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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

  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Interviewing Australia’s Jessica Mauboy
    Ellie Chalkley talks to Jessica Mauboy as she is announced as Australia's singer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in a special edition of the ESC Insight podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Interviewing Australia’s Jessica Mauboy appe…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 2:29pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Jon Jacob
    The ESC Insight crew are off to Île de Bezençon for the off-season with their favourite Eurovision related songs and stories. This week we’re visited by Jon Jacob, to talk about music theory, obsolete VHS collections and Jesus Christ Superstar. O…

    5 days ago 9 Dec 17, 1:59pm
  • Why Junior Eurovision’s Online Vote Was A Success
    Following the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Ewan Spence looks back at the impact of online voting. There were issues on the night, but we should not be jumping to call it a fiasco or a failure. Instead, we should applaud its success.The post…

    13 days ago 1 Dec 17, 1:15pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Final Podcast From Tbilisi, Monday 27th November
    Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis review last night's Grand Final and look back at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in our final podcast from Tbilisi.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Final Podcast From Tbilisi, Monday 27th November ap…

    17 days ago 27 Nov 17, 11:29am
  • Your Spotter’s Guide to Junior Eurovision 2017
    It's almost time for the 2017 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, so before you settle in with your party food and fizzy pop (and Lizi Pop) here's a few things that you detail-oriented people might want to be watching out for at home.The…

    18 days ago 26 Nov 17, 12:53pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi, Sunday 26th November
    Ewan Spence, Lisa-Jayne Lewis, Luke Giles, and Richard Taylor review the Jury Final of JESC 2017 and preview the Grand Final in today's coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi…

    19 days ago 25 Nov 17, 10:19pm
  • Tried and Tested – Junior Eurovision as a Format Laboratory
    The 50/50 Jury/Televote Split Back in the 100% televote era of the main Contest, it was clear that relying entirely on public voting to produce a Eurovision winner had the potential to result in eye-catching but not always high quality winners, and t…

    19 days ago 25 Nov 17, 3:16pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi, Saturday 25th November
    Ewan Spence, Lisa-Jayne Lewis, and Brent Davison recap the final rehearsals, talk to more of the stars, and gatecrash Georgia's Pop Idol to talk to Nina Sublatti, in today's coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017The post Eurovision Insi…

    19 days ago 25 Nov 17, 2:04pm

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 …

    38 days ago 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.

    39 days ago 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…

    40 days ago 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!

    41 days ago 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…

    41 days ago 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! 

    43 days ago 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.

    44 days ago 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…

    46 days ago 29 Oct 17, 11:00am

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ESC Daily

  • Australia: “Jessica’s song must match her excellent vocal qualities”
    A couple of days ago, our Australian reporter Joshua Mayne already put Jessica Mauboy on top of his list of possible acts for Australia in 2018. Now that she has actually been chosen, he is excited about the possibilities of another high score at the…

    2 days ago 12 Dec 17, 4:43pm
  • France: Preselection with 18 acts to pick from
    From over 1500 applications, French broadcaster France 2 has selected 18 songs that will be performed in two semi finals in 2018. Out of these acts, the representing 2018-act for France will be selected. The names of the artists and their songs have…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 10:29am
  • Jessica Mauboy: ‘Actually competing gives a different feeling’
    Jessica Mauboy already took the Eurovision stage in 2014 as interval act, but actually taking part is something different. She tells this to ESCDaily and als reveals her plans for Lisbon! “It is a very different feeling. I was nervous back then, bu…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 8:07am
  • Australia: ‘Jessica opened the door for Australia to compete’
    Australia’s Head of Delegation Paul Clarke is delighted that Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. “Jessica Mauboy’s performance at ESC Copenhagen 2014 opened the door for Australia to compete at Eurovisio…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 6:43am
  • Australia: Jessica Mauboy selected for Lisbon
    SBS had confirmed that Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Her song will be presented at a later stage. Mauboy already took the Eurovision stage in 2014, when she was on of the interval acts of the c…

    4 days ago 11 Dec 17, 4:15am
  • Editorial: Six artists who could represent Australia at Eurovision 2018
    After SBS have made an unexpectedly early announcement, revealing that Australia’s entrant for Eurovision 2018 will be announced on Monday, 11th December, Joshua Mayne discusses the possibilities for artist selection. The promotional video publishe…

    5 days ago 9 Dec 17, 7:00am
  • Slovenia: ManuElla returns to EMA in 2018
    Broadcaster RTVSLO has announced the 16 participating artists in EMA 2018, the Slovenian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. ManuElla and Tanja Ribic return to the stage to represent Slovenia again. ManuElla took part in 2016 with her…

