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Russia: Dima Bilan hints at wanting a third try at Eurovision

Russia’s sole victor in the Eurovision Song Contest, Dima Bilan, has hinted that he would be interested in returning for a third time to the contest if the selection of the Russian candidate was opened back up to the public. The Russian representative for Eurovision has been selected internally each year since 2013, with Channel One and VGTRK rotating the …

Survival of the Hippest – Country Spotlight: CZECH REPUBLIC

Located in the centre of Europe is a dapper, but critically overlooked country that has made a lot of progress over the years since their return. After back-to-back successes it is time to assess the chances of the Czech Republic. Before we start,  a disclaimer: This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing, strong opinions …

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 …

Malta: X Factor will again decide Eurovision representative for 2020

After missing out on the final in 2017 & 2018, Malta finally made it back into the final earlier this year in Tel-Aviv. TVM has decided to once again go the same path, and will once again pick their participant through X Factor. Normally, when it comes to picking out an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, most countries either …

Latvia: Supernova returns in 2020!

By every single day, we’re slowly getting a closer step to our favorite time of the year, the one that brings all of Europe together through music, and Latvia has finally decided and officially confirmed that they once again will take part in this celebration. Latvian broadcaster LTV has finally decided that they will indeed take part once again next …

Belgium: Hooverphonic dish out more participation details

The morning after the announcement, Hooverphonic appeared on Radio 2’s morning show “De Madammen” to talk about their budding participation. Their interview with Siska Schoeters was rife with juicy details. Here’s the lowdown of what they discussed: The band, consisting of Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and Luka Cruysbergs revealed that they were first approached during the summer of 2018 – …

Belgium: Smash hit band Hooverphonic to represent Belgium at Eurovision 2020

IT IS ON! Eurovision season has finally kicked off and has done so in style. The Belgian representative for Eurovision 2020 is none other than HOOVERPHONIC, the erstwhile trip hop sensation from Sint-Niklaas.     Hooverphonic are one of the most famous, successful Flemish pop bands. The group, currently consisting of Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts and Luka Cruysberghs, scored many …

Belgium: Belgian artist for Rotterdam will be revealed tonight

  Flemish commentator Peter Van De Veire confirmed on his radio show that Belgium shall be the first to reveal their entrant for the upcoming song contest in Rotterdam. This officially substatiates yesterday’s rumours about the Belgian reveal. The unveiling of the Belgian artist will happen on Vandaag, Danira Boukhriss Terkissidis’s talkshow. The talkshow is scheduled to air on Één, …

Lithuania: A few twists to the national final in 2020

What is the best way to describe the Lithuanian songs and the Lithuanian national final, other than saying it’s one heck of a ride. Hopefully not anymore, but it’s still going to be a long ride. [AdSense-B] Many fans often struggle to predict what will happen with Lithuania in this contest. Multiple years when fan favorites have failed to win …

Dutch Broadcaster AVROTROS Announces Changes to Internal Selection Committee

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS is once again relying on their internal selection committee to find a quality candidate to represent them in Rotterdam. The Netherlands has relied upon internal selections ever since Anouk’s selection in 2013 resulted in the first Dutch qualification in 8 years. After abandoning their national selection show for an internal process, The Netherlands has placed in the …

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