PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 Closer is the new single of Isaura, the 20188 Portuguese entry composer. The song is about Lesbian love.
SWEDEN 🇸🇪 Congratulations to Måns Zelmerlöw who welcomes son with fiancée Ciara Janson.
HUNGARY 🇭🇺 Örs Siklósi of Hungary’s AWS gets engaged with girlfriend during Budapest gig.
ISRAEL 🇮🇱 Jessy Matador and Lena have no longer the reign in the official YouTube channel of Eurovision. With 58 million views Netta’s Toy has become the most watched to date video from the Eurovision Song Contest. Congratulations!
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 🇧🇦 BHRT will not participate in Eurovision 2019. Leila Babovic says: “Unfortunately, BHRT can not participate in the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest or the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, since we are under the EBU sanctions, which means that BHRT can not participate until the debts against EBU are resolved. BHRT is currently denied access to all EBU services because of its high levels of debt with the EBU.”
UKRAINE 🇺🇦 More than 75,000 Euros was the cost for Ukraine to stage Melovin’s performance in Lisbon as it was revealed by STB.
DENMARK 🇩🇰 Danish national broadcaster is happy with the outcome in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest as Rasmussen achieved a respected 9th position in the final. Jan Lagermand Lundme, DR ‘s Entertainment Manager says the broadcaster is gearing up preparations for an even better result next year. It was in 2014 when Denmark had a top ten finish in the grand final of Eurovision.
LITHUANIA 🇱🇹 The high number of streams during the broadcast of Eurovision this year brought difficulties up for LRT. The website couldn’t sustain the traffic. Head of LRT.lt says: “For a long time now, there was no such traffic, the architecture of the portal was not well adapted to such a large number of visitors, but these problems were resolved promptly. During the second half and the finals there were no technical problems, we have achieved all records of all time.” The live streams are how upgraded as World Cup 2018 is kicking off.
BELARUS 🇧🇾 Ola Melzig the Technical Director of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, traveled to Minsk, to inspect the preparations for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In his statement he said: “Now we are working on the technical strategy of the competition. We try to take into account all the nuances. The TV picture plays a decisive role, therefore it is very important for us to make sure what resources Belteleradiocompany has, how many cameras we can use on the site, the capabilities of technical personnel. Today I can say that we are satisfied with what we saw.”