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Poll: Who is the best of the Big 5?

Over the weekend something remarkable happened, perhaps unprecedented in recent years of the contest. By February 12th, all five members of the special Big 5 group decided on their entries for Eurovision 2017, far earlier than in recent years! The good thing about this year’s crop is that the Big 5 have once again put forward a strong showing for …

France: Alma to sing “Requiem” in Kiev

Just like last year, the French national broadcaster has surprised us all with an announcement out of le bleu – young singer Alma will represent the country in the final of Eurovision 2017 with “Requiem”! The classy pop song certainly incorporates many facets of French musical culture, with an orchestral backing and chanson-like build married to a modern pop beat. …

MRT opens submissions, ČT and France 2 closes

Macedonian national broadcaster has decided to make an open call for songs for their 2017 representative, Jana Burčeska, who was internally selected in late November. All interested authors can send their songs to Meri Popova, who serves as Macedonian HoD, on her mail meripopova@gmail.com. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. It is important that the song is no longer than 3 …

Could you be in the class of 2017? Send your song for Kiev

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Eurovision season has begun and (most) national broadcasters are working on overdrive to select their song for Kiev next May! Some broadcasters are having an open call for songs, which means you could be part of the Class of 2017! As is traditional, Norway and Denmark have an early open call …

Eurovision season is gearing up

We are half way through September and of course that means that every new song we hear is eligible to be chosen to represent a country in May next year in Kyiv. After the drama with host city, we can now focus on drama about national finals. It was revealed today that Germany will select it’s representative via talent show, …

France: Amir set to perform at Euro 2016

In another big moment in the Frenchman’s already stellar year, Amir, the French performer in Eurovision 2016, will swap one form of European competition for another. The contest’s sixth placed contestant will be performing at tomorrow’s opening ceremony for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament, once again performing in front of millions of eyes across the continent and the globe. …

France want entry decided before end of October

Not one to rest on their laurels it seems, head of the French delegation in Eurovision 2015 and 2016, Nathalie André, has stated in an interview with the French website Toutelatele, that she would like to see the French song decided before the end of October this year, in order to give the delegation as much time as possible to …

France: Amir with "J'ai cherché" is the choice

France’s national broadcaster France 2 has been forced to announce their participant early following a leak. The broadcaster and the EBU have both confirmed that Amir Haddad will represent France in Stockholm with his hit “J’ai cherché” (I’ve been looking for). The French choice, which will be sung in both French and English in Stockholm, has been a closely guarded …

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