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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

Wiwibloggs

ESC Insight

  • Ask ESC Insight: What Has Eurovision 2018 Added To Your Summer Music Playlist?
    As the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is packed away in a little box, what musical earworms, hook-laden tracks, and thematic albums has this year’s Contest delivered? As summer stretches out before us, we Ask ESC Insight to look beyond the 43 to what…

    1 day ago 25 May 18, 4:34pm
  • ESC Insight’s Reader Survey For 2018
    Continuing our annual tradition of asking you how to improve ESC insight, it's our Reader Survey for the 2018 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 post…

    8 days ago 18 May 18, 9:28pm
  • Which National Finals Sent The Wrong Song To Lisbon 2018?
    Continuing our look back at this year’s National Final selections, Ewan Spence discusses which countries made the wrong choice regarding the performers and songs to send to Lisbon for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.The post Which National Finals…

    10 days ago 16 May 18, 7:26pm
  • Testing Eurovision’s Rules Of Momentum With The Lisbon 2018 Results
    Last week, ESC Insight's John Egan discussed the momentum required to win the Eurovision Song Contest from the Semi Finals, through the Jury vote, and into the Televote. Did Lisbon 2018 follow the theory?The post Testing Eurovision’s Rules Of Mome…

    10 days ago 16 May 18, 10:59am
  • Which National Finals Sent The Right Song To Lisbon 2018?
    As the ESC Insight team returns home from the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest, Ewan Spence looks back over the National Final season to find out which broadcasters sent the right song to Lisbon 2018.The post Which National Finals Sent The Right Song To…

    11 days ago 15 May 18, 10:35am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Podcast From Lisbon, Sunday 13th May
    Our final edition of the podcast from the Big Orange Sofa in Lisbon - ESC Insight and friends of the parish take a light-hearted look back at this year's Eurovision Song Contest over some falafel.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Podcas…

    13 days ago 13 May 18, 9:00pm
  • Nine Things We Expect From Israel And Eurovision 2019
    As the 2.5 metre load-out timetable is called up by Ola Melzig and the tech team,. Ewan Spence looks forward to what we could expect to see from Israel 2019 and next year's Eurovision Song Contest.The post Nine Things We Expect From Israel And Eurov…

    13 days ago 13 May 18, 12:08pm
  • Israel’s Netta Wins Eurovision 2018 with ‘Toy’
    And we have a winner. With 529 points, and a lead of 93 points over Cyprus' Eleni Fouriera in second place, Netta's 'Toy' wins the Eurovision Song Contest.The post Israel’s Netta Wins Eurovision 2018 with ‘Toy’ appeared first on ESC Insight -…

    14 days ago 13 May 18, 2:20am

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

  • newAftermath 2018 (7): First top-10 result in history for Czech Republic
    Every country can be succesful at the Eurovision Song Contest. The Czech Republic is the proof of this, after their first top-10 result in the history of the contest. Let’s look back at Mikolas Josef’ performance in Lisbon in episode 7 of the Aft…

    12 hours ago 26 May 18, 8:00am
  • Aftermath 2018 (6): FYR Macedonia going Dutch with terrible streak of results
    The sixth episode of our aftermath series about the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 we have a sad story to tell. It is about FYR Macedonia, that failed to qualify for the final again, for the sixth time in a row. FYR Macedonia remains one of [read more.…

    1 day ago 25 May 18, 8:00am
  • Aftermath 2018 (5): Sweden’s surprising low televote score
    The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 looked like it was going to be just another good year for Sweden. And of course, their 7th place is a good result once again. But they only had the jury vote to thank this year. Sweden is always a [read more...]The p…

    2 days ago 24 May 18, 8:00am
  • Aftermath 2018 (4): Always all or nothing for Estonia at Eurovision
    In the fourth episode of our series on the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 we talk about Estonia. A ‘strange’ country in the contest, because one year they can end up almost at the bottom of a semi final, and the other year [read mo…

    3 days ago 23 May 18, 8:00am
  • Aftermath 2018 (3): Azerbaijan, Russia and Romania lose their perfect track record
    The semi finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 had a couple of shock exits. Greece and Armenia failed to qualify for the final for the second time in history and Azerbaijan, Russia and Romania even had to suffer that fate for the very first [rea…

    4 days ago 22 May 18, 8:00am
  • Aftermath 2018 (2): Denmark finally pleases the televote again
    The second episode of the Aftermath 2018 covers the ninth place for Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Rasmussen and his ‘Higher Ground’ especially scored very well in the televote. This has not happened for Denmark in recent…

