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  • Jamala's hopes for the future
    Jamala, the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has expressed her hopes for the upcoming competition in Ukraine. Speaking exclusively to Eurovision.tv she reflected on her journey since Stockholm and revealed her plans for the coming year.

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 4:00pm
  • Green light for Kyiv but challenges remain
    The winter General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union is taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. The date coincides with a key milestone in the planning of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest and the EBU have met with representatives of the Host…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 5:30pm
  • Eurovision's winter warmers
    It is just a few weeks until Christmas and the cold winter weather and dark mornings and nights are creeping in. Whilst many enjoy cosy nights in during winter, others find it tough. For many Eurovision fans, the month of May seems like a long time a…

    3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 4:00pm
  • Amazing Azerbaijan's Top Tunes
    Azerbaijan is a relative latecomer to the Eurovision family, having made its debut in 2008. Since then the country has been one of the most successful participants in the Eurovision Song Contest. Today, as we have with other recent host countries, w…

    8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 4:00pm
  • Executive Producers for Eurovision 2017 confirmed
    With just six months to go, plans for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest are stepping up a gear. Host Broadcaster NTU has announced Victoria Romanova and Oleksander Kharebin as the Executive Producers of the contest which is due to be held in Kyiv, Ukr…

    9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 4:00pm
  • Eurovision 2016 nominated for a TPi Award
    Earlier this year the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest won a Rose D'Or Award as well as a Crystal Award and today it features in the shortlist for the 2017 TPi Awards! The TPi Awards event was first held in 2002 and has consistently grown in size an…

    10 days ago 30 Nov 16, 5:00pm
  • Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2017 participants revealed
    Two Eurovision winners, a number of YouTube stars, awaited comebacks and the oldest debutant ever. Today the artists that will compete in Melodifestivalen 2017 have been revealed. The Contest Producer Christer Björkman is incredibly pleased with…

    10 days ago 30 Nov 16, 9:05am
  • Happy St Andrew's Day!
    St Andrew's Day is celebrated on the 30th of November. St Andrew is the the patron saint of Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. The day is best known as Scotland's national day and has been a bank holiday in the country since 2…

    11 days ago 30 Nov 16, 8:00am

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  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Road From Stockholm
    Junior Eurovision is at an end. Now it's time to focus our attention on the Adult Contest in May and the upcoming selections and National Finals for Eurovision 2017. Ewan Spence brings you the latest news in the ESC Insight podcast.The post Eurovis…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 10:07pm
  • How Do You Solve A Problem Like The San Marino Televote?
    How was San Marino's televote calculated for the 2016 Song Contest? Why was the EBU solution unfair? Ellie Chalkley and Ben Robertson investigate.The post How Do You Solve A Problem Like The San Marino Televote? appeared first on ESC Insight - Home…

    5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 11:59am
  • Junior Eurovision’s Tale Of What Not To Do In May
    No matter what happens, there will always be moments in any show that work wonderfully, and moments of 'let's not do that again.' Ewan Spence looks back to Malta's second hosting of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to see the lessons that should b…

    9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 5:26pm
  • Junior Eurovision Voting Insight: Learning From A New Voting System
    With a brand new voting system on show at Junior Eurovision, Ben Robertson analyses what happened in the results and how these results could teach us about how the bigger Eurovision Song Contest voting needs to change.The post Junior Eurovision Vot…

    17 days ago 23 Nov 16, 10:46pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Last Podcast From Junior Eurovision 2016
    Recorded in the hour after the end of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Ewan Spence is joined by Sharleen Wright, Lisa-Jayne Lewis, and Ben Robertson, to look back on a Contest filled with storytelling and controversy, fantastic singers and s…

    19 days ago 21 Nov 16, 5:33pm
  • Georgia Wins Junior Eurovision 2016
    With 239 points Georgia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song 'Mzeo' performed by Mariam Mamadashvili. The post Georgia Wins Junior Eurovision 2016 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Conte…

    20 days ago 20 Nov 16, 6:12pm
  • Contest Catwalk: Fashion at Junior Eurovision 2016
    Is 'everything on fleek' in the fashion stakes this year? Lisa-Jayne Lewis takes a deeper look into the world of fashion and styling at this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest.The post Contest Catwalk: Fashion at Junior Eurovision 2016 appeared…

    20 days ago 20 Nov 16, 2:27pm
  • The Spotters Guide To Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
    We are less than an hour before Junior Eurovision 2016! If you are in need of a guide to what is going to happen today - check this out right now!The post The Spotters Guide To Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 appeared first on ESC Insight - Hom…

    20 days ago 20 Nov 16, 2:10pm

Junior Eurovision

  • Armenia - Junior Eurovision's success story
    Since Armenia made its debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest the country has gone on to become one of the most successful countries in the competition. Today we look back at Armenia's impressive record in Junior Eurovision. 

