The much-awaited entries for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are finally pouring in. Several countries including Armenia, Cyprus, Russia, and many others have already revealed their contenders and it seems that the race to win the competition is going to be really tough.
Now, Croatia too has revealed its competitor for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In its twentieth edition, Dora, a selection round organized by Croatian broadcasters selected Roko to represent the country in Tel Aviv. Dora counts the votes of both the regional jury as well as the general public to select its representative for the contest.
18-year-old Roko Blaževic showcased his prowess through his song “The Dream”. Giving up on heavy props or electronically arranged music, the performance solely focused on the power Roko holds as a vocalist. While a lot of people went online to express how outdated the whole set up seemed, an act that puts the artist’s essentials into focus can hardly be called outdated.
It remains to be seen as to how people from other contending countries will perceive the selection.
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, Katerina Duska for Greece, Victor Crone for Estonia, Tulia for Poland, and Carousel for Latvia. 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.
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