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French representative Bilal Hassani files suit in court to stop death threats

According to an interview with La Parisien this morning, Bilal Hassani’s attorney Étienne Deshoulières filed a suit on the Destination Eurovision winner’s behalf this morning for “insults, incitement to hatred and violence and homophobic threats.” The 19-year-old Parisian singer of Moroccan heritage is, unfortunately, no stranger to negative and hateful comments regarding his sexuality, appearance and Islamic family before, though Deshoulières filed …

Estonia: Our reviews of the Eesti Laul entries – Semi-Final 1

Eesti Laul begins for another year on Thursday, as the selection process for Estonia’s Eurovision 2019 entry gets underway. Twelve acts will take part in the first semi-final of the competition, with a number of familiar faces, including Tanja and Birgit in The Swingers, Urban Symphony’s Sandra Nurmsalu and the return of Stefan from last year’s runners-up, Vajé. Victor Crone’s …

Estonia: Who is your favourite in Eesti Laul Semi-Final 1?

Since its inception in 2009 (yes, it’s already been ten years), Eesti Laul has grown to become one of the most hotly-contested and highly anticipated national selections from across Europe. With a unique blend of genres and upcoming Estonian talent, it’s no wonder that the competition has endeared itself to Eurovision fans across the continent (and beyond). This week, the …

British artists call on BBC to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel

With the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Eurovision: You Decide coming on February 8, 2019, over 50 prominent British performers, composers and writers wrote an open letter in The Guardian to call on the BBC to press the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to relocate Eurovision 2019 from Israel. These artists, including former Genesis frontman and solo artist Peter Gabriel, film directors …

Finland: Darude and Sebastian Rejman to take part in Tel Aviv!

YLE has this year decided to go with the same approach as last year, by selecting an artist who will perform 3 songs, whereas the the song to represent Finland will in selected by both a jury and televote. The approach worked last year, but barely. In 2018, Saara Aalto was selected to represent Finland in Lisbon, after her huge …

Austria: It’s PAENDA for Eurovision 2019!

In keeping with the “Dare to Dream” theme of Eurovision 2019, Austria’s Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) have announced an audacious pick to follow up last year’s 3rd place finish by Cesar Sampson, with young electropop artist PAENDA being selected with a song called “Limits” to represent Austria in Tel Aviv, Israel. The temptation to keep the same songwriting team behind Sampson was …

Czech Republic: Lake Malawi heading to Tel-Aviv!

After the great success last year, the Czech broadcaster ČT, decided to once again go with an online international final to decide their entry for Tel-Aviv. More than a decade after the Czech Republic made their Eurovision debut, they finally managed to get themselves placed on the Eurovision map.  Mikolas Josef’s succesful participation last year, meant that they achieved their …

Czech Republic: Our reviews of the ESCZ entries

With the online slash international jury slash app voting selection coming to a close on Monday 28th, we thought it best to survey the potential entries for the Czech Republic. Do any of these acts hold a candle to Mikolas Josef, and could it be another successful year for the Central European nation? Andrea Holá – Give Me a Hint …

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