2019 Auto Finalists

Six countries are directly qualified for the Eurovision final, hosts Israel plus the five largest financial contributors.

FRANCE  Bilal Hassani  “Roi”

Ninteen year old Bilal is of Moroccan descent and first came to national attention on the French version of The Voice Kids.  His mentor was 1993 French entrant Patrick Fiori.

GERMANY  S!sters  “Sister”

This duo comprises Carlotta Truman from Hanover and Laurita Kastel from Wiesbaden.  They were put together specifically for the German national final.

ISRAEL  Kobi Marimi  “?”

Defending the hosts in 2019 is Kobi who’s an actor/singer from the host city Tel Aviv.  According to Wikipedia he also does the odd shift in a cocktail bar.

ITALY  Mahmood  “Soldi

Alessandro Mahmoud is from Milan and won the 2019 San Remo Music Festival.  After a couple of days uncertainty Italian TV confirmed that he would indeed fly the tricolore in Tel Aviv.

SPAIN  Miki  La Venda”

Miguel “Miki” Núñez Pozo is from Catalonia and came to prominence via legendary Spanish show “Operación Triunfo”.

UNITED KINGDOM  Michael Rice  “Bigger Than Us”

Michael is from Hartlepool and won the first series of “All Together Now”.   He used part of his prize money to set up a waffle shop.