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Maltese Shortlist For MESC Songs Revealed

Its been a whole year since we have been delighted by the Maltese national broadcaster, when they have given us the whittled down list – teasing us – this list will be shortened again and the final 16 songs will be announced in the coming months. The 30 songs that have been selected are: Abire – Casablanca Love Aidan – …

Melodifestivalen 2018 – First act announced

Yesterday in Sweden, the music contest P4 Nästa, organised by Sveriges Radio P4, was held and the winner, chosen by a professional jury, will directly participants in one of the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen. P4 Nästa  takes place between new Swedish artists to give them the opportunity to show their music talent. For this competition, 8 acts took part which were the following:- Kumpaner (Vi …

Serbia: RTS calls for songs!

A big surprise from Serbia came this morning as RTS has opened the call for songs that will be in the run for next years contest. It is a bit unclear will there be a national final, but the official rules state that the selection committee will pick up to ten songs that will be presented to the public via RTS’s …

Eurovision Song Contest is going to Asia.

After years of numerous rumours, today EurovisionAsia.tv was launched. According to the information available in this website, the EurovisionAsia song contest is scheduled to take place at one point in 2018. So far no information is available on who will be the host city of the first edition. It is to our understanding that this song contest will resemble the …

Jelena Karleuša breaks the silence!

She’s been rumored and praised as the Serbian Eurovision representative for the last two years. Tonight, Jelena Karleuša has released two new songs, after five long years. The songs premiered during the final of “Zvezde Granda”, the most watched singing competition in the region. First song is called Ostavljam te and it is a duet with Bulgarian mega star Azis, who was a backing …

Podcast: Eurovision 2017 is so three weeks ago

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, Matt is recapping his experience in Kyiv and then chats about the upcoming contest in Portugal next year.  In the first podcast since the Grand Final three weeks ago, it has been fairly quiet as far as Eurovision news are concerned. This is a great opportunity to recap Kyiv and answer some or our viewer’s and …

Valentina Monetta to sing for another nation in 2018?

She is, without a doubt, one of the undisputed icons of modern Eurovision. Valentina Monetta, San Marino’s very own four-time entrant, came back in 2017 to an unfortunate result, but looks ready for more. However, it seems that her time performing for San Marino may potentially be over, as she revealed to Sanmarinese news portal Libertas that she has recieved …

Portugal: RTP confirms Lisbon as 2018 host city

Fans of the contest who were around for the bidding process for the 2017 contest, which eventually went to Kyiv, noted that it was a long, drawn-out process, with the host city itself only confirmed in October 2016. Many fans took to social media to complain about the lengthy process leading up to Ukraine’s Eurovision. This year, things couldn’t be …

Belgium: Internal selection for 2018

VRT, the Flemish broadcaster in Belgium and the broadcaster in charge of next year’s participation for the country, has decided to take a leaf out of the Walloon broadcaster RTBF’s book, who has internally selected to good success in recent years. RTBF’s choices have included Roberto Bellarosa in 2013, Loïc Nottet in 2015 and this year’s entrant Blanche who was an …

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