Australia will probably come back to the Eurovision Song Contest. ESC Daily’s chief editor Steef van Gorkum says in our Monthly Podcast that he doesn’t think it will happen in 2016. “But probably sooner than later.”
The Head of Delegation of San Marino has posted his wish that microstates like Andorra and Monaco also return to the Eurovision Song Contest. Just like San Marino did, a couple of years ago.
Rehearsals of the Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) as well as the host country, Sweden, will be shown in the Semi-Finals of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The six countries will remain to be pre-qualified for the Grand Final, says [read more…]
The Netherlands will be represented by Douwe Bob in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The singer-songwriter has been chosen internal by broadcaster AVROTROS. The news has just been confirmed during the Dutch tv show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’.
The Eurovision Song Contest is coming back to Sweden next year. In our podcast ESC Monthly, chief editor Steef van Gorkum and Dennis van Eersel spoke about what we can expect from Stockholm 2016, compared to the previous shows in Sweden.
The EBU is always looking for ways to involve new countries in the Eurovision Song Contest. So after the Australian influence of the last three years, other new countries might follow. Last monday, ESCDaily.com covered the news that China wants to be involved in Eurovision [read more…]
Bosnia-Herzegovina wants to make its comeback to the Eurovision Song Contest once again, but the financial situation for broadcaster BHRT is still weak. The same goes for Bulgaria. They both have confirmed their preliminary application, but will make their final decision only in October.
Ukraine will return to Eurovision. According to press agency Interfax, director Zurab Alasania from broadcaster NTU has stated that the country is working on preparation plans for Stockholm 2016.
Macedonian broadcaster MRT organizes another edition of SkopjeFest in November. However, it is uncertain whether the winner will go to Stockholm.
Many national European broadcasters are facing financial problems nowadays. Broadcaster SVT, which is producing the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, is aware that they have a big responsibility to get as many countries on board as possible.