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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

  • 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…

    2 days ago 23 May 19, 7:51pm
  • Nine Things We Expect From The Netherlands And Eurovision 2020
    As we say goodbye to each other, plans are being made to meet again next year in The Netherlands following Duncan Laurence’s victory in the Tel Aviv Expo. Ewan Spence looks to the future and what we might expect for Eurovision 2020.The post Nine T…

    6 days ago 19 May 19, 8:37pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Daily News From Tel Aviv, Sunday 19th May
    Reviewing the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019, examining the voting sequence, thoughts on the votes, and our highlights of the show, in the final News Podcast from Tel Aviv.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Daily News From Tel Aviv, Sund…

    6 days ago 19 May 19, 3:01pm
  • Taking Flight: The Upward Trajectory of Australia At Eurovision 2019
    As the anticipation builds for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, anticipation is also building around the Australian act, the popera style, and the unique staging. Sharleen Wright looks at the Kate's journey in the world of the Song Contest.The post…

    7 days ago 18 May 19, 5:41pm
  • Spotter’s Guide: Eurovision 2019 – The Grand Final
    They think it's all over... and by the end of tonight's show, it will be! Check out John Lucas's Spotter's Guide to the Eurovision Grand Final!The post Spotter’s Guide: Eurovision 2019 – The Grand Final appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of th…

    7 days ago 18 May 19, 4:40pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Grand Final Commentary 2019
    Ellie Chalkley, Elaine O'Neil, and Ross Middleton, take you though the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019. Download the alternative commentary podcast, press play before the show starts, and don’t forget to pause when you hear the beep!The post Eurovi…

    7 days ago 18 May 19, 1:47pm
  • Who Would Love Hatred And Why Hatari Will Prevail
    Will Hatred prevail? As Hatari highlight what will happen if love disappears from the world, Elaine O'Neil looks at the supporters of Iceland's 2019 Eurovision entry.The post Who Would Love Hatred And Why Hatari Will Prevail appeared first on ESC In…

    7 days ago 18 May 19, 1:09pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tel Aviv, Saturday 18th May
    Previewing the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019, Ewan Spence and Sharleen Wright look at the running order, the favourites, and the surprises, ahead of tonight's live show that will crown a winner.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From T…

    7 days ago 18 May 19, 12:13pm

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

  • newIceland: Joint Largest Eurovision Audience of the Past Decade
    Iceland saw its joint largest Eurovision audience for the past decade, with 170,000 viewers for the Grand Final. Iceland’s return to the Grand Final, saw interest reach its joint highest level since the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia. A total…

    14 hours ago 24 May 19, 7:52pm
  • newEurovision’20: NPO Hopes To Begin Bidding Process in June
    NPO has stated that is hopes to begin the official bidding process for the host city of Eurovision 2020 in June. A spokesperson for NPO has told the Dutch press, that it hopes to launch the host city bidding process…

    15 hours ago 24 May 19, 6:57pm
  • newEurovision’20: Enschede Airport Twente’s Plans To Host The Contest Continue
    Commercial Director of the Enschede Airport Twente, has confirmed that it is investigating submitting a bid to host Eurovision 2020. The Enschede Airport Twente has confirmed that it will progress ahead with plans to host the Eurovision Song Contest…

    17 hours ago 24 May 19, 4:19pm
  • newEurovision’20: Zwolle Drops Out As Potential Host City
    Zwolle has dropped out of the running to host Eurovision 2020, due to the proposed venue being unsuitable to host. The city of Zwolle has dropped out of attempting to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The city which had…

    17 hours ago 24 May 19, 4:10pm
  • newPoland: Grand Final Viewing Figures Down 367,000 Compared To 2018
    366,800 fewer viewers watched the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, compared to the same show in 2018. TVP saw the number of viewers tuning in for its Eurovision coverage fall compared to the 2018 contest. The final was…

    21 hours ago 24 May 19, 12:30pm
  • newIreland: Over 400,000 Fewer Viewers For 2019 Grand Final
    RTE saw the audience that tuned in for this years Eurovision Grand Final fall by more 400,000 viewers compared to the 2018 contest. Following Ireland’s failure to qualify for the Grand Final, over 400,000 fewer viewers watched this years Grand…

    23 hours ago 24 May 19, 10:13am
  • Croatia: 280,940 Viewers For Eurovision 2019 Grand Final
    HRT has reported that 280,940 viewers watched the Grand Final of  Eurovision 2019, after the nation failed to qualify for the final for a second year. The Croatian national broadcaster saw 280,940 viewers watch the final of Eurovision 2019 live…

    1 day ago 24 May 19, 8:04am
  • Estonia: Just Over 200,000 Viewers For Eurovision 2019 Grand Final
    In Estonia, just over 200,000 viewers watched on ETV as Estonia finished 20th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Final. Estonia saw a total of 201,000 viewers follow the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The show was…

    1 day ago 24 May 19, 6:30am

ESC Daily

  • Eurovision 2020 in The Netherlands: What do we know so far?
    A few days ago, Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on behalf of The Netherlands. In the aftermath of that victory, the first steps towards hosting the contest in The Netherlands in 2020 have already been taken. Seven cities in The N…

    2 days ago 23 May 19, 5:13pm
  • EBU corrects the result of Eurovision 2019: Sweden is now fifth
    The EBU has announced that there has been a mistake in the presentation of the jury vote. This results in a new final ranking of the nations in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Sweden is now the fifth place finisher, with Norway [read m…

