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Rotterdam: Open up to our new stage

Moments ago the official Eurovision website presented the new stage design, and it is no surprise that the stage was designed by Eurovision familiar Florian Wieder. When talking about the design, he stated that the stage presents a connection between the sky, the sea, and the land. Wieder also mentioned that the stage design was inspired by the canals and …

Anyone You Want To Be – Country Spotlight: POLAND

I promised myself that I would report on the JESC winner next – fully expecting it to be Spain – but Poland pulled off back-to-back wins, so here we are.  Could this sudden surge translate itself in success in adult Eurovision?  But first, the usual disclaimer: NOTE – This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity, as …

Georgia Round-up: Tornike wins again, Ranina auditions begin!

It’s two in a row as last week’s victor Tornike Kipiani won the 3rd elimination week of Georgian Idol. In a contemporary Georgian classics themed episode, Kipiani won 21.17% of the televote with his cover of Genetic Code’s classic “Artificial Love.” Nika Kalandadze, whose twin sister Liza won an elimination round in last season’s Idol with her cover of “Artificial …

Sandro will represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2019

Cyprus’ national broadcaster CyBC and the EBU have confirmed the rumours of recent weeks – Sandro will be the Cypriot representative in Rotterdam! The singer, who previously took part in The Voice of Germany in 2018 under the name Alessandro Rütten and also performed at this year’s New Wave Festival in Sochi, Russia, will become the 37th representative of the …

ESC 2020: Artwork has been revealed!

This morning, as the small pieces are slowly coming together, the EBU and the Dutch broadcasters has now officially revealed the artwork for the upcoming contest in Rotterdam, which will salute all of the participating countries. What we know right now! After an intense battle between cities across The Netherlands earlier this year, it was revealed to the public that …

Sweden: Meet the 2020 Melodifestivalen Participants

SVT is gearing up for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season, with the first Semi-Final starting on the 1st of February 2019. This morning SVT held a press conference to present us with the participants as follows : Semi Final 1 – Linkoping – 1st February Malou Pritz – Ballerina Felix Sandman – Boys with Emotions OVO – Inga problem The Mamas …

Sweden: High expectations for Melodifestivalen 2020

It’s all gearing up in Sweden for the next edition of Melodifestivalen. Tomorrow the official artists and song titles announcement is expected, and the Eurovision community can’t wait! What do we know so far?  The 60th edition of the competition will be held between 1st February and 7th March 2019. Linkoping, Gothenburg, Lulea & Malmö will host the semi-finals while …

Bulgaria: Victoria Georgieva is the Bulgarian representative in 2020

They withdrew from the 2019 contest, but are now back in the fray once again and this morning, Bulgarian broadcaster (BNT) held a special press conference to reveal that Victoria Georgieva – simply known as VICTORIA – will fly the Bulgarian flag in 2020. Who is Victoria? By now, we know that her full name is Victoria Georgieva and that …

Poland: TVP interested in hosting Junior Eurovision 2020

Following their second consecutive victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this afternoon, the national broadcaster of Poland, TVP, indicated that they would seek the right to host the competition once more next autumn. Viki Gabor took home the glass microphone trophy and became the second Pole in as many years to lift the trophy for her performance of  the …

Tornike Kipiani the new leader in Georgian Idol second elimination round!

It was a battle of three queens this evening on Georgian Idol as Tornike Kipiani edged out Tamar Kakalashvili and Barbara Samkharadze to become the new leader in the musical and soundtrack themed second elimination round. Kipiani triumphed with 19.13% of the televote with his performance of indie punk rock band The Subways’s “Rock ‘n Roll Queen.” Kakalashvili, who was …

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