Ukraine 2017: NTU and STB join forces again for national final

UKRAINE – Ukrainian national broadcaster in collaboration again with STB announced details for the national selection. Konstantin Melazde will be once again the music producer responsible for the national selection. The national final will take place in February and the final decision will be made just like last year by jury and public voting, where tele voting will prevail in case of a tie. STB will cover the expenses for Eurovision 2017 and we might see more finalists than last year. ... | read the full story here

July 26, 2016 4:55 pm // 0 Comments

Slovenia 2017: RTVSlo kicks off EMA selection

SLOVENIA – Slovenian broadcaster RTV SLO has called on interested artists to apply for its 2017 national selection EMA. Applicants have until November 4 to submit their songs. The application form can be found on a special page on the RTV SLO website. Requirements and regulations are yet to be published, as well as the date of the national selection. Slovenia chose its 2016 Eurovision representative through EMA. Singer ManuElla represented her country with the song “Blue and ... | read the full story here

July 20, 2016 8:59 pm // 0 Comments

Armenia 2017: AMPTV announce Depi Evratpesil for Ukraine

Public Television Company of Armenia has officially confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This time the artist will be chosen through a new, groundbreaking television project introduced by the creative team of AMPTV. The project is called “Depi Evratesil” (To Eurovision). It’s a 3 month long music competition, where Armenia’s previous representatives in Eurovision will search for their successor. “If you are Armenian or of an Armenian heritage, 16 years ... | read the full story here

July 1, 2016 10:50 am // 2 Comments

Albania 2017: RTSH calls for songs for Festivali i Këngës

ALBANIA – Albanian national broadcaster RTSH is calling for Festivali i Këngës songs. The 55th edition of the Albanian festival which is usually takes place at the end of December is used as a national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Submissions are due on October 11th. Despite their non official confirmation that the country will participate in Ukraine’s Eurovision Song Contest edition it seems that once again we will see the same way of selection. In 2016 Eneda Tarifa ... | read the full story here

June 29, 2016 11:24 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: SVT kicks off Melodifestivalen

SWEDEN – Swedish national broadcaster kicks off today the process of Melodifestivalen 2017. SVT laughed the rules for the event. No changes in the format of the show. 28 songs will take place, 14 of them will be chosen from the submitted entries and 13 from invited authors and the 28th entry will be from the winner of Svensktoppen Nästa. Submissions can take place online from September 1st to September 16th. In hist statements Christer Björkman said that he is happy with the broadcast ... | read the full story here

June 29, 2016 11:20 pm // 0 Comments

Finland 2017: YLE kicks of UMK selection

FINLAND – The Finnish national broadcaster announced today the rules and terms for participating in the 2017 edition of UMK through which the country will decide its entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. You can find the English version of the rules here. Submissions will take place from September 1st to 5th and an expert jury will decide the qualifiers for the nationals election. The revelation will take place in January while the national final is set for February. Final decision ... | read the full story here

June 22, 2016 2:12 pm // 0 Comments

New Israeli broadcaster launch a tender for national selection

ISRAEL – The official shut down of IBA which is replaced by IPBC as of September 30th, 2016 will bring some changes in the Eurovision participation of the country. Hakochav Haba (Rising Star), an outsourced production by Keshet and Teddy Productions, has not secured a place in the plans of the new national broadcaster. IPBC launched a tender up to June 29th for production companies to submit ideas for the 2017 Israeli selection. The final choice will be made at the end of January 2017. ... | read the full story here

June 16, 2016 11:33 am // 1 Comment

Switzerland decides on February 5th

SWITZERLAND – Swiss national broadcasters announced new format and a date for the national final of 2017. The submissions open on September 26th and due on October 24th. Submitted entries will not be published to the public. 20 entries will be chosen by a professional jury and journalists without specific quota on the Swiss regions although there should be German/Rumansch: 68 %; French: 23 %; Italian: 9 %. On December 4th there will be a live audition where the 20 entries will be narrowed ... | read the full story here

June 15, 2016 12:11 pm // 2 Comments

Svensktoppen Nästa on August 28th to determine the first act for 2017 Melodifestivalen

SWEDEN – On August 28th, Svensktoppen Nästa, a competition for established and amateur artists will take place with P4 stations to submit their finalists from the 25 districts. From 25 acts, 8 of them will proceed to the final upon jury deliberation, announced on early August. During the final in Kungsträdgården in Linköping there will be jury and listener’s voting. The winner of the event will not necessarily go to Melodifestivalen though. The act selected for Melodifestivalen ... | read the full story here

June 8, 2016 8:57 pm // 0 Comments

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