Been busy over the festive period? We hear #YOU. It’s tough to keep up on all of the little news bits, rumours and updates in the Eurovision world, so we’ve been across the Eurovision community to put all of the recent smaller updates together for #YOU!

  • Finland’s YLE has confirmed that the participants of this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will be revealed on January 13th, with jury chairperson Tapio Hakanen believing the line-up will be “the best we have seen in UMK history” (EscXtra)
  • Israel are hotting up their search for Eurovision 2021, with Eden Alene reportedly recording the three potential entries for their national selection on January 25th. The final three entries are set to be revealed on Sunday 3rd January.

  • German site ESC Kompakt are reporting Jendrik Sigwart as a potential successor to Ben Dolic as Germany’s Eurovision representative, with the rising pop singer building up hype on social media for a music video for his submitted entry.
  • Ukrainian members of our very own forum are reporting that Turkvision winner Natalie Papazoglu has spoken to commercial media in Ukraine and hinted her intent at taking part in the Ukrainian selection process for 2022. Could we be hearing the Gagauz language in Vidbir in 2022?
  • According to wiwibloggs and Italian media, the Italian broadcaster RAI may be taking ambitious steps to ensure the Sanremo festival next spring goes ahead with an audience – by anchoring a cruise ship in the port of Sanremo to act as a quarantine space for the audience and supply additional production space for artists and crew. The reports suggest that artists and the audience would quarantine for 2 weeks before the festival, before being transported to and from the Ariston Theatre during show week.
  • Australian representative Montaigne has confirmed her planned Eurovision 2021 entry “JC Ultra” will not represent the land down under in Rotterdam next year; “My team outlawed it as it would be too challenging for an Eurovision audience, which is fair enough”, the indie-pop singer revealed in a Twitch stream. She went on to say it was also the pacing of the lyrics of the song that didn’t work but that she wants to do something “fun” for Eurovision and that it needs to be a “single concept”. (Aussievision)
  • Finally, some little indications have arisen from Central Europe regarding Eurovision entries next year. Austria’s entry is due to be released in March 2021 according to Vincent Bueno, and Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears has 20 submissions to choose from to select a follow-up to “Répondez-moi”

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