Archive | Lisbon 2018

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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Posted in Editorials, Homepage, Australia, Lisbon 20180 Comments

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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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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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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Posted in Kiev 2017, Homepage, Lisbon 20180 Comments

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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Posted in Homepage, Israel, Lisbon 20180 Comments

Eurovision 2018: What we already know of the next edition in Lisbon

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is over and we can start looking forward to next year. In 2018, Portugal will host the contest for the first time in history. In this article we take a first look at the facts and expectations for Lisbon 2018.

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Eurovision 2018: Lisbon confirmed as the 2018 host city

It has been only a matter of days since Salvador Sobral won for Portugal with a record number of points. RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster have wasted no time in announcing Lisbon, the Portuguese capital as the 2018 host city.

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