Eurovision 2019: Returning artists to take to the stage in Tel Aviv!

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When taking over hosting duties for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, the Israeli national broadcaster KAN promised for a spectacular show come May. This year’s presenters are trying to keep their promises in the best of ways, as it all seems we will witness many impressive things happening on the stage in Tel Aviv!

With less than 30 days left for the first semi-final of the competition, host broadcaster KAN held a special press conference today, where the show’s organizers revealed several information regarding the entire organization of the contest, as well as the opening and interval acts of the three upcoming shows.

What is going to be more thrilling for Eurofans than seeing some of their beloved participants of recent years taking back to the Eurovision stage, this time all together? Probably nothing! And this will come true in May…

“Switch song” project is underway!

How could you imagine this? As part of today’s press conference, KAN revealed its plans for the “Switch song” project, where two former Eurovision winners, as well as two runner-ups who have gained much acclaim in Europe and beyond following their participation in the contest, will be there in Tel Aviv to perform each other’s Eurovision entry!

We are talking about none other than Verka Serduchka from Ukraine (Eurovision 2007 runner-up), Conchita Wurst from Austria (Eurovision 2014 winner), Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden (Eurovision 2015 winner and Eurovision 2016 host) and Eleni Foureira from Cyprus (Eurovision 2018 runner-up)! According to the broadcaster’s plans, their performance will run as follows:

  • Conchita Wurst will sing Måns Zelmerlöw‘s Heroes
  • Måns Zelmerlöw will sing Eleni Foureira‘s Fuego
  • Eleni Foureira‘s will sing Verka Serduchka‘s Dancing lasha tumbai and
  • Verka Serduchka will sing Netta‘s Toy

Besides the 4 artists, a winner from the older times will also make a guest appearance! Gali Atari, who won Eurovision 1979 on home ground with Milk and Honey, will be there to perform her victorious track Hallelujah together with the four Eurostars!

What do you think of today’s announcements? Are you excited to witness these former Eurovision acts joining forces onstage? Let us know!

The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place on 14, 16 and 18 May at the Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel.