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  • Albania: These are the FiK 58 finalists
    RTSH has published the acts that will compete at the Grand Final of the 58 Festivali i Këngës, which will take place on Sunday. 20 songs participated in the semifinals, but only 12 have won a ticket for the final show. Among the contenders, a 5-member professional jury panel has decided that the...
  • Microphone interference and a charming orchestra; The FEST’58 first Semi-Final
    It’s Christmas FiKmas time! And as every late December, Albania provides us with the first national final of the season. After a rumor of a delay due to the devastating earthquakes in the region, FEST’58 started last night on schedule, except for the 30min delay we’re a...
  • Slovenia: Meet the EMA 2020 finalists
    Today, EMA revealed the artists that will compete to represent Slovenia in Eurovision in Rotterdam this coming May. As announced, Ana Soklič, Božidar Wolfand Wolf, Gaja Prestor, Imset, Inmate, Klara Jazbec, Lina Kuduzović, Manca Berlec, Simon Vadnjal and Tinkara Kovač will compete to represent...
  • Tonight: Watch Festivali i Kenges kick off live from Tirana
    Today the 58th edition of the Albanian music festival begins in Tirana with the first show, which will feature 10 original songs performed with the traditional FiK orchestra. You can find the running order of performances and listen to the songs below: Nadia & Genc Tukiçi – “Ju flet Tiran...
  • Junior Eurovision 2019: Detailed viewing figures published
    EBU has revealed further information about the audience that gathered to watch the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, which took place last month. The show attracted its biggest audience since 2006 and its second highest on record. These viewing figures are based on the 16 markets with available...
  • Line-up for Australia Decides 2020 complete
    The full line-up for the 2020 Australian national selection has been published. Australia Decides will take place on February 8 at the Gold Coast with 10 artists willing to fly the flag in Europe. Today’s announcement has confirmed the last four names that complete the line-up for the final:...
  • Albania: Festivali i Këngës running order and guest stars confirmed
    We are just days away from the official start of Eurovision 2020 National Final season. Albania’s 58th annual Festivali i Këngës will be the first of the season to select its entrant to be sent to Rotterdam. Previously, the songs were made available to the public through YouTube – an...
  • Latvia: LTV narrows Supernova field to 28
    Today, the Latvian broadcaster LTV updated us on how the quest to find finalists for the 2020 edition of the national final series. The previously had announced that 126 were in the running of which now 28 will make it through to the audition round. The decisions made by the 18 member panel jury t...
  • Vincent Bueno to sing ‘Alive’ for Austria in Rotterdam
    The Austrian national broadcaster, ORF, has revealed the artist that will represent Austria in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Vincent Bueno will perform the song ‘Alive’ in Rotterdam in May. The entry will be revealed in March 2020. Vincent: “Wow, even thinking about the f...
  • Rotterdam gearing up to host thousands of LGBTQ Eurovision fans
    The city of Rotterdam is gearing up to host thousands of LGBTQ Eurovision fans upcoming May. The Rotterdam department of the Dutch LGBTQ platform COC, European gay television channel OUTtv, and the organization of Pride Rotterdam want the council of the city to consider the impact of this huge mas...
  • EBU says “no” to Catalonian broadcaster’s membership
    TV3’s request to be a member of the European Broadcasting Union has been rejected. The regional broadcaster had applied for EBU membership in order to have the chance to take part in the Eurovision contests as an independent broadcaster. In a letter to CCMA (Catalonian Corporation of Visual ...
  • Albania: Listen to Festivali i Këngës 2019 songs
    RTSH has just published the 20 songs that will compete at the 58th edition of the Albanian music festival. Festivali i Këngës 2019 will take place on December 19th, 20th and 22nd at Tirana’s Palace of Congresses. A few days ago, RTSH announced the lucky acts that will take part in this yea...
  • Meet the next artists confirmed for Australia Decides
    SBS has now confirmed a total of 6 acts that will compete in Australia Decides, the national final taking place on the Gold Coast on February 8th. SBS have revealed the next two artists who will participate in ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ in February. Art pop auteur Montaigne and emergin...
