Swiss broadcaster SRF announced the record amount of 670 entries, that have been submitted to their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
A total of 2771 songs have been submitted for Melodifestivalen 2018. Swedish broadcaster SVT have revealed that the total number of songs submitted for next year’s Melodifestivalen is 2771. Out of these, 2324 have been submitted to the Ordinary competition, and 447 to the General [read more…]
TVM, the national broadcaster in Malta, have released a shortlist of 30 names for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The final will be held in February 2018.
The Cypriot entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be composed by Alex Papaconstantinou, also known as Alex P. He is an aclaimed award-winning composer.
Irish broadcaster RTÉ announced the participation of Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. They are looking for songs, preferably written by composers “with a proven track record of success in the music industry”.
Almost 1200 songs have been submitted to Melodi Grand Prix 2018, the Norwegian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. This is a record amount, since it is almost 200 more than on the previous edition.
The French newspaper Ouest-France reports that France will broadcast three tv-shows in January, in which the nation will pick their artist for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. After the choiche has been made, a song will be composed for this artist to perform in Lisbon.
The Italian broadcaster RAI has announced a change of plans in the selection method for the 68th edition of the Sanremo Festival. They are now looking for involvement from record labels, which can suggest their own artists to compete.
Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has released their plans for Söngvakeppnin 2018. Even though in recent years the result at the Eurovision Song Contest have been terrible for Iceland, they stick to the format of last year.
After their last place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Latvia will make some changes to their Supernova format, selecting the song and artist for 2018. The shows will take place in February.