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  • Attention!: Slavko & Berget end their X Factor journey at Judges Houses

    Slavko and Berget have unfortunately not been able to progress to the live shows of The X Factor UK. Their last task was to sing in front of their mentor Nicole Scherzinger in South Africa as part of Judges Houses. Nicole Scherzinger had guest mentor Stormzy alongside her to judge the singers in...
  • Lisbon 2018: RTP: 43 countries will participate in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

    This afternoon, the latest episode of A Voz do Cidadão (The Citizens’ Voice) was broadcast on RTP1. The show was dedicated to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. During the show, several details surrounding next year’s contest were revealed. Perhaps most importantly, the Portuguese hea...
  • Editorials & Opinion: The Junior Eurovision Song Contest and me: On, off and back on again

    Next month, hundreds of delegation members, press journalists and music fans will descend upon the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time at a Junior Eurovision Song Contest, I will be one of these people! Therefore, this seems the perfect ...
  • Lisbon 2018: More Changes Announced for Sanremo 2018

    Further to the recent announcement regarding a new host and the involvement of record labels for Sanremo 2018, Italian broadcaster RAI has said that there will be some additional changes for the festival next year. The Sanremo Music Festival Claudio Baglioni was speaking as new artistic director a...
  • Lisbon 2018: Malta: MESC to take place on February 3rd, running order draw revealed

    Earlier this week, TVM revealed that the 2018 Malta Eurovision Song Contest will take place on February 3rd. As has been the case for many years, the competition will select the Maltese entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. In addition, TVM conducted a draw to choose which act would open...
  • Features: XTRA Throwback Thursday: Sweetly Slovenian

    It’s Thursday, so we all know it’s time for another special XTRA Throwback Thursday! In the upcoming weeks and months, we’ll take you on a journey through Europe and beyond, a journey through the history of the contest. This week, we’re focusing on the Balkan nation of Slov...
  • Lisbon 2018: San Marino reveals experienced professional jury for online selection

    San Marino’s worldwide online selection has revealed more details this morning, thanks to production partners 1in360.com. A three-person jury, including Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw, has been announced alongside additional information about the submission process. Who will be the next...
  • Birthdays: An Xtra Happy Birthday! October 21st

    Yesterday there were two Eurovision birthday star that celebrated their day. However today on the October 21st we have one birthday girl. She participated in 2017. Her entry was the 11th for her country. She advanced to the final with her song. Artsvik has a birthday today.   Artsvik, 33 Aft...
  • Lisbon 2018: Eurovision 2018 venue rebranded as the Altice Arena

    Earlier this week, it was revealed that Lisbon’s MEO Arena would be rebranded as the Altice Arena going forward. This will be the second time that the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest host venue has changed its name since it opened in 1998. The Altice Arena opened its doors as the Pavilhão Atl...
  • Lisbon 2018: Lithuania’s LRT reveals more details regarding Eurovizijos 2018

    Lithuania’s National Broadcaster (LRT) reveals more details regarding the 2018 edition of one of the longest national selections – Eurovizijos. Interested artists can submit their bid for Eurovizijos 2018 until the 1st of December. In addition to that, LRT doesn’t limit the con...
  • Tbilisi 2017: Grigol Kipshidze to sing “Voice of the Heart” for the host country!

    After revealing their entrant about a month ago, the host country of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has just unveiled their song!  It’s the … voice of the heart! Grigol Kipshidze was selected last month by five-person professional jury. The young singer will be the first to r...
  • Lisbon 2018: Albania: Festivali i Këngës final to take place on December 23rd

    Albania’s National Broadcaster (RTSH) to select its 2018 Eurovision Song Contest representative through Festivali i Këngës. The 56th edition of the festival will take place on the 23rd of December. The festival has been a method for selecting Albania’s Eurovision representative eve...
  • Birthdays: An Xtra Happy Birthday; October 20th!

    Yesterday there was a Bulgarian Eurovision artist that had a birthday. Today on the 20th of October there are two Eurovision singers that have a birthday! One birthday girl and one birthday boy. The guy, in addition to singing once at Eurovision, has had a big influence on the his countries behal...
  • Birthdays: An Xtra Happy Birthday; October 19th

    Three Eurovision stars had a birthday yesterday and all had an over the top dance routines on the stage. However today´s birthday boy had much slower song and it was a lot more calmer on stage. Even though it was a whole band. The birthday was a part of the band Kaffe, his name is Veselin Veselin...
  • Lisbon 2018: Latvia’s Supernova 2018 has already started… and YOU can vote!

    In a suprise move, LTV has announced today that the pre-selection process for Supernova 2018 will partly be public ! Anyone can help choose the songs that will eventually participate in Supernova 2018 next year. 63 songs in the pre-selection LTV, Latvia’s broadcaster for the Eurovision Song ...
  • Lisbon 2018: Montenegro: National final to be held in February!

