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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 Continuing Mystery Of San Marino’s Complicated Televote
    With more questions being raised around the voting and points calculation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Ellie Chalkly breaks open the spreadsheet to look at another potential problem - San Marino’s constructed televote.The post The Continui…

    21 days ago 28 May 19, 6:59pm
  • Which National Finals Sent The Wrong Songs To Tel Aviv 2019
    Continuing our look back at this year’s National Final selections, the ESC Insight team discuss which countries made the wrong choice regarding the performers and songs to send to Tel Aviv for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.The post Which Nation…

    22 days ago 27 May 19, 9:15pm
  • Which National Finals Sent The Right Songs To Tel Aviv 2019?
    As the ESC Insight team return to normal life after the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, we look back over the National Final season to find out which broadcasters made the correct song choice for Tel Aviv 2019.The post Which National Finals Sent The R…

    24 days ago 25 May 19, 12:49pm
  • Questions And Answers About The Voting At Eurovision 2019
    The EBU has confirmed that the Belarussian jury points announced during the Eurovision Song Contest 2019’s Grand Final were incorrect. Ben Robertson investigates what has happened, why it is so easy to make this mistake, and what steps the EBU must…

    26 days ago 23 May 19, 7:51pm
  • Nine Things We Expect From The Netherlands And Eurovision 2020
    As we say goodbye to each other, plans are being made to meet again next year in The Netherlands following Duncan Laurence’s victory in the Tel Aviv Expo. Ewan Spence looks to the future and what we might expect for Eurovision 2020.The post Nine T…

    30 days ago 19 May 19, 8:37pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Daily News From Tel Aviv, Sunday 19th May
    Reviewing the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019, examining the voting sequence, thoughts on the votes, and our highlights of the show, in the final News Podcast from Tel Aviv.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Daily News From Tel Aviv, Sund…

    30 days ago 19 May 19, 3:01pm
  • Taking Flight: The Upward Trajectory of Australia At Eurovision 2019
    As the anticipation builds for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, anticipation is also building around the Australian act, the popera style, and the unique staging. Sharleen Wright looks at the Kate's journey in the world of the Song Contest.The post…

    31 days ago 18 May 19, 5:41pm
  • Spotter’s Guide: Eurovision 2019 – The Grand Final
    They think it's all over... and by the end of tonight's show, it will be! Check out John Lucas's Spotter's Guide to the Eurovision Grand Final!The post Spotter’s Guide: Eurovision 2019 – The Grand Final appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of th…

    31 days ago 18 May 19, 4:40pm

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

  • newEurovision’20: Leeuwarden Drops Out Of The Race To Host
    Leeuwarden has dropped out of the race to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands. Leeuwarden has become the first city to drop out of the official race to host Eurovision 2020. The city which had confirmed it…

    60 mins ago 18 Jun 19, 4:19pm
  • Netherlands: Junior Songfestival 2019 Finalists Revealed
    AVROTROS, the Dutch national broadcaster, has revealed the twelve singers who will compete to represent the Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2019. The finalists are: Max Amy Matheu Tess Miencke Gioia Roxy Luuk Mannes Idaila Noa Yosina The finalists w…

    4 days ago 14 Jun 19, 5:49pm
  • Serbia: Junior Eurovision 2019 Participation Confirmed
    Serbia will participate in the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice, Poland. Serbian broadcaster RTS has revealed that they will participate in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with their entrant being selected through a nation…

    4 days ago 14 Jun 19, 1:02pm
  • Russia: Sergey Lazarev Releases Russian Version of “Scream”
    Sergey Lazarev has released a Russian language version of his Eurovision song “Scream”. Russian Eurovision entrant Sergey Lazarev took to the stage in Moscow a few days ago for a concert dedicated to the Day of Russia. There he performed…

    4 days ago 14 Jun 19, 10:35am
  • Spain: FORTA Applies For EBU Membership
    The Federation of Regional Organisations of Radio and Television, has applied for membership of the European Broadcasting Union. Eurovision Spain reports that FORTA has applied for membership of the European Broadcasting Union. FORTA represents the…

    4 days ago 14 Jun 19, 6:04am
  • Israel: Withdraws From Junior Eurovision 2019
    KAN, the Israeli national broadcaster, has revealed that Israel will not take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Poland. The press department of KAN has confirmed the news to Eurofestivales but did not give a specific reason…

    5 days ago 13 Jun 19, 6:39pm
  • Belgium: Almakalia to Showcase Belgian Pop At Eurovision Choir 2019
    Almakalia has revealed the songs that they will be performing at Eurovision Choir 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Almakalia, the Belgian entrants at Eurovision Choir 2019, will be showcasing the nations pop scene in Gothenburg. Nicolas Duran has informed…

    5 days ago 13 Jun 19, 4:31pm
  • Latvia: Eurovision Viewing Figures Climb Following Record Low in 2018
    Interest in the Eurovision Song Contest recovered this year in Latvia, with viewing figures increasing following a record low in 2018. A total of 115,100 viewers watched the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Latvia. The figures…

    5 days ago 13 Jun 19, 4:13pm

ESC Daily

  • newAftermath 2019 (1): Hatari helps break Iceland’s longest non-qualification streak
    Iceland’s longest non-qualification streak is now over, with their most radical entry proving to be a massive hit with the public. Representatives Hatari not only helped to break the non-qualification streak, but also gave Iceland a Top 10 finish w…

    2 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 3:00pm
  • ESCDaily covers the aftermath of Eurovision 2019
    It has been a month since Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, giving The Netherlands their first victory in the contest since 1975. We already looked ahead to 2020, but in the upcoming weeks, ESCDaily will look at the aftermath of t…

    2 days ago 16 Jun 19, 11:39am
  • Eurovision 2020 will take place in one of these 8 cities (UPDATE)
    Nine cities have applied for the organisation of Eurovision 2020 in the Netherlands. Among them are Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the two biggest cities in the country. Applicants have until July 10th to prepare their bidbook. Broadcaster AVROTROS will re…

    6 days ago 12 Jun 19, 6:00pm
  • Eurovision 2020 in The Netherlands: Host city announced in August
    After Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on behalf of The Netherlands, the first steps towards hosting the contest in The Netherlands in 2020 have already been taken. The host city will be announced in August. Nine cities in The Net…

    6 days ago 12 Jun 19, 10:13am
  • Georgia confirms National Final for Eurovision 2020
    Georgia have confirmed their participation in next year’s contest, as well as confirming Georgian Idol as their national final format for 2020. Georgian broadcaster GPB will be competing at the 2020 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which is s…

    7 days ago 11 Jun 19, 4:44pm
  • Finland returns to previous UMK format in 2020
    Finnish broadcaster YLE has released information on the selection process for the 2020 Eurovision season. Unlike the previous two years, the selection UMK will return to an open format, previously used between 2012 and 2017. In 2018, the Finnish broa…

    15 days ago 3 Jun 19, 4:46pm
  • “Armenia confirms national selection for 2020”
    Armenia will probably return to Eurovision in 2020. Despite failing to qualify for the Grand Final for two years in a row, the Caucasion country seems to confirm a return to preselection format Depi Evratesil next year. On the Depi Evratesil Facebook…

    23 days ago 26 May 19, 6:15am
  • EBU corrects the result of Eurovision 2019: Sweden is now fifth
    The EBU has announced that there has been a mistake in the presentation of the jury vote. This results in a new final ranking of the nations in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Sweden is now the fifth place finisher, with Norway [read m…

    27 days ago 22 May 19, 5:01pm

On Europe

  • new18 June – Everyone is waiting in a queue
    Dutch? You want Dutch? Of course you do. They've got lots to choose from, and four five winners. So it's nice to dip into the Dutch pool of birthday talent from time to time. Today we go back to 1977, when the world was a simpler place, and everyone…

    2 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 3:00pm
  • 17 June – I’m blowing paper, balling call me later
    Have you noticed an increase in collaborations? No? Well, maybe not necessarily in Eurovision circles, but definitely in the wider world of music. But what happens in music eventually permeates to Eurovision. And in 2014 Greece entered a collaboratio…

    1 day ago 17 Jun 19, 2:00pm
  • Let’s run over the old scoreboard
    Well because none of you hated it, and because I've frankly got used to editing this podcast malarky, Here, for your delectation and delight, is another assault on your Aural senses... Why did they finish where they did? - well, i'll tell you why!

    2 days ago 16 Jun 19, 5:34pm
  • 16 June – Who knows where you are?
    Second, eh? Is there a more annoying position? Well, if you're the home entry, then maybe not if you're the host broadcaster. But if you've travelled half-way across Europe with high hopes, then finishing second and finishing sixteenth are about the…

    2 days ago 16 Jun 19, 3:00pm
  • 15 June – Important questions and an open mind
    We can all agree that Eurovision is a bug. It gets to you, and you can't get enough. Sometimes you may even think it's taken over your very soul. It must be the same if you're a performer. You keep trying to take part because you love Eurovision so m…

    3 days ago 15 Jun 19, 3:00pm
  • 14 June – Today I have octopus
    Don't you just love those 'novelty' entries? There have been plenty, to varying degrees of success. One or two have even won. I'll let you work out which. Of course, these novelties sometimes have a message, even if it's heavily disguised. It could b…

    4 days ago 14 Jun 19, 3:00pm

ESC Plus

ESC Today

  • Eurovision 2020: Leeuwarden drops out of the Host City race
    Then there were 8…. Leeuwarden has dropped out of the 2020 Eurovision Host City bidding race today, thus becoming the first city to quit the bid process. Leeuwarden/Friesland have announced...The post Eurovision 2020: Leeuwarden drops out of the H…

  • Eurovision 2020: Getty Kaspers sees Rotterdam as the ideal host city
    The 1975 Dutch Eurovision winner, Getty Kaspers (Teach In), sees Rotterdam as the perfect city to host the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands next year. The Dutch artist...The post Eurovision 2020: Getty Kaspers sees Rotterdam as…

  • Austria: PÆNDA visits Germany and Amsterdam on Evolution II Tour
    Austria’s Eurovision 2019 representative PÆNDA released her latest album Evolution II on 26 April and is all set to go on tour in her home country and beyond, hitting the stage...The post Austria: PÆNDA visits Germany and Amsterdam on Evolution…

  • Eurovision 2020: André Rieu lobbies for Maastricht!
    As the race for determining the 2020 Eurovision Host City continues, the candidate cities are reinforcing themselves and lobbying in order to bring Europe’s favorite television show on home soil....The post Eurovision 2020: André Rieu lobbies for…

  • Switzerland: Luca Hänni wins “Radio Pilatus Hit 600” award
    It is sometimes easier to reach success internationally rather than nationally. Luca Hänni is doing both this year! After a respectable and historic fourth place last May in Tel Aviv,...The post Switzerland: Luca Hänni wins “Radio Pilatus Hit 60…

  • Sweden: Allsång på Skansen 2019 line-up revealed
    Summer 2019 season has well and truly begun around Europe and our pace has become more relaxed… This summer we’ll once again be traveling to the north, as Sweden is...The post Sweden: Allsång på Skansen 2019 line-up revealed appeared first on…

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…

    30 days ago 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…

    31 days ago 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…

    33 days ago 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

    33 days ago 16 May 19, 9:24pm

Eurovision Times

  • newET Aftermath 2019
    It is time for our “Aftermath” contest! Every year we share our views on the acts from The Eurovision Song Contest! However before, we really didn’t have a platform to share our combined personal views on the matter, but now we have thanks to o…

    21 hours ago 17 Jun 19, 7:55pm
  • ET Awards 2019: Best Backdrop!
    Eurovision 2019 – This year we resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you get to vote! Today, we resume the polls with the two categories focused on the backings and the backdrop! 20…

    5 days ago 13 Jun 19, 10:23pm
  • ET Awards 2019: Best Backings!
    Eurovision 2019 – This year we resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you get to vote! Today, we resume the polls with the two categories focused on the backings and the backdrop! 20…

    5 days ago 13 Jun 19, 10:06pm
  • ET Awards 2019: Best Male Style!
    Eurovision 2019 – This year we resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you get to vote! Today, we resume the polls with the two categories focused on style! 2019 will be the seventh y…

    6 days ago 12 Jun 19, 10:05pm

ESCxtra

  • newXTRA Debate: Risk-taking at Eurovision, is it worth it?
    Eurovision 2019, like any other year, featured a mix of songs of different languages, tempos and genres. Within the contest, however, some songs pushed more boundaries than others. While we always have our standard EDM bangers and power ballads, the…

    20 hours ago 17 Jun 19, 9:42pm
  • newMeet the ESCXTRA team! Part 38 – SEAN
    As our team continues to grow, it means there are more of us that you can get to know! Therefore, we will continue to bring back our “Meet the ESCXTRA team” feature each time we have someone new for you to meet. What is our personal Eurovision st…

    22 hours ago 17 Jun 19, 7:00pm
  • Sweden’s Summer of Stars! Eurovision and MelFest favourites take to the Skansen stage!
    Summer, warm days, long nights, barbecues, sport and more importantly music festivals! Yes there are other music festivals that happen in the summer that isn’t Glastonbury! Yes one of the most famous of them happens in an open air museum called Ska…

    2 days ago 16 Jun 19, 4:15pm
  • The Battle of the Stars, season 8
    NRK just released the names of the artists who will battle it out for the 8th annual title of being Norway’s most versatile singer. As always there are quite a few familiar names to us children of the Euroverse. Several of this year’s participant…

    2 days ago 16 Jun 19, 3:40pm

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
  • 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…

    30 days ago 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
  • newTRT Return To The Contest?
    Turkish broadcaster TRT, withdrew from the competition  due to rules in 2012. After 2008 50% Jury and 50% Televoting system were started instead of 100% Televoting. Turkey has a large diaspora in Western European countries. This added to Turkish…

    6 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 11:48am

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