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 3:00pm
  • Backstage at Junior Eurovision
    The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is first and foremost a television show and most of the action takes place on the stage. However behind the scenes is also a hive of activity and excitement. Take a sneak peak backstage at Junior Eurovision!

    4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 6:30am
  • Looking back at Alexa Curtis' week in Valletta
    Alexa Curtis is Australia's second Junior Eurovision participant and performed her song, We Are, live in Valletta last month. The young singer is no stranger to huge competitions; in 2014, when Alexa was only ten years old, she captured Australia’…

    7 days ago 4 Dec 16, 7:00am
  • Russia's week in Malta: The Water of Life Project
    This year Russia was represented in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest by the Water of Life Project. The group was specifically created for the 2016 competition. Let's look back at their week in Valletta. 

    8 days ago 3 Dec 16, 7:00am
  • Junior Eurovision attracts biggest audience since 2012!
    The 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest achieved a total live average audience of 3.9 million viewers across 14 markets, the biggest audience for four years. This was the first year that the broadcast took place on a Sunday afternoon. In some countri…

    8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 4:00pm
  • Top ten entries from Georgia
    Georgia made its debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Since then the country has gone on to have the most successful record of all participating countries with three wins and nine out of ten placings inside the top ten! 

    8 days ago 2 Dec 16, 2:00pm
  • The top 10 most watched videos in November
    The 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place on Sunday 20th November. The event week of the competition typically sees a surge in video views on YouTube and this year was no exception! Check out the top ten most watched videos on the official J…

    9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 10:30am
  • What's it like to be a Head of Delegation at Junior Eurovision?
    The Head of Delegation (HOD) at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is a challenging role. The HOD represents the participating broadcaster and is in charge of the entire delegation. To find out more about the responsibilities of the job we met Mary K…

    10 days ago 30 Nov 16, 3:00pm

Eurovoix

  • newTonight: First Semi Final of Depi Evratesil
    Tonight the first semi final of Depi Evratesil takes place in Armenia, with the public now having a say in who makes it through.A total of four singers will The post Tonight: First Semi Final of Depi Evratesil appeared first on Eurovoix.

    19 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 1:00am
  • United Kingdom: Selects For Eurovision 2017 on January 27
    The BBC has announced today that the United Kingdom will select their participant for Eurovision 2017 on January 27 in London.Eurovision: You Decide will take place again next year The post United Kingdom: Selects For Eurovision 2017 on January 27…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 6:21pm
  • Belarus: Eurovision 2017 National Final January 20
    BTRC has announced today that Belarus will be selecting their entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on January 20.Today saw the running order draw for the final of The post Belarus: Eurovision 2017 National Final January 20 appeared first o…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 6:10pm
  • Armenia: Public Vote Begins With The First Semi Final of Depi Evratesil
    Tomorrow the first semi final of Depi Evratesil takes place in Armenia, with the public now having a say in who makes it through.The Armenian public get a say The post Armenia: Public Vote Begins With The First Semi Final of Depi Evratesil appeare…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 5:59pm
  • Albania: Ledina Çelo Returns To Festivali i Kenges As Presenter
    Kasem Hoxha and Ledina Çelo will be presenting the 55th edition of Festivali i Kenges, the Albanian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest.Kasem Hoxha and Ledina Çelo have The post Albania: Ledina Çelo Returns To Festivali i Kenges A…

    2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 7:49am
  • Romania: Stig Rästa Submitting Song For 2017?
    Estonian singer and songwriter Stig Rästa is preparing an entry for the Romanian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.Two years ago, Stig Rästa & Elina Born reached The post Romania: Stig Rästa Submitting Song For 2017? appear…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 7:55pm
  • ESC’17: EBU Approves Ukraine As Hosts Of Eurovision 2017
    The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed that Ukraine will be hosting the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.Today saw a delegation from NTU including Executive Producers The post ESC’17: EBU Approves Ukraine As Hosts Of Eu…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:24pm
  • Georgia: 27 Artists Apply To Compete in Eurovision 2017
    GPB the national broadcaster of Georgia has revealed that a total of 27 artists have applied to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.A total of 27 artists have The post Georgia: 27 Artists Apply To Compete in Eurovision 2017 appeared first…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:00pm

ESC Daily

  • United Kingdom: Final on January 27th, songs out on the 23rd
    The BBC will once again broadcast the show You Decide, the national final which will be used as the format to select the song that will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. The final take place on January the 27th and…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 9:59am
  • Georgia: UPD: 28 artists shortlisted for national final
    Georgian broadcaster GPB has published the list of 28 artists that are shortlisted to take part in their national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The 28 names will still be narrowed down to a tighter field for the national final. Georgia…

    2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 7:50am
  • Eurovision 2017: Process of ticket sales to start in January
    The European Broadcasting Union has stated that the process of ticket sales is most likely to begin in January. With the core team at NTU now in place, work has started on the production of the show including the stage design as well as the postcard…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 10:31pm
  • Estonia: Listen to all SF1 songs of Eesti Laul
    Estonia is on its way to preselection season. Earlier this season, we reported that no less than four (!) former Eurovision participants will take part in Eesti Laul 2017. Today, broadcaster ERR released some of their entries. In a live-broadcast s…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 5:02pm
  • Hungary: Kállay-Saunders leads strong field of 30 participants
    Hungarian broadcaster MTVA has just revealed the 30 participants for its preselection A Dal, which will take place in January/February. András Kállay-Saunders and his band return to the competition, along with several other big names. Snippets of…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 11:22am
  • Albania: Festivali i Këngës takes place before Christmas (UPD)
    The dates of the 55th edition of Festivali i Këngës have been revealed by broadcaster RTSH, with the final taking place on Friday the 23rd December. Last year, the prestigious contest took place during Christmas. A total of 24 singers will once ag…

    3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 9:25pm
  • Portugal: Notable composers can work without language rule
    Broadcaster RTP has announced some big rule changes for their 51st edition of the Festival da Canção. They have chosen 16 notable composers, that can work without the previously known language rule. This means that the songs in Portugal do not hav…

    5 days ago 6 Dec 16, 7:32am
  • Germany: 33 artists remain after Speed-Dating in Cologne
    Germany is looking for their next artist to represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest. This weekend, in the city of Cologne, a Speed-Dating round was held to present the artists that will battle to make it to the five artists that will take part…

    5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 5:37pm

On Europe

  • newYour sweet what?
      A little random video from the Mediterranean's happiest rock today. It comes from Mike 'mammary' Spiteri, and it's interesting to see how his look changed between the Maltese national final, and the contest in sunny Dublin. For one thing, he ditc…

    3 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 5:00pm
  • 9 December – If it’s this you say is songwriting
    What's your definition of a good songwriter? Are you more a fan of Karen Kavaleryen, Søren Bundgaard or DJ BE$$? They often get forgotten in the scheme of things, in favour of that performer who wears an exploded parrot about their person, or the h…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 5:40pm
  • So then, fancy beating Elina Born? You’ll have to go some! – SONGS ARE OUT!!!
    It seems that Estonia has gone for the big guns when it comes to this year's Eesti Laul. Broadcaster ERR had a record amount of entries for 2017. From those, a jury (consisting of Andres Puusepp, Erik Morna, Harri Hakanen, Ingrid Kohtla, Kaidi Klein…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 5:15pm
  • Is it time for a world without borders?
    You love our random videos, or so I'm led to believe. With that in mind, I've picked a bilingual song that's a little out of the ordinary. For starters, English isn't one of the languages involved. Intrigued? The act has represented its country more…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:57pm
  • 7 December – Do you hear what I hear?
    It was a big day yesterday if you were Finnish. It was Independence Day, where the great and the good get hosted at massive expense (it is Finland, don't forget) by President Niinistö. It must be a good gig to hob-nob with famous people. Those of u…

    3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 5:23pm
  • 6 December – It was, erm, great. Honest
    Every year there's a song that people think might just do it. All the omens are there. A genial performer, a crowd-pleasing song, a decent draw, and a country no-one really hates. You follow the song closely from the national final, or broadcaster a…

