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Eurovision 2019: First set of delegations arrive in Tel Aviv! [UPDATED]

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 4,997 views

Eurovision fever has hit Tel Aviv! The first set of ESC 2019 acts and their respective delegations have arrived in Tel Aviv today with the first rehearsals scheduled to kick off tomorrow at Expo Tel Aviv.

The Eurovision madness has begun as the delegations are making their way to the 2019 ESC host city and have started to arrive in Tel Aviv, with many more expected to land throughout the weekend.

FRIDAY 03 MAY

A total of 11 Delegations will land in Tel Aviv today: Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, San Marino, Cyprus, Iceland, Australia, Hungary, Belarus and Poland.

The very first act to arrive in Tel Aviv today was Kate Miller-Heidke from Australia who flew for more than 22 hours in order to travel to Israel.

Aussie hopeful Kate Miller-Heidke has arrived in Tel Aviv (photo credit: Hannah Confino/ KAN)

Hungary’s Joci Papai and #TeamHungary have also landed in the Eurovision host city, thus they are the second delegation to arrive in Israel.

Joci Papai and the Hungarian delegation have landed in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Hannah Confino/KAN)

The third artist to land in Tel Aviv is none other than Tamta from Cyprus, who has arrived with the Cypriot delegation.

Tamta is ready to Replay in Tel Aviv, she has just landed with he whole entourage (Photo credit: Nov Reuveny/KAN)

The next ESC 2019 act to land in Tel Aviv is San Marino’s Serhat, who will be making Europe dance to Say Na Na Na.  The Sammarinese Delegation is the fourth delegation to arrive in Israel.

Serhat from San Marino has landed in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Nir Harel/KAN)

The fifth delegation to set foot on Tel Aviv is the Belarusian Delegation and Zena, who have arrived in Israel all the way from Minsk.

Zena from Belarus has set foot in Tel Aviv along with her delegation (Photo credit: Nil Harel/KAN)

#TeamPoland and all girl quartette Tulia have also landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport along with their group.

Poland’s Tulia have arrived in Israel (Photo credit: Matan Alyagor/KAN)

Following the Polish delegation, its the Czech delegation which has landed in Israel with its young hopefuls Lake Malawi. The lads are set to conquer Europe with their entry ‘Friend of a Friend’.

Lake Malawi from Czech Republic have landed in Tel Aviv with their delegation (Photo credit: KAN/Matan Alyagor)

The ninth delegation to set foot on Israeli soil is the Serbian delegation. Nevena Bozovic and her entourage have arrived in Tel Aviv. She is set to mesmerise Europe with her entry ‘Kruna‘.

Nevena Bozovic from Serbia has landed in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Matan Alyagor/ KAN)

The ninth delegation to arrive in Tel Aviv is the Slovenian delegation along with its lovebirds Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl.

Slovenia’s hopefuls Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl have landed in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Matan Halyagor/KAN)

Montenegro’s Dmol and #TeamMontenegro arrived late in Tel Aviv late at night. The Montenegrin band will perform ‘Heaven‘.

The Montenegrin delegation and D Mol have arrived in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Matan Alyagor/ KAN)

Hold your horses Europe as the Icelandic Delagation and Hatari have arrived in Tel Aviv all the way from Reykjavik! Iceland is a long way from Israel, #TeamIceland had to take 2 flights to get to Israel.

Hatari and #TeamIceland arrived in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Matan Alyagor/ KAN)

Following the Icelandic delegation, the next delegation to land in Tel Aviv was the Finnish delegation along with Darude and Sebastian Rejman.

Darude & Sebastian Rejman landed in Israel late at night (Photo credit: Matan Alyagor/ KAN)

SATURDAY 4 MAY

The first delegation to arrive on Saturday is the Russian delegation along with their Eurovision hopeful Sergey Lazarev, who is partaking in the competition for the second time.

#TeamRussia and Sergey Lazarev have arrived in Israel all the way from Moscow (Photo credit: Matan Alyago/ KAN)

The second country to arrive in Tel Aviv on Saturday is Georgia along with their 2019 ESC hopeful Oto Nemsadse.

#TeamGeorgia and Oto Nemsadze have landed in Tel Aviv (Photo credit: Matan Alyagor/KAN)

KAN is welcoming all the acts at the special VIP Lounge (Eurovision Lounge) at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 14, 16 and 18 May at Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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