Tonight it has been revealed by the Head of Delegation for Greece, that the delegations voted to keep the current voting split at a meeting in September. The EBU asked the delegations what their views were on the current voting system and if it needed to be changed. At the EBU meeting the delegations voted 80% in favour for the current voting system. Ms Koufopulou, the Head of International relations at ERT and Head of Delegation for Greece, explained to Sputnik that most of
Jan Bors, the head of delegation for the Czech Republic at the Eurovision song contest has quit his role which he has held since 2015. He announced in a lengthy post on his social media accounts that he will be leaving the Czech broadcaster Česká Televize, thus stepping down from his position. In the post, he details his feelings on leaving Česká Televize and how he was able to develop himself personally as well as professionally and looks back positively on his experiences o
It has been discussed for a long time if Bulgaria would be coming back to Eurovision. The Bulgarian broadcaster BNT have announced today that they are coming back next year to Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
After a year long pause due to financial problems, now we can finally see Bulgaria coming back hopefully with a strong song like in between 2016 and 2018. This time BNT are lucky that they had an opportunity to get back to the contest due to a sponsor that will help them
Iceland is a country that takes Eurovision serious, but isn't a country that fans usally put the spotlight on. After Hatari's big success in this years edition, the spotlight has changed a lot for the little island in northern Europe. Hatari's popularity has made Söngvakeppnin even more popular and that is shown by how many songs were sent in to the Icelandic broadcaster RÚV. Earlier this fall they confirmed their participation, on September 12th. At the same time they decide
AMPTV, the Armenian broadcaster, have officially confirmed Armenia's participation in the 202 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next may. No details have been made public yet regarding how the Armenian representative will be selected. In 2019, the selection method was internal. Though, in the past, they have selected through their national final, Depi Evratesil. Srbuk represented Armenia in Tel Aviv with her song "Walking Out" which finished 16th in the second semi final.
The first stage of the Slovenian online contest selection EMA Freš has been announced. RTVSLO revealed on their Instagram page today which artist are going to compete against who in the first round. In total there will be nine duels among the 18 contestants in EMA Freš.
Duel dates for the first round: 4/11 - Stella VS Pia Nina 5/11 - Soulution VS Younite 6/11 - Astrid in Avantgarden VS Martina 11/11 - Klarity VS Tilen Lotrič 12/11 - Marko Škof VS Petra Ceglar 13/11 - Parvani
According to Albanian broadcaster RTSH's Instagram page, they have information about the dates for when they are going have the semi finals and final for Festivali i Këngës 2019. There will be two semi finals taking place on the 19th and 20th of December, with the final taking place on the 22nd. They have also told us that 30 days before the big final, all of the competing songs are going to be released, so the artists have a time to build a fan base and get their songs known
The search has officially begun for the Dutch representative for Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, the selection committee holding the first listening session today. The Dutch selection committee has six members and will be responsible for selecting the artist and song that will represent The Netherlands in their home-hosted contest next may. The six members are made up of two DJ's, the Director General of Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS, two commentators and a long-serving delegation
ESC 2019's winner drops hotly anticipated new single, plus other new releases from Norwegian fan favourites KEiiNO and Slovenian electro-pop duo zalagasper. It's been a long wait for Duncan Laurence's fans, but after five months following his big win in Tel Aviv, the Dutch singer-songwriter has released the first single since that victorious moment – which is just his second ever as a solo artist. 'Love Don't Hate It' follows in the footsteps of Laurence's Eurovision hit as a
The Italian broadcaster, RAI, have announced the rules for Sanremo 2020, which include new rules regarding The Eurovision Song Contest. Unlike in previous years, where the winner of Sanremo had the option to refuse participating in Eurovision, the rules now state that all participants and their record labels must submit a form to the broadcaster, stating whether or not they will participate in Eurovision. This form must be sent to the broadcaster by the first night of Sanremo