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 2020 | Eurovision Song Celebration to take place instead of the semi finals
Following on from the announcement of Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light that will be broadcast on May 16th in place of the Eurovision final, the EBU have now announced two new shows titled Eurovision Song Celebration 2020. The two shows will be aired on May 12th and May 14th (in place of the semi finals) at 21:00 CEST on Eurovision's official YouTube channel, and you could be a part of them! On May 12th, the EBU will present the songs that would have taken part in the first se
Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light - what's it all about?
Due to the cancellation of The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 that was due to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 12th, 14th and 16th, the EBU along with Dutch broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have confirmed that they will be organising and producing "Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light", which will be broadcast on Saturday May 16th at 20:00 CET. The show, which is expected to be around 2 hours long, will be hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit, who
Eurovision 2021 | Everything is being done to try and keep Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
The director of The Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Jolanda Jansen has stated that she, and the Ahoy Arena, are doing everything they can to ensure that Eurovision 2021 will be held in Rotterdam. Speaking to AD.nl, Jolanda has said stated she accepts that Eurovision 2020 had to be cancelled. "You know, there was no choice... everything is relative in the current climate." As of last Thursday (12th March), The Netherlands banned all public gatherings of over 100 people. However, desp
Eurovision 2020 l Samira Efendi will sing 'Cleopatra' for Azerbaijan
We have got the 40th song for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest from Azerbaijan! Samira Efendi will sing "Cleopatra" that has been composed and written by Luuk van Beers, Alan Roy Scott and Sarah Lake. The music video was filmed in Azerbaijan at the Gobustan National Park. The song features some heavy traditional elements in its instrumentation. Three Azerbaijani instruments are used: an Oud that is an traditional guitar-like string instrument, an Aalaban and the last that is
Eurovision 2020 l Finland chooses Aksel with "Looking Back"
Tonight was the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland's national selection to find a song and artist to represent them at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The final featured six contestants that competed for the opportunity to represent the Nordic country with their original songs. After two years of having an internally selected artist perform multiple songs in the national selection, the Finnish broeadcaster YLE have returned to the origina
Eurovision 2020 l Victoria will sing "Tears Getting Sober" for Bulgaria
(Source: ESVLV97 on Youtube) Victoria Georgieva, who has taken the ticket for Bulgaria to compete in Rotterdam for this years edition of Eurovision Song Contest, has released her song "Tears Getting Sober" alongside an emotional music video. Her song was released on the Bulgerian television channel BNT1 at 9am CET. The song is about acknowledge mental health issues and talking about how you feel about being on the lowest point in your life. Composers of the song is herself to
Eurovision 2020 l San Marino chooses former contestant Senhit
It's Senhit for San Marino! This little micro state have been a very sneaky one this year about who is going to represent them in Rotterdam for Eurovision Song Contest. They decided to choose the rumoured artist Senhit that has competed for San Marino in 2011 with the song "Stand By". The San Marinese broadcaster SMRTV have decided to have a selection online starting tomorrow on Senhit's website. The songs you can vote for are "Freaky!" and "Obsessed". From tomorrow Saturday