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Switzerland: 2019 slowly kicking off

As all the small pieces are slowly coming into place considering the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, then the public broadcasters around Europe are busy planning and selecting their singers. Among them is Switzerland who have confirmed more details of their selection process. Switzerland announced earlier this year, that the “Die Entscheidungsshow” will not be held in 2019. The artist who …

Eurovision stars and famous musicians sign boycott letter for Israel’s Eurovision

An initiative posted this evening by the British newspaper The Guardian has seen dozens of Eurovision alumni join forces with respected artists and performers from Europe and beyond in supporting a boycott of Israel’s hosting. The letter, published online and gaining traction with websites such as Yahoo, sees over a hundred signatories from various artistic backgrounds calling for broadcasters and …

Israel: Host city to be announced today?

The Jerusalem Post have reported that the host city announcement for Eurovision 2019 may come today, Thursday 6th September, with there supposedly being a two-horse-race between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the contest. While the EBU has not publically confirmed what day they would reveal the destination for the contest, it has been widely reported that an announcement of some …

Want to join the escYOUnited team? Here’s how!

As another summer disappears behind us in the blink of an eye, we’re getting back to business and it’s the most exciting time of all, as another Eurovision season gets underway! That’s right, the calendar has ticked over into September and we are very close to a host city announcement, and with that comes the beginning of the never-ending Eurovision …

RTP loses 4 Million Euros From Hosting Eurovision

As reported by ESC Portugal, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP spent 20 million Euros on the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Unfortunately that is more than they received back in revenue, which runs at 16 million Euros, therefore ending up with a loss of four million euros. Unrelated to Eurovision, the broadcaster also reportedly lost a significant amount of money during the World …

Israeli Government And KAN come to an agreement to cover Hosting Cost

UPDATE (6:16 PM CET): KAN has now officially confirmed that it will pay the 12 Million Euro guarantee. It is believed that they will take a loan to pay for Guarantee and that the Finance Minister will cover the cost should Israel lose the right to host the contest. Please read below for additional information ———————————————————————————— Yesterday, we reported on …

Israeli Prime Minister threatens to shut down KAN if they don’t pay Eurovision Guarantee

The news keep coming in. Earlier today, we reported on the EBUs response regarding Israel possibly giving up hosting rights. The Israeli Haaretz reported that Benjamin Netenyahu has threatened to shutdown the Israeli national broadcaster KAN, should they fail to pay the 12 million Euro Guarantee. This payment is needed to ensure that Israel can host the contest in 2019. …

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