Eurovision Song Contest 2019 - First Semi-Final - Qualifiers press conference

This is the press conference with all the qualifiers.
Read all about the participants of the Second Semi-Final here:



  • Klemens turned this into a great show honestly, it was very entertaining for a qualifiers press conference.

    #Luke#Luke2 gün önce
  • Just for you know, this host is not even a host in any israeli show

    IAF028IAF0284 gün önce
  • I love Hatari

    Maq ArmMaq Arm6 gün önce
  • I don't get this being held in a non European country?

    NamelessNameless6 gün önce
    • Eurovision isnt about europe it is about the ebu

      Leslie MarieLeslie Marie23 saatler önce
  • Let's not foget about 34:29; very wise words from Klemens. ♡ *"We need to unite, remember to love..."*

    Dora KëmbaDora Këmba7 gün önce
  • Hatari: *"destroy capitalism"* Also Hatari: _thanks _*_sponsors,_*_ such as _*_McDonalds_*_ and _*_Deutsche Bank_*_ (German Bank)_ Lmfao, I frk love Hatari, esp. Klemens😂😂😂😂

    Dora KëmbaDora Këmba7 gün önce
  • Klemens ♥

    Daria SupersonDaria Superson7 gün önce
  • They killed English ..oh terrible

    megaculturemanmegacultureman7 gün önce
    • +Dora Këmba Sure why not? Lol

      megaculturemanmegacultureman6 gün önce
    • +megacultureman I doubt that you speak all those languages, also using google translate doesn't count. But I see; you did not get the point.

      Dora KëmbaDora Këmba6 gün önce
    • +Dora Këmba Sure why not? lol

      megaculturemanmegacultureman7 gün önce
    • Well, go ahead then: say that again greek, serbian, turkish, slovenian, belarussian, islandic, etc.!

      Dora KëmbaDora Këmba7 gün önce
  • Hatari is comedy gold

    X YX Y7 gün önce
  • Посмотрел только из-за Белоруссии ..сам из России и горжусь за них)) молодец Zena 43:00

    Александр КоваленкоАлександр Коваленко8 gün önce
  • this press conference was so bad! Eurovision is such a fake show actually...everyone is trying too hard and having some masks on. Feels like watching hunger games lool. I really appreciate Hatari for pushing the boundries and Gasper for having the guts to be so real about the situation! I bet everyone was thinking the same.

    stephen worldstephen world8 gün önce
  • Please vote for Germany :)

    Thomas RussmeierThomas Russmeier8 gün önce
  • After I aching this conference and most so infantil "journalist " and question as from teenagers fans who losing mind asking idols. I understand how sethat better than Conan Osiris. They' just promoting same level as they are ...

    Hanka LuHanka Lu8 gün önce
  • Cba to watch the entire thing but why do u ppl say Slovakia is rude? Boring questions thing? Take a chill pill. He was trying to be funny I guess lol

    vegyessvegyess8 gün önce
  • after zena knew in what half She will sing at the final, nobody allowed her to answer questions! almost happened again with Nebena! and then, played Austrian entry!

    Guido Adrián Zárate BetzelGuido Adrián Zárate Betzel8 gün önce
  • AUSTRALIA NOT AUSTRIA don't mixed both songs!! xD yes, they are almost both similar spelling

    CJ PascuaCJ Pascua8 gün önce
  • Somwhat It was very akwards conference and most elegant and serious was Tamta. And Hatari guy and Slovakia couple disrespecfull. And they promote themslves poor songs as as Storm and na na na over orginal good onese as Portugal.

    Hanka LuHanka Lu8 gün önce
  • I don't think Slovenian couple meant to be rude. Let's be honest, it's not so easy for many of us to express our thoughts in a foreign language, that we are not fluent at. And while you think your remark sounds like a friendly joke, you can offend someone unwittingly. Don't be so strict with them, everyone has a different temperament. It's not a crime to be worried about your health more than your public image.

