JUNIOR EUROVISION 2019 🇵🇱
In the aftermath of last month’s final of Szansa na sukces, the Director-General of Polish broadcaster TVP confirmed that they would want to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest again should Viki Gabor win the contest on home turf in Gliwice next month. In the meantime: This weekend has seen construction commence for the stage for the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Construction crews have moved into the Arena Gliwice, to begin the first stage of the construction of the stage for the contest on November 24.
This morning tickets for all 12 Melodifestivalen 2020 shows have gone on sale, including tickets for the matinee rehearsal shows alongside the live shows. Tickets are available to purchase through Ticketmaster. The show will start in Linköping on February 1st, and finish in Stockholm on March 7th.
Croatian Public Television (HRT) announced recently that the country’s participation in Eurovision 2020 will be selected through Dora next year. Interested creators can submit their entries online from November 5 until December 15. A panel of HRT will select the 16 best songs to compete at Dora 2020, which will bring the Croatian representative to Rotterdam.
CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿
Cyril Hirsch has taken over from Jan Bors as the Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic. Cyril Hirsch is a production manager at Ceska Televize, currently working on the tenth series of StarDance. Cyril was previously the Deputy Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Bar Refaeli has been a brand ambassador for the Israeli eyewear company Carolina Lemke Berlin since 2013. She owns 5% of the company and has appeared in countless campaigns for them. Five months after hosting ESC 2019 alongside Assi Azar, she’s teamed up with him in a hilarious ad for the company.
According to ALPHA TV with information probably given by Heaven Music for promotional reasons, the record label approached Kalomira for Eurovision 2020. But the truth is that ERT has not opened any official bids for Rotterdam and due to distance and family issues, Kalomira is not an easy choice for the contest.
MTV EMA 2019 🇪🇸
Just hours ahead of the MTV EMA 2019 gala, to be held in Seville, MTV revealed the full list of regional category winners. Mahmood, runner-up at the Eurovision 2019 Festival, won the Best Italian Act, while Roksana Wegiel, winner of the 2018 Eurovision Junior Festival, won the Best Polish Act.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
After weeks of hard work, OG3NE won the Dutch dancing competition DANCE DANCE DANCE on 1 November. The show is a Dutch dance competition in which famous Dutch people compete against each other. Each episode the couples perform different dance acts, on the music and with the original choreography of well-known dance numbers. The couples not only shine as a duo but also weekly with a solo dance. The winners of Dance, Dance, Dance receive 100,000 euros for their chosen goal.