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Aftermath 2017 (7): Not the expected win for Italy

In these weeks, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this episode we talk about Italy, the expected winning country of the contest in Kiev that only got a sixth place with Francesco Gabbani and his song ‘Occidentali’s Karma’.

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Aftermath 2017 (6): Finland the most shocking non-qualifier

Eva Boto, Greta Salome, Norma John. The list of shocking non-qualying songs at the Eurovision Song Contest has a new name on it. Today we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Finland.

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Israel: New broadcaster applies for EBU-membership

The new state broadcaster in Israel, IBPC, has applied for full EBU-membership. If the EBU accepts their application, there is still hope for Israel to be able to compete in Lisbon, Portugal next year for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

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Aftermath 2017 (4): A Hungarian victory with social meaning

We take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this episode we look at the eighth place for Hungary this year with the song ‘Origo’ by Pápai Joci.

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Aftermath 2017 (3): A bad year for the Baltics

In the upcoming days, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this third episode we talk about the three Baltic nations that all failed to qualify for the final. What went wrong for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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Tonight: Italy no longer the runaway favourite

For months going into the Eurovision Song Contest, Francesco Gabbani was the clear favorite for victory. Halfway through the first rehearsal week, professional gamblers, journalists and fans were wondering if anyone could still make this a close contest. However at the start of the final day, Portugal and Bulgaria have come closer than ever before.

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Eurovision 2017: Sacha Jean-Baptiste talks about her four (!) acts

It is a busy week for artistic director Sacha Jean-Baptiste. This year she has done the staging for four countries at the Eurovision Song Contest: Australia, Armenia, Bulgaria and Georgia. We talked to her about the plans for these nations.

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Kiev 2017: Norwegian juror replaced after negative Ireland comments

Norway has replaced one of this year’s jurors. Per Sundnes gave negative comments on public television in regards to Ireland entry in this year’s contest.

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Iceland: “Viewing figures will remain high despite results”

Today a little bit after 21:00 CET, Svala from Iceland will be ready to perform her song in the Jury Rehearsal of the first semi final. The pressure on her shoulders is enormous, after her country did not qualify the last two years.

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Italy: Gabbani still favorite after drawing first half

Italy’s top favorite Francesco Gabbani drew the first half of the running order for Saturday’s Grand Final. Despite this setback, he is still the clear favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

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