It’s the first day of Passover. It’s Easter weekend. And it’s our Annual ESC Countdown Gala where we will celebrate and dance to this year’s entries (and of course, our all time ESC and Schlager favorites).
EurovisoNYC and NYC Gay Craft Beer Lovers had the honor and pleasure of celebrating this year’s St. Patrick’s with Mr. Ryan O’Shaunghnessy, Ireland’s 2018 representative. And what a great event and crowed it was!
As the Head of all 41 Delegations gather in Tel Aviv for their annual meeting, traditionally two months ahead of Eurovision week, it was just revealed that the Host Country would be 14th in the running order in the Grand Final, basically opening the second half of the show which will include 26 songs.
And last, but not least. Earlier tonight, host country Israel finally released its entry for Tel Aviv. Kobi Marimi will be singing Home at Expo Tel Aviv at the Eurovision Grand Final on May 18th, hoping to bring a double for Israel just like 40 years when Jerusalem hosted the show and Hallelujah won.
We started this journey six weeks ago with 28 songs, we lost some good ones along the way, but yesterday afternoon, the 2019 Melodifestivalen grand final was once again celebrated at Tonic in Times Square in front of 200 Swedes, Melfest and Eurovision fans based here in the city.
World renowned mentalist, and Israeli native, Lior Suchard is taking part at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The news was officially announced earlier this week. While Suchard originally auditioned to be one of the hosts of the show back in October 2018, he didn’t get the job. But the producers of the show still wanted him to be a part of it, and asked him "to create a special, crazy, magical, musical act" for the Grand Finale on May 18th.
And just this morning, KAN uploaded this video of when Lior met the Executive Supervisor of the show, EBU Jan Ola Sand.
The 2019 organizers have finally released information on the tickets for the live shows and rehearsals! Tickets for fans who are part of the OGAE international club have already received a link to purchase their tickets. The public sale itself is supposed to start any day now.
We were all getting excited when fan favorite Maruv (Anna Kirstin) won the Ukrainian national selection last Saturday night. Some of us even predicted a possible winner for Ukraine once again. But the party was too soon.
EurovisoNYC and NYC Gay Craft Beer Lovers proudly present the New York City arrival of Ireland's 2018 Eurovision representative! - RYAN O'SHAUGHNESSY, with special guest Tim Haufe and DJ sets by Mike Magnus. Feel the beat of the songs of Eurovision, sing along to Irish classics, and discover Ryan's catalog. NON-STOP music all afternoon long.
Kobi Merimi has won the honor of representing his country on home soil this coming May. Can he pull another double for Israel, just like 40 years ago when Gali Atari and Milk and Honey won the contest in Jerusalem?
Justin Timberlake did it first back in 2016 in Stockholm. But are we ready to see internationally-acclaimed Megastar Madonna embrace the Eurovision stage in Tel Aviv this year? According to reliable sources, the Queen of Pop is closer than ever to secure her performance during the Grand Final in May.
It's not a proper Eurovision season without six weeks of the most watched national selection in Europe (and Australia). We are obviously talking about Sweden's Melodifestivalen show produced by broadcaster SVT. The road to Tel Aviv kicked off last night in Gothenburg with the first seven acts biding to wave the Swedish flag in Tel Aviv. But for many fans, the real stars of the night were the hosts who stole the show during the interval act with a stunning tribute to host country Israel and its four Eurovision winners.