Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Mon, 2019-May-20 01:27 UTC
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, following Israel's victory at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "Toy", performed by Netta. This was the third time Israel has hosted the contest, having previously hosted in 1979 and 1999. The contest was held at Expo Tel Aviv, the city's convention centre; it consisted of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May, and the final on 18 May 2019. The three live shows were hosted by Erez Tal, Bar Refaeli, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub. The event was organized by the European Broadcasting Union and hosted by the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation.
Forty-one countries took part in the contest, with Bulgaria and Ukraine absent. The winner was the Netherlands with the song "Arcade", performed by Duncan Laurence and written by Laurence, Joel Sjöö and Wouter Hardy. This was the Netherlands' fifth victory in the contest, following their wins in 1957, 1959, 1969 and 1975; Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Norway rounded out the Top 5. Further down the table, North Macedonia and San Marino achieved their best result ever, finishing eighth and twentieth, respectively. This was North Macedonia's first Top 10 finish since joining the competition in 1998.
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