Category Archives: EUROVISION

PHOTO: AVROTROS.NL October 23

Netherlands not airing the anniversary show

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Although the rumour about London hosting the Eurovision 60 Years Anniversary show was not verified by EBU or BBC (yet) Songfestivalwebblog.nl reports today that The Netherlands will not broadcast this special show, despite the fact that the country is one of the founders of the competition. The national broadcaster aired though […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 21

London hosts Eurovision 60 Years anniversary show?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – The United Kingdom has offered to host the special anniversary show (and not Germany as original stated) for the 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest says Belgian press. It was back in April 24th 1956 when Marcel Bezençon’s idea implemented with the participation of seven countries. The event will take […]

EUROVISION 2015 VENUE VIENNA STADHALLE October 15

Vienna’s Stadthalle adjusts schedule and gets ready for May

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – A few months ago, the big question was “where will Eurovision 2015 be held?”. Since the best venue in the country, Vienna’s Stadthalle, was fully booked, ORF had to look for an alternative (and most Eurovision fans were a bit scared to end up in a remote provincial town). Eventually, the organizers […]

DENMARK COPENHAGEN October 14

More scandals emerge from Copenhagen hosting

THELOCAL.DK REPORTS (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK) – The tourist organisation Wonderful Copenhagen continues to deal with the fallout of May’s Eurovision song contest after a report that it exaggerated the song contest’s effects. Following a long line of revelations about the enormous overspending at the Eurovision song contest in May, Wonderful Copenhagen is now facing disputed allegations […]

PHOTO: RTCG October 13

Video / Behind the scenes of Sergej’s new music clip

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – The guy who brought Montenegro to the Grand Final of Europe’s favorite show, Sergej Cetkovic, is preparing a new song and video. Here is an exclusive video from the filming. The song is called Zar je kraj (Is it over) and it will be published in coming days. source: kurir-info.rs

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 10

Slovenia, Poland, Bosnia & Herzegovina & San Marino confirm participation

Three countries which were sceptical (due to their financial status) upon Eurovision Song Contest 2015 participation have now confirmed their participation in Vienna’s edition. Poland, Slovenia and San Marino will be in Austrian capital next May and will compete on stage. Poland with many hesitations on the broadcast fee as reported earlier, decided to enter […]

BULGARIA FLAG October 10

Bulgaria not returning to Eurovision 2015

SOFIA, BULGARIA – Although BNT participates in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as a returning country (and between us, with a great song this year), BNT announced this morning that they are withdrawing from Eurovision 2015 although preliminary they submitted their interest to enter Vienna’s edition. Bulgarian national broadcaster originally entered the list of participants […]

CROATIA HRT October 07

Croatia plans 2016 Eurovision return?

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Croatia, which is not taking part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest is tipped to return in 2016 with national broadcaster HRT likely to choose its participant for the 61st edition of the contest through the talent show “The Voice”. HRT will screen the first season of the popular global franchise in […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 07

What are Australia’s plans for Vienna?

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia’s Eurovision broadcaster, SBS, is yet to finalise plans for next year’s edition. Both the EBU and SBS are yet to decide wheather Australia will have agreater role in the contest. In Copenhagen, Australia was recognised for its years of dedication to the Eurovision Song Contest with Aussie singer Jessica Mauboy performing […]

PHOTO: SCANPIX October 07

DR refuse to release overspending related docs

THE LOCAL.DK REPORTS (COPENHAGEN, DENMARK) – Public broadcaster DR is facing increasing political pressure for its refusal to release documents related to the massive overspending at this year’s Eurovision contest. The total bill for May’s Eurovision extravaganza in B&W Hallerne, converted former ship-building halls in an industrial area on Copenhagen’s Refshaleøen, came to 112 million […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 07

Eurovision 2015: 8.9 million Euros approved by Vienna’s City Council

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Vienna’s City Council approved 8,9 million Euros as the budget for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, http://www.vienna.at reported today. The money will be used for the venue, Wiener Stadthalle including rental of the venue, personnel, power and cleaning. ORF’s Alexander Wrabetz says that what happened in Copenhagen with the budget exceeding 10 […]

UNITED KINGDOM BBC October 06

United Kingdom 2015: BBC calls for songs!

BBC REPORTS (LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM) – After a long, hot summer and time to reflect on the excellence of Copenhagen, our thoughts are now turning to next year’s diamond anniversary show in Vienna. The question of how we arrive at our UK entry is understandably foremost in many minds and the continued popularity of the […]

OIKOTIMES BREAKING NEWS October 05

Exclusive: Israeli artist to Vienna will be…

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – The team of oikotimes.com has secure information that Israel’s entry will be selected through a different selection. We have information that really will surprise you as Yoav Ginai told yesterday to colleague website. Today all media in Israel report the latest news. First of all Israel will participate in the Eurovision […]

ISRAEL 2013 ESC KDAM GENERIC October 04

Israel 2015: Next week a breath taking announcement!

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – IBA stopped various speculations circulating last week about participation in Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and the internal selected participant as wiwibloggs.com reported today. Yoav Ginai, director of the culture and entertainment department at the IBA, confirmed Israel’s participation in Vienna despite the turmoil with the upcoming shut down of IBA and […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 03

Did TVP send an ‘ultimatum’ to the EBU?

WARSAW, POLAND – Polish national broadcaster is willing to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest and we know they submitted the preliminary paperwork to participate in Vienna’s Eurovision edition. Wirtualnemedia.pl though has a development, which is not confirmed (so far) by the EBU and TVP. According to the website, TVP seems to have said to […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU October 02

Montenegro 2015: Internal selection planned

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – RTCG revealed today that the country will decide internally for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest edition which will take place in Vienna. This is not unusual for Montenegro as most of its entries are selected internally. Only one time though the country qualified to the final and that was this year in […]

MARINA MAXIMILIAN October 01

Too much fuzz for nothing; Marina Maximilian says ‘no’

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israel Yahom reported that Marina Maximilian, highly tipped to take the job representing the country in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, turned down the offer. According to the specific source from the three nominated artists now only Ester Rada and Asaf Avidan are remaining in the run of becoming Israel’s hope […]

PHOTO: AMCHAM October 01

Eurovision nightmare chases Wonderful Copenhagen business leader

CPHPOST.DK REPORTS – Allan Agerholm – the chief executive of Bella Center who is also the head of the union for tourism employees – has left the board of directors at Wonderful Copenhagen. “I made the decision a few weeks ago,” Agerholm told standby.dk. “I could no longer live with the totally inadequate level of […]

CYPRUS CYBC September 29

Update: Cyprus answers to CyBC / MAD TV crisis

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – There is a bit turmoil in the relations of Cyprus national broadcaster and MAD TV Cyprus regarding the preparations for the national selection, a marathon show announced earlier this summer. It seems that MAD TV Cyprus accuses CyBC for delays regarding the planning of the show. What happens now? Until October 10th, […]