42 Countries will «Dare to Dream» in Tel Aviv for Eurovision Song Contest 2019


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There will be 42 participating broadcasters vying to win the coveted Eurovision Song Contest trophy in Tel Aviv next year it was announced today.

The 64th Contest is organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and KAN, and will take place at Tel Aviv’s Expo Centre in May 2019.

Following her win in May at the world’s most illustrious music event, Netta Barzilai’s victory with «Toy» has brought the Contest to Israel for a third time and the first to be hosted in Tel Aviv.

A total of 42 countries will now  «Dare to Dream» as they head to Israel’s self-defined non-stop city in May next year, with the Semi-Finals taking place at Tel Aviv’s Expo Centre on the 14 and 16 of May, and the Grand Final on 18 May.

The slogan for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, «Dare to Dream» was revealed last week by Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. The aspirational tag line symbolises inclusion, diversity and unity, which represents the core values of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Each year the slogan is chosen by the Host Broadcaster and is an important part of the event forming the creative theme of the contest’s visual identity, stage design, opening acts, interval acts, postcard production and many other creative elements of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said «Last year Netta dared to dream and won the contest in Lisbon, bringing it to Israel for 2019. We are thrilled that 42 countries will be represented in Tel Aviv and hope the participating broadcasters are inspired to have the same dream. The team at KAN is busy preparing to welcome the participants – and the World! – to Tel Aviv and will be putting on a show to remember».

Eldad Koblenz, the CEO of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC), KAN added,  «We already know that dreams come true when we saw Netta Barzilai win the Eurovision Song Contest in May and bring the trophy back to Israel for a third time. Netta allowed us to dare to dream and now, as these dreams are being realised, we can’t wait to host the 42 delegations who will aspire to do the same. All of us at KAN are looking forward to welcoming everyone to an exciting and memorable Eurovision Song Contest that will be watched by millions of viewers in Israel and across the globe».

The Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Finals will be held in Tel Aviv on 14 and 16 May followed by the Grand Final on 18 May. News on when tickets to the semi-finals and final of the Eurovision Song Contest go on sale will be announced in due course; check, @Eurovision on Twitter and @EurovisionSongContest on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

64th Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – Tel Aviv

The following countries (and EBU Member broadcasters) will participate in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv:

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (SBS)*
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Azerbaijan (ICTIMAI TV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Belgium (RTBF)
  • Croatia (HRT)
  • Cyprus (CYBC)
  • Czech Republic (CT)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (FT)
  • FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Germany (ARD/NDR)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Greece (ERT)
  • Hungary (MTVA)
  • Iceland (RUV)
  • Ireland (RTE)
  • Israel (IPBC/KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • Montenegro (RTCG)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • San Marino (RTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG/SSR)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • United Kingdom (BBC)

*EBU Associate

Written by: News Room