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News about Eurovision 2017

  • Bulgaria: Sacha-Jean Baptiste is The Artistic Director!

    We previously reported that Sacha-Jean Baptiste would be the designer for Georgia’s performance at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The Bulgarian delegation have just confirmed that she will also be the artistic director for Kristian Kostov’s performance! Music and vocals are just two pa...
  • XtraVoix Podcast – Episode 1: “Unless the spotlight breaks, I can’t see much going wrong”

    We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at Eurovoix.com for a brand new podcast series. XtraVoix will run from now until the end of May and will feature guests from both websites as we analyse, review and make predictions on who we think will reach the grand final o...
  • OGAE Voting 2017: 30 countries have now received points as we reach the halfway stage!

    It is time to take another look at how the 2017 OGAE poll is progressing! We previously took a look at the standings after the first seven votes. Nevertheless, the votes have since been submitted increasingly quickly. As a result, we have now reached the halfway point! 22 of the 44 voting fan clu...
  • Romania: Ilinca & Alex Florea release the official music video for ‘Yodel It!’

    Back in March, Romania held the final of Selecţia Naţională to determine their representative for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Ilinca and Alex Florea earned a landslide victory with their pop, rap and yodel fusion that is Yodel It!. Over the past few weeks, the duo have been promoting th...
  • ‘ONUKA’ to Perform in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017!

    Until now, the interval acts for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine have been kept secret. However, we spotted something – one Ukrainian band released their tour dates, and one of the dates listed is “13-05: Kyiv, UA – Eurovision Song Contest”. That band is ONUK...
  • EBU and UA:PBC publish new rehearsal schedule following Russia’s withdrawal

    A few days ago, EBU and UA:PBC published the first version of the rehearsal schedule for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. However shortly afterwards Russia withdrew from the contest. Therefore, this schedule quickly became outdated. Today, a brand new version of the schedule has been published ...
  • Salvador Sobral’s Sister to Take His Place in Rehearsals Due to Poor Health

    The Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, have confirmed that Salvador Sobral will not be present at the rehearsals in Kyiv. His sister, Luísa Sobral will take his place. Salvador will only travel to Kyiv two days before the first semifinal to perform at the dress rehearsals. After the EBU released the re...
  • The Stage is Ready in Kyiv!

    On 31 January, the EBU revealed the stage design for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. Now, the stage is finally complete, and images have been released! See images of the completed stage below! The originally released concept art for the stage. (Photo credit: E...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russia Withdraws From The Eurovision Song Contest 2017

    The controversy regarding the Russian participant in this year’s Eurovision, Yulia Samoylova, started 3 weeks ago. Samoylova was banned from entering Ukraine after the Security Service of Ukraine found that she had illegally travelled to Russian-annexed Crimea. Today, the Russian broadcaster, Ch...
  • Wiktoria to Announce the Swedish Jury Points in Eurovision 2017, Whilst Måns Zelmerlöw and Edward Af Sillén Commentate!

    Today, the Swedish broadcaster SVT have revealed who will be their commentators at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and who will reveal their jury points. The honours go to Måns Zelmerlöw and Edward af Sillén as the commentators, whilst Wiktoria will reveal the points from the jury! Måns Zel...
  • OGAE Voting 2017: 22 countries already have points after first 7 votes!

    Welcome to the OGAE Voting 2017! Each year, the official network of Eurovision fan clubs cast their votes in the style of the Eurovision Song Contest itself. These are known as the OGAE fan clubs. OGAE is an acronym of Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision. Overall, 45 countries ...
  • Which 2017 Nordic entry are you?

    Our Nordic counterparts never fail to pull some gems out of the bag when it comes to Eurovision. But which entry from this year’s contest is most suited to YOU? Take the test below to find out
  • Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze releases official music video for ‘Keep The Faith’

    Back in January, Tamara Gachechiladze became one of the first artists to be selected for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Competing against 24 other acts, she won Georgia’s national final with Keep The Faith. Over the past couple of months, Tamara and her team have been working on the song. Fi...
  • Eurovision to Be Moved to Berlin, if Ukraine Does Not Comply With the EBU….or not?

