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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.


Eurovision.tv

  • A Face for the Music: Eurovision presenters over the years
    Choosing a presenter for the Eurovision Song Contest can be a challenge for the Host Broadcaster since these individuals effectively become the face of the show. Fronting a large international primetime production, one of the biggest in the world, is…

    13 Oct 16, 3:00pm
  • Meet the Golden Girl of Eurovision - Lys Assia!
    The first ever Eurovision Song Contest took place 60 years ago in Lugano, Switzerland. Lys Assia became the first winner of the competition, representing Switzerland with her song Refrain. Lys is the only Swiss contestant to have ever won the Eurovi…

    11 Oct 16, 3:00pm
  • Celebrating Swedish success
    Sweden is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest with six victories to date, coming second behind Ireland's record-breaking seven wins. Sweden has been in the top five countries in four of the last five contests including…

    7 Oct 16, 3:00pm
  • Who is your favourite presenter from the 1980s?
    Over the next few weeks we will be paying tribute to some of the presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest from over the years. Today we travel back in time to the 1980s. The decade is often remembered as a time of big hair, stonewashed denim, large…

    5 Oct 16, 3:00pm
  • Milestone Moments: 2014 - Conchita rises like a phoenix
    Austria has had mixed results in the Eurovision Song Contest over the years. The country has finished last on eight occasions and before 2014, Austria had not reached the top five since 1989. All that changed two years ago when Conchita Wurst scored…

    1 Oct 16, 7:30am
  • The top ten most watched videos in September
    There have been nearly two billion views on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel since it was was launched in 2007. The most popular video ever is the music video of Lena's winning entry for Germany from 2010, Satellite, which has rec…

    30 Sep 16, 3:00pm
  • Milestone Moments: 2012 - Euphoric excitement in the East
    In 2012 the Eurovision Song Contest travelled to Azerbaijan's capital Baku, the most eastern Eurovision host city to date. The venue for the competition, the Crystal Hall, was built especially for the contest in just under eight months. Singer Loree…

    29 Sep 16, 3:00pm
  • 17 countries to participate in Junior Eurovision in Malta
    17 countries are set to compete in the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest, which is taking place in Valletta for the second time in 3 years on 20th November, will be hosted by Maltese public broadcaster PBS at the Medit…

    28 Sep 16, 12:03pm

Wiwibloggs

ESC Insight

  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #3
    In the third episode of Juke Box Jury, Donna Sluggett and Ross Middleton join Ewan Spence to judge the songs from Serbia, Albania, Georgia, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #3 appeared first on…

    7 days ago 28 Mar 20, 4:56pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Community Comes Together
    It's been a curious week for the Eurovision Song Contest, but the community has come together. Ewan Spence looks at the creativity out there, why it is important for us all, and catches up on the latest from the Song Contest world in this week's Insi…

    8 days ago 27 Mar 20, 9:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #2
    Juke Box Jury continues with our second episode. This week Ellie Chalkley and Scott Reid join join Ewan Spence to judge five more Eurovision 2020 songs; North Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Spain.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke…

    14 days ago 21 Mar 20, 4:25pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Thoughts And Some Kittens
    The Eurovision Song Contest, like many events in the world, has been cancelled. In a weekend update podcast, Ewan talks about why it was cancelled, what happens next, and why it's okay to grieve.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Thoughts And…

    14 days ago 21 Mar 20, 12:55am
  • The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Has Been Cancelled
    The EBU, together with NPO, NOS, and AVROTROS, have announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19.The post The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Has Been Cancelled appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of…

    17 days ago 18 Mar 20, 2:13pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Waiting For Our Three Minutes
    Ewan Spence brings you the latest news from the Eurovision Song Contest, with the final song announcements, a number of revamps, and some thoughts on the impact of coronavirus.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Waiting For Our Three Minutes appear…

    18 days ago 17 Mar 20, 4:48pm
  • What Can Marcel Bezençon Teach Us About Hosting Eurovision 2020?
    The EBU are considering 'different potential scenarios' due to the coronavirus for Eurovision 2020. Ben Robertson considers what the founder of the Eurovision Song Contest Marcel Bezençon would do faced with the current situation.The post What Can…

    19 days ago 16 Mar 20, 3:32pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #1
    Hit, miss, or maybe has returned!! In the first of eight Juke Box Jury episodes, Ross Middleton and Laura Clay join Ewan Spence to judge the five Eurovision 2020 songs from Ireland, Cyprus, Poland, Sweden, and Greece.The post Eurovision Insight Podc…

    20 days ago 15 Mar 20, 12:01am

Junior Eurovision

  • Second round of tickets go on sale today!
    The second wave of ticket sales for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest have gone on sale. The first tickets available for purchase were standing tickets and today the sale of seated tickets has started. Tickets are available from the website …

    6 Nov 17, 9:46am
  • Countdown to Tbilisi: Meet Malta's Gianluca
    Gianluca Cilia will represent Malta in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song Dawra Tond. The song depicts unity and positive energy and also makes references to popular traditional Maltese rhymes.

