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Eurovision 2018: Lisbon hosts the contest on weekend of the 12th of May Switzerland: International jury introduced in national final Australia: First thoughts on a national final Malta: Same format for January 2018 national final Ira Losco and Poli Genova to appear at Eurovision Convention in Frankfurt Eurovision 2017:
 

Eurovision 2018: Lisbon hosts the contest on weekend of the 12th of May

The European Broadcasting Union has officially decided to confirm Lisbon, the Portuguese capital as the 2018 Eurovision host city. The dates of the contest will be 8th, 10th, 12th of May

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.

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 […]

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.

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. 

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.

Eurovision 2018: Reference Group discusses consequences for Russia and Ukraine

June 3, 2017

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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Aftermath 2017 (14): Portugal goes crazy for first victory

June 2, 2017

In the final article of our series The Aftermath, we look back at Portugal’s first ever win at the Eurovision Song Contest. Salvador Sobral was welcomed home as a hero in Portugal, as thousands gathered in Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport to greet the victorious team.

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Aftermath 2017 (13): Kostov in tears after missing out on Bulgarian victory

June 1, 2017

We are nearing the end of looking at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Today’s episode is about the best result ever for Bulgaria, with Kristian Kostov who got close to victory.

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Aftermath 2017 (12): Has the Caucasus lost their Eurovision mojo?

May 31, 2017

In these weeks, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this episode we talk about the countries on the Caucasus and what went wrong for them. Since neither Armenia, Azerbaijan, nor Georgia reached the top 10 this year.

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Aftermath 2017 (11): Moldova books their best result ever

May 30, 2017

In our aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest we have reached the top 3 of the contest in Kiev. And Moldova booked a podium place for the first time in their history. Something that gave Sunstroke Project an “Order of Honor” in their country.

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Aftermath 2017 (10): Belgium is now a solid Eurovision country

May 29, 2017

For the first time since the 70’s, Belgium has scored three top 10 results at the Eurovision Song Contest in a row. Both the Flemish and the Walloon broadcasters have found a solid base to book results in the contest, it seems.

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Aftermath 2017 (9): Croatia only Yugoslavian nation in the final

May 28, 2017

In the upcoming days, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This episode is about the countries of former Yugoslavia, that almost all missed out on a place in the final. Except Croatia’s Jacques Houdek.

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Aftermath 2017 (8): Sweden “overjoyed” with another top result

May 27, 2017

And once again, Sweden has booked a clear top 10 result at the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, episode 8 of our lookback at the aftermath of the contest in Kiev we talk about Robin Bengtsson and his fifth placed song ‘I can’t go on’.

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Aftermath 2017 (7): Not the expected win for Italy

May 26, 2017

In these weeks, we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In this episode we talk about Italy, the expected winning country of the contest in Kiev that only got a sixth place with Francesco Gabbani and his song ‘Occidentali’s Karma’.

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Aftermath 2017 (6): Finland the most shocking non-qualifier

May 25, 2017

Eva Boto, Greta Salome, Norma John. The list of shocking non-qualying songs at the Eurovision Song Contest has a new name on it. Today we take a look at the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Finland.

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