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2019 National final updates for Montenegro, Greece, France and Sweden

Throughout the past few days, it seems like Eurovision news has been flowing in from every corner of Europe. You might have missed it, but we have received some updates regarding the processes intended for selecting Montenegro, Greece, and France’s representatives for Tel Aviv. Additionally, there has been buzz circulating about a certain group of artists returning for Sweden’s 2019 …

Albania: Songs and artists announced for Festivali i Këngës 57

Now’s the time to get excited, everyone! The Eurovision season is fast looming and one of the horsemen of the Europopcalypse is the announcement of Albania’s hopefuls for Festivali i Këngës. This evening, this announcement was made by the Albanian broadcaster RTSH, with attention now turning towards the shows later on this year! 22 acts will perform in Festivali i …

Ukraine: Vidbir 2019 to conclude on February 23rd

The Ukrainian national broadcaster, despite recent rumours of debts, have confirmed that they are holding a national final for Eurovision 2019 in collaboration with commercial channel STB. The partnership, which is now in its fourth year, will see two semi-finals take place leading up to a national final on Saturday 23rd February. The contract between the two broadcasters appears to …

Valters Frīdenbergs, one half of Walters and Kazha (Latvia 2005), dies aged 30

Some desperately sad news has emanated from over in Latvia today, as it has been confirmed that one of the performers for Latvia at Eurovision 2005, Valters Frīdenbergs, has died of cancer at the age of 30. The singer, who finished 5th as part of the duo Walters and Kazha in 2005, had been battling the disease since 2016. Having had …

Greece: Could Helena Paparizou Return to Eurovision?

Helena Paparizou is interested in returning to the Eurovision Song Contest for a third time. The singer has won the contest for Greece in 2005 with her song Number 1. Previously, she impressed the European viewers in 2001 when Paparizou, as one half of the band Antique, represented Greece with the entry “Die For You“, finishing in a respectable third …

Italy wins OGAE Second Chance Contest!

The results of the 2018 OGAE Second Chance Contest is in, following the weekend’s contest in Stockholm, Sweden, and Italy’s Annalisa and her song “Il Mondo Prima Di Te” won with 350 points which is a new record in the contest. France’s Emmy Liyanna with “OK ou KO” finished 2nd, also breaking the 300 point barrier, and Finland’s Saara Aalto …

Bulgaria withdraws from Eurovision. Sign the Petition!

Bulgaria have done extremely well in Eurovision recently. After their two year break in 2014 and 2015 they came back with style in 2016 placing fourth with Poli Genova and If Love Was A Crime, then went even better in 2017 when Kristian Kostov placed second with Beautiful Mess. Equinox placed fourteenth with their song Bones, in Lisbon with another …

Bulgaria to withdraw from Eurovision?

Bulgaria have done extremely well in Eurovision recently. After their two year break in 2014 and 2015 they came back with style in 2016 placing fourth with Poli Genova and If Love Was A Crime, then went even better in 2017 when Kristian Kostov placed second with Beautiful Mess. Equinox placed fourteenth with their song Bones, in Lisbon with another …

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