Eurovision 2019: what is known about the participants of the first semi-final and their songs

Евровидение 2019: что известно об участниках первого полуфинала и их песнях

The 2019 contest will be held in tel Aviv. The first semi-final of the competition will be held on may 14, the second may 16 and the final will determine the winner of the Eurovision on 18 may. Ukraine in the current song contest.

NSTU are unable to agree with the winner of the national selection MARUV 2019, and the other finalists also refused to represent Ukraine at Eurovision this year. Therefore, Ukraine has refused to take part in a singing contest in tel Aviv, which will be held in may this year.

In the first semifinal of the Eurovision song contest 2019 are 17 member countries:

Czech Republic
San Marino

All the contestants have submitted their songs, which will represent their countries at the Eurovision song contest. We offer you to familiarize yourself with them.

Slovenia: Hall kralj and Gasper Santl – Sebi

Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – new Slovenian Duo, who teamed up in 2017 year. Before the meeting both artists have focused on developing my career in the music scene of Macao.

Belarus: Xena – Like it

Zina Kupriyanovich was born on 17 September 2002 in Minsk. As a young artist, the singer has received numerous awards, including first place in the children contest “Slavic Bazaar” in Vitebsk 2014. In 2016, Xena was the voice of Maani, the main character in the Russian version of the eponymous Disney movie.

Montenegro: D mol – Heaven

D mol – a young Montenegrin vocal group of six people that was formed in a private music school Daniel Alibabic. Mentor group has Alibabic – former member of team No Name, and a representative of Montenegro at Eurovision song contest 2005 in Kiev

Cyprus: Tamta – Replay

Tamta was born and raised in Georgia. She moved to Greece at the age of 22 years and took part in the TV show “Greek idol”, finishing in second place. He is currently one of the most successful and influential performers of the Greek pop music industry and is considered one of the best vocalists of Greece.

Serbia: Nevena Božović – Kruna

Nevena Bozovic will represent Serbia after winning the national selection. This is not the first experience of participation in the contest, Nevena was ranked third at Junior Eurovision-2007 and was a member of the group My 3, representing Serbia at the Eurovision song contest 2013.

Poland: Tulia – Fire of Love (Pali się)

It all started in October 2017, when Depeche Mode was published on his official fan page interesting folk version of one of their biggest hits Enjoy the Silence, created by four unique and talented girls from Tobago. Today Tulia are the representatives of Poland at the Eurovision song contest in 2019.

Hungary: Jozi Papaya – Az én apám

Music was always in the family, Jozi Papaya because his father was the head of a large Gypsy orchestra. In 4 years, he chose the same path as Papaya, Sr., when he first picked up the guitar, an instrument which since then has not parted.

Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – Friend of a Friend

Lake Malawi are an indie – pop band, founded in 2013 by albert Black. First Lake Malawi was going to be realised outside of the Czech Republic, and the whole repertoire of the group was English-speaking. The group already familiar to the Ukrainian public, because they were invited to perform in the Ukrainian national selection.

Finland: Darude and Sebastian Reimann – Look Away

Darude is one of the most successful Finnish artists of the modern era. At the height of the trance boom of the early 2000-ies Darude, aka Ville Virtanen, has created a single “sandstorm”. This track became one of the highest selling dance singles in the history of electronic dance music.

Estonia: Victor Kron – Storm

Victor Krohn was born in 1992 in Sweden. He grew up in a musical family, his grandmother was a singer and my grandfather was a violinist, but only when his parents bought him his first guitar at the age of 12, he began to study music. At age 14, he began singing and writing his own songs and when he was 18, he got the opportunity to go to the United States to compose music in Tennessee, new York and at the iconic Capitol Records in Los Angeles.

Portugal: Conan Osiris – Telemoveis

Conan Osiris – the alias of 30-year-old Tiago Miranda. He was born in Lisbon on 5 January, the same day as Hayao Miyazaki-Director of animated film “Conan future boy”, which was inspired by Thiago. The second half of his pseudonym, Osiris, comes from the symbol of rebirth and resurrection in Egyptian mythology.

Iceland: Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

The Hatari team is positioning itself as the “anti-capitalist group of performers technical performance BDSM” and proudly represents Iceland at the Eurovision song contest-2019.

Georgia: Otar Nemsadze – Sul tsin iare

Otar Nemsadze was born on 18 June 1989 in the town of Gori, located in the Eastern part of Georgia. At the age of three years my mother began to teach him singing, and as we see, quite successfully. In 2013, the year he participated in the show “Golos Krainy” in the team Svyatoslav Vakarchuk.

Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity

Kate Miller-Heidke singer and songwriter who travels the world of modern pop, folk and Opera. She has released four Studio albums in Australia, reaching multi-platinum status. Her latest album O Vertigo debuted at number four in the Australian charts albums, broke the record Australian crowdfunding and was nominated for the ARIA.

San Marino: Serhat – Say Na Na Na

This year Serhat second time will represent San Marino at the Eurovision song contest. He is an experienced singer, songwriter, music producer, and also produced a television show. However, by education he is a dentist.

Greece: Katherine Guska – Better Love

Katherine Guska-Greek-canadian singer and songwriter, currently residing in Athens. Her well-known debut album was released the Embodiment of 2016 Minos EMI/Universal Records, and in 2018 it will single Fire Away was selected for the official TV ad campaign on canadian TV.

Belgium: Eliot – Wake up

Elliot will represent her country at the 64th Eurovision song contest in tel Aviv. His song Wake Up was written by Pierre Dumoulin. Pierre had a hand in City Lights, melancholic pop ballad performed by Blanche, which took fourth place at the Eurovision song contest-2017.