Eurovision Song Contest 2019

The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, following the country's victory at the 2018 contest with the song "Toy" by Netta. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC/KAN), the contest was held at Expo Tel Aviv, and consisted of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May, and a final on 18 May 2019. The three live shows were presented by Israeli television presenters Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub and Israeli model Bar Refaeli.

Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Dare to Dream
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Dates
Semi-final 114 May 2019
Semi-final 216 May 2019
Final18 May 2019
Host
VenueExpo Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel
Presenter(s)Erez Tal
Bar Refaeli
Assi Azar
Lucy Ayoub
Directed byAmir Ukrainitz
Sivan Magazanik
Yuval Cohen
Executive supervisorJon Ola Sand
Executive producerZivit Davidovich[1]
Host broadcasterIsraeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC/KAN)
Opening act
Interval act
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Participants
Number of entries41
Debuting countriesNone
Returning countriesNone
Non-returning countries Bulgaria
 Ukraine
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Vote
Voting systemEach country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs: the first–from a professional jury, the second–from viewers.
Nul points in finalNone[a]
Winning song Netherlands
"Arcade"
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Forty-one countries participated in the contest, with Bulgaria and Ukraine not returning after their participation in the previous edition. Members of Bulgaria's delegation had been moved to other projects, while Ukraine, which had originally planned to participate, ultimately withdrew as a result of a controversy surrounding its national selection.

The winner was the Netherlands with the song "Arcade", performed by Duncan Laurence and written by Laurence along with Joel Sjöö, Wouter Hardy and Will Knox. Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden rounded out the top five, although, due to a voting error, Norway were placed fifth and Sweden sixth – this was corrected three days after the contest. Further down the table, North Macedonia and San Marino achieved their best results to date, finishing 7th and 19th respectively. Israel finished 23rd in the final, making it the fourth time that the host country ranked in the bottom five since 2015.

The EBU reported that the contest had an audience of 182 million viewers in 40 European markets, a decrease of 4 million viewers from the previous edition. However, an increase of two percent in the 15–24 year old age range was reported.[2][3]

The lead-up to the contest was met with controversy on multiple fronts, primarily on issues surrounding the Israeli–Palestinian conflict – this eventually led to demonstrations by interval act performer Madonna and Icelandic entrants Hatari during the broadcast of the final.

LocationEdit

 
Pavilion 2 of Expo Tel Aviv – host venue of the 2019 contest

The 2019 contest took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, following the country's victory at the 2018 edition with the song "Toy", performed by Netta Barzilai. It was the third time that Israel had hosted the contest, after having hosted the 1979 and 1999 contests in Jerusalem.[4] The selected venue was Expo Tel Aviv's 7,300-seat congress and convention centre in "Bitan 2" (Pavilion 2), which was opened in January 2015.[5][6] Located on Rokach Boulevard in northern Tel Aviv, the convention centre serves as a venue for many events, including concerts, exhibitions, trade fairs, and conferences. The fairground has ten halls and pavilions, plus a large outdoor space. The new pavilion had recently hosted the 2018 European Judo Championships from 26 to 28 April.[7]

Bidding phaseEdit

Locations of the candidate cities: the chosen host city is marked in blue. The shortlisted cities are marked in green, while the eliminated cities are marked in red.

After Israel's victory in the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal, Netta Barzilai and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that the 2019 contest would be held in Jerusalem, but this was yet to be confirmed by the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC/KAN) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).[4] Israeli finance minister Moshe Kahlon also said in an interview the event would be held solely in Jerusalem and estimated its cost at 120 million Israeli shekels (approximately €29 million).[8] The mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, mentioned Jerusalem Arena and Teddy Stadium as possible venues to host the event.[9] The municipality of Jerusalem confirmed that because it lacked the seating capacity, the contest would not be held at the International Convention Centre, which had hosted the contest in 1979 and 1999.[10]

On 18 June 2018, Netanyahu stated that Israel had committed to remaining in compliance with EBU rules regarding the constitution of member broadcasters, so as not to affect its hosting of Eurovision. The IPBC's establishment included a condition that news programming would be delegated later to a second public broadcasting entity. This would have violated EBU rules requiring member broadcasters to have their own internal news departments.[11][12]

The following day, Israel was officially confirmed as the host country,[13] and on 24 June 2018, KAN formally opened the bidding process for cities interested in hosting the 2019 contest.[14] Israeli deputy minister Michael Oren stated that Jerusalem did not have the resources to host the contest on 28 July, reiterating that Tel Aviv was the more likely host.[15]

Soon afterwards, reports surfaced of the government not providing the €12 million downpayment requested by KAN to cover hosting expenses and security.[16] Following a tense back-and-forth between KAN and the government, a compromise between the two parties was reached on 29 July 2018 that would see KAN paying the €12 million to the EBU and the Finance Ministry covering expenses should complications arise. The mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, announced that the city would be willing to pay for the convention centre itself, should it be chosen as the host city.[16][17]

In the week of 27 August 2018, executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand led a handful of EBU delegates around Israel to look at potential venues in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and to hear the bid from Eilat. On 30 August 2018, Sand stated in an interview with KAN that Eilat was no longer in the running to host, leaving Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as the remaining cities in the running. He added that there was no serious discussion among members of the EBU about boycotting the event.[18]

On 13 September 2018, the EBU announced Tel Aviv as the host city, with Expo Tel Aviv as the chosen venue for the 2019 contest.[5]

Key:  †  Host venue  ‡  Shortlisted venues

City[19] Venue Notes
Eilat[20] Hangars on the port Proposal intended to connect two hangars to a hall, in order to meet the EBU's capacity and venue requirements.
Haifa Sammy Ofer Stadium Candidacy had been dependent on the construction of a roof.
Jerusalem Pais Arena Indoor arena similar to the venues of recent contests. It was Jerusalem's preferred venue, in case they were chosen to be the host city.
Teddy Stadium Candidacy had been dependent on the construction of a roof.
Tel Aviv Expo Tel Aviv, Pavilion 2 The IPBC expected Pavilion 2 to have room for up to 9,000 attendees, while an additional 1,500 fans will be able to gather in the greenroom.[21]

Other sitesEdit

Location of host venue (red) and other contest-related sites and events (blue)

Located at the Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv, the Eurovision Village was the official Eurovision Song Contest fan and sponsors' area during the events week. It was open from 12 to 18 May 2019.[22][23] There it was possible to watch performances by local artists, as well as the live shows broadcast from the main venue.

