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Beloved Belgian Singer Nicole Josy Passes Away Aged 76

As the lyrics of the Eurovision 1973 entry “Baby Baby” expressed, love is fragile like porcelain. But Nicole and Hugo’s love started on national broadcaster VRT’s stage, blossomed through good luck and bad luck, and lasted more than 50 years until Nicole Josy’s passing last night at the age of 76. After having successfully battled cancer twice and suffering from …

Liverpool 2023: 37 countries will participate in 2023

The list has finally dropped, and thankfully it did. With recent news about the withdrawal of Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, there were fears of possibly more withdrawals to come, but those speculations are now over, as the EBU has finally confirmed that 37 countries will participate in the upcoming contest. 37 countries it is! In the end, it is …

Belgium: Seven artists, fourteen songs to take part in Eurosong 2023

Brussels, 14 oktober 2022 More information concerning Belgium’s upcoming NF has surfaced. Belgian fan website Songfestival.be reports that VRT’s upcoming Eurovision selection will feature seven Flemish talents and is set to air mid-February. The competition will take place inside the Paleis 12 indoor arena in Brussels. Eurosong BE is also slated to feature fourteen songs, two for each participating artist. …

Belgium: Eurosong 2023 slated to be an invite-only affair.

Brussels, 22 September 2022 A few bits of news have come up about the upcoming Belgian NF. Next year, it will be the turn of Flemish broadcaster VRT to organize the Belgium participation at Eurovision, and after choosing internally for two consequetive contests, VRT hasopted to revert back to their public selection, Eurosong. Details about how Eurosong would be organized …

Today marks final day for Broadcasters to apply for Eurovision 2023 participation

Today marks the final day for any broadcaster with an active membership in the European Broadcasting Union to apply for participation in Eurovision 2023. After this, no additional broadcaster will be able to participate in the contest that did not originally apply – but broadcasters who submitted an application can still withdraw prior to October 11th without financial penalty. Any …

Belgium: Commentator Peter Van de Veire confirms the return of National Final!

Brussels, 20 August 2022 VRT’s commentator for the contest, Peter Van de Veire confirmed tonight that Belgium will revert back to a national selection for the 2023 contest, to be held somewhere in the United Kingdom. In previous years VRT, who are the Dutch-speaking Flemish broadcaster, have resorted to internally selecting their entrant. Sennek (Laura Groeseneken) and Hooverphonic were the …

Where is Harrogate? Things you might not know about Eurovision 1982 (Part One)

In theme with our celebration of the 1982 contest, we have curated a list of fun facts that you might not know about the contest. How many times has Norway’s John Teigan tried to return to Eurovision after his 1982 appearance? How many members of Portugal’s Doce were part of another Eurovision band? What happened to cause France and Greece …

ESC 2022: The final live on tape batch is now out

Over the past 10 days, the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube account, finally decided to share the pre-recorded live on tape recordings little by little. Unfortunately, we have learned that a lot of broadcasters opted to not share their pre-recording tapes, and will leave a lot of fans imagining, what it would’ve or could’ve been like for some countries. On …

Kalush Orchesta Wins Big for Ukraine, Sam Ryder of The UK Wins the Jury Vote

Congratulations are in order to …. KALUSH ORCHESTRA of Ukraine. The group won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after receiving a record-shattering 439 points from the televote. (Moldova, Spain, and Serbia were the only other entries to receive more than 200 points from the televote.) The group were in 4th place after the points from the 40 international juries were …

Semi 2 Shockers and Surprises! Fan Favorites Fail to Advance, Powerhouse Nations End Qualification Streaks

In a night full of lightning, glory notes, bejeweled sneakers, and mechanical bulls, the most shocking moments came from the reveal of semi 2’s results. In all 18 acts competed during tonight’s show, hoping to secure slots in Saturday’s Grand Final. They were: 🇫🇮 FINLAND – The Rasmus – Jezebel 🇮🇱 ISRAEL – Michael Ben David – I.M 🇷🇸 SERBIA …

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