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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

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ESC Insight

  • newNewsletter: With ESC Insight’s October Playlist
    In the latest ESC Insight newsletter, a look at Bulgaria's withdrawal from Tel Aviv 2019, Australia's first National Final, more dates and names for the Eurovision selection shows, and remembering Valters Fridenbergs. The post Newsletter: With ESC I…

    20 hours ago 22 Oct 18, 11:07pm
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: From Llandudno To Minsk
    New National Finals, departing broadcasters, Melodifestivalen rumours, and more! Ewan Spence reports on the latest Song Contest action with ticket sales, artist selections, and diary dates in the Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight News…

    7 days ago 16 Oct 18, 9:30pm
  • Chwilio am Seren: Loving The Search For Wales’ Singing Dragon
    As Wales prepared to select its representative for Junior Eurovision 2018, Ewan Spence journeyed to the National Final in Llandudno to watch Welsh broadcaster S4C’s fresh approach to the Song Contest.The post Chwilio am Seren: Loving The Search F…

    7 days ago 16 Oct 18, 10:21am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Peter Fenner
    Our next Eurovision Castaway is Icelandic Eurovision commentary writer and all-round cultural attaché Peter Fenner. Will he get his eight chosen Eurovision songs past the strict customs procedure of Ellie Chalkley? And does the Icelandic language ha…

    15 days ago 8 Oct 18, 3:51pm
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Dates For Your 2019 Diary
    More entries! More songs! More results! Ewan Spence reports on the latest Song Contest action with ticket sales, artist selections, and National Final details in the latest Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Dates For You…

    22 days ago 1 Oct 18, 9:30pm
  • Ask ESC Insight: Three Minutes That Will Make You Fall In Love With The National Final Season
    As the momentum of the new season of the Eurovision Song Contest builds, many Song Contest fans are ready for an onslaught of music. Others are wondering what the fuss is all about. We 'Ask ESC Insight' to find out what song we would each play to get…

    25 days ago 28 Sep 18, 11:08am
  • Newsletter: Before Tel Aviv, Remember The Eurovision Class Of 2018
    No slogan, no official artwork, no full participation list, but The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has a host city! In the latest edition of the ESC Insight Newsletter, John Lucas rounds up the key points for our three minutes in Tel Aviv.The post New…

    29 days ago 24 Sep 18, 9:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Are You Team Nadav Or Team Netta?
    We have a venue, we have the dates! Ewa Spence reports on the resolution of the summer cliffhanger and brings you the latest news from the 2019 Eurovision season in the latest Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Are You Te…

    36 days ago 17 Sep 18, 10:45am

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

  • newPortugal: Rita Laranjeira Gives Hints on Junior Eurovision Performance
    Rita Laranjeira has given small hints as to what we can expect from her performance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 for Portugal. Speaking to RTP about her participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Rita Laranjeira has given…T…

    22 mins ago 23 Oct 18, 6:52pm
  • newSlovenia: Lea Sirk to Host EMA 2019?
    Lea Sirk who represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2018 is being tipped as a potential host for EMA 2019. Evrovizija reports that Lea Sirk is being tipped to host EMA 2019, the Slovenian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. Lea…The post…

    32 mins ago 23 Oct 18, 6:42pm
  • newGermany: Sebastian Schub Drops Out of Unser Lied Für Tel Aviv
    Sebastian Schub has dropped out of the running to participate in Unser Lied Für Tel Aviv, the German selection show for Eurovision 2019. 20 year old Sebastian Schub has dropped out of the running to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song…The p…

    39 mins ago 23 Oct 18, 6:35pm
  • newDenmark: Selects for Eurovision 2019 on February 23
    DR has revealed that the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 will take place on February 23 in Herning. Herning is set to host the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix for a fifth time, as Denmark selects for…The post Denmark: Selects for Eurovision…

    3 hours ago 23 Oct 18, 4:13pm
  • newMontenegro: RTCG To Open Submissions Process Shortly
    RTCG will formally launch their search for the Montenegrin Eurovision 2019 participant in the next week. The council of RTCG has adpoted a measure allowing the Montenegrin broadcaster to launch its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 20…

    23 hours ago 22 Oct 18, 8:14pm
  • newLatvia: 83 Songs Submitted for Supernova 2019
    LTV has revealed that a total of 83 songs have been submitted to compete in Supernova 2019, the Latvian selection process for Eurovision. 83 songs are in the running to represent Latvia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel…The post Latvia: 8…

