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Eurovision 2017: fan tickets available (after all)

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / UKRAINE – The EBU, UA:PBC and OGAE have today announced that 900 ticket packages will be sold to Eurovision fan club members around the world, starting at 11CET on Monday 27th February. Each package is made up of tickets to the three jury shows, the three live shows in Kyiv. The allocations, prices and purchase procedures for these packages are to be communicated by fan club OGAE shortly. The 900 packages are made up of the following: 430 packages for the Golden ... | read the full story here

February 27, 2017 5:17 pm // 0 Comments

Johnny Logan slams ‘cheap and nasty’ approach to Eurovision song

INDEPENDENT.IE REPORTS / IRELAND – The Hold Me Now singer was speaking after Louis Walsh suggested he would love him to pen a song for this year’s bid. “I like Louis but he knows I would never have anything to do with our Eurovision entry the way it’s currently being done by RTÉ. Because at the moment, it’s cheap and nasty — that’s how it seems to me,” Logan told the Sun. The artists, who won the competition in 1980 and again in 1987 said he wasn’t ... | read the full story here

February 27, 2017 2:06 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: UA:PBC announces three hosts; Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / UKRAINE – The hosts for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 have been announced today as Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko. The appointment marks the first time in the history of the contest that the event will be hosted by three men; all of whom are familiar faces on Ukrainian television and come with a wealth of experience. Oleksandr and Volodymyr will take the role of stage hosts and will welcome the international audience to each of ... | read the full story here

February 27, 2017 11:11 am // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: PM meets Claudia and congratulates her

TVM.COM.MT REPORTS / MALTA – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has congratulated singer Claudia Faniello for her success in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest last weekend, and also congratulated the organising team for their success with this year’s Festival. Faniello_PM2The Prime Minister was speaking during his first meeting with the Festival’s winning team, singer Claudia Faniello, author Gerald James Borg and composers Sean and Philip Vella. This followed their success in the 30th ... | read the full story here

February 22, 2017 4:50 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: Christer Björkman to the rescue

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / UKRAINE – With less than three months to go until the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, plans are proceeding at pace and today it was announced that further staff have joined the team, including Eurovision stalwart and experienced Eurovision producer, Christer Björkman! Christer has extensive knowledge of the Eurovision Song Contest having been the contest’s show producer in 2013 in Malmö, Sweden and more recently contest producer on SVT’s award-winning ... | read the full story here

February 22, 2017 12:21 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: frequently asked questions about the tickets

When tickets for the Grand Final will go on sale? The first batch of tickets for the Grand Final is completely sold out. Next quotas and applications for tickets from delegations, sponsors, embassies of participant countries and partners of the contest will be processed. This will set the balance of tickets. Information on the remnants will be published at https://concert.ua/events/eurovision, http://www.eurovision.tv, https://facebook.com/concert.ua and ... | read the full story here

February 18, 2017 11:42 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: ticket sales begin tomorrow at 19:00 CET

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / UKRAINE – The first wave of the much anticipated ticket sales for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will begin on Tuesday 14th February from 19:15 CET. Up to 70,000 tickets for this year’s event in May, hosted at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, will be sold across nine shows: six dress rehearsals, two Semi-Finals and the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Fans will be able to purchase tickets, priced at various levels between 8 and ... | read the full story here

February 13, 2017 4:50 pm // 0 Comments

This is how Twitter reacted to Germany’s ‘bleh’ Eurovision pick

THELOCAL.DE REPORTS / GERMANY – Germany selected 25-year-old Isabella Levina Lueen as its contestant for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. But not everyone was so thrilled by the choice. Levina performed her song Perfect Life for the Unser Song competition to pick a representative on Thursday, and is now set to jet off to Kiev for the contest in May. The judges – including Germany’s last Eurovision winner, Lena, from 2010 – were confident that she would represent ... | read the full story here

February 11, 2017 6:44 pm // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: vote for your favourite MESC song for the tvm.com.mt prize

MALTA – With a week to go before the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Public Broadcasting Services has announced that it will once again be holding a public vote on tvm.com.mt for people to choose their favourite song. Although this vote will not influence the final result of the festival, there will still be a prize for the song which obtains the most votes. While the organizers and participants are busy with the final preparations for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, the public ... | read the full story here

February 8, 2017 1:49 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: ticket mess forces EBU to issue a statement

EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / SWITZERLAND – Tickets sales for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been delayed. The decision to cancel the procurement procedure was taken by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand said: “We are disappointed with the delay to the start of ticket sales for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, but are working closely with Host Broadcaster UA:PBC to resolve this situation. The EBU recognises that any ... | read the full story here

February 8, 2017 1:03 pm // 0 Comments