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Ukraine 2017: Public selection for host city?

The Ukrainian newspaper, Pravda, has stated that the Ukrainian prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman wants a public selection to determine which city will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa have all expressed interest so far. The prime minister of Ukraine announced that he would like a bidding process to bet set up, and for the …

Luxembourg will not participate in 2017

Another piece of sad news today. According to Eurovoix, the national broadcaster of Luxembourg, RTL, has confirmed that they will not be making their long-awaited return to the contest in 2017. As a result the next contest will be the 24th contest in a row without one of the competition’s most successful nations. Luxembourg was a dominant prescence in the …

Germany: More focus on the song in 2017

Looks like two last places in a row have served enough purpose – German media has been reporting that ARD will increase the focus on the song, not the artist, in the 2017 national final. Much like the casting show which proved so successful in 2010, ARD look to find a successful song and then match this to a performer …

Eurovision 2017: What do we know?

Now that we’ve all had a week to let the dust and glitter settle on an incredible contest in Stockholm (how’s the PED?), our thoughts can turn to next year’s event. Ukraine were victorious in Sweden and as a result we head east in 2017 for the first time in five years. But just what can we expect from next …

Andorra won’t be back in 2017

So we have our first confirmed country staying at home in 2017, although this one shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Andorra, the contest’s only participating nation in recent years to never reach the Eurovision final, has confirmed via their broadcaster RTVA that participation for the country in Ukraine will not be viable for a number of reasons, most …

France want entry decided before end of October

Not one to rest on their laurels it seems, head of the French delegation in Eurovision 2015 and 2016, Nathalie André, has stated in an interview with the French website Toutelatele, that she would like to see the French song decided before the end of October this year, in order to give the delegation as much time as possible to …

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