    23 hours ago 22 Oct 18, 8:04pm
  • Kazakhstan: Daneliya Tuleshova Releases English Version of “Ozine Sen”
    Daneliya Tuleshova has revealed an English version of “Ozine Sen”. Kazakhstan’s first Junior Eurovision entrant, Daneliya Tuleshova, has released an English version of her entry “Ozine Sen”, which is translated as “Seize the Time”. Her…

    1 day ago 22 Oct 18, 7:07pm
  • Ireland: Kerry Ann McCreery Wins Junior Eurovision Éire Semi-Final 2
    Kerry Ann McCreery has won the second semi-final of Junior Eurovision Éire 2018 and will take part in the final on November 11. Tonight seven artists took to the stage in the first semi-final, which was filmed earlier this month…The post Ireland:…

    2 days ago 21 Oct 18, 8:32pm

ESC Daily

  • Ukraine continues with Vidbir in 2019
    Ukrainian broadcasters STB and UA:PBC have announced that they will continue with their national final format Vidbir to select their Eurovision act in 2019. The two broadcasters have also announced that their collaboration will continue for another t…

    3 days ago 20 Oct 18, 3:41pm
  • No previous ESC artists in the Festivali i Këngës 57 line-up
    There are no artists with a history as lead artist at the Eurovision Song Contest in the line-up for the Albanian preselection Festivali i Këngës 57. The annual competition will take place between the 20th and 22nd of December. Albania has almost a…

    5 days ago 18 Oct 18, 11:32am
  • Bulgaria withdraws from the Eurovision Song Contest
    Bulgaria will not take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The broadcaster BNT is basing its decision on financial reasons, “because the costs of the project far exceed the financial capacity of BNT according to the Management of the broadcas…

    8 days ago 15 Oct 18, 10:14am
  • Croatia returns to national final format Dora
    After a couple of years with internal selections of their Eurovision artist, Croatia will return to the national final format of Dora, which has been used in the past a lot. The Director General of the Croatian national broadcaster, Kazimir Bačić h…

    8 days ago 15 Oct 18, 10:05am
  • Australia announces national final in February
    For the first time in history, Australia will have a national final to select their act for the Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision – Australia Decides will take place on the Gold Coast in February 2019 in a series of live performance shows on Frid…

    9 days ago 15 Oct 18, 5:44am
  • Jael releases Australian song ‘Champion’ for Junior Eurovision
    Australia’s 2018 Junior Eurovision representative Jael Wena has released her song ‘Champion’ for competition in Minsk, Belarus. Broadcaster ABC has described the song as one that “celebrates those who stand up for what they believe in, overc…

    16 days ago 8 Oct 18, 5:09am
  • Australia’s Junior Eurovision Song to be revealed 8th October
    Australia’s 2018 Junior Eurovision entry will be released on Monday, 8th October. Jael Wena took to Instagram to announce the date of her song release, with filming of the music video now complete.  As of yet, there is no news or hints regarding t…

    19 days ago 4 Oct 18, 7:49am
  • “Australia confirms participation at Eurovision 2019”
    Australia will compete on the Eurovision stage for the fifth time in a row, after confirmation of their participation in Tel Aviv 2019 was revealed by the outgoing SBS CEO to TV Tonight. This announcement will further establish Australia as a serious…

    21 days ago 2 Oct 18, 2:54pm

On Europe

  • new23 October – He walked his way to see the king and parliament
    I went on recently about songs being all about falling and out of love. Of course, there are other themes that come along from time to time, and one that seems to do so very often in Eurovision circles. It's about the planet. We're all bad, apparentl…

    3 hours ago 23 Oct 18, 4:08pm
  • 22 October – I’m on my knees for you
    I expect today's title may have caught your interest. It's an important thing to get that killer lyric that will draw your casual televoter in. This one did back in 2012. But there wasn't just this clause sung by today's birthday boy Donny Montell (n…

    1 day ago 22 Oct 18, 5:44pm
  • 21 October – I wanna tell a story
    All songs tell a story, don't they? Whether it's about finding love, losing love, or salmon. You don't believe me? Well listen to Maywood's song from 1990. Today's story song graced the stage in 2017. The preview video appeared to feature today's bir…

    2 days ago 21 Oct 18, 2:34pm
  • In the desert heat the sand blows like ice-cold snow
    It's time to dust off the random video - partly as there's only one birthday today and I want to save that for next year. So you're stuck with some Estonian goodness. Now I think there's been plenty of Estonian goodness over the years. Right from 199…

