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Portugal: RTP confirms Lisbon as 2018 host city

Fans of the contest who were around for the bidding process for the 2017 contest, which eventually went to Kyiv, noted that it was a long, drawn-out process, with the host city itself only confirmed in October 2016. Many fans took to social media to complain about the lengthy process leading up to Ukraine’s Eurovision. This year, things couldn’t be …

Osram plans to light up Kyiv during the live shows!

Osram, the lighting company who have partnered with the EBU and Eurovision for the third year running, are all set to light up the sights of Kyiv during the live shows as people register their votes. The official Eurovision app will have a voting feature which, much like in Stockholm last year, will light up landmarks around the Ukrainian capital depending …

Jon Ola Sand admits Kyiv is his “most difficult Eurovision”

Jon Ola Sand, the Norwegian TV executive who has been executive producer of Eurovision since the 2011 contest, has admitted that Kyiv’s hosting of the contest has been difficult and the “most challenging Eurovision yet”. Sand has confirmed that EBU officials have had to be a lot more hands on with the competition this year, as Ukrainian TV officials and …

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 …

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