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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

  • Making Sense Of The 2018 Semi Final Pot Allocation
    With the Semi-Final pots now announced, John Egan has examined the distribution. Why are countries grouped the way they are, what purpose do the pots serve in today's Eurovision, and is there an impact on qualification?The post Making Sense Of The 2…

    3 days ago 16 Jan 18, 12:18pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Greatest Song Show On Earth
    Another seven days of Eurovision action reported in the weekly Insight News podcast. Ewan Spence bring you memories of a caption, dreams of Duran Duran, and no Hugh Jackman; plus music from Conchita. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Greatest…

    7 days ago 12 Jan 18, 9:00pm
  • Here Come The Girls, Really?
    With much fanfare, we have our hosts for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Whilst everyone celebrates Daniela Ruah, Catarina Furtado, Filomena Cautela and Sílvia Alberto being named as our guides through the Semi Finals and Grand Final in May, Lisa-…

    9 days ago 10 Jan 18, 12:34pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Take Five, Georgia’s Got This
    Well that was a busy week! Join Ewan Spence for the latest Insight News podcast, with Georgian Jazz, Norwegian hints, and Belorussian mistranslations.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Take Five, Georgia’s Got This appeared first on ESC Insight…

    14 days ago 5 Jan 18, 9:30pm
  • Exploring The Creative Mission Of The Eurovision Fan House
    Launched in May 2017, the Eurovision Fanhouse hopes to be the new home for online fans of the Song Contest. Sharleen Wright sat down with CEO Izabela Depczyk from The Native, to find out more about the new digital building on the musical block.The p…

    16 days ago 3 Jan 18, 1:55pm
  • ESC Insight’s Musical Moments Of 2017: Part Two
    It's been a pleasure to cover Eurovision for you all, and we're ready to enjoy 2018. But first, a final chance to look back on 2017, as the ESC insight contributors and friends of the parish highlight their Musical Moments of the year (the editorial…

    19 days ago 31 Dec 17, 4:37pm
  • ESC Insight’s Musical Moments Of 2017: Part One
    As another year comes to a close, its time for us here at ESC Insight, along with some friends of the parish, to look back through the musical tapestry of 2017 to bring you our favourite musical moments. Insight's core team pick today, and our contri…

    20 days ago 30 Dec 17, 9:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Albania Starts The Selections In Style
    It's your post-Christmas round up of Eurovision Song Contest news from Ewan Spence on the Insight News podcast. Listen to the latest names going to Lisbon, the excited entrants to the National Finals, what tickets are available, and some German stomp…

    21 days ago 29 Dec 17, 9:00pm

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 …

    75 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.

    76 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…

    77 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!

    77 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…

    77 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! 

    79 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.

    80 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…

    82 days ago 29 Oct 17, 11:00am

Eurovoix

  • newSerbia: Details On Beovizija 2018 To Be Revealed On Monday
    More details regarding Serbia’s Eurovision national final show Beovizija 2018 will be revealed on Monday. Serbian broadcaster RTS has revealed on their official Twitter account that they will be revealing details about Beovizija 2018 on this upcomi…

    3 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 6:33pm
  • newMalta: Aidan Releases Revamped Version Of “Dai Laga” After Rule Break
    Aidan Cassar has revamped his entry for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest following a rule breach. The official Malta Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel has released a revamped version of Aidan Cassar’s “Dai Laga”, his song for MESC 2018.…

    6 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 3:49pm
  • newUkraine: Vidbir 2018 Semi-Finals Running Order Revealed
    The running orders for the two semi-finals of Vidbir 2018 have been revealed. Today in the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv, the draw to determine the running orders of the Vidbir 2018 semi-finals took place. The artists had been split up…The post Ukra…

    6 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 3:35pm
  • newJunior Eurovision’18: Jon Ola Sand Visits Minsk
    Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has traveled to Belarus to track progress on contests preparations. The Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has travelled to the Belarusian capital of…

    14 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 7:30am
  • Portugal: Festival da Canção Artists, Composers, Jury Announced
    Earlier today the participating artists and composers of this year’s edition of ‘Festival da Canção’, along with the jury members, were announced by RTP. At this morning’s press conference, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP revealed the 26 art…

    1 day ago 18 Jan 18, 6:07pm
  • Armenia: All ‘Depi Evratesil’ Songs Now Released
    The final 5 tracks to compete in Armenia’s Eurovision selection, ‘Depi Evratesil’, were released earlier today. The tracks released today are the final 5 entries to take part in this year’s Armenian selection. Their release follows the stagge…

    1 day ago 18 Jan 18, 4:35pm
  • Bulgaria: 3 potential entries highlighted by panelists
    A panel made up of both music professionals and fans helping Bulgaria in selecting their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 have narrowed the selection of 13 projects down to three. In scoring the 13 projects the jurors were…The p…

