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ESC Insight

  • newEurovision Insight Podcast: Friends Reunited
    Finland need some dancers, Fans find a new 1968 favourite, Sanremo logs on to Friends Reunited, and more in this week's Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Friends Reunited appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial…

    23 hours ago 24 Sep 21, 3:00pm
  • Why We Should Send Alice Merton To Eurovision
    Continuing our look at potential performers we'd like to see at the Eurovision Song Contest, ESC Insight's Fin Ross Russell heads to Germany, or is it Canada, or maybe Ireland, or the UK? Wherever you are, you'll find Alice Merton.The post Why We Sh…

    1 day ago 24 Sep 21, 8:15am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Again 1968
    A companion podcast to Eurovision Again's trip to London 1968. Join us as we go over the rulebook, National Final gems, the State Of Pop, an exclusive chat with one of the songwriters behind 'Congratulations', and more...The post Eurovision Insight…

    7 days ago 18 Sep 21, 7:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The First Jigsaw Piece From Belgium
    Some bits have arrived, some bits are delayed, and some bits are in Jutland. Find out all those bits and more in the latest Insight news podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: The First Jigsaw Piece From Belgium appeared first on ESC Insight -…

    8 days ago 17 Sep 21, 3:00pm
  • Why We Should Send Melissa Horn To Eurovision
    For our next potential Eurovision Song Contest performer, ESC Insight's Ben Robertson draws inspiration from Melodifestivalen to showcase a dramatic Swedish artist he would personally like to see at the Song Contest.The post Why We Should Send Melis…

    10 days ago 15 Sep 21, 12:00pm
  • The History of the Home Composed Song Contest
    ESC Insight's Ben Robertson speaks to the host of the 2021 Home Composed Song Contest, Andy Brook, and the competition's archivist, Martin Faulkner, to learn about how it began, progressed, and is still here today as it prepares to celebrate edition…

    12 days ago 13 Sep 21, 12:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Book Your Swedish Weekend
    Everything is awesome in this week's Insight news podcast. We’ll get our first artist announced next week, the Junior Eurovision National Finals are under way, we have the dates for Melfest, and more.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Book Y…

    15 days ago 10 Sep 21, 3:00pm
  • Why We Should Send M. Pokora To Eurovision
    Continuing our weekly series of potential performers we would personally like to see at the Eurovision Song Contest, , ESC Insight's Fin Ross Russell looks at one potential French act with a nod towards Spain and Poland.The post Why We Should Send M…

    16 days ago 9 Sep 21, 9:15am

Eurovoix

  • newTonight: 🇳🇱 Netherlands Selects For Junior Eurovision 2021
    Tonight the Netherlands will select their entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris, France. 19:20 CEST – Junior Songfestival 2021 – Final Tonight is the final of Junior Songfestival 2021, the Dutch selection for the Juni…

    15 hours ago 24 Sep 21, 11:00pm
  • new🇮🇹 Eurovision 2022: Rimini Promises €6 Million to Support Hosting Eurovision
    Rimini is reported to be pledging financial support of €6 million to assist with hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. La Repubblica reports that Rimini and Turin are trying to win over support with Rai with the announcement of significant&h…

    20 hours ago 24 Sep 21, 6:18pm
  • new🇨🇾 Cyprus: Talent Show to Determine Eurovision 2023 Representative
    CyBC and Panik Records are set to co-operate on a new talent show to select the nation’s Eurovision 2023 representative. Greek record label Panik Records is set to help determine the Cypriot representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.…

    20 hours ago 24 Sep 21, 6:10pm
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine: 118 Submissions For Junior Eurovision 2021
    UA:PBC has announced that a total of 118 submissions were received to compete in the nation’s Junior Eurovision 2021 selection. A total of 118 young singers have applied to compete in the Ukrainian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2021.…

    2 days ago 23 Sep 21, 5:37pm
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: UMK 2022 to Be Held Last Week of February
    The final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) 2022 will take place in the last week of February. In a call for dancers for the live show, Yle, the Finnish national broadcaster, revealed that the final of UMK 2022 will take…

    2 days ago 23 Sep 21, 8:57am
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino: Una Voce per San Marino Details Revealed
    San Marino RTV, the Sammarinese national broadcaster, has revealed details about “Una Voce per San Marino”, the Sammarinese national final for Eurovision 2022. “Una Voce per San Marino” will be held between December 2021 and F…

    3 days ago 22 Sep 21, 11:09am
  • Today: 🇸🇲 San Marino Reveals Its Eurovision 2022 Selection
    Today San Marino will reveal the full details of its selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Live from 11:30 CEST San Marino RTV will reveal the full details of the San Marinese selection for the Eurovision Song Contest…

    4 days ago 21 Sep 21, 11:01pm
  • 🇬🇷 Greece: Evangelia To Submit A Song For Eurovision 2022
    Greek singer Evangelia has announced that she will submit a song to ERT with the chance of representing Greece at Eurovision. Evangelia is set to submit a song to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer revealed today…