    Olena MylytchukOlena Mylytchuk8 gün önce
  • i wasn't expecting that dude from Iceland to be so hilarious , i was laughing all the time :D haha . I honestly didn't like so much the fact that the Couple from Slovenia was soo Bored . It was like they were ready to fall asleep . Could be cause they are too young ? I don't know but i mean guys . Come one . It's a press Conference . And you are so bored . The only thing that was missing was some pillows and a bed . I did like that Slovenian song , it was a nice ballad . But that boredom ?? . Oh no no no haha .Anyway . Good luck to everyone , Much love from Greece :D

    kosn4smwkosn4smw8 gün önce
    • +BagiraTakeThater :) :D

      kosn4smwkosn4smw8 gün önce
    • +kosn4smw agree

      BagiraTakeThaterBagiraTakeThater8 gün önce
    • +BagiraTakeThater haha true that is true haha :) . It's just that I am sure there are countries that wanted to go to the grand final and maybe they wanted this even more than Slovenia . I really lοved Slovenias song last year called Hvala Ne :D . I am sure that all of the artists were exhausted . But when you are so tired and you can make other people smile and laugh . Now that's something I really appreciate cause I myself love making other people laugh :) :)

      kosn4smwkosn4smw8 gün önce
    • Maybe.. but look at Zena, the youngest, full of energy :) yes Klemens saved this press conference, though he looks completely exhausted. And Serhat is cheerful 😁

      BagiraTakeThaterBagiraTakeThater8 gün önce

  • The slovenian girl behaves like a 85 y. o. weird grandma... Oh its too cold inside Oh its too hot outside Oh you eat the whole pizza? Oh the pillow is too hard to sleep Oh your dick is too big Etc etc...

    Gio sleepingGio sleeping8 gün önce

    StefanoStefano8 gün önce
  • Number 2 spot for slovenia i think....

    LucasLucas8 gün önce
  • 50:28 just check the drummer's reaction 😂😂😂😂

    Eleni RedEleni Red9 gün önce
  • Really awkward. Wrong song for Australia, lack of chairs, a hostess that is always uncomfortable and makes everyone uncomfortable. I am not really the one who enjoys writing bad comments, but please, what the hell was that?

    Raphael KaworuRaphael Kaworu9 gün önce
  • I personally blame the presenter for poisoning the press conference with her attitude, lack of professionalism and no attention to detail. She was never on top and deserved that the artists ended the whole shame for her by standing up. Why not asking for a chair for Malawi? Why missing out the questions for Belarus and Iceland? The evil look on Hatari - is that necessary? No comment when Austria s Entry was played while Australia was about to talk? Speed up Lady!

    Andre SteinbachAndre Steinbach9 gün önce
  • Unfortunately I am embarrassed that we (Slovenia) qualified. Yes, it's a huge deal for all of us, but them having this special snowflake and downright rude attitude, it whould have been better if someone else qualified - like Portugal, Poland or Hungary. What a shame.

    Nina ANina A9 gün önce
  • Zena from Belarus the best!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    ДмитрийДмитрий9 gün önce
  • 36:55 WTF with this reporter asking Katerine about Greece not qualifying for two years in a row? What about Demi in 2017? Did they already forget about her?

    Derek YorkDerek York9 gün önce
    • Demy was robbed and people forget her! She deserved so much more in that final...

      Filipa DuarteFilipa Duarte8 gün önce
  • Lake Malawi are so slim and FFriends, they do not need 3 chairs :) :)

    honzapmhonzapm9 gün önce
  • Cringe lvl 99

    Atakan AlisirAtakan Alisir9 gün önce
  • 38:37 👍 💋

    Julia ESCJulia ESC9 gün önce
  • the slovenian guy? even if its true, you shouldn't say everything that comes to your mind. unless you are brain damaged or over the age of 5 or lack basic knowledge how to behave socially. people could also say the truth- that he is ugly (and lets face it his girlfriend kind of too), that their song is boring, that they are always negative and have the energy of 90 year old people. but they dont say it. I think they just shot themselves in the foot, looking like rude assholes. The Hatari guy is a moron as well, but his "music" is so bad too (unlike Slovenia), that he is not even worth mentioning.

