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Eurovision 2018: FYR Macedonia gets to participate after all

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be made up of 43 countries after all. The EBU has confirmed that FYR Macedonia has been added to the participation list, now that their debts to the broadcasting organisation have been paid.

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Eurovision 2018: FYR Macedonia is not taking part in Lisbon

The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed that 42 countries will take part at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Russia returns to the contest, FYR Macedonia will not be allowed to take part.

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Eurovision 2018: Slogan for Lisbon is ‘All Aboard!’

The EBU has announced the official theme and slogan for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. It is ‘All Aboard!’, which will be fitting for 42 countries that take part in the contest.

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Sweden: David Lindgren to host Melodifestivalen 2018

SVT announced David Lindgren as the host for the 58th edition of Melodifestivalen this morning. Lindgren returns to the Melfest stage solo after sharing hosting duties with Clara Henry and Hasse Andersson earlier this year.

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Macedonia: MRT sanctioned by EBU putting Lisbon participation in doubt

The European Broadcasting Union has imposed sanctions on Macedonia Radio Television. These sanctions cast doubt on the country’s ability to participate in Lisbon next year. 

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Armenia: AMPTV sticks to Depi Evratesil format

Armenian national broadcaster AMPTV has announced to launch the second edition of the national selection Depi Evratesil. The call for submissions is now open. The winner is to represent the country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

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Eurovision 2018: “RTP confirms Russia is among 43 participating countries”

According to ESCPortugal, program director Daniel Deusdado of host broadcaster RTP has confirmed that 43 countries are on the list to take part next May in the Eurovision Song Contest. Russia is about to return to the contest, after missing out in Kiev because of the Yulia Samoylova row.

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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: Host broadcaster must allow all contestants to perform live

Broadcasters hosting the Eurovision Song Contest are from now on obliged to “ensure that all the contestants are able to perform in person live on stage in the shows”. The EBU has stated this in a new set of rules, sent today to the participating broadcasters.

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Jon Ola Sand: “Choosing host city is one of the most crucial decisions”

The first major step towards the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been taken this week, with the choice for Lisbon as the host city for the contest. “Choosing a host city is one of the most crucial decisions to take when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest,” says Jon Ola Sand

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