Karl William Lund & Emma Amongst San Marino Candidates
Since November 1st, SMRTV have been receiving applications for their "revolutionary" new selection tactic 1in360 which allows anyone and everyone in the world to enter and potentially become the San Marino act for 2018, and in the latest wave of entries to be uploaded to the site, You Decide 2016 Finalist Karl William Lund and UMK 2017 Finalist are amongst them. Despite the selection initially being duped and people submitted established acts as fake entries, one of which bei
JESC 2017 | Day 2: first rehearsals - part 2
The last 4 countries of Junior Eurovision 2017 are getting ready to take to the stage for their first rehearsal. So let's see how they did. Polina Bogusevich from Russia was first up this afternoon and she definitely gave it her all! Polina seems to have re-created a house on stage with her, complete with dancers too, just like her music video. Polina has very impressive vocals and gave a very powerful and emotional performance of her song. Up next are Irina and Jana from Ser
JESC 2017 | Day 2: first rehearsals - part 1
The second day of rehearsals is underway at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi. The remaining 8 countries will take to the stage for their first rehearsals. First to take to the stage was Maria Iside Fiore from Italy. Maria appears to be very confident on stage and gave a good, strong performance of her song "My Choice". The colours of her outfit and of the stage are very bright and Maria really does Shine Bright on stage. Next up was 10 year old Gianluca from Malta, and he didn't
JESC 2017 | Day 1: first rehearsals - part 2
Now it's the turn of the remaining 4 countries to take to the stage for their first rehearsal. Nicole Nicolaou and her dancers from Cyprus set the stage a light with a very powerful and energetic performance! Continuing on with the unofficial 'sparkly' theme, Nicole is wearing a gold sparkly jacket with a bright orange skirt, with her dancers continuing on with the 'orange theme'. The backdrop is an array of bright colours that match the song perfectly. Nicole gave a solid vo
JESC 2017 | Day 1: first rehearsals - part 1
Today marks the start of the rehearsals for Junior Eurovision 2017. Press from all over Europe have gathered at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi in preparation for the rehearsals. A total of 8 countries will take to the stage today for their first rehearsal. Up first was 10 year old Ana Kodra from Albania. Standing alone on stage, wearing a big and beautiful baby blue dress, she impressed everyone with her strong vocals. The back drop, complete with an animated tree on an LED sc
JESC 2017 | The running order has been revealed!
The draw to determine who will open and close the show, and in which position host country Georgia will sing took place earlier today at the opening ceremony in Tbilisi. Unlike previous years, there was no draw to determine which countries would sing in the first half, and which countries would sing in the second half. The producers of the show have now decided the running order for the show and with approval from the EBU, here it is: 1. Cyprus 2. Poland 3. The Netherlands 4.
JESC 2017 | The opening ceremony will take place today!
Today, the opening ceremony for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 15:30 CET live from Tbilisi and it will be streamed live via the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel bit.ly/JESC2017Opening During the ceremony, the running order will be decided. The host country, Georgia, will select their running order at random. 13 countries will all select whether they sing in the first o
United Kingdom To Select Entry February 7th
Yesterday, the BBC announced the date of their selection format - Eurovision:You Decide, alongside the venue and the hosts. The selection will be taking place on Wednesday 7th February 2018, for the first time the selection will be hosted outside of London and instead in the Brighton Dome in the seaside town, Brighton does have some link to the Eurovision Song Contest however, hosing the contest back in 1974 where ABBA won with their worldwide famous hit "Waterloo" and the Sw
RTSH reveals 22 competing artists for Festivali i Këngës
Albanian broadcaster RTSH has revealed the 22 acts who will be competing in Festivali i Këngës 56 this December. Albania is the first country to choose a song with which it will compete next year in Lisbon. Several famous faces will take part, including festival veteran Rezarta Smaja, who will perform together with Albanian representative from 2006, Luiz Ejlli. We will also see Xhesika Polo who debuted at the festival last year as well as Elton Deda and Mariza Ikonomi also re
Greek Media Release Potential National Final Acts
Greek broadcaster ERT this year announced that they are planning a full scale national final to select their entry for Lisbon, this will be the first time since 2015 they will be doing so after selected Argo internally in 2016 and selecting Demy internally in 2017 despite holding a national selection for her three songs for her to sing. However Greek media has let it the slip the alleged five acts which have advanced and are in contention to represent Greece in the forthcomin