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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, …

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 …

Eurovision stars and famous musicians sign boycott letter for Israel’s Eurovision

An initiative posted this evening by the British newspaper The Guardian has seen dozens of Eurovision alumni join forces with respected artists and performers from Europe and beyond in supporting a boycott of Israel’s hosting. The letter, published online and gaining traction with websites such as Yahoo, sees over a hundred signatories from various artistic backgrounds calling for broadcasters and …

Israel: Host city to be announced today?

The Jerusalem Post have reported that the host city announcement for Eurovision 2019 may come today, Thursday 6th September, with there supposedly being a two-horse-race between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the contest. While the EBU has not publically confirmed what day they would reveal the destination for the contest, it has been widely reported that an announcement of some …

Israeli Government And KAN come to an agreement to cover Hosting Cost

UPDATE (6:16 PM CET): KAN has now officially confirmed that it will pay the 12 Million Euro guarantee. It is believed that they will take a loan to pay for Guarantee and that the Finance Minister will cover the cost should Israel lose the right to host the contest. Please read below for additional information ———————————————————————————— Yesterday, we reported on …

Israeli Prime Minister threatens to shut down KAN if they don’t pay Eurovision Guarantee

The news keep coming in. Earlier today, we reported on the EBUs response regarding Israel possibly giving up hosting rights. The Israeli Haaretz reported that Benjamin Netenyahu has threatened to shutdown the Israeli national broadcaster KAN, should they fail to pay the 12 million Euro Guarantee. This payment is needed to ensure that Israel can host the contest in 2019. …

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 …

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