The EuroClub was located at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv Port and was the venue for the official after-parties and private performances by contest participants. Unlike the Eurovision Village, access to the EuroClub was restricted to accredited fans, delegates, and press.[23]

The "Orange Carpet" event, where the contestants and their delegations are presented before the accredited press and fans, took place at Habima Square in central Tel Aviv on 12 May 2019, followed by the Opening Ceremony at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium.[23][24]

FormatEdit

Visual designEdit

The contest's slogan, "Dare to Dream", was unveiled on 28 October 2018,[25] while the official logo and branding were revealed on 8 January 2019. Designed by Awesome Tel Aviv and Studio Adam Feinberg, it consists of layered triangles designed to resemble a star, reflecting "the stars of the future" coming to Tel Aviv.[26]

PostcardsEdit

Filmed between March and April 2019, and directed by Keren Hochma, the 2019 postcards involved the act travelling to a location in Israel that resembles that of their own country.[27] An imaginary play button circled above the act's head, and, when the act pressed it, they performed a themed dance and threw the play button towards the screen, afterwards, it "flies over" to the stage where the ceiling lit up with their country's flag using augmented reality. The dances in each postcard were wide-ranging and included parkour, ballet and street dance, among other styles. The following locations were used:[28]

PresentersEdit

 
Presenters from left to right: Assi Azar, Bar Refaeli, Lucy Ayoub, and Erez Tal, Tel Aviv, 16 May 2019

On 25 January 2019, KAN announced that four presenters would host the three shows: TV hosts Erez Tal (who was also one of the Israeli commentators for the 2018 final) and Assi Azar (who works for the Israeli Channel 12), supermodel Bar Refaeli and KAN host Lucy Ayoub (who was also the Israeli jury spokesperson at the 2018 contest).[29] Tal and Refaeli were the main hosts, while Azar and Ayoub hosted the green room.[30]

Semi-final allocation drawEdit

The draw to determine the participating countries' semi-finals took place on 28 January 2019 at 17:00 CET, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.[31] The thirty-six semi-finalists were divided over six pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest's official televoting partner Digame. The purpose of drawing from different pots was to reduce the chance of "bloc voting" and to increase suspense in the semi-finals. The draw also determined which semi-final each of the six automatic qualifiers – host country Israel and "Big Five" countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom – would broadcast and vote in. The ceremony was hosted by contest presenters Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub, and included the passing of the host city insignia from Duarte Cordeiro, vice mayor of Lisbon (host city of the previous contest) to Ron Huldai, mayor of Tel Aviv.[32]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Voting systemEdit

On 30 March 2019, the EBU announced that the presentation of the televoting results during the final would change for the first time since the current voting system was introduced in 2016.[33] The jury results' presentation remained the same with a live spokesperson in each participating country revealing the top song from their national jury that earned 12 points.[34] In a change from previous years, the televoting result was revealed in the order of jury ranking, from the lowest to the highest.[35]

Opening and interval actsEdit

 
Madonna performed "Like a Prayer" and "Future" during the interval of the final.

On 8 April 2019, it was confirmed that Madonna would perform three songs during the final.[36] The EBU later revealed they would be "Future" featuring Quavo and "Like a Prayer" and a yet-to-be released song, "Dark Ballet".[37][38] On 15 April 2019, the EBU released further information about the opening and interval acts.

The first semi-final was opened by Netta Barzilai, performing a new version of her winning song "Toy", and also featured Dana International with "Just the Way You Are".[39] The second semi-final included Shalva Band performing "A Million Dreams" and mentalist Lior Suchard.

The final was opened with the traditional flag parade introducing the 26 finalists, which featured Netta Barzilai, Dana International with "Diva" and "Tel Aviv", Nadav Guedj with "Golden Boy" and Ilanit with "Ey Sham". In the "Switch Song" interval act, five former Eurovision participants were featured: Conchita Wurst performed "Heroes", Måns Zelmerlöw performed "Fuego", Eleni Foureira performed "Dancing Lasha Tumbai", Verka Serduchka performed "Toy", and Gali Atari, together with the four above-mentioned artists, performed her winning song "Hallelujah". Idan Raichel then performed "Bo’ee – Come to Me" together with the Idan Raichel Project. Netta Barzilai later performed her new single "Nana Banana", while actress Gal Gadot also appeared in a short video skit.[23][40][41][42]

Madonna's interval performance in the final was heavily criticised due to her poor vocal performance, and further criticisms were raised when her official YouTube channel uploaded a video of the performance with the vocals auto-tuned.[43] Madonna's representatives at Live Nation were subject to a lawsuit by host broadcaster KAN following the performance.[44]

Participating countriesEdit

 
  Participating countries in the first semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the first semi-final
  Participating countries in the second semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the second semi-final

The EBU initially announced on 7 November 2018 that 42 countries would participate in the contest, with Bulgaria opting not to participate for financial reasons.[45][46]

Ukraine announced its withdrawal from the contest on 27 February 2019, thereby reducing the number of participating countries to 41.[47]

On 6 March 2019, the EBU confirmed North Macedonia would take part for the first time under its new name, instead of the previous name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia which had been used since the country first participated in 1998.[48]

Returning artistsEdit

The contest featured five representatives who had performed previously as lead vocalists for the same countries. Two of them participated in 2016Sergey Lazarev represented Russia and won the semi-final, while Serhat represented San Marino in the semi-final.[49][50] Joci Pápai represented Hungary in 2017.[51] Tamara Todevska represented Macedonia (now named North Macedonia) in the 2008 semi-final, alongside Vrčak and Adrian, and backed in 2004 and 2014 for Toše Proeski and Tijana Dapčević, respectively.[52] Nevena Božović represented Serbia in the semi-final of 2013 as part of Moje 3, and in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The contest also featured a former backing vocalist representing his country for the first time—Jurij Veklenko provided backup for Lithuania in 2013 and 2015.