    On April Fool’s Day, we fooled many of you by reporting that the contest was being moved from Ukraine. However, it may be we whom are the fools, as it has been reported by Russian media that there are real plans in place to move the contest to Berlin. The ongoing controversy surrounding the Russ...
  • Croatia: Jacques Houdek releases official music video for ‘My Friend’

    At the beginning of March, Jacques Houdek revealed his entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Representing Croatia, he will perform My Friend in Kyiv next month. Alongside the reveal, he uploaded the official lyric video of the song. Nevertheless, Jacques has been busy at work over the past ...
  • [Update-Apr 01] BREAKING NEWS: Eurovision 2017 Will Not Take Place in Ukraine

    After failing to receive a satisfactory reply to the letter sent by the EBU to the Ukrainian government, the Reference Group has decided that it is no longer suitable to hold the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv. The Reference Group are now in an emergency meeting to discuss options. The contr...
  • Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov releases full official music video for ‘Beautiful Mess’

    A couple of days ago, Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov released an official teaser for his upcoming music video. The video is for his Eurovision entry Beautiful Mess. The Bulgarian entry is currently the second favourite to win the contest. Now, he has now released the full version of the music video...
  • Georgia appoints Sacha Jean-Baptiste as stage designer

    With just under 40 days until the grand opening of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Georgia is busy preparing a strong performance for Kyiv.  For the third year in a row the Georgian broadcaster appointed Sacha Jean-Baptiste as stage designer. Tamara (“Tako”) Gachechiladze will represent t...
  • EBU’s Furious Letter to the Ukrainian Prime Minister Leaked!

    Only a few days ago, German newspaper Sonntagsblick reported that the EBU threatened to remove Ukraine from future Eurovision events if they upheld their entry-ban on Yulia Samoylova. Today, Ukrainian newspaper Kiev Vlast has leaked a letter sent by Ingrid Deltenre, the EBU chief, to Volodymyr Gro...
  • Running Order for the Semi-Finals Released!

    Moments ago, the Ukrainian broadcaster, UA:PBC, released the running order for the semifinals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! The producers decided on the running order of the show, using the same format that has been used since 2013. This creates a more exciting TV show than selecting t...
  • Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov teases official music video ahead of its release on Friday

    A couple of weeks ago, BNT revealed that Kristian Kostov would represent Bulgaria at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. He will sing the modern ethno-ballad Beautiful Mess in Kyiv. The song is written and produced by Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman and Joacim Bo Persson. Following the release of...
  • EBU Chief Describes Ukraine’s Behaviour As “Absolutely Unacceptable”

    In her home country, she is a superstar. In Ukraine, she is unwelcome. The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) banned Yulia Samoylova from entering Ukraine for three-years after she illegally entered Crimea through Russia. The chief of the EBU has commented on the controversy today. EBU chief, Ingri...
  • Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze performs revamped version of ‘Keep The Faith’

    Back in January, Georgia hosted their 25-act national final to select their entry for the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. After a combination of international jury voting and public televoting, Tamara Gachechiladze was selected as the winner. Her song, Keep The Faith is composed and wri...
  • Ukraine Still to Confirm Yulia Samoylova’s Ban to the EBU, says Reference Group Chairman

    In the last week, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) announced that they have banned the Russian representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Yulia Samoylova, from entering Ukraine. The Ukrainian Broadcaster and the EBU stated that they will respect the government’s decision. Howe...
  • Channel One Russia rejects the EBU’s offer to let Julia Samoylova perform via satellite

    Earlier today, the EBU released an official statement updating us on the issue regarding the travel ban issued by Ukraine to Russian participant Julia Samoylova. The statement revealed that the EBU would offer Julia the opportunity to perform her entry Flame Is Burning via a satellite link in or...
  • EBU statement: We will offer Russia the opportunity to perform via satellite

    Yesterday, the Ukrainian Security Service announced they had banned Russian participant Julia Samoylova from entering the country for three years. Olena Hytlianska, a spokesperson for the Security Services explained that “the decision was taken due to information that she had violated Ukrainia...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Yulia Samoilova Banned From Entering Ukraine

    It has been no secret that Russia have faced issues this year with their Eurovision participant. Yulia Samoilova performed in Russian-occupied Crimea, which the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) were not happy about. Today, the SSU have announced that they have banned her from entering Ukraine, an...
  • Armenia Unveils Their Eurovision Entry ‘Fly With Me” for Artsvik!

    Two days ago, we reported that Armenia had released a snippet of their entry into this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, ‘Fly With Me’. Moments ago, the full music video for Artsvik’s song was published! Back in December, Artsvik won the show Depi Evratesil, and thus Armenia selected her as ...
  • Koit Toome & Laura Release Revamped Version of ‘Verona’ for Estonia!

    On 4th March 2017, Estonia selected Koit Toome & Laura as their representatives for this year’s Eurovision. Today, they revealed the revamped version of their entry, ‘Verona’. Take a listen below! ‘Verona’ quickly became an early favourite in Estonia to win Eesti Laul 2017; they were hig...
  • High expectations for Svala!

    Almost a week ago, on the 11th of March, Svala won Söngvakeppnin and was thus chosen to represent Iceland in Kyiv in May. Svala is a well known artist here in Iceland and has been singing since the age of 7. She is not the first in her family to represent Iceland in Eurovision. Her father, Björg...

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