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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 …

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 …

Kiev Confirmed After Uncertainty

In recent weeks there has been some uncertainty as to whether Ukraine will in fact host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The decision was made today after the referencing group agreed that preparations and other issues which may have resulted in Ukraine being an unsuitable host (finance, security, legislation issues, etc.) The EBU now seem satisfied that Ukraine are in …

Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw to host Eurovision 2016

The EBU announced today the news that many had been expecting – it will be Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw who will take the presenting reins in Stockholm! The duo have experience in Eurovision and presenting; Mede previously presented Eurovision 2013 and co-presented the BBC’s anniversary celebration “Eurovision’s Greatest Hits” earlier this year, and remains a fan favourite for her …

ESC 2015: More Tickets Available On Thursday

Today the EBU and ORF announced that the next batch of tickets for the Semi-Finals of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be available to buy on Thursday, at 9am CET. Last month saw the first batch of tickets available, and they sold out within 20 minutes. The third batch of tickets will be available next month. Those wishing to …

Austria: 2015 entry to be decided in a national final

Austria will pick its next representative in a big national final next year! This was confirmed by ORF general director Alexander Wrabetz in an interview with the newspaper Der Standard. The exact format of the national final hasn’t yet been decided on. However, it’s already been mentioned that the selection period will take place between January and March. It is …

2015: ORF nominates creative team

The preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 are already running at full blast. As previously reported, the Austrian broadcaster ORF set up the core team which, among others, includes the executive producer and the technical manager. Today it was announced that ORF nominated a team of professionals which is responsible for contributing to the creative aspects of the show. …

What To Expect In Wonderful Copenhagen

After an intense three and a half months of speculation and suspense, Danish broadcaster DR, together with the European Broadcasting Corporation (EBU) has finally announced that the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the charming capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. Four other cities had expressed an interest in hosting next year together with Copenhagen: Herning, Aalborg, Fredericia, and …

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