Italy's Junior Eurovision host broadcaster, RAI Gulp, has today confirmed the country's participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 - which will take place in Minsk, Belarus on November 25th. Details about whether RAI Gulp will hold a national final or select Italy's representative internally are, as yet, unknown.
Italy were represented in Junior Eurovision 2017 by Maria Iside Fiore and her song 'Scelgo' (I Choose), which came a disappointing 11th despite scori
It is not often that Eurovision stars get to meet British royalty. However, this has happened in Te Aviv where his Royal Heighness Prince William met with this years Eurovision winner Netta, and 2005 participant Shiri Maimon in Israel. The prince joined Netta in a walk around Tel Aviv where they discussed mental health issues, and diversity. Netta has said that she is "overwhelmed" at meeting the Duke of Cambridge, and said, "We talked about the way I changed how people fee
In an announcement very few saw coming, Malta announced that they will be scrapping the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, and instead be producing their rendition of the world known franchise The X Factor, with the winner being their representative in Israel for Eurovision, and today it was announced applications to participate on the show have opened. Malta, who have always used Malta Eurovision Song Contest in some format and context to select their artist for the first time w
In February this year at Beovizija, Sashka Janx performed a beautiful ballad "Pesma za tebe" (A song for you) with which she took the second place behind Sanja Ilic & Balkanika. A few months later, she's back with her debut international single "Dare to Dance" featuring Ivan Mileusnic (one of the most prominent dancers and choreographers in Serbia). This is the first song of Sashka to be sung in English. The song is very different to her song she sang at Beovizija. It is a ve
Ireland's 2018 entrant, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, has revealed to the Irish Mirror how he received death threats over his entry in this year's contest a little over a month ago. O'Shaugnessy's entry featured two gay dancers depicting a couple in love. Due to this, there came a backlash from homophobic trolls online. His song, Together, became a big hit with the LGBT community, which led Ireland to their best result in 5 years, landing them in 16th place. Though Ryan explains how "9
Although, it has been well over a month since Eurovision ended for another year, and only now people are recovering from their Post Eurovision Depression. The European Broadcasting Union today, has officially released the official DVD from this years shows. The Eurovision merchandise that accompanies the contest, is almost as traditional as the show. The CD was released earlier in the year, whilst Eurovision added a little extra for 2018 by producing a board game, that allow
Eurovision is seeking to get bigger, and bigger. One country in the east is certainly trying to be part of this, as it has been revealed that the Director General of RTK (Kosovo's broadcasting channel) is doing his upmost to get the country a full membership to the EBU. The director general has already met with the EBU president, Jean-Paul Philippot and partially discussed this. It is hoped that at next weeks general assembly, moves can be made to make the small eastern nat
Made in Denmark in 2003 - that’s what the Junior Eurovision Song Contest itself was; yet the Scandinavian country hasn’t participated since 2005, when they decided to withdraw from the competition due to Danish Broadcaster Corporation DR’s principles. Jan Lagermand Lundme, the head of Entertainment at DR had this to say: "The values that we put in Denmark in a program for children do not match the values of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest…It seems that the children are on
In 2002 she told the Eurovision world about her '7th Wonder' and in 2016 she was back and told us that she felt like she can 'Walk on Water'. Now, in 2018, Malta's incomparable singing superstar Ira Losco is back with her 6th studio album - and this time she is adamant that she is 'No Sinner No Saint'.
The album is available to download on Google Play Music, Spotify and iTunes. The individual tracks are also available to listen to on YouTube. The full 11-track listing for '
It probably has only just begun to sink in for this years Eurovision stars. After months of endless promotions, and performances of their Eurovision entries, their journey has come to an end. In doing so, some of the artists have had time to reflect upon the roller coaster that is Eurovision. This is what some of them had to say. France The French artists Madame Monsieur had high hopes of bringing the trophy back to France this year. The duo had done well with the polls,