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Cyprus: Participation confirmed, selection process announced

Putting an end to all speculations, Cyprus has finally confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015! The Cypriot broadcaster CyBC published a detailed document regarding their plans for next year’s competition – and it looks like the Mediterranean island will have their biggest selection process ever! How will the Cypriot entry be chosen? The voting process will be …

Malta: National final on November 22nd

It’s only been a few hours since Malta confirmed they would be taking part in 2015 but already we have a date for their national final, and Malta are set to have one of the first entries of 2015! PBS has confirmed that the Maltese national selection will consist of a semi-final on November 21st and a final the next …

Malta confirms for Eurovision 2015

The Maltese broadcaster PBS has confirmed that Malta will be present at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest next year, as revealed by esctoday. Malta will be hoping to continue their streak of final participations in 2015 having qualified three times in a row, with Firelight finishing 23rd in this year’s final. PBS has not yet announced which selection method will …

Finland: UMK final set for March 2015

Finnish broadcaster YLE has announced the rules for the upcoming edition of their selection process, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, and that the final of the program will take place much later in the year than previously, in March 2015. The application process for songwriters and artists to send in their artists will begin on 1st September 2015 at 12am CET and …

2015: Countries can withdraw late without penalty, deadline set

Surprising news from the EBU headquarters – it appears that according to 12points.gr broadcasters have been notified of the deadline for confirming their participation in 2015, and that for the first time should a broadcaster wish to withdraw after these deadlines then no penalty will be imposed on the broadcaster. The EBU has set the deadlines to confirm participation for …

Denmark: DR is looking for something new

Danish Broadcaster DR has opened submissions for the 2015 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and announced additional details regarding the contest. As in 2014, DR will select 6 entries from the open submissions with an additional 3-4 entries from invited contributors.  The submission period is open until September 8th and the full submission rules are available in Danish and English. DR’s entertainment manager, Jan Lagermand …

Cyprus: Decision on 2015 soon

Greek language news website Philenews has reported that CyBC, the national broadcaster of Cyprus, is indeed interested in returning to the contest in 2015 but that an official decision will be made within the next week or so. It is currently undecided as to what format a Cypriot entry would be selected with, but an earlier report by London Greek …

2015: New arena in Vienna?

It’s still being discussed where the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place next year. Previously, three cities have been shortlisted for hosting the event: Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz. We also took a closer look at the candidates. Neu Marx: New hall in Vienna? It seemed like Wiener Stadthalle was eventually the only option left in Vienna. …

Ace Wilder: “I won’t return to Melodifestivalen”

Alice Gernandt or better known as Ace Wilder will not compete in Sweden’s national final Melodifestivalen 2015. On SVT.se the viewers were allowed to ask some questions to Ace before the TV show “Allsång på Skansen” (sing-along at Skansen). One of the questions were if Ace will come back to Melodifestivalen next year to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest …

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