Croatia | Will Dora chose Croatia's representative for Eurovision 2021?
There has been speculation recently in the Croatian media that Dora will be coming back next year to chose Croatia's Eurovision 2021 representative. The Croatian website Jutarnji List has reported that the Croatian broadcaster HRT is looking to use Dora once again to chose their Eurovision 2021 representative. It has been reported that HRT signed a contract with Opatija 21 (the venue where Dora is held) in November 2019, with the contract stating that HRT have agreed to hold
Finland | UMK 2021 to take place in February
Finnish broadcaster YLE have confirmed that Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) will once again be used to chose the Finnish representative for Eurovision 2021. The participants will be revealed in January and the final will take place in February. YLE have also published the rules for UMK 2021. The submissions window will be open from the 1st to the 7th of September 2020. Each singer can submit up to three songs whilst composers, lyricists and songwriters can submit an unlimited n
Junior Eurovision 2020 | Could Greece be returning to Junior Eurovision?
Eurovision Fun have reported that Greece could be looking to make a return to Junior Eurovision. The website has reported that the Greek broadcaster ERT is seriously considering returning to Junior Eurovision 2020 in Warsaw. If Greece do decide to return to Eurovision, they would become the first returning country to Junior Eurovision since Spain in 2019. Despite receiving an invitation to participate in this years Junior Eurovision, (as all public broadcaster of the EBU do),
Eurovision 2021 | Dates announced for next year's contest
The wait is over! After Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, fans were met with the announcement that Eurovision 2021 would indeed be held in Rotterdam. The EBU and host broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have just confirmed that the two Semi-Finals will be on Tuesday, 18 May and Thursday, 20 May. The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 22 May in 2021. So mark your calendars! Semi-Final 1: Tuesday, 18 May Semi-Final 2: Thursday, 20 May Grand Final: Saturday, 22 May The stage an
Eurovision 2021 | Dates to be announced on Monday
It has been roughly a month after Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, where it was announced Rotterdam was the host city for the upcoming Eurovision. With preparations already underway for next year's contest, it has now been reported by local media that a spokesperson of Ahoy Rotterdam have stated that the Eurovision 2021 dates will be announced on Monday June 15, which is tomorrow. The dates are expected to be on the 2nd or 3rd week of May 2021. Several artists have already
JESC 2020 | Two venues up for consideration to host Junior Eurovision 2020
Image Source: EBU Despite the ongoing pandemic still affecting all of our daily lives, planning for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is still going ahead. After the 2019 winner Viki Gabor announced at Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light back in May that the contest is still going ahead in Poland, the question that still needs to be answered is where is the venue going to be. Whilst we know that it is going to be held in a TV studio in Warsaw, local reports have stated that th
Eurovision 2021 | Hurricane look set to return to Eurovision 2021
Local Media in Serbia are reporting that girl band Hurricane, who won the right to represent Serbia at Eurovision 2020, will get their chance to perform on the Eurovision stage in 2021. The popular Serbian tabloid Blic is reporting that Hurricane will return next year for multiple reasons. It is being claimed that the musical trio wanted the chance to return in 2021 whilst the COVID-19 pandemic had also limited national broadcaster, RTS’ funds to re-run Beovizija next spring.
North Macedonia | The winners of Kaliopi Fan Art have been revealed
Back in March 2020, Macedonian superstar and two times Eurovision representative in 2012 and 2016, Kaliopi, created an online contest called "Kaliopi Fan Art", which she set up to encourage her fans to be creative and to stay home during these challenging times. The contest ran throughout the whole of April. It was made up of many different categories, including dancing, drawing, playing and singing, with the winner of each category going on to participate in the main finale
Iceland | Daði Freyr lands #34 in UK Charts
Daði Freyr, Iceland's entrant for Eurovision 2020 has found his way in the United Kingdom's charts with his song, "Think About Things," moving up to number 34 out of 100. But the Icelandic musician isn't the only Eurovision artist to make it into the UK's top 100 charts. The song was played on BBC Radio 1, with DJ Scott Mills (who also provides commentary for the BBC at the Eurovision Semi Finals) thinking that the song would have won, and describing it as a banger, saying th
Cyprus | Cyprus Will Not Send Sandro to Rotterdam in 2021
Cyprus' Eurovision Broadcaster CyBC has just announced via Facebook that Sandro will not compete for the island nation in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. This officially confirmed the widespread rumours that have occurred over the last few days that the American-Greek singer/songwriter's Eurovision journey is unfortunately over for now. The Cypriot broadcaster called the decision 'a mutual agreement' that took into consideration his other scheduled agreements