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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

  • The Revelation And The Devastation Awaiting Hooverphonic’s Fans
    What happens when your little musical secret is pushed onto the Eurovision Song Contest stage? Derek Sillerud finds his love of Hooverphonic is about to be shared with our expansive community.The post The Revelation And The Devastation Awaiting Hoov…

    8 days ago 5 Oct 19, 9:01am
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Don’t Take It Away Just Yet
    Catch up on the latest Song Contest details with the Insight News podcast, including notices given, performers offered, and Netflix slogansThe post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Don’t Take It Away Just Yet appeared first on ESC Insight - Home o…

    11 days ago 2 Oct 19, 6:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Rise Of The Internals
    The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest season continues, with new internal selections, no more four hour shows, and a little bit of Nightwish. Ewan Spence and the team round up the latest news, dates, and thoughts for the Insight News podcast.The post Eur…

    23 days ago 20 Sep 19, 6:53pm
  • It’s The Hope That Gets You: Thoughts On The BBC, BMG, and Eurovision 2020
    With today's news that the BBC is collaborating with BMG to find the UK's Song for Europe in 2020, Ewan Spence sounds a note of caution in all of the optimism.The post It’s The Hope That Gets You: Thoughts On The BBC, BMG, and Eurovision 2020 appe…

    27 days ago 16 Sep 19, 12:36pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Ann Squires
    Podcaster, educator and long time home-based contest appreciator Ann Squires of ESC Armchair and the Keep Dancing Podcast joins Ellie Chalkley on Île de Bezençon to talk lost rave classics, the joy of niche linguistics, and keeping Georgia weird.T…

    30 days ago 13 Sep 19, 9:45am
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Ahoy Rotterdam!
    As the Eurovision Song Contest says 'Happy New Year'', Ewan Spence rounds up the latest news, dates, and thoughts in the opening Insight News podcast of the season.The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Ahoy Rotterdam! appeared first on ESC Insig…

    42 days ago 1 Sep 19, 2:00pm
  • We’re All Off To Rotterdam… Host City Confirmed
    Following a live broadcast on Dutch television, the host city for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been confirmed as Rotterdam, with the live shows taking place on the 12th, 14th, and 16th of May.The post We’re All Off To Rotterdam… Host Cit…

    44 days ago 30 Aug 19, 10:01am
  • 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…

    60 days ago 14 Aug 19, 5:28pm

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

  • Eurovision’20: Cornald Maas Named Creative Advisor
    Dutch commentator Cornald Maas has been named as a Creative Advisor for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Since first joining the commentary booth for the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, Cornald Maas has gone on to become…

    43 days ago 31 Aug 19, 7:22pm
  • Eurovision’20: NPO To Ask For At Least 15 Million Euro Of Government Funds For Eurovision
    The Head of Dutch broadcaster NPO, has said that they will be making a case to the Dutch Government for a significant amount of funds for Eurovision 2020. Speaking on the talkshow Jinek, Shula Rijxman the Head of NPO, explained…

    43 days ago 31 Aug 19, 4:42pm
  • Estonia: Selects For Eurovision 2020 on February 29
    The Estonian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be selected on February 29. The final of Eesti Laul 2020 will take place on February 29, with ERR revealing the schedule and rules for next years Estonian selection process.…

    44 days ago 30 Aug 19, 6:33pm
  • Eurovision’20: Aim For Tickets To Go On Sale Before Christmas
    Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, have stated that their aim is for tickets for the contest to go on sale before Christmas. During the press conference regarding Rotterdam’s selection as host city for Eurovision 2020, it has been…

    44 days ago 30 Aug 19, 6:19pm
  • Full Details of the Maastricht Eurovision 2020 Bidbook Released
    The full details from the bidbook for Maastricht’s proposal to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 have been revealed this afternoon. Hours after the announcement that Maastricht was unsuccessful in its bid to host Eurovision 2020, the bidbook ha…

    44 days ago 30 Aug 19, 6:05pm
  • Serbia: Beovizija 2020 Song Submissions Window Opens
    RTS has opened the submissions process for artists wishing to compete in Beovizija 2020 and represent Serbia in Rotterdam. The Serbian national broadcaster has today opened the submissions window for Beovizija 2020. From today until November 15, inte…

