CyBC denied fully the publications naming Ian Straits as one of the potential participants in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. ALPHA Cyprus reports that Cyprus national broadcaster is focusing into listening songs first and then going into the artist selection. Cyprus state television is reported to kick off the selection quest by mid September (actually next week).
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Dutch media have started to think about who’s actually going to present the three shows in May. Three names are on everybody’s lips, with a fourth one now surprisingly added: Herman van der Zandt. Another popular name is Eva Jinek. The name most media are confident about is Dionne Stax. The fourth host being mentioned more than once is Jan Smit.
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Dutch singer Naaz says she’s not ready for Eurovision although Duncan Laurence names her one of his favourites.
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Following the interview that SONGFESTIVAL.BE editor Jasper had with Duncan, it appears that the singer of Arcade does have a clear vision of how the next contest should look like. Duncan Laurene said:
“I hope it can focus more on the music and on the artistic level. That many more countries are going to give their new and emerging talents a platform. Okay, those typical Eurovision songs are fun, but the contest has to grown with the current pop industry. It has to connect more to platforms such as YouTube and Spotify. A music event as it should be in 2020. This way viewers could get the feeling they want to continue following the Eurovision Song Contest in the upcoming years even more.”
During the presentation of the new programming grid of SIC were announced the nominees for the Revelation of the Year Award 2019 of the Globos de Ouro, a category that, as in recent years, will be in charge of the public. Alba Baptista, Isabela Valadeiro, João Félix and Pedro Teixeira da Mota are the nominees, as well as Conan Osiris, Portugal’s representative at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Conan Osiris is also nominated for Best Performer, along with Captain Faust, Carmine, Carolina Deslandes and Gisela João. On the other hand, Daniela Ruah (ESC2018), Filomena Cautela (FC2018 / 19 / ESC2018) and Vasco Palmeirim (FC2019) are nominated. in the Entertainment Personality of the Year category, along with Cristina Ferreira and Diana Chaves. Also Marcia (FC2017), Herman Jose (FC1983), Luís Carvalho (FC2015 / 19) and Agir (FC2007) are nominated in the edition.