Latest News


Welcome to our news aggregator. Here you will find all the latest news and information from the official channel as well as many of the fan media outlets who report on the contest throughout the year.


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

Wiwibloggs

ESC Insight

  • newEurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #7B
    A special bonus episode of Juke Box Jury for Eurovision 2018 as Lisa-Jayne Lewis, Liam Clark, and Slavko offer Hit, miss, or maybes to Serbia.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #7B appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unoffici…

    5 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 5:20pm
  • Newsletter: Team Insight Are Ready For Lisbon!
    With Eurovision 2018 rapidly approaching, the ESC Insight team is preparing to touch down in Lisbon for two weeks of dedicated coverage. Find out more about our plans in this week's newsletter...The post Newsletter: Team Insight Are Ready For Lisbon…

    1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 2:52pm
  • Don’t Go Without Me: Rebooting Music Careers At Eurovision 1988
    Thirty years ago fans of the Eurovision Song Contest were given a special treat: a nail-biting finish, with the champion crowned on the very last set of points awarded—who went on to become a global superstar. John Egan takes a look back at Dublin…

    3 days ago 21 Apr 18, 5:27pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Hilda’s Wall Of Death
    Ewan Spence returns to the insight News chair to look over the final previews, to talk about EuroVillages and Fan Cafes, and run down the start of a new cycle of PR stories for the general public. Lisbon 2018… seven days closer… Eurovision Insigh…

    4 days ago 20 Apr 18, 9:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #7
    Round seven of Eurovision 2018's Juke Box Jury, as Ewan Spence is joined by Elaine Dove and Robert Peacock to call out hit, miss or maybe, for Cyprus, Albania, Malta, France, and the Czech Republic.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury…

    5 days ago 19 Apr 18, 9:00pm
  • Fireworks And Feelings: What We Mean When We Say ‘Real Music’
    Hello Internet. One of the big themes of the Song Contest this year is this idea of real music. What even is real music? What do we mean and who do we exclude when we talk about real music? As the resident insufferable hipster at ESC Insight, I’d l…

    8 days ago 16 Apr 18, 6:41pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Rainmakers & Dressmakers
    Your weekly round-up of news from the world of Eurovision includes a very special returning artist for France, a mysterious flight case and a potentially miraculous fall of rain.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Rainmakers & Dressmakers appeared…

    11 days ago 14 Apr 18, 9:41am
  • Newsletter: Eurovision Stars Warm Up For Lisbon At Global Preview Parties
    In this week's edition of the ESC Insight newsletter, John Paul Lucas looks at the preview parties taking place across Europe as Eurovision 2018 draws ever closer...The post Newsletter: Eurovision Stars Warm Up For Lisbon At Global Preview Parties a…

    11 days ago 13 Apr 18, 2:42pm

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

  • newUkraine: Backing Vocalists for Melovin at Eurovision Revealed
    The backing vocalists that will accompany Mélovin at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon have been revealed. The same backing vocalists also accompanied Mélovin during the national selection. The most well known of the backing vocalists is Denis…

    33 mins ago 24 Apr 18, 9:18pm
  • newSlovenia: Lea Sirk Launches the #HvalaNe Challenge
    Lea Sirk has announced the #HvalaNe competition, asking people for videos of themselves saying Hvala Ne in their national language or dialect. The Slovenian participant at this years´ Eurovision Song Contest Lea Sirk has launched the “#HvalaNe ch…

    1 hour ago 24 Apr 18, 8:30pm
  • newRomania: The Humans Reveal Their Staging Plans For Eurovision 2018
    The Humans, who will represent Romania in Eurovision 2018 with “Goodbye,” have revealed more details about their planned staging for Lisbon. Speaking to Libertatea, Cristina Caramarcu, the band’s singer, revealed that an entirely new outfit is…

    2 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 8:10pm
  • newCroatia: Franka Presents Her Team For Eurovision
    Franka has revealed the backing singers, vocal coach, and the team behind her performance at Eurovision 2018. The Croatian delegation for the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest has been presented by national broadcaster HRT. Franka will be j…

