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Denmark: DR fires over 200 employees, can Denmark participate?

October 10th was marked as a very sad day for most employees at the DR Byen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Due to a huge saving plan, this meant that multiple employees would be laid off from their work. Short Introduction To begin with, what does this all mean and how can this involve Denmark’s participation at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest …

Does Israel’s 2018 Junior Eurovision entry violate EBU rules?

This week has been busy for Junior Eurovision fans as Georgia, Italy, Australia, Serbia, and Israel have all announced their entries for the contest taking place next month. Wales also selected their entry for Minsk on Tuesday, which means that we currently have 15 of the 20 entries for Junior Eurovision 2018. The remaining countries of Azerbaijan, France, Ireland, Poland, …

Armenia confirms participation for Eurovision 2019

Armenia has confirmed that they will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. This has been confirmed by the Armanian broadcaster AMPTV. Armenia was one of the last countries taking part in 2018 to announce their intent to take part in the contest the following year. Only Russia, Moldova and San Marino have not confirmed …

To LED or Not LED, That is the Question

When diagrams of a Eurovision stage are released, there is usually a grand response, in both a positive and negative way. But when the Eurovision stage for Lisbon was announced, it seemed that the negatives outweighed the positives tenfold. Had Weider lost his design skill? Would this design ruin the entire Eurovision experience? Was the stage even that bad? The …

Tel Aviv 2019: Israeli broadcaster KAN sends out private invitations for stage designs

The Israeli website IsraelHayom released information about KAN and the EBU’s intentions for the 2019 Eurovision stage last week, stating that both parties are looking for an iconic design that has an Israeli identity and is considered unique, iconic and groundbreaking for the contest. The tender also calls for the Israeli stage to be better than that of its Lisbon predecessor. The …

Croatia: National selection Dora to return in 2019

Croatia’s broadcaster HRT confirmed some time ago that Croatia would be competing in Tel Aviv next year, but today some more news has come from the small Balkan country. Its renowned national selection Dora is returning after a seven-year break, with the last show taking place in 2011 with Daria Kinzer winning and representing Croatia at that years Eurovision in …

Golden Boy: Brendan Murray to Judge’s Houses! The latest X Factor roundup

So, with the 2018 edition of The X Factor UK well underway we have had three Eurovision stars taking part; Brendan Murray (Ireland 2017), Cezar (Romania 2013), and Gaia Cauchi (Malta JESC Winner 2013). How did these artists get on over the weekend? Over recent weeks we have seen these three acts progress from the auditions, however, for one of …

Georgia to select artist through the “Star of Georgia” talent show

Georgia have confirmed that the upcoming series “Star of Georgia” or “MegaShow”, in a similar vein to Pop Idol and X Factor in other countries, will be used to select the Caucasian nation’s representative in Tel Aviv. The news was confirmed by the national broadcaster GPB today in a press release promoting the competition, which is set to begin in …

Ukraine: Participation in jeopardy as UA:PBC broadcast cut by government

With each year’s entry being one of the most anticipated and with two wins under their belt, Ukraine are one of the modern forces of Eurovision. However, there is a risk that this participation could once again be interrupted next year, following the government’s decision to pull funding and terminate the analogue broadcasts of UA:PBC. The host broadcaster of the …

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