    4 days ago 19 Oct 18, 5:50pm
  • 18 October – Bom bom
    What's your favourite type of song? One where a singer stands still on stage, with a dark backdrop, and belts out a big beefy ballad? Or something a little more glitzy? Or three minutes of lunacy from Moldova? Well today we have something that will k…

    5 days ago 18 Oct 18, 5:55pm
  • Festivali i Këngës 57 songs and acts named
    Just before many of us celebrate the last airing of the John Lewis Christmas advert, one country sets about picking an entry for the next Eurovision Song Contest. Albania has almost always been the first to stage its national final and this year look…

    5 days ago 18 Oct 18, 9:33am

ESC Plus

ESC Today

  • Romania: TVR returns to Eurovision 2017; participation confirmed
    TVR, the Romanian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Romania will return to the Eurovision Song Contest next year. Yes we will see Romania return to our beloved contest...The post Romania: TVR returns to Eurovision 2017; participati…

  • Eurovision 2017: Which countries will compete in Kyiv?
    Preparations are in full swing for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest as Ukraine gears up to host the musicfest next year. Which countries will be joining the party? Will there...The post Eurovision 2017: Which countries will compete in Kyiv? appeared…

  • United Kingdom: Joe Woolford to participate in charity fundraiser
    Joe Woolford, half of this year’s United Kingdom Eurovision entry Joe & Jake, is heading back to his home town to take part in a fundraising event for treatmemt for...The post United Kingdom: Joe Woolford to participate in charity fundraiser appea…

  • Israel: Bonnie Tyler to perform in Tel Aviv in February 2017
    The British superstar Bonnie Tyler who also represented the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2013 will hold two shows in Tel Aviv in the beginning of February 2017. This will be the...The post Israel: Bonnie Tyler to perform in Tel Aviv in February 201…

  • Ukraine: ESC 2017 Committee hold a special meeting for upcoming preparations
    The Mayor of Kyiv Mr. Vitali Klitchsko, chaired a special meeting along with the 2017 Eurovision Organizing Comittee in Kyiv today, in order to discuss the preparations and organization of...The post Ukraine: ESC 2017 Committee hold a special meetin…

  • Australia: Dami Im will be Fighting for love on 21 October
    The 2016 Aussie Eurovision representative Dami Im will be releasing her latest single Fighting for love on 21 October. Dami Im represented Australia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in...The post Australia: Dami Im will be Fighting for love on 21…

ESC Tips

  • The anti-Israel noise needs to stop!
    There is a worrying growth of anti-Israel sentiment among the Left in Britain and across Europe and most of it crosses the line between justifiable criticism of the Netanyahu government and anti-Semitism under the guise of pro-Palestinian politics. T…

    45 days ago 8 Sep 18, 5:40pm
  • 2018: Netta – Toy
    Netta has just won Eurovision 2018 for Israel with a total of 529 points with Cyprus in second on 436. We’ll be returning to Jerusalem for the first time in 20-years!

    12 May 18, 11:02pm
  • Eurovision 2018: Final Preview
    It’s safe to say that this has been the most unpredictable Eurovision of recent years, and once again, our market leader started rehearsals at huge odds. The market leader hasn’t won since Måns Zelmerlöw clocked up Sweden’s sixth win in 2015.…

    12 May 18, 2:02pm
  • Eurovision 2018: 33/1 Cyprus To Win Offer
    Coral have just released this fantastic sign-up offer for Eurovision. Sign up today and get a massive 33/1 for Cyprus to win Eurovision 2018. Sign up here. UK+IRE New Customers Only. Winning bets paid in cash based on the normal price on our website.…

    11 May 18, 10:42am

Eurovision Times

  • Albania: Festivali i Këngës 57 Participants Announced
    Albania – The national broadcaster of Albania, RTSH, has announced the 22 participants taking part in this year’s Albanian national selection, Festivali i Këngës 57. There will be two semi-finals on 20th & 21st December 2018. The grand fina…

    6 days ago 18 Oct 18, 6:31am
  • Ukraine: Vidbir Final on 23rd February
    Ukraine – Ukrainian boroadcaster UA:PBC and their partner STB have announced that Vidbir will once more be the vehicle used to select the country’s Eurovision Song Contest representative. The final will take place on 23rd February 2019. There wil…

