The #eurovision round up: busy day tomorrow, Czechs have the songs and Poland might pay the bill
EUROPE – This is a round up of the latest information from the Eurovision world as the news come in every minute in our news desk. Let’s see what is going on in the fantastic world of the Eurovision Song Contest so far.
- The Danish songs leaked yesterday on Spotify and DR is about to make a tradition on missing the usual date for DMGP entries announcement. Despite the leak DR is OK with it and says no problem, we move on. But how can they really move on when the bidding entry by Anja Nissen (Australian talent show winner) is very similar to Emmelie de Forest’s 2013 Eurovision entry? Well EBU never bothered with the obvious plagiarism of Sweden last year, nor the Australian copycat in Junior Eurovision this year, so I guess we bother for nothing once again as no one is complaining for the obvious rule breach.
- Polish public broadcaster TVP has appointed its new president Jacek Kurski under the new law which was voted by the Polish parliament and made the European Broadcasting Union furious as it is clearly making the national broadcaster a puppet of the government. While EU and EBU vow for actions against Poland, it would be interesting to see whether the country will be allowed to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest and if so, whether the country will be snub-voted by the European viewers. On the other hand Poland has a strong ally on the law, Hungary!
- Tomorrow is a busy day for all of us dealing with the Eurovision fan sites: San Marino, Finland and Sweden have news for us. Sweden (the news of which surely will overshadow the rest of the posts as usual) will announce the running order for the four semi finals of Melodifestivalen, a decision reached in the EBU format (by the organisers and not by a draw). In Finland, YLE will announce the same time with San Marino (yes, they changed their announcement time) the entries for the 2016 UMK edition while in San Marino city they are preparing for the big revelation of their international singer who will represented the Italian micro-state in Stockholm.
- ČT held an open call for song submissions and it seems that the national broadcaster has narrowed them down to three. Well we do not expect to have three masterpieces from Czech Republic but soon the “special” and “gifted” jury of ČT will decide the one which will represent the country in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. Somehow I wanna skip from my head the image of a jury trying to choose the song which will get them close to null points (once again). On the other hand you need big effort to get a winning song but also a big effort to choose a really bad song. ČT though is expert on the second one!