Spain 2017: national final for Kyiv in February

SPAIN – Spanish national broadcaster just announced that there will be a national selection for Kyiv’s Eurovision Song Contest. Objective Eurovision will take place in February and those interested can submit their interest up to November 27th. Thirty songs will become available by TVE expert jury and one of the ten most voted songs will become a wildcard for the national final. The rest of the participants for the national final will be invited by the national broadcaster where ... | read the full story here

October 26, 2016 11:57 am // 0 Comments

Armenia 2017: five girls and one guy seek the ticket for the Kyiv?

The Armenian selection is in full swing these weeks. But we all know that most of the songs already have been recorded in the last weeks and already the last 6 were revealed already. In the last 6 finalists there are 5 girls and one boy who doesn’t stand any chance. It looks like the top three would be between a Russian-Armenian girl called Artsvik, a girl Marta and then a girl called Lucy. So that’s where it’s getting interesting. Both Artsvik and Marta don’t have the ... | read the full story here

October 24, 2016 7:55 pm // 0 Comments

Latvia 2017: Supernova kicks off with Spotify included

LATVIA – Latvian national broadcaster kicks off Supernova 2017 edition, through which the country will decide its entry and participant for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest introducing Spotify streaming data for the first time. Ills Jansone, producer of the show said that they want to find a song that will have a life after Eurovision and therefore in collaboration with Universal Music Group and Spotify they will try to reach new audiences and include voting results from the real data by ... | read the full story here

October 24, 2016 11:18 am // 0 Comments

Italy 2017: Sanremo Festival winner to Kyiv

ITALY – Italian national broadcaster published today the rules for the 2017 edition of Sanremo Festival, the historic music show on which Eurovision Song Contest idea was based on. The event will take place at Teatro Ariston from February 7th to 11th The show will be hosted for third consecutive time by Carlo Conti The Sanremo winner will be asked to represent Italy in Kyiv If the winner refuses, RAI will select another participant on their own criteria There will be 50% tele voting and ... | read the full story here

October 20, 2016 2:45 pm // 0 Comments

Montenegro 2017: RTCG calls for song submissions

MONTENEGRO – Montenegrin national broadcaster just announced a call for submissions from those interested to represent the country in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Submissions due on November 17th and its highly likely the selection to be made internally. The applicants should be Montenegro citizens or living in the country for the past two years while RTCG employees cannot participate (guess why). Submissions should be sent to Radio i Televizija Crne Gore za Konkurs za Pjesmu ... | read the full story here

October 18, 2016 3:40 pm // 1 Comment

Germany 2017: Hamburg and Cologne audition information

GERMANY – German official Eurovision website informed those interested into participating in the national selection that Hamburg and Cologne will host the auditions for “Unser Song 2017” which will take place next month. The first day of auditions is scheduled for November 5th in Cologne and in Hamburg on November 12th. Specifications and rules for the auditions also announced: Participants must be at the time of the preliminary decision (February 9, 2017) at least 18 years ... | read the full story here

October 18, 2016 11:24 am // 0 Comments

Anna Book speaks about Melodifestivalen 2017 hopes

SWEDEN – Eurovision and Melodifestivalen fans were looking forward to the comeback of Anna Book in this year’s Melodifestivalen where she was to perform the song ‘Himmel för två’ (Heaven for two). But a few days before the semi final she was surprisingly disqualified because the song was a part of the selection in Moldova in 2014 with some other lyrics though. Anna Book performed the song as an interval act in Melodifestivalen 2016, but in 2017 she wants to be back in the ... | read the full story here

October 17, 2016 1:40 am // 0 Comments

Armenia 2017: results of the third audition show

ARMENIA – The third episode of Depi Evratpesil concluded the auditions phase with 13 more qualifiers proceeding to the next phase. In total 25 singers participated. The panel, formed of former Eurovision participants was: Hayko (2007), Inga (2009 & 2015) & Anush (2009), Aram MP3 (2014), Essaï Altounian (2015) and Iveta Mukuchyan (2016). The qualifiers from last night’s show are: Diana Dikovski, Opera Viva, Yeva Kans, Payla Gevorgyan, Kristina Mangasaryan, Rob Avalyan, ... | read the full story here

October 16, 2016 7:19 am // 0 Comments

Ukraine 2017: auditions planned all over the country

UKRAINE – Online submissions continue in Ukraine, gearing up the selection for the 2017 national final and STB announced further auditions in the run for finding the singer to represent the host country in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. All over the country from November 6th to December 11th, anyone who’s interested to show their talent will have the chance to do so, in the following audition dates and locations: 06.11 in Odessa, “Marenero” hotel, ... | read the full story here

October 13, 2016 10:59 am // 0 Comments

Lithuania 2017: February 25th; the night Lithuanians would be waiting for

LITHUANIA – Lithuania is ready for kick off their marathon national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Less shows than 2016 but still a marathon with 8 shows and one support concert to gather money for their delegation costs. Submissions to Lithuanian national broadcaster begin after the Lithuanian elections and due on December 1st. The same format for the preselection will apply: half of the entries will be with submitted songs and artists and half entries will be matched by ... | read the full story here

October 11, 2016 8:15 pm // 0 Comments

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