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Poland: TVP interested in hosting Junior Eurovision 2020

Following their second consecutive victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this afternoon, the national broadcaster of Poland, TVP, indicated that they would seek the right to host the competition once more next autumn. Viki Gabor took home the glass microphone trophy and became the second Pole in as many years to lift the trophy for her performance of  the …

Which Big 5 & host rehearsal impressed #YOU the most?

[AdSense-B] Yesterday afternoon, we saw the Big 5 (France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany) and our host nation Israel rehearse on the Tel Aviv stage for the first time, marking the occasion of seeing all 41 countries perform on the Eurovision stage! Since this is all new and exciting, we wanted to know which performances #YOU were impressed by …

Israeli Government And KAN come to an agreement to cover Hosting Cost

UPDATE (6:16 PM CET): KAN has now officially confirmed that it will pay the 12 Million Euro guarantee. It is believed that they will take a loan to pay for Guarantee and that the Finance Minister will cover the cost should Israel lose the right to host the contest. Please read below for additional information ———————————————————————————— Yesterday, we reported on …

EBU responds to Israel’s hosting issues

As we previously reported, the Israeli broadcaster has been struggling to come up with the 12 Million Euros security deposit to guarantee hosting responsibilities for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Gil Omer, chairman of the board of the broadcasting corporation, contacted the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and threatened to give up the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel to …

Turkey to demolish Eurovision 2004 arena

[AdSense-B] The Turkish basketball federation delivered some news over the weekend that will bring a touch of sadness the Eurovision fans; the Abdi İpekçi Sports Hall that hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 is set to make way for a new, more modern development after 29 years of service to the people of Istanbul. The arena, one of the …

Portugal: RTP confirms Lisbon as 2018 host city

[AdSense-B] Fans of the contest who were around for the bidding process for the 2017 contest, which eventually went to Kyiv, noted that it was a long, drawn-out process, with the host city itself only confirmed in October 2016. Many fans took to social media to complain about the lengthy process leading up to Ukraine’s Eurovision. This year, things couldn’t …

Jon Ola Sand admits Kyiv is his “most difficult Eurovision”

[AdSense-B] Jon Ola Sand, the Norwegian TV executive who has been executive producer of Eurovision since the 2011 contest, has admitted that Kyiv’s hosting of the contest has been difficult and the “most challenging Eurovision yet”. Sand has confirmed that EBU officials have had to be a lot more hands on with the competition this year, as Ukrainian TV officials …

Kiev Confirmed After Uncertainty

In recent weeks there has been some uncertainty as to whether Ukraine will in fact host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The decision was made today after the referencing group agreed that preparations and other issues which may have resulted in Ukraine being an unsuitable host (finance, security, legislation issues, etc.) The EBU now seem satisfied that Ukraine are in …

Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw to host Eurovision 2016

The EBU announced today the news that many had been expecting – it will be Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw who will take the presenting reins in Stockholm! The duo have experience in Eurovision and presenting; Mede previously presented Eurovision 2013 and co-presented the BBC’s anniversary celebration “Eurovision’s Greatest Hits” earlier this year, and remains a fan favourite for her …

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