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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

  • newESC Insight’s Reader Survey For 2017
    Continuing our annual tradition of asking you how to improve ESC insight, we present our Reader Survey for the 2017 season. Let us know what you liked, what you didn't like, what you want to see more of, and everything that we haven't thought of.The…

    6 hours ago 22 May 17, 9:41am
  • Verona, Eurolaul, and Eesti Laul: Towards a Second Estonian Eurovision Crown
    Despite winning Eesti Laul handily, this year's Estonian entry failed to escape its Semi Final in Kyiv. John Egan takes a look at how ERR updated its national selection for the 21st century and how they might avoid shooting themselves in the foot for…

    2 days ago 20 May 17, 10:05am
  • The National Finals That Got It Wrong For Kyiv 2017
    Continuing our look back at the National Final selections, we discuss which countries made the wrong choice regarding the performers to send to the Kyiv stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.The post The National Finals That Got It Wrong For Ky…

    3 days ago 19 May 17, 10:34am
  • The National Finals That Got It Right For Kyiv 2017
    Along with some friends of the parish, Ewan Spence looks over the National Final results to ask which broadcasters made the right choice regarding who to send to Kyiv and the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.The post The National Finals That Got It Righ…

    4 days ago 18 May 17, 10:36am
  • Why Favourites Fall: What Happened To Italy At Eurovision 2017?
    What happened to ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ at Kyiv 2017? Why did the long-time favourite lose out not just on the top spot but all the podium places? ESC Insight looks back to see what, if anything, went wrong.The post Why Favourites Fall: What Ha…

    6 days ago 16 May 17, 12:20pm
  • Putting The Song Back In The Eurovision Song Contest
    Will the success of Portugal's 'Amar Pelos Dois' represent a change in the music at Europe's favourite TV show? Guest writer Keith Mills looks at the evidence.The post Putting The Song Back In The Eurovision Song Contest appeared first on ESC Insigh…

    7 days ago 15 May 17, 10:16pm
  • Nine Things We Expect From Portugal And Eurovision 2018
    We’re off to Portugal, and while we await the almost inevitable decision to host it in Lisbon, Ewan Spence looks forward to what else we can expect from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.The post Nine Things We Expect From Portugal And Eurovisio…

    7 days ago 15 May 17, 9:04am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Final Daily Show From Kyiv
    As the Eurovision family says goodbye to Kyiv, Ewan Spence and Ellie Chalkley take a moment to look back on the results of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in the final podcast from Ukraine.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Final Daily Sho…

    8 days ago 14 May 17, 11:16am

Junior Eurovision

  • Georgia is Shining Bright As Preparations Begin For The Junior Eurovision 2017
    Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), today revealed the inspirational theme of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia: Shine Bright. The announcement came from the Inte…

    10 days ago 12 May 17, 3:23pm
  • Junior Eurovision Steering Group meet in Tbilisi
    In eight months the eyes of Europe will be on Georgia as they host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time. Last week the Junior Eurovision Steering Group, the governing body of the competition, met in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, t…

    59 days ago 24 Mar 17, 9:00am
  • Junior Eurovision 2017 to take place on 26th November!
    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Georgian Public Broadcaster, GPB, have today confirmed that the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 26th November. The competition will be held in the Tbilisi Sports Palace, loca…

    67 days ago 16 Mar 17, 10:00am
  • OG3NE Ten Years On from Junior Eurovision
    Girl group OG3NE will represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lights and Shadows. The three sisters, Lisa (22) and twins Amy and Shelley Vol (21) also represented The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Con…

    80 days ago 3 Mar 17, 2:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Klesta from Albania
    Albania was the first country to select its entry for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in June 2016. Klesta Qehaja performed her song Bosoj in Valetta. Aged 10, she was the youngest performer in the 2016 competition. We spoke to her to l…

    88 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Christina from Malta
    Malta hosted the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second time in three years following Destiny's victory in 2015 with Not My Soul. Christina Magrin represented the home team in Valetta with the song Parachute, finishing a very credible six…

    94 days ago 17 Feb 17, 3:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Anahit and Mary from Armenia
    Armenia has never been outside of the top ten in Junior Eurovision and when the seven top three placings are taken into account, this makes it the most successful country overall in the competition. In 2016 Mary and Anahit kept this strong tradition…

    10 Feb 17, 3:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Mariam from Georgia
    Back in November Mariam Mamadashvili broke a new record when she won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Georgia for the third time with her song Mzeo. Mariam was given a hero's welcome when she returned to Georgia following her victory in the c…

    3 Feb 17, 3:00pm

Eurovoix

ESC Daily

  • newAftermath 2017 (3): A bad year for the Baltics
    In the upcoming days, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this third episode we talk about the three Baltic nations that all failed to qualify for the final. What went wrong for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Latvi…

    3 hours ago 22 May 17, 1:00pm
  • Aftermath 2017 (2): Australia deserves permanent spot after another top 10
    In the upcoming days, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. And with another top 10 result, we will look at the reaction in Australia on the great result by Isaiah Firebrace and wonder: Does Australia deserve a permanen…

