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EBU sets date for semi-final allocation draw

The EBU has set the date for the semi-final allocation draw for Eurovision 2016. It has been reported that the draw to decide which semi-final the 37 eligible countries will perform in will be held on January 25th 2016, in Stockholm. The draw will include the decision on which semi-final will see the first Australian entry to go through the …

Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw to host Eurovision 2016

The EBU announced today the news that many had been expecting – it will be Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw who will take the presenting reins in Stockholm! The duo have experience in Eurovision and presenting; Mede previously presented Eurovision 2013 and co-presented the BBC’s anniversary celebration “Eurovision’s Greatest Hits” earlier this year, and remains a fan favourite for her …

Fans have mixed feelings about Australia at Eurovision

  As we previously reported, Australia is going to take part again after the EBU officially announced that the Land Down Under would once again take part in the contest, this time as a Semi Finalist. The Internet went Berzerk and it was a rather polarizing decision. While the EBU Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand claimed that Australia’s participation was …

Why Turkey left the contest and more EBU drama on the way – ESC United Podcast

Matt and Adam are back with another edition of the ESC Podcast discussing the latest and greatest news, developments and general Eurovision related info. We are joined by our member Robert aka Lupus who is a new fan of the contest. The following topics were up for debate: –  Turkey is out again…why?!? – Minus One and Thomas G:SON for …

Lebanon possibly in Stockholm and somebody at the EBU was fired – ESC United Podcast

Matt and Adam are back with another edition of the ESC Podcast discussing the latest and greatest news, developments and general Eurovision related info. We are joined by our member RomanFromRussia who shared some great insights with us. The following topics were up for debate: – Lebanon in Eurovision?!? – Somebody at the EBU was fired, what happened – Belarus …

Sietse Bakker Stands Down As Eurovision Supervisor

Sietse Bakker has been organising the Eurovision Song Contest for the last 6 years, and has worked for the EBU for 10 years. Bakker has held a number of positions within the EBU, including Event Organisor for ESC and JESC. Sietse has today announced that he will now be stepping down from his role as Eurovision Event Organisor after dedicating …

Big 5 and Sweden to have rehearsals shown during live semi-finals

It’s been a call made by many fans for several years, but it appears it will now be a reality. The first major change rung in by SVT for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will see Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom recieve extra exposure with performance videos shown of their rehearsals during live shows, currently set …

Bosnia & Herzegovina submit provisional 2016 paperwork

Bosnia & Herzegovina has taken another step closer to the contest in 2016, as BHRT has now submitted provisional participation paperwork to the EBU. Bosnia & Herzegovina has not taken part in the contest since 2012, due to financial difficulties suffered by the broadcaster. We had previously reported that these financial difficulties continued to affect the broadcaster but it seems …

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2016 still a target, media reports

The national broadcaster of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHRT, will aim to submit preliminary forms for the country’s return the the Eurovision Song Contest soon, despite financial difficulties affecting the channel in recent years, according to our colleagues at escbubble. A media source in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported that the broadcaster sees Bosnian participation in the contest as a priority …

China: EBU declines potential new guest

China’s delegation from the broadcaster Hunan TV, who were present in Vienna, gave an interview to Wiwibloggs showing intent of sending a Chinese artist to Eurovision one day. Since this revelation our forum and the rest of the Eurovision fanbase have been polarised on opinion – would China become the next extra-European guest in our favourite contest? Well, the EBU …

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