Poland – According to Czech Eurovision website Eurocontest.cz, a representative of TVP confirmed that no decision on the participation of Poland in Eurovision 2013 has been taken yet. It will be decided in the coming months, more precisely in October, whether TVP will send an entry to Eurovision again after their absence in 2012. (more…)
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Poland – Eurovision fans in Poland have to cope with more bad news after Poland’s withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. TVP has revealed in their newsletter, that neither the semi-finals nor the Eurovision final will be broadcast in Poland this year. Polish fans have the option to watch the shows via the eurovision.tv webcast or on neighboring countries’ (more…)
Poland – The EBU doesn’t seem to let Poland go without a fight. The Polish national broadcaster had announced earlier through spokesperson Joanna Stempień-Rogalińska that they would not send an entry to Baku as they want to focus on the Euro 2012 Soccer Championship (to be held in Poland) and on the Olympics in London. According to eurocontest.cz, EBU officials are currently trying to convince Poland to stay in the contest. The country is the 8th most populous Eurovision participant and their withdrawal would thus (more…)
Poland -Poland seems to have taken “how to confuse Eurovision fans” lessons from its neighbour Slovakia. Yesterday a TVP1 facebook page had claimed that Poland would withdraw from Eurovision due to bad results and the upcoming European Soccer Championship which will be held in Poland. The facebook page of TVP.pl now claims that this information is wrong and says that nothing has been decided yet. (more…)
Poland – The Polish national broadcaster TVP has apparently decided to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest. On their facebook profile, TVP announce that they won’t send an entry to Baku. One of the main reasons is the fact that one of the biggest television events in the world, the UEFA European Football Championship will be held in Poland (and Ukraine). TVP wants to focus on this major event. Since 2008 no Polish entry has made it to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. This year Magdalena Tul came last in the semi-final in Düsseldorf. (more…)
Poland – It had been reported that Poland would decide about their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest today. However, nothing has been announced yet. The decision is expected to happen any time now whilst many Eurovision fans pray they wont withdraw from Europe’s favourite TV show. The reason TVP are thinking about withdrawing is a run of bad results and also because of financial problems the national broadcaster is facing. (more…)
Poland – According to oikotimes.com, the Polish broadcaster has still not decided whether to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 or not. A meeting will be held on November 24 to discuss the issue. Apparently the unsatisfactory results of Polish artists in the last couple of editions as well as the financial burden a participation would be have given rise to doubts within the national broadcaster TVP. In the last seven years Poland only once managed to qualify for the final with Isis Gee, who came 10th in the semi-final and 23rd in the final. This year Magdalena Tul (more…)
Poland – Tonight Poland became the 11th country to select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Magdalena Tul and her song “Jestem” emerged as the clear winner of the selection receiving over 44% of the vote. The Polish national final “Krajowe Eliminacje 2011″ was held with a total of ten acts vying to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest in the neighbouring country of Germany. Magdalena Tul’s entry is a catchy pop song which will hopefully be kept in Polish. (more…)
Poland – Tonight the Polish national final will be held. In “Krajowe Eliminacje 2011″ a total of ten acts will be vying to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest in the neighbouring country of Germany. A jury of 8 music experts had selected 4 entries from the open selection, while another 6 were invited by TVP via wildcards. The big favourite according to bookies and fan polls is SheMoans with “Supergirl”. (more…)
Poland – The Polish national broadcaster TVP has revealed 3 wildcards, which will be added to the songs which were selected out of submissions. Ajda Fijał, The Trash and the band IKA have thus been added to the line-up. The song “In Control” by The Positive, however, has been disqualified as it had been released before the deadline set by the EBU for Eurovision songs. A total of 7 songs will be presented to the Polish public onFebruary 14. (more…)
Poland - The Polish national broadcaster TVP has just announced 5 of the finalists for their selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 “Krajowe Eliminacje 2011“. One of the songs has been uploaded to youtube over a year ago and thus will probably be disqualified. TVP reserves the right to give additional wildcards to established artists. Here are the finalists: (more…)
Poland – TVP has just published the rules for the 2011 Polish national final and thus confirmed its participation in Düsseldorf next year. The national final is set for February 17, while songs can be submitted until December 21. The submitted songs will then be checked for accordance to the rules and will be revealed December 29. Four of the submitted songs will be chosen for the televised national final, while TVP will also give out a number of wildcards. Artists have to be from Poland while lyricists and (more…)
17. Latvia – Aisha – What for?
From 2005 until 2008 Latvia always made it to the final, but last year and this year, they were less fortunate. In 2009 they came last with “Intars Busulis” in the second semifinal and this year they repeat this failure coming last in the first semifinal. Aisha’s singing was just too off-key and her song maybe too serious. Latvia can only hope that Germany 2011 will be more of a success story for them. It can’t get much worst.
16.Slovakia – Kristina – Horehronie (more…)
Ireland – After a disappointing 23rd place in Saturday’s final, controversy arises in Ireland.Ronan Keating, who wrote the Danish entry for Brink last year has critizised RTÉ for being baised towards 1993 winner Niamh Kavanagh during the selection process. He stated that other competitors had no real chance. The Irish national final was held March 5th 2010 with 5 songs competing for the honour of representing Ireland. Niamh Kavanagh won, receiving top points from all juries and the televote. RTÉ has meanwhile refuted Keating’s allegations. Eurovision had pretty good ratings in Ireland this year. The second semifinal, in which Ireland competed and eventually qualified was watched by 397.000 people, while the Final attracted 719.000 viewers.
Belgium,Poland – Just me and my guitar? Not really! Tom Dice has announced on his facebook page, that he is in a relationship with Polish background singer Weronika Bochat. They both competed in the first semifinal this year. Now all we need is an official statement by Alexander Rybak and Lena . In Belgium the contest’s Final was watched by 1,3 million people, one of the best ratings in recent memory.
Germany – Our host for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 is already looking for possible host cities and venues. Different sources speak of not less than 6 German cities bidding to host the event: Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Franfurt, Hanover (Lena’s birthplace), Gelsenkirchen (with the Arena auf Schalke). The mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit has already promoted Berlin for being the best place to host such an event. One thing is clear, it will take a long time until we know where we have to go to next year.
Malta – The CEO of Maltese television Joe Mizzi has confirmed Malta’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. Due to the bad results over the last years, a meeting of the officials will be held to discuss the Maltese National Final for 2011 to bring the country back on track.
Denmark – Danish television station DR has confirmed its participation next year by calling for new songs for the Danish National Final “Danks Melodi Grand Prix”. Songs can be send in until september 2010.
Also: Satellite debuts at #2 in the Danish single charts!
Including Malta and Denmark we already know 16 countries which confirmed their participation next year: Azerbaijan, Denmark, Cyprus, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.