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Welcome to our news aggregator. Here you will find all the latest news and information from the official channel as well as many of the fan media outlets who report on the contest throughout the year.


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ESC Insight

  • Was Eurovision 2020 The Contest Of The Racial Watershed?
    In a turbulent year for the BAME community, Fin Russell talks about the lost opportunity of Rotterdam 2020 and his hopes for BAME representation in future Song Contests.The post Was Eurovision 2020 The Contest Of The Racial Watershed? appeared first…

    5 days ago 3 Jul 20, 4:49pm
  • The Spotter’s Guide To ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga’
    Ewan Spence and Ellie Chalkley sit down with a review copy of Netflix's 'The Story Of Fire Saga' to talk about the film, the portrayal of the Song Contest, and the moments that Eurovision fans need to watch out for.The post The Spotter’s Guide To…

    13 days ago 25 Jun 20, 8:37pm
  • The Right Decision: Eurovision To Allow Vocals On Tape 
    Pre-recorded backing vocals will be allowed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Ewan Spence explores why this change is a significant and positive step in the evolution of the Song Contest.The post The Right Decision: Eurovision To Allow Vocals On…

    20 days ago 18 Jun 20, 4:48pm
  • Adventures In Plastic With Lego Eurovision 2020
    If there's a Eurovision Song Contest, then Alexandro Kröger is going to recreate it in Lego. As the 2020 edition of Lego Eurovision debuts, Ewan Spence catches up with creative force behind the Song Contest in miniature.The post Adventures In Plast…

    23 days ago 16 Jun 20, 11:42am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Open Up
    Some thoughts on ESC Insight and Black Lives Matter, along with the latest news from the Eurovision Song Contest world in the latest Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Open Up appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unoffi…

    30 days ago 8 Jun 20, 7:41pm
  • 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…

    37 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…

    47 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…

    51 days ago 19 May 20, 8:30am

Eurovoix

  • newGermany to Debut at Junior Eurovision 2020
    Germany will take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time this year in Warsaw. The German participation in Junior Eurovision will be organised by broadcasters ZDF, NDR and children’s channel KiKA. The application window is now…

    19 hours ago 8 Jul 20, 8:46am
  • Cyprus: Vangelis Kakouriotis Shows Interest in Representing Nation at Eurovision
    Vangelis Kakouriotis has stated his interest in competing in the Eurovision Song Contest for Cyprus. The singer Vangelis Kakouriotis has stated in an interview with Hello Magazine, that he would be interested in representing Cyprus at the Eurovision…

    2 days ago 7 Jul 20, 3:33pm
  • Netherlands: Junior Songfestival 2020 Songs to be Released Next Week
    The songs that will be competing in Junior Songfestival 2020 are set to be revealed by AVROTROS next week. The Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS will reveal the four songs vying to represent the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020…

    2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 6:09pm
  • Germany: Ben Dolic Not Internally Selected For Eurovision 2021
    NDR has confirmed to ESC Kompakt that Ben Dolic has not been internally selected to represent Germany at Eurovision 2021. Ben Dolic is the latest artist who has not been internally selected to represent their nation at the Eurovision Song…

    3 days ago 6 Jul 20, 2:54pm
  • Greece: Stefania’s Song For Eurovision 2021 Has Already Been Written
    The song that Stefania will perform for Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has been written. The song that will be representing Greece at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam has already been chosen. Stefania told Eurovision Fun that Dimitris Kontopo…

    5 days ago 3 Jul 20, 5:37pm
  • Five Countries Rule Out Junior Eurovision 2020 Participation


    6 days ago 2 Jul 20, 5:47pm
  • Australia: Junior Eurovision Returns to SBS?
    Eurofestivales reports that Australia’s Junior Eurovision participation is set to return to SBS from ABC. SBS is reportedly back in control of Australian participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since the 2016 contest…

    7 days ago 2 Jul 20, 3:47pm
  • Albania: RTSH Confirms 59th Edition of Festivali i Këngës
    Festivali i Këngës is set to be held for the 59th time later this year, with the winner representing Albania at Eurovision 2021. The Albanian public broadcaster RTSH has announced that preparations are underway for the 59th edition of Festivali…

    7 days ago 2 Jul 20, 7:32am

ESC Daily

  • new2000 and Whatever – Lithuania
    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…

    13 hours ago 8 Jul 20, 3:15pm
  • Next Up: 2021 – Moldova
    2020 would have been the year that Natalia Gordienko would return to the Eurovision stage. She previously took part back in 2006 for Moldova. Will she be granted her comeback in 2021 after all? In today’s episode we look at Moldova in 2021. For a […

