A “Super Final” has been added to Eurovision Choir, with three choirs now being allowed to perform for a second time.
Changes have been made to the format of Eurovision Choir, following its debut show in 2017. All ten choirs competing in this years contest will perform once, before three choirs are selected by the jury to progress to a second round of the contest. The second round of the contest is similar to the “Super Final” rounds seen in many TV formats.
The three choirs will be able to perform again for a total of three minutes each. The winner of Eurovision Choir 2019 will then be announced after the second round. Previously the choirs performed for up to seven minutes, with the jury then revealing their top three.
Ten nations will take part in Eurovision Choir 2019 in Gothernburg, Sweden. The second edition of Eurovision Choir will take place on Saturday 3rd August at the Partille Arena in Sweden.
Participating in the contest are:
- Belgium – Almakalia
- Denmark – Vocal Line
- Germany – BonnVoice
- Latvia – Maska
- Norway – Volve Vokal
- Scotland – Alba
- Slovenia – Jazzva
- Sweden – Zero8
- Switzerland – Cake O’Phonie
- Wales – Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion
This years competition will see the debuts of Norway, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland at the competition. For Scotland it will be the first time that the nation has made an appearance at a Eurovision contest, following in the footsteps of Wales who made their first appearance in 2017.
The show which will be held in Gothenburg will be hosted by Petroc Trelawny and Ella Petersson. Petroc hosted Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 when it was held in Edinburgh, while Ella is a TV host for SVT’s cultural programming.
The judges who will determine the winner of this years contest are:
- Katarina Henryson – founding member of a cappella ensemble The Real Group
- John Rutter – Composer and Conductor, was also a judge in 2017
- Deke Sharon – US Producer and Arranger