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Switzerland: 5 song shortlist decided for Eurovision 2019 entry

After a relatively quiet week on the Eurovision news front today we have had an update from Switzerland. Today their German-Swiss broadcaster SRF announced that they had narrowed down all of the 420 songs received to a shortlist of just five. This was done by a set of juries made up of a 100 person audience panel and a 20 …

Estonia: These are the participants for Eesti Laul 2019

The Estonian broadcaster ERR has released the 24 names in its talk show Ringvaade which will take part in the semifinals of Eesti Laul 2019 in January and February. A total of 216 entries were sent online to the broadcaster.  The Semi-finalists are:- Kerli Kivilaan – Cold Love, written by Kerli Kilivlaan, Egert Milder, Andres Köpper Kadiah – Believe, written …

RAI Announces the potential Candidates for Sanremo Giovani

The Italian broadcaster RAI announced the 69 candidates for Sanremo Giovani last week, who each attended a live audition in Rome on Monday. This shortlist was created from over 670 submissions from new and upcoming musicians, and after the auditions, only 24 lucky artists will move on to compete in this new television show. We will not know which 24 …

Germany: Who are the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel?

Today the EBU and NDR confirmed the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel, the selection process that Germany will use to select their song for Tel Aviv. While the announcement was at pains to say that this is not the full line-up, the announcement of youthful stars has no doubt caused intrigue and excitement amongst Eurovision fans in …

Croatia: Sixteen acts over three nights for Dora 2019?

The Croatian broadcaster HRT is expected to select sixteen acts for Dora 2019, the selection process that will choose the Croatian entry for Tel Aviv. The news, which has been reported in the Croatian media outlet Slobodna Dalmacija, also seems to confirm that the show will take place with a music festival feel over three nights in the coastal town …

Italy: Luisa Sobral turns down invitation to enter San Remo

Luisa Sobral, the composer of the entry “Amar pelos dois” which brought Portugal their first ever Eurovision victory in 2017 with her brother Salvador, has revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Portuguese online newspaper Observador that she was invited to perform in this year’s edition of the San Remo festival but turned down the chance. The jazz singer-songwriter and composer …

Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018) reportedly making a guest appearance at Eurovision 2019

The Greek magazine TV Ethnos reports that Eleni Foureira is set to appear as a guest at the next Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The singer represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal where she finished in 2nd place with her dance hit “Fuego”. No details have been made public in what capacity or role she …

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