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Tel Aviv to host Eurovision 2019

2019 Eurovision Song Contest will take at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel
15:23, 13 September 2018

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The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place at the Expo Tel Aviv (International Convention Center) in Israel on Tuesday 14, Thursday 16 and Saturday 18 May 2019. This was reported by Eurovision TV.

“The decision was taken by the Eurovision Song Contest  Reference Group (the board for the contest) after Israeli public broadcaster KAN were asked to present at least two potential candidate cities,” the message says.

 “We'd like to thank all the Israeli cities who bid to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and KAN who conducted an expert and thorough assessment to help us make the final decision. All the bids were exemplary but in the end we decided that Tel Aviv provides the best overall setup for the world's largest live music event. We are excited to bring the Contest to a brand new city and are looking forward to working together with KAN to make 2019’s Eurovision Song Contest the most spectacular one yet,” Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, said.

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According to the agency, the dates for the 2019 contest have also been revealed. The Semi-Finals will take place in Tel Aviv on the 14th and 16th of May and the Grand Final will take place on 18th May.

As it was reported earlier, Netta Barzilai, the winner of Eurovision 2018 was spotted in Kyiv. A resident of the city published a video on Facebook, where the Israeli singer is sitting on a spinning couch near the National History Museum of Ukraine. The video shows the performer is sitting on the swivel couch with running police around her and patrol cars with flashing lights.

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