Will Liechtenstein Make its Eurovision Debut?

Liechtenstein – Local newspaper, Vaterland, has claimed that  editor-in-chief Peter Kölbel of 1FLTV has confirmed he is in negotiations with the EBU for the country to join the eBU and enter the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest as part of the microstate’s 300 year celebrations. 

Liechtenstein: No Decision Until This Summer

  Liechtenstein – One of the few countries that can still make their debut in Eurovision is the small principality of Liechtenstein. The countries only broadcaster 1FLTV has repeatedly claimed that it wants to send an entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. Last year, the channel’s CEO Peter Kölbel told us: “Nothing has changed for […]

No Participation of Liechtenstein at Eurovision 2012

  Liechtenstein – All hopes for a participation of Liechtenstein at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and a membership of the principality’s only broadcaster 1FLTV in the EBU have unfortunately to be buried. Peter Kölbel, head of 1FLTV, has told The Eurovision Times, that the principality is not a member of the EBU yet and […]

Is Liechtenstein an EBU Member?

  Liechtenstein – The little principality between Austria and Switzerland has tried to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest a couple of times, but the fact that they did not have a television station in the EBU excluded them from the competition. In the last few years the private broadcaster 1FLTV has applied for membership […]

Eurovision 2011: Who will return?

Eurovision 2011 – This year there were more rumors and speculations about possible returns, debuts and withdrawals than in any other year. There were also more (predominantly positive) surprises concerning the list of participating nations. In total 42 countries (nothing official yet) will compete for the ‘Grand Prix’ in Düsseldorf next May. An official list […]

Neither Liechtenstein nor Hungary in Eurovision 2011

EBU – The European Broadcasting Union has told that no new members have been admitted as a full member which means that neither Liechtenstein’s 1FLTV nor Hungary’s Duna TV will be able to send an entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. During its General Assembly in Genf this week the EBU […]

Eurovision 2011: Qatar, Liechtenstein and Hungary

EBU – After the amazing news of Italy’s return , Eurovision fans can expect more interesting revelations about possible debuts or returns of other countries as well. Today is the second day of the EBU’s General Assembly. Amongst other issues Qatars application for full EBU membership will be discussed. Full membership in the EBU and […]

ESC 2011: Which countries will return?

ESC 2011 – 4 months ago I published a post called “Will they return” in which I assessed the chances of Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy returning or debuting in Germany in 2011. Now, there have been new developments and we have more information. The chances thus need to be reassessed. There also is new information […]

Never ending story: Liechtenstein at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011?

Liechtenstein – The German Eurovision blog eurofire reports, that Svante Stockselius, EBU supervisor, has told them that Liechtenstein can apply for a participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany in December. Liechtenstein’s TV channel 1FLTV had applied for EBU membership earlier this year but would not have become a full member in time […]

Liechtenstein’s participation in 2011 very likely

Liechtenstein – The newspaper “Liechtensteiner Vaterland” reports today that the television channel 1FLTV has experienced a setback in their wish to send an entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. The 2-year old television channel had applied for financial support by the Liechtenstein government. Yesterday the media commission  of the country has turned […]

Will they return?

With Germany’s victory, the reasons of Autrian broadcaster ORF for withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest are no longer valid! After meager results in the past ORF had withdrawn from the competition claiming, the quality of the song would not count and critizising political voting. Germany’s victory this Saturday has proven that the contest has […]