    arktanaarktana9 gün önce
  • That host did not do a good job and she just skipped the questions for Belarus and Iceland at the beginning🤬

    Megan’s LifeMegan’s Life9 gün önce
    • IAF028 True the host was awful

      Megan’s LifeMegan’s Life4 gün önce
    • Only this press conference was terrible. This host was awful. The rest of the production was perfect👌 Especially the final👏👏👏

      IAF028IAF0284 gün önce
  • This is one of the most awkward, messy and disjointed things ive ever watched. There struggling a bit with it this year I think. The presenters are frustrating to watch.

    Scott NewnhamScott Newnham9 gün önce
  • 28:07 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋

    lepotica381lepotica3819 gün önce
  • The host was drunk

    danieljano88danieljano889 gün önce
    • Hahahaha

      Deni PregeljDeni Pregelj8 gün önce
  • The organisation is really bad: over 2 hours show, stress, work at the stage of contestens, boring questions, 2 chairs for 3 guys from Czech Republic. Applause for Klemens and Gaspar for to be a honest. Applause for Tamta, Katerine, VIctor, Kate and Nevena for professionality. Let the people some rest and have understanding

    Michael C.Michael C.9 gün önce
  • Although I don't particularly like Belarus's song, no-one can deny that at 16 years old she speaks amazing English and is very talented

    Jude KennedyJude Kennedy9 gün önce
  • Israel seems to have good technology to spy and bombard, but the quality of sound and image on internet in the first semifinal was a bit shameful.

    Edvaldo Batista de SáEdvaldo Batista de Sá9 gün önce
  • hatrið mun sigra next to say na na na ahaha they fit each other amazingly :D

    hyb 1907hyb 19079 gün önce
  • 23:17 25:44 she said you wanted to ask so much I thought she was speaking to him :D 33:30 35:17 40:29 41:58 45:48 45:55 46:25 46:42 46:46 he couldn't believe it ahahah

    hyb 1907hyb 19079 gün önce
  • Lol everyone was eagerly listening to Klemens's answers xD They were expecting the trolls

    Z. LahZ. Lah9 gün önce
  • 20:20 that look :D

    hyb 1907hyb 19079 gün önce
  • THE HOST IS SO FREAKING CRINGY. can someone fire her

    ItzjosephItzjoseph9 gün önce
    • She is not working there anymore🤣

      IAF028IAF0284 gün önce
  • Who is the man sitting next to zena? He looks creepy. No offense. Also, the Icelandic guy is amazing.

    Gitte Van de veldeGitte Van de velde9 gün önce
    • Victor Drobysh, russian composer and music produser, who wrote Zena's song with her

      BagiraTakeThaterBagiraTakeThater9 gün önce
  • 49:40 duska hit zena or what??

    Κωνσταντίνος ΕυθυμίουΚωνσταντίνος Ευθυμίου9 gün önce
  • Bunu Azerbaycan dilinde de yazın bizde başa düşek

    Qanira MammedovaQanira Mammedova9 gün önce
  • No one gonna talk about how rude Slovenia are?

    Kate XKate X9 gün önce
  • This is such a fucking mess. I feel bad for the performers, delegations and press.

    Sandra SalómeSandra Salóme9 gün önce
  • About Gasper: yes, there's lots of ways to express what he tried to say, but he chose those words, and since there's freedom of speech, he absolutely had the right to do so. It's a matter of understanding WHAT he wants to say, not HOW he's done so. But if you want to care more about his words rather than their meaning, have it your way Also, why would this make them lose points? I mean, was this live on national broadcasters? How many people would have watched this dreadful press conference UNTIL THE END?

    HectorHector9 gün önce
    • This press was such a mess lol hahah everyone should've gone to sleep and make the press the next day.

      Deni PregeljDeni Pregelj8 gün önce
    • When do the interview, choose words wisely. No one can't get your intention. Everyone gets words.

