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.
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.
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.
The winner of the second semi final of Festival da Canção has decided to withdraw from the competition in Portugal. Diogo Piçarra announces that decision on Instagram after a plagiarism discussion rose in the host nation for Eurovision 2018.
The ten songs for the upcoming final of Krajowe Eliminacje in Poland are now all released on YouTube. You can check out all songs here, and tell us if you already have a favourite.
The studio versions of the final songs in San Marino have been released on the official 1in360 YouTube channel.