    5 Nov 17, 8:30am
  • Countdown to Tbilisi: Get to know Georgia's Grigol
    Grigol Kipshidze will represent the home team Georgia at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The competition will take place in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on Sunday 26th November. Grigol's song for Junior Eurovision is called Voice of the H…

    4 Nov 17, 8:30am
  • 10 things everyone should know about Georgia - Part Four
    Lizi Pop, who represented Georgia in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and will co-host the 2017 contest, continues to takes us on a journey through Georgia. In part four of Lizi's video blog we learn about the world of Georgian dance!

    3 Nov 17, 4:15pm
  • Countdown to Tbilisi: Italy's Choice
    Maria Iside Fiore was born in Carrara in 2004 and lives in Sarzana, Liguria, where she attends the musical section of the local junior high school. She plays clarinet and sings in the school choir. She will represent Italy in the 2017 Junior Eurovisi…

    3 Nov 17, 4:00pm
  • Countdown to Tbilisi: Macedonian singer Mina Blažev wants to dance through life!
    Mina Blažev will represent F.Y.R. Macedonia with the song Dancing Through Life. The singer was born in 2003 in Skopje. Her parents say that Mina first started singing before she could even speak! 

    1 Nov 17, 12:00pm
  • 10 things everyone should know about Georgia - Part Three
    Lizi Pop, who represented Georgia in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and will co-host the 2017 contest, continued to takes us on a journey through Georgia. In part three of Lizi's video blog we learn about Georgian food.

    31 Oct 17, 2:44pm
  • Countdown to Tbilisi: Nicole from Cyprus wants to be a star
    We are continuing to profile each of the participating acts in the forthcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest and today we focus on Cyprus. Nicole Nicolaou will represent Cyprus at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her song, I Wanna Be A Sta…

    29 Oct 17, 11:00am

Eurovoix

ESC Daily

  • Montaigne to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
    After the unprecedented cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest this year, SBS has announced that Montaigne will still get her shot at Eurovision glory, when the Eurovision Song Contest returns in May 2021. Montaigne was chosen to represent the c…

    2 days ago 2 Apr 20, 8:35am
  • EBU plans to air ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ on 16th of May
    Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the EBU and its Dutch Members NPO, NOS and AVROTROS are excited to confirm they are producing a new show, ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’, to air in place of the Grand Final on Sa…

    4 days ago 31 Mar 20, 4:03pm
  • The songs of Eurovision 2020 are not allowed to compete in 2021
    The chosen songs for the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020 are not allowed to take part at the contest in 2021, which possibly will be held in Rotterdam after all. The EBU confirmed this news in a press statement on Friday. “The Reference Grou…

    15 days ago 20 Mar 20, 8:48pm
  • EBU explores alternative programming to honour the artists of Eurovision 2020
    The EBU has released a press statement on Friday, saying they are exploring the options to showcase an alternative programming, to honour the artists that would have taken part at the late Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Earlier this week, the sad news…

    15 days ago 20 Mar 20, 8:41pm
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2020 cancelled
    The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been cancelled. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe, the beloved music contest can not take place this year. The city of Rotterdam has received the confirmation of the decision by the EBU. They expect…

    17 days ago 18 Mar 20, 2:22pm
  • Bulgaria favourite to win Eurovision 2020 before the rehearsals
    24 hours ago, the last song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was presented and with that, we have the full line-up for the contest in Rotterdam. And according to the bookmakers, Bulgaria is the favourite to win in May in their pre-rehearsal ranki…

    22 days ago 13 Mar 20, 7:44pm
  • Mayor of Rotterdam on coronavirus: “We decide in April if Eurovision can be held”
    The mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, has announced that the decision whether the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in his city can be held according to schedule, will be made in the first week of April. He has said that after a city council meeting on…

    23 days ago 12 Mar 20, 9:32pm
  • Little Big presents the final Eurovision 2020 song ‘UNO’
    The Russian entry in Rotterdam is called ‘.UNO’. The song for the group Little Big has been presented on the YouTube channel of the EBU. Last week, public broadcaster C1R selected the punk-pop-rave band to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song…

