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2019 Results: EBU officially changes final results thanks to Belarus’s jury mix up!

The European Broadcasting Union issued a statement today stating that the official results of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have been changed due to a mix up with Belarus’s aggregated jury points. Belarus’s real jury had been dismissed after revealing who they voted for after the first semi final, so the EBU attempted to use an aggregated jury to make …

The American Song Contest: What do we know so far?

Earlier today, Sean attended the press conference for The American Song Contest, a new EBU venture launched by Christer Björkman across the pond. Here’s everything that we know about the new Stateside contest from this conference! 🇺🇸 The background Discussions regarding bringing the Eurovision format to the United States  began during the production of Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, with constructive …

TONIGHT: Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision Song Contest 2019

After months of preparation, selection shows, dramatic twists and turns, rehearsals and media events, it’s finally crunch time for seventeen of this year’s participants. Tonight, the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 begins with the first 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 pre-show, …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Day Three

It’s going to be a hot one in Tel Aviv and just in time for Semi-Final 2 rehearsals. Today, the first half of Semi-Final 2 steps on the stage for the first time. #YOU can watch our livestream below: Today’s rehearsals include: ARMENIA – Srbuk – Walking Out IRELAND – Sarah McTernan – 22 LATVIA – Carousel – That Night …

KAN press conference reveals further details on Eurovision 2019

Today saw the Israeli national broadcaster and this year’s hosting channel – KAN – reveal more info on the performing interval acts at this year’s contest, alongside more info on the events surrounding the show in Tel Aviv. The performing acts As well as Madonna, who will perform two songs in the final of this year’s contest, a number of …

Junior Eurovision 2019: Gliwice chosen as host city

The European Broadcasting Union and the Polish national broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) have jointly confirmed that this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the city of Gliwice in Silesia, in south-west Poland. Gliwice Arena, with a capacity of 13,752, will act as the host venue for Poland’s first hosting of a Eurovision Song Contest. Opened in May …

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. …

Australia: Eurovision participation secured until 2023

Australia’s national broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has confirmed that the country will take part in Eurovision 2020… and 2021… and 2022… and 2023! The deal comes off the back of a successful national selection held this weekend in the Gold Coast, where Kate Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent the Oceanic nation in the song contest. SBS’ head of commissioning …

Israeli Culture Minister writes to EBU to reconsider rehearsal times

Israel’s Sport and Culture Minister Miri Regev wrote to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today asking that they reconsider the rehearsal time line before the Grand Final, so that Israel’s potential contestants could both participate in and observe Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, at the same time. Per EBU rules, the final rehearsal before the Grand Final must be …

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