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Belarus: Sofi Lapina withdraws from selection amid controversy

Belarus’ selection has taken a dramatic twist today, after an open letter signed by seven of the participants in the selection has ultimately seen one of the participants withdraw their entry! The controversy surrounds Alekseev, whose entry “Forever” fails the EBU rule regarding the performance or release of songs before 1st September 2017. Regardless of this, the public broadcaster of …

EBU denies rumours of Kazakh debut

The EBU have been forced to make a statement regarding the recent news that Kazakhstan may be set for a 2019 debut in Eurovision, and has suggested that the current rules of membership to the organisation would only allow for associate membership for Channel 31. The statement obtained by our friends at esctoday suggests the following; “Channel 31 Kazakhstan has …

Kazakhstan: Negotiations to debut in Eurovision 2019

It appears that the prayers of many Eurovision fans longing for another debutant in the contest could be answered very shortly, as it is revealed that the Kazakh broadcaster Channel 31 is in positive talks with the EBU regarding the Eurasian nation’s debut in the contest – and could join Europe’s favourite TV show in 2019. The broadcaster, available nationally …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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