    1 day ago 21 May 17, 1:00pm
  • Aftermath 2017 (1): JOWST giving Norway back their pride
    In the upcoming days, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. After not reaching the final in Stockholm, Norway has booked a top 10 place once again. JOWST gave the Norwegians back their pride at Eurovision. Since the int…

    2 days ago 20 May 17, 1:00pm
  • Eurovision 2017: ESC Daily covers the aftermath
    It has been one week since Salvador Sobral took the crown at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, giving Portugal their very first victory in the history of the contest. In the upcoming days, ESC Daily will look at the aftermath of the 2017 contest. We…

    3 days ago 19 May 17, 6:00pm
  • Australia: Which countries rewarded Isaiah with points?
    Now that the dust clouds have settled in, it is time to look at how Australia has fared at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Who voted for us, and what were the differences between the semi final and the grand final? As we all know, Isaiah Firebrace…

    3 days ago 19 May 17, 8:00am
  • Eurovision 2018: What we already know of the next edition in Lisbon
    The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is over and we can start looking forward to next year. In 2018, Portugal will host the contest for the first time in history. In this article we take a first look at the facts and expectations for Lisbon 2018. Broadca…

    4 days ago 18 May 17, 1:00pm
  • Malta: PBS will stick to 100% televoting
    Malta will maintain the use of 100% televoting in its national final. Broadcaster PBS revealed today that despite the disappointing result of Claudia Faniello, they will make no changes to the selection process. John Bundy, CEO of broadcaster PBS, pr…

    5 days ago 17 May 17, 4:57pm
  • Australia: Positive Viewership Statistics From SBS’s 2017 Eurovision Broadcast
    After the SBS CEO released viewership figures in Australia for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Joshua Mayne looks back at Australia’s third Eurovision Song Contest participation. Viewing Figures In two tweets made yesterday, Michael Ebeid, SBS’…

    5 days ago 17 May 17, 9:00am

On Europe

  • Swedish singer hits back at Eurovision winner
    When Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral picked up the 2017 Eurovision trophy, his short acceptance speech ruffled some feathers. “Music is not fireworks; music is feeling," he told a worldwide audience of millions. “We live in a world of disposabl…

    5 days ago 17 May 17, 11:37pm
  • Well I’m back and the world looks changed
    So, I’m back at home after one of the finest two weeks and certainly one of the best 24 hours in living Eurovision memory and, apparently, the UK got nul points and Brexit was blamed … Shove Brexit up your arse ... But hark, what is this? Is it r…

    5 days ago 17 May 17, 12:05pm
  • Lisbon confirmed for 2018 Eurovision
    In news that will surprise nobody, Portuguese broadcaster RTP has announced that Lisbon should host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Although the Eurovision Reference Group must still rubber stamp plans, it is a signal to other cities not to waste m…

    6 days ago 16 May 17, 7:09am
  • Farewell and дякую Київ
    So, it's all over for another year. I'm currently making my way back to the UK from a gloriously sunny Kyiv. Why couldn't we have had this weather for the past few days of grey and drizzle? It caps off an extraordinary Eurovision, which from a fan &…

    7 days ago 15 May 17, 4:38pm
  • So Ireland…
    ...you've done it again. Sadly, though, you only have yourselves to blame. It's almost as though I can rehash last year's article about the 'luck of the Irish'; it still is as relevant as today. The reason Ireland failed to qualify for the fourth ye…

    7 days ago 15 May 17, 11:49am
  • Eurovision 2017 – The viewing figures
    If you believe the EBU, Eurovision gets bigger each year. Last year they claimed 200 million, this year they've bumped their numbers up to 204 million. This is despite the fact that Russian viewers have been denied their annual fix. Read about the 2…

    8 days ago 14 May 17, 5:25pm

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

  • Portugal 2017: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
    Portugal have just won Eurovision for the first time with the first foreign language victory since Molitva. We’ll be heading to Lisbon next year as Salvador requests an end to fast food music!

    9 days ago 13 May 17, 10:56pm
  • Eurovision 2017 – Final Betting Preview
    So here we are at the final already and what a final it has turned out to be. From what was a very low bar, we’ve somehow stumbled across a decent lineup of songs, barring one or two cringe moments. Here’s our country-by-country analysis: Israe…

    9 days ago 13 May 17, 2:32pm
  • Coral Sports Offer: Italy To Win Eurovision 40/1
    Fancy a bet on Italy at 40/1? Get on over to Coral, sign up for a new account and take advantage of this cracking offer! Just follow the link below, or click here. Available between 08:00 BST Friday 12/05/2017 until Saturday 20:00 BST 13/05/2017.

