UK SELECTION SHOW CONFIRMED

Today the BBC, host broadcaster for the UK, officially opened submissions for their 2017 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. The BBC will be returning to the format they used for the 2016 selection, namely the Eurovision: You Decide television show where a handful of selected artists will compete for the public vote […]

LONELY PLANET COMPETITION – ENTRY NUMBER NINE

Sun, music & friends – By Sascha Stolp Before this year, I’ve always considered Malmö 2013 as my favourite Eurovision. But could never figure out why. Yes the sun was shining (surprisingly) and the Eurovision spirit was everywhere you went in the city. But it also had some of the biggest negatives, like the standing […]

LONELY PLANET COMPETITION – ENTRY NUMBER EIGHT

In the Land of Fire – By Edward Till I’ve watched Eurovision since I was very young and it was always an annual highpoint, but over the years there have been a few times when something truly extraordinary came out of the contest. One of the most notable was going to Baku in 2012. My […]

ROMANIA TO MISS ESC2016?

Following unpaid debts totalling CHF 16 million owed by Romanian broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR), the EBU have withdrawn member services to TVR and they are therefore no longer eligible to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. TVR has previously been given a deadline of Wednesday 20 April to make sufficient arrangements for the repayment […]

LONDON EUROVISION REVIEW

Photos & Video by Edward Till The annual London Eurovision Party took place at Cafe De Paris in Central London on Sunday 17th April. The show featured 18 artists from this years contest, including Amir from France, Zoë from Austria and of course Joe & Jake from the UK, plus 4 special guests, Aminata (Latvia […]

UNITED KINGDOM SEND JOE & JAKE

Words by Sascha Stolp. Photos by Edward Till On Friday, 26th February, the UK National Broadcaster, BBC, held the first UK national final for 6 years with Eurovision:You Decide at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The show was hosted by Mel Giedroyc, a popular British television presenter and commentator for the UK broadcasts of the […]

IT’S FRANCESCA MICHIELIN FOR ITALY

Italy has announced their representative for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Francesca Michielin was the runner up in the 2016 Sanremo Song Festival with her song Nessun grado di separazione and was announced as the Italian entrant for this year’s Eurovision when the winners of Sanremo 2016, the band Stadio, declined the chance to represent […]

AUSTRIA CHOOSES ZOË

Tonight (Friday 12th February 2016), the Austrian National Broadcaster, ORF, held their National Final to choose the 2016 Austrian entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest. Wer singt für Österreich? was hosted by Andi Knoll and Alice Tumler and saw 10 acts compete in the competition. The contest consisted of 2 rounds. In the first, scores […]

UK NATIONAL FINAL ON FEB 26TH

The BBC has announced that they will be holding a National Final on the 26th February 2016. Eurovision: You Decide, will be the first National Final show that the BBC have had in 6 years. The show will be hosted by television personality Mel Giedroyc, who Eurovision fans will remember as one of the British […]

LAURA TESORO TO REPRESENT BELGIUM

Een, the Belgium broadcaster just completed their show Eurosong 2016, searching for the next Belgium entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show consisted of 5 acts vying for their chance to represent Belgium with the act being chosen by a mixture of tele voting and an international jury. The results of their Super Final […]