    6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 10:19am
  • Australia: Artist announcement on Monday
    We will get to know the Australian artist for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on Monday the 11th of December. Broadcaster SBS Australia confirmed the news in a press statement. The 2018 Eurovision Contest will now mark Australia’s fourth year of c…

    6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 6:01am

On Europe

  • 12 December – It seems I’ve been led astray
    Such is the lottery of the birthday feature, that one day we're plumbing the depths of the 1970s, and next we're [almost] bang up to date. I'll leave it to you to decide whether the old or the new is better. And today's 'new' song might polarise opin…

    2 days ago 12 Dec 17, 5:17pm
  • Mauboy, Mauboy, you can call her Mauboy…..
    Those of you who are traditionalists, like me, may want to look away  or recoil in horror, but that famous European country, Australia, has announced that its fourth representative will be… Jessica Mauboy. Yes, you heard right. In between wretchin…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 8:04pm
  • 11 December – Girl’s eyes, so many skies
    I know you like the variety of tunes we have on this site. We don't always pick your Euphorias or your songs about phoenixes. Eurovision is far too rich to stick to the common stuff. So when I had the choice today between a Swedish semi-finalist, a b…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 5:49pm
  • TV Slovenia gives us SIXTEEN for an EMA! – It’s like the good old days!
    One of this webmaster's favourite national finals, EMA, has come round again and RTVSLO has given the world a list of songs and singers to make the old fans cry, and the new fans go "who?" Sixteen hardy souls have made it through a tough selection pr…

    4 days ago 10 Dec 17, 12:18pm
  • You will be the reason to start
    I've dispensed with the birthdays and thrown in a random video just to see if you're paying attention. This song generated an interest in that there are lots of Europeans working away from home. Sometimes far away from home. Whether it's the Vilniusi…

    4 days ago 10 Dec 17, 12:01pm
  • 9 December – You’ve become an obsession
    Picture the scene. You're a writer of credible music. This thing called Eurovision comes your way and you decide to have a crack at it. After all, your country has had modest success so it could be a lark. You write songs for a few years for other pe…

    5 days ago 9 Dec 17, 2:37pm

ESC Plus

  • Lithuania: Eurovizija start date and hosts revealed
    LRT has revealed a few details of their 2018 national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The upcoming edition of Eurovizija will be hosted by comedian Mantas Stonkus and presenter Ugnė Skonsmanait. The first show will air on January 6. “I…

    2 days ago 12 Dec 17, 2:16pm
  • France 2 reveals details of 2018 national selection “Destination Eurovision”
    A few months back, the French delegation was confident to make their big reveal of the season: France 2 will kick off its first national selection system since 2014. The broadcaster is now ready to reveal more details of the jury, how the eventual wi…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 11:38am
  • San Marino: Giovanni Montalbano gets awarded 1 in 360’s second wildcard
    The second act, which has just been announced, will join Emma from Finland at 1 in 360, San Marino’s upcoming brand new national selection system for Eurovision 2018 Two official wildcards have already been selected to compete at the Sanmarinese na…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 10:29am
  • Jessica Mauboy to represent Australia in Lisbon!
    The singer was invited to perform at the interval act of the 2014 edition of the contest, where she sang a self-written track, especially for the show, called “Sea Of Flags” We have finally got the name and SBS has not regret trying to chase the…

    3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 7:25am
  • Save Junior Eurovision: A contest for a few privileged, wrong appearance of some participants
    EDITORIAL – Today we continue our review of the aspects to improve the format of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, so it becomes a favourite educational show for the youngest. This time, we will talk about the evolution of the participants and ho…

    4 days ago 10 Dec 17, 7:10pm
  • Slovenia: EMA 2018 participants revealed 
    RTVSLO has just announced the name of the 16 candidates  that will compete at the next year’s Slovenian national final for Eurovision. EMA 2018 will be made up of two shows, a semi final and a national final.  You can find the Slovenian hopefuls…

    6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 11:34am

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

  • Melodifestivalen 2018: Full Lineup Presented
    Dust off the Post Eurovision Depression [PED] guys because the closed season is officially over. SVT has just presented the full lineup for Melodifestivalen 2018 which is packed full of new faces and also some familiar returnees. Heat 1 Karlstad –…

    16 days ago 28 Nov 17, 9:26am
  • Estonia: Eesti Laul 2018 Lineup
    The Eesti Laul 2018 lineup has just dropped with some of the entries already available. The rest of the songs will be published by 20th December, with the semi-finals scheduled for 10th and 17th February. The final will take place 3rd March. Aden Ray…

