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Italy: Matteo Salvini unimpressed by Mahmood

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Italy: The full results of Sanremo 2019

The 69th Festival of Sanremo came to an end last night, as Mahmood reached the first place. The 27-year-old singer will represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

It’s a victory that few people saw coming. Mahmood was never among the top favorites to win. The announcement of the final result was combined with booing from the audience of Teatro Ariston.

The full results of Sanremo 2019

RAI published earlier today the full results of Sanremo for all the shows.

During the first, second and third show the voting was 40% televoting, 30% demoscopic jury and 30% press jury. During the final night televoting has a power of 50%, while the press jury has a power of 30% and the expert jury a power of 20%.

Ultimo came first, Il Volo came second and Mahmood was third in the final ranking.

Ultimo won the televoting, Il Volo were second, Loredana Berte came third, Arisa fourth and Simone Cristicchi came 5th. Mahmood reached only the 7th place.

The press jury gave maximum points to Loredana Berte, while Mahmood came second and Daniele Silvestri came third. Ultimo finished 6th and Il Volo 13th.

The expert jury gave maximum points to Mahmood, while Daniele Silvestri finished second and Arisa third. Ultimo was 6th in their ranking and Il Volo 21st!

After the last voting among the three top scorers, Ultimo won the televoting, Il Volo came second and Mahmood third. The expert jury and the press jury gave the victory to Mahmood ranking him first.

Here you can see the full results in more detail.

Ultimo’s reaction during the press conference

Ultimo criticized the journalists during the press conference. When Mahmood entered the hall he didn’t clap and stated that he never took part in the festival just to win, since his victory is the love of the audience. He then congratulated the winner (not calling him by his name) and said that he feels bitter with himself.

Il Volo congratulated both the winner and the runner-up.

Do you like the winning song? Would you have prefered Ultimo or Il Volo’s song instead?

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Greece: With a european ballad in Eurovision 2019

We are finally into February, and as we have informed you previously, Katerine Duska is the next representative of Greece in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, leaving us now to listen to the song.

With a contemporary european ballad in Eurovision 2019

Even though some members of the greek committee responsible for the Eurovision project have publicely said that it will be a pop song or that it belongs to the independent music scene of Athens, EurovisionFun is ready to announce that the song Katerine Duska will perform, is no other than a contemporary european ballad, a song Greece has never sent before in the contest. 

When we will have a formal announcement?

ERT was about to make official announcements by the end of January, but it delayed due to procedural reasons. As we have informed you, ERT this year will cover most of the expenses. This means that in the contract to be signed between ERT and MINOS EMI to which Katerine Duska belongs, all aspects should be listed in every detail. A process that is time-consuming, which needs to be done with due care.

The head of press of the Greek delegation, Mrs Irini Giannara, in recent talks with us, said that ERT will announce the name of the artist and the title of the song, once all these procedural details have been arranged, hoping this week, but that is not a given yet.

They certainly do not intend to spin it out any further. The song will be heard at a later time and not with the artist’s announcement. Mrs. Giannara promised a lot of surprises and really beautiful things that ERT is preparing this year for the contest, which will be unfolded in the near future.

Stay tuned in EurovisionFun for everything regarding the Greek participation in Eurovision 2019!

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Uku Suviste’s Pretty Little Liar is considered along with Victor Crone’s Storm the two favorites to win Eesti Laul 2019.

Do you think the new version is better than the old one? Can Pretty Little Liar win Eesti Laul and represent Estonia in Tel Aviv?