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ESC Insight

  • Forget The Rules, Eurovision Cannot Bring Back The 2020 Songs
    While the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest state that the songs entered for 2020 cannot return in 2021, given the changing times we live in, should the EBU think again? Luke Fisher explains why this goes against the ideals of the EBU and Eurovisi…

    2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 6:30pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Think Again About Things
    Iceland's RUV cheers everyone up, we might be getting more votes at Junior Eurovision, and a victory for Anna Bergendahl. All that and more in the latest Insight News Podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Think Again About Things appeared fir…

    5 days ago 23 Oct 20, 3:26pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Again 1976
    A companion podcast to Eurovision Again's trip to The Hague in 1976 Join us as Ewan Spence and Ellie Chalkley go over the new rules, National Final gems, the State Of Pop, and more.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Again 1976 appeared…

    11 days ago 17 Oct 20, 6:49pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Hosts For Warsaw
    Yes you can come to Warsaw, thinking about COVID-19, and Marriage is in the air. All that and more in the latest Insight News podcast from the team.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Hosts For Warsaw appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the…

    19 days ago 9 Oct 20, 2:55pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Matt Baker
    Matt Baker of the Second Cherry podcast and ESCXtra pays a visit to the Île de Bezençon, a Ellie Chalkley sorts out the paperwork around Matt's eight Eurovision songs and luxuries in another Eurovision Castaways podcast.The post Eurovision Insight…

    21 days ago 7 Oct 20, 1:44pm
  • What Might Happen If A Eurovision Artist Gets COVID-19?
    Two artists could not compete in the Dutch selection for Junior Eurovision due to testing positive for COVID-19. As we approach the National Finals and Rotterdam 2021, Ben Robertson looks at possible alternatives and their drawbacks.The post What Mi…

    23 days ago 5 Oct 20, 5:15pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Digital Quartets: COVID-19 And Eurovision’s Digital Engagement
    Fin Ross Russell takes an in-depth retrospective on COVID’s effects on digital engagement around the Eurovision Song Contest during 2020 in our latest ESC Insight documentary podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Digital Quartets: COVID-19…

    30 days ago 28 Sep 20, 5:21pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Four Scenarios And A Melfest Name
    Four scenarios for Eurovision 2021, everyone wants to be seen in Cyprus, and our first new name of the season. Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you the news from the world of the Contest.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Four Scenarios…

    34 days ago 25 Sep 20, 11:15am

Eurovoix

  • newUkraine: Go_A Have Decided What Their Eurovision 2021 Song Will Be About
    Go_A have decided what their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be about. Kateryna Pavlenko has informed UA:PBC that Go_A have determined the topic of their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Speaking to the Ukrainian public…

    6 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 6:45pm
  • newSlovenia: RTVSLO Evaluating Scenarios Regarding Eurovision 2021 Selection
    RTVSLO has informed Evrovizija.com that they are currently assessing scenarios regarding how they will select the nations entry for Eurovision 2021. In a statement to Evrovizija, RTVSLO has stated that it is currently evaluating a number of scenarios…

    8 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:58pm
  • newAlbania: Festivali i Këngës 59 Participants Revealed
    RTSH has this afternoon announced the twenty six acts that will be competing in Festivali i Këngës 59. The twenty six acts that will be competing in the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës have been revealed by RTSH. The…

    9 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:26pm
  • newLithuania: Pabandom iš naujo 2021 Submission Window Open
    LRT, the Lithuanian broadcaster, has announced that the submission window for Pabandom iš naujo 2021 has opened. Songwriters and artists can send their submissions in until December 14 2020. The songs will be examined by a working group, who will h…

    14 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 11:15am
  • newNorway: “It wasn’t the happy thing I wanted it to be” – Didrik Solli-Tangen
    Didrik Solli-Tangen has spoken to The Euro Trip about his memories of representing Norway on home soil at Eurovision 2010. Didrik Solli-Tangen who represented Norway at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo has spoken to James Rowe as part…

    16 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 9:00am
  • newPoland: Alicja Tracz Performance to Remain Similar to Press Conference Staging
    Alcija Tracz’s performance for Junior Eurovision 2020 looks set to remain similar to that seen at the launch press conference for the contest. Footage from the rehearsal for Alicja Tracz’s Junior Eurovision performance indicates that the staging…