    5 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 5:12pm
  • newFrance: Elodie Gossuin Revealed as Spokesperson
    Elodie Goussuin will reveal the results of the French jury in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for a third year. Elodie Gossuin will return to screens across Europe this May, as the model will announce the results of…The post France: Elodi…

    5 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 4:48pm
  • newIsrael: Netta Covers Eurovision Winning Song “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”
    Netta has covered Izhar Cohen’s “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”. The current favourite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Netta Barzilai, has recorded a cover of the 1978 winning song “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”. Netta has put her own twist on her acoustic versio…

    6 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 4:04pm
  • newDenmark: Rasmussen releases acoustic version of “Higher Ground”
    Rasmussen has released an acoustic version of his song “Higher Ground”. The Danish participant of this years’ Eurovision Song Contest has released a music video with the acoustic version of his entry “Higher Ground”. In the video, Rasmussen…

    11 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 10:47am
  • newEurojury 2018: The Points from Bulgaria
    After the United Kingdom it’s off to Bulgaria who last year finished as the runners up in the contest represented by Kristian Kostov and “Beautiful Mess”. As ever 50% of the vote is being decided by national juries and 50%…The post Eurojury…

    12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 10:00am

ESC Daily

  • newGrunting comes natural to Hungary’s Eurovision singer
    On Wednesday May 2nd at 12:00 o’clock sharp, rehearsals start for one of the most remarkable participants in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Metal band AWS from Hungary will take the stage in Lisbon. And while they do, many will wonder wheth…

    12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 10:00am
  • Estonia can keep projection dress due to sponsorship
    Elina Nechayeva will wear her projection dress in Lisbon. The Estonian Eurovision delegation has found additional funding through a sponsorship of four business companies. Elina Nechayeva, a steady top 5 candidate for Eurovision 2018 in the betting m…

    1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 10:39am
  • “Israel can only win Eurovision if 8 ballads qualify from the semi finals”
    Following up on his successful study into the role of ballads in Eurovision, ESCDaily’s chief editor Steef van Gorkum takes a look at this year’s entries. Almost all the ballads are allocated in the first semi final, which could help top favorite…

    4 days ago 20 Apr 18, 8:20pm
  • Jessica Mauboy – Australia’s multifaceted and multicultural Eurovision artist
    In less than a month, Jessica Mauboy will compete for Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest with her anthemic entry ‘We Got Love’. As Joshua Mayne explains in this editorial, it’s not just her song that ranks her highly with the bookies to w…

    5 days ago 19 Apr 18, 2:17pm
  • Jessica Mauboy: “The work for the act is not done yet”
    Eurovision rehearsals will kick off in just two weeks, but the preparations for Australia’s Jessica Mauboy are not done yet. “The moment I hit ground in Lisbon, we will continue our work,” she tells ESCDaily. Jessica tells us she is proud to wo…

    6 days ago 18 Apr 18, 2:42pm
  • Rehearsals in Lisbon start on Sunday the 29th of April
    The preliminary schedule for the rehearsal week for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been leaked online. The rehearsals will start on Sunday the 29th of April, with ten countries appearing on stage on the very first day. Australia has its first r…

    7 days ago 18 Apr 18, 8:48am
  • Schedule for EuroVillage in Lisbon presented by RTP
    Host Broadcaster RTP announced that the Eurovision Village, located at Terreiro do Paço, will open on the 4th of May. The central Eurovision hub in town will open its gates every day until the day of the Grand Final, 12th of May, from 10:00 in [read…

    8 days ago 16 Apr 18, 3:42pm
  • 18 ballads in Lisbon, but Bulgaria is a case of doubt
    Following up on his successful study into the role of ballads in Eurovision, ESCDaily’s chief editor Steef van Gorkum takes a look at this year’s entries. With the help of a 7-member expert panel he concludes that we will hear 18 ballads in Lisbo…

