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ESC Insight

  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Exciting Renewal Of Finland’s UMK
    Ellie Chalkley explores the exciting renewal of Finland's UMK selection in 'Looking Back, Looking Forwards,' in our latest Insight Podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Exciting Renewal Of Finland’s UMK appeared first on ESC Insight - H…

    5 days ago 1 Jun 20, 6:34pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Welcome To The Summer
    As the Eurovision Summer begins, we move into the 'off-season'. Ewan Spence brings you the latest from the world of the Song Contest in the Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Welcome To The Summer appeared first on ESC Insight…

    15 days ago 22 May 20, 8:00pm
  • Nine Things We Expect From The Netherlands And Eurovision 2021
    Now that the 'season clock' has been reset and we're at the start of our 2021 journey, Ewan Spence, with a touch of deja vu, looks ahead to Rotterdam 2021 and what we can expect from the Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands.The post Nine Thing…

    19 days ago 19 May 20, 8:30am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Thoughts As The Season Ends
    As the Eurovision Song Contest season comes to close, Ewan Spence and the Insight team take a moment to look back and reflect on Rotterdam 2020 in our closing podcast for the year.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Thoughts As The Season Ends…

    20 days ago 17 May 20, 6:00pm
  • Fan Fiction, Finals, And The Eurovision Song Contest 2020
    Ewan Spence looks to the world of Fan Fiction to find out how the Eurovision Song Contest community can address the cancellation of Rotterdam 2020 and the pain of not finding a winner to end this year's story.The post Fan Fiction, Finals, And The Eu…

    22 days ago 16 May 20, 8:30am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 Championship, The Grand Final
    Welcome to the Grand Final of Juke Box Jury. Ewan Spence is joined by Ross Middleton and Samantha Ross to find the winner of the Golden Gavel. Competing are Lithuania, Iceland, The Netherlands, and Bulgaria.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke…

    22 days ago 15 May 20, 4:00pm
  • Why Northern Europe Will Stick With National Finals For 2020
    While many countries have already confirmed their same artists are returning for 2021, the Nordic and Baltic nations have already confirmed their return to a National Final format. Ben Robertson explains why this cultural difference exists.The post…

    23 days ago 15 May 20, 8:30am
  • When You Need To Sing Your ‘Plan B’ At Eurovision
    What happen when you can't take your first choice to the Eurovision Song Contest? The returning artists from 2020 may want to join Luke Fisher as he looks back at the successes and failures of picking Plan B.The post When You Need To Sing Your ‘Pl…

    24 days ago 14 May 20, 8:30am

Eurovoix

  • Eurovision’21: 4% of Ticketholders Have Requested Refunds
    Dutch media has reported that 4% of ticketholders for Eurovision 2021 have asked for a refund of their tickets. The first of two refund windows closed today after being open since May 25. In that period, only 4% of ticketholders…

    1 day ago 5 Jun 20, 3:02pm
  • Cyprus: CyBC Confirms Sandro Will Not Return to Eurovision in 2021
    The Cypriot public broadcaster has confirmed that Sandro will not be representing Cyprus at Eurovision 2021. CyBC has released a statement this afternoon confirming that Sandro will not be representing Cyprus at next years Eurovision Song Contest. Th…

    5 days ago 1 Jun 20, 3:02pm
  • Sweden: Six More Acts Selected in P4 Nästa 2020
    Six more stations have held there selections for P4 Nästa 2020, with one potentially competing in Melodifestivalen 2021. From Uppland to Sörmland, six more P4 stations across Sweden have held their selections for P4 Nästa. The winner of each selec…

    7 days ago 31 May 20, 8:01am
  • Cyprus: New Entrant for Eurovision 2021?


