Category Archives: NATIONAL FINALS

SWITZERLAND GENERIC July 18

Switzerland 2015: National Final date set

KREUZLINGEN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss national broadcaster SF announced details for the national selection and the date for the national final. The country wild decide its entry on January 31st. September 29th is the date when the online voting will begin and it will last till October 27th. The online voting and the expert jury combination […]

TIJANA DAPSEVIC July 15

FYR Macedonia decides on November 13th

SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – “The sooner the better” seems to be the early slogan of Eurovision 2015. We all thought Malta would be the first country to choose its entry this year but today, another country, often rumoured as being out of the line up next year, has made a surprising move. […]

CYPRUS CYBC July 14

Cyprus 2015: Big “Melodifestivalen” plans announced

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – The collaboration of CyBC and MAD TV Cyprus is now official and the organisers announced the details for the national selection format. The submissions should take place from Cypriots (living in the island or abroad) and they can collaborate with foreign authors. Performers though should be Cypriots only (residents of Cyprus or […]

FIRELIGHT BACKSTAGE July 11

Exclusive: Malta decides earlier this year

VALLETTA, MALTA – Schocking news tonight from Malta! PBS has issued out the regulations for the 2015 Eurovision! It was revealed that the National Selection will already be taking place on November 22nd and the semifinal one day earlier!!! With this surprise move PBS will surely have the first entry for the 2015 Eurovision! However […]

CYPRUS CYBC July 09

Exclusive: CyBC & MAD TV Cyprus join forces

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Cypriot national broadcaster finalised the details for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest participation. On July 14th CyBC will announce the national selection plans and a surprise collaboration. CyBC will present the national selection which will be in collaboration with MAD TV Cyprus. The broadcaster will call for international authors to submit songs […]

DENMARK DR July 04

Denmark decides for 2015 on February 7th

AALBORG, DENMARK – The Gigantium Arena in Aalborg in Northern Denmark will host the Danish national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2015 on February 7th, Danish broadcaster DR announced today. Head of Entertainment in DR Jan Lagermand Lundme, who where the Head of Show during Eurovision in Copenhagen, says that he wants to reset […]

SWITZERLAND 2014 ESC LOGO June 27

Swiss quest for #Eurovision 2015 kicks off

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Swiss national broadcaster is more than happy with the Eurovision 2014 results and they are happy enough to kick off their quest for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest edition. It was not only the good result for Sebalter but the viewing rates were more than satisfied for the national broadcaster. Sebalter got […]

SOURCE: OIKOTIMES.COM June 24

Melodifestivalen 2015 kicks off

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – SVT announced today the launch of Melodifestivalen 2015 by publishing the rules for the participation of the authors and singers. The procedure begins on September 1st with uploading of the songs at http://www.svt.se and ends on September 16th. The SVT jury will decide the 31 participants while the 32nd participant will be […]

NORWAY NRK June 18

Norwegian record labels furious with NRK

OSLO, NORWAY – It seems that the Norwegian record labels are furious with NRK and EBU because of a new ruling: EBU wants next year all songs to be part of the official album but also available as singles to download. Sony Music, Warner Music and daWorks are seriously thinking to boycott Melodi Grand Prix, […]

NORWAY NRK June 05

Norwegian quest for #Eurovision 2015 begins

OSLO, NORWAY – Two successful years in a row and Norway gears up for the next Eurovision Song Contest edition. NRK launched today the quest for the 2015 edition of Melodi Grand Prix through which the country decides its entry and artist for the ultimate music event of Europe. Music coordinator for the event, Vivi […]

FINLAND 2014 ESC UMK LOGO May 26

Finland 2015: UMK without jurors

HELSINKI, FINLAND – New Music Competition 2015 also known as Uuden Musiikin Kilpailun (UMK) will be again the Finnish way to select its entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest as YLE already confirmed. YLE is happy with 11th position of Softengine, their upcoming album and summer tour ahead. The changes for UMK 2015 are […]

SAKIS ROUVAS & FOTIS KONSTANTOPOULOS May 23

GREECE 2009: PHOTO & VIDEO MEMORIES FROM NATIONAL FINAL

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – The entire Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was for me a chapter named “Sakis Rouvas”. The ultimate Greek Apollo, the biggest star of the country whom I met and greeted for the very first time in my life. It all started with the early announcement of his participation in summer of 2008. Then […]

FINLAND 2014 UMK GENERIC May 11

FINLAND CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION AND NF FORMAT

HELSINKI, FINLAND – Finnish national broadcaster confirmed today that the country will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and that they will use the same format for their national final, meaning that UMK 2015 will be underway very soon. After all Softengine brought the best result for Finland (11th) since their victory back in […]

PORTUGAL 2014 ESC LOGO March 20

PORTUGUESE FANS & PARTICIPANTS FURIOUS

LISBON. PORTUGAL – Until now everyone knows about the voting irregularities in Portugal. Now the saga continues and we are bringing you new informations as we talked with Carlos Coelho and Andrej Babic. They’ve told us that several people approached them with some testimonies about the voting procedure in Festival da Cancao that can reveal […]

AXEL HIRSOUX March 16

EUROSONG 2014: AXEL TO COPENHAGEN

ANTWERP, BELGIUM – In a spectacular show like never before Belgium held their national final tonight. Six acts competed before 25,000 auditors at the Antwerp Sport Palace. Axel proudly won the ticket to Copenhagen and one more serious Belgian act will defend the country’s colours this year in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Congratulations.

SUZY March 16

PORTUGAL 2014: SUZY TO COPENHAGEN

LISBON, PORTUGAL – There will be storm in Lisbon tomorrow after the announcement of Suzy as winner of Portuguese national final tonight. She will represent the country with the song “Quero ser tea”. Neither Catarina or Rui (hot favourites in all polls, won the show. Will there be problem with the voting after all?

CARL ESPEN March 15

MGP 2014: CARL TO COPENHAGEN

OSLO, NORWAY – The 53rd Norwegian Eurovision entrant is Carl Espen (or Carl E.). With his sweet voice and emotional ballad he has just conquered the heart of many Norwegians (and hopefully many Europeans too). Carl will wave Norway’s flag in Copenhagen, during the first half of the second semi-final of this year’s contest, on […]

PORTUGAL 2014 ESC FINALISTS March 15

LIVE: PORTUGAL DECIDES 2014

LISBON, PORTUGAL – Portugal will be the last country that will select it’s entry today. Sad thing is that tonight’s show will be under the veil of voting scandal that emerged two days ago. You can read more about it here. After all no one withdrew, so tonight we will see the battle between five […]

CRISTINA SCARLAT March 15

MOLDOVA 2014: CRISTINA TO COPENHAGEN

CHISINAU, MOLDOVA – Christina Scarlat with the song Wild soul will represent Moldova in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. Christina won the jury voting while Boris Covali won the tele voting.