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Riverdance marks 25th anniversary of Eurovision performance with global tour

In April 1994, Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and their talented group of dancers took to the Eurovision stage in Dublin as that year’s interval act. What would follow would become another iconic moment in the contest’s history, and the competition birthed another international sensation in unlikely circumstances. Now, 25 years on from that performance, the Irish dance phenomenon is marking …

Ireland: Anna Kearney wins the Irish preselection!

Irish child singer Anna Kearney has won the right to represent Ireland at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. The young singer beat Orla McDermott and Savannah Phoenix-Monroe in the national final. Check out this live performance during the semifinal: Anna will be representing the Irish shamrock with the song “Banshee”, a mystical-sounding power ballad. Anna is …

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 …

Ireland: Sandie Jones passes away at age 68

[AdSense-B] Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE) announced earlier today that Sandie Jones, Ireland’s representative at Eurovision 1972, passed away at the age of 68. Jones, who came in 15th at Eurovision 1972 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with “Ceol an Ghrá,” made history as the first and only singer to perform a song in Irish at Eurovision. Aimee Banks picked up the tradition …

Final Junior Eurovision 2019 Lineup Announced by EBU!

[AdSense-B] With Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) formally, though expectedly, inviting Kazakhstan, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has finalized and announced the nineteen countries that will participate at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland on Sunday, November 24, 2019. EBU’s Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand said in a statement, “We are delighted to welcome talented young performers …

Here are the Ten Qualifiers from Semi-Final 2! (Updated with Grand Final draw)

[AdSense-B] The votes are in, Eurovision Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has given his blessing and signed off, and we have our ten qualifiers from Semi-Final 2 for the Grand Final on Saturday, May 18, 2019. They are, in order of announcement: North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – “Proud” The Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” Albania: Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju Tokes” …

TONIGHT: Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision Song Contest 2019

[AdSense-B] After months of preparation, selection shows, dramatic twists and turns, rehearsals and media events, it’s finally crunch time for eighteen of this year’s participants. Tonight, the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 continues with the second semi-final, live from Tel Aviv! We will be live with the final rehearsal at 15:00 CET before tonight’s live Semi-Final, where we will provide a …

Tel Aviv today day 12!

[AdSense-B] One day after the first semi-final, people were of course still talking about it a lot. Where did it go wrong for some and how did other countries make it over others? Today was also the day of the jury-show for the second semi-final. The day started with a tweet from Jon Ola Sand that got us all talking. …

Eurovision 2019: Who do #YOU think will qualify from Semi-Final 2? (Poll)

[AdSense-B] The first full dress rehearsal of the second semi-final has now taken place in Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. With eighteen countries taking part, but only ten spots in the final up for grabs, we now have to start asking the difficult questions. Which ten countries are going to make it to Saturday’s show? Vote in our poll below for …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Semi-Final 2 1st Dress Rehearsal

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU) [AdSense-B]   Good afternoon, Tel Aviv. What an exciting night Semi-Final 1 was!  But no rest for us in the press center, on stage, or behind the cameras as we prepare for the first full-length Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final 2. Today, we will see the first run-through of the show, including the postcards and the interval …

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