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  • Serbia: Beovizija 2020 candidates revealed
    RTS has just revealed the 24 candidates that will compete at this year’s edition of Beovizija. The next Serbian representative will be selected through two semifinals and a Grand Final that will take place by the end of February. 90 submissions were sent to the Serbian broadcaster, which rep...
  • Latvia: Listen to the Supernova 2020 songs – Participants announced
    LTV has just published the songs that will compete at this year’s Latvian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Supernova 2020 audition round will feature 26 entries selected from the 126 submissions received. Once again, Supernova will help Latvia decide their next hopeful...
  • Italy: Sanremo 2020 song titles published – New participants join the line-up
    RAI has just published the titles of the songs that will compete at this year’s Sanremo music festival. Moreover, they have announced two more performers increasing the list of participants to 24. All of them will compete to win the big prize and the chance to represent Italy at Eurovision 2...
  • Norway: Meet the first Melodi Grand Prix finalists
    Today, NRK announced the contestants that would compete in the first heat of Melodi Grand Prix on January 11th. In addition, we learned the artists that were selected to go straight through to the final based on the jury selection. There will be a series of five semi-final shows featuring 4 songs ...
  • Lithuania: Eurovision 2020 candidates revealed
    LRT has revealed the name of the 36 hopefuls that will compete at this year’s Lithuanian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The participants will take part in Eurovizijos Atranka 2020, which will kick off on January 11th. The Lithuanian national selection show will be back o...
  • Poland: TVP opens submissions for a national final
    Following the 2019’s Junior Eurovision success with the victory of Viki Gabor, Polish broadcaster TVP has decided to use the same selection method to find its representative in Eurovision 2020. The senior version of Szansa na Sukces will be the method chosen by the TVP to select its next rep...
  • Get to know: Tornike Kipiani from Georgia
    Yesterday, while most of the Eurovision world was focussing on the ESC Radio Top 250, Georgia completed the search for its 2020 candidate. After roughly two months of an avid selection process, they finally crowned the successor of Oto Nemsadze. Even if you haven’t followed Georgian Idol thi...
  • American Song Contest: What does ‘The Masked Singer’ tell us about its chances?
    Last week, Christer Björkman,‘s comments from a Swedish podcast about the in-development American Song Contest (working title) surfaced on many fan sites. Since the Tel Aviv press conference where the EBU announced that a plan and license were in place to create an American version of the c...
  • Tornike Kipiani wins Georgian Idol and goes to Eurovision 2020!
    Just on time for the fireworks: After over two months of a slow but steady elimination process, voters have finally chosen the “Star of Georgia” – and its Eurovision representative! Tornike Kipiani is the winner of Georgian Idol and will fly the country’s flag in Rotterdam!...
  • Sanremo 2020 participants published
    Sanremo 2020 artistic director Amadeus has announced the 22 acts that will compete at the upcoming edition of the Italian music festival. The line-up shows a modernisation of the format, which includes rappers and radio songs. Two remarkable performers are back in the race. Once again, Sanremo wil...
  • Belarus: BTRC opens submissions for 2020 national final
    BTRC has just launched an open call for songs for their 2020 national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Belarus will select its representative from a live national final which will take place no later than 6 March. The overall winner will be decided by a professional jury panel and televo...
  • Tonight: All you need to know about the “Georgian Idol” final
    There are countless different ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve. In Spain it’s common to welcome January by eating 12 grapes, Germans enjoy watching the British comedy sketch “Dinner For One”, and Danes can frequently be spotted jumping off – hopefully not oversized &#...
  • Moldova: TRM begins search for Eurovision entry
    Moldovan broadcaster, TRM has opened a submission window for the country’s 2020 Eurovision entry. For those interested in submitting an entry for Moldova, submission can be sent the following ways: Send the entry physically to: Eurovision 2020 Collection Center, Chisinau municipality, str. H...
  • Malta: Here are the 12 finalists for X Factor
    Last night, the judges finalized the remaining candidates to proceed to the live show rounds of X Factor Malta. After the assessment by the judges, each of the teams have been reduced to three participants each. Next Sunday, the last phase of the program will begin with the X Factor Malta 2019 sho...
