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SBS announce Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey as new hosts

SBS is pleased to announce Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are the new hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017! Radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, together with comedian and….sequin buff Joel Creasey are the new duo who will host SBS’s broadcast, and provide commentary of the Semi Finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, May 12 – 14 on SBS. SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “Australians have embraced Eurovision since SBS’s first broadcast more ... | read the full story here

March 24, 2017 8:05 am // 0 Comments

First Time Ever: EBU offers Russia to participate via satellite

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / SWITZERLAND – On 22 March the Ukrainian authorities issued a travel ban on the artist chosen as the Russian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Samoylova. Taking into consideration that this ban might be upheld by the Ukrainian authorities, and in order to maintain the non-political nature of the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU has been working hard to find a solution to this situation and has taken the unprecedented move to offer Channel One Russia the ... | read the full story here

March 23, 2017 3:31 pm // 1 Comment

Israel Calling 2017: the mini Eurovision event underway

ISRAEL – At the beginning of April, for the second consecutive year, following the great success of “Israel Calling 2016”, the majority of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest participants will arrive to Israel and take part in a promo campaign between the dates 3-6 of April. The project, initiated and produced by Tali Eshkoli, is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, The Jewish National Fund, Herzliya ... | read the full story here

March 22, 2017 11:54 am // 0 Comments

RTP optimistic for Portugal’s result in Kyiv

PORTUGAL – RTP Head of delegation, Mrs Carla Bugalho, has stated in a press conference that the objective of RTP in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 “is to reach the best score ever for Portugal in this contest”. The statement was made during a press conference organized in Lisbon, near the City Hall, with the presence of the composer Luísa Sobral and the singer and Portuguese representative in Kiev, Salvador Sobral. Mrs Bugalho wishes to win the contest. “We have ... | read the full story here

March 22, 2017 9:06 am // 1 Comment

Croatia 2017: Jacques Houdek will perform Eurovision song My Friend independently in two roles and in two languages

CROATIA – The song My Friend, with which Jacques Houdek will be representing Croatia at this year’s 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in the Ukranian capital Kiev, will be performed entirely by Jacques Houdek in two roles and in two different languages. A video of the song collected more than one million views in just one week after being published, and is constantly among the most-viewed videos on YouTube. Just a few days after it was published it was the most-viewed video on YouTube, ... | read the full story here

March 16, 2017 1:45 pm // 1 Comment

JESC 2017: EBU / GPB announce date and venue

JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS / GEORGIA – The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Georgian Public Broadcaster, GPB, have today confirmed that the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 26th November. The competition will be held in Tbilisi’s Sports Palace, located in the heart of the capital city. Popular for both sporting and live events the Sports Palace will be home to this year’s Contest. While it was traditionally used as a sporting arena, the ... | read the full story here

March 16, 2017 11:30 am // 1 Comment

FYR Macedonia: Jana Burcheska pleasantly surprise us with ‘Dance Alone’

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA: The entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2017, song titled “Dance Alone” is original work written and produced by Joacim Perrson, Alex Omar, Florence A. and Bobi-Leon Milanov. They belong to the group SYMPHONIX INTERNATIONAL, which is a well-known trademark brand, consist of composers, songwriters and music producers. Together or separately, they signed lot of successful Eurovision songs in the past years and toped the charts with some of the ... | read the full story here

March 10, 2017 9:12 pm // 1 Comment

Brand new single and video for Maltese superstar, Ira Losco

MALTA – Ira Losco has just launched a new music video to accompany the 3rd single ‘We Are The Soldiers’ from her upcoming album. Following a brief 8-month hiatus, Losco returned with the power ballad, debuting the song for the first time at the Malta Eurovision national final last February. ‘We Are The Soldiers,’ is the first single release following her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with where she placed 1st in the Jury vote and 3rd overall ... | read the full story here

March 9, 2017 7:14 pm // 0 Comments

Armenia 2017: Artsvik’s song premieres on March 18

ARMENIA – On December 25, 2016, the Public TV Company of Armenia (AMPTV) announced an open competition for Artsvik’s entry song at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. More than 300 composers and songwriters from all over the world have submitted their works, but only 10 songs were shortlisted. After a careful consideration, AMPTV’s creative team, together with Artsvik have made their choice. “Fly with me” was composed by Lilith and Levon Navasardyan, who are known to Eurovision fans ... | read the full story here

March 9, 2017 10:00 am // 0 Comments

FYR Macedonia 2017: Jana Burcheska’s Eurovision entry known on 10/3

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – The song and the video will be revealed during the music show Stisni Play hosted by Aleksandra Jovanovska, Head of Press for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The special episode will be broadcasted on MKRTV on the 10th March at 20:15 CET. During the program MKRTV will announce full details about the creative and artistic team responsible for the song, video and stage performance. The song which will be premiered on Friday night has been ... | read the full story here

March 7, 2017 2:29 pm // 1 Comment