    11 days ago 13 Apr 18, 5:41pm

On Europe

  • newMonty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 42 – UKRAINE
    Under The Ladder by Mélovin “The project MELOVIN started in Odesa in 2012. The name comes from a combination of the holiday Halloween and the last name of the British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.” Who writes this shit for artists’ biogr…

    1 hour ago 24 Apr 18, 8:30pm
  • newMonty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 41 – SWITZERLAND
    Stones by Zibbz After winning the first Contest in 1956, it’s fair to say the Swiss have struggled at Eurovision. They’ve finished last on 9 occasions – 5 in the final, 4 in the semi – and save for a top 10 thanks to Vanilla Ninja in 2005, yo…

    1 hour ago 24 Apr 18, 8:28pm
  • newMonty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 40 – SWEDEN
    Dance You Off by Benjamin Ingrosso Benjamin’s got these really lovely hairy forearms. No, wait, I’m not suddenly going all twinktastic, but I feel I need to make a feature out of them. As does he, no full-length sleeves on stage, please. I’m dr…

    1 hour ago 24 Apr 18, 8:26pm
  • newPhil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 40 – Spain
    Right - where do I start with this? Let's lay my cards on the table here - I don't like this song... at all.  I don't like them, I don't like the fact that they seem to be fake and in love, it seems forced and contrite and yes, this does colour the…

    3 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 7:10pm
  • newPhil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 39 – Slovenia
    Slovenia have a great track record in this contest and EMA can be, in my opinion, one of the best song selections in all of Europe. Sadly, though, one of the better songs didn't win this time and we get lumbered with this clunky song.  I'm not sure…

    3 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 6:35pm
  • newMo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – United Kingdom
    I've saved my (current) home entry for last. I've struggled to understand why it's received almost universal panning on the fan boards. SuRie is an incredibly charismatic performer. At the national final, it became clear she'd turned a decent-enough…

    9 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 12:50pm

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 2018 Match Bets to Gobble Up
    We stumbled on a new bookmaker today. Karamba are predominately Casino-led, but they have chucked together some nice Eurovision match bets in their ‘sports’ section. Registered in Malta, they are still available to UK gamblers. Here’s our view…

    1 day ago 23 Apr 18, 6:36pm
  • Eurovision 2018: Would You Like Fries With That?
    We are just over one week away from the first day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals so it’s time to run through the list of contenders before next Sunday. Going back to last year’s final and Salvador’s winner’s speech; his first act wasn’t to t…

    4 days ago 21 Apr 18, 7:27am
  • Eurovision 2018: Automatic Qualifiers Podcast
    We discuss this year’s automatic qualifiers with Daniel Gould from Sofabet and Israel Calling crew, Gil Laufer. Also, each of us chooses their three possible winners in Lisbon.

    5 days ago 19 Apr 18, 8:12pm
  • Eurovision 2018: Semi-Final 2 Podcast
    We discuss semi-final 2 with ESCinsight co-owner, Sharleen Wright, and Eurovision gambler, Panos Zannettos.

    11 days ago 14 Apr 18, 9:08am

Eurovision Times

  • Watch Eurovision Madrid Pre-Party Online Tonight
    Eurovision 2018 – Tonight sees the last pre-party of this season in the Spanish city of Madrid. Spanish broadcaster, RTVE, has confirmed that you will be able to watch the event live on their Facebook page at 22.00 (CET).  To watch click HERE. Yo…

    3 days ago 21 Apr 18, 8:00pm
  • Shocking News as Eurovision Composer Avicii Dies Aged Only 28
    Former Participants – Avicii, the co-composer of the 2013 Eurovision anthem ‘We write the story‘ has sadly died at the age of 28. He wrote the theme alongside ABBA’s Benny Andersson (music) and Björn Ulvaeus (lyrics). The Swedish DJ, produc…