    5 days ago 21 May 18, 8:00am
  • Aftermath 2018 (1): Another top-10 result for Moldova
    This first episode of the Aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is about Moldova, which finished in tenth place in Lisbon. DoReDoS mostly thanked their result to their 115 points in the televote, where they finished in eighth place. It looks…

    6 days ago 20 May 18, 8:00am
  • Over 186 million viewers for Eurovision 2018
    The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 had viewing figures of over 186 million people throughout the world. According to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) this is slightly more than in 2017, when the contest in Kiev reached 182 million people. More tha…

    7 days ago 20 May 18, 5:38am

On Europe

  • Why your favourite didn’t win Eurovision – Part 1: The lower reaches
    As has become traditional, I will try to give you some insight into why Europe talked the shits about your national representative. You might not like 'em but, brutal honesty is what we are all about. 26th Portugal Avg Jury position – 18.10   Avg…

    1 day ago 25 May 18, 10:40am
  • Here’s who (probably) WON’T be singing for the UK at Eurovision
    It's that time of the year - Post-Eurovision Depression (PED) sets in. We fans amuse ourselves with unfettered speculation around who might (or might not) take part in the next Contest. This year, we've got the extra talking point of not really knowi…

    3 days ago 23 May 18, 12:55pm
  • Eurovision organisers: Don’t book anything yet
    Eurovision Song Contest organisers have warned fans against booking hotels or flights for next year's contest, as websites offer travel packages for late May 2019. A handful of Israeli news and travel sites have indicated the final to be 'confirmed'…

    4 days ago 22 May 18, 12:48pm
  • Dutch comedian slammed for Netta sketch
    Israel’s ambassador to The Netherlands has filed a formal complaint following a Dutch comedian’s TV spoof of its winning Eurovision song. Aviv Shir-On states Israeli offence at lyrics and images that suggested mistreatment of Palestinians in a co…

    4 days ago 22 May 18, 12:28pm
  • Making your mind up – Do Eurovision petitions work?
    When did you last sign a petition? My guess is 'not long ago'. I also suspect you didn't so much put pen to paper, as click a button. Signing petitions has become a favourite form of political participation. And television viewers have joined in. Fo…

    4 days ago 22 May 18, 10:30am
  • Eurovision 2018 – The viewing figures
    As the dust settles on another Eurovision Song Contest, we look back at the viewing figures. Last year, numbers were down after Russia withdrew and didn't broadcast the event, but with 43 competing countries, it was always going to be a big occasion.…

    5 days ago 21 May 18, 9:24am

ESC Plus

  • Junior Eurovision: Dutch national final date revealed
    AVROTROS has revealed the date of its national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. This year, the broadcaster will select the next Dutch representative from a live show that will take place on 29 September. https://www.facebook.com/jrs…

    1 day ago 25 May 18, 10:21am
  • Finland: YLE confirms it will not debut at Junior Eurovision 2018
    YLE has confirmed to ESCplus they won take part at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Although the broadcaster doesn’t participate in the international competition, they organise their own annual song contest for kids, MGP Finland. Hugo…

    2 days ago 24 May 18, 7:36pm
  • Slovenia won’t return to Junior Eurovision in 2018
    RTVSLO has revealed to ESCplus that they won’t be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk. Slovenia withdrew from the competition in 2016, when the show was moved from Saturday to Sunday. “In the RTV Slovenija Programme-productio…

    3 days ago 23 May 18, 6:30pm
  • Serbia confirms Junior Eurovision 2018 participation
    RTS has revealed to ESCplus that they will compete at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, which will take place on 25 November in Minsk. Serbia made its debut as an independent country in 2006 and they will celebrate their 10th participation at…

    4 days ago 22 May 18, 7:30pm
  • Barbara Dex Award: Who was the worst dressed act at Eurovision 2018?
    Anyone suffering from post-Eurovision blues today? Songfestival.be can ease them slightly with its annual fashion disaster homage, the infamous Barbara Dex Award. This is what makes the song contest so memorable, isn’t it? In the Eurovision univers…

    5 days ago 21 May 18, 1:51pm
  • International stars willing to represent UK at Eurovision
    Two international stars have recently revealed their hopes to represent the United Kingdom at the biggest competition in Europe. Robbie Williams and James Blunt are willing to bring the British their best result at the Eurovision Song Contest after…

    5 days ago 21 May 18, 11:02am

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

  • 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!