    RTCG has announced that a national final will be used to select the 2018 representative for Montenegro. Submissions for interested artists and songwriters to apply will be open from 1st November. A special jury will then choose the best five to proceed to Montevizija. The winner will be selected...
  • Birthdays: An Xtra Happy Birthday; October 18th

    Four Eurovision stars had birthday yesterday, however there are three of Eurovision singers that celebrate their birthday today! Their entries are not that similar but all have made effort to have an active and vibrate dancing in the background. Who thought that “Roman soldiers” in s...
  • Lisbon 2018: San Marino reveals revolutionary plans for Eurovision 2018

    San Marino reveals revolutionary plans regarding the quest for their 2018 Eurvision representative. The mountainous microstate turns to the INTERNET and hopes to find the perfect candidate for Lisbon. It’s only convenient for the country that had an entry titled “Social Network song...
  • Music: WATCH: Elhaida Dani makes a comeback with “Më Mbaj”

    The winner of the first season of The Voice Italy and Albania’s 2015 Eurovision representative – Elhaida Dani stages a comeback with the release of her latest single titled “Më Mbaj”. In addition to Elhaida Dani’s return to the Balkan music scene, she surprises fans...
  • Birthdays: An Xtra Happy Birthday; October 17th

    After yesterday’s Eurovision birthday bonanza, having “only” four Eurostars to celebrate feels kind of “everyday”.  We have two non-qualifiers and two top 10 results. One of today’s birthday boys has taken part in Eurovision twice. In addition he’s also ...
  • Editorials & Opinion: Editorial: Remembering Toše

    Today, it’s been 10 years since the tragic death of a legend and an icon of Balkan music business, the Macedonian singer Toše/Tose/Todor Proeski, who also represented his country in Eurovision in 2004. In this chronicle, I decided to relive my memories of an amazing talent, who had a whole ...
  • Attention!: Italy wins OGAE Retro Second Chance Contest!

    The results of the OGAE Retro Second Chance Contest 1972 have been revealed at the beginning of October. Italy won in the main category with the song Montagne Verdi, and France won in the Guest category with Une Belle Histoire. The OGAE Retro Contest As many fans know, the OGAE (the Federation of ...
  • Lisbon 2018: RTP aiming for a low cost Eurovision in 2018

    Portugeese broadcaster RTP and Lisbon are set to organise one of the most cost efficient Eurovision editions ever. Gonçalo Reis, RTP’s CEO, was recently interviewed with Portuguese newspaper O Jornal Economico.  “The cheapest Eurovision Song Contest ever will be held in Lisbon in 2...
  • Music: Watch: Sirusho releases the video for Huh-Hah

    The 2008 Armenian representative has released the music video for her latest single Huh-Hah! Huh-Hah! is an Armenian-English track in which you can easily sing and dance along to. Promoting Armenian Culture The video shows Sirusho dancing along in Armenian garment along with some dancers and kids...
  • Attention!: Iveta surprises coaches and viewers at The Voice of Armenia

    Iveta Mukuchuyan took the coaches and the studio audience by surprise by popping by to the Blind Auditions. The Eurovision 2016 songstress sang a cover of ‘Runnin‘ a track by Naughty Boy featuring Benjamin Arrow and Beyoncé. Not the first appearance from The Voice Iveta is no strange...
  • Music: WATCH: Kristian Kostov covers The Weekend’s Starboy

    Eurovision 2017 runner-up Kristian Kostov has released a cover of The Weeknd’s Starboy. A different contrast to the original Kristian takes an acoustic cover of Starboy, which is a heavy EDM and RnB track. The cover video sees Kristian walk around a hallway and around the city and rooftops a...
  • Attention!: Another member of Serebro quits

    Members of Girl Groups come and go and Serebro is no exception from this. It has been confirmed that Polina Favorskaya (member from 2014-2017) has left the group. A history of changes. The original line up of Serebro consisted of: Marina Lizorkina Elena Temnikova Olga Seryabkina The original...
  • Eurovision: Jan Lagermand Lundme elected to the Reference Group

    DR has confirmed on their website that Jan Lagermand Lundme has been elected to the Reference Group. “I almost fell down from the chair of excitement and awe” He was excited and happy when he received the phone call from the EBU’s Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand. Jan mentioned...
  • Birthdays: An Xtra Happy Birthday; October 16th

    Get ready for a record! Yesterday we celebrated three Eurovision birthdays; today we TRIPLE that! Indeed, there are no less than nine (yes, you read that right; NINE!!) former Eurovision participants who were born on this date! And thank heavens we have the tradition of presenting the oldest first...
  • Attention!: Eurovision 2017 viewers targeted in UK-Russia “information war”

    Over the weekend, British newspaper The Guardian has revealed that the UK has been attempting to counter a “cold-war style information war” led by a “resurgent Russia”. Among these projects was the targeting of Eurovision viewers during this year’s contest in Kyiv, t...

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