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Greece: 5 Finalists Rumoured

Greece – The national broadcaster of Greece, ERT, has apparently decided on the 5 finalists for the national selection. After inviting record companies to take part, 20 entries were assessed and the 5 finalists decided upon. Continue Reading »

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Azerbaijan: It’s Aisel Mammadova to Lisbon!

Azerbaijan – Hot on the heel of Finland’s announcement, we now have our next confirmed participant for Lisbon. Azerbaijan’s national broadcaster, Ictimai, has confirmed that it has internally selected the jazz singer Aisel MammadovaContinue Reading »

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42 Countries Confirmed for Lisbon!

Eurovision 2018 – The EBU today confirmed the 42 entrants for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, alongside the contest’s slogan and artwork. The Contest will be badged with the phrase ‘All Aboard!’.  Continue Reading »

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Finland: It’s Saara Aalto for Lisbon!

Finland – In a surprise move, Finnish broadcaster, YLE, has decided to abandon it’s normal selection process for UMK. It has announced that previous UMK entrant and UK XFactor runner-up Saara Aalto, will represent the country in Lisbon and UMK will be used to choose the song. Continue Reading »

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David Lindgren Confirmed as Melodifestivalen Host

Sweden – National broadcaster, SVT, has confirmed that previous entrant, David Lindgren, will again host Melodifestivalen, but this time as a solo host.  SVT received 2771 entries for this year’s contest and must now pick the contestants for the live shows.  Continue Reading »

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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.  Continue Reading »

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Australia: It’s an Internal Selection Again

Australia – Australian national broadcaster, SBS, has confirmed that it will, once more in partnership with Blink TV, select its Eurovision representative by internal selection. It’s the fourth year that this process has been used and has proved successful to date. Continue Reading »