  • The city of Maastricht says “no” to Eurovision
    After the song contest of 2019 Immediately after, and even far before winning the actual song contest of 2019, the director of the MECC congress center, Rob van de Wiel, sent a text message to the mayor of Maastricht, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, that the city of Maastricht wanted to host the Eurovis...
  • Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2020 presenters announced
    2020 will be a big year for Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix. In celebration of its 60th anniversary the contest is being spread out over 6 weeks with its final taking place outside of Oslo for the first time in decades. The intention is to showcase artists from all parts of Norway, and the excite...
  • Albania: No date changes for Festivali i Këngës 2019
    In the end of October, RTSH announced the dates of Festivali i Këngës 2019. The show was set to take place on 19, 20 and 22 of December 2019 and the winner would represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Following the deadly earthquake that shook the country a few days ago, many fan...
  • Eurovision 2020: Ticket sales announced
    EBU and AVROTROS have announced that the first wave of tickets will go on sale on the 12th of December, 2019. They will be available to purchase for the family, jury and live shows of both semifinals and the Grand Final on 16 May. The tickets for the next year’s Eurovision will be on sale [&...
  • Meet the Eurovision 2020 hosts
    Finally, after months of speculating who were going to be the presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the word is finally out! Jan Smit (33), Chantal Janzen (40), and Edsilia Rombley (41) have the honour of presenting Europe’s favourite show. They will present the semi-final...
  • Eurovision 2020 stage design revealed!
    EBU and AVROTROS have just revealed the stage design for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. As usual, the contest for designers was won by Florian Wieder, who looks to be a favourite of the European Broadcasting Union as he has already created many of the last Eurovision stages. Stage designer Flor...
  • Financing the Eurovision Song Contest 2020
    Since it became officially known that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 would be in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) a whole new discussion came about, because who is going to finance the Contest, and should the Dutch government get involved when it comes down to the budget of the Contest? Now, some odd...
  • France: Internal selection to be used for 2020
    According to the French website Le Parisien – French broadcaster France2 will be foregoing Destination Eurovision for the 2020 selection process. “We want more control over the process, with an in-house selection,” says Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Director of Entertainment and Variety...
  • Listen to the Eesti Laul 2020 songs
    ERR has just published the 24 songs that will compete at the Estonian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The semi-finals of Eesti Laul 2020 will take place on February 13 and 15 while the final will be held on February 29 at the Saku Suurhall. A few days ago, the Estonian bro...
  • Cyprus: Sandro to Rotterdam!
    Today CyBC confirmed that Sandro will represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2020. The selection comes after much hype had been developing by the broadcaster hinting that the announcement would arrive soon. Alessandro Rütten, known as Sandro Nicolas, is a German performer with Greek and American roots th...
  • Cyprus: CyBC hints information on Eurovision artist reveal
    Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has released an image to its social media channels giving fans a hint to stay tuned. The image as shown below with only the word ‘Loading’ appeared and has Eurovision fans speculating what this could mean for the artist announcement. Cyprus has assumed the role...
  • Review: Duncan Laurence live in concert
    Belated concert in Maastricht On the 7th of November 2019, Duncan Laurence gave a belated concert in a new pop concert hall of Maastricht (the Netherlands), and yes, I mean that Dutch city that almost was the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, but lost to Rotterdam. The concert was belated ...
  • Finland: Six songs to compete at UMK 2020
    Earlier this year, The Finnish national broadcaster YLE confirmed that the selection method for Eurovision 2020 would revert back to a traditional search for artists and songs. The past two iterations of the contest had an artist internally selected with a selection show for the song itself. With ...
  • Take a look at the Eurovision 2020 theme art!
    EBU and AVROTROS have revealed the theme art for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The next year’s logo is aimed to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the competition in an innovative way. Check it out! 11 Dutch companies participated in the contest to select the theme art for the next year...

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