    2 days ago 7 Jul 20, 7:00am
  • Next Up: 2021 – Iceland
    Despite being one of the top contenders with bookmakers in 2020, Iceland has not yet decided about its entry for Eurovision 2021. Will Daði og Gagnamagnið be back? In today’s episode we look at Iceland in 2021. For a full review of their potentia…

    4 days ago 5 Jul 20, 11:00am
  • 2000 and Whatever – Latvia
    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 days ago 4 Jul 20, 6:55am
  • Next Up: 2021 – Bulgaria
    Many people were upset when EBU decided that the Eurovision songs of 2020 will not take part in 2021. However, no one was probably more upset than Victoria and the Bulgarian delegation. In today’s episode we look at Bulgaria in 2021. For a full rev…

    7 days ago 2 Jul 20, 10:40am
  • 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…

    7 days ago 2 Jul 20, 7:05am
  • 2000 and Whatever – Italy
    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 2 Jul 20, 6:12am
  • Next Up: 2021 – San Marino
    San Marino planned on sending a returning artist to Rotterdam in 2020: Senhit. However, since Eurovision was canceled this year, in 2021 Senhit wil get a chance to re-return. In today’s episode we look at San Marino in 2021. For a full review of th…

    9 days ago 30 Jun 20, 9:00am

On Europe

  • newEurovision Championships – Group B – again 2 to go through – VOTE NOW
    After both Israel and Italy qualified from Group A, Group B will be decided by the finest of margins as Eurovision heavyweights the United Kingdom, Switzerland & Russia are joined by minnows Latvia. The decision on who your vote goes to could all com…

    11 hours ago 8 Jul 20, 5:21pm
  • new8 July – Should I smile, should I cry without your love?
    It's début time again, and one that saw an expansion into the Caucasus - that area some claim is Europe and some claim is Asia. We're not going to discuss that geographical question here. Today's birthday boy Անդրեյ Սերգեյի Հովնան…

    13 hours ago 8 Jul 20, 3:00pm
  • 7 July – Tell me to stop when I look you in your eyes
    Many people can claim to have a unique record in our favourite TV show. It could be their country's only winner. Or the only person to win twice as a performer. More often - probably - are people who share a record with one other person. Today's birt…

    1 day ago 7 Jul 20, 6:15pm
  • 6 July – If you wanna breathe, let’s go outside in the open
    It must be a thankless task trying to make that first win for your country. For some, it was easier than others. Many people tried before Portugal triumphed, but Serbia got it at the first go. But it's not just winning. These days it's about making t…

    2 days ago 6 Jul 20, 4:00pm
  • Eurovision Championships – Group A – Lets start voting them out shall we?
    Welcome to the Group Stages of the Eurovision Championships and yes, we finally made it through the wilderness of qualifiers and we’re now getting to start asking some tricky questions. At this point in the competition, we are set to see at least o…

    4 days ago 5 Jul 20, 3:31pm
  • Listen to our latest…. what? – They’ve already DONE 1991?
    Yes yes, I know that it's been eurovision again-ed (if thats even a thing) - but this, *this* is going to be something different... it's going to be Me, talking at you for an hour! - You know you love it!

    6 days ago 3 Jul 20, 6:00am

ESC Today

Eurovision Times

  • newETSC 13: Discover the Draw!
    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…

    5 hours ago 8 Jul 20, 10:52pm
  • ETSC 13: Signing Up!
    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…

    7 days ago 1 Jul 20, 9:40pm
  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Review
    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Review – The long awaited Eurovision film was released yesterday to mixed reviews from the so-called critics, but what do Eurovision fans think of it? Eurovision Times took a look on release day a…

    12 days ago 27 Jun 20, 1:14pm
  • Eurovision 2021 Dates Announced!
    Eurovision 2021 – The dates for next year’s  Eurovision Song Contest have been announced today. The Grand Final will take place on Saturday 22nd May 2021 at the AHOY arena.   The dates for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam will be:…

    24 days ago 15 Jun 20, 12:26pm

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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
  • In Memoriam: Daniel Gould
    Daniel Gould died suddenly on 14 December 2018. He was 43 years old. It was completely unexpected. I understand from Daniel’s family that the autopsy showed the cause of death was a blood clot resulting from a brain tumour. Six years ago Daniel had…

    19 Dec 18, 11:44am
  • In praise of the London Mozart Players
    This weekend feels like one of those important transition times. This partly down to the government eagerness getting us back to the good-old-British-pub, the busy-ness of the nearby South Circular, and the comfort our neighbours display welcoming a…

    3 days ago 5 Jul 20, 6:18pm
  • 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…

    54 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…

    55 days ago 14 May 20, 9:46pm

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