EUROVISION 2019 🇮🇱
One delegation was conned out of 17,600 Euros, after being subject to fraud by persons claiming to be an Israeli hotel chain. The Israeli broadcaster reports that the scam had been going on with this delegation for a number of weeks before they were made aware.
אירוויזיון 2019: אחת מהמשלחות נפלה קרבן לתרגיל עוקץ, שבמסגרתו קיבלה דרישת תשלום במייל של יותר מ-17 אלף אירו, לכאורה מאחת מרשתות בתי המלון בישראל. בפועל, הכסף הועבר לחשבון בנק בחו"ל, והתגלה כי מדובר בהונאה@shani_na #חדשותהערב pic.twitter.com/Hn8buZtsmd
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The Norwegian national broadcaster, ΝRK, has decided to introduce 5 semi final rounds in next year’s national selection , Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) 2020. Next year the competition will reach its 60 years of existence. As the national broadcaster has already opened the submission window for MGP 2020, composer and acts interested in representing Norway in Eurovision 2020 have to apply until May 17.
Conan Osíris, Portugal’s representative at the Eurovision 2019, confirmed in a statement to SIC that he received the letter from Roger Waters. Claiming to have received the British email 10 days ago, the Portuguese singer declined to comment on the approach and request for a boycott of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Romania’s state broadcaster this afternoon revealed the full results of the Seletia Nationala 2019 televoting, the national final for the Eurovision 2019 Festival. The vote, which counted 1/8 of the final score, was 11 169 votes, with Laura Bretan collect the highest vote: 4 685 votes (41.9%). On the other hand, Ester Peony, winner of the competition, received only 356 votes (3.19%) from the public, being the 8th most voted of the public.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
AVROTROS has made a plan for hosting Eurovision 2020 in case Duncan wins the contest this year. “”There is a scenario with regard to the main points, but we will only really start working on it the day after the Netherlands have won the final,” said an NPO spokesperson against RTL Boulevard”, said a spokesperson to NPO.