Monégasque hottie aims to bring his country back to Eurovision 2015
MONACO, MONACO – It is highly rumoured that Monaco is negotiating with European Broadcasting Union potential return to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, especially since next year the contest will celebrate its 60th anniversary and EBU would love nothing but that!
It seems that TMC was not the one starting the initiative of negotiations but a sponsored deal for the project lead them interested again. Josh Stanley and his team seems to have offered a great package to Monégasque national broadcaster in order to promote the artist by participating in the Eurovision Song Contest.
But who’s Josh Stanley?
Josh who was born in 1996 released his first single in 2012 and shortly after won “Idées jeunes 2012″, since then he has released a total of 12 singles and has amassed a following of nearly 20,000 fans on Facebook. His latest single “Evolution” has had over 250,000 views on YouTube and can be seen below:
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DID YOU KNOW?
Monaco first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959. The country’s first and only win in the contest came in 1971, when Séverine performed “Un banc, un arbre, une rue”. In 1972 Monaco was expected to host the contest, but declined. Monaco withdrew from the contest in 1980, not returning until 2004 after a 24-year absence. Their first entry after their hiatus, “Notre Planète” by Maryon failed to reach the final. After two more years with poor results Télé Monte Carlo (TMC), the Monegasque broadcaster, withdrew after the 2006 contest, saying that regional voting patterns in the contest have effectively given Monaco no chance of qualifying for the final. TMC, however, broadcast the 2007 contest, opening the way for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, however TMC decided against it. TMC had announced that it was possible that Monaco would return to the contest in 2009 after a two-year absence, after talks with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organiser of the contest, as well as new voting measures implemented in the contest in that year. Despite this, Monaco was not present in Moscow for the 2009 contest. The EBU however announced that they would work harder to bring Monaco back to the Contest in 2010, alongside other former participants. TMC, however, stated that Monaco would not return for the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest due to lack of financial support for the country’s participation. (source: wikipedia.org)