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The Junior Eurovision Contest 2020 has been “reimagined” due to Covid-19 pandemic.

WARSAW, 8 September 2020 After months of silence, the EBU has finally unveiled their plans for the Junior Eurovision 2020, with some good news and bad news. The good news is, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place, unlike its cancelled adult counterpart. The bad news is that it won’t be a Junior Eurovision as we know it. What …

[UPDATE] San Marino: 2018 press conference set for Tuesday

This article has been updated. The original article follows, with the update below. Following the semi-finals in Kyiv, we exclusively revealed that all was not well for the San Marino camp and Eurovision, with the director general of SMRTV Carlo Romeo stating that “there is no place for microstates in this contest”. This followed a third consecutive non-qualification for the …

Kosovo: EBU play down chances of debut

  [AdSense-B] The hopes for a Kosovan debut in Lisbon have been dashed today with the release of a statement from the national broadcaster, RTK, echoing the sentiments of EBU releases in recent days. The Kosovan broadcaster has confirmed that the Balkan territory will not be making their Eurovision bow in Portugal, in a lengthy and fiery statement released today. …

Bosnia & Herzegovina withdraws from Eurovision 2017

Perhaps it was too good to be true to have all of our favourite countries in Kiev and alas, it seems to be so. Overnight, the national broadcaster of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT, has confirmed that the Balkan nation will be bowing out of the show in 2017 following increasing financial pressures on the corporation. Bosnia & Herzegovina’s troubled participation …

Luxembourg will not participate in 2017

Another piece of sad news today. According to Eurovoix, the national broadcaster of Luxembourg, RTL, has confirmed that they will not be making their long-awaited return to the contest in 2017. As a result the next contest will be the 24th contest in a row without one of the competition’s most successful nations. Luxembourg was a dominant prescence in the …

Andorra won’t be back in 2017

So we have our first confirmed country staying at home in 2017, although this one shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Andorra, the contest’s only participating nation in recent years to never reach the Eurovision final, has confirmed via their broadcaster RTVA that participation for the country in Ukraine will not be viable for a number of reasons, most …

Eurovision 2015: There’s still hope for Bulgaria

  According to this report, the Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has not made a final decision on their participation at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. While neither withdrawal nor participation can be confirmed, this leaves ESC fans a glimmer of hope of Bulgaria returning to the contest. On October 10th ESC United reported that the Bulgarian broadcaster decided that …

San Marino: SMRTV to decide on participation in October

Today it has been announced in an official press release that the Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV will make a decision regarding their participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest on 11 October. That means it is still uncertain whether the microstate will be present in Vienna in May. The decision will be made within the scope of the convention that will …

Romania: 2015 participation in danger?

It looks like yet another European broadcaster is in financial trouble. We previously reported about Israel’s IBA planning to shut down and re-open in March 2015. Similar developments might now occur in TVR, the national broadcaster of Romania. Stelian Tanase, the Director General of TVR, told the Romanian news agency Mediafax that the broadcaster might have to close down in …

36 countries? Ouch!!! (That hurts!!)

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. This morning, the EBU announced that 36 will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This number may or may not go up as Slovenia was given a ten day extension to find a …

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