Money transferred therefore host city announcement is imminent

UKRAINE – On August 17th the transfer of 449 million UAH to the European Broadcasting Union bank account concluded and converted to 15 million Euros. This means that Ukraine officially holds the Eurovision Song Contest and is now allowed to go ahead with the host city announcement, something which is expected any moment from now on. It’s no secret from both sides that there were worries expressed regarding the financial situation of the country for hosting an event like Eurovision ... | read the full story here

August 22, 2016 11:40 am // 1 Comment

Nelly Furtado could consider a Eurovision proposal

PORTUGAL – The Canadian Portuguese singer is set for a new album soon and through we could some interesting information. She should consider a Eurovision 2017 proposal. Speaking to her manager, the colleagues from Denmark found out that the famous international singer could represent Portugal if the national broadcaster could come up with an interesting proposal for her. It was rumoured that her 2004 song “Força” for the UEFA European Football ... | read the full story here

August 20, 2016 9:32 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision 2017: the saga continues; Dnipro threatens with withdrawal

UKRAINE – Tentions risen today between the city of Dnipro and the organisers regarding the hosting city bid for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Dnipro Mayor Mr Boris Filatov told the organisers that if the announcement delays the city will be forced to withdraw its bit, demanding a decision as soon as possible. Head of the Dnipropetrovsk region Yuri Golyk stood by the Dnipro Mayor saying that the city did everything to be on time with a proper proposal for the event but the organisers delay ... | read the full story here

August 19, 2016 9:18 pm // 1 Comment

Pierre Lizée or Olivier Kaye for Belgium 2017?

BELGIUM – Belgian media are suggesting that broadcaster RTBF will internally select the country’s next Eurovision representatives. Several singers are believed to be of interest including Pierre Lizée and Olivier Kaye. Lizée is the hot favourite, having been a semi-finalist at Belgium’s The Voice talent show this April. The singer mixes pop, rock and hip hop genre and uses an English accent. Pierre released the song “I’m Just A Ghost” prior to his participation ... | read the full story here

August 19, 2016 2:47 pm // 0 Comments

Croatian broadcaster stops The Voice and raises Eurovision participation concerns

CROATIA – It was The Voice of Croatia winner who represented the country in the country’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest, a song which qualified Croatia to the final for the first time since 2009. It was reasonably assumed that this recipe will be used for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest but according to local press HRT is stopping The Voice of Croatia due to budget problems. It was the most expensive program of HRT and it seems that Football Cup and Olympic rights limited ... | read the full story here

August 18, 2016 8:49 pm // 0 Comments

Ukraine’s Culture Ministry: EBU considers all three cities eligible for hosting

INTERXA.COM.UA REPORTS / UKRAINE – Ukraine’s Culture Ministry says that experts are now engaged in technical assessment of the cities that were qualified for hosting the Eurovision 2017 song contest and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which founded the contest, doesn’t mind holding the event in any of the shortlisted cities. “The technical analysis of the projects that were provided by each of the cities is now under way,” Press Secretary of the Culture ... | read the full story here

August 18, 2016 5:07 pm // 0 Comments

Zurab Alasania says no delay in host city decision; admits 15 million Euros guarantee to EBU

UKRAINE – NTU’s Director General Zurab Alasania in a recent interview explained and confirmed some information. First he claims that thorough deliberation upon host city of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest doesn’t mean delay but according to him, Ukraine has to be sure that the host city will be 100% sure to host the event. He explained that Odessa must convince the organisers that they can build an adequate roof for the venue, Dnipro must secure funds and accommodation, although ... | read the full story here

August 17, 2016 5:10 pm // 0 Comments

Eurovision and Eurostar round up of the week

The 18th Eurovision Young Musicians competition is set to take place in Cologne, Germany on Saturday 3rd September. The contest, which has taken place every two years since 1982, will see San Marino make its debut this year. Like the Eurovision Song Contest, the event is a competition between members of the European Broadcasting Union. The 2014 contest, also hosted in Cologne, was won by Austria which is the reigning champion of the competition with five victories to date. (source: ... | read the full story here

August 16, 2016 2:38 pm // 0 Comments

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