Greece’s attempt at a national final in 2018 was a proper shit show. The broadcaster shortlisted five songs, two were disqualified for not meeting the requirements set out by broadcaster ERT and two more refused to pay the selection fee required as part of the terms set out by the broadcaster. This essentially made their choice of Yianna Terzi’s ‘Oniero Mou’ a default internal selection. It would appear that ERT have learned their lesson from 2018 and in 2019 they will return to an internal, untelevised selection process.
Traditional folk/jazz band Group Iriao will take the helm for Georgia at Eurovision 2018. The band have finally revealed their song for the contest. Have they saved the best for last? Their song is called ‘Sheni gulistvis’ (‘For You’) and you can check it out below:
Bulgaria continue with their internal selection process for Eurovision 2018. Broadcaster BNT have shortlisted thirteen projects which will go before the panel who will decide which will be chosen to represent the nation in Lisbon in May.
Georgia are the latest nation to reveal their artist for Eurovision 2018. The announcement sees traditional folk/jazz band Group Iriao take the helm for Georgia in 2018.
Bulgarian national broadcaster BNT took to twitter today to confirm that they will internally select their Eurovision 2018 candidate. Internal selection has been the preferred option for Bulgaria since they returned to Eurovision in 2016 after a two year hiatus due to financial difficulties.
2018 will see Australia participate in Eurovision for the fourth time. What was supposed to be a one off in 2015 has become an annual thing for our friends down under. On all three occasions so far, Australia have opted to choose their acts and songs through an internal selection process and broadcaster SBS has announced that this is to continue for their pick in 2018.
Serbian broadcaster RTS have announced today that they will choose their 2017 Eurovision participant and song via an internal selection process.
Bulgaria have taken one step closer to unveiling their Eurovision 2017 act and song. This week Bulgarian national broadcaster BNT announced that they had shortlisted six projects for Eurovision 2017.
As Eurovision 2017 draws closer we will keep you up to date with all the artist and song announcements as they happen. To keep them all in one place we have compiled the table below. Click on the hyperlink under ‘Selection Process’ to find out more about how that country chose their artist, the hyperlink under ‘Artist’ to find out more about the artist from that country and the hyperlink under ‘Song’ to read our review of the song. Few announcements have been made at present, but we will update as the acts are revealed.
This week you have been voting in the last of our weekly polls before the Eurovision Final which will take place on Saturday 14th May. On top of the last weekly poll of the year was Albania. Eneda Tarifa has topped the poll an incredible nine out of twelve times with her song ‘Fairytale’. This week she topped the poll with 52% of the vote while Bosnia Herzegovina finished in second for a third week in a row with Ireland’s Nicky Byrne in third with 18% for his song ‘Sunlight’. The top five was rounded up by UK’s Joe and Jake and France’s Amir. Read on for the full results.