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Brendan Murray survives sing off on X Factor UK

Ireland’s Eurovision 2017 contestant’s X Factor journey was on the brink of ending last night as Brendan Murray had to sing for his place on the show against LMA Choir, his rendition of “High and Dry” by Radiohead earned a great reaction from the audience and from his mentor former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, who later apologised to Brendan …

Eurovision 2019 slogan announced: “Dare to Dream”

So after months of speculation, and many suggestions, the slogan for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest has finally been revealed. The EBU, through an official statement, and the Israeli broadcaster KAN, on Twitter, have revealed that the slogan for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is going to be “Dare to Dream”. Executive producer of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, …

Will 1in360 Return for 2019?

Following a string of disappointing results at the Eurovision Song Contest, San Marino RTV launched their first ever national final for their 2018 artist and song. It also happened to be the first of its kind, pulling talented artists from all over the globe to compete for the right to represent the country in Lisbon. Since May, fans have patiently …

Brendan Murray survives double elimination on first X Factor live show

He may not have made it through to the next round in Kyiv but Ireland 2017’s Brendan Murray has survived the first live show of this year’s X Factor UK, with a double elimination instead sending Armstrong Martins and Olatunji Yearwood home. Murray, who is being mentored on the show by former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, opted to perform …

2019 National final updates for Montenegro, Greece, France and Sweden

Throughout the past few days, it seems like Eurovision news has been flowing in from every corner of Europe. You might have missed it, but we have received some updates regarding the processes intended for selecting Montenegro, Greece, and France’s representatives for Tel Aviv. Additionally, there has been buzz circulating about a certain group of artists returning for Sweden’s 2019 …

Albania: Songs and artists announced for Festivali i Këngës 57

Now’s the time to get excited, everyone! The Eurovision season is fast looming and one of the horsemen of the Europopcalypse is the announcement of Albania’s hopefuls for Festivali i Këngës. This evening, this announcement was made by the Albanian broadcaster RTSH, with attention now turning towards the shows later on this year! 22 acts will perform in Festivali i …

Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 to conclude on February 23rd

The Ukrainian national broadcaster, despite recent rumours of debts, have confirmed that they are holding a national final for Eurovision 2019 in collaboration with commercial channel STB. The partnership, which is now in its fourth year, will see two semi-finals take place leading up to a national final on Saturday 23rd February. The contract between the two broadcasters appears to …

Valters Frīdenbergs, one half of Walters and Kazha (Latvia 2005), dies aged 30

Some desperately sad news has emanated from over in Latvia today, as it has been confirmed that one of the performers for Latvia at Eurovision 2005, Valters Frīdenbergs, has died of cancer at the age of 30. The singer, who finished 5th as part of the duo Walters and Kazha in 2005, had been battling the disease since 2016. Having had …

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