Eurovision 2019 – Some countries are making an early start on their preparations for Israel 2019! France has announced that it will once again use the selection programme Destination Eurovision after last year’s success, and has already opened submissions.
You can submit your application HERE.
Malta is also off and underway with auditions already as this year it intends to select its representative from X Factor Malta. According to media outlet Malta Today, pop-up audition booths have already taken place in PAVI Supermarket and Valletta yesterday and the PAMA shopping centre today, and will continue over the next few weeks. The location of the booths will change on a weekly basis and will be announced at the start of the week on X Factor’s social media platforms.
Meanwhile Italy has announced its dates for next year’s San Remo music festival, where the Eurovision representative is usually selected. Festival di Sanremo 2019 will be held 5th to the 9th of February 2019.
Sweden has also made an initial announcement about its national selection programme, Melodifestivalen. The opening date for submissions will be August 31st 2018 and run for three weeks.
No songs can be presented before September 1st 2018 so it’ll be some time yet until we start hearing chosen artists and their entries.
In this year’s Eurovision Times FRIDA awards, France won ‘Best National Final’ with 55.7% of the vote. Will they be as successful this year?