    44 days ago 30 Aug 19, 5:43pm
  • Rotterdam To Host The Eurovision Song Contest 2020
    It’s official, Rotterdam will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands. The port city of Rotterdam will be the hosts for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, with Europe saying Ahoy to the next host city. The city of…

    44 days ago 30 Aug 19, 9:59am
  • Today: The Host City of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is Revealed
    The host city of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands will be formally revealed today at 12:00 CEST. Maastricht or Rotterdam will be revealed at midday, as the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The two…

    45 days ago 29 Aug 19, 11:00pm

ESC Daily

  • X-factor Malta season 2 to decide Maltese Eurovision entry
    Broadcaster TVM has announced, that for the second season, X-factor Malta will be the selection method to select the Maltese Eurovision entry for The Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The last edition of X-factor Malta was a first for the small M…

    2 days ago 11 Oct 19, 3:12pm
  • Australian JESC song ‘We will rise’ presented
    Earlier in the Junior Eurovision season, it was announced that Jordan Anthony would represent Australia at Junior Eurovision this year. Now, the song that he will perform has been released and is titled ‘We Will Rise.’ Australian broadcaster ABC…

    7 days ago 6 Oct 19, 3:12pm
  • Blas Cantó sings for Spain at Eurovision 2020
    Spain will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam by singer Blas Cantó. The 27 year old singer has been selected internally by the Spanish broadcaster RTVE. Since Spain is a member of the so-called big-5, they have a direct…

    8 days ago 5 Oct 19, 1:16pm
  • Belgium chooses Hooverphonic for Rotterdam
    Belgium has selected their artists for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. The group Hooverphonic will be singing in their neighbour country in May next year. Band members Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and Luka Cruysberghs are currently wor…

    12 days ago 1 Oct 19, 8:31pm
  • Denmark gives audience more influence through radio preselection
    The Danish national broadcaster DR have now announced that Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be used to select the Danish Eurovision act, however the public will now have more influence. A total of 10 acts will be competing in the selection as in previous…

    12 days ago 1 Oct 19, 3:07pm
  • Jon Ola Sand to step down as Executive Supervisor after Rotterdam 2020
    Jon Ola Sand, the Eurovision Song Contest’s Executive Supervisor since 2011, has announced that the 2020 Contest will be his last in the role. As work continues on the 65th Contest, the EBU will conduct a selective search for Jon Ola’s successor.…

    13 days ago 30 Sep 19, 9:35am
  • “More room for spontaneity and feeling at Eurovision 2020”
    Executive Producer Sietse Bakker has told Dutch media about his first plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. “There will be less scripted jokes and more room for spontaneity and feeling,” Bakker promises in an article of Algemeen Dagblad. Ba…

    28 days ago 16 Sep 19, 8:00am
  • United Kingdom will select 2020 Eurovision act internally
    The United Kingdom will not have a televised public selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. In contrast to recent years, the BBC will work together with record company BMG to find their act for Rotterdam. Since 2016, the BBC televised their n…

    28 days ago 16 Sep 19, 7:55am

On Europe

  • new13 October – I’m going to be able to sing
    False flagger alert! If you're offended by people from one country singing for another, you may wish to look away. But there is a very good reason today. Today's false flagger's own country didn't début for another 11 years. That makes it OK in our…

    6 hours ago 13 Oct 19, 2:41pm
  • 12 October – I water your garden
    That thing where you represent your country, in your country. There's no pressure at all, oh dear me no. Seriously, it must be an honour, knowing that you have huge home support in that crowd. In 2018 - if you recall - we were at a contest none of us…

    1 day ago 12 Oct 19, 3:00pm
  • 11 October – I follow you in darkness
    Sometimes a song comes along and I don't know what to say about it. It's not a winner. It's not a notorious last place. And many of you might have even forgotten it was ever entered. In other news, after two days out west we're heading east. Our frie…

    2 days ago 11 Oct 19, 3:00pm
  • 10 October – Your smile, your lips, your eyes, your face
    Now I know what you're thinking. Two Irish birthdays in a row? You might think there's a plot afoot. There isn't. As you know, the birthdays I pick are all random. But as we have an Irish birthday, we've gone back to - almost - Ireland's début in th…

