Zurab Alasania, Director General of Ukrainian National broadcaster NTU, has resigned earlier this week citing the non-existent procedures for budgetary spend which amounts to millions of euros as his reason.
Well known Belfast singer/songwriter and brother to Irish Eurovision singer Brian Kennedy, Bap Kennedy passed away on Tuesday evening aged 54. The singer had been battling pancreatic and bowel cancer and had publicly revealed his diagnosis in May of this year.
The 24 songs that will compete in the Albanian national selection final in December have been announced by broadcaster RTSH. Festivali i Këngës (or FiK55) will be contested over two semi finals to be held on 21st and 22nd December with 14 songs qualifying to compete in the final on 23rd December.