    8 days ago 30 May 20, 10:31am
  • Netherlands: Junior Songfestival 2020 Acts Revealed
    AVROTROS, the Dutch national broadcaster, has revealed the four acts that will compete in the final of Junior Songfestival 2020. Last week, the 11 finalists of Junior Songfestival 2020 were revealed. The finalists were then divided into four acts, co…

    8 days ago 29 May 20, 2:52pm
  • Sweden: Rule Change Announced for Melodifestivalen 2022
    SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster, have announced that from Melodifestivalen 2022 onwards, all songs written by more than one person must include at least one female songwriter. Karin Gunnarson, contest producer for Melodifestivalen, explained th…

    9 days ago 28 May 20, 11:35am
  • Eurovision’20: 73 Million Viewers For Europe Shine A Light
    It has been announced by the European Broadcasting Union that the alternative programming for the Eurovision Song Contest this year gathered 73 million viewers throughout 38 different markets. “Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light” was put together b…

    9 days ago 28 May 20, 11:32am
  • Norway: NRK to Rebroadcast Eurovision 2010 Final
    NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, has announced that it will rebroadcast the final of Eurovision 2010 tomorrow night (May 29). May 29 will mark 10 years to the day that the final of Eurovision 2010 took place in the Telenor…

    9 days ago 28 May 20, 11:01am

ESC Daily

  • new2000 and Whatever – Georgia
    We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019. In colla…

    5 hours ago 6 Jun 20, 5:25pm
  • Next Up: 2021 – Russia
    Russia always takes Eurovision seriously. The year after Sergey Lazarev, they were going to send another one of their top artists: Little Big. Will they take the Eurovision stage in 2021 as well? In today’s episode we look at Russia in 2021. For a…

    2 days ago 4 Jun 20, 11:00am
  • 2000 and Whatever – France
    We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019. In colla…

    3 days ago 3 Jun 20, 4:20pm
  • Next Up: 2021 – Ireland
    Despite still holding the record for the most wins in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, Ireland has certainly struggled to grasp what it takes to qualify in the modern day contest, let alone achieve another win. This year, they managed to s…

    5 days ago 2 Jun 20, 6:00am
  • Broadcasters decide on Eurovision 2021 participants (complete overview)
    Now that the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled, participating broadcasters face a difficult decision. Will they maintain their artist? Or will they take the opportunity to select a new participant for Eurovision 2021? One thing is clear…

    5 days ago 1 Jun 20, 1:05pm
  • Next Up: 2021 – Sweden
    In a very close Melodifestivalen competition, The Mama’s transcended their backing vocalist status and won the Eurovision ticket as Sweden’s lead act. Without John Lundvik, they would have taken the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam with “Move”.…

    7 days ago 31 May 20, 8:00am
  • 2000 and Whatever – Finland
    We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019. In colla…

    7 days ago 30 May 20, 1:15pm
  • 2000 and Whatever – Estonia
    We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019. In colla…

    9 days ago 28 May 20, 2:28pm

On Europe

  • new6 June – Honey, honey, honey, honey


    5 hours ago 6 Jun 20, 5:18pm
  • 5 June – I said: “It would never work”
    Over the years, many big stars have taken part in our favourite TV show. Some are stars of the charts, some are TV personalities, but plenty have excelled in musical theatre. Back in 1978, the contest was opened by today's birthday boy Colm C T Wilki…

    1 day ago 5 Jun 20, 3:00pm
  • 3 June – Round and round and round and round and round we go
    What do you think of the three Baltic states? They had their fair share of success and failure, with those two things seemingly concentrated in some areas more than others. We know that Estonia has won, and Latvia has won. Lithuania is still waiting,…

    3 days ago 3 Jun 20, 3:00pm
  • 1 June – Don’t be afraid to spread your wings and fly
    A new month and we would normally be in the post-Eurovision period, and maybe suffering from post-Eurovision depression. But no Eurovision and no depression, right? So how to get over PED? Well, we can look back at those heart-warming performances, s…

    5 days ago 1 Jun 20, 3:00pm
  • 31 May – Would you like it sweet and low?
    Let's be honest - our friends in Turkey are sorely missed from our favourite TV show. They added that bit of exotica to proceedings, and were gunning for another win when they abruptly stopped coming along in 2012. Over the years, things weren't good…

    6 days ago 31 May 20, 3:00pm
  • 30 May – I’m not yours anymore
    Back in the 1990s (remember them?), when that pesky new crop of countries wanted in to our favourite TV show, we always thought some of these new breed would win very soon. Just take 1994 for example, when two of these newbies finished second and fou…