    4 days ago 21 Sep 21, 5:08pm

ESC Daily

  • Belgium selects Jérémie Makiese for Eurovision 2022
    Belgium is the first nation to select their Eurovision 2022 entrant, with broadcaster RTBF announcing that Jérémie Makiese will fly the flag. Jérémie Makiese was born to Congolese parents in Antwerp, Belgium. At the age of…

    9 days ago 16 Sep 21, 11:40am
  • Pre-Recorded Backing Vocals to be Allowed at Eurovision 2022
    The official Eurovision rules state that pre-recorded backing vocals will be allowed for Eurovision 2022. This follows a trial during Eurovision 2021. The rules of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 have been revealed by Icelandic broadcaster RUV as th…

    19 days ago 6 Sep 21, 11:01am
  • 19 participants for 19th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris
    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and France Télévisions have announced which nineteen countries will participate at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris, France. Due to the corona pandemic and heavy restrictions in Australia…

    23 days ago 2 Sep 21, 11:45am
  • Editorial: Where to now for the Big 5?
    Italy became the second country from the Big 5 to win the Eurovision Song Contest since the introduction of the rule in 2000. They join Germany, who won in 2010 thanks to Lena and her song Satellite. So where to now for the Big 5, [read more...]The…

    87 days ago 30 Jun 21, 3:19am
  • Italy a strong favourite in televoting, France consistent across the board
    Italy proved to be a hit among televoters, but also fared well in the jury vote. This Ultimately led to their success at the contest. France was also consistent, finishing in the Top 3 with the public and jury votes. Italy’s win at Eurovision t…

    26 May 21, 7:26am
  • Juries picked Albania over Denmark in Second Semi Final Eurovision 2021
    If this Eurovision would have been decided by 100% televote, Denmark would have qualified from semi final 2. Professional juries, however, gave Denmark only 9 points. Instead, they sent Albania to the Grand Final. The elimination of Fyr & Flamme,…

    25 May 21, 12:37pm
  • Malta Dominates First Semi-Final, Australia Finishes in 14th Place
    Former Junior Eurovision winner, and this year’s Maltese representative Destiny dominated the first semi-final. Meanwhile Australia struggled with both juries and televoting. Montaigne finished in 14th place over-all. The split results revealed…

    25 May 21, 12:11pm
  • Anthony wins ESCDaily’s prediction prize with 298 points
    Anthony has won the ESCDaily prediction contest. In the Grand Final he scored 95 points, finishing in fourth place. Altogether, Anthony did not win one single show but was the best behind ESCDaily’s Anita in the over-all classification. Anthony…

    24 May 21, 8:22am

On Europe

  • new24 September – What would I be without you?
    Eurovision singers come from ethnicities far and wide. They’re not just of European, Israeli or Australian ancestry. They’ve had people from all over the world. Even more unlikely places like Indonesia. Today’s birthday girl Anneke…

    23 hours ago 24 Sep 21, 3:00pm
  • Video Vault – Week 10 – Erik Hawk – no, a plastic fork!
    This week – after a week off cos he wasn’t feeling it – Phil brings you the original origin of the Plastic Fork and asks why we didn’t have it back in 1997! If you have a suggestion for something to go into the Video Vault, gi…

    2 days ago 23 Sep 21, 4:26pm
  • 23 September – She always has a little wine
    It’s always nice to hear a song that’s not English. But even more special when we hear a proper minority language. Our friends in France have gone down that road in the past with, among others, Breton and Antillean Creole. They’ve a…

    2 days ago 23 Sep 21, 3:00pm
  • 22 September – My naked muse, my best remedy
    You know that our favourite TV show is a contest for songwriters? They should – arguably – be getting top billing on their songs, as they’re the ones who’ve carefully crafted a masterpiece for our listening pleasure. But songw…

    3 days ago 22 Sep 21, 3:00pm
  • 21 September – I remember the laughter of the children
    You may think that when Portugal won, they had been mightily unlucky to only win at its 376th attempt. Well I guess they have, but now the most appearances without a win honour lies with Malta and Iceland – depending on your perspective. B…

    4 days ago 21 Sep 21, 3:00pm
  • 20 September – Tell me where have you been
    Do you ever wish for more ethnic songs in Eurovision? By ethnic I mean songs reflecting the traditional music of the country it represents. Or do you like music you’re familiar with? Our friends in Azerbaijan have often used songwriters from pl…

    5 days ago 20 Sep 21, 3:00pm

ESC Today

  • San Marino: An entire festival to select the ESC 2022 entry!
    Good evening San Marino! The Most Serene Republic unveiled today its plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 campaign. For the first time the microstate will take part to a...The post San Marino: An entire festival to select the ESC 2022 entry! a…