    3 days ago 22 May 19, 5:01pm
  • Split results Eurovision Final 2019: North Macedonia wins jury vote, Norway televote winner
    While The Netherlands was the overall winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, two other nations won the jury vote and the televote of the Grand Final. Tamara Rodevska from North Macedonia won the jury vote, with 247 points, and KEiiNO from Norway…

    6 days ago 19 May 19, 6:44am
  • Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision 2019 for The Netherlands
    Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands with ‘Arcade’. They won a total of 492 points from the 41 expert juries and televote. Italy finished in second place and Russia came third. ‘Arcade’ is written by Du…

    6 days ago 19 May 19, 6:39am
  • Australia won the first semi final of Eurovision 2019
    Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke won the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with 261 points, while Czech Republic came second with 242 points and Iceland was third with 221 points. Just two points was the difference between 10th and…

    6 days ago 19 May 19, 6:27am
  • Only a single point separated Denmark from Lithuania in semi 2
    The Netherlands was the winner of the second semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with 280 points, ahead of North Macedonia in second place with 239 points and Sweden in third place with 238 points. The second semi final was close, only a […

    6 days ago 19 May 19, 6:19am
  • Iris beats Shannon to win ESCDaily Prediction Contest
    In a battle of the women, Iris has beaten Shannon for victory in the ESCDaily Prediction Contest. Iris came up with an amazing Grand Final prediction, which led her to victory. In the Grand Final, Iris predicted 9 of the top 10 countries correctly. O…

    7 days ago 18 May 19, 8:40am
  • Everything you need to know about the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019
    In this article you will find everything you need to know about the upcoming grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Be prepared for the conclusion of the biggest music competition in the world! The show starts at 21:00 CET and will […

    7 days ago 18 May 19, 5:37am

On Europe

  • 23 May – In the dreams of the artist
    A winner? Well, there have been 67 of them, so they'll crop up here from time to time. There is another winner who has a birthday today, but I'll save her for another year. Today's birthday girl Anne-Marie David has actually represented two countries…

    2 days ago 23 May 19, 3:00pm
  • EBU admits Eurovision vote screw up
    The EBU has admitted they used an incorrect jury result for the 2019 song contest, causing scoreboard changes. The correction confirms North Macedonia topped the jury vote, but moves Sweden up to fifth place and Norway (who scored most with televote…

    2 days ago 22 May 19, 10:55pm
  • 22 May – In Europe boys pay court to girls
    Can you see it? The dust settling, that is? Over another riotous cavalcade of quality song? We've had 64 of them now, so the EBU must be doing something right. A whole lot of contests mean that we have a rich history, and today's birthday boy comes f…

    3 days ago 22 May 19, 7:39pm
  • Eurovision 2019: The viewing figures
    As sure as June follows the fabulous Eurovision month of May, OnEurope is back with a round-up of who watched what. Our annual run through the ratings. Previous ratings summaries: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 The main event In Israel, host broadcaster Kan repo…

    3 days ago 22 May 19, 9:06am
  • Eurovision Babylon – 2019 Photo special
    Eurovision Babylon is back for one last time this season, with a picture special, hand-curated from Eurovision 2019. Image Credits: British Airways, BilalMusic, Thomas Hanses, Andres Putting, Tamta, Keiino, YNet, MichelaMusic, Tamara Todevska.

    4 days ago 21 May 19, 2:51pm
  • Dispelling the myth: No one votes for the UK?
    So after all the usual bleating and hollering from the more reactionary corners of the country about how nobody likes us / it's all political / Brexit did us in / we could send Adele and still come last / why do we even bother if no one votes for us…

    4 days ago 21 May 19, 12:22pm

ESC Plus

ESC Today

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…

    6 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…

    7 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…

    8 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

    9 days ago 16 May 19, 9:24pm

Eurovision Times

ESCxtra

  • newWATCH: American YouTubers on FBE react to Eurovision 2019!
    As part of Fine Brothers Entertainment’s award-winning REACT series on YouTube, the channel has chosen to react to Eurovision for the fourth year running! Once again, The majority of the Americans involved had never heard of Eurovision before, so…

    1 hour ago 25 May 19, 8:34am
  • newNew Music Friday – This week with Wiktoria, Malou Prytz, Mikolas Josef, Polina Gagarina & more!
    It’s been less than a week since Eurovision and we all probably struggle with PED this week… So there is probably the best medicine coming! New music by some of your favorite Eurovision artists! This week we have a full article with tunes for you…

    10 hours ago 24 May 19, 11:57pm
  • newHatari drop new song and video feat Bashar Murad
    It’s been less than a week since Hatari finished 10th at Eurovision with “Hatrið mun sigra“, thereby securing Iceland’s first top 10 result since Yohanna (2009). Also, it was their first qualification since Pollapönk (2014). However, they a…

    17 hours ago 24 May 19, 4:52pm
  • newMikolas Josef released brand new single “Acapella”
    Today Mikolas Josef released his new single “Acapella” including a music video for it. And the video already reached about half a million (!!!) views in less than 12 hours. The Czech artist proves, that he just keeps delivering amazing tunes and…

    23 hours ago 24 May 19, 10:17am

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…

    78 days ago 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
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    9 hours ago 25 May 19, 12:14am
  • 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…

    6 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

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