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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

  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The Long Summer Of Waiting Continues
    Our latest Insight News podcast from the summer months of Eurovision. We're waiting for more details from The Netherlands on 2020, looking forward to Junior Eurovision 2019, and getting ready for the first selection shows of the season.The post Euro…

    5 days ago 14 Aug 19, 5:28pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Alice Beverton-Palmer
    The ESC Insight crew and friends are off to Île de Bezençon for the summer with their favourite Eurovision related songs and stories. Podcaster & social media maven Alice Beverton-Palmer joins Ellie Chalkley with a basket full of bangers, an inspir…

    25 days ago 25 Jul 19, 7:35pm
  • EuroNoize: No Borders, No Limits
    ESC Insight has been following the EuroNoize avant-garde song contest with great interest. Ellie Chalkley reflects on her experiences reporting on the contest from backstage, and considers what it means to be able to speak freely about music, politic…

    40 days ago 10 Jul 19, 2:04pm
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Your First Eurovision Podcast For The Summer
    Our first summer news podcast from the Eurovision World. Looking back at Tel Aviv 2019, looking forward to 2020, and not forgetting about Eurovision Choir or Junior Eurovision 2019.The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Your First Eurovision Podc…

    52 days ago 28 Jun 19, 8:21pm
  • The Continuing Mystery Of San Marino’s Complicated Televote
    With more questions being raised around the voting and points calculation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Ellie Chalkly breaks open the spreadsheet to look at another potential problem - San Marino’s constructed televote.The post The Continui…

    83 days ago 28 May 19, 6:59pm
  • Which National Finals Sent The Wrong Songs To Tel Aviv 2019
    Continuing our look back at this year’s National Final selections, the ESC Insight team discuss which countries made the wrong choice regarding the performers and songs to send to Tel Aviv for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.The post Which Nation…

    84 days ago 27 May 19, 9:15pm
  • Which National Finals Sent The Right Songs To Tel Aviv 2019?
    As the ESC Insight team return to normal life after the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, we look back over the National Final season to find out which broadcasters made the correct song choice for Tel Aviv 2019.The post Which National Finals Sent The R…

    86 days ago 25 May 19, 12:49pm
  • Questions And Answers About The Voting At Eurovision 2019
    The EBU has confirmed that the Belarussian jury points announced during the Eurovision Song Contest 2019’s Grand Final were incorrect. Ben Robertson investigates what has happened, why it is so easy to make this mistake, and what steps the EBU must…

    88 days ago 23 May 19, 7:51pm

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

  • Georgia: Georgian Idol Returns To Screens in October
    GPB has confirmed that the latest season of Georgian Idol will commence in October, as the nation searches for their next Eurovision entrant. Georgia’s search for their Eurovision 2020 participant will begin in October, GPB has confirmed. The natio…

    3 days ago 16 Aug 19, 5:33pm
  • Ireland: Junior Eurovision Éire 2019 to Start on September 1
    TG4, the Irish-language broadcaster, has revealed that Junior Eurovision Éire 2019 will begin airing on September 1. The show will last five weeks, with the final being broadcast on September 29. The semi-finals were filmed earlier this month in Dub…

    3 days ago 16 Aug 19, 4:55pm
  • Spain: Cadena COPE Leaves The European Broadcasting Union
    Radio network Cadena COPE has left the European Broadcasting Union, having been a member of the union since 1998. The second most listened to generalist radio network in Spain, Cadena COPE has confirmed that it is no longer a member…

    4 days ago 15 Aug 19, 6:28pm
  • Portugal: Festival da Canção 2020 News to Be Revealed Next Week
    RTP will be revealing information regarding Festival da Canção 2020 next week. Portuguese broadcaster RTP took to their social media channels yesterday to reveal that they will be announcing news regarding Festival da Canção 2020 next week. This…

    4 days ago 15 Aug 19, 11:57am
  • Kazakhstan: Number of Potential Songs For Yerzhan Maksim
    Yerzhan Maksim has spoken about his preparations for Junior Eurovision 2019, with working underway on a number of potential songs. Speaking to Kazakh TV, the Kazakh entrant Yerzhan Maksim has explained that work is underway on a number of songs…

    6 days ago 13 Aug 19, 7:21pm
  • Ukraine: Junior Eurovision 2019 Finalists Revealed
    The ten finalists in Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2019 selection have been revealed. Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has revealed the names and songs competing to represent the country at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster wi…

    6 days ago 13 Aug 19, 2:58pm
  • Georgia: Mamuka Ghaganidze of The Shin Has Died
    Lead singer of The Shin, Mamuka Ghaganidze, has passed away. Yesterday afternoon it was reported by TV journalist and friend Marina Salukvadze that Mamuka Ghaganidze had passed away in Germany. The singer had melanoma, a type of cancer. Mamuka joined…