On the other hand, previous representatives returned to provide supporting vocals for their own or another country. Mikheil Javakhishvili, Georgia's representative in 2018 as part of Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao, backed Oto Nemsadze.[53] Mikel Hennet, who represented Spain in 2007 as part of D'Nash, backed Miki.[54] Stig Rästa, Estonia's representative in 2015 alongside Elina Born, backed Victor Crone.[55] Mladen Lukić, who represented Serbia in 2018 as part of Balkanika, backed Nevena Božović.[56] Sahlene, who represented Estonia in 2002, and provided backing for her native country Sweden in 1999, for Malta in 2000 and for Australia in 2016, backed for the United Kingdom this time.[57] Jacques Houdek, who represented Croatia in 2017, backed Roko.[58] Émilie Satt, who represented France in 2018 as part of Madame Monsieur, backed Bilal Hassani.[59]Destiny Chukunyere, who won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 for Malta, backed Michela.[60]

Semi-final 1Edit

The first semi-final took place on 14 May 2019 at 22:00 IDT (21:00 CEST).[61] Seventeen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries plus France, Israel and Spain voted in this semi-final.[62] Ukraine was originally allocated to participate in the second half of the semi-final, but withdrew from the contest due to controversy over its national selection.[47] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[63]

  Qualifiers
R/O[64] Country[64] Artist[64] Song[64] Language Points Place
1   Cyprus Tamta "Replay" English 149 9
2   Montenegro D mol "Heaven" English 46 16
3   Finland Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman "Look Away" English 23 17
4   Poland Tulia "Fire of Love (Pali się)" Polish, English 120 11
5   Slovenia Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl "Sebi" Slovene 167 6
6   Czech Republic Lake Malawi "Friend of a Friend" English 242 2
7   Hungary Joci Pápai "Az én apám" Hungarian 97 12
8   Belarus Zena "Like It" English 122 10
9   Serbia Nevena Božović "Kruna" (Круна) Serbian[d] 156 7
10   Belgium Eliot "Wake Up" English 70 13
11   Georgia Oto Nemsadze "Keep On Going" Georgian[e] 62 14
12   Australia Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity" English 261 1
13   Iceland Hatari "Hatrið mun sigra" Icelandic 221 3
14   Estonia Victor Crone "Storm" English 198 4
15   Portugal Conan Osíris "Telemóveis" Portuguese 51 15
16   Greece Katerine Duska "Better Love" English 185 5
17   San Marino Serhat "Say Na Na Na" English[f] 150 8

Semi-final 2Edit

The second semi-final took place on 16 May 2019 at 22:00 IDT (21:00 CEST).[61] Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries plus Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. Switzerland was pre-drawn into this semi-final due to scheduling issues.[62] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[65]

  Qualifiers
R/O[66] Country[66] Artist[66] Song[66] Language Points Place
1   Armenia Srbuk "Walking Out" English 49 16
2   Ireland Sarah McTernan "22" English 16 18
3   Moldova Anna Odobescu "Stay" English 85 12
4    Switzerland Luca Hänni "She Got Me" English 232 4
5   Latvia Carousel "That Night" English 50 15
6   Romania Ester Peony "On a Sunday" English 71 13
7   Denmark Leonora "Love Is Forever" English, French[g] 94 10
8   Sweden John Lundvik "Too Late for Love" English 238 3
9   Austria Pænda "Limits" English 21 17
10   Croatia Roko "The Dream" English, Croatian 64 14
11   Malta Michela "Chameleon" English 157 8
12   Lithuania Jurij Veklenko "Run with the Lions" English 93 11
13   Russia Sergey Lazarev "Scream" English 217 6
14   Albania Jonida Maliqi "Ktheju tokës" Albanian 96 9
15   Norway Keiino "Spirit in the Sky" English[h] 210 7
16   Netherlands Duncan Laurence "Arcade" English 280 1
17   North Macedonia Tamara Todevska "Proud" English 239 2
18   Azerbaijan Chingiz "Truth" English 224 5

FinalEdit

The final took place on 18 May 2019 at 22:00 IDT (21:00 CEST).[61] Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all forty-one participating countries eligible to vote.

  Winner
R/O[67] Country[67] Artist[67] Song[67] Language Points Place[68]
1   Malta Michela "Chameleon" English 107 14
2   Albania Jonida Maliqi "Ktheju tokës" Albanian 90 17
3   Czech Republic Lake Malawi "Friend of a Friend" English 157 11
4   Germany S!sters "Sister" English 24 25
5   Russia Sergey Lazarev "Scream" English 370 3
6   Denmark Leonora "Love Is Forever" English, French[g] 120 12
7   San Marino Serhat "Say Na Na Na" English[f] 77 19
8   North Macedonia Tamara Todevska "Proud" English 305 7
9   Sweden John Lundvik "Too Late for Love" English 334 5
10   Slovenia Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl "Sebi" Slovene 105 15
11   Cyprus Tamta "Replay" English 109 13
12   Netherlands Duncan Laurence "Arcade" English 498 1
13   Greece Katerine Duska "Better Love" English 74 21
14   Israel Kobi Marimi "Home" English 35 23
15   Norway Keiino "Spirit in the Sky" English[h] 331 6
16   United Kingdom Michael Rice "Bigger than Us" English 11 26
17   Iceland Hatari "Hatrið mun sigra" Icelandic 232 10
18   Estonia Victor Crone "Storm" English 76 20
19   Belarus Zena "Like It" English 31 24
20   Azerbaijan Chingiz "Truth" English 302 8
21   France Bilal Hassani "Roi" French, English 105 16
22   Italy Mahmood "Soldi" Italian[i] 472 2
23   Serbia Nevena Božović "Kruna" (Круна) Serbian[d] 89 18
24    Switzerland Luca Hänni "She Got Me" English 364 4
25   Australia Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity" English 284 9
26   Spain Miki "La venda" Spanish 54 22

Detailed voting resultsEdit

Belarusian jury dismissal and incorrect aggregated voteEdit

The Belarusian jury was dismissed following the revelation of their votes in the first semi-final, which is contrary to the rules of the contest. To comply with the contest's voting regulations, the EBU worked with its voting partner, Digame, to create a substitute aggregated result (calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records), which was approved by voting monitor Ernst & Young, to determine the Belarusian jury votes for the final. In these results, Israel, which did not receive points from any other jury during the final, received 12 points from Belarus.

However, Twitter user @euro_bruno noted on May 19 that it appeared an incorrect substitute Belarusian result was announced during the broadcast of the final four days earlier.[69] The mistake was confirmed in a statement issued by the EBU three days later, on 22 May 2019. According to the statement, the EBU "discovered that due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used. This had no impact on the calculation of points derived from televoting across the 41 participating countries and the overall winner and Top 4 songs of the contest remain unchanged. To respect both the artists and EBU Members which took part, [they wished] to correct the grand final results in accordance with the rules."[70]

The error, a reversal of the Belarusian aggregated votes, led to the bottom ten countries receiving points instead of the top ten. Malta, which had been incorrectly ranked last, would receive Belarus' 12 jury points, and Israel would end up with no jury points. The corrected point totals also changed some rankings: Sweden finished fifth overall instead of Norway, Belarus finished 24th overall instead of Germany, San Marino ended 19th despite losing four points, and North Macedonia won the jury vote instead of Sweden.[71][72]

The mistake made by the EBU and their voting partner was widely panned by the press. Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad said the EBU had to present the new vote totals "blushing with shame", calling the situation "chaos".[73] British newspaper Metro thought the EBU had "screwed up", while the Daily Mirror named the accidental reversal of the aggregated vote total a "scandalous blunder".[74][75]

A similar situation occurred in the 1976, 1977, 1979, 1996 and 1998 contests and the semi-final of the 2004 contest, whereupon the results also had to be corrected after the broadcast due to an error with the votes.

