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Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka confirmed for 2018

One of the monster shows of the Eurovision calendar has been confirmed for a return in 2018, as Lithuania’s Eurovizijos Atranka will once again select the Baltic nation’s song for the contest! The long-running show (at least in stature) is once again set to take part between January and March 2018. Details on how to get involved have been confirmed …

Latvia: Songs released for Supernova 2018

As one of the fastest rising selection shows in the national final hierarchy, Supernova has transformed the fortunes of constant strugglers Latvia since its inception in 2015. Aminata and Justs both brought Latvia back to the Eurovision final with the former finishing 6th, although last year’s winner Triana Park could not manage the same feat, coming last in the semi-final. …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës set for December 23rd

We can hardly believe it either, but it seems that the national final season will be well and truly in full swing in two months time! Albania, traditionally one of the first countries to select their entries for Eurovision, will not break with that tradition for 2018. Festivali i Këngës, the long-standing singing competition in the Balkan country, will once …

[UPDATE] San Marino: 2018 press conference set for Tuesday

This article has been updated. The original article follows, with the update below. Following the semi-finals in Kyiv, we exclusively revealed that all was not well for the San Marino camp and Eurovision, with the director general of SMRTV Carlo Romeo stating that “there is no place for microstates in this contest”. This followed a third consecutive non-qualification for the …

Eurovision 2018: More countries confirm selection plans

As we approach the dark nights of the Eurovision national final season, countries across the continent have been gearing up their preparations for the upcoming contest in Lisbon. Casting and submission calls have been thrown open in recent days by a number of broadcaster which means we are not too far away from hearing the first potential entries of the …

Hungary: MTVA silence on participation

A recent slice of worrying news for Eurovision fans has forums and Facebook groups buzzing with rumours after the Hungarian broadcaster MTVA refused to confirm their intentions for Eurovision 2018. In a blog post on the ESC Hungary website, the broadcaster states that all information regarding participation would be revealed with the full list of Eurovision participants in November, bucking …

United Kingdom: BBC opens submission period for 2018

The United Kingdom has kicked off their search for a 2018 star earlier than usual, with the British broadcaster, BBC, announcing an open submission from the public today. The announcement continues a recent trend of early plans set in place by the BBC in a stark contrast to the previously late announcements regarding the UK entry for Eurovision. In a …

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Ralph Siegel planned to fund return?

It appears that another unlikely combination might have appeared at the competition next year in Lisbon, with rumours surfacing that Bosnia & Herzegovina’s return to the contest could’ve been entirely funded by none other than Ralph Siegel, serial Eurovision composer and institution of the event. The plans for the comeback were revealed by legendary Bosnian singer Hanka Paldum who Siegel …

Kosovo: EBU play down chances of debut

  The hopes for a Kosovan debut in Lisbon have been dashed today with the release of a statement from the national broadcaster, RTK, echoing the sentiments of EBU releases in recent days. The Kosovan broadcaster has confirmed that the Balkan territory will not be making their Eurovision bow in Portugal, in a lengthy and fiery statement released today. Mentor …

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