Belarus today have revealed the thirteen artists and songs that have been given the green light to compete in the Belorussian national final in the hopes of being chosen as their representative for Eurovision 2017.
Sweden’s Eurovision selection show Melodifestivalen is probably the most anticipated event of the Eurovision selection season. Earlier this month it was announced that the format would remain true to past years with 28 acts competing over four semi finals, a second chance show and a final over six consecutive weeks. This year the shows would start on 4th February, culminating in the grand final held on 11th March.
It was also announced that the shows would be presented by former Melfest competitor David Lindgren and Hasse Andersson alongside presenter Clara Henry. Since then there have been many rumours about which acts would be participating in the 2017 contest, and today these rumours have been put to bed with Swedish broadcaster SVT revealing the 28 acts.
Over the next nine weeks we will be looking closely at some of the songs released in 2016 by former Eurovision contestants. We will be asking you to vote for your favourite from the lists before compiling a final Top 30 just before the end of the year.
This week you have been voting in group four of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2016 poll. The poll closed last night and we can now reveal the results.
The Armenian marathon selection show Depi Evratesil continued this weekend. We’ve had the open auditions round, the judges’ selection show and now the third round entitled ‘One of Two’ has come to and end after two weeks of battles.
Armenia’s Eurovision 2017 selection show Depi Evratesil continued this weekend with the third stage: One of the Two.
Gemma Abbey who represented the United Kingdom as part of group Jemini has been convicted of fraud. The singer who came in last place in 2003 with ‘Cry Baby’ (receiving nul points), has been found guilty of claiming up to £52,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.
Earlier this month Finnish broadcaster YLE revealed that they would be scaling down their Eurovision selection show UMK in 2017. They have got rid of the semi finals and instead ten acts will compete in the final which will be held on 28th January. Today YLE revealed those ten acts and their songs! Read on to listen to them.
This year it is the turn of broadcaster RTBF to choose the Belgian Eurovision entry. Earlier this week they unveiled that it will be Ellie Delvaux a.k.a. Blanche who will follow in the footsteps of performers like Laura Tesoro and Loic Nottet and represent Belgium on the Eurovision stage.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are the latest country to announce their intentions for Eurovision 2017. The national broadcaster Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) announced that their 2017 representative will be singer Jana Burceska.