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Germany: Six names for “Unser Lied für Lissabon”

After few disappointing results German broadcaster has decided to revamp their national selection. The process started with over 4000 possible participants and there were only six slots. 100 members of the Eurovision Panel and the 20-member international jury of experts were responsible to select the best ones and they are: Xavier Darcy Ivy Quainoo Ryk Michael Schulte Natia Todua The …

“Mall” and Eugent Bushpepa for Albania

We have our first song of the year! After tonight’s Festivali i Këngës, Albania decided to send Eugent Bushpepa’s anthemic “Mall” to Lisbon next May. The song picked up steam very quickly, outpacing the field in YouTube views and receiving a very strong reception from the audience. You can listen to the song below (and to all the other entrants …

San Marino: 1 in 360 finalists confirmed

San Marino’s ambitious selection process 1 in 360 has certainly stirred up the imagination of fans across the continent but we are now in the final stages of the candidates process. Today, San Marino’s national broadcaster SMRTV and the 1in360 agency in London have confirmed which artists will fight for San Marino’s ticket to Eurovision 2018, including some familiar names! …

EBU denies rumours of Kazakh debut

The EBU have been forced to make a statement regarding the recent news that Kazakhstan may be set for a 2019 debut in Eurovision, and has suggested that the current rules of membership to the organisation would only allow for associate membership for Channel 31. The statement obtained by our friends at esctoday suggests the following; “Channel 31 Kazakhstan has …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës’ Performances As They Happened

20:47 CET: Good evening, everyone, and welcome to our live coverage of Festivali i Këngës, the long-running music festival which will determine the first entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! We hope you’re as excited as we are for the show to begin. In the meantime, give Sean’s preview a read here, where you can find viewing links and …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës finalists revealed!

Tonight saw the second semi-final of Albania’s national selection take place and after a lengthy deliberation process from the Albanian jury, we at last have our 14 finalists for this year’s contest! The 14 songs that will compete tomorrow to represent Albania in next year’s Eurovision in Lisbon are; Artemisa Mithi – E dua botën Bojken Lako – Sytë e shpirtit Denisa …

Montevision: 30 submitted entries, decision yet to be made

As we already know, Montenegro is back with their National Final – Montevizija – for Eurovision 2018 and all the songs have been submitted! According to the Montenegrin national broadcaster RTCG’s director Vladan Micunovic, more than 30 entries have been submitted and 5 of them are about to be selected for the Grand Final that is going to be held on …

Kazakhstan: Negotiations to debut in Eurovision 2019

It appears that the prayers of many Eurovision fans longing for another debutant in the contest could be answered very shortly, as it is revealed that the Kazakh broadcaster Channel 31 is in positive talks with the EBU regarding the Eurasian nation’s debut in the contest – and could join Europe’s favourite TV show in 2019. The broadcaster, available nationally …

Albania: First Semifinal Takes Place

The first 11 artists vying to represent Albania through longstanding music festival Festivali i Këngës performed this evening. After tomorrow evening, when the other 11 acts perform, a small cut will take place for Saturday’s final, which will determine Albania’s entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. A wide variety of genres and tempos were on offer, from Bojken Lako’s …

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