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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: Eurovision Castaways with Eurovision Lemurs
    Eurovision bloggers and Sondheim aficionados the Eurovision Lemurs visit the island bringing the hardest working Lithuanian in showbiz, Francophone hip hop and complex Belorussian jazz chords, then gifting us with some extraordinary livestock, in the…

    8 days ago 5 Nov 19, 9:07am
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Let The Orchestra Vote
    The latest Insight News podcast, with a new slogan, artist announcements, National Final details, and more. Ewan Spence and the team round up the latest news, dates, and thoughts for Rotterdam 2020 and the Eurovision Song Contest.The post Eurovision…

    13 days ago 31 Oct 19, 8:30pm
  • 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…

    39 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…

    42 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…

    54 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…

    58 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…

    61 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…

    73 days ago 1 Sep 19, 2:00pm

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

  • Slovenia: Stella Wins EMA FREŠ Duel One
    Stella has been announced as the winner of the first duel of EMA FREŠ, with her song “Ne vem, če sem v redu”. The winner of the first duel of EMA FREŠ has been announced by RTSVLO. Stella won the…

    9 days ago 4 Nov 19, 8:30pm
  • OGAE Video Contest 2019 Entries Revealed
    The entries for the OGAE Video Contest 2019 have been revealed. 25 songs will compete in this year’s contest. This year’s contest is being organised for OGAE Czech Republic, who won last year with “Me Gusta” by Mikolas Josef. This…

    9 days ago 4 Nov 19, 9:10am
  • Armenia: “Colours Of Your Dream” Music Video Released
    The official music video for Armenia’s Junior Eurovision entry “Colours Of Your Dream” has been released. The music video for Karina Ignatyan’s entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been released. The music video for “Colour…

    10 days ago 3 Nov 19, 11:32am
  • Junior Eurovision 2019 Stage Construction Begins
    Construction is underway at the Arena Gliwice in Poland for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 later this month. This weekend has seen construction commence for the stage for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Construction crews have moved…

    10 days ago 3 Nov 19, 9:54am
  • Czech Republic: Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 Participation Confirmed
    The Czech Republic has confirmed their participation in Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia. Ceska Televize has confirmed to Eurofestivales, that the broadcaster will be participating in Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in the Croatian…

    11 days ago 2 Nov 19, 9:30am
  • Czech Republic: Cyril Hirsch Announced as Head of Delegation
    Cyril Hirsch has been named as the new Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest. Cyril Hirsch (left in featured image) has taken over from Jan Bors as the Head of Delegation for the Czech…

    12 days ago 1 Nov 19, 5:28pm
  • Finland: UMK 2020 Submission Window Open
    Yle, the Finnish national broadcaster, has opened the submission window for Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020. Anyone wishing to submit songs to UMK 2020 have from today until November 8 to do so. Artists can send in up to three songs…

    12 days ago 1 Nov 19, 11:32am
  • Bulgaria: Eurovision 2020 Artist to Be Revealed on November 25th
    Bulgaria will reveal their artist for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest on November 25th. Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has revealed that their 2020 artist announcement will take place on November 25th. This news comes just one day after the announcement…

    13 days ago 31 Oct 19, 2:39pm

ESC Daily

  • newHungary and Montenegro withdraw, Ukraine and Bulgaria return to Eurovision
    Hungary and Montenegro have officially withdrawn from the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Still, there will be 41 countries that take part in Rotterdam, as Bulgaria and Ukraine make their comeback in the contest. 35 nations will compete in the two Semi…

    39 mins ago 13 Nov 19, 3:22pm
  • Australia Decides 2020: First candidates presented
    In the upcoming weeks, broadcaster SBS Australia will announce the names of the artists that take part at Australia Decides 2020. In this article, we give you updates on the names for the second national final in Australia, that will decide who will…

    6 days ago 7 Nov 19, 2:26pm
  • Junior Eurovision 2019: Meet the participants (part 3)
    This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest is quickly approaching, with the contest to be held on the 24th of November at the Gliwice Arena in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. This is the first time the contest will be held in Poland, and the show will be…

    11 days ago 2 Nov 19, 6:30pm
  • Bulgaria returns to Eurovision in 2020
    After a one year break due to financial issues, Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has confirmed that the nation returns to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. BNT have signed the agreement and rule book needed to participate. Bulgaria last participated in t…

    14 days ago 30 Oct 19, 7:48am
  • A Dal will not be used as the Hungarian Eurovision Selection
    Hungarian broadcaster MTVA have confirmed that the usual national selection A Dal will not be used to select Hungary’s participant for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Furthermore, the broadcaster has not yet confirmed whether the nation will…

    17 days ago 27 Oct 19, 9:41am
  • Destiny Chukunyere takes part in Maltese second season of X-Factor
    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. Former Junior Eurovision winner Destiny Chukunyere is one of t…

    17 days ago 27 Oct 19, 9:31am
  • Junior Eurovision 2019: Meet the participants (part 2)
    This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest is quickly approaching, with the contest to be held on the 24th of November at the Gliwice Arena in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. This is the first time the contest will be held in Poland, and the show will be…