  • Eurovision 2022: How many countries will participate in Italy?
    Ciao Europa, Italy is gearing up in full steam to welcome the Eurovision bandwagon along with its glam, glitz and glitter for the third time in ESC history. The country...The post Eurovision 2022: How many countries will participate in Italy? appear…

  • Poland: TVP confirms participation at Eurovision 2022
    TVP, the Polish national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Poland will participate at the upcoming 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy. Thus Poland joins the list of countries who...The post Poland: TVP confirms participation at Eurovisi…

  • Azerbaijan: Ictimai confirms participation at Eurovision 2022
    Ictimai, the Azerbaijani national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Azerbaijan will participate at the forthcoming 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy. Thus Azerbaijan joins the list of countries who...The post Azerbaijan: Ictimai confir…

  • Georgia: GPB confirms participation at Eurovision 2022
    GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Georgia will participate at the forthcoming 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy next year. Thus Georgia joins the list of...The post Georgia: GPB confirms participation at Euro…

  • Ireland: RTE opts for national final: song submission window open
    RTE, the Irish national broadcaster, has announced that it will opting for a national final in order to select the 2022 Irish Eurovision act and entry and has opened the...The post Ireland: RTE opts for national final: song submission window open ap…

Eurovision Times

  • Belgium: It’s Jérémie Makiese to Italy!
    Belgium – RTBF, the national broadcaster in charge of Belgium’s participation in Eurovision 2022, have revealed this week that they’ve internally chosen Jérémie Majiese to represent them in Italy. It’s an odd tim…

    7 days ago 18 Sep 21, 1:11pm
  • ETSC 16: Discover the Winner!
    ETSC – This is it! Our traditional summer Eurovision-like game to feature and introduce new music is concluding tonight ! 44 of you entered for the 16th edition and the results are out! Each summer, a good number of regular readers stay around…

    27 days ago 30 Aug 21, 2:27am
  • ETSC 16: The Results Tonight!
    ETSC – This is it! Our traditional summer Eurovision-like game to feature and introduce new music is concluding tonight ! 44 of you entered for the 16th edition and the results are coming soon! Each summer, a good number of regular readers stay…

    27 days ago 29 Aug 21, 4:08pm
  • ETSC 16: Prediction Game
    ETSC – The latest edition is coming to an end! Our traditional summer Eurovision-like game to feature and introduce new music has almost finished its August edition ! 44 of you entered for the 16th edition and the results are coming this weeken…

    30 days ago 26 Aug 21, 10:17am

ESCxtra

  • new🇨🇾Cyprus to hold a National Final in 2023.
    Whilst some nations have got their Eurovision 2022 preparations in full swing; some are looking a bit further, Cyprus are one of them nations. The head of Greek record company; Panik Records George Arsenakos has revealed that Panik and RIK (the Cypri…

    21 hours ago 24 Sep 21, 5:45pm
  • 🇪🇸 Aitana rules out Eurovision participation (for now)
    Back in July, it was announced that Spain would be running a revamped national final to select their entry for Eurovision 2022. Following the announcement of the festival aimed to be a ‘launching pad’ for Spanish music, some exciting acts…

    1 day ago 24 Sep 21, 11:11am
  • 🇺🇦 Over 100 applications for Junior Eurovision 2021 national selection
    UA:PBC, Ukraine’s public broadcaster, have received 118 applications for the Junior Eurovision 2021 national selection. They have also revealed more details on the selection process to choose their entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2…

    2 days ago 23 Sep 21, 11:14am
  • 🇸🇪 SVT receives over 2,500 submissions for Melodifestivalen 2022
    Earlier this month, Swedish broadcaster SVT, announced that Oscar Zia will host Melodifestivalen next year. Moreover, the tour is back to normal, with the final taking place in Stockholm in the Friends Arena on March 12. Having closed the submissions…

    2 days ago 23 Sep 21, 10:57am

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
  • United Kingdom 2022 - Nil Point UK - The Porno Song

    United Kingdom 2022 - Nil Point UK - The Porno Song

    (Click here if you can't see the video panel above…)Happy New Eurovision Year, lads and ladies. And have we got a proper, erm, treat to kick off the season.A month or so ago a mysterious entity on Twitter started telling everyone who'd listen…

    21 days ago 4 Sep 21, 8:23pm
  • 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
  • ESC 2021: I say it because I care

    ESC 2021: I say it because I care

     In a statement to Aftonbladet's Torbjörn Ek, the EBU has responded to the questions raised around Moldova's odd-looking results from the televoting in the second semi final. The EBU maintains all votes have been verified by their part…

    25 May 21, 3:03pm
  • #Edis: Eurovision İçin Şarkı Yazdım

    #Edis: Eurovision İçin Şarkı Yazdım

    Ünlü şarkıcı Edis, Türkiye’nin Eurovision Şarkı Yarışmasına katılımıyla ilgili açıklamalarda bulundu. “Katılamadığımız için…

    2 days ago 23 Sep 21, 8:12am

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