Tag Archive | Eurovision

Australia: 2 More Entrants Revealed for Australia Decides

Australia – Mitch Tambo and IOTA have been revealed by national broadcaster SBS as the next two artists to be competing in this year’s Australia Decides. They join Casey Donovan and Vanessa Amorosi in the final which will pick Australia’s representative in Rotterdam.

Junior Eurovision: All You Need to Know

Junior Eurovision – As rehearsals get underway for this weekend’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Times has put together a short guide on this year’s event…

Sweden: Melfest Line-Up Announcement

Sweden – A new date for your diary….Swedish broadcaster, SVT, has announced that all of the Melodifestivalen acts are to be revealed on Tuesday 26th November at 12.00 pm (CET). The press conference will be streamed live via the official Melodifestivalen Instagram account here.

Bulgaria: They’re back!

Bulgaria – Great news today as Bulgaria confirms that it will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. With the loss of Hungary, but the return of Ukraine, it looks like we already have 40 countries taking part in Rotterdam.

Malta: Destiny Chukunyere Auditions on XFactor Malta Tonight

Malta – The representative for Malta in Rotterdam will again be chosen via the country’s XFactor tv show, which airs tonight from Gozo. A familiar Eurovision face, and one of the hot favourites to win, auditions tonight…

Georgia: Eurovision Selection Starts Tonight!

Georgia – Georgian Idol (or Star of Georgia as its also known) kicks off tonight, and will be used to select the Georgian entry for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It’s the second year that the broadcaster GPB has selected its representative in this way.

RIP Natalia Pugacheva

Former Participants – Natalia Pugacheva of Buranovskiye Babushki, better known as the Russian Grannies, has sadly died aged 83.

Albania: FIK Line-Up Revealed?

Albania – A website claims to have listed this year’s entrants for FIK 58. Festivali i Këngës 2020 will be used once again to select Albania’s entrant for Rotterdam.

Eurovision 2020: Slogan is ‘Open Up’

Eurovision 2020 – The Dutch broadcaster has tonight revealed that the slogan for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 to be held in Rotterdam is ‘Open Up’. 

UK: ‘Eurovision: You Decide’ Dumped

UK – The BBC has confirmed that its national selection programme, Eurovision: You Decide, has been dumped for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and an exciting new partnership with the record company BMG will help select the UK’s representative instead.

Australia: ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ is back for 2020

Australia – Our Antipodean friends have decided to use the national section programme Eurovision – Australia Decides again after last year’s success of Kate Miller-Heidke.

Eurovision 2020: Official Site Shows Rotterdam will Host

Eurovision 2020 – An eagle-eyed Eurovision fan has spotted an update on the official Eurovision website that suggests that Rotterdam has been chosen to host the 2020 contest in The Netherlands.

Sweden: Enter Melodifestivalen Now!

Sweden – Swedish broadcaster, SVT, has opened up its submission period today for anyone wanting to take part in Melodifestivalen 2020. You have until 11.59pm on 15th September to enter.

Sweden: Powermetal Heavyweights Sabaton Rule Out Eurovision

Sweden – Speaking to Metalblast magazine, Sabaton’s bassist, Pär Sundström, has ruled out doing Eurovision despite being asked several times.

Sweden: Amanda Aasa Selected as First Melfest Entrant

Sweden – Each year Sweden holds a competition for new artists via the P4 Nästa competition on the radio. One lucky entrant, chosen from the finalists, is then invited to take part in the Swedish national selection, Melodifestivalen. 

Eurovision 2020: 29 Countries Confirmed to Date

Eurovision 2020 – As excitement builds about next year’s Eurovision Song Contest and the host city announcement less than a week away, yesterday saw another country confirm its participation. Ireland will be in The Netherlands in 2010, bringing the number of officially confirmed participants to 29 so far.

Eurovision 2020: NPO Confirms TV Announcement on 30th August

Eurovision 2020 – It was revealed this week that the city that will host Eurovision 2020 will be revealed on 30th August. The exact time this will happen is now also known… 11.58am.

The Eurovision Movie: What We Know So Far

The Eurovision Movie – As more stars are announced for the forthcoming movie about Eurovision, here’s what we know so far…

Eurovision Host City to be Revealed on 30th August

The host city for the Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on Friday 30th August. Only two cities remain in the race, Rotterdam and Maastricht, with Rotterdam favourite to win.

Eurovision 2020: Will it be Maastricht or Rotterdam?

Eurovision 2020 – To the surprise of no-one, it’s been revealed that the bidding war to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been whittled down to Maastricht and Rotterdam. Organiser NPO yesterday revealed Arnhem, Utrecht and Den Bosch were no longer being considered.

Eurovision 2020: The Bids are In!

Eurovision 2020 – Five cities have submitted their bids to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands next May.  The five cities are Rotterdam, Den Bosch, Maastricht, Arnhem and Utrecht. 

Eurovision 2020: Amsterdam Withdraws

Eurovision 2020 – Amsterdam has formally withdrawn from the bidding process to host next years Eurovision Song Contest, saying there are no suitable venues available when needed.The  Mayor has announced that the favoured venue, Ziggo Dome, was unavailable.

Eurovision’s Sarah McTernan Received Threats and Abuse

Former Participants – Sarah McTernan, Ireland’s representative in the recent Eurovision Song Contest, has revealed that she suffered threats and abusive messages during her time representing her country.

182 Million Watch Eurovision 2019 on TV

Eurovision 2019 – The EBU has today released viewing figures for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. 182 Million people watched the Eurovision semi-finals and / or final on TV for at least a minute. 

Barbara Dex Award: The Winner is…

Barbara Dex Award – This year’s winner of the annual 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…

Ireland: Eurosong Alumni Andrew Mann Passes Away

Ireland – Andrew Mann, twice a Eurosong hopeful for Ireland, has sadly died. Friends of the Irish singer/songwriter have expressed their shock and sadness on social media.

Iceland Allocated Worst Seats by El Al Staff?

Eurovision 2019 – It appears that Iceland entry, Hatari, have already paid a small price for their display of Palestinian scarves during this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

iTunes Chart Success for Duncan Laurence, Mahmood, Chingiz, KEiiNO & Luca Hänni

Eurovision 2019 – Now that the grand final has aired, we take a look at which artists have made the most impact on the iTunes chart this week. Several artists other than the Dutch winner, Duncan Laurence, have been charting all over the world.

Eurovision Contest Producer Christer Björkman Rushed to Hospital

Eurovision 2019 – Eurovision Contest Producer, Christer Björkman, was rushed to hospital in Tel Aviv yesterday with a blood clot in the throat. Björkman, who represented Sweden in 1992 has worked on the Swedish selection programme Melodifestivalen and as a producer for the Eurovision Song Contest for some years.

EBU to Sanction Iceland?

Iceland – The EBU has confirmed that its Reference Group will decide whether to take any action against Iceland after their entry, Hatari, last night showed Palestinian scarves in the Green Room, in breach of Eurovision rules.