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Russia: Little Big complete Eurovision 2020 line-up with “Uno”

Russia’s long-awaited entry for Eurovision 2020 has been revealed on “Evening Urgant”, this evening’s late-night chat show hosted by Eurovision 2009 host Ivan Urgant. The song matches up with a snippet heard during the band’s reveal on Russian evening news last week, with the music video reminiscent of a kitsch 70s Eurovision performance and featuring an eye-catching leg dance from …

Report: Decision on Coronavirus impact on Eurovision 2020 not expected until mid-April

According to local press in the Netherlands, a decision on any potential impacts on Eurovision 2020 of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting many territories and regions of the globe is not expected until closer to the competition. NLTimes, an English-language news website focusing on Dutch affairs and the Netherlands, reported earlier today that a decision is not expected to …

Azerbaijan: “Cleopatra” is out now!

The second last song reveal of the Eurovision 2020 season has arrived, and it is Azerbaijan’s Efendi and her straddling of modern sensibilities with traditional instrumentation on “Cleopatra.” Samira Efendi (now performing formally as Efendi) was revealed as the entrant a couple weeks ago, and the rumor mill had been swirling lately that her song was to be called “Cleopatra.” …

Albania: Arilena Ara’s Eurovision 2020 entry to be called “Fall from the Sky”

Albania’s representative for Eurovision 2020, Arilena Ara, announced on her social media that her entry will not be called “Shaj,” but will be called “Fall from the Sky” instead. After winning Festivali i Këngës 58 with “Shaj” on December 22, 2019, Ara had mentioned that the lyrics were originally in English, but were translated into Albanian for the national selection. …

Team Reviews: Our Thoughts on San Marino

It was one of the more unusual artist reveals of the Eurovision 2020 season, where the time of the reveal was constantly moved about (19:30, then noon being referred to as 12:00 a.m., which is midnight). But Senhit was, on Friday, March 6, 2020, named as San Marino’s representative for Eurovision 2020, returning to the contest after representing the microstate …

North Macedonia: Vasil is ready with “You”!

Sometimes, when a broadcaster has a glimpse of victory, then it might just be worth trying something similar again, and that’s exactly what North’s Macedonia national broadcaster (MRT) will go for once again. The broadcaster were one of the first to announce their artist, but now becomes one of the last ones to announce their song. “You”! Around somewhere in …

Portugal: Elisa will go to Rotterdam!

Tonight, Portugal concluded it’s search for a star for Rotterdam as the final of Festival da Canção 2020 took place in Elvas in eastern Portugal. The competition’s final was hosted by Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim at the Coliseu Comendador Rondão Almeida. After two weeks of qualification rounds, eight acts were selected to battle it out for …

Finland: Aksel wins UMK 2020

Finnish national final, UMK, was back again to it’s original format. Six acts took the stage in Tampere and the eventual winner was Aksel Kankaanranta with his emotional song Looking Back, thus he will fly to Rotterdam later this May and represent his country at the biggest music competition in the world. The show was once again hosted by energetic Krista Siegfrids, who …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Melodifestivalen 2020

It’s a highlight of many a national final season for Eurovision fans, and tonight, Melodifestivalen draws to a close once more in Stockholm, with twelve acts fighting to be selected as the Swedish representative at Eurovision 2020. But we must know – which of these acts are our team backing tonight? Here, Boris, Daniel, James, Roy and Sean review the …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu

Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu returns in its original format for the first time since 2017 tonight, with six acts and their original entries taking part in the competition. But what did our team think of the six Finnish hopefuls for Rotterdam? This time, it’s Boris, Daniel, David, James, Roy and Sean to review the entries! Catharina Zühlke – Eternity Boris …

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