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Malta: 30 artists selected for next phase of national selection Cyprus: Award-winner Alex P. composes song for 2018 Ireland: RTÉ asks composers with France: Junior Eurovision: Isabella Clarke to represent Australia Italy: Record labels get influence on the Sanremo Festival
 

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

Australia confirmed for Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon

August 24, 2017

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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Serbia: Public televised selection for Lisbon 2018

August 19, 2017

Serbia has chosen a new strategy when it comes to selecting their act for the Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster RTS has announced a public anonymous competition for the selection of a composition that will represent Serbia in the most watched world music competition.

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EBU confirms launch of the Eurovision Asia Contest

August 18, 2017

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 EurovisionAsia.tv.

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Denmark: Focus on ‘total package’ at national final in Aalborg

August 16, 2017

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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Junior Eurovision: Online voting available prior to the show

August 10, 2017

In a brand new change to the voting system of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, audience online voting will be available this year and will initially open from Friday the 24th of November to Sunday the 26th of November, the day of the final in Tbilisi.

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Junior Eurovision: Change of venue for the 2017 contest

August 9, 2017

Georgia’s public broadcaster GPB will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the modern 4,000-seat Olympic Palace in Tbilisi. This means there will be a different venue for the contest than previously announced.

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Junior Eurovision: Portugal returns, 16 countries take part

August 8, 2017

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in May of this year, Portugal will also take part at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in November.

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Australia: Artists who could represent Australia at JESC 2017

August 3, 2017

After the recent announcement that Australia will be participating in the next Junior Eurovision Song Context (to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia), the focus is now on the selection of a young artist to represent the nation. Our Australian team member Joshua Mayne tells you who the main candidates are.

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Portugal: Composers to remain the focus point of Festival da Canção

August 2, 2017

The 2017 Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral will have a role to play in the Portuguese national final. RTP announced in the regulations for the 2018 edition of Festival da Canção that the composers will remain the focus point of the search for the new Portuguese entry. 

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A brief history of Australia at Junior Eurovision

August 1, 2017

This week Australia announced that they would once again take part at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The 2017-edition will mark the third time that the Land Down Under will be present at the contest. And so will ESCDaily.com!

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