminated during the consolation rounds. Previously represented Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Origo“, where he placed eighth in the Grand Final.

Hungary Debuted At Eurovision In: 1993

Hungary Has Competed: 17 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Hungary’s Best Placing: 4th in 1994 with Frederika Bayer’s “Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?”

Last Year Hungary Placed: 21st with AWS‘s “Viszlát nyár

Iceland: Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

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The Band Consists Of: Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson, and Einar Hrafn Stefánsson.

Previous Experience: Performed at various Icelandic festivals. Released debut EP in 2017.

Iceland Debuted At Eurovision In: 1986

Iceland Has Competed: 32 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Iceland’s Best Placing: 2nd in 1999 and 2009 with Selma’s “All Out Of Luck” and Yohanna’s “Is It True?” respectively

Last Year Iceland Placed: Didn’t qualify for the Grand Final, 19th in Semi-Final with Ari Ólafsson‘s “Our Choice“.

Ireland: Sarah McTernan – 22

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Previous Experience: Competed on the fourth season of The Voice Of Ireland, where she came third.

Ireland Debuted At Eurovision In: 1965

Ireland Has Competed: 53 times

Eurovision Wins: 7 – in 1970 with Dana’s “All Kinds of Everything”; 1980 with Johnny Logan’s “What’s Another Year?”; 1987 with Johnny Logan’s “Hold Me Now”; 1992 with Linda Martin’s “Why Me?”; 1993 with Niamh Kavanagh’s “In Your Eyes”; 1994 with Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids”; and 1996 with Eimear Quinn’s “The Voice”

Ireland’s Best Placing Since Winning: 2nd in 1997 with Marc Roberts’ “Mysterious Woman”

Last Year Ireland Placed: 16th with Ryan O’Shaughnessy‘s “Together“.

Isreal: Kobi Marimi – Home

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Previous Experience: Studied at an acting studio and won a promising actor award. Won season six of HaKokhav HaBa becoming the representative for Israel.

Isreal Debuted At Eurovision In: 1973

Isreal Has Competed: 42 times

Eurovision Wins: 3 – in 1978, 1979, 1998, and 2018, with Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta’s “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”, Gali Atari & Milk and Honey’s “Hallelujah”, Dana International’s “Diva”, and Netta‘s “Toy” respectively

Portugal’s Best Placing, Other Than Winning, In The Last 10 Years: 9th in 2015 with Nadav Guedj’s “Golden Boy”

The Year Before Last, Isreal Placed: 23rd with IMRI‘s “I Feel Alive

Italy: Mahmood – Soldi

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Real Name: Alessandro Mahmoud

Previous Experience: Competed in season six of the Italian version of X Factor, where he came 11th. Competed in the Sanremo Music Festival for a few years.

Italy Debuted At Eurovision In: 1956

Italy Has Competed: 45 times

Eurovision Wins: 2 – in 1964 and 1990 with Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’età” and Toto Cutugno’s “Insieme: 1992”

Italy’s Best Placing Since Winning: 2nd in 2011 with Raphael Gualazzi’s “Madness of Love”

Last Year Italy Placed: 5th with Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro‘s “Non mi avete fatto niente“.

Latvia: Carousel – That Night

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The Band Consists Of: Sabine Zuga, Marcis Vasilevskis, Mareks Logins, and Stanislavs Judins

Previous Experience: Currently working on debut album, they won Supernova 2019 to win the right to represent Latvia at Eurovision.

Latvia Debuted At Eurovision In: 2000

Latvia Has Competed: 20 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2002 with Marie N’s “I Wanna”

Latvia’s Best Placing Since Winning: 5th in 2005 with Walters and Kazha’s “The War Is Not Over”

Last Year Latvia Placed: Didn’t qualify for the Grand Final, 12th in Semi-Final with Laura Rizzotto‘s “Funny Girl“.

Lithuania: Jurij Veklenko – Run With The Lions

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Full Name: Jurijus Veklenko

Previous Experience: Performed as a backing singer for Latvian’s 2015 Eurovision Song Contest entry Monika Linkyt? & Vaidas Baumila with “This Time”;

Lithuania Debuted At Eurovision In: 1994

Lithuania Has Competed: 20 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Lithuania’s Best Placing: 6th in 2006 with LT United’s “We Are The Winners”

Last Year Lithuania Placed: 12th with Ieva Zasimauskaité‘s “When We’re Old“.

