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Eurovision 2017 press centre unveiled

[AdSense-B​] The press centre, the beating heart of the Eurovision Song Contest year on year, and the room in which over 1500 accredited journalists and fan press will squeeze into for two weeks, has finally been revealed by the EBU and UA:PBC, with more details on the layout also published. The centre, also based in eastern Kiev’s International Exhibition Centre …

Who are this year’s commentators and spokespeople?

With the contest approaching more rapidly than we had anticipated (how exciting??), the information on which faces and voices will accompany our viewing has been trickling in at a faster pace in recent weeks. There are now a substantial number of commentators and spokespeople confirmed for Kiev’s rendition of the contest and you can find a handy list of each …

Oleksandr Kharebin criticizes the EBU

A former Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has stepped forward to criticize the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). His concerns include the handling of the travel ban of Yulia Samoylova, the Russian representative. Oleksandr Kharebin resigned in February, along with almost two dozen other individuals, has spoken to DW, providing some details and insight from his perspective. As per Eurovoix …

Could Ukraine face Eurovision ban after hosting?

While everyone is all too aware of the issues that have arisen in the past week regarding Russia’s artist Yulia Samoylova and the Ukrainian authorities banning her from entering the country, it seems that today has thrown up a major development in the story, with the potential of sanctions or a ban from the contest arising for any countries deemed …

Germany’s Head of Entertainment critical of the Russian singer’s ban

Another broadcaster has spoken up about Yulia Samoilova’s ban from Ukraine. Yesterday, we reported on Denmark and San Marino making statements regarding the situation. The Head of Entertainment for the German broadcaster ARD Thomas Schreiber said the following: “The Russian Broadcaster knew too well who they had chosen, and the Ukrainian authorities knew just as well what they were doing. This is a …

Ukraine bans Yulia: International reaction

Today has seen the Eurovision Song Contest thrust into the limelight once more, although this time it has been for unsavoury reasons. Ukraine’s national security ministry, the SBU, this afternoon confirmed that Yulia Samoilova would not be permitted into Ukrainian territory to represent her native Russia in Eurovision in May. Since the confirmation, the news has spread far and wide …

Ukraine: Euroclub venue announced

Ukraine’s national broadcaster UA:PBC has confirmed that the CEK Parkovy (КВЦ Парковый) building in the west side of Kiev will play host to 2017’s Euroclub, the annual venue for events and parties surrounding Eurovision! The exhibition centre will house two floors of Eurovision fans, press, accredited media and artists and their delegations, with lots of performances and events set to …

Ukraine will perform 22nd in the final

Today saw the official deadline for artist and song submissions take place, with the heads of delegation meeting taking place earlier today. Despite rumours and potential late withdrawals, all 43 countries registered to enter Eurovision 2017 have submitted their entry to the EBU. Armenia will be the last nation to publicly reveal their song, with Artsvik’s “Fly With Me” released …

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