    17 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 8:16am
  • newFour Countries Recording Junior Eurovision Performances in Warsaw?
    Poland and three other countries are reported to be recording their Junior Eurovision 2020 performances in Warsaw. The first of three foreign delegations are reported to be filming their performance for Junior Eurovision 2020 today in the Polish capi…

    18 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 7:30am
  • Junior Eurovision 2020 Stage Revealed
    The stage design for the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed. The eighteenth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place next month, with thirteen countries taking part. Ahead of the show, the EBU…

    1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 2:02pm

ESC Daily

  • 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…

    9 days ago 20 Oct 20, 7:05am
  • 2000 and Whatever – Spain
    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…

    11 days ago 18 Oct 20, 7:12am
  • Melodifestivalen goes ahead in 2021 without a tour
    Earlier this evening, SVT announced their plans for Melodifestivalen 2021. Sweden’s national selection will continue but will be broadcast entirely from Stockholm. Due to the ongoing pandemic, SVT has decided the semi-finals, Second Chance round an…

    23 days ago 5 Oct 20, 9:22pm
  • 2000 and Whatever – Slovenia
    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…

    24 days ago 5 Oct 20, 8:26am
  • 2000 and Whatever – Slovakia
    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…

    35 days ago 23 Sep 20, 1:21pm
  • Is “Scenario A” truly realistic for Eurovision 2021?
    Last Friday the Dutch organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 gave a press conference in which they outlined four potential scenarios. There will be a Eurovision in May next year – but what kind? Dennis van Eersel outlines the options. In…

    36 days ago 22 Sep 20, 6:00pm
  • Praiseworthy Eurovision team prepares for dream scenario
    Last Friday the Dutch organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 gave a press conference with a very hopeful message. There will be a Eurovision in May next year, no matter what! In this editorial, ESCDaily’s chief editor Steef van Gorkum exp…

    39 days ago 20 Sep 20, 11:00am
  • Four scenarios for Eurovision 2021: From a full venue to performing from studios
    The organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has presented their plans to make sure the contest will take place in May 2021, no matter what happens. To make this happen, the EBU are working with four scenarios. The scenarios vary from a “wo…

    40 days ago 18 Sep 20, 1:49pm

On Europe

  • new28 October – Two little Italians never forget their home
    How good is your knowledge of our favourite TV show? Do you have any interest in songs that appeared in the 20th Century? Do you know any songs that were in that long-distant period where everything was in black & white? Well, if you want educating i…

    9 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 4:00pm
  • 27 October – Your love as a torch shows us the way
    Some countries haven't sent many performers to our favourite TV show. So when one comes along, it's only right that we celebrate it. Even more so when it's one of those special birthdays that end in a zero. Back in 2015, we were in Vienna, and the ne…

    1 day ago 27 Oct 20, 4:00pm
  • 26 October – This is one tough act to follow
    It's always exciting when a country débuts in our favourite TV show. Over 40 countries have participated, and there's always rumour of more débuts to come. The newest country is that famous European country - Australia. Avid viewers for 30 years, t…

    2 days ago 26 Oct 20, 4:00pm
  • OnEurope’s 2020 Video Vault – Part 12 – grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    This week's sojourn in to the archives leaves everyone at OnEurope towers glad that they are not Siegfried and Roy ( Grrrr i'll rip your face off!)The post OnEurope's 2020 Video Vault - Part 12 - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! first appeared on OnEurope.

    3 days ago 25 Oct 20, 4:53pm
  • 25 October – Alone I’m helpless, a bird in the wind
    Do you like a close contest? One where the lead changes many times, with a winner only emerging towards the very end? A runaway winner can spoil things, especially if many wonder why it's a runaway winner. Back in 1982, we saw one of the biggest runa…

    3 days ago 25 Oct 20, 4:00pm
  • 24 October – Na-na-na-na-na-na Na-na-na-na-na-na
    Every now and then, Eurovision yields a folk hero. They don't set out to be renowned, but it just happens to them. And whatever they do, any criticism just bounces off them. In 2019, we saw the Sammarinese send today's birthday boy Serhat (né Ahmet…

    4 days ago 24 Oct 20, 3:00pm

ESC Today

  • Eurovision 2021: Which ESC 2020 acts will be back in the competition?
    This week saw the cancellation of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest due to unforseen circumstances ie the COVID-19 global pandemic. Forty one countries were set to partake in the competition...The post Eurovision 2021: Which ESC 2020 acts will be bac…

