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News about Eurovision 2017

  • What a weekend! Rounding-up all the Eurovision national finals, semi-finals and heats

    What a weekend we’ve had! Since Friday, we’ve had 5 Eurovision national finals, 4 semi-finals and 2 heats. Oh, and don’t forget a song presentation too! Before we get into the details though, we must talk about some news regarding song presentation dates. Israel will present Imri Ziv’s e...
  • Belarus: NAVI perform new version of ‘Historyja majho žyccia’ live

    Last month, NAVI were selected to represent Belarus at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. They have since released their brand new album and are in the middle of promoting their entry Historyja majho žyccia. So far, they have performed at the Ukrainian Eurovision selection. Now, the duo have unv...
  • Ukraine breaks new ground with three male Eurovision hosts

    It is official, we have our Eurovision hosts. When Austria hosted, we had the first ever all-female presenting team. Now, it’s Ukraine’s turn to break new ground with the first all-male presenting team. Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Timur Miroshnychenko will be the three men lead...
  • Listen now: Austria’s Nathan Trent releases ‘Running On Air’ ahead of schedule

    The official single artwork for ‘Running On Air’. (Source: ORF Enterprise / Rudi Schedler Music) In the last couple of hours, it has emerged that Nathan Trent has released his Eurovision entry Running On Air on Amazon Music. The song will represent Austria at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest....
  • O.Torvald will be Ukraine’s entry in Kyiv!

    The judging panel in the Ukrainian selection. (Source: ivona.bigmir.net) Here is the list of the National Final participants, who were competing today for the possibility to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision 2017 in Kiev: “Salto Nazad” Band “Oh, mamo” MELOVIN “Wonder” O.Torvald “T...
  • Follow tonight’s selections LIVE!

    Tonight, we are three steps closer to a full house as three more countries choose their entries for Kyiv. Live shows in Ukraine, Moldova & Denmark kick off from 17:35 CET whilst semi finals continue in Sweden & Lithuania and Iceland begin their search with the start of Söngvakeppnin 2017.  Ukr...
  • Live interview: Arnar and Rakel are getting it on!

    With only few days to go before the first semifinal of Söngvakeppnin 2017, escxtra’s Wiv sat down with Arnar and Rakel to have a quick chat about their entry and what they have been up to lately. And before we get to interview, this is the official video to the icelandic version “Til mín”....
  • Live interview: Aron Hannes is dancing Tonight!

    Just few minutes before the last rehearsal of the first semi final of Söngvakeppnin, Aron Hannes met up with escXtra for a little chat with Wiv. He told us about bit about himself and his song “Tonight”! His song is upbeat and fresh and is currently getting quite good airtime here in Iceland ...
  • Skandal in Sweden as Melodifestivalen songs are released early

    Melodifestivalen organisers are in turmoil this afternoon after all of this year’s entries were accidentally released early on a major download retailer. SVT have always had very strict rules on Melodifestivalen entries whereby songs competing in the contest must not be made publicly available u...
  • Video interview; Júli Heiðar and Þórdís Birna make sweet music

    Just days before the first semifinal of Söngvakeppnin 2017, escxtra’s Wiv sat down with Júli Heiðar and Þórdís Birna to have a quick chat about Eurovision, keeping the peace in the relationship, weird things going on inside Júli’s head…and having “stuff” on stage during their perf...
  • Video interview with Hildur; RÚV is building a “thing” for my performance…

    With only four days to go before the first semifinal of Söngvakeppnin 2017, escxtra’s Wiv sat down with Hildur to have a quick chat about Eurovision, indie vs pop music, “things” that will be on stage during her performance…and happiness! Here you can watch the preview video for “Bammb...
  • Omar Naber will represent Slovenia in Kyiv for the second time

    In the last couple of hours, Slovenia chose Omar Naber to represent them at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. Omar won EMA after finishing in first place with the juries and second place in the televote. He will perform his winning song On My Way in the first semi-final on May 9th. The f...
  • Internal selection round-up: Several countries announce presentation dates

    Over the past couple of days, several broadcasters have announced the presentation dates for their internally selected Eurovision entries. The most recent announcements have come from Australia, Belgium and Croatia. This gives us the perfect opportunity to look at the situations with countries tha...
  • Christer Björkman leads all new organisation team in Ukraine following resignations

    Over the past couple of weeks there has been all change in regards to the team responsible for organising the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. The contest will take place in just under three months time. Resignations of executive producers and core team On February 13th, the executive produce...
  • Joci Pápai is to represent Hungary in Kyiv