    4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 5:00pm

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ESC Today

  • Finland: Who is X Factor finalist Saara Aalto?
    This year’s UK X Factor has been followed more closely than ever before by Eurovision fans across the continent, all because of one lady – Saara Aalto. The 29 year...The post Finland: Who is X Factor finalist Saara Aalto? appeared first on Euro…

  • Tonight: Semi-finals begin in Depi Evratesil
    Let the live shows begin! It’s semi-final night in Depi Evratesil this evening as the remaining 6 artists fight for a place in the next stage of the Armenian national...The post Tonight: Semi-finals begin in Depi Evratesil appeared first on Eurov…

  • Italy: Sanremo 2017 Campioni acts leaked?
    Have the 22 Campioni acts for the Sanremo Music Festival 2017 been leaked just days before the official announcement? Italian group Statuto has released a list of artists they claim...The post Italy: Sanremo 2017 Campioni acts leaked? appeared firs…

  • Iceland: Greta Salóme releases Running Out of Time
    Greta Salóme, who represented Iceland at the 2012 (together with Jónsi) and 2016 (solo) Eurovision Song Contest, has released her latest single: Running out of time. Running out of time...The post Iceland: Greta Salóme releases Running Out of Ti…

  • Greece: Helena Paparizou releases Agkaliase Me
    The ultimate Greek Goddess and 2005 Greek Eurovision winner, Helena Paparizou has released Agkaliase Me along with its official videoclip. Helena Paparizou has released her brand new single titled Agkaliase...The post Greece: Helena Paparizou relea…

  • Eurovision 2017: An update from the EBU on the preparations in Kyiv; contest timeline
    The EBU has released an update on the preparations for the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest scheduled to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine after the Reference Group meeting in Lausanne...The post Eurovision 2017: An update from the EBU on the prepar…

ESC Tips

  • Estonia: Eesti Laul Semi Final 1 Preview
    Eesti Laul has kicked off slightly earlier than in previous years, but Estonian broadcaster, ERR, took the opportunity to publish all songs for the first of two semi-finals. Semi 1 will take place on February 11th. Ariadne – Feel Me Now Carl-Phil…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 9:11pm
  • Hungary: A Dal 2017 Lineup Unveiled
    The lineup of 30 songs and artists competing in next year’s A Dal have been unveiled. The contest will consist of the usual three heats and two semi-final format with the grand final scheduled for February 18th. Benji – Karcok Berkes Olivér –…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 6:39pm
  • Switzerland: 6 Entscheidungsshow Finalists
    Following yesterday’s live check, Swiss Broadcaster, SRF, has just announced the six acts competing to represent the nation in Kiev next May. Freschta – Gold Ginta Biku – Cet air la Michèle – Two faces Nadya – Fire in the sky Shana Pearson…

    5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 9:39am
  • Belarus: 13 Acts for National Final
    The 13 artists competing to represent Belarus at Eurovision 2017 have just been announced. The winner will be decided by a 50/50 split between both public and jury voting. Aleksandra Tkach – Be stronger Kattie – Wild wind Vladislav Kurasov – F…

    10 days ago 30 Nov 16, 6:05pm

Eurovision Times

  • newECON: Tickets On Sale for Eurovision Convention 2017
    ECON – If you’re a Eurovision fan, put the 9th and 10th September 2017 in your diary and get yourself to Frankfurt for the fantastic Eurovision Convention at Kap Europa! ECON offers you two days full of a Eurovision program.  At Meet & Greet Ses…

    22 hours ago 9 Dec 16, 10:02pm
  • newEstonia: Listen to the First 10 Semi-finalists Now
    Estonia – The 10 artists taking part in the first semi-final of Eesti Laul 2017 were revealed yesterday and you can listen to all of the songs online now. The Eesti Laul final will take place on 4th March 2017 at the Saku Arena in Tallinn.  The…

    23 hours ago 9 Dec 16, 9:17pm
  • newHungary: A Dal Candidates Revealed
    Hungary – National Broadcaster MTVA today announced more details about their national selection process, and again it will be A Dal used to choose their representative. The final will take place on 18th February 2017 after 3 heats and 2 semi-finals…

