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Hungary: Broadcaster gives indication of withdrawal from Eurovision 2020

The broadcaster responsible for Hungary’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, Duna TV, have given their strongest indication yet of a withdrawal from Eurovision 2020 to our colleagues at esctoday. When approached for statement, the Hungarian channel suggested that the focus would instead be on cultivating Hungarian music in a domestic setting and that A Dal would give the winning …

Bulgaria withdraws from Eurovision. Sign the Petition!

Bulgaria have done extremely well in Eurovision recently. After their two year break in 2014 and 2015 they came back with style in 2016 placing fourth with Poli Genova and If Love Was A Crime, then went even better in 2017 when Kristian Kostov placed second with Beautiful Mess. Equinox placed fourteenth with their song Bones, in Lisbon with another …

Bulgaria to withdraw from Eurovision?

[AdSense-B] Bulgaria have done extremely well in Eurovision recently. After their two year break in 2014 and 2015 they came back with style in 2016 placing fourth with Poli Genova and If Love Was A Crime, then went even better in 2017 when Kristian Kostov placed second with Beautiful Mess. Equinox placed fourteenth with their song Bones, in Lisbon with …

Bosnia & Herzegovina withdraws from Eurovision 2017

Perhaps it was too good to be true to have all of our favourite countries in Kiev and alas, it seems to be so. Overnight, the national broadcaster of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT, has confirmed that the Balkan nation will be bowing out of the show in 2017 following increasing financial pressures on the corporation. Bosnia & Herzegovina’s troubled participation …

Ukraine withdraws from Eurovision 2015

Ukraine is withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 to be held in Vienna, Austria. The announcement was made on NTU’s website and is sending shock waves across the Eurovision community. The reason for withdrawal is financial and political instability. military aggression from the East as well as the annexation of Crimea by Russia earlier which took place a few …

TRT General Manager: Turkey will not return in 2015

This morning, Müdürü İbrahim Şahin, the General Manager of the Turkish broadcaster TRT, confirmed what many were expecting: Turkey won’t be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. The country will therefore sit out of the contest for the third consecutive year. TRT decided to withdraw two years ago due to dissatisfaction with the current split voting system …

36 countries? Ouch!!! (That hurts!!)

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. This morning, the EBU announced that 36 will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This number may or may not go up as Slovenia was given a ten day extension to find a …

Bulgaria will not be going to Copenhagen

The Bulgarian broadcaster just released the following statement: Bulgarian National Television will not take part in Eurovision Song Contest 2014 . Motivated by the desire to promote Bulgarian music and Bulgarian artists, BNT has send participants to the prestigious competition for 9 years. In order to participate, BNT is obliged to pay a licence fee , which has gone up …

Serbia withdrawing due to financial reasons

Serbian broadcaster RTS just announced that Serbia will not be taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After several days of negotiations and discussions, it was decided that due to the financial situation and the lack of sponsorship Serbia would be taking a break from the contest.  This is the first time that the country decided …

No return for Turkey in 2014???

Turkey’s broadcaster TRT indicated that the country may not return to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The country has been quite successful in the last decade which included a victory in 2003 as well as six additional Top 10 placings. However Turkey unexpectedly withdrew from the contest citing dissatisfaction with the introduction of a mixed jury/televote …

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