      Buddhi DevBuddhi Dev9 gün önce
    • +Farid Guluzade everyone gets it as they wish

      Μουσική ΙδιοφυΐαΜουσική Ιδιοφυΐα9 gün önce
    • +Μουσική Ιδιοφυΐα You're right, o filos mou. Tbh It was hard for me to understand what Gašper wanted to say there, but anyway we all figured out that he wanted to go home xd

      Farid GuluzadeFarid Guluzade9 gün önce
    • +Farid Guluzade people there don't use grammar and it kills me..

      Μουσική ΙδιοφυΐαΜουσική Ιδιοφυΐα9 gün önce
  • This was the most awkward press conference ever!!! Australia singer expression tells it! 50:50

    Marta RTMarta RT9 gün önce
    • Only this press conference was terrible. The rest of the production was perfect👌 Especially the final👏👏👏

      IAF028IAF0284 gün önce
  • Can we all just appreciate how fluently and right KaterineDuska speaks English. And also she gives the best answers

    Marios KouzisMarios Kouzis9 gün önce
    • She was born and raised in Canada

      Byron AduByron Adu9 gün önce
    • I think she was raised in Canada I might be wrong though

      Kokichi_X -A-Kokichi_X -A-9 gün önce
  • 20:16 poor Australia. I know it was just a mistake but both of them do look a bit hurt when the wrong song is played and the host doesn't even notice but just moves on like that

    Nainai _Nainai _9 gün önce
  • Clemens is so cute!

    Elmira SaiElmira Sai9 gün önce
  • 25:50 Stig Rästa goes away 28:55 Stig Rästa comes back

    Herli HansmanHerli Hansman9 gün önce
    • I don't know why I've watched it, but I've watched it. Thank you 😁

      BagiraTakeThaterBagiraTakeThater8 gün önce

    BVB LOVEBVB LOVE9 gün önce
  • How rude are the couple from Slovenia

    DeepDeep10 gün önce
  • No one asked you to judge is someone rude or just honest. Or say "they don't deserve final". You have no power to change it! *saying na na na*

    MeMe IMeMe I10 gün önce
  • How could they exchange Austria with Australia!🙄

    Lorenzo CelliLorenzo Celli10 gün önce
  • Iceland What a F Putz

    phyllis barrphyllis barr10 gün önce
  • Everybody at the ESC is always going on and on about how you should express yourself and always be true to yourself no matter what, you can be a transvestite with a beard, you can be a fat dancer and blablabla, but then, when someone actually dares to say what they think and show how they feel, they immediatelly crucify them. People are so fake!

    Borut TroštBorut Trošt10 gün önce
  • The host hates HATARI! You can see it on her.

    Lilly FraserLilly Fraser10 gün önce
  • Laugh for about 15min when they played PAENDA'S Track.😂😂😂 Favourite ESC Moment EVER!😂😂❤ Poor Kate...

    N' CoversN' Covers10 gün önce
    • Wait why are u laughing?

      Alien MappingAlien Mapping9 gün önce
  • and yet I'm watching it all

    tesia235tesia23510 gün önce
  • all the cringe

    tesia235tesia23510 gün önce
  • In case anyone is too lazy to watch the whole video: Greece - 1st half Belarus - 2nd Serbia - 2nd Cyprus - 1st Estonia - 2nd Czech- 1st Australia - 2nd Iceland -2nd San Marino - 1st Slovenia 1st

    HarleenHarleen10 gün önce
  • 22:32 Klemens really said "Deutsche Bank"? I can't believe it.

    CLPgyralvXCLPgyralvX10 gün önce
    • Hatari: "Destroy capitalism".... Also Hatari: Thanks *sponsors* "McDonalds, Deutsche Bank". 😂😂😂😂

      Dora KëmbaDora Këmba7 gün önce
    • +CLPgyralvX thank you so much

      melanie's donutmelanie's donut9 gün önce
    • +melanie's donut "Deutsche Bank" means German Bank. It's the biggest banking institution in Germany and also the 15th biggest in the whole world. Located in the financial capital of Germany, Frankfurt am Main. Also known for being the location of the European Central Bank.

