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  • Winning Melodifestivalen? It’s A Bonus. They’ve Already Won
    Ben Robertson explores the songs and the artists for this year's Melodifestivalen and notices something different. Gone is the uber-competitive element from the show this year, and instead artists are turning up to just do their thing.The post Winni…

    1 day ago 27 Feb 21, 4:35pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Everyone Gets A Stage
    A stage for everyone, all the National Final results, and the upcoming Musical Madness of March. Catch up on the latest Song Contest action with the Insight news podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Everyone Gets A Stage appeared first on ES…

    2 days ago 26 Feb 21, 6:08pm
  • Newsletter: Favourites fall as Nordic nations make their choices for Rotterdam
    From Keiino in Norway to Aksel in Finland, this year's national selections are proving that nothing is guaranteed when it comes to Eurovision...The post Newsletter: Favourites fall as Nordic nations make their choices for Rotterdam appeared first on…

    5 days ago 23 Feb 21, 12:35pm
  • Why the Message Matters
    For an audience as large as Eurovision gets, are we paying enough attention to the messages being sent to viewers?The post Why the Message Matters appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    9 days ago 19 Feb 21, 9:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Thirty Rock
    The UK has a singer, Spain has a head-to-head, and what should you do when there is too much Eurovision? Catch up on the latest Song Contest action with the Insight news podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Thirty Rock appeared first on ESC…

    9 days ago 19 Feb 21, 6:45pm
  • Did Melodifestivalen’s First Heat Break A World Record?
    It has been suggested that Melodifestivalen may have broken world records with their first heat broadcast. Ben Robertson investigates what the record is and how it is one of the secrets behind keeping Melodifestivalen top of the ratings annually.The…

    15 days ago 13 Feb 21, 7:00am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Hundreds And Thousands
    1000 songs in Sweden, 100 days to Eurovision, and a digital adventure for the press. Ewan Spence brings you the latest Song Contest updates in the Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Hundreds And Thousands appeared first on ESC…

    16 days ago 12 Feb 21, 6:01pm
  • Newsletter: EBU Updates Eurovision Scenarios For Rotterdam 2021
    With less than three months to go until the final of Eurovision 2021, the exact status of Rotterdam 2021 continues to hang in the balance. John Lucas rounds up this weeks developments...The post Newsletter: EBU Updates Eurovision Scenarios For Rotte…

    20 days ago 8 Feb 21, 4:00pm

Eurovoix

ESC Daily

  • newEric Saade and The Mamas are the last direct qualifiers in Sweden
    Eric Saade and The Mamas are the last two direct qualifiers for the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2021, after winning the fourth and last semi final. Efraim Leo and Clara Klingenström get a second chance for Sweden in Andra Chansen next week.…

    21 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 9:23pm
  • newBookmakers favourite NEEV qualifies for the Portuguese final
    The second group of qualifiers for the grand final of Festival da Canção 2021 are Joana Alegre, Carolina Deslandes, Pedro Gonçalves, NEEV and Eu.Clides. [read more...]The post Bookmakers favourite NEEV qualifies for the Portugue…

    21 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 9:20pm
  • newAna Soklič presents ballad ‘Amen’ during melancholic EMA 2021
    Ana Soklič has presented the song she will perform for Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. She premiered the song ‘Amen’ during EMA 2021, in which she was the only artist to take the stage. Ana won the Slovenian preselectio…

    21 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 9:10pm
  • newRead back: How The Mamas en Eric Saade made it to another final in Sweden
    Welcome to our liveblog for Saturday the 27th of February. Tonight Sweden will air their fourth and last semi final of Melodifestivalen and Slovenia will present their song for Rotterdam. Eric Saade returns to the Swedish preselection and is one of t…

    23 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 7:30pm
  • From Lo Stato Sociale to Willie Peyote: Meet the Participants of Sanremo 2021
    This year marks the 71st edition of the prestigious Sanremo Song Festival in Italy, set to begin on March 2nd. The 26 participants of this year’s contest were previously revealed by the Artistic Director, Amadeus and will feature a number of re…

    1 day ago 27 Feb 21, 12:51pm
  • Lesley Roy’s Irish ESC song “Maps” released
    The Irish song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is available. Lesley Roy let her song ‘Map’ premiere this Friday. The track will be performed in the first half of the first semi final on May 18th. Last year, RTÉ also selected L…