Malta: Michela – Chameleon

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Full NameMichela Pace

Previous Experience: Won the first season of the X Factor Malta show in 2019 which led to her representing Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Malta Debuted At Eurovision In: 1971

Malta Has Competed: 32 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Malta’s Best Placing: 2nd in 2002 and 2005 with Ira Losco’s “7th Wonder” and Chiara’s “Angel” respectively

Last Year Malta Placed: Didn’t qualify for the Grand Final, 13th in Semi-Final with Christabelle‘s “Taboo“.

Moldova: Anna Odobescu – Stay

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Previous Experience: Won many awards and competed in a few international competitions. She is a vocal coach at Chisinau School of Arts.

Moldova Debuted At Eurovision In: 2005

Moldova Has Competed: 15 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Moldova’s Best Placing: 3rd in 2017 with SunStroke Project‘s “Hey, Mamma!

The Year Before Moldova Placed: 10th with DoReDos‘ “My Lucky Day“.

Montenegro: D mol – Heaven

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The Band Consists Of: Rizo Feratovic, Zeljko Vukcevic, Ivana Obradovic, Emel Franca, Mirela Ljumic, and Tamara Vujacic.

Previous Experience: Young group who formed at the private music school of Daniel Alibabic.

Montenegro Debuted At Eurovision In: 2007

Montenegro Has Competed: 11 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Montenegro’s Best Placing: 13th in 2015 with Knez’s “Adio”

Last Year Montenegro Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 16th in Semi-Final with Vanja Radovanovic‘s “Inje“.

Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – Arcade

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Real Name: Duncan de Moor

Previous Experience: Graduated from the school Rock Academy. Contestant on the fifth season of The Voice Of Holland, where he was eliminated in the Cross Battles/Semi Finals. Previous Netherlands’ entrant O’G3NE went on to win the show, they came 11th at Eurovision 2017 with their song “Lights And Shadows“.

The Netherlands Debuted At Eurovision In: 1956

The Netherlands Has Competed: 60 times

Eurovision Wins: 4 – in 1957 with Corry Brokken’s “Net als toen”; in 1959 with Teddy Scholten’s “n Beetje”; in 1969 with Lenny Kuhr’s “De troubadour”; and in 1975 with Teach-In’s “Ding-a-Dong”

The Netherlands’ Best Placing Since Winning: 2nd in 2014 with The Common Linnets’ “Calm After The Storm”

Last Year The Netherlands Placed: 18th with Waylon‘s “Outlaw In ‘Em“.

North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – Proud

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Previous Experience: Her older sister is Tijana Dapcevic who represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song “To The Sky”, failing to make it to the Grand Final after she placed 13th with 33 points in her Semi-Final. She dropped her debut album in 2005. Came second in Montenegrin festival Suncane Skale, and had been an entrant for previous years. Attempted to represent Macedonia in 2007 by competing in Skopje Fest. She tried again the following year and won, representing Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with Vrcak & Adrijan Gaxha as features on the song “Let Me Love You” where they failed to qualify for the Grand Final, placing tenth. Dropped sophomore album in 2015.

North Macedonia Debuted At Eurovision In: 1998 (attempted in 1996 but didn’t qualify)

North Macedonia Has Competed: 19 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

North Macedonia’s Best Placing: 12th in 2006 with Elena Risteska’s “Ninanajna”

Last Year North Macedonia Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 18th in Semi-Final with Eye Cue‘s “Lost And Found“.

Norway: KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky

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The Band Consists Of: Tom Hugo Hermansen, Fred-René Buljo, and Alexandra Rotan.

Previous Experience: Formed in late 2018, they won Melodi Grand Prix 2019, and therefore will go on to represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

Norway Debuted At Eurovision In: 1960

Norway Has Competed: 58 times

Eurovision Wins: 3 – in 1985, 1995, and 2009, with Bobbysocks’ “La det swinge”, Secret Garden’s “Nocturne”, and Alexander Rybak‘s “Fairytale” respectively.

Norway’s Best Placing Since Winning: 4th in 2013 with Margaret Berger’s “I Feed You My Love”

Last Year Norway Placed: 15th with Alexander Rybak‘s “That’s How You Write A Song“.

Poland: Tulia – Fire Of Love (Pali sie)

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The Band Consists Of: Joanna Sinkiewicz, Dominika Siepka, Patrycja Nowicka, and Tulia Biczak.

Previous Experience: Released debut album in 2018 which went to platinum status in Poland for selling over 30,000 copies.

Poland Debuted At Eurovision In: 1994

Poland Has Competed: 22 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Poland’s Best Placing: 2nd in 1994 with Edyta Górniak’s “To nie ja!”