The corrected results have been used in all following scoreboards (where applicable).

Semi-final 1Edit

  Qualifiers
Split results of semi-final 1
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1   Australia 261   Czech Republic 157   Iceland 151
2   Czech Republic 242   Greece 131   Australia 140
3   Iceland 221   Australia 121   Estonia 133
4   Estonia 198   Cyprus 95   San Marino 124
5   Greece 185   Serbia 91   Slovenia 93
6   Slovenia 167   Belarus 78   Czech Republic 85
7   Serbia 156   Slovenia 74   Serbia 65
8   San Marino 150   Iceland 70   Poland 60
9   Cyprus 149   Hungary 65   Greece 54
10   Belarus 122   Estonia 65   Cyprus 54
11   Poland 120   Poland 60   Belarus 44
12   Hungary 97   Belgium 50   Portugal 43
13   Belgium 70   Montenegro 31   Georgia 33
14   Georgia 62   Georgia 29   Hungary 32
15   Portugal 51   San Marino 26   Belgium 20
16   Montenegro 46   Finland 9   Montenegro 15
17   Finland 23   Portugal 8   Finland 14
Detailed jury voting results of semi-final 1[76]
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Cyprus
Montenegro
Finland
Poland
Slovenia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Belarus
Serbia
Belgium
Georgia
Australia
Iceland
Estonia
Portugal
Greece
San Marino
France
Israel
Spain
Contestants
Cyprus 149 95 54 8 4 7 10 4 8 3 5 1 8 1 12 8 6 4 6
Montenegro 46 31 15 4 12 5 10
Finland 23 9 14 1 2 4 2
Poland 120 60 60 10 3 7 8 6 3 8 7 3 5
Slovenia 167 74 93 5 1 5 8 12 3 7 7 4 5 8 1 4 4
Czech Republic 242 157 85 1 3 8 7 12 10 7 10 8 12 12 10 12 12 8 3 8 6 8
Hungary 97 65 32 6 1 6 2 4 2 6 2 1 6 5 7 10 7
Belarus 122 78 44 8 8 12 4 4 3 3 10 6 7 1 4 1 7
Serbia 156 91 65 6 7 3 10 5 6 7 5 6 3 6 6 4 6 5 3 3
Belgium 70 50 20 10 2 3 6 3 2 4 10 2 3 5
Georgia 62 29 33 7 2 1 2 10 5 2
Australia 261 121 140 5 12 12 5 8 5 12 4 12 1 2 10 6 7 8 12
Iceland 221 70 151 8 4 4 5 4 1 1 10 10 2 2 7 12
Estonia 198 65 133 6 1 6 12 1 7 8 7 5 1 10 1
Portugal 51 8 43 3 2 2 1
Greece 185 131 54 12 12 7 10 5 4 5 2 6 10 7 8 4 12 5 12 10
San Marino 150 26 124 2 10 3 1 2 3 3 2
Detailed televoting results of semi-final 1[76]
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Cyprus
Montenegro
Finland
Poland
Slovenia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Belarus
Serbia
Belgium
Georgia
Australia
Iceland
Estonia
Portugal
Greece
San Marino
France
Israel
Spain
Contestants
Cyprus 149 95 54 4 1 3 1 10 3 1 12 10 8 1
Montenegro 46 31 15 7 8
Finland 23 9 14 2 12
Poland 120 60 60 6 1 7 6 5 5 5 8 2 5 8 2
Slovenia 167 74 93 8 7 8 5 7 8 10 3 5 5 7 7 5 3 2 3
Czech Republic 242 157 85 2 3 5 5 5 4 3 1 6 1 10 12 8 4 1 4 6 5
Hungary 97 65 32 2 3 6 2 12 1 3 3
Belarus 122 78 44 6 5 2 2 3 4 7 2 6 1 2 4
Serbia 156 91 65 5 12 1 4 12 4 2 4 3 3 6 2 6 1
Belgium 70 50 20 3 1 1 4 2 5 4
Georgia 62 29 33 10 1 10 1 4 7
Australia 261 121 140 4 7 8 10 4 10 5 10 7 10 10 5 10 8 6 7 12 7
Iceland 221 70 151 1 6 12 12 10 6 10 12 6 7 6 12 6 8 7 7 10 3 10
Estonia 198 65 133 7 2 10 7 8 8 8 6 3 12 8 7 7 12 3 8 1 10 6
Portugal 51 8 43 3 2 8 2 4 12 12
Greece 185 131 54 12 1 1 2 4 4 8 5 12 3 2
San Marino 150 26 124 8 10 4 6 3 12 12 7 5 2 12 6 4 10 6 4 5 8

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury and televote in the first semi-final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5   Australia   Belgium,   Finland,   Iceland,   Poland,   Spain
  Czech Republic   Australia,   Estonia,   Georgia,   Portugal,   Slovenia
4   Greece   Cyprus,   Israel,   Montenegro,   San Marino
1   Belarus   Hungary
  Cyprus   Greece
  Estonia   Belarus
  Iceland   France
  Montenegro   Serbia
  Slovenia   Czech Republic
12 points awarded by televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4   Iceland   Australia,   Belarus,   Finland,   Poland
3   San Marino   Czech Republic,   Georgia,   Hungary
2   Estonia   Belgium,   Portugal
  Greece   Cyprus,   San Marino
  Portugal   France,   Spain
  Serbia   Montenegro,   Slovenia
1   Australia   Israel
  Cyprus   Greece
  Czech Republic   Iceland
  Finland   Estonia
  Hungary   Serbia

