TEL AVIV 2019 ■ What results to expect in the Grand Final

At the moment of writing this piece, it’s april 4th 2019. In less than 6 weeks some 300 million viewers at home can watch another annual edition of the biggest light entertainment TV-show on planet Earth. It will be the 64th edition, but even before these three big broadcasting moments (two semi finals, one grand final) a lot of preparation is taking place. But obviously the readers at home mostly care for what matters most: the (rehearsing) artists, from 41 participating nations to be precise.By: Gert Waterink

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TEL AVIV 2019 ■ Staging Tips ‘Arcade’ (Duncan Laurence)

Yesterday something happened, something this Dutchman hasn’t seen in a very long time. The Dutch Eurovision entry was released. Probably in the same low-key manner as in previous years: presenting the song in the Dutch early-night talk show “De Wereld Draait Door” (translation: As The World Turns, no kidding). The show has now become the podium for all internally chosen Dutch Eurovision entries. It was used by Anouk, The Common Linnets, Trijntje (Traincha), Douwe Bob, OG3NE, Waylon, and now Duncan Laurence.By: Gert Waterink

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