April 16 🇪🇺 the latest #Eurovision headlines
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
🇷🇴 TVR is looking to build up support around The Humans across the Romanian diaspora as it broadcasts ‘Drumul spre Lisabona’. ‘Drumul spre Lisabona’ (The Road to Lisbon), will be broadcast on April 14, 21 and 28 on TVR International and TVR Moldova. The program will reach the Romanian diaspora in Moldova, Europe and Australia as it informs viewers about The Humans, their Eurovision entry and preparations. (Source: eurovoix.com)
🇵🇹 The venue for the 2018 Eurovision Delegation Bubble has been revealed. The 2018 Eurovision Delegation Bubble will be located at the Sala Tejo, an adjacent venue to the main Eurovision arena the Altice Arena Hall, at the Parque das Nações complex. In the meantime the stage begins to take shape! And M&M Production is updating it’s website with fresh pictures.
🇲🇩 In an interview for Sobesednik magazine, Russian composer Philip Kirkorov has admitted he will bow to Moldova this year. The Russian – along with John Ballard – is the composer of “My Lucky Day”, the song that will represent Moldova in Eurovision 2018, in the voice of the band DoReDos. Kirkorov is preparing to go to Lisbon and said that DoReDos should win Eurovision. The composer also stated: “Today I am excited as a composer. This is a historical moment – a Russian artist wrote a song for Moldova! In fact, DoReDos has already won the Novaia Volna contest, so the first step to an even greater victory has already been given.”
🇫🇷 France 4 will broadcast the documentary “En route pour l’Eurovision”, which follows the journey of Madame Monsieur from Destination Eurovision to the Eurovision stage in Lisbon. The show will take viewers behind the scenes from their time on Destination Eurovision, to their promotional tour and rehearsals for the competition in Lisbon. The show will be presented by music correspondent Élodie Suigo, and will be broadcast on May 3 on France 4. France 4 was formerly the home of the Eurovision Song Contest in France, before it was moved to France 2 in 2016, following a change of Head of Delegation and focus at the French broadcaster.
🇮🇸 The second episode of the Icelandic preview show Alla leið, aired last night on RUV with Finland’s Saara Aalto topping the scoreboard. Finland was followed by Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and … Ireland!