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Slovenia: Omar Naber wins EMA and a ticket to Eurovision Moldova: SunStroke Project among the eight final acts after semi final Jon Ola Sand on preparations Kiev 2017: Kiev 2017: Christer Björkman brought in as replacement producer Australia: Participant for Kiev 2017 revealed on March 7th Czech Republic: Martina Bárta to perform the song
 

Slovenia: Omar Naber wins EMA and a ticket to Eurovision

Omar Naber has won the grand final of EMA 2017 and thus will represent Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. The song ‘On My Way’ was chosen as the winning entry by a 50/50 combination of televoting and six-member jury voting.

Moldova: SunStroke Project among the eight final acts after semi final

SunStroke Project reached the final of Moldova’s national selection process ‘O Melodi Pentru Europa’. The act, that represented the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, was among the top eight acts of the semi final on Friday.

Jon Ola Sand on preparations Kiev 2017: “Never seen anything like this”

Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, has told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that he “never seen anything like this” when it comes to the hiccups in hosting the contest in Kiev, May this year. Still, he is confident about the current schedule and the dates will remain the same.

Kiev 2017: Christer Björkman brought in as replacement producer

The EBU announced this Wednesday that Christer Björkman will return to the Eurovision Song Contest as one of the shows producers again. This happens after the Executive Producers for the contest in Kiev suddenly resigned,

Australia: Participant for Kiev 2017 revealed on March 7th

Australia has selected their participant and song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the reveal taking place onTuesday the 7th of March. This year will be the third time that Australia has competed at the Eurovision Song Contest, with SBS again opting to internally select both their singer and song for the contest

Czech Republic: Martina Bárta to perform the song “My Turn”

Martina Bárta will sing the song “My Turn” on behalf of the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. A very short snippet of her song was being broadcast this Tuesday night by broadcaster CT.

Hungary: “Origo might even have societal impact on the country”

February 20, 2017

In recent years, Roma gypsy songs took part in A Dal before. But ‘Origo’ was the first song that actually won the contest in Hungary. The song by Joci Pápai might have a big impact on the country, says our chief editor Steef van Gorkum.

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Croatia: Song for Jacques Houdek is called ‘My Friend’

February 20, 2017

‘My Friend’ is the title of the song that Jacques Houdek will sing in Kiev to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The song is due to be released in the coming weeks, but the singer has already released a Social Media campaign.

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Scout Around: Podcast about Hungary and Malta

February 20, 2017

Missed the preselections of last weekend or care to look back one more time? In our weekly podcast Scout Around we do just that! Today we talk about the surprise victory of a Roma song in Hungary and the national final in Malta.

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Denmark: Listen to Anja Nissen and all the other DMGP songs

February 20, 2017

Denmark has officially released the songs for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (DMGP). Among the ten participants is Anja Nissen, the Australian singer who finished runner-up in 2016. Her song “Where I am” is available for listen here on ESC Daily.

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Portugal: Fernando Daniel qualifies after first semi

February 20, 2017

After the first semi final in Portugal, the first 4 finalists have been decided. The Voice winners Deolinda Kinzimba and reigning champion Fernando Daniel qualified and are in the final.

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Latvia: Triana Park, The Ludvig in Supernova final

February 19, 2017

Triana Park, My Radiant You, The Ludvig and Santa Daneleviĉa have reached the final of Supernova in Latvia. They will battle for ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, next Sunday.

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Malta: Claudia Faniello will be singing in Kiev

February 19, 2017

Claudia Faniello will be singing her song Breathlessly in Kiev. She won the national final in Malta tonight.

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Poland: Kasia Mos will sing “Flashlight” in Kiev

February 18, 2017

Kasia Mos has won Krajowe Eliminacje 2017 with the vivacious pop-ballad “Flashlight”. She will represent Poland at Eurovision 2017 in Kiev. Broadcaster TVP hosted the Polish national final for 2017

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Sweden: Krista Siegfrids eliminated again

February 18, 2017

For the second year in a row, Krista Siegfrids has been eliminated from the semifinals of Melodifestivalen. Siegfrids’ “Snurra min jord” finished in 7th and last place in the heat tonight.

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Hungary: Joci Pápai surprisingly wins with gypsy song “Origo”

February 18, 2017

Joci Pápai has booked a surprise victory in Hungary. In the grand final of A Dal 2017, he beat established artists such as Gigi Radics, Totova and Kállay-Saunders Band. His song “Origo” is inspired by traditional gypsy music.

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