Saara Aalto showcased her new album ‘Wild Wild Wonderland’ in Belfast’s Oh Yeah Centre tonight in an intimate show jam packed with hits.
This year’s host nation the Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced a Eurovision first today when it revealed that there will be not one, not two, or three but four female presenters at the helm of the 2018 Contest.
Earlier this week Portuguese broadcaster RTP revealed the branding for the 2018 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Along with a series of nautical images including seaweed, jellyfish, waves and shell, they unveiled that the slogan for Eurovision 2018 would be ‘All Aboard!’.
Sweden’s Eurovision selection competition Melodifestivalen is one of the most anticipated events in the Eurovision calendar. Spanning over six weeks and six major Swedish cities, the competition is a celebration of Schlager, a coup d’etat of kitsch and just downright fun. Today the details for the 2018 edition were revealed.
As Stockholm gears up to hand the Eurovision reins over to Kiev next week, Ukrainian broadcaster (NTU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have announced that the draw to decide which countries perform in which semi final at Eurovision 2017 will take place next week.
Lithuanian singer Donny Montell will return to Eurovision, representing the nation in the 2016 Contest. He was chosen as their representative following a long selection process (Eurovizijos) staged its final show last night.
We got our first look at the Eurovision 2016 stage today. Check out the video realisation of this and let us know what you think:
SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster revealed earlier today that the Eurovision hosts for 2016 will be reigning champion Mans Zelmerlow and 2013 host Petra Mede. The announcement didn’t come as much of a shock, as bookies had the duo down as odds on favourite to host the contest since Sweden won in Vienna in May.
It is just a month and a half since Mans Zelmerlow won Eurovision 2015 with his anthemic song ‘Heroes’. Attention has swiftly turned towards next year’s competition, as the Swedish national broadcaster SVT announced this morning that Stockholm will officially host the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Stockholm beat off stiff competition from 2013 host city Malmo, fan-favourite Gothenburg and Linkoping.
The venue for Eurovision 2016 will be the Globe Arena which will play host to Eurovision for the second time, having first hosted the contest back in 2000. Preliminary dates have also been set for the live shows- the Semi-Finals will be held on 10th and 12th May, with the week of concerts culminating in the Grand Final on 14th May 2016. More information about ticket sales are expected in due course, but they are not expected to go on sale until the end of the 2015.
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