February 16 🇪🇺 the latest #Eurovision headlines
- 🇵🇹 RTP and stage designer António Polainas presented the stage for Festival da Canção 2018 as the Eurovision 2018. Stage designer says that the concept was for the viewers to enjoy the most of the show. It was revealed earlier this week that Festival da Canção will also be broadcast in sign language.
- 🇲🇪 Podgorica gets ready for Montevizija, through which the country will decide its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. It will be the first national final since 2008. RTCG announced that public voting revenues will bee given to charity. Rehearsals will take place later today ahead of the final which will be broadcast from 20:00 CET tomorrow evening.
- 🇫🇷 One more great choice by the Ukrainian national selection organisers as Madame Monsieur and the emotional entry of theirs “Mercy” will be performed in the second semi final of Vidbir this Saturday and we truly anticipate for it.
- 🇦🇱 It is still not clear why Eugent Bushpepa has cancelled his appearance at the final of Montevizija. It seems that the revamped version prepared for Albania brought some controversy within the singer’s team as he wanted to keep the Albanian language. For what it counts, he is right, as the song already is a huge Eurofan favourite in Albanian. Eugent has stated that he wants to keep the lyrics of the song in Albanian as they fit with the melody.
- 🇭🇺 A Dal continues to lose tens of thousands of viewers each week as the viewing figures for the first semi-final are revealed. 274,108 viewers watched last Saturday as the first semi-final of A Dal 2018 was broadcast on Duna. Since its launch episode A Dal has lost over 130,000 viewers, with viewing share falling by 3.1% over the time period. The viewing figures recorded for the first semi-final are just 15,000 viewers above the lowest ever audience to watch an A Dal broadcast. (Source: www.eeurovoix.com)
- 🇬🇪 Tbilissi hosted last November the 15th edition of the Eurovision Junior Festival, a contest that counted on the participation of fifteen committees and culminated in the victory of Russia. This morning, EBU / EBU, the entity responsible for the event, revealed, when presenting the plans for the next edition, which will be based in Minsk, that the competition was accompanied by an average of 2.6 million viewers . The figure, the lowest in recent years, represents a drop of 1.3 million viewers compared with last year’s edition.
- 🇧🇾 Tonight Belarus decides its participation for Lisbon and already everyone is ready to fight hard for the ticket to Lisbon. One of the participants and actually the top favourite Alekseev is ready to impress everyone with his dazzling costume and presentation. The controversial song “Forever” has been approved as illegible song entry both for Belarusian final as well as for the Eurovision Song Contest after minor changes in melody and lyrics.