    23 days ago 12 Mar 20, 8:06pm

On Europe

  • new3 April – You’re no more a king ’cause I was your crown
    First to perform in a semi-final? Is that a good gig or not? On the plus side, you're the first to get those rehearsals out of the way. On the minus side, if you don't make it out of the semi-final, you've got a lot of waiting until you see a winner.…

    20 hours ago 3 Apr 20, 3:00pm
  • HISTORY: One man and his Melodifestivalen
    With Eurovision firmly on the back burner, OnEurope brings you a short series of Eurovision History Lessons courtesy of our gossip arm Eurovision Babylon. As the boss of Swedish record company Mariann Records, Bert Karlsson was a big name in Melodife…

    1 day ago 3 Apr 20, 9:35am
  • 2 April – Stay tonight, when everyone threatens me
    Over the years, some countries have been gunning for a win, only for that time to pass without success. They then slip back into obscurity. Of course, past performance is no guide to future performance. But when you look at Croatia's record since 199…

    2 days ago 2 Apr 20, 3:00pm
  • 1 April – Let’s fly far away and turn this night into a celebration
    We mentioned a duet the other day, and how with two performers, you're likely to tick more boxes. And more ticked boxes mean more votes - or so you'd hope. Not that many duets have won our favourite TV show over the years, but there's no harm in tryi…

    3 days ago 1 Apr 20, 3:00pm
  • 30 March – I give you the sky that is in me
    Do you ever wonder what goes through the minds of defeated semi-finalists? Do you think they expect to fall at the semi-final stage? Or are there thoroughly disappointed? Eleventh place must be that most unlucky of positions. You only just miss out o…

    5 days ago 30 Mar 20, 3:00pm
  • 29 March – I am not asking for forgiveness for all I have done
    We all have our favourite decades. I loved the 1980s, as they were my formative years. However, the 1990s aren't without their charm, as it was then that we started to see our favourite TV show expand eastwards. Whilst there was a show in Ljubljana i…

    6 days ago 29 Mar 20, 3:00pm

ESC Plus

  • Two more acts confirmed for Australia Decides
    Today, the Australian broadcaster SBS announced the two more acts we will see compete in Australia Decides, the second edition of its national final contest. Mitch Tambo  Mitch is an indigenous artist who recently appeared on Australia’s Got Talen…

    19 Nov 19, 7:20am
  • Full Running order for Junior Eurovision 2019 published
    The running order for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been published. Check it now! Earlier today, a draw determined which countries will open and close the show, as well as the running position of the host country Poland. After that, it…

    18 Nov 19, 5:04pm
  • Results of the Junior Eurovision 2019 Running Order Draw
    The Running Order Draw for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has just ended in Gliwice. The draw has decided which songs will open and close the show and the running order position of the host country Poland. Australia will open the show, while…

    18 Nov 19, 4:07pm
  • Today: Junior Eurovision 2019 Opening Ceremony and Running Order Draw
    Today the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will officially start as the opening ceremony will take place in Gliwice-Silesia. All 19 delegations will gather at Katowice’s Silesian Theatre to celebrate the beginning of their journey and draw the k…

    18 Nov 19, 8:30am
  • Estonia: Here are all the acts performing in Eesti Laul 2020
    Long time national final favorite, Eesti Laul will once again be the selection method used by ERR to decide the Estonian Eurovision representative. Today we’ve learned the other 12 acts that will compete at Eesti Laul 2020. They are: Synne Valtri f…

    14 Nov 19, 7:16pm
  • Estonia: Meet the first 12 acts for Eesti Laul 2020
    Eesti Laul will once again be the Estonian method for selecting an entry to Eurovision. Today, ERR released information about this year’s contest. The published format will remain identical to last year, where 24 acts competed across two semi-final…

    13 Nov 19, 7:00pm

ESC Today

ESC Tips

  • That’s all folks…
    I hope you all had a great Eurovision 2019. I’d just like to thank everyone who contributed to the debate this year. I started betting on Eurovision back in 2006 with my first bet being placed on Lordi. The following year I picked out Molitva and a…

    19 May 19, 10:08am
  • Eurovision 2019: Grand Final Preview
    We’re now at the final stage of our five-month mega marathon of Eurovision betting. I can’t recall a year with so many twists and turns where at times the market was going stark raving bonkers. Similar events occurred last year and it’s all bec…

