As the National Final season for 2019 comes to an end with Sweden’s showcase in the Friends Arena, Sharleen Wright explains why fans of the Eurovision Song Contest are missing the point over National Finals.
Melodifestivalen has twelve songs left but only one can take the ticket to Tel Aviv in May. With a new voting system ready to unleash Ben Robertson investigates just how much different voting is this year, and explains how it gives more power to the Swedish population.
This Saturday the final four acts for Sweden's Melodifestivalen will be chosen...but what's the point asks Ben Robertson. Why does Sweden have this extra week of competition in their already marathon selection show for Eurovision?
A live show ticket package? 1000 Euro... Cost of shared accommodation for a fortnight? 1200 Euro.... Flights from Australia to Tel Aviv? 1300 Euro.... The chance to be at the worlds’ greatest song contest? Priceless. But, is it worth it? Sharleen Wright examines the costs of Eurovision 2019.
Italy will be represented by Mahmood at Tel Aviv 2019 with 'Soldi', and that is an important and courageous step both for the singer and for the ideals of the Eurovision Song Contest. Ellie Chalkley explains why.