    7 days ago 30 May 20, 3:00pm

ESC Today

Eurovision Times

  • Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light Seen by 73 Million Viewers
    Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light – The programme broadcast in place of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final on Saturday 16 May, was seen by 73 million viewers across 38 markets. The highest average audience for Europe Shine A Light was…

    12 days ago 26 May 20, 9:38am
  • The OGAE 2020 Results in Full
    OGAE – Every year the international OGAE fan clubs around the world vote for their favourite songs from that year’s contest.This year anyone could vote online too. The results for each OGAE club can be seen in this video: And the winner was… Li…

    19 days ago 18 May 20, 8:26pm
  • ET Eurovision 2020: Grand Final!
    With this whole situation surrounding the Corona virus affecting our most beloved show Eurovision Song Contest, the ET team decided it would be important to host our own in its memory. Tonight: the  Grand Final! Every year we share our views in the…

    21 days ago 17 May 20, 1:06am
  • Eurovision 2021: It’s Rotterdam!
    Eurovision 2021 – Hardly a surprise, but it was announced tonight during the Shine a Light programme that Rotterdam would be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest when it returns in 2021. The venue will be the Ahoy arena. Any tickets purchased for th…

    21 days ago 16 May 20, 9:40pm

ESCxtra

  • new🇫🇷 Natasha St-Pier releases her new single ‘Viens sois ma lumière’
    After a couple of years since the last release of new music, France’s Eurovision 2001 representative Natasha St-Pier returns with her new single ‘Viens sois ma lumière’ (Come Be My Light). In addition to the release of her new song, she has re…

    4 hours ago 6 Jun 20, 6:42pm
  • new🇦🇺 “Verona” voted as Best Non-Qualifier by OGAE Australia
    The members of OGAE Australia have been voting on the best Eurovision entry that didn’t qualify for the final. Today, the top 100 of the vote was revealed with Koit Toome & Laura’s “Verona” finishing victorious. The 2017 Estonian entry was a…

    5 hours ago 6 Jun 20, 5:26pm
  • new🇮🇸 Daði Freyr adds new date to London shows!
    About a month ago, Daði Freyr announced a European tour, which included stops in the United Kingdom. The singer has now added a third show in London for his tour! London shows sold out! Initially, Daði Freyr announced his tour on 22 April where he…

    5 hours ago 6 Jun 20, 5:10pm
  • new🇫🇷 Carla releases new album “L’autre Moi”
    French Junior Eurovision 2019 contestant Carla released her first album on June 5th. The album includes her viral JESC entry “Bim Bam Toi” as well as new music, including the title track “L’autre Moi.” Her album can be found on Spotify, App…

    6 hours ago 6 Jun 20, 4:16pm

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Malta 1996‘In A Woman’s Heart’, performed by...
    Malta 1996‘In A Woman’s Heart’, performed by Miriam Christine.Composition: Paul Abela.Lyrics: Alfred C. Sant.It’s quite clearly a product of the nineties. It’s a very safe implementation of R&B that takes no risks. And because of that I fin…

    26 Sep 18, 11:24am
  • Eurovision 2020 - Charpentier - Te Deum: Prelude

    Eurovision 2020 - Charpentier - Te Deum: Prelude

    So the Apocalypse actually happened, and Eurovision 2020 is no more. These are dark days for all of us, so a jolly little song contest is but minor collateral damage in the whole scheme of things. But you have to give your hearts to all of the people…

    80 days ago 18 Mar 20, 5:12pm
  • Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    No.45: "Go" - Scott Fitzgerald (United Kingdom, 1988)To be honest, back in 1988 the teenage Schlagerboys were oblivious to the majesty of the United Kingdom entry; at the time we were distracted by Denmark. However, twenty eight years later we can o…

    16 Sep 16, 6:48pm
  • Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Today the sky is crying over Helsinki. If it is because we won't have any Eurovision this year and never find out whether Aksel would have made it to the final or not (or just because May has been more April than April ever was), is probably best lef…

    21 days ago 16 May 20, 2:06pm
  • Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light Broadcasters List

    Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light Broadcasters List

    The European Broadcasting Union announced 65th Eurovision Song Contest’s cancellation which planned to take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands due new Coronavirus pandemic in March. The show will be presented by planned host (Chantal Janzen, Edsilia R…

    23 days ago 14 May 20, 9:46pm

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