    17 days ago 27 Oct 19, 9:30am
  • ‘Open Up’ is the theme for Eurovision 2020
    The slogan for the 2020 edition of Eurovision has now been revealed as ‘Open Up.’ The slogan and theme around the contest will act as the creative foundation for the show, which will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in May next year. Executi…

    19 days ago 25 Oct 19, 4:53am

On Europe

  • 11 November – They committed sacrilege and they weren’t even ashamed
    Have you ever thought what the stars of Eurovision have to go through on the big night? Apart from the pressure of representing their country that is. Well, just spare a thought if you're the last to sing in the Grand Final. If you're first on, you g…

    2 days ago 11 Nov 19, 6:15pm
  • 10 November – Talk about love in every language
    We celebrate the winners here. We also celebrate the also-rans. And, indeed, we celebrate the last places too. After all, there are many last-placed songs that are better known than the songs that beat them. Today we take a trip back to the early 197…

    3 days ago 10 Nov 19, 6:01pm
  • 9 November – Jeremy likes his rigorous routine
    Are there any countries you would love to see win for the first time? Well there aren't that many left, but some are dying to lose their winning virginity. Today we look at the Mediterranean's happiest rock. In 2013 they sent a singing doctor - today…

    4 days ago 9 Nov 19, 5:41pm
  • First Aussie acts named for Eurovision show
    Australia will once again stage a public national final to pick its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. SBS and production partner Blink TV have today announced Vanessa Amorosi and Casey Donovan will compete in 'Eurovision – Australia Decides' i…

    4 days ago 9 Nov 19, 11:34am
  • Eurovision 2020 – Leavers and returners update
    With 41 countries on the provisional list for Rotterdam 2020, it's time for OnEurope to take a quick look at what that means for our favourite rumours. Montengro seems unlikely to be at the party. Rumours began this week on fan sites that money was t…

    4 days ago 9 Nov 19, 11:02am
  • RTP names composers for 2020 Eurovision shows
    The 2020 Eurovision national finals season will once again feature a late-night marathon hosted by Portuguese broadcaster RTP. The Festival da Canção is an acquired taste, with a reputation for sending songs that under performed at Eurovision - alt…

    4 days ago 9 Nov 19, 10:07am

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

  • Bulgaria: They’re back!
    Bulgaria – Great news today as Bulgaria confirms that it will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. With the loss of Hungary, but the return of Ukraine, it looks like we already have 40 countries taking part in Rotterdam. The official stat…

    14 days ago 30 Oct 19, 8:56am
  • Malta: Destiny Chukunyere Auditions on XFactor Malta Tonight
    Malta – The representative for Malta in Rotterdam will again be chosen via the country’s XFactor tv show, which airs tonight from Gozo. A familiar Eurovision face, and one of the hot favourites to win, auditions tonight… Destiny Chukunyere, win…

    17 days ago 27 Oct 19, 6:04pm
  • Georgia: Eurovision Selection Starts Tonight!
    Georgia – Georgian Idol (or Star of Georgia as its also known) kicks off tonight, and will be used to select the Georgian entry for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It’s the second year that the broadcaster GPB has selected its representati…

    18 days ago 26 Oct 19, 6:14pm
  • RIP Natalia Pugacheva
    Former Participants – Natalia Pugacheva of Buranovskiye Babushki, better known as the Russian Grannies, has sadly died aged 83. Her death was announced on Twitter by the head of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov: The grannies came second in Baku in 201…

    18 days ago 26 Oct 19, 5:46pm

ESCxtra

  • newBREAKING NEWS: 41 countries to Rotterdam 2020
    The EBU have announced that 41 countries will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Just like Tel Aviv, there will be 41 countries competing to win the coveted trophy. It should be noted that Ukraine initially…

    45 mins ago 13 Nov 19, 3:16pm
  • newEurovision Trivia: So You Think You Know… Ukraine
    One of the big success stories of the 2000s has been the arrival of the Ukraine. Coming into the contest with a clear vision of doing well, they have constantly wowed us with creatively interesting staging and strong pop songs. They may occasionally…

    9 hours ago 13 Nov 19, 7:00am
  • new🇮🇱 Israel: HaKokhav Haba L’Eurovizion to start later this month
    Back in May, KAN confirmed that Israel would be participating in the 2020 contest. Along with the news was the announcement of changes to their selection method. Then, in July, more details emerged regarding how they will go about selecting their ne…

    18 hours ago 12 Nov 19, 10:10pm
  • 10 contestants qualify to Georgian Idol live shows
    The audition stage of Georgian Idol has come to an end, as 10 finalists have been selected to perform in the upcoming live shows. A ticket to Rotterdam awaits For the second year in a row, GPB have opted with Georgian Idol to select their representat…

    1 day ago 12 Nov 19, 3:18pm

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…

    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
  • newDecade of Success and Failure 2019 - #36

    Decade of Success and Failure 2019 - #36

    ICELANDAverage score: 80.83 points Placing 2009-2018: 34th Change in placing with 2018: -2Dearly departed: Is it true? - Johanna; 218 points - 2ndHighlight: 2019: Hatrið mun sigra - HATARI; 232 points - 10thLow point: 2010: Je Ne Sais Quoi - Hera…

    7 hours ago 13 Nov 19, 9:00am
  • 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

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