| Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 35|
Feeling the Rush
|Semi-final 1||29 November 2019|
|Semi-final 2||11 December 2019|
|Final||29 December 2019|
|Opening act||Final: "Skyward" by Davina Michelle|
|Interval act|| Semifinals: "Arcade" by Duncan Laurence|
Final: "Hold Me" by Anouk & Douwe Bob
|System||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs|
|Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged|
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Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 35, also known as ESCT 35, is the thirty-fifth edition of Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged. The contest will be held at the Rotterdam Ahoy, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for the first time, following the Netherland's victory at the 34th edition in Bucharest with the song "Skyward", performed by Davina Michelle, with 251 points. All the shows were hosted by the famous Dutch singers Anouk and Douwe Bob.
Forty-seven countries officially confirmed their participation so far in the 35th edition of the contest. Bulgaria will return to the contest after its absence from the past contest, meanwhile Montenegro will do the same after the international issue about a Balkan bloc vote last edition. Surprisingly, Malta and Slovenia withdrew alleging different reasons.
Lea Rue from Belgium was the thirty-fifth winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged with the song Watching You with a total of 236 points. Czech Republic finishing in second place and Israel finishing in third place.
Semi-final allocation draw
The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals will take place at the Hulstkamp building on 13 November 2019, hosted by Josje Huisman and Johnny de Mol. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the Big Six would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. 20 and 21 countries will participate in the semi-finals, respectively. From each semi-final, ten countries will join the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of 26 countries will participate.
The forty-one semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.
The six pots were the following:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
Logo and themeEurovision Song Contest Tengaged. The main logo of this edition is a figure something similar to a human cell, using algo the slogan Feeling the Rush. It's a clear reference to an adrenaline rush that everyone feels when everything related to this contest happen, such as the songs, the voting, the emotions... An unique feeling or emotion that makes this contest singular, specially after having waited so long for this edition to start.
Forty-seven countries officially confirmed their participation so far in the 35th edition of the contest. Bulgaria returned to the contest after its absence from the past contest, meanwhile Montenegro did the same after the international issue about a Balkan bloc vote last edition. Surprisingly, Malta and Slovenia withdrew alleging different reasons.
For the third time, Eva Simons represented Netherlands, following her participation in the 13th edition for France and the 23rd edition for Netherlands. The Serbian artist Saša Kovačević represented his country after doing it in the 20th edition, just as Nina Kraljić who represented Croatia in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 21. The Croatian artist Nina Kraljić represented her country after doing it in the 21st edition, while Nadine Coyle represented Ireland back in the 11th edition. Michael Schulte will represent Luxembourg for the second time, after participating in the seventeenth edition. Another artist whose participation in the contest is the 3rd one is Parov Stelar who represented Austria in the 20th and 32nd editions.
|Albania||English||Flora Cash||They Own This Town||-||Internal selection|
|Andorra||French and Spanish||Nina M||Je te laisse là||I leave you there||Internal selection|
|Armenia||English||Ripsy May||Dare||-||Internal selection|
|Austria||English||Parov Stelar ft. Nikki Williams||TROUBLE||-||Internal selection|
|Azerbaijan||English||Gunesh||I Won't Cry||-||Internal selection|
|Belgium||English||Lea Rue||Watching You||-||Once in a lifetime|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||Serbian||Seka Aleksić||Crnooka||Black-eyed||Internal selection|
|Bulgaria||English||ALMA||Don't Know||-||Internal selection|
|Croatia||Croatian||Nina Kraljić||Snijeg||Snow||Internal selection|
|Cyprus||English||Sophia Patsalides ft. Kris Shades||Break up the Silence||-||Road To Rotterdam|
|Czech Republic||English||Nykki||No Cry||-||Euro CzechSong|
|Denmark||English||KING||Only U||-||Musik Er For Evigt|
|Estonia||English||WATEVA ft. Alia||Amnesia||-||Internal selection|
|France||French||VIDEOCLUB||Amour plastique||Plastic love||Internal selection|
|Georgia||English||Bera||Long Live||-||Internal selection|
|Germany||German||Tim Bendzko||Hoch||Hhigh||Internal selection|
|Greece||English ||Natasha Kay ft. Boombamontana||Bunda||-||Internal selection|
|Hungary||English||Dorothy||Raise Hell||-||A Dal 23|
|Iceland||English||BRÍET||In Too Deep||-||Internal selection|
|Ireland||English||Nadine Coyle||Fool For Love||-||Internal selection|
|Israel||English||KERRIA||Warrior Cry||-||Internal selection|
|Italy||Italian||Federica Abbate||Finalmente||Finally||Internal selection|
|Latvia||Latvian||Tautumeitas||Raganu Nakts||Witches night||Internal selection|
|Lithuania||Lithuanian||Kazimieras Likša||Mieloji, tai tu||Dear, it's you||Eurovizijos|
|Luxembourg||English||Michael Schulte||Let It Go||-||Internal selection|
|Moldova||Romanian||Cezara||Am devenit străini||We became strangers||Internal selection|
|Monaco||French and English||Tibz||Nation||-||Internal selection|
|Morocco||English||Mehdi Bahmad||Lay||-||Internal selection|
|Netherlands||English and Spanish||Eva Simons||Guaya||-||Nationaal Songfestival|
|North Macedonia||English and Albanian||Yaar ft. Kanita||Jale||-||Internal selection|
|Norway||English||Elsa & Emilie||Chains of Promises||-||Internal selection|
|Poland||Polish||Julia Wienaiwa||Nie muszę||I don't have to||Internal selection|
|Portugal||Portuguese||BLAYA ft. DJ Telio||Eu Avisei||I warned||Internal selection|
|Romania||English||Cardinale||Forever Young||-||Selectia Romania|
|Russia||English||Marina V||Speak||-||Internal selection|
|San Marino||English||Serhat||Chocolate Flavour||-||Internal selection|
|Serbia||Serbian||Saša Kovačević||Bez tebe me nema||I'm gone without you||Beovizija|
|Slovakia||Slovak||Zuzana Smatanová||Horou||Mountain||Internal selection|
|Sweden||English||Seinabo Sey||Pistols At Dawn||-||Internal selection|
|Turkey||English||Ummet Ozcan ft. Laurell||Change My Heart||-||Türkiye için bir şarkı|
|Ukraine||English||Delena||What She's Like||-||Internal selection|
|United Kingdom||English||Grace Carter||Fired Up||-||Internal selection|
- 1.^ Contains some words in Spanish.
