Latest News


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 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…

    6 days ago 17 Sep 18, 10:45am
  • EBU Confirms Eurovision Grand Final Will Be In Tel Aviv On May 18
    As many expected, the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Tel Aviv, specifically at the Expo Tel Aviv. Semi Finals will be on Tuesday 14th May and Thursday 16th May, with the Grand Final on Saturday 18th May.The post EBU Confirms Eurovision…

    10 days ago 13 Sep 18, 3:09pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Ross Middleton
    The shores of the beautiful Île de Bezençon welcome friend of the parish and the man behind Pif Paf Blog, Ross Middleton. Will he get his eight chosen Eurovision songs past the strict customs procedure of Ellie Chalkley? Or will they just go on tan…

    12 days ago 11 Sep 18, 2:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Happy New Eurovision Year
    It's "Happy New Eurovision Year", as Ewan recaps the news from the Summer, discusses the finer points of the Sept 1st rule, and looks forward to another year of the Eurovision Song Contest. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Happy New Eurovis…

    22 days ago 1 Sep 18, 11:00am
  • Sing Sang Song: Anita Traversi’s Eurovision Mix Of Jazz And Chanson
    Welcome to ‘Sing Sang Song’, an occasional series in which Marcus Keppel-Palmer continues his occasional series looking back at the life of some of the performers from the earlier days of the Eurovision Song Contest. Our destination today is the…

    24 days ago 30 Aug 18, 12:00pm
  • What Can Eurovision Learn From Netta’s Loop Station Legacy?
    Netta Barzalai won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 without being able to use her favourite toy: the loop station. Ben Robertson travels to Berlin for the Beatbox Battle World Championships to see the best loopers on the planet in action and learn ab…

    27 days ago 27 Aug 18, 12:44pm
  • Your Young Musicians 2018 Guidebook Is Now Available
    All the performers, all the songs, the history, and some opinions as well. Download your guide to Young Musicians 2018 from ESC Insight.The post Your Young Musicians 2018 Guidebook Is Now Available appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unoffic…

    31 days ago 23 Aug 18, 9:18am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Previewing Eurovision Young Musicians 2018
    Ewan Spence previews the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Grand Final, with Semi Final results, rules, broadcast times, and a chat with the EBU's Jon Ola Sand.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Previewing Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 appeared fi…

    31 days ago 23 Aug 18, 6:00am

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

  • Less songs for Festival da Canção 2019 in Portugal
    Portugal will once again use the Festival da Canção format to select their act for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. The amount of songs in the songs however will be narrowed down from 26 to 16 participating entries. Portuguese broadcaster RTP i…

    5 days ago 18 Sep 18, 9:25am
  • Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin 2019 contains ten songs
    Iceland will pick their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on the 2nd of March. Söngvakeppnin 2019 will contain ten songs, two less than in the previous years. Before the final there will be two semi finals on the 9th and 16th of February. [r…

    5 days ago 18 Sep 18, 3:18am
  • Spain announces the participants of Operación Triunfo 2019
    RTVE has announced the 18 artists that will take part in Operación Triunfo, the talent show that will give us the Spanish act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The participating artists are between 18 and 25 years old. Spain decided to continue…

    10 days ago 13 Sep 18, 4:35pm
  • Tel Aviv is the host city for Eurovision 2019
    The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be held in the city of Tel Aviv. The EBU has confirmed the selection of the host city. Earlier this month it was already announced that, besides Tel Aviv, only Jerusalem was the only remaining option to host the…

    11 days ago 12 Sep 18, 12:46pm
  • Sebalter applies for another attempt at Swiss national final
    Sebalter tries to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The participant was the last to give Switzerland a place at the final of Eurovision in 2014, and is now on the shortlist of broadcaster RSI, the Italian-Swiss broadcaster of…

    11 days ago 12 Sep 18, 3:27am
  • Jon Ola Sand: “No way to host Eurovision without working on Saturday”
    Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest has spoken to Israeli television about the selection of the host city for the contest in 2019. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are the only two remaining options, but religious laws might f…

    18 days ago 5 Sep 18, 5:20pm
  • Everything you need to know about Junior Eurovision 2018
    The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place in the Belarusian capital city, Minsk on the 25th of November 2018 at the Minsk-Arena. It will be the second time that the contest will be held in Belarus, after it previously staged the 2010 ed…

    19 days ago 4 Sep 18, 3:41am
  • What we know so far about Eurovision 2019
    With the victory of Netta Barzilai at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, the contest will set up its camps in Israel next year. What do we already know about Eurovision 2019? Where will it be held? When will it take place? And who will take [read more…

    20 days ago 3 Sep 18, 5:20pm

On Europe

  • new23 September – I know the rain is falling outside
    Did you go to Portugal back in May? Do you still dream of the sun, the sea, the pasteis de nada? Do you think that we should have already been there? I can think of several examples of when Portugal should have done better than they did. One of these…

    4 hours ago 23 Sep 18, 10:50am
  • new22 September – Sores are on my back
    Eurovision these days is all about English, isn't it? No other language gets a look in, does it? English is always the way forward. Except for in 2017. Yes, there was the usual crop of songs in English. Or at least in [insert country name]'s view of…

    22 hours ago 22 Sep 18, 4:40pm
  • We’re still making someone else decide – BBC
    The BBC has announced it will stick with 'You Decide' as the way to pick its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. As last year, all public entries will be shortlisted by a representative panel of official UK Eurovision Fan Club (OGAE UK) members. W…

    2 days ago 21 Sep 18, 3:45pm
  • If you can’t get in, go next door
    With Tel Aviv set to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, the first news has emerged of a way to allow more fans to watch the show live than there are seats in the venue. The Pavilion 2 is officially a 9000-seat venue, though with the set-up needed…