    3 days ago 10 Oct 19, 6:11pm
  • 9 October – Just don’t look down
    There's a lot to be said for the selection process to choose a song for our favourite TV show. What's the right formula? Do you go for an internal selection? Or do you let Joe/Josef/Jozef/Giuseppe public decide? Obviously, this year, our friends in t…

    4 days ago 9 Oct 19, 5:27pm
  • 8 October – But mama, she ain’t here tonight
    In this column, we don't normally pick birthdays from the current year. But until May we had none on 8 October - and then two come along at once! Who's the other one? Wait until 2020. We say that anyone can win, or do well, despite a previous record.…

    5 days ago 8 Oct 19, 4:12pm

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…

    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…

    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…

    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

    16 May 19, 9:24pm

Eurovision Times

  • Spain: Blas Cantó to Rotterdam!
    Spain – RTVE, the Spanish broadcaster in charge of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2020, has revealed tonight that they have internally chosen Blas Cantó to represent them in Rotterdam!   He always dreamed about it and he’s finally…

    8 days ago 5 Oct 19, 3:25pm
  • Belgium: Hooverphonic to Rotterdam!
    Belgium – VRT, the Flemish broadcaster in charge of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2020, has revealed tonight that they have internally chosen Hooverphonic to represent them in Rotterdam!   The band is a trio shaped around Alex Callie…

    12 days ago 1 Oct 19, 9:18pm
  • UK: ‘Eurovision: You Decide’ Dumped
    UK – The BBC has confirmed that its national selection programme, Eurovision: You Decide, has been dumped for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and an exciting new partnership with the record company BMG will help select the UK’s representati…

    27 days ago 16 Sep 19, 6:49pm
  • Eurovision 2020: It’s Rotterdam!
    Eurovision 2020 – Not only did fans point out the incapacities of the Maastricht building, but the official site was updated a bit too early so, was there any doubt left? It’s official now at least, Eurovision 2020 will be held on the 12th, 14th,…

    44 days ago 30 Aug 19, 4:33pm

ESCxtra

  • newEurovision 2019 wins KAN a Venice TV Award
    This week, the winners of the Venice TV awards 2019 were announced. Who do we see winning the award for “Best of Technology and Innovation”? KAN, for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 that was held earlier this year in Tel Aviv! The Venice TV Awar…

    8 hours ago 13 Oct 19, 12:34pm
  • newFinal version of Irish entry yet to be revealed
    The Irish entry for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was revealed last weekend. However, it has now been confirmed that the final version is yet to be heard. Jonas Gladnikoff, one of the writers behind ‘Banshee’ has spoken out on social me…

    9 hours ago 13 Oct 19, 11:40am
  • newGreece: ERT to host two-stage national selection in 2020?
    For the past couple of years, Greece has been internally-selecting their artists and songs for the Eurovision Song Contest. However, back in August, it emerged that this may change for the 2020 contest. OGAE Greece have now confirmed that the broadca…

    11 hours ago 13 Oct 19, 10:00am
  • Saturday Summary – This week’s Eurovision news headlines
    It’s Saturday once again and it means that it’s time to once again round off the latest news from the Eurovision world. More countries confirm their participation for Eurovision 2020 Italy has confirmed that it will be attending the party in Rott…

    1 day ago 12 Oct 19, 6:58pm

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
  • One of two most trusted pals
    Why classical music is something I keep returning to time and time again.The post One of two most trusted pals appeared first on Thoroughly Good Blog.

    4 days ago 9 Oct 19, 10:09pm
  • 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
  • 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…

    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
  • new#Melodifestivalen: Renaida’ya Kanser Teşhisi Kondu

    #Melodifestivalen: Renaida’ya Kanser Teşhisi Kondu

    2016 yılında gerçekleşen Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması’nda provalar esnasında tanınan ve 2018 yılında Melodifestivalen’ de All The Feels adlı şarkısı ile yarışıp finale kalan Renaida’dan sevenlerine kötü haber geldi.  Bugün…

    3 hours ago 13 Oct 19, 5:58pm

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