Semi-final 2Edit

  Qualifiers
Split results of semi-final 2
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1   Netherlands 280   North Macedonia 155   Norway 170
2   North Macedonia 239   Sweden 150   Netherlands 140
3   Sweden 238   Netherlands 140    Switzerland 137
4    Switzerland 232   Malta 107   Russia 124
5   Azerbaijan 224   Azerbaijan 103   Azerbaijan 121
6   Russia 217    Switzerland 95   Sweden 88
7   Norway 210   Russia 93   North Macedonia 84
8   Malta 157   Moldova 58   Lithuania 77
9   Albania 96   Denmark 53   Albania 58
10   Denmark 94   Romania 47   Malta 50
11   Lithuania 93   Norway 40   Denmark 41
12   Moldova 85   Albania 38   Croatia 38
13   Romania 71   Latvia 37   Moldova 27
14   Croatia 64   Armenia 26   Romania 24
15   Latvia 50   Croatia 26   Armenia 23
16   Armenia 49   Austria 21   Latvia 13
17   Austria 21   Lithuania 16   Ireland 3
18   Ireland 16   Ireland 13   Austria 0
Detailed jury voting results of semi-final 2[77]
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Armenia
Ireland
Moldova
Switzerland
Latvia
Romania
Denmark
Sweden
Austria
Croatia
Malta
Lithuania
Russia
Albania
Norway
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Azerbaijan
Germany
Italy
United Kingdom
Contestants
Armenia 49 26 23 2 4 2 1 1 6 6 2 2
Ireland 16 13 3 5 8
Moldova 85 58 27 5 5 12 6 2 5 5 3 2 6 3 4
Switzerland 232 95 137 6 10 3 4 12 7 10 5 2 5 8 8 5 2 8
Latvia 50 37 13 3 7 6 7 1 3 5 5
Romania 71 47 24 2 12 1 12 1 8 4 2 5
Denmark 94 53 41 3 1 2 7 2 4 3 5 3 5 12 6
Sweden 238 150 88 12 12 10 12 4 12 12 4 10 10 7 12 12 4 7 10
Austria 21 21 0 1 1 2 8 6 1 1 1
Croatia 64 26 38 1 5 5 2 5 8
Malta 157 107 50 10 4 7 4 4 5 4 2 6 3 8 6 4 10 7 6 6 10 1
Lithuania 93 16 77 3 6 3 3 1
Russia 217 93 124 7 8 1 3 6 3 7 3 8 4 8 3 7 10 12 3
Albania 96 38 58 2 2 5 7 12 7 3
Norway 210 40 170 1 7 3 6 8 5 3 4 1 2
Netherlands 280 140 140 4 8 12 8 8 7 10 10 8 12 12 1 4 10 6 4 10 4 2
North Macedonia 239 155 84 8 6 10 8 5 10 10 8 12 2 2 10 12 7 4 10 12 7 12
Azerbaijan 224 103 121 5 6 10 7 1 1 6 7 7 8 4 10 6 1 8 3 6 7
Detailed televoting results of semi-final 2[77]
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Armenia
Ireland
Moldova
Switzerland
Latvia
Romania
Denmark
Sweden
Austria
Croatia
Malta
Lithuania
Russia
Albania
Norway
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Azerbaijan
Germany
Italy
United Kingdom
Contestants
Armenia 49 26 23 2 10 5 6
Ireland 16 13 3 3
Moldova 85 58 27 3 12 2 5 5
Switzerland 232 95 137 8 6 6 3 7 6 4 12 8 12 4 4 6 7 8 2 10 12 6 6
Latvia 50 37 13 1 12
Romania 71 47 24 1 12 10 1
Denmark 94 53 41 1 2 2 5 10 2 1 2 3 1 8 4
Sweden 238 150 88 4 5 8 4 1 10 1 4 7 5 2 4 10 10 1 3 5 4
Austria 21 21 0
Croatia 64 26 38 2 5 1 1 8 1 3 3 10 1 3
Malta 157 107 50 7 4 3 2 2 5 2 1 3 1 4 6 2 8
Lithuania 93 16 77 12 5 1 10 4 7 3 1 5 12 2 2 1 12
Russia 217 93 124 12 7 10 3 12 8 3 3 4 3 5 10 2 4 3 7 12 7 7 2
Albania 96 38 58 12 3 2 3 6 2 12 4 2 12
Norway 210 40 170 5 10 4 10 8 5 12 12 10 10 8 8 8 12 12 3 5 10 8 10
Netherlands 280 140 140 10 8 7 6 7 6 8 5 6 7 10 6 7 10 5 8 8 8 3 5
North Macedonia 239 155 84 6 7 4 1 6 5 12 6 2 6 8 1 6 7 6 1
Azerbaijan 224 103 121 3 8 4 6 10 7 8 7 5 4 7 12 7 6 7 5 4 4 7

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury and televote in the second semi-final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7   Sweden   Armenia,   Austria,   Denmark,   Ireland,   Latvia,   Netherlands,   Norway
4   North Macedonia   Albania,   Croatia,   Germany,   United Kingdom
3   Netherlands   Lithuania,   Malta,    Switzerland
2   Romania   Moldova,   Russia
1   Albania   North Macedonia
  Denmark   Italy
  Moldova   Romania
  Russia   Azerbaijan
   Switzerland   Sweden
12 points awarded by televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4   Norway   Albania,   Denmark,   Netherlands,   Sweden
3   Albania   Italy,   North Macedonia,    Switzerland
  Lithuania   Ireland,   Norway,   United Kingdom
  Russia   Armenia,   Azerbaijan,   Latvia
   Switzerland   Austria,   Germany,   Malta
1   Azerbaijan   Russia
  Latvia   Lithuania
  Moldova   Romania
  North Macedonia   Croatia
  Romania   Moldova

FinalEdit

  Winner
Split results of the final
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1   Netherlands 498   North Macedonia 247   Norway 291
2   Italy 472   Sweden 241   Netherlands 261
3   Russia 370   Netherlands 237   Italy 253
4    Switzerland 364   Italy 219   Russia 244
5   Sweden 334   Azerbaijan 202    Switzerland 212
6   Norway 331   Australia 153   Iceland 186
7   North Macedonia 305    Switzerland 152   Australia 131
8   Azerbaijan 302   Czech Republic 150   Azerbaijan 100
9   Australia 284   Russia 126   Sweden 93
10   Iceland 232   Malta 87   San Marino 65
11   Czech Republic 157   Cyprus 77   Slovenia 59
12   Denmark 120   Denmark 69   North Macedonia 58
13   Cyprus 109   France 67   Serbia 54
14   Malta 107   Greece 50   Spain 53
15   Slovenia 105   Slovenia 46   Denmark 51
16   France 105   Iceland 46   Estonia 48
17   Albania 90   Albania 43   Albania 47
18   Serbia 89   Norway 40   France 38
19   San Marino 77   Serbia 35   Israel 35
20   Estonia 76   Estonia 28   Cyprus 32
21   Greece 74   Germany 24   Greece 24
22   Spain 54   Belarus 18   Malta 20
23   Israel 35   San Marino 12   Belarus 13
24   Belarus 31   United Kingdom 8   Czech Republic 7
25   Germany 24   Spain 1   United Kingdom 3
26   United Kingdom 11   Israel 0   Germany 0
 
