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Italy: RAI commentators asked viewers not to vote for San Marino

Some controversy appears to have surfaced overnight with regards to the Italian broadcast of last night’s second semi-final of Eurovision 2018, as the commentators of RAI 4 in Italy, Saverio Raimondo and Carolina di Domenico implored viewers to boycott voting for San Marino due to the fact their jury gave 0 to Francesco Gabbani’s entry in 2017. The full clip …

China: EBU terminates 2018 partnership with Mango TV

China’s increased interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has in recent years seen further collaborations with the EBU and Chinese broadcasters, having hosted a Chinese delegation at the contest for the first time in 2015 in Vienna, where Hunan TV were granted the rights to broadcast the contest. However, this year, it seems things had gone a little sour between …

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 …

Ukraine: Wholesale changes in the Eurovision team

There was a bit of drama to spice up our collective Mondays today as a batch of Ukrainian television officials resigned or left their posts at the newly created public broadcaster, UA:PBC. Executive producers of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Victoria Romanova and Oleksandr Kharebin have resigned from their roles in organising the next edition of the competition, alongside the …

Armenia: Official statement on use of Nagorno-Karabakh flag

Emotions were running high last night as is always the case following a semi-final. But things took a turn for the worse in the winners’ press conference with some politically charged questions raised by the press. One such incident raised was that of Armenia’s representative, Iveta Mukuchyan, holding the flag of the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh during the semi-final results …

EBU eases fears over Poland participation

In recent weeks it has come to the attention of the internet and Eurovision fans that new laws have been set in place by the Polish government. These laws in particular relate to the added control over media given to the state. As a result many fans have been worried about the new law standing in the way of Poland’s …

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