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Portugal: National final to be held on 4th March

RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster have announced the dates and venue for their national final, Festival da Canção. The final will take place on the 4th March at the Multiusos de Guimarães.

Eurovision 2018: Lisbon hosts the contest on week of the 12th of May

The European Broadcasting Union has officially decided to confirm Lisbon, the Portuguese capital as the 2018 Eurovision host city. The dates of the contest will be 8th, 10th, 12th of May.

Switzerland: International jury introduced in national final

Switzerland has revealed some changes in their selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swiss will now use an international jury in the hope to improve their results at the contest.

Australia: First thoughts on a national final

Paul Clarke, Australia’s Head of Delegation, exclusively informed ESC Daily in May that Australia is planning a national final (assuming they remain in Eurovision). Although nothing is set in stone, a national final is certainly a viable option for 2018. Joshua Mayne takes a look at how a national final could work in Australia.

Malta: Same format for January 2018 national final

The Maltese national final will be held in January 2018. That is the date set out in the TVM MESC 2018 Rules and Regulations document. The venue and exact date are still yet to be confirmed.

Eurovision 2017: “Ukraine faces large fine after Russia row”

The European Broadcasting Union said on Thursday that Ukraine faced a large fine due to severe delays in the organization of May’s Eurovision song contest in Kiev and a lack of cooperation with the EBU over the participation of a Russian artist. This reports the press agency Reuters.

Portugal: National final to be held on 4th March

July 26, 2017

RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster have announced the dates and venue for their national final, Festival da Canção. The final will take place on the 4th March at the Multiusos de Guimarães.

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Eurovision 2018: Lisbon hosts the contest on week of the 12th of May

July 25, 2017

The European Broadcasting Union has officially decided to confirm Lisbon, the Portuguese capital as the 2018 Eurovision host city. The dates of the contest will be 8th, 10th, 12th of May.

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Switzerland: International jury introduced in national final

July 13, 2017

Switzerland has revealed some changes in their selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swiss will now use an international jury in the hope to improve their results at the contest.

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Australia: First thoughts on a national final

July 8, 2017

Paul Clarke, Australia’s Head of Delegation, exclusively informed ESC Daily in May that Australia is planning a national final (assuming they remain in Eurovision). Although nothing is set in stone, a national final is certainly a viable option for 2018. Joshua Mayne takes a look at how a national final could work in Australia.

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Malta: Same format for January 2018 national final

July 1, 2017

The Maltese national final will be held in January 2018. That is the date set out in the TVM MESC 2018 Rules and Regulations document. The venue and exact date are still yet to be confirmed.

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Eurovision 2017: “Ukraine faces large fine after Russia row”

June 29, 2017

The European Broadcasting Union said on Thursday that Ukraine faced a large fine due to severe delays in the organization of May’s Eurovision song contest in Kiev and a lack of cooperation with the EBU over the participation of a Russian artist. This reports the press agency Reuters.

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Eurovision; Olympic Games or Drinking Game?

June 27, 2017

Over the past few weeks many friends, relatives and colleagues have asked me about my Eurovision experience in Kiev. And they all reciprocally told me about their experience watching the 2017 Contest at home, on TV. Obviously their experiences were all completely different from mine. 

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France: First plans for national final revealed

June 22, 2017

French broadcaster France 2 has released the first information for their plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. France will return to a national final format.

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Ira Losco and Poli Genova to appear at Eurovision Convention in Frankfurt

June 18, 2017

The inaugural Eurovision Convention takes place on Saturday the 9th and Sunday 10th September. An event created by the members of Eurovision Groupie, this event includes two days of meet and greets, autograph sessions and a huge concert to celebrate Eurovision music of different genre from different eras. 

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Several venues and dates proposed at the Reference Group meeting

June 14, 2017

Representatives from Portuguese broadcaster RTP met with the Reference Group to discuss the most initial plans for holding the Eurovision 2018 in Portugal. Several venues and dates were proposed. However, no final decisions have been made public yet.

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