    The final of A Dal was on Saturday 18th of February.  Joci Pápai won, with his song Origo!, which he will be performing in Kyiv for Hungary. Joci Pápai is a know singer in Hungary and has had several hits since 2006. His song Origo is in Hungarian and Romani and is a interesting mix of the lang...
  • Australia: ‘Stay tuned for the reveal’ says SBS with announcement expected soon

    Up until now, Australia have been very quiet regarding their Eurovision entry for 2017. SBS also kept quiet until very late when selecting Guy Sebastian and Dami Im in the previous two years as well. However, the Australian broadcaster has finally re-emerged on social media after being in a Soun...
  • France: Alma to add English lyrics for the Eurovision version of ‘Requiem’

    Earlier this month, France 2 revealed that Alma would represent France at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. She will perform her recently released single Requiem at the contest. Now, Alma has revealed some more important details about the new Eurovision version of Requiem. A bilingual version f...
  • Czech Republic: Preview of Martina’s entry ‘My Turn’ released

    Last week, ČT confirmed that Martina Bárta would represent the Czech Republic at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. This evening, the Czech broadcaster has revealed further details regarding Martina’s entry. It’s Martina’s turn in 2017 Her song for Kyiv will be titled My Turn and has been...
  • Full voting breakdowns revealed for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest

    On Saturday evening, the 2017 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest took place. The Maltese public chose Claudia Faniello to represent the country in Kyiv with her ballad Breathlessly. Furthermore, for the first time ever televoting alone determined the winner of the national selection. On...
  • Estonia: 10 acts qualify for the Eesti Laul final

    Following the second semi-final of Eesti Laul on Saturday evening, we know now the 10 acts that will compete in the final on March 4th. The winner will of course represent Estonia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in May! In both semi-finals, 4 qualifiers were selected by a combination...
  • Latvia: The four finalists for Supernova 2017 are now known

    Latvia’s Eurovision national selection is nearing its conclusion. Following the two Supernova heats, eight acts had qualified for the semi-final. Yesterday evening, the semi-final took place and the four acts that had qualified for next Sunday’s final were announced! As with every show so far,...
  • Slovenia: Running order revealed ahead of Friday’s EMA final

    On Friday and Saturday, Slovenia held both semi-finals of EMA. Both semi-finals consisted of eight entries and four songs progressed from each. In each show, two qualifiers were chosen by the public televote. Then from the remaining six acts, two further acts were chosen by the jury. Semi-final...
  • Live: Festival da Canção in Portugal – 1st Semi Final

    Portugal mark their return to the Eurovision Song Contest with the first semi final of Festival da Canção which kicks off at 22:15 CET tonight. The ten artists/songs competing are: 01. Márcia – Agora 02. Golden Slumbers – Para perto 03. Fernando Daniel – Poema a dois 04. Deolinda Kinzim...
  • Claudia Faniello to represent Malta with “Breathlessly”!

    After a three-hour show including at least one hour of commercial ads, Malta has chosen Claudia Faniello to perform the ballad “Breathlessly” in Kyiv. 16 songs were competing in one single show tonight to find out who will represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. For the first time...
  • Kasia Mos to fly the flag for Poland

    Just a few minutes ago, it became clear that 29 year old Kasia Mos will be the Polish representative at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in May. She won the jury vote and finished second with the televoters, making her impossible to beat. Kasia will sing the song Flashlight on the Eurovisi...
  • Three’s a crowd? Hungary, Malta & Poland – Live!

    We’re well into National Final season and by the end of tonight, we’ll have three more entries to get our teeth into as national finals take place in Hungary, Malta & Poland. Meanwhile, Semi Finals continue in Lithuania, Ukraine, Sweden, Slovenia & Estonia. You can find information on each of ...
  • Live: The 3rd race in Sweden – Melodifestivalen 2017 continues

    We are into our third week of Melodifestivalen 2017 and tonight, seven more artists will take to the stage in Växjö, hoping to achieve a place in the grand final or failing that,  a chance to compete in the second chance round on 4th March. FO&O are tipped to qualify in tonight’s show (Image...
  • HRT selects Jacques Houdek to represent Croatia in Kyiv

    After many months of rumours, it has been revealed that Jacques Houdek will represent Croatia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 35-year-old was internally selected by Croatian national broadcaster HRT. Jacques is no stranger to Eurovision. He entered Dora, Croatia’s old national selecti...

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