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Latvia: Who is your favourite in Supernova? Vote now!

[AdSense-B] Back in December, the Latvian broadcaster LTV whittled down the 33-strong shortlist for Supernova to a final 16 entries, which will take part in the semi-final stages early next year. Now that everyone has had time to digest the potential entries in Latvia, we’d like to know what #YOU think of the participating acts. Which entry will come out …

Nine performers advance as Georgian Idol kicks off its quest for Eurovision glory

[AdSense-B] It’s golden ticket time as the eight season of Georgian Idol kicked off tonight, with nine performers moved on to the next round as Georgia searches for its next star to represent the nation at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hosted by Vaniko Tarkhnishvili and Ruska Makashvili, the Georgian Public Broadcaster opted to use the Georgian Idol format to …

RESULTS: Lithuania’s First Show Concludes!

[AdSense-B] The first preliminary round of Lithuania’s marathon national final has concluded, and we have results! Tonight, we got to hear the first 12 songs, and the combined results of the jury and the televote gave us the following result: Mannazz’s synthpop number “Blind Bird” won the heat on the back of strong scores from both the jury and Lithuanian …

Spain: First three songs of the OT Eurovision Gala are chosen!

[AdSense-B] Back in December, Operación Triunfo came to an end in Spain with Famous taking home the trophy, after memorable performances of songs such as “Nobody but You” by Cesár Sampson and Bruno Mars’s hit “Uptown Funk”. But now the moment Eurofans were watching for is approaching, as the first three songs that will take part in the Eurovision Gala …

Another Eurovision season, another debate on the return of the orchestra

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. [AdSense-B] The first national final of the Eurovision 2019 season began on December 20 with Festivali i Këngës 57. For many long-time fans, the Albania national final recalls the days of the past …

Azerbaijan: Who are the fifteen acts in the running?

[AdSense-B] Earlier this week, the broadcaster responsible for Azerbaijan’s entry in Eurovision, İctimai Televiziya, confirmed the fifteen acts in the running to represent the Caucasian nation in Tel Aviv, with an internal selection pending for one of the artists. The fifteen acts who are in the frame to represent Azerbaijan are; Emiliya Yaqubova Samira Efendiyeva Maryam Shabanova Vlada Ahundova Tofig Hajiyev …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. Lys Assia In 2018, we lost the First Lady of Eurovision herself, Lys Assia. Born Rosa Mina Scharer in 1924, Assia started off as a dancer …

San Marino: “International artist” internally selected for Tel Aviv

[AdSense-B] An “international artist” has been internally selected to represent San Marino in Tel Aviv, according to the microstate’s national broadcaster San Marino RTV. The press release on the official website for the broadcaster indicates that there will be a press conference in the coming weeks that will detail further information on San Marino’s upcoming participation, however the song has …

Greece: 1977 singer Marianna Toli has passed away

Not everything can be joy and happiness, and unfortunately we’re sorry to say, that the singer Marianna Toli has passed away, after years of struggle with cancer. [AdSense-B] Greece made their Eurovision debut back in 1974, and just a mere few years later, Marianna took part in the contest. In the year 1977, she took part in the contest back …

Bosnia & Herzegovina wants to return to Eurovision but an immediate participation seems unlikely

Bosnia & Herzegovina has been absent from the Eurovision Song Contest for a number of years and a return to the contest may not be in the stars, at least not in the near future.  The Bosnian Head of Delegation Lejla Babović spoke to media outlet blix.ba advising that while a return to the contest is ultimately the final goal, …

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