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Malta: 30 artists selected for next phase of national selection

TVM, the national broadcaster in Malta, have released a shortlist of 30 names for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The final will be held in February 2018.

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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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Ireland: RTÉ asks composers with ‘proven track record’ for songs

Irish broadcaster RTÉ announced the participation of Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. They are looking for songs, preferably written by composers “with a proven track record of success in the music industry”.

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France: ‘Televised shows to pick the candidate for Lisbon’

The French newspaper Ouest-France reports that France will broadcast three tv-shows in January, in which the nation will pick their artist for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. After the choiche has been made, a song will be composed for this artist to perform in Lisbon.

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Junior Eurovision: Isabella Clarke to represent Australia

Australian broadcaster ABC announced that Isabella Clarke will fly the flag for Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her song for the contest will be announced in the coming weeks.

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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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Guy Sebastian to support Westlife’s Shane Filan on tour

Guy Sebastian, the first competing Australian entry to Eurovision will tour the United Kingdom as the supporting act for ex-Westlife-member Shane Filan.

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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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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

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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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