Category Archives: EUROVISION

AUSTRIA ORF July 23

Eurovision 2015: dates confirmed, host city soon

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – ORF’s Alexander Wrabetz revealed that the final dates for Eurovision 2015 have officially changed and therefore the first semifinal will take place on 19th of May 2015, the second semifinal on 21st of May 2015 and therefore the grand final is now set for May 23rd, 2015. In the meantime ORF announced […]

EUROVISION EBU EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION July 10

EBU changes deadline to October

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union sent a letter to all broadcasters to announce a significant change in the deadlines of participation. Unlike previous years the national broadcaster should give final confirmation on their participation in mid October instead of mid December as it happened in the past. The EBU and ORF think that […]

EUROVISION 2015 GENERIC LOGO July 05

ORF estimates costs in 25 million Euros

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – ORF has stipulated that the ESC may cost 25 million euro, with a margin of 10 million for unexpected costs. Exact calculations are not possible for the simple fact that the venue has not been chosen yet. The budget doesn’t calculate the income and one has to keep in mind that the […]

ANTONELLO CAROZZA July 03

Has San Marino found the 2015 entrant?

CITY OF SAN MARINO, SAN MARINO – While SMRRTV is struggling to find a sponsor for the 2014 participation in Junior Eurovision Song Contest which the broadcaster wants very much, it seems that the broadcaster has reached a decision regarding the 2015 #Eurovision participant. No, it’s not Valentina Monetta as originally oikotimes.com first published few […]

CYPRUS FLAG June 30

Cyprus decides #Eurovision plans next week

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cyprus national broadcaster is officially participating in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest as the board of directors at RIK are positive in the return to the contest. But, according to ShowTime-cy the problem is the way the participant and song will be decided. It’s all about budgeting, the weskit reports therefore next […]

TIJANA DAPSEVIC 01 June 29

FYR Macedonia poll: tending to withdraw!

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – After numerous failures in the last several years, FYR Macedonia will most likely withdraw from the biggest European Music Contest, Eurovision, Vesti on-line reports. The 2014 contestant, Tijana Dapcevic just like predecessors did not even enter the finals. A poll conveyed by the FYR Macedonian National Television has […]

RUTH LORENZO REHEARSAL June 28

Spanish participation in 2015 under big question

MADRID, SPAIN – The Spanish Tax Ministry will soon invest 100 million euros into RTVE but will only do so under certain very strict conditions. One of these appears to be for TVE to renounce their participation at Eurovision if funding is not sourced externally. Other measures include the sale of assets and the removal […]

IRELAND 2013 ESC DANCERS June 27

Irish Parliament: Fathe Ted’s song not in #Eurovision

INDEPENDENT.CO.UK REPORTS – The Irish parliament has turned down a petition to make “My Lovely Horse” from Father Ted Ireland’s official entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. The petition, entitled “legislate to make “My Lovely Horse” Ireland’s entry for Eurovision 2015”, was formally submitted to the government in May. It claimed to come from an […]

LAUREN HARRIES June 26

Lauren Harries openly bids for #Eurovision 2015

WALES, UNITED KINGDOM – Celebrity Big Brother’s favourite antiques expert Lauren Harries is dipping her toe into the world of Eurovision with Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell. A source close to the keen song-writer said that Lauren has already written four songs and is planning to record an album in the near future. But […]

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA BHRT June 23

Unlikely to see Bosnia & Herzegovina return

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Bosnian national radio-television is in the biggest financial crisis since 90s. The monthly income of television license (taxes that inhabitants of Bosnia&Herzegovina pay) is around 800 000 €. In first 5 months of 2014, BHRT got in total 600 000€ less than in same period of 2013. Bosnia&Herzegovina has one […]

GREECE 2014 ESC EUROSONG A MAD SHOW June 21

On the effort to convince Greece to remain in the contest

ATHENS, GREECE – The Greek national broadcaster and the EBU high levelled executives (Jean Paul Philippot, Ingrid Deltenre, Jane Vizard) met last week in Athens to discuss the delayed NERIT – EBU deal over becoming an official EBU active member, something which was postponed for various reasons and Greece participated in Eurovision 2014 under exceptional […]

AUSTRIA ORF June 20

ORF Narrows Potential #Eurovision 2015 venues

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Local newspaper Der Standard reported today that Austrian national broadcaster, ORF narrowed the potential Eurovision 2015 venues from 12 to 7. Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck are now in the run on in the hope of hosting the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. Vienna is bidding with Wiener Stadthalle, Schönbrunn, Heldenplatz, Krieau and St. […]

EUROVISION GENERIC June 15

#Eurovision 2015: 12 venues bid for hosting

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – For the past Eurovision editions (with the notable exception of Baku 2012), the choice of the host city was a highly debated one by broadcasters. In an Olympic-like tradition, host countries now tend to take the time to choose the best solution and ask interested venues and cities to bid. This year […]

EUROVISION 2014 PRESS REHEARSAL June 13

Huge losses for host country reported

CPHPOST.DK REPORTS – The Eurovision Song Contest may have been a resounding success in terms of the number of viewers the show attracted, but on the bottom line it’s a different story. So far, the event has resulted in losses of 20.3 million kroner, according to a note from the capital region, and more expenses […]

EUROVISION 2014 GENERIC June 07

Eurovision 2014 TV ratings (Updated)

SWEDEN The weird and false information published on some websites for the Swedish TV rates caused confusion among the Swedish fans. The information posted claimed 20% decrease in the TV rates for the Eurovision Song Contest this year in Sweden. But SVT official numbers refute the publication of the once-upon-a-time “great website” publishing the false […]

SHAYNE WARD June 06

Shayne Ward interested in #Eurovision 2015

DUBLIN, IRELAND – …and we are interested in him! (OK back to professionalism). Our beloved colleague at EurovisionIreland.net, Garrett Mulhall heard the RTÉ Radio interview of Karl Broderick earlier this week where he said he is interested in participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 as stated to the Derek Mooney Radio show. Eurovision song […]

CONCHITA WURST June 06

Local press worries on #Eurovision 2015 hosting

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – The search for a suitable location for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Austria is already hitting complications with still 11 months to go until the event. The venue requirements for Eurovision were released by ORF recently, outlining the need for the chosen premises to close its doors for at […]

FYR MACEDONIA FLAG June 05

MKRTV calls people’s opinion on future participation

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – I guess FYR Macedonia had enough of bad results and seems they had enough of Eurovision. What they will do in the future? MKRTV is calling the people to have a say on a survey opened on their official state television website. There are three options for which […]

EUROVISION 2014 SEMIFINAL 2 June 05

EBU responds on specific jury voting

After the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest ended, there were many speculations on the jury votes from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Montenegro and Armenia, the jury votes of which created many speculations and lots of conspiracy theories. EBU’s response on the issue to WiWibloggs.com was: To invalidate a vote, either jury or televoting, is a very serious measure […]