    18 May 19, 12:23pm
  • Eurovision 2019: Grand Final Running Order
    The Eurovision 2019 running order has just been published for tomorrow’s Grand Final: 1. Malta 2. Albania 3. Czech Republic 4. Germany 5. Russia 6. Denmark 7. San Marino 8. North Macedonia 9. Sweden 10. Slovenia 11. Cyprus 12. Netherlands 13. Greec…

    16 May 19, 11:35pm
  • Eurovision 2019 – Semi Final 2 Qualifiers
    The final lineup is now complete with tonight’s semi-2 qualifiers: Switzerland Sweden Azerbaijan Russia Malta Albania Denmark Norway North Macedonia Netherlands

    16 May 19, 9:24pm

Eurovision Times

  • newEurovision Home Concerts – Episode 1
    Eurovision 2020 – No competition this year! So a lot of projects were put on the table, from different broadcasters. BBC, Stefan Raab or SVT have planned some sort of recognition for this year’s entries. Meanwhile, “home concerts” are posted…

    14 hours ago 3 Apr 20, 9:08pm
  • Eurovision Programme Planned?
    Eurovision 2020 – The EBU has just issued a statement saying that although there will be no competition this year, it is exploring the possibility of putting out a programme to showcase this year’s songs… Here’s the statement in full:

    15 days ago 20 Mar 20, 7:56pm
  • Eurovision 2020 Cancelled
    Rotterdam 2020 – The EBU has officially announced the cancellation all together of Eurovision 2020, a first in 65 years. They have also revealed why they decided not to postpone it or use the “plan B” of having each artist perform at home in a…

    17 days ago 18 Mar 20, 2:03pm
  • Bulgaria: Victoria to Host Online Concert
    Bulgaria –  The Bulgarian representative at Eurovision 2020, Victoria, announced today that she will host an online concert for her fans and followers on 28th March. The 30-minute performance will take place at her home in Sofia and will be stream…

    18 days ago 17 Mar 20, 10:06pm

ESCxtra

  • new🇫🇮 YLE to release Eurovision Diaries on April 6
    Eurovision 2020 may not be happening, but at least, we are able to reminisce about to reminisce about last year’s contest. Finnish broadcaster YLE has confirmed that it will be releasing a Documentary about the Eurovision Fans titled ‘Eurovision…

    17 hours ago 3 Apr 20, 5:26pm
  • 🇳🇴 KEiiNO & Electric Fields release ‘Would I Lie’
    Most of the world is in lockdown, but we’re never locked out of new music! This week KEiiNO have finally released their collaboration with Electric Fields. New single ‘Would I Lie’ is a message to humanity from Mother Nature. A confluence of cu…

    2 days ago 2 Apr 20, 1:00pm
  • 🇦🇺 Montaigne to represent Australia at Eurovision 2021!
    SBS have announced that Montaigne will return to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. She was set to represent the country at the 2020 contest, before the contest was cancelled. Her return to the contest was announced on the SBS E…

    3 days ago 1 Apr 20, 10:13pm
  • Glam and Carina Dahl sing “Shallow” in Norwegian
    Wig Wam lead singer Glam (Åge Sten Nilsen) and three times Melodi Grand Prix-participant Carina Dahl just released their own version of monster hit “Shallow”. In Norwegian the title is “Så ekte nå” (So Real Now). In the first 24 hours foll…

    3 days ago 1 Apr 20, 8:30pm

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
  • Having valuable conversations in a remote-working world
    How video calls ares upporting me, how best to manage them and how to get the best out of them.The post Having valuable conversations in a remote-working world appeared first on Thoroughly Good Blog.

    6 days ago 29 Mar 20, 2:33pm
  • 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…

    17 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
  • ESC 2019: Hup Holland Hup

    ESC 2019: Hup Holland Hup

    They did it. After what felt like 200 years of waiting, the Netherlands finally broke through and got a fifth victory at the Eurovision Song Contest. After an outright terrible run of entries, somebody at Dutch television decided to shape up in 2013…

    19 May 19, 8:38pm
  • Eurovision 2021 İçin Katılımını Onaylayan Ülkeler!

    Eurovision 2021 İçin Katılımını Onaylayan Ülkeler!

    Bu yıl iptal edilen 65. Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması seneye yeniden Hollanda’da yapılacak. Bundan dolayı birçok ülke katılımcısını şimdiden belirlemiş durumda. Şu ana kadar 20 ülke katılacağını açıkladı. Bunlardan 13 yayınc…

    5 days ago 30 Mar 20, 10:35am

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