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Cyprus: Award-winner Alex P. composes song for 2018

The Cypriot entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be composed by Alex Papaconstantinou, also known as Alex P. He is an aclaimed award-winning composer.

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Norway: Record amount of entries for MGP 2018

Almost 1200 songs have been submitted to Melodi Grand Prix 2018, the Norwegian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. This is a record amount, since it is almost 200 more than on the previous edition.

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Italy: Record labels get influence on the Sanremo Festival

The Italian broadcaster RAI has announced a change of plans in the selection method for the 68th edition of the Sanremo Festival. They are now looking for involvement from record labels, which can suggest their own artists to compete.

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Iceland: No change of strategy for Söngvakeppnin 2018

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has released their plans for Söngvakeppnin 2018. Even though in recent years the result at the Eurovision Song Contest have been terrible for Iceland, they stick to the format of last year.

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Latvia: Supernova will allow foreign composers

After their last place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Latvia will make some changes to their Supernova format, selecting the song and artist for 2018. The shows will take place in February.

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Australia confirmed for Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon

Australia is returning to the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal next May. It marks the fourth year Australia will officially compete following entries with Guy Sebastian, Dami Im and Isaiah Firebrace (pictured above) – all of which finished in the Top 10.

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Serbia: Public televised selection for Lisbon 2018

Serbia has chosen a new strategy when it comes to selecting their act for the Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster RTS has announced a public anonymous competition for the selection of a composition that will represent Serbia in the most watched world music competition.

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EBU confirms launch of the Eurovision Asia Contest

The EBU has confirmed that there will be a Eurovision Asia Contest. It is the Asia-Pacific version of the most spectacular television entertainment event in the world; the Eurovision Song Contest. The format is currently in development and today saw the launch of the official website EurovisionAsia.tv.

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Denmark: Focus on ‘total package’ at national final in Aalborg

Denmark will have a national final of DMGP 2018 on the 10th of February in the city of Aalborg. The show will once again be hosted by Annette Heick og Johannes Nymark, broadcaster DR announced. Some other things will change however.

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Junior Eurovision: Online voting available prior to the show

In a brand new change to the voting system of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, audience online voting will be available this year and will initially open from Friday the 24th of November to Sunday the 26th of November, the day of the final in Tbilisi.

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