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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.

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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 the 2018 Australian Eurovision selection process. Joshua Mayne takes a look at how a national final could work […]

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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.

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

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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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.

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Eurovision; Olympic Games or Drinking Game?

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

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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Several venues and dates proposed at the Reference Group meeting

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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Bulgaria: Future Eurovision participation in jeopardy

It is not sure whether Bulgaria is able to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the near future. The state broadcaster BNT has published their uncertainty on Twitter this Thursday morning.

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Eurovision 2018: Reference Group discusses consequences for Russia and Ukraine

During the next meeting of the Reference Group for the Eurovision Song Contest on the 12th of June, the members of the Reference Group will discuss the consequences for Russia and Ukraine. They will talk about the imposed entry ban for the selected Russian artist Julia Samoylova, after which the Russian state television withdrew its […]

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