Switzerland – Switzerland’s broadcaster has announced that it will not be using Die Entscheidungsshow to choose its representative for Israel due to cost cutting. Instead, an audience panel and an international jury will be used to select the entry internally.
Former Participants – Vlatko Iljevski (FYR Macedonia, 2011) has sadly died aged only 33 years old. He was found dead in his car in Skopje and an autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death. Eurovision Times sends condolences to his friends, family and fans.
Eurovision 2019 – Some countries are making an early start on their preparations for Israel 2019! France has announced that it will once again use the selection programme Destination Eurovision after last year’s success, and has already opened submissions.
Eurovision 2019 – Last week saw the EBU president, Jean-Paul-Philippot meet with RTK’s general director, Mentor Shala, ahead of this week’s EBU general assembly. The TV station RTK has been independently licensed to broadcast EBU programming since the UN administration was established in Kosovo.
Eurovision 2019 – An Israeli commercial TV channel, Reshet 13, is today reporting that the EBU may move the 2019 from Israel. The Israeli news report says that an EBU insider has suggested that the EBU is considering moving the contest to Austria.
Eurovision 2018 – The EBU has contacted RTP, the Portugese broadcaster, to congratulate it on running one of the best editions of the Eurovision Song Contest ever. The news was broadcast by RTP on TV and their website here. The EBU has revealed that 186 million people watched the song contest this year.
Barbara Dex – The winner of the 2018 Barbara Dex Award has been announced. The award is for the worst dressed representative(s) from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and is now hosted on its home of songfestival.be. Check out now who won…