      CLPgyralvXCLPgyralvX9 gün önce
    • what does «deustche bank» mean?

      melanie's donutmelanie's donut9 gün önce
  • They didn't (want) learn nothing wirh Lisbon 2018..

    André MouzinhoAndré Mouzinho10 gün önce
  • Zena the best!

    ДмитрийДмитрий10 gün önce
  • People are refusing to look how much hard work is behind the scenes, how many rehearsals, pressures, expectations, hopes... And after all, when someone finally said "Let us go, we need some rest", they are spitting the fire on him. Press and public are ungrateful, not contestants.

    diggy dignitydiggy dignity10 gün önce
  • 2nd semi-final press conference: Austria: talks Australia’s song is playing 😂

    Kamil KamilKamil Kamil10 gün önce
  • Starts at 8:42 you're welcome.

    YEYEYEYE10 gün önce
  • Who that hell committed the mistake of playing the song from Austria instead of the one from Australia 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️

    Adryy ZavvAdryy Zavv10 gün önce
  • those slovenia guys need to be disqualified, they're so rude lmao. eliot deserved that spot!

    Maritina XántheMaritina Xánthe10 gün önce
    • True

      DeepDeep10 gün önce
    • no one asked you what you think, and you have no power to change it, na, na na

      MeMe IMeMe I10 gün önce
  • 51:36 they are so rude ugh. I have never seen them smiling.

    Princess DaisyPrincess Daisy10 gün önce
    • +Luka Hrvatin there is a huge difference between """"being honest"""" and being UNPOLITE

      Princess DaisyPrincess Daisy9 gün önce
    • They were honest

      Alien MappingAlien Mapping9 gün önce
    • Princess Daisy they were just telling the truth:)

      Luka HrvatinLuka Hrvatin9 gün önce
  • Dreadful host, having to point out that she skipped the question part for a delegation, crazy air conditioning, having to ask for a chair. No wonder the participants decided it's time to end this nightmare.

    kosovitzkosovitz10 gün önce
  • The Slovenian couple were so rude.

    Mandeus XMandeus X10 gün önce
  • Nevena has shown all her Balkan pride.

    manometrasmanometras10 gün önce
    • Greece and part of Turkey actually belongs to Balkan. Slovenia is actually is not "Balkan"/South-east europe - but central europe. A reporter should know that.

      Dora KëmbaDora Këmba7 gün önce
  • Zena is such a positive young beauty. :)

    manometrasmanometras10 gün önce
    • Pedophile??

      Alien MappingAlien Mapping9 gün önce
  • i have a bunch of favorites but how amazing would it be if Iceland won? i love them more and more everytime i see them speak.

    Georgia PapadopoulouGeorgia Papadopoulou10 gün önce
  • "Maybe Serhat will want to answer" 😂😂😂 I'm in love with this band

    Leo LeoLeo Leo10 gün önce
  • Why the Slovenian girl so shay??

    Leo LeoLeo Leo10 gün önce
    • She is an introvert that's why

      Kokichi_X -A-Kokichi_X -A-9 gün önce
  • Zala and Gašper, thanks for your sincerity.

    manometrasmanometras10 gün önce
  • 33:45 magic moment😂😂😂😂 Thanks Hatari❤❤❤ I have voted for you

    Benj KrBenj Kr10 gün önce
  • is the presenter the daughter/niece/granddaughter/cousin of someone important in Israel? We may have a case of nepotism here because I can't think of any other reason for giving her the job.

