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Portugal: More details on Eurovision 2018 revealed next week

Portugal’s national broadcaster RTP, the proud host of Eurovision 2018, are certainly not holding back on preparations for next year’s edition of the competition. The broadcaster has confirmed that more details on what is set to be a special show in 2018 will be revealed next week, on November 7th. RTP will hold a Eurovision press conference at 13:30 Portuguese …

Could Saara Aalto Represent The UK in Lisbon?

With the 2018 season starting to shape, and the national finals getting closer day by day, then rumors are coming from everywhere these days. According to an article by The Sun, the Finnish born singer, Saara Aalto, could become the next name to represent the United Kingdom, at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Apparently, Saara has revealed herself that she …

San Marino: Candidates begin to be posted online

San Marino’s ‘revolutionary project’, a collaboration with the London-based talent company 1 in 360, has certainly captured the imagination of Eurovision fans across the continent and beyond. With San Marino becoming somewhat of a cult hero nation in the contest and the perennial underdog, the new global approach to selecting their entry is a bold statement from the tiny republic. …

Belgium: Loïc Nottet and Laura Tesoro release new singles

One of the most promising talents of recent Eurovision contests is the Belgian starlet Loïc Nottet, who has achieved millions of views on YouTube with his songs “Mud Blood”, “Million Eyes”, his covers of Sia’s “Chandelier” and his 2015 Eurovision entry “Rhythm Inside”. Now, the young Walloon has this evening released the RnB inspired, Halloween-themed single “Doctor”, with an accompanying spooky …

Armenia: Depi Evratesil confirmed, more details revealed

It won’t quite be the marathon from last year, but Armenia’s national broadcaster ARMTV confirmed this weekend that Depi Evratesil will once again choose Armenia’s Eurovision entry in 2018. One major change for this year however is that the show will take on the more traditional national selection format, with original submissions from Armenian artists! The broadcaster released their teaser …

Macedonian participation in jeopardy: MRT blocked by EBU

As has already been reported in Macedonian media, the European Broadcasting Union has put a block on the national broadcaster of (FYR) Macedonia, MRT, from accessing its productions and services. This is as a result of unpaid debts to the corporation which, if left unpaid, would result in Macedonia being blocked from participating at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The …

Israel kick off HaKokhav HaBa 2018

Rather dramatically, Israel’s long-term Eurovision spokesperson Ofer Nachshon told Europe that Israel’s broadcaster would be entering for the very last time and wished the contest well for the future. While this came as quite a surprise to the Eurovision community many saw it as an empty threat at the time, or perhaps a misinterpretation of his words. Thankfully, we now …

Germany: NDR is getting ready for Lisbon

The German national broadcaster, NDR, has decided to hold a national final to select their representative for Lisbon. Everybody interested can apply on bewerberESC2018@digame.de until noon of November 6th. Twenty of them will be called back and their singing and stage talent will be estimated.  The biggest change in the next years national final is inclusion of the international audience …

Romania set for biggest national final ever

Romania’s TVR has revealed more information about the country’s participation in Lisbon, with the broadcaster confirming the largest Selecţia Naţională in the nation’s Eurovision history in a surprise move. The national selection for 2018 will consist of no less than five semi-finals with a grand final from these shows, as well as a lengthy deliberation process and online voting system …

Finland: Artists announced on November 7th

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu, Finland’s national selection for Eurovision, has certainly put the Nordic nation back on the map when it comes to high quality, exciting and interesting selection shows in recent years. With a variety of genres winning the Finnish contest including punk rock, indie pop, a piano ballad and cheesy pop, it would be hard to predict exactly what …

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