    10 days ago 12 May 17, 4:33am
  • Eurovision 2017: Final Running Order Published
    The running order for Saturday’s Eurovision 2017 Grand Final has just been published: Israel Poland Belarus Austria Armenia The Netherlands Moldova Hungary Italy Denmark Portugal Azerbaijan Croatia Australia Greece Spain Norway United Kingdom Cypru…

    11 days ago 11 May 17, 11:44pm

Eurovision Times

  • newThe Cost of Eurovision
    Eurovision 2017 – The cost of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev has been revealed to be a staggering $30m, three times the cost of last year’s in much more expensive Sweden. Journalists from the local media in Ukraine have been uncovering cost…

    6 hours ago 22 May 17, 9:22am
  • newBarbara Dex Winner Announced
    Barbara Dex – The winner of the 2017 Barbara Dex Award has been announced. The award is for the worst dressed representative(s) from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and is now hosted in its new home of songfestival.be. Check out ow who won…

    20 hours ago 21 May 17, 7:20pm
  • Junior Eurovision Winner to Wow Britain’s Got Talent Tonight
    Junior Eurovision – The winner of 2015’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Destiny Chukunyere from Malta, has auditioned for the Britain’s Got Talent TV show and her audition is due to be aired tonight, 20th May. Destiny performs an Aretha Fran…

    2 days ago 20 May 17, 7:23am
  • Eurovision Times Awards 2017
    Eurovision 2017 – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to do more games and contests! This year we resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you…

    3 days ago 19 May 17, 7:41pm

ESCape News

  • newUkrayna Harcadığı Parayla 3 Eurovision Düzenleyebilirmiş
    Ukrayna’nın başkenti Kiev 1-14 Mayıs tarihleri arasında gerçekleştirilen Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması kapsamında yurtiçinden ve yurtdışından çok sayıda turisti ağırladı… Peki Eurovision Kiev’e daha doğrusu Ukrayna’ya ne ka…

    8 hours ago 22 May 17, 8:11am
  • Eurovision Sınıfta Kaldı
    Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması belirli bir kesimin her yıl iple çektiği bir yarışma olsa bile ciddi bir kesim tarafından hafife alındığı bir gerçek… Bu konuyla ilgili olarak en büyük göstergelerden birisi şüphesiz raitingler. Bir t…

    1 day ago 21 May 17, 2:54pm
  • Francesco Gabbani: “Eurovision muhteşemdi”
    Bu yıl şarkısı açıklandığından beri favoriler arasında gösterilen İtalya temsilcisi Francesco Gabbani Kiev’de gerçekleştirilen 62. Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması dönüşü Almanya’da “Morgenmagazin” programına katıldı… Ka…

    1 day ago 21 May 17, 10:47am
  • Slavko Eurovision Macerasını Kitap Haline Getirecek
    Her yıl buram buram Balkanlar kokan bir şarkı beklenilen ülkelerden biri olan Karadağ’ın seçimi çoğu kişide şok etkisi yarattı… Karadağ’ı Ukrayna’nın başkenti Kiev’de yapılan Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması’nda ilginç ta…

    2 days ago 20 May 17, 8:30pm

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Sweden 1994‘Stjärnorna’ (The Stars) by Marie Bergman...
    Sweden 1994‘Stjärnorna’ (The Stars) by Marie Bergman & Roger Pontare.Composition: Peter Bertilsson.Lyrics: Mikael Littwold. Everything here feels cookie-cutter Eurovision. All the elements are there for a big soaring ballad to storm up the score…

    30 Nov 16, 11:14am
  • Eurovision 2017: Grand Final preview
    This year’s Eurovision looks like a three-horse race between market leaders Portugal, Italy and Bulgaria. Last year was nail-bitingly close between the eventual top three, where huge disparities between respective jury and televote scores added to…

    9 days ago 13 May 17, 2:17pm
  • Eurovision 2017: EBU issues statement regarding Eurovision 2017 
    The EBU has done today what the EBU has to do frequently and spoken up about how arrangements are proceeding for next years Eurovision Song Contest.  In short, yesterday there was going to be an announcement about where in Ukraine Eurovision 2017 wa…

    26 Aug 16, 2:30pm
  • Italy 2017 - Francesco Gabbani - The Occidentali's Karma Dance

    Italy 2017 - Francesco Gabbani - The Occidentali's Karma Dance

    (Click here for a vital slice of education...)This is excellent. You may have been looking at the complex series of dance steps that the boy Gabbani is enacting throughout his hit tune and wondered to yourself: "How can I pull off those moves without…

    60 days ago 23 Mar 17, 1:22pm
  • 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
  • newThe Another ESC Site Award for Long notes for nothing
    ALBANIA: WORLD - LINDITARating: # 37thPre-contest rating: 34thPost-contest rating: 35thFrom a distance the set looks good. The lighting is moody; the background has part of the preview film and it fits the song somewhat. I don’t get the dress in…

    20 hours ago 21 May 17, 8:11pm
  • ESC 2017: Portugal at last

    ESC 2017: Portugal at last

    Before everything else: what a wonderful thing that Portugal got to win at long last. And that they got to win in style with a beautiful song and a fantastic artist and with a huge margin. It feels so good after years of struggling. Happiness for Por…

    8 days ago 14 May 17, 8:24am
  • 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

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