    6 days ago 18 Oct 18, 6:21am
  • Australia to Host First National Final!
    Australia – Australia media outlet The Courier Mail revealed yesterday that Australia is set to decide its representative for Tel Aviv by national final… the first time it has used this method. Previous entrants have all been chosen internally b…

    10 days ago 14 Oct 18, 7:10am
  • Bulgaria Withdraws from Eurovision 2019?
    Bulgaria – Sad news this morning as it appears that Bulgaria will not take part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Deyan Yordanov, project co-ordinator from the Bulgarian delegation, originally posted that it was his last day setting off rum…

    10 days ago 13 Oct 18, 8:00am

ESCxtra

  • newDansk Melodi Grand Prix to take place on February 23!
    Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) has confirmed that they will be selecting their entry for Tel Aviv on February 23 at the Jyske Bank Boxen. Herning = recipe for success? The Danish city has proven itself as successful host city and venue for Dans…

    38 mins ago 23 Oct 18, 6:36pm
  • newSebastian Schub withdraws from Germany’s national selection
    Following the release of details of the complex preparations for Germany’s Unser Lied and the workshop stage, one of the first confirmed participants in the workshops was Sebastian Schub. However, as German Eurovision site Prinz ESC reported, he…

    56 mins ago 23 Oct 18, 6:18pm
  • newConchita: “I kind of feel as though I’ve said everything about a certain type of music”
    In the week that Conchita releases her second album, I caught up with the 29-year-old and we spoke about a change of musical direction. Now, you’ve released the album “From Vienna with Love” with a huge bang! How was the show at the Wiener Konz…

    3 hours ago 23 Oct 18, 4:21pm
  • newDoReDos return with new single “Ручка”
    We’ve got a secret to unfold…one of Moldova’s most successful Eurovision participants has recently made a comeback! DoReDos stick to their fun and quirky style with their new single titled “Ручка” (“Ruchka”).  Their lucky year The…

    5 hours ago 23 Oct 18, 2:05pm

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…

    27 days ago 26 Sep 18, 11:24am
  • X Factor 2018 Week 1 Review: Goodbye to Ola
    Olatunji and Armstrong departed the show, victims of the overcrowded mid-20s-to-early-30s black male demographic niche that was one of the reasons we’d expected a further cull before the first public vote – totally wrongly, as it turned out. We a…

    2 days ago 21 Oct 18, 8:59pm
  • United Kingdom 2019 - Dië Spanglë - Nul Point (Eurovision Remix)

    United Kingdom 2019 - Dië Spanglë - Nul Point (Eurovision Remix)

    (Click here to hear the remix and read the words on their Bandcamp thingumy...)Well would you believe it - our Cornish pirate punk pals Dië Spanglë have only gone and done a disco remix for their soon-to-be ill-fated Eurovision attempt! And what's…

    19 days ago 4 Oct 18, 4:25pm
  • 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
  • newDecade of Success and Failure 2018 - #40

    Decade of Success and Failure 2018 - #40

    SPAINAverage score: 47.8 points Placing 2009-2018: 39th Change in placing with 2018: - 1 Dearly departed: Baila el chiki chiki - Rodolfo Chikilicuatre; 55 points - 17thHighlight: Quédate Conmigo - Pastora Soler; 97 points - 10thLow point: Do It f…

    10 hours ago 23 Oct 18, 9:00am
  • ESC 2018 - a thriller to remember

    ESC 2018 - a thriller to remember

    It is all over and I find myself breathing again. Oh my, what a terrific voting we had in Lisbon. How beautifully the 12-pointers were spread out all over the place and how beautifully the televote then changed everything.This is just the way it is s…

    12 May 18, 11:40pm
  • Ukraine: 2017 Selection Audition Locations Announced
    STB has announced the dates and locations for the auditions to compete in the Ukrainian Eurovision 2017 selection process.STB will once again be travelling around Ukraine ahead of the The post Ukraine: 2017 Selection Audition Locations Announced ap…

    13 Oct 16, 3:42pm
  • Azerbaycan’ın Junior Eurovision 2018 Şarkısı Yayınlandı
    Junior Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması’na 3 sene aradan sonra geri dönen Azerbaycan, geçtiğimiz aylarda temsilcisinin Fidan Hüseyinova olacağını açıklamıştı.  Belarus’ un başkenti Minsk’te Kasım ayında gerçekleşecek Junior Eur…

    7 days ago 16 Oct 18, 5:59pm

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