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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

  • newYour Junior Eurovision 2018 Guidebook Is Now Available
    All the songs, all the numbers, and the history. Download your guide to 2018's Junior Eurovision Song Contest from ESC Insight.The post Your Junior Eurovision 2018 Guidebook Is Now Available appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eur…

    10 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 8:05pm
  • newEurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #4
    The fourth and final Junior Juke Box Jury for 2018. Sharleen Wright and Samantha Roos return with Ewan Spence to judge Georgia, Wales, Armenia, Israel, and Russia. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #4 appeared first on ESC In…

    11 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 7:28pm
  • Make Your Way To Minsk: The Top Five Things To See
    Sharleen Wright explores Minsk and Belarus for the top five tourist attractions o visit on your visit to Junior Eurovision 2018.The post Make Your Way To Minsk: The Top Five Things To See appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovi…

    1 day ago 18 Nov 18, 9:36pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #3
    Our third Junior Juke Box Jury for 2018. Ewan Spence is joined by John Lucas and Ben Robertson to judge Kazakhstan, Italy, Ireland, Ukraine, and Australia.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #3 appeared first on ESC Insight - H…

    2 days ago 17 Nov 18, 9:35pm
  • Make Your Way To Minsk: Currency, Cuisine, And Nightlife
    Continuing our look at the host country of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Sharleen Wright explores what you can find in Belarus' capital city of Minsk; looking at the currency, the cuisine, and the night life.The post Make Your Way To Min…

    3 days ago 16 Nov 18, 9:45pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #2
    Episode two of four in the Junior Juke Box Jury 2018 season, as Ben Robertson and John Lucas join join Ewan Spence to work through France, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Serbia and The NetherlandsThe post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #2 a…

    4 days ago 15 Nov 18, 9:30pm
  • Make Your Way To Minsk: How To Get To Belarus
    In a three-part series, our resident travel expert Sharleen Wright offers her tips on how to reach Minsk for Junior Eurovision 2018.The post Make Your Way To Minsk: How To Get To Belarus appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovis…

    5 days ago 14 Nov 18, 9:30pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #1
    Junior Juke Box Jury returns ahead of Junior Eurovision 2018. Ewan Spence is joined by Sharleen Wright and Samantha Ross to listen to Poland, Belarus, Albania, Malta, and Macedonia.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #1 appeare…

    6 days ago 13 Nov 18, 9:00pm

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

  • Three former Eurovision artists take part in Eesti Laul 2019
    The Estonian broadcaster ERR released the 24 artists that will take part in Eesti Laul 2019, the preselection show that will select the act for Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Tanja (ESC 2014), Birgit Õigemeel (ESC 2013) and Sandra Nurm…

    5 days ago 15 Nov 18, 5:53pm
  • Germany selects six artists for national final
    German broadcaster NDR have announced the six artists that will be taking part in the televised national selection ‘Unser Lied für Israel’ in February 2019. These artists were chosen after a round of auditions in Cologne in October. Here are the…

    5 days ago 15 Nov 18, 8:30am
  • Romania cuts down their selection process for Eurovision 2019
    The Romanian preselection show Selecția Națională will be narrowed down to two semi finals and a grand final in 2019. Romanian broadcaster TVR have opened the submission period for Selecția Națională 2019 on the TVR website up until the 10th of…

    7 days ago 13 Nov 18, 8:31am
  • 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…

    10 days ago 10 Nov 18, 4:41am
  • X-Factor Malta in full swing
    Malta uses the talent show format X-Factor to select their artist for the Eurovision Song Contest. In this article we keep you posted on the results in the Maltese X-Factor. There have been many weeks of auditions in front of the judges. The judging…

    11 days ago 9 Nov 18, 6:24am
  • Jacques Houdek wants to return to Croatian preselection Dora
    It was announced by Jacques himself, that he will apply to take part in the Croatian national selection for the chance to represent the country in 2019. Last time, Jacques was approached by the Croatian broadcaster as an internally selected represent…

    12 days ago 7 Nov 18, 8:18pm
  • 42 countries take part at Eurovision 2019, Bulgaria officially off the list
    42 countries will take part in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May 2019. When compared to this years contest, Bulgaria is the only country that has withdrawn for the next edition. In both semi finals on the 14th and 16th of [read more…

    12 days ago 7 Nov 18, 7:59pm
  • Broadcaster SBS: “Eurovision Asia is still in development”
    Even though the rumours are getting harder to ignore, according to the Australian broadcaster and rightholder SBS, the inaugural edition of Eurovision Asia is not officially planned as of yet. “Eurovision Asia is still in development,” a spokespe…