    24 hours ago 9 Dec 16, 8:24pm
  • UK: You Decide on 27th January!
    United Kingdom – The BBC today revealed that it will again hold a national selection as it did last year. Eurovision: You Decide will take place on 27th January 2017 at the Hammersmith Apollo and will be broadcast on BBC2 at 19.30 (GMT).  Six inte…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 7:00pm

ESCape News

  • Jamala: “Nişanlandım. Baharda düğün var!”
    Jamala’nın zaferinin ardından sanatçı Eurovision’dan sonra hayatının nasıl değiştiğini anlattı… Hayatım gerçekten Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması’nın ardından değişti. Zaferimden sonra beni Kiev’de büyük bir kalabalık ka…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 5:14pm
  • Tickets on Sale for UK National Final ‘You Decide’
    Today BBC has released the tickets for its national final called You Decide which will be held at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on Friday 27th January 2017! But someones have to obey some rules who wanna buy ticket for national final that is: Eurov…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 10:35am
  • İngiltere 27 Ocak’ta Kararını Veriyor
    BBC 2 ve BBC Müzik İngiltere’nin bu yıl Eurovision şarkısını belirleyeceği “You Decide” ile ilgili detayları açıkladı… Habere göre You Decide 27 Ocak’ta dünyaca ünlü Hammersmith/ Eventim Apollo’da gerçekleştirilecek. Mek…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 10:21am
  • EBU’dan Kiev’e yeşil ışık ancak zorluklar devam ediyor. İşte ayrıntılar…
    Herkesin usanarak takip ettiği  Rus medyası destekli ‘Eurovision Şarkı Yarışması nerede yapılacak?‘  haberlere son noktayı koyması beklenen EBU’dan Ukrayna’ya yeşil ışık. Dün ve bugün süre gelen, Cenevre ve Lozan şehirler…

    2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 6:00pm

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Sweden 1994‘Stjärnorna’ (The Stars) by Marie Bergman...
    Sweden 1994‘Stjärnorna’ (The Stars) by Marie Bergman & Roger Pontare.Composition: Peter Bertilsson.Lyrics: Mikael Littwold. Everything here feels cookie-cutter Eurovision. All the elements are there for a big soaring ballad to storm up the sc…

    10 days ago 30 Nov 16, 11:14am
  • newX Factor 2016 Final Preview: A Finn-Win Situation?
    The X Factor final arrives on the back of a topsy-turvy few weeks. Unlike last year’s highly predictable final, it’s possible to make a case for any permutation this weekend. As always, watching the show will be vital in assessing producers’ h…

    3 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 5:27pm
  • Eurovision 2017: EBU issues statement regarding Eurovision 2017 
    The EBU has done today what the EBU has to do frequently and spoken up about how arrangements are proceeding for next years Eurovision Song Contest.  In short, yesterday there was going to be an announcement about where in Ukraine Eurovision 2017 wa…

    26 Aug 16, 2:30pm
  • Armenia 2017 - Alexander Plato - Faust Cantata

    Armenia 2017 - Alexander Plato - Faust Cantata

    (Click here for a trip to the dark side...)Our new Armenian best mate, Alexander Plato, took his final bow at the constantly excellent Depi Evratesil the other day - and oh boy what a bow it was! He strode upon the stage to a wash of fiery red lig…

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 11:53am
  • Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    No.45: "Go" - Scott Fitzgerald (United Kingdom, 1988)To be honest, back in 1988 the teenage Schlagerboys were oblivious to the majesty of the United Kingdom entry; at the time we were distracted by Denmark. However, twenty eight years later we c…

    85 days ago 16 Sep 16, 6:48pm
  • kaliopis:Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest...

    kaliopis:Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest...

    DJ BoBo Paolo Meneguzzi Lovebugs Michael von der Heide Anna Rossinelli Sinplus Takasa Sebalter Mélanie René Rykkakaliopis:Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest (2007-2016)I wish 08 and 09 qualified.

    1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 11:05am
  • ESC 2016: Russia vs Ukraine

    ESC 2016: Russia vs Ukraine

    It's a shame the aftermath of the ESC is so political. It is hard to discuss music when the general tone is harsh and unforgiving.I am happy that Ukraine won. It is a daring and demanding piece of music and ot your usual happy little pop song. While…

    15 May 16, 9:10pm

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