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Czech Republic: Eddie Stoilow “During my 9 year stay in Malta, I experienced a huge attention to the contest!”

Photo credit: Karel Vojkovský It’s been a long time since there was enough interest in Eurovision in the Czech Republic for there to be a national final, so it’s a major relief to see its return in 2018! One of the bands participating in the largely internet-based selection is Eddie Stoilow, and they took the time to chat to us …

Podcast: The hosts, Czech Republic and France’s Destination Eurovision

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, Matt, Zach and Efe discuss several topics including the hosts, the six songs in the Czech’s National Final as well as Frances Destination Eurovision. Also, the Czech Republic finally has another National Final where six songs are fighting for the privilege to represent their country in Lisbon. The panel goes through each song and …

[UPD] Czech Republic: More information on national final revealed?

While we anticipate the first national final for the Czech Republic in Eurovision since 2009, the rumours are beginning to hot up, with suggestions the songs could be announced very shortly! The broadcaster has confirmed that the national final will take place later in January, with a link on the broadcaster’s website suggesting the culmination of the competition on January …

Eurovision 2018: News from Czechia, Slovenia & Australia

This Eurovision season is gonna be one of the biggest so far. ČT, the Czech national broadcaster, has announced that they will organize a national final to select their representative for Lisbon, first one since 2009. According to their HoD, Mr Jan Bors, about 400 songs were sent since September till November 17th, and the selection committee has chosen six …

Montenegro: Slavko Kalezić wins Barbara Dex award

Every year the Eurovision Song Contest throws up some interesting combinations of costumes, designs and clothing that leave some of us wondering what went through the designer’s minds. For this, the Barbara Dex award was born, named after the Belgian singer of the same name who infamously designed her own costume for Eurovision 1993. Each year the award is voted …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 1

Panic stations everyone – it’s finally that time of the year! Tonight is officially the first live show of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 live from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine! 18 countries will perform live on television across Europe and worldwide in the hopes to secure one of ten golden tickets for Saturday’s grand final, and we …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 1?

We’ve seen and heard the rehearsals for all countries in the first semi-final, teaser clips have been released and full videos of the performances are now available. So it’s the perfect time to ask the all-important question – which songs will qualify from the first semi-final? We’ve created a poll with all 18 participants in the semi-final and you can …

Czech Republic: Country “not ready to host Eurovision”

The Czech Republic are allegedly not ready to host the Eurovision Song Contest should Martina Bárta win the competition, according to the singer. In an interview with press, Bárta said that a Czech television executive from the national broadcaster Česká televize told her to “do well, but not too well”. Bárta herself has rejected these claims; “We are ready, so …

TONIGHT: Oikotimes Party at Euroclub

Last night was a fantastic night to open this year’s Euroclub, with Ukraine’s very own O.Torvald putting in a fantastic energetic performance and Moldova’s Sunstroke Project starting the party! But the fun doesn’t stop at one night, and tonight is set to be an even bigger evening! Oikotimes will be hosting their annual Eurovision party tonight, with many of this …

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