    Laurentiu IstrateLaurentiu Istrate10 gün önce
    • Laurentiu Istrate she’s a Jew

      X YX Y7 gün önce
  • I guessed right they were to announce Slovenia last. I am sad they never announced Hungary, Poland and Portugal. Glad that Iceland made it.

    manometrasmanometras10 gün önce
  • 27:31 so cute 😍

    RavenRaven10 gün önce
  • 20:11 Linda woodruff plays the song of Austria..Lia..

    icam dawuhicam dawuh10 gün önce
    • 🔝🇦🇺

      Alien MappingAlien Mapping9 gün önce
  • Slovenian entry was a bit rude? They don't seem like they want to be there at all

    Brian NolanBrian Nolan10 gün önce
  • 24:04 and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you take the stupidest song ever and make it sound like it has a meaning 🤦‍♀️

    linoyo1linoyo110 gün önce
  • Slovenian couple are sooooooo rude. Also, they could smile a little bit instead of being so bitter.

    maya lemaya le10 gün önce
    • +Mustafa Mustafa well 'themselves' is very boring.

      maya lemaya le9 gün önce
    • They are being themselfs instead of faking some smiles..They are not rude, they just refuse to be slaves of the media

      Mustafa MustafaMustafa Mustafa9 gün önce
  • What's wrong with this couple from Slovenia? Behavior like this is not cool, brave etc. It's just rude and awful! I really liked their song from the beginning and thought during the performance, how cute this couple is.. but after this.. i wish that you had the chance to go back home after the first semi final!

    Mrs. DiamondMrs. Diamond10 gün önce
  • Serhat says 'always be yourself, never act'. Everyone applauds. Then the Slovenian couple don't act like they're having fun, but are themselves instead. Everyone hates them.

    Matija KovačevićMatija Kovačević10 gün önce
    • ​+Kokichi_X -A- Exactly. Media covering Eurovision is all about diversity mantra, yet they fail to include such a basic thing as introversion in its scope. Rambling about how queers are misunderstood while failing to account for the much more common misunderstanding of introverts is lame and hypocritical.

      Matija KovačevićMatija Kovačević9 gün önce
    • I mean I am an introvert and if I was there I would also not know how to act because I'm not used to being the center of attention and would also probably come off as rude

      Kokichi_X -A-Kokichi_X -A-9 gün önce
    • So you obviously prefer people who doesn't not tell you the truth in your face, maybe... In my opinion he has some points, and if something bothers them it's right to express his feelings. The organization has to consider that artists are hosts, so they have to make sure everything is fine with them staying there. I think every artist in the conference feel the same way yesterday at the press conference: Gasper has only have the guts to say what everybody else thought, to be honest.

      f. perezf. perez10 gün önce
    • well done to the Gaspar guy for being himself, I just don't like what 'himself' is :D

      SamHSamH10 gün önce
  • 51:30 really europe this go yo the final? That was really disgusting and i wish they get the 26° position on saturday

  • 39:20 NO ONE IN SLOVAKIA knows San Marinos song Say Na Na Na, what are they talking about? I searched literally every chart in Slovakia, I feel embarassed for this suggestion... this is the weakest song in competition, the singer is offense, it´s just fact

    Dajana MergováDajana Mergová10 gün önce
    • +Alia Leaves thanks for support, I think you make Slovaks very proud, I love Lake Malawi, looking forward to a gig in Czech Republic :)

      Dajana MergováDajana Mergová9 gün önce
    • Unfortunately true, I was quite shock to hear it qualify. (Also Slovakia, please return to Eurovision soon, us Czechs need you to join us 😀)

      Alia LeavesAlia Leaves9 gün önce

    AndG 34AndG 3410 gün önce
  • Tamta is trying too hard. Don't like it.

    TinNo4iTinNo4i10 gün önce
  • Hatari would like to thank CocaCola for sponsoring their existence, and they would like to remind everyone to like and subscribe, and hit that bell notification to get all the latest news and videos from the world, and also, remember to always say please and thank you to everyone who speaks to you like that woman in the pink suit does, like you're a 3yr old who wont finish their dinner, and she never asked about his daughter but asked about Kate's son. Like and subscribe.

    Roxanne LavenderRoxanne Lavender10 gün önce
    • My little theory: She asked Kate about her son as a distraction from Austria-song-played-instead-of-Australia awkward moment

      BagiraTakeThaterBagiraTakeThater10 gün önce
  • Lmao, lol, would've been better for the host to mention that that was the wrong song, but she probably didn't even know.

    Roxanne LavenderRoxanne Lavender10 gün önce
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 - First Semi-Final - Qualifiers press conference