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“Unser Lied” returns! Germany reveals plans for its national final

Germany have won the Eurovision Song Contest twice in their history, yet in the past ten years they have seen Bottom 3 results six times and only reached the Top 10 once. Whether it be song choice, the live staging, or insufficient pre-show promotion, something has consistently stood in their way of Eurovision success in the last decade. After the …

Liverpool 2023: 37 countries will participate in 2023

The list has finally dropped, and thankfully it did. With recent news about the withdrawal of Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, there were fears of possibly more withdrawals to come, but those speculations are now over, as the EBU has finally confirmed that 37 countries will participate in the upcoming contest. 37 countries it is! In the end, it is …

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 …

Germany to sit out Junior Eurovision 2022 for “creative break”

As we’re slowly heading towards this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Germany has unfortunately announced that they will not be a part of this year’s edition. NDR and KiKA announced that Germany would sit this year out despite their commitment and enthusiasm for the previous two editions since their first participation in 2020. They cite the desire to take a …

The Could Have Beens: ‘Ein Lied für Harrogate’, 1982

‘The Could Have Beens’ is a new retrospective series that looks back at the national finals that produced eventual Eurovision winners. On the night of March 20, 1982, television viewers across West Germany tuned into Ein Lied für Harrogate, the country’s Eurovision national final. 12 acts squared off, hoping to represent the nation at that year’s contest in Harrogate. Germany …

Where is Harrogate? More things you might not know about Eurovision 1982 (Part Two)

We’re back with another edition of Fun Facts about Eurovision – specifically Eurovision 1982! Did you know that in 1982 two eventual Eurovision winners almost competed in the same year and with the same band name? Do you know why Australia didn’t broadcast the contest this year? How many Eurovision entries have Ralf and Bernd written? All these questions and more …

Where is Harrogate? Things you might not know about Eurovision 1982 (Part One)

In theme with our celebration of the 1982 contest, we have curated a list of fun facts that you might not know about the contest. How many times has Norway’s John Teigan tried to return to Eurovision after his 1982 appearance? How many members of Portugal’s Doce were part of another Eurovision band? What happened to cause France and Greece …

ESC 2022: The final live on tape batch is now out

Over the past 10 days, the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube account, finally decided to share the pre-recorded live on tape recordings little by little. Unfortunately, we have learned that a lot of broadcasters opted to not share their pre-recording tapes, and will leave a lot of fans imagining, what it would’ve or could’ve been like for some countries. On …

Germany’s HoD states that NDR is taking their “poor result very seriously”

This year Germany extended it’s disappointing bottom five placement streak for a third year – with Malik Harris’ “Rockstars” earning only 6 points in the grand final. According to Head of Delegation Alexandra Wolfslast, however, 2023 will be different. Speaking after the contest, Wolfslast stated that “the selection process for the 2023 contest will look different to the one used …

Kalush Orchesta Wins Big for Ukraine, Sam Ryder of The UK Wins the Jury Vote

Congratulations are in order to …. KALUSH ORCHESTRA of Ukraine. The group won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after receiving a record-shattering 439 points from the televote. (Moldova, Spain, and Serbia were the only other entries to receive more than 200 points from the televote.) The group were in 4th place after the points from the 40 international juries were …

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