Distribution of points to the top 10 countries in the final
  Televoting
  Jury votes
Detailed jury voting results of the final[78]
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Portugal
Azerbaijan
Malta
North Macedonia
San Marino
Netherlands
Montenegro
Estonia
Poland
Norway
Spain
Austria
United Kingdom
Italy
Albania
Hungary
Moldova
Ireland
Belarus
Armenia
Romania
Cyprus
Australia
Russia
Germany
Belgium
Sweden
Croatia
Lithuania
Serbia
Iceland
Georgia
Greece
Latvia
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Finland
Switzerland
Slovenia
Israel
Contestants
Malta 107 87 20 10 5 8 6 4 8 1 12 4 3 6 3 2 5 1 3 1 1 4
Albania 90 43 47 7 2 8 7 8 1 2 2 3 3
Czech Republic 157 150 7 10 4 1 8 12 6 3 1 4 12 8 3 8 5 5 1 7 7 4 6 12 3 3 4 12 1
Germany 24 24 0 2 3 5 8 6
Russia 370 126 244 12 10 6 10 5 10 6 2 4 1 5 3 1 5 6 10 4 3 2 1 10 4 3 3
Denmark 120 69 51 7 3 2 5 4 3 12 6 4 1 1 2 7 7 1 4
San Marino 77 12 65 1 5 6
North Macedonia 305 247 58 5 8 3 1 3 7 8 10 12 12 10 12 10 12 5 10 10 7 7 4 7 10 12 8 1 8 7 10 7 7 12 2
Sweden 334 241 93 2 5 12 12 8 12 6 10 2 6 4 2 12 2 12 1 7 12 2 5 8 8 12 2 10 12 12 10 12 8 7 6
Slovenia 105 46 59 3 4 10 1 4 4 4 10 6
Cyprus 109 77 32 3 6 1 5 1 5 1 5 7 8 8 2 7 6 12
Netherlands 498 237 261 12 7 7 3 7 7 8 8 6 1 3 8 6 6 5 5 6 8 6 12 6 12 7 8 12 6 7 12 8 10 6 12
Greece 74 50 24 6 4 8 4 3 12 10 3
Israel 35 0 35
Norway 331 40 291 4 1 1 7 6 5 4 5 7
United Kingdom 11 8 3 2 2 2 1 1
Iceland 232 46 186 2 6 3 8 2 10 6 4 5
Estonia 76 28 48 5 1 6 5 1 2 8
Belarus 31 18 13 1 1 8 1 7
Azerbaijan 302 202 100 8 8 4 4 5 2 5 7 4 7 7 8 5 6 7 5 10 6 2 12 5 10 3 4 10 8 6 5 4 6 2 10 7
France 105 67 38 3 6 5 2 3 3 4 10 4 8 3 1 1 5 2 2 3 2
Italy 472 219 253 6 5 12 12 12 6 2 3 4 7 5 7 1 7 8 8 12 12 8 12 3 10 3 7 2 8 1 8 5 5 8 10
Serbia 89 35 54 12 4 7 2 3 1 4 2
Switzerland 364 152 212 1 3 2 10 10 6 3 10 5 10 3 10 4 7 4 1 6 7 10 8 5 5 3 6 2 3 5 3
Australia 284 153 131 7 2 10 2 4 12 10 8 6 2 10 4 12 10 4 6 2 7 10 2 4 10 4 5
Spain 54 1 53 1
Detailed televoting results of the final[78]
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% televoting
  •   100% jury vote
Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Portugal
Azerbaijan
Malta
North Macedonia
San Marino
Netherlands
Montenegro
Estonia
Poland
Norway
Spain
Austria
United Kingdom
Italy
Albania
Hungary
Moldova
Ireland
Belarus
Armenia
Romania
Cyprus
Australia
Russia
Germany
Belgium
Sweden
Croatia
Lithuania
Serbia
Iceland
Georgia
Greece
Latvia
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Finland
Switzerland
Slovenia
Israel
Contestants
Malta 107 87 20 4 6 6 4
Albania 90 43 47 12 7 12 1 5 10
Czech Republic 157 150 7 1 2 2 2
Germany 24 24 0
Russia 370 126 244 10 12 4 12 10 12 3 1 2 5 8 12 7 12 5 12 12 7 10 8 1 12 8 8 8 12 12 3 4 12
Denmark 120 69 51 1 5 6 5 6 4 4 7 4 4 1 3 1
San Marino 77 12 65 10 8 8 10 6 8 1 2 1 1 10
North Macedonia 305 247 58 3 5 1 6 6 2 7 12 2 2 12
Sweden 334 241 93 6 8 3 12 6 5 2 2 8 1 2 3 8 6 10 7 4
Slovenia 105 46 59 2 4 7 4 2 3 5 6 3 10 10 2 1
Cyprus 109 77 32 7 1 12 12
Netherlands 498 237 261 8 7 10 7 6 1 8 10 8 8 7 4 5 7 8 6 8 10 10 12 6 6 5 7 12 6 4 7 3 5 5 6 5 4 7 5 5 6 5 2
Greece 74 50 24 10 2 12
Israel 35 0 35 1 7 3 5 4 3 12
Norway 331 40 291 6 1 7 5 3 12 10 8 7 8 12 10 5 10 3 12 8 5 4 1 12 10 12 7 12 5 8 4 12 8 10 12 8 10 8 6 10
United Kingdom 11 8 3 3
Iceland 232 46 186 3 1 2 7 2 5 12 10 3 6 8 7 12 1 6 7 3 5 10 7 2 3 8 3 6 5 3 2 7 6 4 1 12 7
Estonia 76 28 48 2 1 10 4 3 10 1 8 8 1
Belarus 31 18 13 5 8
Azerbaijan 302 202 100 2 1 4 4 3 1 2 3 1 1 3 1 3 2 10 6 6 1 12 3 5 7 4 7 5 3
France 105 67 38 2 4 2 1 4 1 3 3 10 1 3 4
Italy 472 219 253 7 6 12 3 8 10 5 7 7 12 10 8 4 5 4 3 7 8 8 5 1 6 8 4 12 10 7 6 1 10 3 2 3 10 3 12 8 8
Serbia 89 35 54 10 12 4 3 8 7 10
Switzerland 364 152 212 5 8 8 4 5 6 4 5 6 10 12 7 3 4 5 4 7 4 8 10 7 7 2 10 5 1 6 2 6 7 7 1 5 6 2 2 4 7
Australia 284 153 131 4 3 2 2 6 4 5 3 10 6 1 10 2 1 2 2 4 5 4 5 1 10 3 6 8 2 6 6 2 6
Spain 54 1 53 12 2 3 2 4 6 2 4 1 7 5 5