    34 days ago 10 Nov 17, 6:19pm
  • Netherlands: Waylon Signs Up for Eurovision 2018
    Waylon, one half of the Common Linnets duet from Eurovision 2014, has signed up to represent the Netherlands once again. The 37-year old will be aiming to deliver the Netherlands their first Eurovision victory since 1975, which they narrowly missed o…

    35 days ago 9 Nov 17, 7:53pm
  • Azerbaijan: Jazz Singer AISEL To Lisbon
    This is not a typo, AISEL, and not Aysel, has been internally selected to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2018. The 27-year old jazz singer from Baku will be hoping Eurovision is still hungry for real music and not secretly craving greasy fast foo…

    36 days ago 8 Nov 17, 1:16pm

Eurovision Times

  • Hungary: A Dal Finalists Announced
    Hungary – MTVA, the Hungarian national broadcaster, has revealed the names of the  30 acts that will compete in A Dal 2018, chosen from 350 entries. The contest starts on 20th January 2018, and there will be three heats, 2 semi-finals and a grand…

    7 days ago 7 Dec 17, 7:02am
  • Latvia: Supernova Finalists Revealed
    Latvia – LVT have announced the 21 artists that have been chosen by 4 jurors for the Supernova competition which will decide Latvia’s entry for Lisbon. 93 entries were originally received, 63 were published online. After an internet vote, 31 acts…

    7 days ago 7 Dec 17, 6:48am
  • Austria: It’s Cesár Sampson to Lisbon!
    Austria – ORF has announced it has internally selected Cesár Sampson to represent Austria in Lisbon next May. It made the announcement on the Ö3-Wecker radio show. Sampson has taken part in the last two Eurovision Song Contests as part of the…

    9 days ago 5 Dec 17, 7:13pm
  • Albania: 22 Songs Online for Festivali i Këngës 56. Listen Now!
    Albania – The annual national final that chooses Albania’s Eurovision representative, Festivali i Këngës, will this year see 22 acts compete for a place in Lisbon. There will be two semi finals on the 21st and 22nd of December and a grand fin…

    9 days ago 5 Dec 17, 6:58pm

ESCape News

  • new#TB 14 Aralık: TRT’den Flaş Eurovision Kararı
    Gelin sizlerle #tb akımına uyalım ve geçmişe bir yolculuk yapalım. Son yıllarda aldığımız başarılı sonuçlarla diğer ülkelerin dikkatini çeken Türkiye, bir Aralık akşamı ulusal kanal TRT’nin aldığı flaş bir kararla yarış…

    20 hours ago 13 Dec 17, 9:01pm
  • TAYANNA’s Pool for #Vidbir2018 Starts!
    Tatyana Reshetnyak, known professionally as Tayanna is a singer-songwriter from Kyiv. Her entry was  I Love You, which is a passionate power ballad at the very last Ukrainian national selection but she finished the competition as 2nd. TAYANNA is bac…

    1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 8:41am
  • TAYANNA Anketi Başlattı! İşte 4 Şarkı!
    Geçtiğimiz yıl “I Love You” şarkısıyla Ukrayna’yı temsil etmek için yarışan Tayanna, 2018 yılında ülkesini yeniden temsil etmek için hazırlanıyor… Geçtiğimiz sene Ukrayna ulusal finalinde “I Love You” şarkısıyla sahne…

    1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 8:19am
  • Hakokhav Haba’da Nissim Süprizi!
    İsrail ulusal finali Hakokhav Haba’da elemeler devam ederken bur sürpriz ile daha karşılaşıldı. Sürpriz İsrail’de en çok konuşulanlar arasına girdi. Nissim olarak da bilinen Amerika doğumlu sonradan Hasidik(dindar) Yahudi olup İsrai…

    1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 8:01am

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
  • X Factor 2017: Coming Up Roses
    What a difference a year makes. After last year’s final, we were scratching our heads about what exactly producers had been trying to achieve. There was no such uncertainty this year, and we have to doff our caps again to producers for what they’…

    8 days ago 6 Dec 17, 1:57pm
  • newAlbania 2018 - Akullthyesit - Divorc

    Albania 2018 - Akullthyesit - Divorc

    (Click here for a stomp of an unexpectedly high order…)Now here's another little treat from Albania. The best value at Këngës always lays in the hands of the grumbly old men, so when the fella at the front here started purring out the lines over…

    6 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 11:00am
  • 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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  • Finland 2018: Saara Aalto is the one

    Finland 2018: Saara Aalto is the one

    In a bit of a surprise move, Yle has decided to internally select Saara Aalto to represent Finland at the ESC in Lisbon in May. It was only partially a surprise - after three years of non-qualification and last year's very weak line-up in the nationa…

    37 days ago 7 Nov 17, 4:51pm
  • 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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