    1 day ago 18 Jan 18, 1:21pm
  • San Marino: Rehearsals Underway in Vienna For Eurovision 2018 Selection
    Rehearsals are taking place in Vienna, Austria as the eleven competing artists prepare themselves for the San Marinese selection for Eurovision 2018. In the Austrian capital, Vienna, rehearsals are taking place for the artists who will be competing i…

    2 days ago 18 Jan 18, 8:00am

ESC Daily

  • newJosé Cid, Anabela among 26 Eurovision acts in Portugal
    RTP has revealed the list of artists that will participate in ‘Festival da Canção 2018’ and compete for the right to represent Portugal on home ground at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. On the list are two former Eurovision-artists: José C…

    1 hour ago 19 Jan 18, 8:30pm
  • newIceland reveals Aron Hannes’ return to Söngvakeppnin
    Aron Hannes will once again take part in Söngvakeppnin in Iceland. Broadcaster RÚV confirmed this as they announced the 12 songs and acts for 2018. After two semi finals, Iceland will pick their act for the Eurovision Song Contest on the 3rd of Mar…

    2 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 8:18pm
  • Five solo-artists in national final in Montenegro
    RTCG, the national broadcaster from Montenegro, has announced five candidates and their songs for the national final of Montevizija on the 17th of February. All five of them are solo artists. There are four female singers and also one male artist in…

    3 days ago 16 Jan 18, 8:07pm
  • 28 artists left for the auditions in Moldova
    There are 28 artists left on the shortlist in Moldova. These acts will perform their songs in an audition round, and 16 of them will advance to the semi final of „O Melodie Pentru Europa“. The semi final will take place on the 22nd of [read more.…

    4 days ago 16 Jan 18, 9:35am
  • Ukraine’s Vidbir 2018 features a lot of familiar names
    Vidbir 2018 will have a lot of familiar names in the line-up. Artists like Tayanna, Melovin, Yurcash and Pur: Pur have been confirmed for the preselection in Ukraine for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Tayanna and Melovin were the numbers 2 and 3 i…

    4 days ago 16 Jan 18, 7:00am
  • Alexander Rybak returns in phenomenal Melodi Grand Prix line-up
    Alexander Rybak will attempt to go to Eurovision again. The 2009 winner takes part in the Norwegian preselection together with Stella Mwangi and several other huge stars. Alexander Rybak won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with his song Fairytale…

    5 days ago 15 Jan 18, 9:16am
  • Listen to all the 20 Armenian Eurovision songs
    Armenian broadcaster AMPTV has revealed all twenty songs of the national selection Depi Evratesil. In the last couple of days, the broadcaster revealed five new songs, until we knew all 20 Armenian songs for Eurovision 2018. The song ‘Poison’ by…

    5 days ago 15 Jan 18, 8:00am
  • Rinat Bar withdraws in heat 3 in Israel, five other acts qualify
    The (first part) of the third heat in the Israeli talent show HaKokhav HaBa gave us five qualifiers and one withdrawal. Rinat Bar shocked the audience and announced her withdrawal from the competition. The first part of the third heat in Israel was b…

    5 days ago 15 Jan 18, 7:59am

On Europe

  • new19 January – What are you going to do?
    Do you think that those semi-finals are brutal? We've all had discussions on why a certain song qualifies over another song. After all, every act in every semi-final is trying their hardest to make the leap from weekday sideshow to main event. Back i…

    2 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 7:59pm
  • 17 January – I escape from you when you chase after me
    It's time to go back to the era of monochrome contests today. It's good to revisit them from time to time, as we need to know where the contest has come from in its 62 editions. Back in 1963, there were concerns that the contest wasn't actually live.…

    2 days ago 17 Jan 18, 7:33pm
  • 16 January – Sing my song at home alone
    Today's song has one thing (at least) that you won't find on the Eurovision stage in the 21st Century. Actually, this song had four things on stage you won't see anymore. Are you intrigued now? Cast your mind back to 1979, when the world was fat more…

    3 days ago 16 Jan 18, 5:05pm
  • NR-Cor blimey Norway – Ryback’s return…..
    Having teased us on Social Meeeeedja NRK announced their ten finalists for the Melodi Grand Prix to be held in Oslo on March 10th. There are some names in this list that may look very familiar. Charla K – Stop The Music Alejandro Fuentes – Te…

    4 days ago 15 Jan 18, 9:22pm
  • 15 January – The future frightens me
    You might need to have a good look around for today's birthday boy. He doesn't lead the singing, but is the power behind the group that partly bears his name. Are you confused? I am, and I know what I'm talking about. This song actually caught my eye…

    4 days ago 15 Jan 18, 5:49pm
  • 14 January – Keep looking up ahead, riding like the wind
    Two birthdays for the price of one? You don't get that very often, so when it comes along it's worth posting. Even if these people are from the country they're from. Sadly, it's not the two glamour pusses from Slovakia, but I'll pick them when their…

