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Israel: The final ten have been revealed!

Another episode of the long-running 2017/18 season of HaKokhav HaBa has aired, and we now know the final ten participants for Israel’s selection! Tonight’s elimination round saw the remaining six acts who did not perform last week take to the stage once more in duels, with the three who did not immediately qualify placed into a second elimination round to …

Estonia: Mart Normet to stand down after Lisbon

Mart Normet, the Estonian television producer who has been responsible for overseeing the growth of Eesti Laul and Estonia’s participations in Eurovision, has announced that he will be standing down from the position following the Lisbon 2018 contest in May. It was former head of delegation Heidy Purga who initially envisaged the creation of Eesti Laul, following multiple failures under …

Hungary: A Dal Heat 1 Takes Place

Last night, Hungary began their process for selecting their entrant at Eurovision 2018, as the first ten potential entrants performed at A Dal’s first heat. The ten acts that performed were: Living Room – “Kirakat élet” Tamás Vastag – “Ne hagyj reményt” Noemo – “Levegőt!” Leander Kills – “Nem szól harang” Zsolt Süle – “Zöld a május” Gabi Knoll – …

Sacrifice: Mia and the Lithuanian national selection

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. If there is one thing that Eurovision fans love, it is the resilience that national selection artists possess.  For many of us watching these artists that have yet to represent their country on …

Czech Republic: Eva “In the end everything will be alright”

Third in our series of Czech interviews is a young lady with a huge talent! Eva will certainly “Fly” in such a selection and has become a firm favourite with our forum members. We were lucky enough to get to chat with her about her upcoming participation! Hello Eva! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. …

TONIGHT: Romania kick off their Eurovision search in Focșani!

Romania’s travelling selection show for 2018, the annual Selecția Națională, begins its campaign tonight in the eastern city of Focșani, and already we kick off the selection with a very familiar face in the line-up! The competition will be held in six different cities across Romania with the final, naturally, taking place in the capital Bucharest. The slogan for this year’s …

France: Destination Eurovision Final Field Set After Second Semi Final

The final line up of Destination Eurovision has been set following Saturday’s second semi-final, with nine acts fighting for the final four places in the final THE SEMI FINAL SHOW Like last week the artists opened with a cover before a postcard style video which was their introduction before starting their performance of their Eurovision song. Tonight’s 9 acts performed …

Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka Heat 2 Comes to a Close

This article comes to us courtesy of Connor Terry; we’ll have his profile set up soon. Tonight, the second wave of Eurovision hopefuls in Lithuania fought for the ticket to Lisbon. With the exception of their initial 1994 entry that was selected internally, Lithuania has used a national final to field all of their Eurovision entries. The show’s length has …

Malta: Christabelle ” It addresses something that is very close to my heart”

Malta’s selection for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner, so it’s high time we got to meet some of the hopefuls fighting to represent the islands in Lisbon! Today, Christabelle has spoken to us about her upcoming experience in MESC! Hello Christabelle! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? …

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