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Belgium: Belgian artist for Rotterdam will be revealed tonight

  Flemish commentator Peter Van De Veire confirmed on his radio show that Belgium shall be the first to reveal their entrant for the upcoming song contest in Rotterdam. This officially substatiates yesterday’s rumours about the Belgian reveal. The unveiling of the Belgian artist will happen on Vandaag, Danira Boukhriss Terkissidis’s talkshow. The talkshow is scheduled to air on Één, …

Georgia: Idol Jury announced for upcoming Eurovision 2020 selection!

Last week, Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) outlined its rules for the forthcoming season of საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი (Star of Georgia), the Georgian franchise of the Idol series. And this morning, TV-1 announced the four jury members who will be overseeing the three episode audition phase, and who will be critiquing and mentoring the ten finalists for Georgian Idol, the method of …

Lithuania: A few twists to the national final in 2020

What is the best way to describe the Lithuanian songs and the Lithuanian national final, other than saying it’s one heck of a ride. Hopefully not anymore, but it’s still going to be a long ride. [AdSense-B] Many fans often struggle to predict what will happen with Lithuania in this contest. Multiple years when fan favorites have failed to win …

Ireland: RTE open for song submissions

2019 was not exactly the best year for Ireland and RTE, but the Irish national broadcaster is already looking forward and in hopes of turning their bad luck for 2020. [AdSense-B] RTE has announced that they will once again select the country’s representative through an internal selection, which has been done since 2016. However, that has resulted in only 1 …

Dutch Broadcaster AVROTROS Announces Changes to Internal Selection Committee

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS is once again relying on their internal selection committee to find a quality candidate to represent them in Rotterdam. The Netherlands has relied upon internal selections ever since Anouk’s selection in 2013 resulted in the first Dutch qualification in 8 years. After abandoning their national selection show for an internal process, The Netherlands has placed in the …

New details emerge regarding ABBA’s new music

After winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, the group ABBA quickly rose to international fame, becoming one of the most commercially successful acts in popular music. Arguably they are one of the most successful winners of the Eurovision Song Contest to date next to Céline Dion. However, following the group’s official break-up in 1982, the world had to face the …

Germany: Aly Ryan slams NDR for “rigged” selection in 2019

[AdSense-B] The comments below show the personal opinion of Aly Ryan and do not necessarily represent those of ESC United, any of its editors or anyone related to the EBU and Eurovision. Aly Ryan, one of the performers in the German national selection for Eurovision 2019, has hit out at the German broadcaster responsible for the contest and claimed that …

Rumour: RTVE asked Eleni Foureira to represent Spain in Eurovision 2020

[AdSense-B] Greek media are reporting that RTVE of Spain had sensationally asked Eleni Foureira to represent them in the contest in Rotterdam next year, giving credence to the reports of a “known name” being chosen for the Big 5 nation for 2020. The rumour is being reported by Star Channel in Greece, a broadcaster which focuses on showbiz and gossip …

United Kingdom: BMG collaboration is a step in the right direction, but now is the time to be daring

[AdSense-B] The below editorial features the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its editors. Earlier this week, the BBC surprised British Eurovision fans by announcing that they had actually made a wise decision when it comes to selecting the hopeful for the contest, as a deal between …

Ukraine: Broadcaster confirms Eurovision 2020 participation

The Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.   The website esctoday.com received confirmation from the broadcaster, therefore the list of participants continues to grow. This is good news for the fans of the contest as Ukraine withdrew from the contest in 2019 and will return after this one-year absence. In the 2019 …

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