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury and televote in the final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
10   Sweden   Armenia,   Australia,   Czech Republic,   Denmark,   Estonia,   Finland,   Iceland,   Ireland,   Netherlands,   Spain
6   Italy   Belgium,   Croatia,   Germany,   Malta,   North Macedonia,   San Marino
  Netherlands   France,   Israel,   Latvia,   Lithuania,   Portugal,   Sweden
  North Macedonia   Albania,   Austria,   Moldova,   Serbia,    Switzerland,   United Kingdom
4   Czech Republic   Georgia,   Hungary,   Norway,   Slovenia
2   Australia   Poland,   Romania
1   Azerbaijan   Russia
  Cyprus   Greece
  Denmark   Italy
  Greece   Cyprus
  Malta   Belarus
  Russia   Azerbaijan
  Serbia   Montenegro
12 points awarded by televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
11   Russia   Albania,   Armenia,   Azerbaijan,   Belarus,   Czech Republic,   Estonia,   Israel,   Latvia,   Lithuania,   Moldova,   San Marino
8   Norway   Australia,   Denmark,   Germany,   Iceland,   Ireland,   Netherlands,   Sweden,   United Kingdom
4   Italy   Croatia,   Malta,   Spain,    Switzerland
3   Iceland   Finland,   Hungary,   Poland
2   Albania   Italy,   North Macedonia
  Cyprus   Georgia,   Greece
  Netherlands   Belgium,   Romania
  North Macedonia   Serbia,   Slovenia
1   Azerbaijan   Russia
  Greece   Cyprus
  Israel   France
  Serbia   Montenegro
  Spain   Portugal
  Sweden   Norway
   Switzerland   Austria

SpokespersonsEdit

The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:[79][80]

  1.   Portugal – Inês Lopes Gonçalves [pt]
  2.   Azerbaijan – Faig Aghayev
  3.   Malta – Ben Camille
  4.   North Macedonia – Nikola Trajkovski
  5.   San Marino – Monica Fabbri
  6.   Netherlands – Emma Wortelboer
  7.   Montenegro – Ajda Šufta
  8.   Estonia – Kelly Sildaru
  9.   Poland – Mateusz Szymkowiak
  10.   Norway – Alexander Rybak
  11.   Spain – Nieves Álvarez
  12.   Austria – Philipp Hansa
  13.   United Kingdom – Rylan Clark-Neal
  14.   Italy – Ema Stokholma [it]
  15.   Albania – Andri Xhahu
  16.   Hungary – Bence Forró [hu]
  17.   Moldova – Doina Stimpovschi
  18.   Ireland – Sinéad Kennedy
  19.   Belarus – Maria Vasilevich
  20.   Armenia – Aram Mp3
  21.   Romania – Ilinca
  22.   Cyprus – Hovig
  23.   Australia – Electric Fields
  24.   Russia – Ivan Bessonov
  25.   Germany – Barbara Schöneberger
  26.   Belgium – David Jeanmotte [fr]
  27.   Sweden – Eric Saade
  28.   Croatia – Monika Lelas Halambek
  29.   Lithuania – Giedrius Masalskis [lt]
  30.   Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina [sr]
  31.   Iceland – Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
  32.   Georgia – Gaga Abashidze
  33.   Greece – Gus G
  34.   Latvia – Laura Rizzotto
  35.   Czech Republic – Radka Rosická [cs]
  36.   Denmark – Rasmussen
  37.   France – Julia Molkhou [fr]
  38.   Finland – Christoffer Strandberg [fi]
  39.    Switzerland – Sinplus
  40.   Slovenia – Lea Sirk
  41.   Israel – Izhar Cohen

Other countriesEdit

Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership that will be able to broadcast the contest via the Eurovision network. The EBU issued an invitation to participate in the contest to all active members. The Israeli minister of communications, Ayoob Kara, also invited other countries from the MENA region. With some Israel largely had tense relationships and others no diplomatic relations at all. Kara pointed out that Tunisia and the Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, were invited.[81][82] Tunisia is eligible to participate but has not due to rules banning the promotion of Israeli content, while the Gulf states do not have national broadcasters with EBU membership.

Active EBU membersEdit

  •   Andorra – Despite being absent for 10 years, local media reported that Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) was still interested in returning to the contest, but the principality's failure to make the final along with the cost was discouraging the broadcaster from participating. For a return to take place, RTVA would need funding from the Andorran Government.[83] On 19 May 2018, Andorra confirmed that they would not return in 2019.[84]
  •   Bosnia and Herzegovina – On 25 May 2018, the Bosnian broadcaster, Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT), announced that it would not be participating in 2019, stating that the country would not be allowed to return to the contest until debt-related sanctions placed on them by the EBU are lifted. Bosnia and Herzegovina last took part in 2016.[85]
  •   Bulgaria – Despite confirming their preliminary participation in the 2019 contest, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) announced on 13 October 2018 that many members of the delegation were moving onto other projects,[86] and on 15 October 2018, BNT announced that they would withdraw from the 2019 contest because of financial difficulties.[46]
  •   Slovakia – On 31 May 2018, the Slovak broadcaster Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (RTVS) announced that the country would not return to the contest in 2019 due to financial difficulties. Slovakia last took part in 2012.[87]
  •   Turkey – Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said in an interview that Turkey had no plans to return to the contest.[88] On 4 August 2018, İbrahim Eren, general manager of Türkiye Radyo Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), said that at the moment the broadcaster was not considering returning to the contest for various reasons, including Conchita Wurst's victory for Austria in 2014. Turkey last took part in 2012.[89][90]
  •   Ukraine – On 27 February 2019, UA:PBC announced the withdrawal of the country from the contest, due to the controversy surrounding its national selection.[47] Despite this, the channel still broadcast the show.[91]

Associate EBU membersEdit

  •   Kazakhstan – On 22 December 2017, the Ministry of Culture and Sport claimed that Channel 31 had finalised negotiations with the EBU, allowing Kazakhstan to debut in 2019;[92] however, on 23 December 2017, the EBU stated that "Channel 31 Kazakhstan has indeed expressed interest in becoming a member of the EBU and hence participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. However, since Channel 31 is outside the European Broadcasting Area and is also not a member of the Council of Europe, it is not eligible to become an active member of the EBU."[93][94] On 25 July 2018, it was announced that Kazakhstan would participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, thus making a debut in 2019 possible.[95] On 30 July 2018, the EBU stated that the decision to invite Kazakhstan was made solely by the Junior Eurovision Steering Group, and there were no current plans to invite associate members other than Australia.[96] On 22 November 2018, Jon Ola Sand said in a press conference that "we need to discuss if we can invite our associate member Kazakhstan to take part in adult ESC in the future, but this is part of a broader discussion in the EBU and I hope we can get back to you on this issue later."[97] However, he later clarified that Kazakhstan was not going to have an entry in the 2019 edition.[98]

Non-EBU membersEdit

  •   Kosovo – In June 2018, RTK general director Mentor Shala said that they were pushing for full membership to still be able to take part in the 2019 contest.[99] However, in December 2018, RTK's membership vote was delayed until June 2019.[100]
  •   Liechtenstein – On 4 November 2017, 1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television (1 FL TV), the national broadcaster of the Principality of Liechtenstein, confirmed that the country were planning a debut in the 2019 contest, and that they were applying for EBU membership and are "in [the] process of complying all requirements".[101] They also reiterated their intention to select the participant through a national selection process in the form of Liechtenstein Music Contest.[102] However, on 20 July 2018, the EBU stated that 1 FL TV had not applied for membership.[103] On 26 July 2018, 1 FL TV confirmed that Liechtenstein would not debut at the 2019 contest due to the sudden death of the broadcaster's director, Peter Kölbel.[104]

BroadcastsEdit

Countries may add commentary from commentators working on-location or remotely at the broadcaster. Commentators can add insight to the participating entries and the provision of voting information.

