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EBU responds to Israel’s hosting issues

As we previously reported, the Israeli broadcaster has been struggling to come up with the 12 Million Euros security deposit to guarantee hosting responsibilities for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Gil Omer, chairman of the board of the broadcasting corporation, contacted the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and threatened to give up the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel to …

Israeli government against additional funding for Eurovision, Hosting could be relinquished

As we previously reported, the Israeli broadcaster has been struggling to come up with the 12 Million Euros security deposit to guarantee hosting responsibilities for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Gil Omer, chairman of the board of the broadcasting corporation, contacted the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and threatened to give up the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel to …

Finland in Eurovision: All songs from 1961-2018 – Reaction

Matt is reviewing all songs from Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Even though they only have one victory under the belt, Finland in Eurovision has quite a long history, or as some people refer to it, the country of Lordi. Finland debuted at Eurovision in 1961 and has participated 52 times since its debut in 1961. They won the contest for the …

Iceland in Eurovision: All songs from 1986-2018 – Reaction

Matt is reacting to all Icelandic songs, starting in 1986, all the way up to 2018. Let’s talk about Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest. Iceland first entered the contest in 1986 and has taken part a total of 31 times. That includes two second places but they are still waiting for their first win. Let’s stroll down memory lane …

Israel: Progress made in Budget talks between Broadcaster & Government

We recently addressed the issue of Israeli broadcaster KAN having some budgetary issues when it comes to hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The EBU granted a payment deadline extension pushing the date out to August 14th.   Ynet.com is reporting that ongoing talks between KAN and the Israeli government have been ‘positive’. The overall budget has been discussed with …

EBU responds to the Turkish Head of TRT on controversial Eurovision comments

We previously reported statements made by the the of TRT, the Turkish National broadcaster. İbrahim Eren made controversial statements about the Eurovision Song Contest and its current leadership. He also provided several reasons on why Turkey hasn’t returned to the contest. Mr. Eren particularly criticized Conchita Wurst who represented Austria in 2014 and won the contest with “Rise like a Phoenix“.  …

United Kingdom: JOWST keen to compose 2019 entry

Eurovision 2018 was certainly an eventful edition of the contest for many countries involved, but for none moreso perhaps than the United Kingdom, whose participation was interrupted by a stage invader at the contest’s final. SuRie, performing the British entry “Storm”, had the microphone snatched out of her hand by an activist with a backpack, prompting a backlash and waves …

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