    2 days ago 26 Feb 21, 8:19am
  • Jendrik Stigwart sings ‘I don’t feel hate’ for Germany
    Jendrik Stigwart has announced that he will perform the song ‘I Don’t Feel Hate’ for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. He presented the German song this Thursday evening. Jendrik was presented a few weeks ago by Germany a…

    3 days ago 25 Feb 21, 8:16am
  • From Fasma to La Rappresentante di Lista: Meet the Participants of Sanremo 2021
    This year marks the 71st edition of the prestigious Sanremo Song Festival in Italy, set to begin on March 2nd. The 26 participants of this year’s contest were previously revealed by the Artistic Director, Amadeus and will feature a number of re…

    4 days ago 24 Feb 21, 12:29pm

On Europe

  • new28 February – Why do we make it so hard?
    Are you always able to pick a winner when you first hear it? Or does it baffle you completely when [insert country here] wins? Obviously, if you could pick a winner, every year, you'd be as rich as Crœsus. When today's birthday girl Emmelie de…

    2 hours ago 28 Feb 21, 4:00pm
  • newFdC 2021 – 2nd Semi Final qualifiers in full.
    The results of the 2nd FdC 2021 Semi Final are now known - they didn't announce the jury and televote split (shame) only the qualifiers. Song Performer(s) I Got Music Da Chick Jasmim Tainá Mundo melhor Ariana VOLTE-FACE EU.CLIDES Q Joana do ma…

    4 hours ago 28 Feb 21, 1:49pm
  • newThe full result of the 4th Melodifestivalen Heat.
    Melodifestivalen 2021 is still fecking going - It still surprises me that it feels like considerably more than six weeks every year!.   This weeks results are shown below.  Next week of course is a bumper week with the Second Chance du…

    22 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 8:23pm
  • newAna is going to sing Amen in Rotterdam – I likes it!
    It's been almost a year since RTVSLO announced that Ana Soklič would return to the Eurovision fold as Slovenia's representative in Rotterdam.  The song, presented in a retrospective show showcasing Slovenia's 60 year association with the Eu…

    22 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 8:10pm
  • 27 February – Always putting up a show
    It's always interesting how some countries choose their singers and songs. Some go internal, or there's the bog standard national final. Or you could be innovative. Like a certain event in 2018. Our friends in San Marino tried something different in…

    1 day ago 27 Feb 21, 4:00pm
  • Ireland releases Maps – Has Lesley got an A-Z to the final?
    ICYMI RTE have snuck out "Maps", their entry sung by Lesley Roy this morning, Friday 26th February.  It's below in case you've not seen it. I personally like this better than her 2020 abortive entry but see what you think? - In other news, she i…

    2 days ago 26 Feb 21, 5:46pm

ESC Today

Eurovision Times

  • newSlovenia: Song Released!
    Slovenia – RTV, the national broadcaster, hosted a very unique version of EMA, the traditional national final for Slovenia. This year, Ana Soklič, who won it last year, was selected internally and she presented “Amen”! So we go…

    22 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 8:26pm
  • National Finals 2021: Fourth Super Saturday
    It’s become a classic on ET, Super Saturdays with many shows happening all at once. Instead of opening all threads, hard to follow for everyone, we decided to have just one thread for all shows to follow live so we can all discuss them together…

    1 day ago 27 Feb 21, 9:04am
  • Ireland: Song Released!
    Ireland – RTÉ, the national broadcaster in charge of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2021, has released the song that Lesley Roy will sing for them in Rotterdam, “Maps”! You can read more about it here. What d…

    2 days ago 26 Feb 21, 9:27am
  • Sweden: Fourth Semi Snippets Out
    Sweden – SVT, the national broadcaster, will reveal snippets from the songs each Thursday, two days before the semi-finals will take place. Fourth Semi-Final snippets are out! This year’s Melodifestivalen will be quite original. For Chris…

    3 days ago 25 Feb 21, 9:15pm

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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. A…

    26 Sep 18, 11:24am
  • newPoland 2021 - Ochman - Wielkie Tytuły

    Poland 2021 - Ochman - Wielkie Tytuły

     (Click here if you can't see the video panel above...)Ooh now. There's major rumours coming out of the Polish press that this haunting little tune is going to be their Eurovision entry this year. And we tell you what, we wouldn't be entirely un…

    19 hours ago 27 Feb 21, 11:00pm
  • 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 c…

    16 Sep 16, 6:48pm
  • Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Today the sky is crying over Helsinki. If it is because we won't have any Eurovision this year and never find out whether Aksel would have made it to the final or not (or just because May has been more April than April ever was), is probably best lef…

    16 May 20, 2:06pm

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