    19 days ago 1 Nov 18, 11:09am

On Europe

  • new19 November – No more, no more, no more, no more
    It's always worth remembering that our favourite TV show is a contest for writers, not just performers. So maybe it's time it made more of the songwriters again. Anyone recall the 1985 postcards? I'm bigging up writers as today's song from Israel was…

    11 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 7:37pm
  • newHas Phil finally got something right in these previews?
    So what on Earth has Phil got to say about the final set of 5 little darlings from across Europe - Does he like any of them? - Is he an old curmugeon? (yes) - Is he showing off his video skillz? Find out in the last in our series of PreviewsThe post…

    11 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 7:33pm
  • 18 November – You’ll soon come by for another try
    Today's lyric sums up what all of us know with dread sometimes. That performer who possibly didn't quite sing as well as they wanted to might come back for another go. We all know them. Luckily, perhaps more for us than for her, today's birthday girl…

    2 days ago 18 Nov 18, 11:28am
  • 17 November – Look at all my thoughts, they’re swaying, they’re staggering
    I went on the other day about English being here there and everywhere. Of course, English hasn't always been the prime language used in Eurovision songs. There have been others. When our favourite TV show started, French seemed to be 'de rigueur'. Yo…

    3 days ago 17 Nov 18, 5:14pm
  • 16 November – Take a leap of faith
    Who says we just pick those obscure songs from decades no-one remembers. The ones where you can understand why they sank without trace. But we can pick obscure ones from recent contests too. I jest. Today's birthday boy is someone you might be seeing…

    3 days ago 16 Nov 18, 7:39pm
  • 15 November – Nana nana nai na nana…
    Our favourite TV show isn't just about singing, despite the name. It's about how an act looks, dresses and moves. Sometimes it helps to mention one of these attributes in your song. Maybe it depends on the type of dance you're singing about. Street d…

    4 days ago 15 Nov 18, 7:34pm

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…

    73 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

  • newJunior Eurovision 2018: All You Need to Know
    Junior Eurovision 2018 – We’re into the last week before this year’s Junior Eurovision contest and we’ve got the full low down on everything you need to know about Saturday’s event. On the 25th of November, the 16th edition of the Junior E…

    10 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 8:20pm
  • Estonia: 24 Acts for Eesti Laul Announced
    Estonia – The 24 acts taking part in this year’s Estonia selection, Eesti Laul 2019, have been revealed by the broadcaster, ERR. They were chosen by a jury from 216 entries. The songs will be revealed on 1st December 2018.  Semi-final 1 will tak…

    3 days ago 17 Nov 18, 6:59am
  • Slovenia: Submission Deadline 14th December
    Slovenia – RTVSLO, the Slovenian national broadcaster has opened up its calls for entries from Slovenes, and you have until 14th December to submit your song for EMA 2019. The selection process will change this year as semi-finals have been scrappe…

    10 days ago 10 Nov 18, 8:26am
  • Germany: Get to Know the 6 Candidates
    Germany – The six artists who will compete as finalists in the German national final, Unser Lied Für Israel were revealed this week by Eurovsion.de. Extra acts could be added, as it was initially indicated there could be 8 finalists, but what do…

    10 days ago 10 Nov 18, 8:11am

ESCxtra

  • new47 acts advance to Six Chair Challenge in X Factor Malta
    X Factor Malta has been going for a good couple of weeks. The audition and bootcamp phases are now over. All judges now have their own categories and the final 47 contestants will advance to the Six Chair Challenge. Ira Losco: Boys Two time Eurovisio…

    7 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 11:32pm
  • newAn Xtra Happy Birthday; Week 47!
    Even though there are less Eurovision Stars celebrating their birthday this week, compared to last, there are still a lot of birthdays to celebrate: 15 in total! One of this week’s birthday girls has actually participated at Eurvision three times;…

    9 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 9:17pm
  • newThe full running order for Junior Eurovision 2018 is revealed!
    Earlier today, the running order draw for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place during the opening ceremony. Now, the producers have filled in the gaps and revealed the full running order of Sunday’s grand final! Here’s the running o…

    13 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 5:00pm
  • newRunning order draw for Junior Eurovision 2018 takes place
    This afternoon, the opening ceremony for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place at the BelExpo in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk. During the ceremony, hosted by Denis Dudinsky and Anna Kviloria, the running order draw was held. Who…

    15 hours ago 19 Nov 18, 3:35pm

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…

    55 days ago 26 Sep 18, 11:24am