    5 days ago 14 Jan 18, 11:47am

ESC Plus

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

  • newIceland: Söngvakeppnin 2018 Lineup
    The 12 acts competing to represent Iceland in Lisbon have been officially presented tonight. Those repeating their annual Reykjavik[add year] hashtag might feel rather let down. Aron Hannes – Golddigger Áttan – Hér með þér (Here for You) Ari…

    1 hour ago 19 Jan 18, 8:39pm
  • Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 2 Preview
    Göteborg, in my opinion, is where the contest begins with Samir & Viktor, Margaret and Liamoo pushing for the two direkt places. Heat 2 Göteborg – February 10th 1. Samir & Viktor – Shuffla Back for their third attempt at qualifying direkt, the…

    1 day ago 18 Jan 18, 8:37pm
  • Melodifestivalen 2018: Heat 1 Preview
    One might be excused for feeling somewhat underwhelmed by this year’s Melodifestivalen lineup, but fear not, because Björkman has a habit hiding Ace Wilders, Frans Jeppsson Walls and Robin Stjernbergs in the running order. The usual suspects have…

    3 days ago 16 Jan 18, 1:02pm
  • Norway: MGP 2018 Lineup Unveiled
    Eagerly awaiting a decent betting opportunity to get stuck into this year, the rumours suggested Norway might be that golden nugget. Their broadcaster, NRK, has presented this year’s lineup to the expectant media and by jove they didn’t disappoin…

    4 days ago 15 Jan 18, 12:10pm

Eurovision Times

  • Ukraine: 18 Semi-finalists Revealed
    Ukraine –  National broadcaster UA:PBC is running this year’s Vidbir selection finals in conjunction with commercial network STB. Today 18 acts were revealed for Vidbir 2018, including some familiar names from last year.  The 18 semi-finalists…

    3 days ago 16 Jan 18, 9:45pm
  • Montenegro: 5 Finalists Revealed for 17th February Final
    Montenegro – Broadcaster RTCG is running a national selection this year and has whittled 31 entries down via a jury to 5 finalists. The final will be held on 17th February 2018 at the Hilton Podgorica hotel. 5 songs with composers have also been r…

    3 days ago 16 Jan 18, 9:22pm
  • Norway: Listen to the 10 Finalists Online Now
    Norway – The ten finalists that will take part in the NRK Melodi Grand Prix 2018 have been announced and you can listen to their songs online now. There are some big returning names including former winner Alexander Rybak (2009) as well as Stell…

    4 days ago 15 Jan 18, 7:54pm
  • Tonight: First French Semifinal
    France – Nine acts taking part in the French national final called Destination Eurovision will part in the first semi-final, which was recorded earlier this week. A 100% jury deicision will pick the four that will qualify to the final! The show sta…

    6 days ago 13 Jan 18, 7:49pm

ESCape News

  • newTurkish Eurovision Venue Is Going To Be Destroyed
    After Sertab Erener’s 2003 victory with “Everyway That I Can” the contest came to Istanbul, the only city in the world connects two continents, in 2004. Discussions came under with which venue to host Eurovision 2004 and in the end it was decid…

    2 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 8:17pm
  • newAbdi İpekçi Spor Salonu Yıkılıyor!
    Ülkemiz 2003 yılında Letonya’nın başkenti Riga’da Sertab Erener’in “Everyway that I can” şarkısı ile aldığı başarının ardından 2004 Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması‘na ev sahipliği yapma hakkını elde etti… 1975 yılınd…

    2 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 7:50pm
  • newİzlanda: Söngvakeppnin 2018 Aday ve Şarkıları Belli Oldu
    Söngvakeppnin’in 1. ve 2. Yarı Finalleri sırasıyla 10 ve 17 Şubat‘ta yapılacak. Yarışmanın final etabı ise 3 Mart‘ta Laugardalshöll Arena’da yapılacak…  Final etabında yarı finallerde belirlenen toplam 6 isim İzlanda’yı 2…

    2 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 7:37pm
  • newUkrayna: Kim Ne Zaman Kaçıncı Sırada Yarışacak Belli Oldu!
    2016 yılında Jamala‘nın “1944” şarkısıyla aldığı birinciliğin ardından geçtiğimiz yıl Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması‘na ev sahipliğine 2. defa ev sahipliği yapan Ukrayna bu yıl düzenleyeceği ulusal finalde yarışacak olan…

    8 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 1:41pm

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’…

    44 days ago 6 Dec 17, 1:57pm
  • newArmenia 2018 - Gata Band - Shogha

    Armenia 2018 - Gata Band - Shogha

    (Click here for a fabulous selection box of sounds. But which one's the caramel keg?…)In theory, Armenia's slow release tactic for the gradual unveiling of the Depi Evratesil songs could have been a classy move. The day-by-day declarations could, i…

    21 hours ago 19 Jan 18, 1:02am
  • 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
  • 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…

    73 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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