Last Year Poland Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 14th in Semi-Final with Gromee‘s “Light Me Up” featuring Lukas Meijer.

Portugal: Conan Osíris – Telemóveis

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Real Name: Tiago Miranda

Previous Experience: Worked as a composer for fashion shows. Released debut album in 2016 and sophomore album in 2017.

Portugal Debuted At Eurovision In: 1964

Portugal Has Competed: 51 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2017 with Salvador Sobral‘s “Amar pelos dois

Portugal’s Best Placing, Other Than Winning, In The Last 15 Years: 13th in 2008 with Vânia Fernandes’ “Senhora do mar (Negras águas)”

Last Year Portugal Placed: 26th with Cláudia Pascoal‘s “O jardim“.

Romania: Ester Peony – On A Sunday

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Real Name: Ester Cretu

Previous Experience: Previously released music under the name Ester. Released an EP in 2018.

Romania Debuted At Eurovision In: 1994 (attempted in 1993 but didn’t qualify)

Romania Has Competed: 20 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Romania’s Best Placing: 3rd in 2005 and 2010 with Luminita Anghel & Sistem’s “Let Me Try” and Paula Seling & OVI’s “Playing With Fire”

Last Year Romania Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 11th in Semi-Final with The Humans‘ “Goodbye“.

Russia: Sergey Lazarev – Scream

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Previous Experience: Probably best known for representing Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 where he performed the song “You Are The Only One”. He came third, despite topping the televote thanks to his amazing stage production of climbing an LED wall. He’s an established artist in Russia with six studio albums to his name. He was originally in bands Neposedy and SMASH!!. Competed in Russia’s national selection show in 2008, but came fourth. Toured all over the world.

Russia Debuted At Eurovision In: 1994

Russia Has Competed: 22 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2008 with Dima Bilan’s “Believe”

Russia’s Best Placing Since Winning: 2nd in 2012 and 2015 with Buranovskiye Babushki’s “Party For Everybody” and Polina Gagarina’s “A Million Voices”

Last Year Russia Placed: Didn’t qualify for Grand Final, 15th in Semi-Final with Julia Samoylov‘s “I Won’t Break“.

San Marino: Serhat – Say Na Na Na

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Full Name: Ahmet Serhat Hacipasalioglu

Previous Experience: Turkish superstar, best known for representing San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song “I Didn’t Know” which didn’t make it to the Grand Final and came 12th in its Semi-Final. The song later was remixed with Martha Walsh and charted on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs. He has had a long career as a Turkish television presenter and established his own production company, End Productions, in 1994.

San Marino Debuted At Eurovision In: 2008

San Marino Has Competed: 10 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

San Marino’s Best Placing: 24th in 2014 with Valentina Monetta‘s “Maybe (Forse)”

Last Year San Marino Placed: Didn’t qualify for the Grand Final, 17th in Semi-Final with Jessika‘s “Who We Are” featuring Jenifer Brening.

Serbia: Nevena Bozovic – Kruna

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Real Name: Nevena Ivanovic

Previous Experience: Represented Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007, where she placed third. Competed in series two of Prvi glas Srbije, where she was the runner-up. She then represented Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 as part of the group Moje 3, where they failed to make it to the Grand Final, and came 11th in their Semi-Final.

Serbia Debuted At Eurovision In: 2007

Serbia Has Competed: 12 times

Eurovision Wins: 1 – in 2007 with Marija Šerifovic’s “Molitva”

Serbia’s Best Placing Since Winning: 3rd in 2012 with Zeljko Joksimovic’s “Nije ljubav stvar”

Last Year Serbia Placed: 19th with Sanja Ilic & Balkanika‘s “Nova Deca“.

Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gasper Santl – Sebi

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Previous Experience: Formed in 2018, they are a real-life couple, and have released a few singles and an EP.

Slovenia Debuted At Eurovision In: 1993

Slovenia Has Competed: 25 times

Eurovision Wins: 0

Slovenia’s Best Placing: 7th in 1995 and 2001 with Darja Švajger’s “Tih dezeven dan” and Nuša Derenda’s “Energy”

Last Year Slovenia Placed: 22nd with Lea Sirk‘s “Hvala, ne!

Spain: Miki – La Venda

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Real Name: Miguel Nunez Pozo

Previous Experience: Competed in the tenth series of Operación Triunfo, where he came sixth. After the show, the contestants took part in a Eurovision episode where the representative and their song were chosen to go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which Miki won.