    4 days ago 20 Apr 18, 6:32pm
  • Get Your Official Eurovision Board Game This Month
    Eurovision 2018 – The EBU has launched a new piece of Eurovision merchandise for 2018…The official Eurovision board game. The game is available to pre-order now and will be available from 23rd April 2018. It will cost €24.95 and you can pre-or…

    5 days ago 20 Apr 18, 5:57am
  • TEKO 2018: Duel 1!
    TEKO 2018 – It’s time to vote in Duel 1 of TEKO 2018; a knockout format (like the World Cup) tournament for Eurovision 2018. Today, you can start voting in the duel between Germany and Belgium! TEKO 2018 – Duel 1 Please listen to the competi…

    7 days ago 18 Apr 18, 6:00am

ESCxtra

  • newThe Xtra Files 2018: We review Spain’s ‘Tu Canción’ by Alfred and Amaia!
    Welcome to The Xtra Files, our series which will give you an insight into what the team at ESCXTRA think of your favourite entries into this year’s contest! Today, we review Spain. Now that all the songs have been released, we are able to review ea…

    3 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 6:49pm
  • newEBU reveal list of prohibited items for Eurovision 2018
    The EBU have published a list of prohibited items at the Eurovision Song Contest. The audience will not be allowed to bring any of the items on the list, which famously includes… golf balls and ladders. Fans have been quick to react. From the logic…

    3 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 6:43pm
  • newXTRA Vote 2018 Grand Final: Vote now for your Eurovision WINNER!
    Welcome back to XTRA Vote 2018! You have chosen your favourites from semi-final one and semi-final two. Now, they join the six automatic qualifiers in the grand final. Who will be your winner? Make your vote count! It’s super easy to make your voic…

    4 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 5:38pm
  • newWatch Michael Schulte sing nine Eurovision 2018 songs in three minutes
    Who doesn’t love it when Eurovision stars get so involved in the season that they start covering each other’s songs? After Alexander Rybak earlier this week, it is now Michael Schulte who covers a couple of songs taking part in Lisbon. Three minu…

    7 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 3:09pm

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
  • Eurovision in Concert 2018
    The Eurovision market on Betfair has the jitters. It feels like there’s a swift reaction to every bit of news or concert footage. Market leader Israel traded as short as 2.6 as Netta took to the stage in Tel Aviv. After an understandably nervous an…

    7 days ago 17 Apr 18, 10:18pm
  • Macedonia 2018 - Eye Cue - Lost And Found

    Macedonia 2018 - Eye Cue - Lost And Found

    (Click here, but prepare for bedazzlement...)Well here's a strange little thing. The long awaited alt pop presentation from Macedonia delivered many things to us - most of them entirely different stylistic directions - and all in the space of three m…

    44 days ago 12 Mar 18, 12:26am
  • 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
  • newThoughts! Day 3

    Thoughts! Day 3

    The Eurovision Song Contest has been going for many many years. What is your favourite Eurovision year and why?

    12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 10:00am
  • newTobson's Big ESC 2018 review, part 2

    Tobson's Big ESC 2018 review, part 2

    There is always something to be unhappy about. The fans are in general not fond of the fact that the running order is sequenced by a producer instead of the result of a draw. They would want things to be more random.However, as the songs were reveale…

    3 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 6:44pm
  • 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 2018 Temsilcilerinin İsimleri ve Anlamları
    2018 Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması‘nda yarışacak olan 43 ülkeyi temsil edecek isimler belli oldu. Peki temsilcilerimizin isimleri gerçekten ne anlama geliyor?…İsimler ve anlamları şu şekilde: Aleksander(Norveç): Savunucu adam Alfred(İ…

    3 days ago 21 Apr 18, 1:59pm

About ESC Buzz

ESC Buzz is all about the latest news from the Eurovision Song Contest, giving you an up to date look at the headlines on the popular Eurovision sites around the web. Just click the headlines to visit them and read the full story!

You Might Recognise Us...

ESC Buzz is brought to you by the team behind ESC Insight, and the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest podcast. Why not vist them for in-depth features, commentary and editorial? Editorial team: admin@escbuzz.com.