  • Cyprus: Tamta drops new single ‘Hold On’ and music video
    The 2019 Cypriot Eurovision representative, Tamta, has dropped a new single ‘Hold On’ along with its official music video. Tamta who has earned much has fame, name and recognition both...The post Cyprus: Tamta drops new single ‘Hold On’ and…

  • Croatia: HRT opens submission window for Dora 2021
    HRT, the Croatian national broadcaster, has opened the submission window for Dora 2021 for artists and songwriters to submit their entries in order to partake in the upcoming Croatian national...The post Croatia: HRT opens submission window for Dora…

  • Malta: PBS opens song submission window for Eurovision 2021
    PBS, the Maltese national broadcaster has opened the song submission window for Eurovision 2021, inviting songwriters and composers to submit a potential Eurovision entry for Destiny. Destiny was set to...The post Malta: PBS opens song submission wi…

  • Eurovision 2021: EBU releases official list of participating countries
    Spread the news! A total of 41 countries are set to compete at the forthcoming 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The EBU has released the official list of the...The post Eurovision 2021: EBU releases official list of participating countries…

  • United Kingdom: BBC confirms participation in Eurovision 2021
    The British national broadcasters, BBC, has confirmed that the United Kingdom will participate at the forthcoming  2021 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands next year. Thus the UK joins the...The post United Kingdom: BBC confirms participatio…

Eurovision Times

  • Iceland: It’s Daði Freyr to Rotterdam (again)!
    Iceland – RÚV, the national broadcaster has revealed that Daði Freyr was internally selected to represent Iceland in Eurovision 2021. He announced that he’ll take part with his group, Gagnamagnið. Last year, Daði og Gagnamagnið won Söngvake…

    5 days ago 23 Oct 20, 9:33pm
  • Eurovision 2021 is Go!
    Eurovision Song Contest 2021 – It was announced today that as promised, Eurovision will return in 2021. Officials have been working on 4 scenarios to ensure that the Contest goes ahead despite Covid-19 and a new winner will be crowned on Saturday 2…

    41 days ago 18 Sep 20, 12:14pm
  • ETSC 14: Discover the Winner!
    ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the highly anticipated the Eurovision Times Song Contest! Each one of you can represent an European country and get to send a song and then vote in a fak…

    65 days ago 24 Aug 20, 11:40pm
  • ETSC 14: The Results Tonight!
    ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the highly anticipated the Eurovision Times Song Contest! Each one of you can represent an European country and get to send a song and then vote in a fak…

    65 days ago 24 Aug 20, 1:31pm

ESCxtra

  • newVoting for the 2020 edition of #ESC250 begins on November 9
    As we are heading to the end of the year, we are also getting closer to another yearly tradition, the ESC250 vote. Songfestival.be has announced that the window to cast your votes will commence on November 9, and will close on the 6th December. Despi…

    3 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 10:00pm
  • new🇦🇹 PÆNDA releases new single ‘Friend Zone’
    Ever liked a friend of yours, but your afraid how it might end up, so you don’t bother saying anything to that person? Well, Austria’s Eurovision 2019 representative PÆNDA, touches upon that subject with her new song ‘Friend Z To coincide with…

    4 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 9:30pm
  • new🇷🇺 Sofia Feskova releases music video for ‘My New Day’
    As the days go on, more and more countries are releasing the final versions of their entries. Fresh from her finishing second at this year’s New Wave Junior, Sofia Feskova has now released the official music video for ‘My New Day‘. Throughout t…

    4 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 8:57pm
  • new🇳🇴 KEiiNO’s newest single is on its way
    Ever since the Eurovision Song Contest of 2019 ended, KEiiNO managed to spoil us a lot with new songs. There wasn’t any song of them that didn’t put at least a little smile to our face. This time, you will hear a slightly new side of Tom, Alexand…

    5 hours ago 28 Oct 20, 8:29pm

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
  • Some thoughts on the new wave of digital classical music concerts
    Over the past few weeks I’ve enjoyed watching a host of new concert series online. I wanted to use this blog post to document what I’ve enjoyed, why I’ve enjoyed it, and share some thoughts on what could do with being improved a bit. What follo…

    12 days ago 17 Oct 20, 12:57pm
  • 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…

    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…

    16 May 20, 2:06pm

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