Spain Debuted At Eurovision In: 1961

Spain Has Competed: 59 times

Eurovision Wins: 2 – in 1968 and 1969 with Massiel’s “La, la, la” and Salomé’s “Vivo Cantando”

Spain’s Best Placing In The Last 10 Years: 10th in 2012 and 2014 with Pastora Soler’s “Quédate conmigo” and Ruth Lorenzo’s “Dancing In The Rain”

Last Year Spain Placed: 23rd with Amaia & Alfred‘s “Tu Canción“.

Sweden: John Lundvik – Too Late For Love

Check out our Artist 101 profile on John Lundvik.

Previous Experience: Started his career in songwriting – he even wrote the United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2019 song (see below). Competed in Melodifestivalen 2018, which is Sweden’s national selection show for Eurovision, where he came third. This time around, he won.

Sweden Debuted At Eurovision In: 1958

Sweden Has Competed: 59 times

Eurovision Wins: 6 – in 1974 with ABBA’s “Waterloo”; 1984 with Herreys’ “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Lei”; 1991 with Carola’s “Fångad av en stormvind”; 1999 with Charlotte Nilsson’s “Take Me To Your Heaven”; 2012 with Loreen’s “Euphoria”; and 2015 with Månz Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes”.

Sweden’s Best Placing, Other Than Winning, In The Last 10 Years: 3rd in 2011 and 2014 with Eric Saade’s “Popular” and Sanna Nielsen’s “Undo” respectively

Last Year Sweden Placed: 7th with Benjamin Ingrosso‘s “Dance You Off“.

Switzerland: Luca Hänni – She Got Me

Check out our Artist 101 profile on Luca Hänni.

Previous Experience: Winner of season nine of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (the German version of the Idol franchise) in 2012. Released four studio albums, to date.

Switzerland Debuted At Eurovision In: 1956

Switzerland Has Competed: 60times

Eurovision Wins: 2 – in 1956 and 1988 with Lys Assia’s “Refrain” and Céline Dion’s “Ne partez pas sans moi”

Switzerland’s Best Placing Since Winning: 3rd in 1993 with Annie Cotton’s “Moi, tout simplement”

Last Year Switzerland Placed: Didn’t qualify for the Grand Final, 13th in Semi-Final with ZiBBZ‘s “Stones“.

WITHDREW: Ukraine: MARUV – Siren Song

Check out our Artist 101 profile on MARUV.

Real Name: Anna Korsun

Previous Experience: Released two albums over the past few years and have gained a following.

Ukraine Debuted At Eurovision In: 2003

Ukraine Has Competed: 15 times

Eurovision Wins: 2 – in 2004 and 2016 with Ruslana’s “Wild Dances” and Jamala’s “1944” respectively

Ukraine’s Best Placing, Other Than Winning, In The Last 10 Years: 2nd in 2008 with Ani Lorak’s “Shady Lady”

Last Year Ukraine Placed: 17th with MÉLOVIN‘s “Under The Ladder“.

Withdrew this year as Ukraine’s broadcaster and MARUV couldn’t come to an agreement with contracts. MARUV was chosen as the representative through a national selection show with the song “Siren Song”, but on closer inspection of the contract, she refused to sign due to controlling conditions in the contract. Ukraine offered the second and third acts of the national selection, but they too refused to sign the contracts.

United Kingdom: Michael Rice – Bigger Than Us

Check out our Artist 101 profile on Michael Rice.

Previous Experience: Competed in the 11th series of The X Factor in 2014 but was eliminated during Boot Camp. Competed in the first series of All Together Now, in 2018, which he went on to win.

The United Kindom Debuted At Eurovision In: 1957

The United Kingdom Has Competed: 62 times

Eurovision Wins: 5 – in 1967 with Sandie Shaw’s “Puppet on a String”; 1969 with Lulu’s “Boom Bang-a-Bang”; 1976 with Brotherhood of Man’s “Save Your Kisses For Me”; 1981 with Bucks Fizz’s “Making Your Mind Up”; and 1997 with Katrina and the Waves’ “Love Shine a Light”

The United Kingdom’s Best Placing Since Winning: 3rd in 2002 with Jessica Garlick’s “Come Back”

Last Year The United Kingdom Placed: 24th with SuRie‘s “Storm“.

That’s all the entrants to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Who will win? It’s all down to the performance on the night, the staging of the entrants, and the song itself. Make sure you vote for your favourite.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

26-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fuzzable, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. In the past, I have written for Fox & Squirrel Photography and the Daily Star. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni