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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 News Podcast: There’s No Camp This Year
    Everyone is rehearsing this week, but there's still news on the Eurovision camp site, the power of fans, and a dash of epic promise. It's Ewan''s turn with a Eurovision Thought this week as he talks about song reviews and communities on the latest In…

    5 days ago 18 Mar 19, 9:44pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #1
    Hit, miss, or maybe is back! In our first of eight episodes of our Juke Box Jury podcast, Samantha Ross and John Paul Lucas join Ewan Spence to judge Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Austria, Hungary, and Australia.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke B…

    7 days ago 16 Mar 19, 5:45pm
  • Have We Entered The Era of The Eurovision Stan?
    With Bilal Hassani winning in France and Bishara finishing second in Melodfestivalen, Karie Westermann is wondering if we are about to enter a new era for the Eurovision Song Contest… the Age of the Stan.The post Have We Entered The Era of The Eur…

    8 days ago 15 Mar 19, 6:13pm
  • Successful National Finals Must Dream Bigger Dreams Than Eurovision
    As the National Final season for 2019 comes to an end with Sweden’s showcase in the Friends Arena, Sharleen Wright explains why fans of the Eurovision Song Contest are missing the point over National Finals.The post Successful National Finals Must…

    11 days ago 12 Mar 19, 3:26pm
  • Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The Songs Are Locked In
    The national selections are over and the 41 delegations have submitted their songs to the EBU. As well as going over the final announcements and results, ESC Insight's Ellie Chalkley has our latest Eurovision Thought as she talks about the one weird…

    12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 9:32pm
  • Newsletter: The Ones That Got Away This National Final Season…
    We've now heard all 41 songs for this year's Contest, but which of the National Selection also-rans will the ESC Insight team miss the most? The post Newsletter: The Ones That Got Away This National Final Season… appeared first on ESC Insight - Ho…

    12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 9:20pm
  • Power To All The People: Understanding Melodifestivalen’s Voting System
    Melodifestivalen has twelve songs left but only one can take the ticket to Tel Aviv in May. With a new voting system ready to unleash Ben Robertson investigates just how much different voting is this year, and explains how it gives more power to the…

    15 days ago 8 Mar 19, 5:35pm
  • Newsletter: More Countries Select… But Odds Still Favour Russian Victory In Tel Aviv
    With less than a week to go until the Heads of Delegation meeting, we've now heard 26 of the 41 songs that will compete in this year's Contest. But it's the as yet unreleased Russian entry that still has the favour of the bookies...The post Newslett…

    18 days ago 5 Mar 19, 9:04pm

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

  • newSpain: Rehearsals begin for Miki and his team
    A week after presenting his dancers and backing singers, Miki who will represent Spain in Tel-Aviv has begun rehearsing vocally. Here is the short clip published by the broadcaster via their Twitter: .@mikiot2018 sigue ensayando para su actuación de…

    16 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 7:51pm
  • newIreland: “22” Originally Written for a Male Singer
    Ireland’s Eurovision 2019 entry was not intended for a female singer, says Head of Delegation. Speaking to Liffey Sound FM, Ireland’s Head of Delegation Michael Kealy has revealed that “22” was not originally written for Sarah McTernan. The d…

    23 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 12:45pm
  • newEurovision 2019: Official CD Artwork and Release Date Revealed
    The release date and artwork for the official Eurovision Song Contest 2019 CD has been released today. According to FNAC, a French entertainment store, the official Eurovision Song Contest 2019 CD will be released on April 26th. As always, the…

    23 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 12:21pm
  • Eurovision’19: Changes To Be Made To The Way The Results Are Presented
    The Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic, has revealed that the way the results are presented is set to change for Eurovision 2019. The Czech Head of Delegation has revealed that there will be a ‘new experience in the…

    1 day ago 22 Mar 19, 7:30am
  • Cyprus: First Day of Rehearsals Complete for Tamta
    Tamta has finished her first day of rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 today in Athens. Cyprus’ entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has had her first day of rehearsals for her performance of “Replay”. The singer is…

    2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 7:30pm
  • Georgia: Oto Nemsadze Begins Rehearsals in Tbilisi
    Oto Nemsadze is in the midst of rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Having filmed his Eurovision postcard at the start of this week, Oto has now begun his rehearsals for Tel Aviv. Oto is…

    2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 7:22pm
  • Russia: Cyprus and the Netherlands Have Strong Entries – Sergey Lazarev
    Sergey Lazarev has picked out Cyprus and the Netherlands as having strong entries competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Sergey Lazarev appeared on Dutch television last night, as the singer made his first international TV appearance ahead of…

    2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 6:35pm
  • Romania: Ester Peony Shoots Her Postcard in Tel-Aviv


    2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 1:33pm

ESC Daily

  • EBU releases artist impressions of the Eurovision 2019 stage
    Two months before the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place, the EBU has released some artist impressions of this year’s stage. The designer is Florian Wieder, who constructed the Eurovision stage on several occasions in recent years. Check out…

    4 days ago 19 Mar 19, 7:17pm
  • Norway schedules a big preselection for 2020
    Norway will organize a big series of preselection shows for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Broadcaster NRK will have five semi finals and one big final to pick their song. The Norwegians will have such a big selection because their national final…

    4 days ago 19 Mar 19, 12:13pm
  • Hungary, Albania and Moldova present final versions of their songs
    The EBU has uploaded videos of all the 41 participating song of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In the footage, we can now hear the updated versions of the songs from Hungary, Albania and Moldova. Moldova now has some changed piano chords.…

    6 days ago 17 Mar 19, 12:36pm
  • Israel to perform as 14th in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019
    Israel will perform 14th in the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. As the producers of the show determine the running order of the Grand Final, their running order position is traditionally drawn during the Heads of Delegation meeting.…

    12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 3:41pm
  • Listen to ‘Home’ by Kobi Marimi for host nation Israel
    The winning country of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Israel, has released the song that they will use to defend their title in Tel Aviv. Kobi Marimi will sing the song ‘Home’. “Home” has been written by Ohad Shragai and Inbar Weitzman. Ko…

    12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 2:03pm
  • Check out all new Eurovision songs from this weekend!
    More than a dozen countries choose their Eurovision 2019 song this weekend. Have you lost track of it all? Then read back on all the announcements from the past few days! We now have all of the songs in this years Eurovision Song contest. Here [read…

    13 days ago 10 Mar 19, 5:00pm
  • Michela Pace sings ‘Chameleon’ for Malta
    X-Factor Malta winner Michela Pace has presented the song that she will perform in Tel Aviv. The Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is called ‘Chameleon’. The Maltese broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) used the first s…

    13 days ago 10 Mar 19, 2:10pm
  • John Lundvik wins Melodifestivalen 2019 by a landslide
    John Lundvik has won Melodifestivalen 2019 and will sing “Too Late For Love” for Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. He won the Swedish competition by a landslide victory, taking all (!) the available points from the international jury. T…

    14 days ago 9 Mar 19, 9:08pm

On Europe

  • new22 March – Don’t you be shy tonight
    Our favourite TV show is a singing contest. Well, actually it's a songwriters' contest. But our performers don't just sing. Many of them have other talents too. The prime one we often see - besides the singing - is dancing. Yes, in these of big stage…

    20 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 4:00pm
  • newEurovision Babylon – Scalping, scams and suspect behaviour
    Dirty dancing Confidence in your song is essential at Eurovision. Over-confidence tends to go down like a cup of cold sick. Swiss singer Luca Hänni might like to think up a few excuses about how 'someone else made him do it' when he runs into the re…

    20 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 3:45pm
  • 21 March – Like I am sailing on a sea of dreams
    Songs get some by performers in many forms. I like soloists as they can put everything into their singing. I also like groups as they can share the load and bounce off each other. And then there are duets. Duets can be a curious thing, and rely a lot…

    2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 4:00pm
  • 20 March – Under the surface, I see you glow
    What do you think of the Big Five? Should they get an automatic place in the final, or should they have to go through the semi-finals like the rest of us? It's true that the Big Five do have huge audiences, so boost those all important viewing figure…

    3 days ago 20 Mar 19, 6:46pm
  • 19 March – Show my claws in the kiss you got
    What do you think of the free language rule? Is it a good thing, in that it allows people all over Europe to understand what you're trying to say? Or does it kill national identity? Many of our Nordic neighbours prefer using English these days, so it…

    4 days ago 19 Mar 19, 4:00pm
  • 18 March – I’ve got the sky in my hands
    When your country has had success in our favourite TV show, the pressure is always on your singers to repeat that success year after year. But there often comes a year (or more), when those good placings desert you. I like the 1973 contest. It's nice…

    5 days ago 18 Mar 19, 4:00pm

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

  • Eurovision 2019: Pre-Rehearsal Discussion Thread
    Now that this year’s lineup is complete, join the discussion on this year’s market favourites and potential dark horses as we progress through the fan-concerts towards rehearsals in May.

    7 days ago 16 Mar 19, 9:15am
  • Israel: Kobi Marimi – Home
    This year’s hosts, Israel, have released Kobi Marimi’s song, Home. Home is the sort of song a host nation sends to Eurovision when they have zero ambition to win again. In Kobi they have a great vocalist who has a pleasant if not rather insipid…

    13 days ago 10 Mar 19, 8:34pm
  • Malta: Michela – Chameleon
    Malta has presented Michela’s song, Chameleon, for Tel Aviv. There are now three competitive, radio-friendly upbeat pop-songs in the Eurovision lineup from Cyprus, Switzerland and now Malta. Controversial opinion coming: Malta is perhaps the most…

    13 days ago 10 Mar 19, 8:23pm
  • Armenia: Srbuk – Walking Out
    Srbuk will represent Armenia in Tel Aviv with her song, Walking Out. Walking Out probably has one of the strongest choruses in the Contest, but it is let down by a weak 30-second mid-section, plus the jump from chorus to verse is a tad clunky and ja…

    13 days ago 10 Mar 19, 8:18pm

Eurovision Times

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

    3 days ago 20 Mar 19, 8:41pm
  • London Eurovision Party: Acts Announced to Date
    London Eurovision Party – It will soon be the start of the preview party season, and this year’s London Party has announced several guests to date. The London Eurovision Party is back for its 12th year, returning to the iconic Café de Paris on S…

    7 days ago 16 Mar 19, 4:17pm
  • Eurovision 2019: Israel Drawn 14th
    Israel – As delegations meet in Tel Aviv to prepare the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the host country drew its spot in the final in order to keep fairness, since the producers of the show get to do the draw now. “Home” performed…

    12 days ago 11 Mar 19, 2:27pm
  • Eurovision 2019: Betting odds on all 41 songs
    Eurovision 2019 – All 41 songs that will compete in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are now known. The betting odds have The Netherlands in the lead, followed by Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy. Down at the bottom are Serbia, Montenegro…

    13 days ago 10 Mar 19, 6:25pm

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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. 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…

    94 days ago 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…

    15 days ago 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 2018 - a thriller to remember

    ESC 2018 - a thriller to remember

    It is all over and I find myself breathing again. Oh my, what a terrific voting we had in Lisbon. How beautifully the 12-pointers were spread out all over the place and how beautifully the televote then changed everything.This is just the way it is s…

    12 May 18, 11:40pm
  • 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
  • Eurovision’da Sonuçların Sunumunda Değişikliğe Gidiliyor
    İsrail’in Tel Aviv şehrinin ev sahipliği yapacak olduğu 2019 Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması‘nda sonuçların sunumu ile ilgili “heyecan verici” bir değişikliğe gidileceği paylaşıldı… Geçtiğimiz hafta Tel Aviv’de gerçekleşt…

    1 day ago 21 Mar 19, 11:46pm

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