The European Broadcasting Union provided international live streams of both semi-finals and the final through their official YouTube channel with no commentary. The live streams were geo-blocked to viewers in Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, United States and Venezuela due to rights limitations. After the live broadcasts, all three shows were made available for every country listed above, except the United States and Canada.[105][106][107]

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
  Albania All shows RTSH, RTSH Muzikë, Radio Tirana Andri Xhahu [108]
  Armenia All shows Armenia 1, Public Radio of Armenia Aram Mp3 and Avet Barseghyan [109]
  Australia All shows SBS Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey [110]
  Austria All shows ORF 1 Andi Knoll [111]
  Azerbaijan All shows İTV Murad Arif [112]
  Belarus All shows Belarus-1, Belarus 24 Evgeny Perlin [113]
  Belgium All shows La Une French: Jean-Louis Lahaye [fr] and Maureen Louys [114]
SF1/Final één Dutch: Peter Van de Veire [115][116][117]
SF2 Ketnet
  Croatia All shows HRT 1, HR 2 Duško Ćurlić [118][119][120]
  Cyprus All shows CyBC Evridiki and Tasos Tryfonos [el] [121]
  Czech Republic Semi-finals ČT2 Libor Bouček [cs] [122]
Final ČT1
  Denmark All shows DR1 Ole Tøpholm [123]
  Estonia All shows ETV Estonian: Marko Reikop [124]
ETV+ Russian: Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda [125]
  Finland All shows Yle TV2 Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen and Krista Siegfrids [126]
Swedish: Eva Frantz [fi] and Johan Lindroos
Semi-finals Yle Radio Suomi Finnish: Sanna Pirkkalainen and Toni Laaksonen [fi]
Final Finnish: Sanna Pirkkalainen and Sami Sykkö [fi]
  France Semi-finals France 4 André Manoukian and Sandy Heribert [127][128]
Final France 2 Stéphane Bern and André Manoukian
  Georgia Semi–finals 1TV Helen Kalandadze and Gaga Abashidze [129][130]
Final Helen Kalandadze, Gaga Abashidze and Nodiko Tatishvili
  Germany Semi–finals One Peter Urban [131][132][133][134]
Final One, Das Erste, Deutsche Welle
  Greece All shows ERT2, ERT Sports HD Giorgos Kapoutzidis and Maria Kozakou [135][136][137][138]
SF1/Final Voice of Greece
  Hungary All shows Duna Krisztina Rátonyi and Freddie [139]
  Iceland All shows RÚV Icelandic: Gísli Marteinn Baldursson [140]
Semi–finals RÚV 2 English: Alex Elliott [141][142]
Final RÚV.is
  Ireland Semi-finals RTÉ2 Marty Whelan [143][144]
Final RTÉ One
SF2 RTÉ Radio 1 Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski
Final RTÉ 2fm
  Israel All shows Kan 11, Kan 88 Sharon Taicher [he] and Eran Zarachowicz [he] [145]
  Italy Semi-finals Rai 4, Rai Radio 2 Federico Russo and Ema Stokholma [it] [146][147][148][149]
Final Rai 1 Federico Russo and Flavio Insinna
Rai Radio 2 Ema Stokholma and Gino Castaldo [it]
  Latvia All shows LTV Toms Grēviņš [lv] and Ketija Šēnberga [150]
  Lithuania All shows LRT televizija, LRT Radijas Darius Užkuraitis [lt] and Gerūta Griniūtė [151]
  Malta SF2/Final PBS Unknown [152][153][154]
  Moldova All shows Moldova 1 [152][153][154]
  Montenegro All shows TVCG 1, TVCG SAT Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković [155]
  Netherlands All shows NPO 1 Jan Smit and Cornald Maas [156]
Final NPO Radio 2 Wouter van der Goes and Frank van 't Hof [nl] [157]
  North Macedonia All shows MRT 1 Toni Cifrovski [158]
  Norway All shows NRK1 Olav Viksmo-Slettan [159]
Final NRK3 Ronny Brede Aase [no], Silje Nordnes [no] and Markus Neby [no] [160]
NRK P1 Ole-Christian Øen [161]
  Poland All shows TVP1, TVP Polonia Artur Orzech [162]
  Portugal All shows RTP1, RTP Internacional José Carlos Malato and Nuno Galopim [163]
  Romania All shows TVR 1, TVR HD, TVRi Liana Stanciu and Bogdan Stănescu [164]
  Russia All shows Russia-1, Russia HD Dmitry Guberniev and Olga Shelest [ru] [165]
  San Marino All shows San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo [166]
  Serbia SF1/Final RTS1, RTS HD, RTS Svet Duška Vučinić [167][168][169]
SF2 Tamara Petković and Katarina Epštajn
Final Radio Belgrade 1 Nikoleta Dojčinović and Katarina Epštajn
  Slovenia Semi-finals TV SLO 2 Andrej Hofer [sl] [170][171]
Final TV SLO 1
  Spain Semi-finals La 2 Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela [172][173]
Final La 1
Radio Nacional, Radio 5, Radio Exterior Daniel Galindo
  Sweden All shows SVT1 Charlotte Perrelli and Edward af Sillén [174]
SR P4 Carolina Norén and Björn Kjellman
   Switzerland Semi-finals SRF zwei German: Sven Epiney [175]
Final SRF 1
Semi-finals RTS Deux French: Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner [176]
Final RTS Un French: Jean-Marc Richard, Nicolas Tanner and Bastian Baker
SF2 RSI La 2 Italian: Clarissa Tami [it] and Sebalter [177]
Final RSI La 1
  United Kingdom Semi-finals BBC Four Scott Mills and Rylan Clark-Neal [178]
Final BBC One Graham Norton
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