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Azerbaijan and Ukraine Confirm Participation at Junior Eurovision 2019!

The announcements of contestants for Junior Eurovision 2019 are coming in thick and fast, and after last week’s announcement by North Macedonia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine joined the fray with announcements this weekend, bringing the total number of entrants to 13 thus far. In a posting on Instagram, Inakshi Casting announced a casting call for Ukrainian performers age 9 to 14 …

#YOUrovision 2019 – The results (50-46)

We asked, #YOU voted, and we are finally ready to count down your favourite entries from this year’s national finals that couldn’t make it to Tel Aviv. Which song will be crowned the inaugural champion of #YOUrovision, and which hidden gems deserved more recognition? Let’s begin with the first five songs in our top 50… 50 🇳🇴 Adrian Jørgensen – …

Ukraine have withdrawn from Eurovision 2019

Following the furore surrounding Maruv’s rejection of the contract imposed by UA:PBC on her to participate in Eurovision 2019, and with the three entrants behind her in the national selection (Freedom Jazz, Kazka and Brunettes Shoot Blondes) turning down the offer to represent the country in Tel Aviv, the national broadcaster has announced it will withdraw from this year’s competition. …

Maruv Will Not Represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

As previously reported, Maruv won the Ukrainian National Final Vidbir 2019 and given the right to represent Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. However, over the last couple of days, her participation seemed less and less likely due to very strict rules in the contract that was provided to her. Which included stipulations to cancel …

MARUV’s “Siren Song” wins Vidbir and will represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2019

After two exciting semi-finals, Ukraine’s Vidbir 2019 has selected MARUV and the song, “Siren Song”,  as its representative for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Sixteen acts competed, from which six were selected for the final, with the winner determined by jury and televotes. The show also featured strong performances from Bilal Hassani (singing the France 2019 entry, “Roi”) and Jamala …

Ukraine: #YOU want Maruv to go to Tel Aviv!

Earlier today, we asked #YOU who you wanted to represent Ukraine in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and #YOU have made a decision! With a staggering 57% of the vote, your choice is clear – Maruv is your favourite to represent the Eastern European nation in Tel Aviv! The sultry, moody power pop anthem “Siren Song” would certainly turn heads …

Ukraine Has Spoken: The Results from Semifinal 2 of Vidbir 2019!

Tonight in Kyiv, the second semifinal of the Ukranian national selection has concluded. Eight acts took the stage to compete for the three remaining slots in next week’s final. Amongst the hopefuls were Ukrainian star LAUD, who placed 4th in last year’s Vidbir final. Joining him was the Ukrainian band KAZKA, who had the first song in Ukrainian to make …

TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2019

There’s always one weekend in the Eurovision calendar that promises to deliver, and that special weekend is upon us – it’s Super Saturday 2019! And this year, it’s a whopper. No less than eleven selection shows are taking place across Europe to make it the busiest night by far of this year’s selection calendar. Tonight sees the return of a …

Ukraine: Our reviews of the Vidbir 2019 entries – Semi-Final 2

Ukraine’s selection Vidbir continues this weekend with the second semi-final. With the stakes high and a spot in the final at stake, what did we think of the entries in this weekend’s show? James and Sean look at Vidbir semi-final two… Ivan Navi – All For the Love James – 8 – “Good news for Ivan is that “All For …

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