    7 days ago 13 Aug 19, 7:37am
  • North Macedonia: Mila Moskov Working on Junior Eurovision Entry
    Mila Moskov, the North Macedonian representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, is currently working on her entry for the contest. MRT, the North Macedonian national broadcaster, have revealed that Mila is currently working on her Junior…

    7 days ago 12 Aug 19, 6:33pm

ESC Daily

  • Rotterdam or Maastricht will host Eurovision in 2020
    Maastricht and Rotterdam remain in the race for Eurovision host city in The Netherlands. Dutch broadcaster NPO has announced this today. Utrecht, Den Bosch and Arnhem are out of the picture. NPO stated that the flexibility of both Ahoy (Rotterdam) an…

    34 days ago 16 Jul 19, 2:46pm
  • 19 countries will participate at Junior Eurovision 2019
    The EBU has revealed the final participant list for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. A total of 19 countries will participate at the contest which will be held in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland, in November. Here are the participating nations:…

    36 days ago 15 Jul 19, 5:29am
  • Aftermath 2019 (14): Dutch victory shows every nation can win Eurovision
    Two months ago, The Netherlands won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Their first victory since 1975. Something the Dutch celebrated hard, since they have seen the other side of the Eurovision-medal often. In our last episode in the Aftermath series,…

    36 days ago 14 Jul 19, 3:00pm
  • Aftermath 2019 (13): Italy a strong favourite across Jury and Televote
    Since their return to the contest, Italy has remained a strong competitor at the contest, and more often than not, we see Italy somewhere within the Top 10. This year was no exception, with Mahmood finishing in 2nd place with his song, Soldi. This ye…

    38 days ago 12 Jul 19, 3:00pm
  • Aftermath 2019 (11): Lazarev disappointed with third place for Russia
    In the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Russia finished in third place with ‘You are the only one‘ by Sergey Lazarev. The singer took part in 2019 again, and finished in third place again. A disappointment for the superstar. Lazarev specifically que…

    42 days ago 8 Jul 19, 3:00pm
  • Aftermath 2019 (10): A renewed focus sees a strong result for Switzerland
    Switzerland’s success at Eurovision is few and far between, and despite their efforts to turn their luck around, the nation often struggled to determine what would make a successful Eurovision package. With a renewed selection strategy, Switzerland…

    44 days ago 6 Jul 19, 3:00pm
  • Amsterdam will not host Eurovision: “We don’t have the venue”
    Amsterdam will not host Eurovision 2020. In an official statement, the local government states that the city “does not have the right venue that is available for long enough.” Five cities remain in the race to host the contest in the Netherlands.…

    46 days ago 4 Jul 19, 3:31pm
  • Eurovision 2020 in The Netherlands: Host city announced in August, Amsterdam already out
    After Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on behalf of The Netherlands, the first steps towards hosting the contest in The Netherlands in 2020 have already been taken. The host city will be announced in August. Eurovision 2020 not in…

    47 days ago 3 Jul 19, 10:13am

On Europe

  • 17 August – Yodeleeii, yodeleeii, yodeleeii, yodeleioo
    It would be a dull old Eurovision if all the songs sounded the same. They obviously don't, otherwise they'd all finish up with the same number of points. But whilst they all want to stand out, some stand out because they are so different. Today's off…

    2 days ago 17 Aug 19, 3:00pm
  • 16 August – The angels and demons side by side
    Our favourite song contest isn't always all about the singing. Yes, an actual song won this year, but sometimes the medium of dance tries to get in on the act. There have been many songs about this medium, and includes all styles. The Waltz, the Coco…

    3 days ago 16 Aug 19, 3:00pm
  • 15 August – At last I keeled over, with the ‘phone in my hand
    Do you have a favourite style of music? Is it Schlager? Or something less predictable? If you're into rap, then today's song will be for you. Some countries experiment with this form of music from time to time. Either as a complete song, or during th…

    4 days ago 15 Aug 19, 3:00pm
  • 9 August – Time… time… time… time… time
    Time to look back. A long way back. Back before some of you might even have been born. But fear not, it's in beautiful colour. If you didn't know, the first contest in colour was in 1968. A time when the whole world started to show off what colours w…

    10 days ago 9 Aug 19, 3:00pm
  • 8 August – Little treasures or mean devils, they are all essential to us
    I know you love a song that crosses the boundaries of our different tastes, and is something that can do no wrong. Today must fit that bill if any song can. It has almost everything. Three songwriters, of which two are legends. Six singers, each reno…

    11 days ago 8 Aug 19, 3:00pm
  • 7 August – Run, barefooted, by the wharf
    Is Eurovision political? Is there a fine line between a political song and one that celebrates history. Where do you draw this line? Some countries have had more turbulent histories than others, and some very recently. Back in 1975, revolution was ve…

