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KAN press conference reveals further details on Eurovision 2019

[AdSense-B] Today saw the Israeli national broadcaster and this year’s hosting channel – KAN – reveal more info on the performing interval acts at this year’s contest, alongside more info on the events surrounding the show in Tel Aviv. The performing acts As well as Madonna, who will perform two songs in the final of this year’s contest, a number …

Egyptian broadcaster ‘finalising plans’ to join Eurovision 2020

[AdSense-B] EDIT: Yes, this was indeed an April’s Fools day article, hope some of you fell for it. So this is NOT true!!!! The Egyptian national broadcaster ERTU is finalising plans to join the Eurovision Song Contest family in 2020, escYOUnited has learned. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union is already a full member of the EBU and is part …

Junior Eurovision 2019: Gliwice chosen as host city

[AdSense-B] The European Broadcasting Union and the Polish national broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) have jointly confirmed that this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the city of Gliwice in Silesia, in south-west Poland. Gliwice Arena, with a capacity of 13,752, will act as the host venue for Poland’s first hosting of a Eurovision Song Contest. Opened in …

Ukraine have withdrawn from Eurovision 2019

[AdSense-B] Following the furore surrounding Maruv’s rejection of the contract imposed by UA:PBC on her to participate in Eurovision 2019, and with the three entrants behind her in the national selection (Freedom Jazz, Kazka and Brunettes Shoot Blondes) turning down the offer to represent the country in Tel Aviv, the national broadcaster has announced it will withdraw from this year’s …

Australia: Eurovision participation secured until 2023

[AdSense-B] Australia’s national broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has confirmed that the country will take part in Eurovision 2020… and 2021… and 2022… and 2023! The deal comes off the back of a successful national selection held this weekend in the Gold Coast, where Kate Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent the Oceanic nation in the song contest. SBS’ head of …

Israeli Culture Minister writes to EBU to reconsider rehearsal times

[AdSense-B] Israel’s Sport and Culture Minister Miri Regev wrote to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today asking that they reconsider the rehearsal time line before the Grand Final, so that Israel’s potential contestants could both participate in and observe Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, at the same time. Per EBU rules, the final rehearsal before the Grand Final must …

Kosovo: EBU vote delayed until June 2019

[AdSense-B] Kosovo’s hopes of debuting in the Eurovision Song Contest have been dealt another blow by the EBU General Assembly, with Albanian media outlet Magazina.al reporting that the expected vote on membership this week has been delayed until June 2019. However, the news article seems to suggest that it was in fact RTK, the Kosovar broadcaster hoping to join the …

Kazakhstan: Will the EBU open discussion on Eurovision participation?

[AdSense-B] Kazakhstan’s hopes of joining the adult Eurovision Song Contest may have been thrown a lifeline today as the executive supervisor of the contest Jon Ola Sand suggested discussion would begin, at a Junior Eurovision press conference earlier today. The online Q&A session held by Belarusian national broadcaster BTRC posed the question asked by a Kazakh fan of the contest, …

Germany: Who are the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel?

[AdSense-B] Today the EBU and NDR confirmed the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel, the selection process that Germany will use to select their song for Tel Aviv. While the announcement was at pains to say that this is not the full line-up, the announcement of youthful stars has no doubt caused intrigue and excitement amongst Eurovision fans …

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