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Broadcasters BNT and MRT publicly confirm Eurovision 2023 withdrawal

Yesterday news broke that the Balkan country Montenegro confirmed its withdrawal from Eurovision for 2023, and now additional countries have followed suit. MRT announces withdrawal, intent to return Signs have been pointing towards a withdraw from North Macedonia since their 2022-2023 budget was revealed to include JESC expenses, but none alloted for Eurovision. The Head of Delegation put up a …

Intelligent Music Project Singer Ronnie Romero Engages in Dumb Argument About Classic Rock Band

A constant argument in the Classic Rock fan community is, “what constitutes a classic rock band reunion?” When getting together for a series of summer concerts, how many members of the classic rock band line-up joining together makes it a compelling show worthy of purchasing tickets? Does it have to be the whole band, like Blink-182 is rumored to be …

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 …

ESC 2022: Switzerland, Slovenia and Bulgaria next in line with their live on tape videos

Yesterday, the EBU started to finally release the pre-recorded Live On Tape videos, on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel. This will be done in the current period with about 3 videos being released each day, until all of them finally has been released. After the request of a few broadcasters, not all tapes will be released to the …

Eurovision Kicks Off! Favorites Ukraine and Greece Among Qualifiers, Diodato Makes Long-Awaited Eurovision Debut

After a week of rehearsals, technical snafus, and building anticipation, Eurovision kicked off tonight at the Pala Alpitour arena in Turin! In all, 17 acts performed, competing for 10 slots in Saturday’s Grand Final. They were: 🇦🇱 ALBANIA – Ronela Hajati – Sekret 🇱🇻 LATVIA – Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad 🇱🇹 LITHUANIA – Monika Liu – Sentimentai 🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND – Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Semi-Final 1

Well, we made it! It’s finally here! The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 officially gets underway from the PalaOlimpico in Santa Rita, Turin, following Måneskin’s triumph in last year’s contest in Rotterdam. Tonight marks the first semi-final of the contest, with seventeen countries getting ready to perform their hearts out for the European public. Here’s everything #YOU need to know about …

Intelligent Music Project: “There’s no formula for success.”

It’s just 7 days till the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy! Connor speaks to Bulgarian representative Intelligent Music Project after their second rehearsal in Turin. They talked about their second rehearsal, Stoyan’s (who already been to Eurovision twice) advice to the other guys and the fact that their 10 year anniversary is at the …

Turin 2022: Semi-final running orders are now live

Every day now, we are inching closer and closer to the upcoming song contest, and to make it feel even more closer, we’ve now even gotten the official running order confirmed for the two semi-final. Back in January, the semi-final allocation draw took place, which placed every country competing in either of the two semi-final, including the pre-qualified countries in …

R.I.P. Nora Nova: Germany’s 1964 Entrant Dies at Age 93

Eurovision fans worldwide are saying goodbye to a legend, as 1964 German entrant Nora Nova passed away this week. She was 93 years old. She competed with the song “Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne”, a song that still holds the record for longest Eurovision song title. She finished in a tie for 13th place. As most footage …

Turin 2022: The semi-final allocation draw is finally complete!

A landmark moment in the yearly Eurovision Song Contest calendar, as this marks the official transition from last year’s host city (Rotterdam) to this year’s host city (Turin/Torino). The allocation draw was hosted by Carolina di Domenico and Mario Acampa. The Allocation Draw As usual, the draw took place in the upcoming host city of Turin, in the Palazzo Madama. …

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