    2 days ago 21 Sep 18, 3:33pm
  • 14 September – For he’s very special
    I know you love Fridays. And I know you love to let your hair down a little on Fridays. So what could be better than a 1980s classic? Very little of course. But of course I'm picking a singer with a birthday, and today's birthday girl is Debbie Camer…

    9 days ago 14 Sep 18, 4:00pm
  • A Eurovision summery summary
    In the words of Aylin Vatankoş, summer is over. With the 2019 season underway, what better way to kick things off, than a look back at the long hot summer of 2018 and what happened (or didn't) in the world of Eurovision? RSVP First off, Eurovision…

    10 days ago 13 Sep 18, 10:32pm

ESC Plus

  • newToday: Junior Fest 2018 takes place in Albania
    The final of the Albanian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place today. Sixteen hopefuls, selected from internal live auditions, will compete at the show to wave their country’s flag in Minsk. Earlier this ye…

    7 hours ago 23 Sep 18, 8:00am
  • newJunior Eurovision: L.E.V.O.N. wins Armenian national final
    L.E.V.O.N. has just won Depi Mankakan Evratesil and will represent Armenia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. He will perform the song L.E.V.O.N. on November 25 in Minsk. 23 candidates competed at the semifinals of Depi Mankakan Evratesil 2…

    22 hours ago 22 Sep 18, 4:42pm
  • newDaneliya Tuleshova to represent Kazakhstan at Junior Eurovision 2018
    Daneliya Tuleshova has just won the Kazakhstani national final and will be the first-ever representative for the country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She will perform the song ‘Öziñe sen’ on November 25 in Minsk. Daneliya Tuleshova is…

    24 hours ago 22 Sep 18, 2:58pm
  • newPoll Results: This is your Armenian choice for Junior Eurovision 2018
    The Final of the Armenian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2018 “Depi Mankakan Evratesil” will take place today. A few days ago, we launched a poll to let our readers send their votes and know their opinion about the competing entries…

    24 hours ago 22 Sep 18, 2:54pm
  • Today: Watch Kazakhstan’s Junior Eurovision national final
    Today Kazakhstan will select their first-ever representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Ten finalists will compete at the show that will be broadcast live from Almaty’s Halyk Arena. Khabar has promised to bring an impressive spectacle…

    1 day ago 22 Sep 18, 8:00am
  • Today: Armenia selects Junior Eurovision 2018 representative
    The final of the Armenian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place today. Ten hopefuls, qualified from the semifinals, will compete at today’s show to wave their country’s flag in Minsk. 23 candidates compet…

    1 day ago 22 Sep 18, 7:45am

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…

    15 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

  • Eurovision 2019: It’s Tel Aviv!
    Eurovision 2019 – It was announced today by the EBU and Jon Ola Sand, the executive supervisor of the contest, that the 2019 edition will be held in Tel Aviv, on May 14th, 16th and 18th! This is the official announcement: What do you think of this…

    10 days ago 13 Sep 18, 11:51am
  • Switzerland: RSI Opens Online Voting
    Switzerland – The first songs of the season are out! While Switzerland will chose internally, the Italian broadcaster RSI opened an online voting for its own propositions. Hear them today! So remember, Switzerland dropped Die Entscheidungsshow afte…

    12 days ago 11 Sep 18, 11:48am
  • Estonia: A Few Changes to Eesti Laul
    Estonia – As usual, the national final that will select the Estonian entry for Eurovision will be Eesti Laul, but the new director has made a few changes. Since Eesti Laul was introduced in 2009 to replace Euro Laul (as we explained here in 2011),…

    12 days ago 11 Sep 18, 11:24am
  • ETSC 10: 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…

    22 days ago 2 Sep 18, 12:34am

ESCxtra

  • newPhilipp Kirkorov releases rap single with Egor Kreed and Timati
    Philipp Kirkorov is one of Russia’s best selling artists and has been involved in the Eurovision Song Contest for a decade now. Most recently, he produced the Moldovan entry into Eurovision 2018, DoReDoS’s My Lucky Day. He also wrote the Russian…

    41 mins ago 23 Sep 18, 2:04pm
  • newPortugal: RTP reveals the 10 finalists of “Juniores de Portugal”
    After confirming “Juniores de Portugal” as the selection method, the Portuguese broadcaster has now revealed a shortlist of 10 finalists. Seventy applications were sent to RTP, and only ten names are still in the run to represent the country in M…

    16 hours ago 22 Sep 18, 10:21pm
  • newEurovision in Concert details revealed
    One of the largest Eurovision pre-parties, Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert has confirmed the venue for its 11th edition. This news comes just days after the announcement of the date (6th of April). Alongside the announcement, AFAS Live, a new l…

    17 hours ago 22 Sep 18, 9:34pm
  • newIs it true? Is Yohanna married? Yes, indeed!
    Love is truly in the Eurovision air, the beloved Icelandic singer Jóhanna Guðrún got married yesterday, on 21st of September to her long time partner Davíð Sigurgeirsson. Yohanna married in a lovely church called Garðakirkja, in Garðabær, Ice…

    20 hours ago 22 Sep 18, 6:30pm

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Sweden 1968Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej (‘It’s...
    Sweden 1968Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej (‘It’s beginning to look like love, damn it’), performed by Claes-Göran Hederström.Composition: Peter Himmelstrand.Lyrics: Peter Himmelstrand.Time to return to 1968, one of my favourite Contests…

    59 days ago 26 Jul 18, 3:56pm