France Announce Selection Process for Eurovision 2018

alma france eurovision 2017Recently it has been rare that France have had a national selection contest for Eurovision. Between 2008 and 2013 and again since 2015 they have opted to select their act through an internal selection process. This has given them a fairly good success rate with Alma finishing twelfth, and Amir especially coming in sixth place, their best result in the last fifteen years. Today however French broadcaster France 2 revealed that they will air multiple episodes of a new show Destination Eurovision to select their artist and song for Eurovision 2018. Continue reading

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Malta Name the 16 Artists and Songs for MESC 2018! 

Last month the Maltese broadcaster revealed a list of 30 artists and songs that they had selected for the next round of their national selection for Eurovision 2018. Today, they have gone one step closer and have shortened the list to the 16 songs that will compete at the live MESC 2018 show in Jan/Feb. Read on for the full list of contenders. Continue reading

Slavko’s Whips his Way to Six Chair Challenge!

Montenegrin singer Slavko Kalezic impressed the X-Factor judges in his first audition with his trademark plait and an impressive rendition of Beyonce’s ‘End of Time’. He returned to our screens on Saturday evening when he took part in the Boot Camp stage of the competition. Continue reading

Douwe Bob Travels to Nashville, Sings with Ilse DeLange of Common Linnets!

Douwe Bob Jacob's SongDon’t you just love it when two Eurovision stars team up? Well, last week dutch singer and 2016 Eurovision representative for the Netherlands travelled to the hometown of Country music: Nashville, Tennessee. While there he met up with one half of the Common Linnets and 2014 Eurovision representative Ilse DeLange for her new television show ‘Ilse’s Veranda’. Continue reading

Eurovision Stars Among Nominees for MTV’s EMAs!

The MTV European Music Awards are one of the highlights in the awards season calendar. This year’s show will take place in London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 12 November and will be hosted by Rita Ora. Among the nominees are some of our favourite Eurovision stars. Continue reading

Israel and Albania to Return to Eurovision in 2018!

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39 countries have confirmed their participation Eurovision 2018. Among them are Albania and Israel who announced this week their intentions to compete in the Contest in Lisbon in May next year.  Continue reading

New Music Round Up: September 2017 (Part Two)!

We’ve had so many new songs from our favourite Eurovision stars in September that we’ve had to split our New Music Round Up into two parts! Part Two sees new releases from Maraaya, Samra, Elnur, Ovi, Nathan Trent and two new songs from Loreen! Check out what we thought of these below!

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Listen: Laura groeseneken Covers ‘Amar Pelos Dois’!

Late last week Laura Groeseneken was selected as Belgium’s 2018 Eurovision participant. The singer revealed in an interview that part of the reason she was interested in competing was due to the beauty of this year’s winning song ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ by Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral. In homage to the song she has done her own version in English. Check it out:  Continue reading

New Music Round Up: September 2017 (Part One)!

September is over and we are well and truly into autumn. It’s time to hoke out your autumnal scarves and jumpers and catch up with your favourite Eurovision stars. This month sees new music releases from the likes of Russian hotties Sergey Lazarev and Dima Bilan, Danish star Basim, Armenian fave Iveta Mukuchyan and new music from the class of 2017: Serbia’s Tijana Bogicevic, Ukraine’s O. Torvald, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani and Belarus’ Naviband.

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