Confusion with the participation of San Marino but NTU confirms Moldova’s participation

SAN MARINO – It was a few days ago when SMRTV held a gala to present the new season program. During that event San Marino Head of Delegation confirmed the country’s participation to Kyiv. Today NTU’s Director General tweeted that San Marino has not yet confirmed participation. Weird because wasn’t it suppose to be October 10th the date when countries could withdraw without penalty? We asked this to NTU’s Director General and we are awaiting an answer. In the ... | read the full story here

October 25, 2016 8:23 pm // 0 Comments

Spain 2017: local press claims tweet riddle shows OT artist for Kyiv

LAINFORMACION.COM REPORTS / SPAIN – Local press, reports today that they understood an RTVE tweet hinting the 2017 Spanish representative to the Eurovision Song Contest. Their conclusion is that RTVE will choose and OT participant for Kyiv. For the website Rosa, Chenoa, Verónica, Nuria Fergó, Gisela, Natalia, Mireia or Geno could be one of the participants to fly the Spanish flag in Kyiv. Solo act, group of females? who knows. There are also information claiming that ... | read the full story here

October 24, 2016 8:11 pm // 0 Comments

Slovak broadcaster confirms absence from Kyiv and refutes NTU’s hopes

SLOVAKIA – What NTU’s Director General was brought as hope through a Twitter statement, ended (with a no happy ending) today. Slovakia will not return to the Eurovision Song Contest despite the NTU message saying that there is no negative information from Slovakia. Czech Head of Delegation, Jan Forst Bors, recently stated to the Slovak press: “Take a look at it and see that it’s really big and prestigious thing, which is worth participating in. Come see for yourself. Of ... | read the full story here

October 24, 2016 3:54 pm // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: local press reveals major change for MESC!

MALTA – The island which is going to host the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is under a major change for the senior Eurovision Song Contest selection. reports that based on an interview with the new PBS CEO. John Bundy, who took over the PBS CEO positions from Anton Attard, most likely due to the high spendings for Eurovision Song Contest while the country didn’t manage to do well in Stockholm, said that the national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will ... | read the full story here

October 23, 2016 2:44 pm // 0 Comments

Dead end again from Turkey: TRT denied again!

TURKEY – The fans and the NGO efforts to bring back Turkey in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest ended again without a result. Speaking to Turkish fans, NTU’s Zurab Alasania said it cleary: “Turkey denied again”. Not a surprise for most of us having in mind what’s going on inside Turkey and the TRT objections to the basic EBU rules. The fans, upset at the moment, plunder the internet with raged posts against TRT urging the broadcaster to at least broadcast the live ... | read the full story here

October 22, 2016 10:10 pm // 0 Comments

Serbia 2017: Saša Kovačević indeed a hot favourite for Kyiv?

SERBIA – Serbian media have reported that 31-year-old pop singer Saša Kovačević (one of the artists in our wish-list recently posted on is among the favourites to represent the country at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Kovačević is a hugely popular singer in Serbia and has released a number singles and albums including a string of hits this summer. Although broadcaster RTS has made no comments on how it will choose its ESC representative, an internal selection is ... | read the full story here

October 22, 2016 8:25 pm // 0 Comments

‘The goal of Eurovision 2017 is to demonstrate not only Kiev but also the whole Ukraine’

EURASIADIARY.COM REPORTS / UKRAINE – Mrs. Marina Harrison – the Chairman of Association of the Tourism Development in Ukraine, coordinator of tourism project “Reveal Ukraine – European country with sincere heart” which presentation was held in Baku, in her exclusive interview for Eurasia Diary talks about the tourism industry in Ukraine and about the expectations from Eurovision-2017. First of all, we offer professional travel agencies, perfect base for accommodation and ... | read the full story here

October 22, 2016 4:14 pm // 0 Comments

Turmoil in FYR Macedonia and Eurovision impact..?

FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – The conflict between national broadcaster MRT and the union of authors and composers (ZAMP) is worsening and impacts on Eurovision are to be expected. MRT isn’t allowed to broadcast songs by Macedonian members of ZAMP, and that has already resulted in MRT postponing the Junior Eurovision entry’s presentation… Well, things have been taken up to a higher level. First, the annual Festival “SkopjeFest” (that as often been ... | read the full story here

October 22, 2016 8:47 am // 0 Comments

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