In Germany a total of 210,000 viewers watched live as Eurovision Choir 2019 took place in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Over 200,000 viewers watched on WDR last night as the second edition of Eurovision Choir was held in Sweden. The show which saw Germany’s BonnVoice place outside of the top three had a share of 3.9% and was the seventh most watched program broadcast by the channel yesterday.
The viewing figures for the competition is largest audience that WDR has received for a Eurovision event in a number of years. This year was the first time since hosting Young Musicians, that WDR aired the a Eurovision contest live.
Ten choirs competed in Eurovision Choir 2019, which was held at the Partille Arena in Gothenburg. The running order was as follows (second round qualifiers in bold):
- Sweden – Zero8: “Khourmi” / “Hej, dunkom så länge vi levom”
- Belgium – Almakalia: “Made in Belgium” (medley)
- Latvia – Koris Maska: “Pērkontēvs”
- Germany – Bonnvoice: “O Täler weit” / “Die Gedanken sind frei”
- Norway – Volve Vokal: “Ønskediktet”
- Denmark – Vocal Line: “True North”
- Scotland – Alba: “Cumha na Cloinne”/ “Ach a’ Mhairead” / “Alba”
- Slovenia – Jazzva: “Spomenčice”
- Switzerland – Cake O’Phonie: “Chante en mon cœur”/ “La sera sper il lag” / “Poï” / “Le ranz des vaches” / “La ticinella” / “Beresinaliedet” / “Chanson d’ici”
- Wales – Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion: “Cúnla” / “Ar Lan y Môr”
Three countries then qualified to the second round. These are the final results of the second round:
- Denmark – Vocal Line: “Viola”
- Latvia – Koris Maska: “Nāc, Dievini”
- Slovenia – Jazzva: “Bejži ptiček”
A professional jury decided the results of both rounds. The jury consisted of:
- Katarina Henryson (Sweden) – singer and composer, founding member of a cappella ensemble, The Real Group
- John Rutter (United Kingdom) – composer and conductor, was also a judge in 2017
- Deke Sharon (USA) – singer, director, producer, composer and arranger
The 2017 edition of the contest was won by Slovenia’s Carmen Manet, who performed in the interval tonight.