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Semi-final running order on April 5th

The EBU has confirmed that the running order for this year’s semi-finals will be revealed on April 5th. The corporation alongside the Swedish national broadcaster SVT will decide on a running order based on what they feel will offer the best variety for TV viewers. The current split for the semi-finals is as follows, with EBU and SVT using this …

Round up of the latest Eurovision news

Swedish national TV broadcaster SVT has confirmed that they will not be using any fake applauses on this year’s show. Hanna Stjärne, head of SVT says the focus will be on making an “authentic show”. He explained “Of course we want to make an authentic show, we will not censor the different parts” At Eurovision 2015 Austrian broadcaster played pre-recorder cheerings. Eurovision Executive …

Podcast: Swedish Broadcaster SVT picks host and wants to change the show

We are back with another edition of the ESC  Know-It-Alls Podcast discussing the latest and greatest news, developments and general Eurovision related info. Today’s panel includes Matt (ESC United Editor-in-Chief), Jake (ESC United Editor) and Sadie (ESC United Editor).   Today’s topics: Petra Mede and Mans Zelmerlow to host Eurovision 2016 Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz to represent Georgia …

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 …

Melodifestivalen 2016: All contestants Revealed

Today, all Melodifestivalen contestants were revealed, we now know all artists that have a chance to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. The Swedish Broadcaster SVT revealed the full list this morning during a live broadcasted by Christer Bjorkman. Over the past few weeks, several names have been leaked by the media already. The actual Running Order will …

Sweden and Cyprus to withdraw from Junior Eurovision?

Some sad news for fans of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest today as the official JESC EBU Twitter feed seemingly confirmed two withdrawals for the contest in Bulgaria. Sweden (who will host the main Eurovision in 2016) and Cyprus both seem unlikely to participate in the 2015 contest, with SVT’s children programming going through restructuring and the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC …

Sweden: Lynda Woodruff returns

Sarah Dawn Finer’s popular character from Melodifestivalen 2012 is back – Lynda Woodruff will be the red carpet reporter for the Swedish broadcast of Eurovision’s Greatest Hits! Melodifestivalen fans and those who watched Eurovision 2013 will be familiar with her character, an EBU ‘representative’ who was unable to pronounce Azerbaijan and made various other mistakes. She will be making a …

TONIGHT: Two entries and a second chance

It’s not quite the Super Saturday we have been spoiled with for a few weeks but tonight three shows will be taking place across Europe, with two entries being revealed or decided tonight! Here’s our handy guide to tonight’s shows; Portugal – Festival da Canção final – 22:25 CET After two exciting semi-finals this week the finalists of Festival da …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen fourth semi-final results

The Fourth semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2015 took place tonight in Östersund and after another glamorous show we have two more qualifiers for the grand final in Friends Arena, Stockholm. They are: JTR – “Building It Up” Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes” Two more acts also qualified for the andra chansen round to be held in two weeks time in Helsingborg next …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen third semi-final results

The third semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2015 took place tonight in Östersund and after another glamorous show we have two more qualifiers for the grand final in Friends Arena, Stockholm. They are; Isa – Don’t Stop Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Jag är fri (Manne Liem Frije) Two more acts also qualified for the andra chansen round to be held in two …

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