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Andorran absence set to continue for Eurovision 2021

Andorra’s long-term absence from participating in the Eurovision Song Contest is set to continue into 2021, according to Eurofestivales. Despite positive noises earlier in the 2020 season from the national broadcaster of the principality, RTVA, suggesting that an Andorran return would be possible with the right funding of the channel, it seems that the hopes of a return in 2021 …

Europe celebrates as the second semi-final gets online airing – running order revealed

The second in a series of productions by the EBU to honour the songs and artists of the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was premiered on YouTube tonight, with the 18 acts of the second semi-final and the remaining three prequalified nations being celebrated. The second Eurovision Song Celebration show was broadcast from the official Eurovision YouTube channel this evening, …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Celebration – Part 2

With the planned Eurovision week continuing, the EBU are helping to fill the void left by Eurovision 2020’s cancellation with the second edition of the Eurovision Song Celebration tonight. The show will see all of the songs from the secomd semi-final being played in their planned running order for the contest, alongside various extras and features such as the ‘fan …

Czech Republic: Benny Cristo set to return in 2021!

It has been announced today that Benny Cristo, the artist who was due to represent the Czech Republic in Rotterdam this week, will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021! In a post on Facebook, Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic revealed that Benny will be returning with a new song for next year’s contest, scheduled to be held …

France confirms participation at Junior Eurovision 2020

While discussing the future of France in general at Eurovision during the week when Eurovision 2020 would have aired, France’s Eurovision Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel confirmed that France fully intends to participate in November’s Junior Eurovision 2020 in Krakow, Poland. Though Junior Eurovision 2020 and work on this year’s concert are currently on hiatus, Redde-Amiel told France’s Programme TV …

Australia’s Uncanny Valley win the AI Song Contest

Tonight’s final of the AI Song Contest, an alternative take on Eurovision with competing songs created with artificial intelligence, has resulted in Australia’s team Uncanny Valley taking home the title. Their catchy track “Beautiful the World” saw the group train their AI machine with the local sounds of koalas, kookaburras and Tasmanian devils to give the electropop song a unique …

United Kingdom: BBC release James Newman’s Eurovision 2020 documentary

The BBC’s Newsbeat news production company have released the documentary that was in the works for Eurovision 2020, documenting James Newman’s selection as the British entrant and the following cancellation of the contest due to COVID-19. The half-hour production is a fly-on-the-wall documentary that follows the build-up to James being announced as the United Kingdom’s entrant for Rotterdam, before turning …

AI Song Contest to take place tomorrow!

Thirteen ambitious teams will take part in the AI Song Contest tomorrow, a competition in which musicians, composers, scientists and programmers have collaborated to generate what they believe is the perfect formula for a Eurovision song. The live final will be streamed tomorrow, May 12th at 20:30 CEST, hosted by Belgian comedian Lieven Scheire and Dutch presenter and the Netherlands’ …

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