More and more acts are being revealed in the coming weeks, but last night, it was Latvia’s turn to pick their Eurovision entry after two weeks of semi-finals in the final of Supernova 2019.
The winner of the night was ultimately determined by televoters, a jury panel and the number of Spotify streams of eight songs. Votes cast via the Alfa app were included in the televoting results. At the end of the excellent show, it was announced that indie pop band Carousel will have the chance to fly the Latvian flag in Tel-Aviv.
The representative of the Baltic country, made up of Sabine Zuga and Maris Vasilievsky, formed in 2015. Their song “That Night” is a very laid back number, which is also special because it marks Sabine’s debut as a songwriter. It’s worth listening to!
Announced acts so far are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for Israel, Tulia for Poland and Katerina Duska for Greece. The other countries are expected to reveal their acts in the forthcoming months.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel-Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 42 countries will compete in the contest.