Czech Republic gears up Eurovision 2017 quest

PRESS RELEASE / CZECH REPUBLIC – Česká televize (Czech Television) has begun its preparations for the next Eurovision Song Contest, the largest singing competition in Europe, which will be held in Ukraine. The choice of song that will represent the Czech Republic is open to songwriters from around the world and once again will be selected by a jury composed of respected music experts. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Swedish capital Stockholm, with the Czech ... | read the full story here

September 26, 2016 5:43 pm // 0 Comments

Ukraine 2017: national selection kicks off; seeking the wildcard

UKRAINE – Ukrainian broadcaster STB kicks off the wildcard selection for the Ukrainian national final. The songs are available for listening and online voting at the STB Eurovision microsite. You can vote for your favourite song by clicking on the Ukrainian heart flag. You can vote once a day and once for each participant. There seems to be IP and Geo blocking. There are no information about the singers and the song titles, neither for the authors of the songs although several names are ... | read the full story here

September 21, 2016 2:46 pm // 1 Comment

Iceland 2017: two semi finals and a final for Söngvakeppin

ICELAND – Icelandic national broadcaster kicks off the national selection procedure by inviting those interested to submit their bids up to October 28th. Söngvakeppin, the national selection show through which the country will decide its entry and artist for Kyiv will be conceited of three shows: two semi finals on February 25th and March 3rd respectively and the final which is set for March ... | read the full story here

September 20, 2016 6:01 pm // 0 Comments

Sweden 2017: 2,478 submissions for Melodifestivalen

SWEDEN – 2,478 songs submitted to Swedish national broadcaster for the 2017 Melodifestivalen edition, the show through which the country decides annually its entry and artist for the Eurovision Song Contest. They are about as many entries as last year, and it is a manageable and healthy level. This year we aim to get as many new songwriters as possible. We have already received many of them. One reason that a songwriter who never previously competed in the contest now feel attracted could ... | read the full story here

September 20, 2016 9:13 am // 0 Comments

Czech Republic 2017: more information on their Eurovision selection

CZECH REPUBLIC – This afternoon the Czech national broadcaster confirmed their participation to he 2017 Eurovision Song Contest as reported earlier. Now, more information given for their song and artist selection for Kyiv. The country which finally managed to qualify to the final in 2016 with Gabriela Gunčíková and the song “I Stand” which scored 41 points in the final, ranking 25th brought though 2 million viewers in the country making it already a success. ... | read the full story here

September 14, 2016 8:38 pm // 0 Comments

Germany 2017: NDR kicks off ‘Unser Song 2017’

GERMANY – NDR, the German national broadcaster, officially kicks off the procedure for Unser Song 2017, the show through which the country will select its artist and song for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. NDR is now searching for five top talents after two years of disappointing results aiming to shift the search from established to young artists. The national final, Unser Song 2017, will take place in Cologne on February 9th. From submissions 30 hopefuls will proceed to the first ... | read the full story here

September 14, 2016 12:12 pm // 0 Comments

France 2017: internal selection again; open call for songs

FRANCE – French national broadcaster, after a successful year in 2016, opened the submissions for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. You can find the terms and rules here for those interested to submit their bids. The lucky one who will represent France in Kyiv will be decided again internally. Submissions due on November 30th. French national broadcaster though will not be in a hurry. They have up to March 10th to decide the entry and the singer therefore we don’t expect news really ... | read the full story here

September 13, 2016 7:39 pm // 0 Comments

Denmark 2017: record of 1.115 songs submitted to Melodi Grand Prix

DENMARK – A new record for submitted songs to the Danish national final Melodi Grand Prix was set yesterday with 1.115 songs hoping to make the cut and be one of the 10 finalists. This beats last year’s record of 982 songs. During the next weeks a jury will listen to the songs and in the end only 10 of them will participate in Melodi Grand Prix 2017 on February 25th in Boxen Arena. DR Head of Entertainment Jan Lagermand Lundme is pleased that so many songs was submitted. “I am ... | read the full story here

September 10, 2016 2:52 pm // 0 Comments

Estonia 2017: ERR opens Eesti Laul submissions

ESTONIA – Estonia’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Eesti Laul, is back and ERR opened the submissions for those interested to participate. This year Estonian and international composers can submit songs (as long as they are co-authors with an Estonian composer) “We open the door to foreign authors initially cautiously, not to be flooded routines pop music, which does not have to Estonia no connection,” explained executive producer Mart Normet, and ... | read the full story here

September 7, 2016 11:41 am // 0 Comments

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