Following up on his successful study into the role of ballads in Eurovision, ESCDaily’s chief editor Steef van Gorkum takes a look at this year’s entries. With the help of a 7-member expert panel he concludes that we will hear 18 ballads in Lisbon. However, [read more…]
Ever since its first participation in 2007, Czech Republic is one of the “ugly ducklings” of the Eurovision family. The country even withdrew from the competition in 2010 due to bad results and lack of public interest. This year, however, the middle European nation suddenly [read more…]
Estonia is one of the main favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, according to the bookmakers. Could it be that an opera song wins the contest in Lisbon? We take a look at the past to answer that question in this editorial.
Alexander Rybak joins a short list of artists that have won the Eurovision Song Contest and return to the contest to reclaim their title. Statistically however, a second victory for Rybak is unlikely, states Dennis van Eersel in this editorial.
The first round of Melodifestivalen was a mixed bag. Unfortunately, there was more bad than good, raising questions about the future of the competition.
With three former Melodi Grand Prix winners – Alexander Rybak (in 2009, also won the Eurovision Song Contest that year), Stella Mwangi (in 2011), and Aleksander Walmann (in 2017, with JOWST, finished 10th), – it looks like Norway is gearing up to bring it this [read more…]
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After SBS have made an unexpectedly early announcement, revealing that Australia’s entrant for Eurovision 2018 will be announced on Monday, 11th December, Joshua Mayne discusses the possibilities for artist selection.
Online voting is the future, also for adult Eurovision, argues ESCDaily’s Chief Editor Steef van Gorkum in this editorial. However, there are still many concerns that EBU needs to address.
Eurovision fascinated me so much, that by 2016, I decided to watch the entire grand final… live. In Australia, this means waking up at 5am, watching the contest through bleary eyes as the sun rises outside. And what a show I decided to watch!