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🇵🇹 Portugal: RTP reveals the running order of Festival da Canção 2024 semi-finals!

Portuguese broadcaster RTP has unveiled the running order of each semi-final of Festival da Canção 2024. Semi-finals of Festival da Canção are set to take place on February 24th and March 2nd, while the Grand Final will take place on March 9th. Here is the running order of each semi-final: Semi-Final 1 (February 24th): 1. Nena – “Teorias Da Conspiração” (lyrics & …

ESC 2024: The pots have been revealed ahead of the draw

Not long now until Malmö officially becomes the host city of this year’s contest, when the official keychain is handed over to the city from Liverpool. Before all that, we still have the very last details that needs to be set, before the ceremony can take place and before we exactly know, who will compete in the two semi-finals. Let’s …

🇵🇹 Portugal: Júlia Machado will sing “Where I Belong” in Nice

RTP has released Portugal’s entry for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Nice, France. The song is “Where I Belong” and it tells us about a trip and all the uncertainties and risks that the search for a better place can involve. The story of someone who lives in a dark and sad place and tries to find a brighter …

Editorial: A Deeper Look at the Eurovision Exponential Jury System

Disclaimer: In this editorial, some opinions of the writer are expressed and do not reflect the views of our other editors, ESC United, or the EBU. Warning: Maths Ahead Following the results of the 2023 Eurovision Grand Final in Liverpool, a few loud voices have expressed their will for jury reform due to the televote winner, Finland, losing to the …

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Cyprus 2024: EBU Introduces New Rules for National Finals, Leading to the Discontinuation of the Fame Story

Amidst an ongoing dispute involving ERT, it has been revealed that CyBC will adopt a different approach for selecting Cyprus’ representative in the Eurovision 2024. Instead of relying on the TV reality Fame Story collaboration, CyBC will now organize a national final in January 2024 to make their choice. Earlier this year, CyBC had announced a partnership with Star Greece …

🇵🇹 Portugal confirms participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024!

It’s Portugal calling, fellow Eurovision fans! In a post on the channel’s Facebook page, RTP confirmed the country’s participation at Eurovision Song Contest 2024 and announced Festival da Canção as the selection mechanism for their entry. Submission open in Portugal The 58th edition of Festival da Canção will once again have 20 songs competing, 14 of which will come from …

How would the 2023 Semi-Final voting process change things? | Part I [2004-2009]

2023 was the year of the most recent change in the Eurovision Song Contest voting system. With televoting gaining prominence and being the only thing responsible for selecting the finalists, a question arises: what impact would this change have since the introduction of semi-finals, back to 2004? Let’s find out! 2004 – 2007:  With the increasing number of participating countries …

ESC 2024: Will there be a change in the jury system?

It’s been one month now, since Loreen managed to become the second ever artist, to ever win the competition twice, as well as tying Sweden as the most succesful country in the contest, with Ireland. However, as most might even recall, she didn’t quite convince the televote and yesterday, the debate continued, but this time, it happened within a broadcaster. …

ESC 2023: Full jury list is available, despite 2 missing juries

They might have played a smaller role in the results this year, but their role is still a huge part of the contest. The EBU has revealed the names of all the juries of this year’s song contest, as a reminder, for 2023 the juries only mattered in the final. The juries of 2023 Just like in 2021 and 2022, …

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