  • Merry Christmas from Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke
    Long before she was flying with ‘Zero Gravity’, Kate Miller-Heidke, together with The Beards released a novelty Christmas duet in to raise money to fight cancer. In the track, complete with Christmas bells and bouncy chords she pokes fun at pubic beauty standards of personal Christmas ...
  • Serbia: Beovizija 2020 receives 90 songs for consideration
    Serbia’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest held a period of open song submissions which ended a few weeks ago. At that time, a jury made of music editors did a preliminary review of the 90 submissions received. The 90 submissions represent a healthy increase from the 2019 editio...
  • Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 to debut January 11th
    Today, LRT announced that Lithuania’s 2020 Eurovision National Selection will be hosted by LRT presenters Gabrielle Martirosian and Giedrius Masalskis and singer Ieva Zasimauskaitė. Ieva previously represented Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 in Lisbon. This was a great year...
  • The most international FiK concludes: FEST’58 Final Recap
    Festivali i Këngës concluded its fifty-eighth edition last night. Albanian Broadcaster RTSH celebrated another year the musical diversity and its great musical culture consolidating itself once again as one of the longest-lived festivals in the Mediterranean and Europe, only surpassed by prestig...
  • Albania: Check the Festivali i Këngës 58 full results
    RTSH has published the full results of the 58 Festivali i Këngës. The winner was selected by a 5-person jury panel made up of two Albanian professionals and three international members. Christer Björkman 18 points: Elvana Gjata – “Me tana” 13 points: Sara Bajraktari – “Ajër” 10 p...
  • Croatia: Dora 2020 participants revealed
    HRT has published the list of acts that will take part at the Croatian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Dora 2020 will be broadcast on February 29th live from Opatija. From all the submissions received, a professional panel selected 16 finalists and a reserve set made up of...
  • Amsterdam Calling to take place April 3
    Once again OGAE NL will host an evening of Eurovision stars ahead of the annual Eurovision In Concert pre-party that has become a staple of many fans across Europe. OGAE NL, the Dutch Eurovision fan club, will host Amsterdam Calling: thé Dutch Eurovision event, where the song contests’ artists...
  • Arilena Ara to represent Albania at Eurovision 2020
    Arilena Ara has just won Festivali i Këngës 2019 and will represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. She will perform ‘Shaj’ on the big stage in Rotterdam. The fan favourite Elvana Gjata has reached second place, while the young singer Sara Bajraktari has come third. The ...
  • Slovenia: EMA Freš final date announced
    RTVSLO has revealed that the final of EMA Freš will take place on January 18th, a month before the Slovenian national final. The two winners of this brand new competition for young performers will participate in the EMA final on February 22nd. Two days ago, the Slovenian broadcaster revealed the ...
  • Norway: KEiiNO to headline pre-Melodi Grand Prix Valentine’s Day gig in Trondheim
    2019 televote winners, KEiiNO have been very very busy since they graced the stage in Tel Aviv back in May. Tom, Alex, and Fred have been popping up in places across the globe seemingly non-stop giving fans a chance to experience ‘Spirit In The Sky’ again while introducing new material...
  • What happened at the 11th Festivali i Këngës?
    Festivali I Këngës is an established tradition in the Albanian music industry. It has passed through many difficult stages as well as many glorious moments. During the dictatorship in Albania, the government had a lot of power in the creativity of the FIK. Censorship was very strict, and many so...
  • Tonight: Festivali i Këngës final live from Albania
    Festivali i Këngës 2019 will come to an end today with 20 final candidates left in the race to win the 58th edition of the Albanian music festival. Will the fan favourite Elvana Gjata convince the jury panel? A total of 20 acts competed in the FiK 58 semifinals that took place earlier this week....
  • Georgian Idol finalists decided
    After some exciting shows, we’ve finally got to know the 4 performers that will compete at the final of Georgian Idol, which will take place on December 31st. Once again, the Georgian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest will be selected from the national version of Idol. This year...
  • Festivali i Këngës: Semi-final 2 recap
    Festivali i Këngës continued its 58th edition last night with a second semifinal in which RTSH tried — and succeeded, in part — to silence the criticisms that arose during the first evening. Although the official programming of RTSH1 indicated that the gala was going to start at 20:30, for r...

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