It’s the final countdown to Eurovision 2019

Andres Putting

After the official opening of the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday, the countdown leading to the final evening on Saturday 18th May has begun.

Monday 13th May

Thomas Hanses

Monday afternoon sees the first dress rehearsals of the countries taking part in the first semi-final on Tuesday, as well as two of the ‘Big Five’ and the host country –  Israel, France and Spain, which already have a  guaranteed place in the final.

In the evening, there will be the second dress rehearsal, where the jury of the countries taking part in the first semi-final will give their votes; this counts for 50% of the final tally.

Tuesday 14th May

In the afternoon, the third and final dress rehearsal will take place.

The evening will see the first semi-final, followed by the drawing of lots to determine the placings for the final night of Saturday.

Wednesday 15th May

The afternoon will see the first dress rehearsal of the countries taking part in the second semi-final on Thursday, including Malta, being represented by Michela with the song Chameleon.

After that, a press conference will be held by the four presenters who will lead the evening, Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub, followed by a second dress rehearsal, where the jury of the countries taking part in the first semi-final will give their votes; this counts for 50% of the final tally.

Thursday 16th May

In the afternoon Michela will take part in the final dress rehearsal for the participants of the second semi-final.

Andres Putting

Michela takes to the stage again in the evening for the second semi-final from which 10 of the 18 songs will go through to the final on Saturday 18th May. The rest of the ‘Big Five’ – Germany, Italy and the UK will take part in this semi-final.

Maltese viewers will be able to vote for their favourite entry.

The second semi-final will be followed by the drawing of lots to determine the placings for the final night on Saturday.

Friday 17th May

Two dress rehearsals for the final will take place during late morning and afternoon.

The international juries will give their votes which count for 50% of the final tally. The Maltese jury, led by Carlo Borg Bonaci, will be made by Arthur Caruana, Eileen Spiteri, Matthew James Borg and Nicole Frendo.

Saturday 18th May

The third and final dress rehearsal will take place during the day. The final night of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will start at 9.00 pm. Viewers of all participating countries will be able to vote.

Andres Putting