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Riverdance marks 25th anniversary of Eurovision performance with global tour

In April 1994, Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and their talented group of dancers took to the Eurovision stage in Dublin as that year’s interval act. What would follow would become another iconic moment in the contest’s history, and the competition birthed another international sensation in unlikely circumstances. Now, 25 years on from that performance, the Irish dance phenomenon is marking …

Malta: X Factor will again decide Eurovision representative for 2020

After missing out on the final in 2017 & 2018, Malta finally made it back into the final earlier this year in Tel-Aviv. TVM has decided to once again go the same path, and will once again pick their participant through X Factor. Normally, when it comes to picking out an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, most countries either …

Spain: Blas Canto to represent Spain in Rotterdam

The 27 year old Blas Canto was selected internally by RTVE, the national broadcaster of Spain. In a statement released a few minutes ago, RTV said “Blas Cantó is a singer with a broad interpretive and scenic record, a magnificent live show and extensive experience both on television and on stage. In addition, he has the love and support of …

Sometimes It Feels Like It’s Meant To Be Broken – Country Spotlight: BELGIUM

This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing. Anything stated beyond this point is a personal opinion belonging to the author and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or other editors. In this series, Belgian ESC United correspondent Boris Meersman takes a closer look at upcoming contest, and muses …

Aly Ryan adds San Marino and possibly Poland to her Eurovision 2020 campaign

German singer and Unser Lied für Israel participant Aly Ryan caused quite the stir last month when she dropped that she would never participate in the German national selection again, and promptly said no. According to her numerous tweets on the subject, the only way Germany would get Aly Ryan’s approval is if they internally select her. But since then …

Denmark Announces Change to DMGP 2020: Public to Determine 3 of the Competing Entries Themselves

Danish broadcaster DR has revealed a shakeup in their process for choosing their next representative at Eurovision. The broadcaster says that they wish to increase the breadth of music present in DMGP 2020, and that the songs themselves will have a life that is longer than before. DR’s hope is that they can increase the variety of songs competing in …

Belgium: Hooverphonic dish out more participation details

The morning after the announcement, Hooverphonic appeared on Radio 2’s morning show “De Madammen” to talk about their budding participation. Their interview with Siska Schoeters was rife with juicy details. Here’s the lowdown of what they discussed: The band, consisting of Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and Luka Cruysbergs revealed that they were first approached during the summer of 2018 – …

Belgium: Smash hit band Hooverphonic to represent Belgium at Eurovision 2020

IT IS ON! Eurovision season has finally kicked off and has done so in style. The Belgian representative for Eurovision 2020 is none other than HOOVERPHONIC, the erstwhile trip hop sensation from Sint-Niklaas.     Hooverphonic are one of the most famous, successful Flemish pop bands. The group, currently consisting of Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and Luka Cruysberghs, scored many …

Belgium: Belgian artist for Rotterdam will be revealed tonight

  Flemish commentator Peter Van De Veire confirmed on his radio show that Belgium shall be the first to reveal their entrant for the upcoming song contest in Rotterdam. This officially substatiates yesterday’s rumours about the Belgian reveal. The unveiling of the Belgian artist will happen on Vandaag, Danira Boukhriss Terkissidis’s talkshow. The talkshow is scheduled to air on Één, …

Georgia: Idol Jury announced for upcoming Eurovision 2020 selection!

Last week, Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) outlined its rules for the forthcoming season of საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი (Star of Georgia), the Georgian franchise of the Idol series. And this morning, TV-1 announced the four jury members who will be overseeing the three episode audition phase, and who will be critiquing and mentoring the ten finalists for Georgian Idol, the method of …

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