- 2.^ Although the lyrics are in English, the Portuguese title 'Bunda' is repeated throughout the song.
- 3.^ Although the lyrics are in Serbian, the Spanish title 'Favorito' is repeated throughout the song.
|02||Luxembourg||Michael Schulte||"Let It Go"||8||61|
|04||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Seka Aleksić||"Crnooka"||15||42|
|06||Azerbaijan||Gunesh||"I Won't Cry"||16||38|
|09||San Marino||Serhat||"Chocolate Flavour"||20||8|
|14||Greece||Natasha Kay ft. Boombamontana||"Bunda"||18||23|
|15||United Kingdom||Grace Carter||"Fired Up"||6||94|
|16||Andorra||Nina M||"Je te laisse là"||7||90|
|17||Poland||Julia Wienaiwa||"Nie muszę"||9||57|
|18||Serbia||Saša Kovačević||"Bez tebe me nema"||17||32|
|19||Estonia||WATEVA ft. Alia||"Amnesia"||13||49|
|20||Czech Republic||Nykki||"No Cry"||1||146|
|01||Turkey||Ummet Ozcan ft. Laurell||"Change My Heart"||5||85|
|04||Iceland||BRÍET||"In Too Deep"||17||48|
|05||Cyprus||Sophia Patsalides ft. Kris Shades||"Break up the Silence"||18||47|
|07||Ireland||Nadine Coyle||"Fool For Love"||3||110|
|09||Belgium||Lea Rue||"Watching You"||1||121|
|11||Portugal||BLAYA ft. DJ Telio||"Eu Avisei"||11||64|
|12||Albania||Flora Cash||"They Own This Town"||7||77|
|17||North Macedonia||Yaar ft. Kanita||"Jale"||16||51|
|18||Austria||Parov Stelar ft. Nikki Williams||"TROUBLE"||10||64|
|19||Moldova||Cezara||"Am devenit străini"||14||51|
|04||Albania||Flora Cash||"They Own This Town"||12||101|
|05||Czech Republic||Nykki||"No Cry"||2||167|
|06||Sweden||Seinabo Sey||"Pistols At Dawn"||25||47|
|07||Andorra||Nina M||"Je te laisse là"||13||98|
|12||Belgium||Lea Rue||"Watching You"||1||236|
|13||Luxembourg||Michael Schulte||"Let It Go"||21||77|
|14||Ireland||Nadine Coyle||"Fool For Love"||6||143|
|16||Austria||Parov Stelar ft. Nikki Williams||"TROUBLE"||24||57|
|18||Lithuania||Kazimieras Likša||"Mieloji, tai tu"||26||28|
|20||Poland||Julia Wieniawa||"Nie muszę"||19||85|
|22||Turkey||Ummet Ozcan ft. Laurell||"Change My Heart"||10||104|
|23||Norway||Elsa & Emilie||"Chains of Promises"||18||88|
|24||Ukraine||Delena||"What She's Like"||22||72|
|25||United Kingdom||Grace Carter||"Fired Up"||16||91|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|4||Spain||Andorra, Belarus, San Marino, United Kingdom|
|3||Andorra||Germany, Norway, Spain|
|Czech Republic||Azerbaijan, Estonia, Greece|
|Romania||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark|
|United Kingdom||Luxembourg, Serbia|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||Croatia|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|4||Ireland||Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey|
|Israel||Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia|
|Belgium||Netherlands, North Macedonia|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|7||Belgium||Andorra, Bulgaria, Denmark, Luxembourg, Monaco, San Marino, Sweden|
|4||Denmark||Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Poland|
|3||Croatia||France, Montenegro, Netherlands|
|Ireland||Iceland, Latvia, Switzerland|
|Israel||Belgium, Georgia, United Kingdom|
|Netherlands||Finland, Morocco, Norway|
|Germany||Italy, North Macedonia|
|Romania||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal|
Voting and spokespersons
On 17 November 2019, the Estonian broadcaster announced their entry for the edition; Liis Lemsalu would represent the country with the song "Kehakeel". However, it was eventually discovered that the song was a cover of Finnish song. Therefore, the country was forced to change their entry. The Estonian broadcaster was given an extra day to submit their song. The broadcaster was not fined by the TBU despite the song breaching the contest's rules, as the song was approved by the NBU beforehand.
- Further information: List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged
Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged requires a national broadcaster with active ETU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below:
The following countries participated in the thirty-fourth edition, but have not yet announced whether they will participate in this edition:
- Malta: On 9 November 2019, TVM announced that Malta would withdraw from the contest alleging a lack of interest on it and also due to the poor results in the past editions.
- Slovenia: On 10 November 2019, RTV SLO confirmed that this edition the country would be out of competition due to economic issues.
ESCT Second Chance Contest
- Main article: ESCT Second Chance Contest 35
The tenth ESCT Second Chance Contest edition took place when ESCT35 finished and was hosted in Netherlands for the third time. Each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries.