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Kosovo: EBU vote delayed until June 2019

Kosovo’s hopes of debuting in the Eurovision Song Contest have been dealt another blow by the EBU General Assembly, with Albanian media outlet Magazina.al reporting that the expected vote on membership this week has been delayed until June 2019. However, the news article seems to suggest that it was in fact RTK, the Kosovar broadcaster hoping to join the European …

Kazakhstan: Will the EBU open discussion on Eurovision participation?

Kazakhstan’s hopes of joining the adult Eurovision Song Contest may have been thrown a lifeline today as the executive supervisor of the contest Jon Ola Sand suggested discussion would begin, at a Junior Eurovision press conference earlier today. The online Q&A session held by Belarusian national broadcaster BTRC posed the question asked by a Kazakh fan of the contest, with …

Germany: Who are the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel?

Today the EBU and NDR confirmed the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel, the selection process that Germany will use to select their song for Tel Aviv. While the announcement was at pains to say that this is not the full line-up, the announcement of youthful stars has no doubt caused intrigue and excitement amongst Eurovision fans in …

Eurovision stars and famous musicians sign boycott letter for Israel’s Eurovision

An initiative posted this evening by the British newspaper The Guardian has seen dozens of Eurovision alumni join forces with respected artists and performers from Europe and beyond in supporting a boycott of Israel’s hosting. The letter, published online and gaining traction with websites such as Yahoo, sees over a hundred signatories from various artistic backgrounds calling for broadcasters and …

Israel: Host city to be announced today?

The Jerusalem Post have reported that the host city announcement for Eurovision 2019 may come today, Thursday 6th September, with there supposedly being a two-horse-race between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the contest. While the EBU has not publically confirmed what day they would reveal the destination for the contest, it has been widely reported that an announcement of some …

Israel: Progress made in Budget talks between Broadcaster & Government

We recently addressed the issue of Israeli broadcaster KAN having some budgetary issues when it comes to hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The EBU granted a payment deadline extension pushing the date out to August 14th.   Ynet.com is reporting that ongoing talks between KAN and the Israeli government have been ‘positive’. The overall budget has been discussed with …

China: EBU terminates 2018 partnership with Mango TV

China’s increased interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has in recent years seen further collaborations with the EBU and Chinese broadcasters, having hosted a Chinese delegation at the contest for the first time in 2015 in Vienna, where Hunan TV were granted the rights to broadcast the contest. However, this year, it seems things had gone a little sour between …

Linear or Exponential: Why #YOU should care about the jury changes!

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. Just as we thought we were all set up for this year’s contest (only 15 days until the final guys!!), we find that the EBU has announced another change to the voting procedure. …

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