    12 days ago 7 Aug 19, 3:00pm

ESC Plus

ESC Today

  • Portugal: RTP kicks off Festival da Cançao 2020 preparations
    RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster, has kicked off preparations for the 2020 Portuguese national selection aka Festival da Canção and published the rules and regulations of the competition. The Portuguese...The post Portugal: RTP kicks off F…

  • Portugal: RTP confirms participation in Eurovision 2020
    RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster, has confirmed that Portugal will participate at the forthcoming Eurovision 2020 edition in the Netherlands. Thus Portugal joins the list of countries who have confirmed...The post Portugal: RTP confirms part…

  • Belarus: BTRC confirms participation in Eurovision 2020
    BTRC, the Belarusian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Belarus will compete at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands. Thus Belarus joins the list of countries who...The post Belarus: BTRC confirms participation in Eu…

  • Georgia: Georgian Idol to determine Eurovision 2020 hopeful
    GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Georgia will once again select its Eurovision hopeful and entry via Georgian Idol. Georgia will be opting for the same...The post Georgia: Georgian Idol to determine Eurovision 2…

  • Eurovision 2020: Moroccanoil confirmed as Presenting Partner
    The EBU has announced today that Moroccanoil will be the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest Presenting Partner. Morrocanoil has secured  an extensive global association and event, media, and digital rights as...The post Eurovision 2020: Moroccanoil confi…

  • Czech Republic: 152 songs submitted for Eurovision 2020
    CT, the Czech national broadcaster, has received a total of 152 songs for the 2020 Czech national final which is scheduled to be held on 25 January. The Czech Republic...The post Czech Republic: 152 songs submitted for Eurovision 2020 appeared firs…

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…

    92 days ago 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…

    93 days ago 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…

    95 days ago 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

    95 days ago 16 May 19, 9:24pm

Eurovision Times

  • ETSC 12: Get to know the songs!
    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…

    6 days ago 14 Aug 19, 12:06am
  • ETSC 12: 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…

    7 days ago 12 Aug 19, 10:02pm
  • Eurovision Host City to be Revealed on 30th August
    The host city for the Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on Friday 30th August. Only two cities remain in the race, Rotterdam and Maastricht, with Rotterdam favourite to win. The two potential Host Cities had until 17:00 (CET) today to submit m…

    10 days ago 9 Aug 19, 3:07pm
  • ETSC 12: 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…

    12 days ago 7 Aug 19, 10:00pm

ESCxtra

  • newSofia Ivanko will represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2019!
    Ukraine have today announced their act who will represent the nation in Gliwice-Silesia on 24th November. 13-year-old Sofia Ivanko will perform the song “Koly zdaietsia” (When It Seems) – it is the first song to be confirmed for this year’s J…

    8 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 12:43pm
  • newBelarus confirm Eurovision 2020 participation
    As the host city announcement and a brand new season draw nearer, we have a new confirmation, this time coming from Belarus! Seventeenth participation in a row Belarusian broadcaster (BTRC) confirmed their Eurovision 2020 participation to fellow news…

    9 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 12:19pm
  • newEurovision winning composer Lise Cabble releases first solo single
    Danish songwriter Lise Cabble has made her debut as solo artist at the age of 61. The “Only Teardrops” composer does so with a song in her native tongue: “Tjekker Ind Og Ud”. More than a composer The single is a chance for Lise Cabble to show…

    24 hours ago 18 Aug 19, 9:34pm
  • Mahmood announces European tour
    After the unprecedented success of Soldi across Europe following the contest in May, Italy’s Mahmood has announced that he will be touring Europe at the end of the year. Mahmood finished as this year’s runner up with the contemporary R&B meets Ra…

    1 day ago 18 Aug 19, 5:18pm

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
  • Belarus 2019 - Eva Kogan - Run

    Belarus 2019 - Eva Kogan - Run

    Now here's a cautionary tale about electing not to sing in your own language. English may be something of a lingua franca in the musical world, but if you're going to attempt to try to sing in it, you should at least have something of a minimal grasp…

    8 Mar 19, 1:56pm
  • 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
  • Closed for the Summer/Winter
    It’s been an interesting season with the Netherlands finally winning again. Now it’s time for a rest and to do other things. Read books, move house, seen interesting things and places. If you need me, I’m only a click away (not that anyone come…

    41 days ago 9 Jul 19, 8:06pm
  • 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…

    92 days ago 19 May 19, 8:38pm
  • 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
  • Katılımını Onaylayan 29 Ülke!
    15 gün sonra Hollanda’nın hangi şehrinin ev sahibi olacağı açıklanacak. Roterdam yarışı önde götürüyor ve şimdiden ev sahipliğine göz kırpıyor. Geçen yıl yarışmaya 42 ülke katılacağını açıklamıştı. Ukrayna yayın…

    6 days ago 14 Aug 19, 8:52am

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