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DR pressured by government to reveal secret 2014 documents

The national broadcaster of the most recent host nation, DR of Denmark, has faced increasing criticism following the revelation that the broadcaster overspent on Eurovision 2014 threefold. But now, the Danish government has announced that it will begin to put pressure on the broadcaster to release its ‘secret’ Eurovision documents. Nordjyske.dk reports that members from both sides of parliament in …

Nordic countries: Submissions open!

If you live in one of the Nordic countries or you fancy your chances at representing Sweden, Finland or Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, now is your chance to take part! The submission processes for Melodifestivalen (Sweden), UMK (Finland) and Melodi Grand Prix (Denmark) have now opened, but if you’re an aspiring Nordic artist or songwriter you …

Denmark: Emmelie de Forest releases new single

Emmelie de Forest, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, is back with new material! Last year in Malmö, she managed to carry off the trophy for her home country Denmark with the song Only Teardrops. In this year’s contest, Emmelie promoted her previous single Rainmaker – it later managed to achieve Gold status. Her new single which was released today is titled Drunk …

‘Wonderful Copenhagen’ chairman resigns over Eurovision debt

It was announced today that the chairman of the Danish capital’s tourism board Wonderful Copenhagen has resigned, following emerging details of the cost of Eurovision 2014. Michael Metz Mørch, head of the Danish Cultural Institute, stepped down from the role following earlier reports of the spiralling cost of Eurovision 2014 for the city of Copenhagen. We previously reported that the …

Denmark: DR is looking for something new

Danish Broadcaster DR has opened submissions for the 2015 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and announced additional details regarding the contest. As in 2014, DR will select 6 entries from the open submissions with an additional 3-4 entries from invited contributors.  The submission period is open until September 8th and the full submission rules are available in Danish and English. DR’s entertainment manager, Jan Lagermand …

Preliminary Reports: ESC 2014 Budget Exceeded by 70 Million Kroner

Preliminary information shows the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen exceeded its budget by more than 70 million Danish kroner according to Danish newspaper Metro Xpress.  The paper came in possession of the provisional accounts on June 15 and a team of four independent experts examined them.  Their audit estimates that the total cost to Danish taxpayers  is likely to exceed 96 …

EU Demand B&W be ‘Demolished’

Hours after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest ended the stage and seating began to be removed. Now it has came to light that due to EU rules the former shipyard now needs to be restored to its original state. The EU state that an independently owned venue cannot be renovated using public funding. Because some of the money used to …

Live From Copenhagen: Day 9 – Big 5 & host rehearsal and SEMI 1 show

Today is a busy day here at the press center. In the morning, the Big Five and the host country will all rehearse for the second time and we will be attending them all to make sure you’ll get to see everything. In the afternoon, the third dress rehearsal will take place, and tonight you all get to see the …

Live from Copenhagen: Red Carpet Interviews – Part 2

The Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark took place yesterday. Between 18:00 and 20:00 the beautiful artists from all 37 participating nations walked down the Red Carpet, so Olivia and Matt from ESC United were able to briefly talk a lot different acts. This is part 2 of our Red Carpet Interview coverage, you can …

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