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Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka confirmed for 2018

One of the monster shows of the Eurovision calendar has been confirmed for a return in 2018, as Lithuania’s Eurovizijos Atranka will once again select the Baltic nation’s song for the contest! The long-running show (at least in stature) is once again set to take part between January and March 2018. Details on how to get involved have been confirmed …

Latvia: Songs released for Supernova 2018

As one of the fastest rising selection shows in the national final hierarchy, Supernova has transformed the fortunes of constant strugglers Latvia since its inception in 2015. Aminata and Justs both brought Latvia back to the Eurovision final with the former finishing 6th, although last year’s winner Triana Park could not manage the same feat, coming last in the semi-final. …

Montenegro: National final after 10 years

According to vijesti.me, one of the biggest news sites in Montenegro, festival like national final will select the representative for Lisbon. Director of RTCG, Mr Mićunović, stated that five songs will compete and the winner will be decided by public vote solely. The date for Montevizija is set for February 17th. The call for songs will be opened in November, …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës set for December 23rd

We can hardly believe it either, but it seems that the national final season will be well and truly in full swing in two months time! Albania, traditionally one of the first countries to select their entries for Eurovision, will not break with that tradition for 2018. Festivali i Këngës, the long-standing singing competition in the Balkan country, will once …

San Marino announces open call for entries

At a press conference earlier today, San Marino’s Eurovision team announced that their entry for Eurovision 2018 will be determined by an open Internet call. In the casting call (which you can watch here), they emphasize their search for any and all genres. The press conference made clear that San Marino are interested in entries from artists with any level …

JESC: Belarus to host 2018 contest

In an unusual announcement, the EBU have announced that Belarus will host the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In recent years the winner of the previous year’s contest is offered first refusal to host, today it has been announced that the winner of the 2017 contest will not get to host the contest (unless Belarus win). This news isn’t going …

[UPDATE] San Marino: 2018 press conference set for Tuesday

This article has been updated. The original article follows, with the update below. Following the semi-finals in Kyiv, we exclusively revealed that all was not well for the San Marino camp and Eurovision, with the director general of SMRTV Carlo Romeo stating that “there is no place for microstates in this contest”. This followed a third consecutive non-qualification for the …

Hungary confirms A Dal details

Hungary’s national broadcaster MTVA has confirmed that A Dal is returning for 2018, and has now revealed the all-important dates for next year’s competition! The competition, which has fast become one of the highlights of the selection calendar, will kick off on January 20th 2018 with the first of three heats of ten songs each. Following three weekends of heats, …

Eurovision 2018: More countries confirm selection plans

As we approach the dark nights of the Eurovision national final season, countries across the continent have been gearing up their preparations for the upcoming contest in Lisbon. Casting and submission calls have been thrown open in recent days by a number of broadcaster which means we are not too far away from hearing the first potential entries of the …

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