The line up for the first edition of the worldwide hit shot X-Factor in Malta has been announced. It does include some very familiar faces. PBS recently announced that the winner of X-Factor in Malta will represent the island at Eurovision in 2019.
Central Asian and former Soviet Republic country, Kazakhstan will be making their Eurovision debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, which is being held in Minsk, Belarus. The European Broadcasting Union confirmed the news today (25th July).
Italian public broadcaster RAI has announced some revolutionary changes for the next edition of the Sanremo music festival. Unlike in previous editions, there will not be a split in established and young artists (The “big” and “nuove proposte” category) but all of the artists will [read more…]
Switzerland will pick their act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 through an internal selection. The Swiss broadcasters decided to go for a new strategy, due to the bad results in recent years at the biggest music competition in the world.
After reaching the Eurovision final after three years of non-qualification, Finland will use a similar format for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster YLE announced that there will be a selection based on invitation again.
Australia has been invited to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The contest in Belarus will have 19 participating countries, including Australia and debuting countries such as Wales and Kazakhstan, for a record amount of nations taking part in Junior Eurovision.
Swedish broadcaster SVT has released the set of rules for Melodifestivalen 2019. The biggest preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest will have the same format as in 2018, when Benjamin Ingrosso won the contest out of 28 artists.
Due to its success in 2017, German national broadcaster NDR has decided to stick to their gameplan for 2019, with the broadcaster looking for another 100 members to feature in the next Eurovision panel for the selection.
Malta will say goodbye to their Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) to pick their act for Eurovision 2019. The local Maltese version of the talent show X-Factor will be used to find their artist for the contest in May next year.
In the last aftermath article of the series, we look back at how the eventual winner from Israel, Netta won the contest, and in doing so, giving Israel their first victory in the contest in 20 years, taking their total win tally to 4.