    14 days ago 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.…

    14 days ago 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.…

    15 days ago 11 May 18, 10:42am
  • Eurovision 2018: Final Running Order Published
    Following tonight’s second semi-final, the EBU has just released the full running order for Saturday’s Eurovision final. 01. Ukraine 02. Spain 03. Slovenia 04. Lithuania 05. Austria 06. Estonia 07. Norway 08. Portugal — break position 09. Unite…

    16 days ago 10 May 18, 11:59pm

Eurovision Times

  • newEBU Praises Portugal’s Broadcaster for Eurovision Coverage
    Eurovision 2018 – The EBU has contacted RTP, the Portugese broadcaster, to congratulate it on running one of the best editions of the Eurovision Song Contest ever.  The news was broadcast by RTP on TV and their website here. The EBU has revealed t…

    10 hours ago 26 May 18, 9:49am
  • Eurovision Times Awards 2018
    Eurovision 2018 – 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…

    6 days ago 20 May 18, 12:36pm
  • ET Aftermath 2018
    Eurovision 2018 – So yet again, one of our regular readers (Gregor) is offering to do a second part of the ET crews views on the competition to compare our score after the contest now has ended, based on the contest’s infamous 1-8, 10 & 12 system…

    6 days ago 20 May 18, 11:47am
  • Winner of Barbara Dex Award Announced
    Barbara Dex – The winner of the 2018 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 on its home of songfestival.be. Check out now who won…

    6 days ago 20 May 18, 11:09am

ESCxtra

  • newSerbia confirms participation at Junior Eurovision 2018
    RTS has confirmed that Serbia will be present for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Minsk, Belarus! The tenth country for 2018! Silvana Grujić, an RTS member, has confirmed that the country will compete in the 2018…

    22 mins ago 26 May 18, 7:30pm
  • newFinland will not debut at Junior Eurovision 2018
    YLE has confirmed that the country will not be making their debut appearance in the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk. Another country not competing The Finnish broadcaster has announced that the country will not be making their debut…

    1 hour ago 26 May 18, 6:50pm
  • newSTB reveal cost of Mélovin Eurovision 2018 appearance
    Ukrainian broadcaster STB have revealed the cost of Mélovin’s appearance at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.  The broadcaster spent 2.3 million hryvnia (approximately €75,400) at Eurovision 2018. Creative producer Natz…

    1 hour ago 26 May 18, 6:32pm
  • newAn Xtra Happy Birthday; May 26th!
    Yesterday on 25th of May, three Eurovision singers celebrated their birthday. Today there are also three Eurovision performers that have a birthday! And this time as well there is only 10 years age difference between the oldest and the youngest. Eda-…

    3 hours ago 26 May 18, 4:50pm

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Turkey 2006‘Superstar’ performed by Sibel...
    Turkey 2006‘Superstar’ performed by Sibel Tüzün.Composition: Sibel Tüzün.Lyrics: Sibel Tüzün.The good news for Turkey is that a schlager song was always going to win the Contest in 2006 (seriously, just look at that musical structure). Unfo…

    26 Jul 17, 11:36am
  • Eurovision 2018: The post-mortem
    The chicken wasn’t the gorilla after all. Like Francesco Gabbani, Netta Barzilai lost her status as red-hot, ante-post favourite; but unlike him, she still won. Beyond the animal references, ‘Toy’ and ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ were two differ…

    6 days ago 20 May 18, 6:07pm
  • Macedonia 2018 - Eye Cue - Lost And Found

    Macedonia 2018 - Eye Cue - Lost And Found

    (Click here, but prepare for bedazzlement...)Well here's a strange little thing. The long awaited alt pop presentation from Macedonia delivered many things to us - most of them entirely different stylistic directions - and all in the space of three m…

    76 days ago 12 Mar 18, 12:26am
  • 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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    8 hours ago 26 May 18, 12:21pm
  • ESC 2018 - a thriller to remember

    ESC 2018 - a thriller to remember

    It is all over and I find myself breathing again. Oh my, what a terrific voting we had in Lisbon. How beautifully the 12-pointers were spread out all over the place and how beautifully the televote then changed everything.This is just the way it is s…

    14 days ago 12 May 18, 11:40pm
  • 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
  • newEurovision 2018 Şarkılarının Öncesi ve Sonrası

    Eurovision 2018 Şarkılarının Öncesi ve Sonrası

    2018 yılında Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması‘nda 43 ülke Portekiz’in başkenti Lizbon’da sahne aldı. 43 ülke arasında bu yıl yüzü gülen ülke ise İsrail oldu. Peki bu süreçte hangi ülke şarkısı üzerinde ne kadar oynadı?… Ki…

    7 hours ago 26 May 18, 12:29pm

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