Broadcasters hosting the Eurovision Song Contest are from now on obliged to “ensure that all the contestants are able to perform in person live on stage in the shows”. The EBU has stated this in a new set of rules, sent today to the participating broadcasters.
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 [read more…]
Over the past few weeks many friends, relatives and colleagues have asked me about my Eurovision experience in Kiev. And they all reciprocally told me about their experience watching the 2017 Contest at home, on TV. Obviously their experiences were all completely different from mine.
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 [read more…]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.